Many commuters were stranded last Tuesday after a heavy downpour worsened evening rush hour traffic along major thoroughfares in the metro. Not even the Queen of All Media, Kris Aquino was spared from slow-moving vehicles that she decided to take her chances with the Metro Rail Transit (MRT).
Why she decided to take the MRT? What’s her opinion about riding in MRT for the first time? Is she will ride it again?
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In the latest celebrity update, the Queen of all Media, Kris Aquino was running late going to an event hosted by a brand she’s endorsing when she encountered rush hour traffic along EDSA. She was traveling to Mandaluyong from Makati, which she revealed on her Instagram account that her vehicle didn’t move for 45 minutes.
“Parking lot level ang EDSA,” she said.
In fact, the actress-host is the first timer riding the public train system on a regular day. She got on the MRT to shoot the opening billboard (OBB) of the showbiz talk show around the year 2000, The Buzz.
Prior getting on the train, the sister of the president was assured of her security.
“Sinabi sa kin ‘nung isa sa PSG (Presidential Security group) na babae, ‘ma’am, ok lang po kasi ‘yung first three (coaches) puro babae lang po dun so pwede kayo dun.’ So yun! And then bumili na ng ticket tapos sumakay na. Go go go!” she said.
For more comfortable ride, she took a piece of advice from one of her sisters. “Ang ate ko called me, she said, ‘Krissy, change shoes, okay? I’m sure you have flats so mag-flats ka muna.’”
When she arrived at the event, Kris traded her flats for a dressier pair of black cage heels.
The A-list celebrity had nothing but good words for commuters she joined on the usually-crowded train.
“Ang bait nila. Kasi they made space for me talaga. Yun ang naramdaman ko kasi tinatanong nila ‘gano ka-traffic ba para mapasakay ka?’ Sabi ko, ‘dalawang oras eh. Imagine sa Buendia ako nanggaling. Paseo de Roxas pa-Buendia. Two hours to get Guadalupe! Ano bay yun! Sabi ko, ay naku, bahala na si Batman. Go na ‘to!” she explained.
The enthusiastic star continues, “Naaliw sila! Tapos sabi ko, ‘picture tayo!’ Tapos lahat sila sabay-sabay naglabasan ng camera. It’s so cute.”
“Ang saya! Nakaka-tao, dib a? At yun ang gusto ko. Parang sabi ko nga, ang traffic, walang pinipili talaga. Na-realize ko ‘yung convenience nung MRT,” she further gushed.
Meanwhile, Kris didn’t skip a beat saying ‘oo naman!’ when she was asked if she would ride the train again.