During the 1978 parliamentary elections when her jailed father was a candidate, the seven-year-old Aquino was a stand-in for him at campaign rallies.She was featured on the front page of The New York Times and on the cover of Time Magazine.She made her film debut with actor-comedian Rene Requiestas in Pido Dida, which was a blockbuster hit.Aquino had a commercially steady career, and managed to score an acting nomination for The Fatima Buen Story.Here are some Kris: Ilang beses mong inulit sakin na sa October 5 na lang natin pag-usapan kung ‘ano talaga kami.’ Kasi I really remember when you started here which was in July, July 2 tama ba ako? July 2 ka nagsimula, and I asked if you were dating, at that point you said, ‘No, we’re not.’ Chiz: Sabi ko, meeting. Aquino spent most of her elementary school days in the United States, where the Aquino family was in exile.When she was 12 years old, her father was assassinated on the tarmac of the Manila International Airport.
When she asked Pia if they were dating, the 26-year-old beauty queen simply answered, “I know him. He’s very fun to talk to.” And Kris isn’t one to hold her horses and said “Please make him (President Aquino) happy, he needs it.” And yes, it turns out, Kris did like Pia for her brother.Aquino finished her elementary school education at the Poveda Learning Center (now Saint Pedro Poveda College) in Mandaluyong City.She went to high school at the Colegio San Agustin-Makati, where she was classmates with Pinky Webb and Karen Davila.She starred in a film based on a true-to-life murder, the Vizconde massacre.Its financial success, and numerous starring appearances in crime films of the same vein, earned her the nickname "Massacre Queen" by newspaper critics.