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Madam Kris Aquino has spoken — “Papapatay ka ng pamilya ko (My family will have you killed).” These were her exact words, according to the official statement made by her former online marketer, 35-year-old Nicko Falcis, to rebut the 44 counts of qualified theft charged against him by Aquino.

“This queen is better off seen with a dragon’s body, able to breathe fire on common folks, with people in the highest offices in government on her leash.

Just like the Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland, the yellow queen has sentenced Falcis to death and directed her henchmen — “Off with his head!” This statement unraveled, rather confirmed, the truth: The yellow army operates as a mafia with a private army of its own, ready and willing to chop off the head of anyone that gets in its way. More than being a Freudian slip, Madam Kris exhibited how power makes drunk those who were born with it, entitled with the thought that they can crush small people who fail to heed their beck and call.

If one looks at it, Kris Aquino and the Red Queen draw far too many similarities. The two claim their frailties are linked to their supposed illnesses. Both likewise used their former husbands as scapegoats, as highlighted by Kris when he compared Falcis to James Yap, the father of Baby James/Bimby — they are heartless, cold-hearted, unsympathetic, unapologetic and spoiled. Should they fail to get what they want, they utter the magic words to their generals who will not hesitate to sever anyone’s head. As written by Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland, the queen had only one way of settling all difficulties, great or small. “Off with his head!” she said, without even looking round.

But we get the feeling that Madam Kris is far more deceptive and dangerous than the Red Queen. As a darling of the Aquino family, everything was handed to her on a silver platter since day one. She is accustomed to having her every single move placed under the spotlight. Now without TV commitments, she has a strong online presence, thanks to Falcis and you can even see the grades of Bimby online, whether you like it or not. She is the darling of the yellows and what she says and does carry weight, as she always gets her way.

At this very moment, the yellow’s online PR machine is working. Should you do a simple search online on what happened, you would notice a huge decrease in the stories about the revelation of Falcis. You would also see more articles about how Falcis was a nobody before he did work for Madam Kris. The guy’s head is slowly being gutted as you read this.

The slow grind does not see itself ending soon, since the criminal cases are still in its initial stages. With the bloated charges, Falcis and his lawyers still have a lot of work to do, both in the legal arena and in the public eye. The charge of qualified theft is not a light offense and is non-bailable, even should the evidence of guilt be proven to be strong. As such, it is not very far from reality that Falcis will be sent behind bars.

“More than being a Freudian slip, Madam Kris exhibited how power makes drunk those who were born with it.

Though Falcis now has found some supporters, his press statement has done the trick. He raised some meritorious points, if proven to be true. Some to ponder: If Madam Kris was indeed truthful with supposed hundreds of millions stolen by Falcis, then why did he only charge him with theft of P1.2 million? More of these will be revealed soon as the court cases progress. Although these allegations are usually made in confidence, we sense that every word will be made public along the way, given the superstar celebrity status, paranoia and attention-grabbing attitude of Madam Kris.

Do not be fooled with the yellow queen’s appearance of royalty and purity, as portrayed in her cameo appearance in the movie Crazy Rich Asians. This queen is better off seen with a dragon’s body, able to breathe fire on common folks, with people in the highest offices in government on her leash, whether it be in the Executive, Legislative and, more importantly in this matter, the Judiciary.

Hence, Mr. Falcis, you’re in for a big fight — a pawn in a monumental chess game. But just like Alice, with your intelligence and wit, you may end up victorious here. Best of luck!

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