Despite her multi-million-peso paychecks, actress-host Kris Aquino still does not have everything she wants.
One thing she wants to own but can’t afford to buy yet – is a prime beachfront home, she revealed on Twitter.
Based on data from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Aquino was the highest-paid celebrity in 2010.
Aquino, who is dubbed Queen of All Media, had a total taxable income of P101 million in 2010, for which she paid taxes of P32.3 million.
Aquino also told one of her followers in her official Twitter account that one of her dreams is to tour Paris, Lourdes, Florence and Milan because of cooking schools for tourists, good shopping.
Like many celebrities, Aquino also has a passion for cooking, which she regularly showcases on her morning show ‘Kris TV.
Meanwhile, Kris does need the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), more known as pork barrel, if she is voted to Congress in 2016.
The television host and movie actress bared her opinions on PDAF after she gave 3,000 relief packs to flood victims in this Pampanga capital on Friday.
Earlier that day, President Aquino announced his decision to abolish the controversial pork barrel on the heels of a government investigation of lawmakers who allegedly used bogus non-government organizations and faked recipients to steal public funds with the supposed help of businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles.
With her eldest sister Ballsy, Kris worked 14 hours on Friday, giving relief packs to 1,200 flood victims in Paniqui town and 1,500 bags in Concepcion town, both in Tarlac province, and 500 bags in Tarlac City.
Before the San Fernando event, the Aquino sisters and Pampanga Rep. Joseller Guiao distributed 1,800 packs in Magalang town.
The sisters said the relief operations were their way of reaching out to those whom the President could not visit due to several commitments.
She is used to television taping and to an 18-hour workday, Kris said.
She works long hours because she needs fund and spend her money on the relief drive.
She needs to work so that she won’t need the PDAF.
So she would have to work, work and work and will do it with much gusto, she said in Filipino.
In 2009, when she started going to the provinces, she was accused of doing this for P-Noy.
Look, in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and now 2013, she has been consistent in her provincial visits.
Kris said that whatever will happen in 2016 is up to destiny.