Bring in the heavyweights! Kris Aquino taps Fortun Narvasa Salazar, Divina Law for legal battle to protect assets
Kris Aquino has sought the services of two of the country’s most prestigious law firms to protect her multimillion-peso assets after she revealed suffering from “financial abuse” and “betrayal” by her manager.
In an Instagram post Saturday (September 29), Aquino said Fortun Narvasa Salazar and Divina Law will represent her in the legal battle to protect her assets and investments.
“Fortun Narvasa and Divina Law will uphold my firm belief that JUSTICE is a right every law abiding Filipino should protect, defend, and fight for,” she said.
Aquino said she chose the two law firms because they have no ties with her brother, former President Benigno Aquino III’s, administration and “to battle fairly.”
Accompanying the actress’ post is a statement from Fortun Narvasa Salazar detailing the instructions she gave her legal team, as well as the announcement that she has left for Singapore for medical tests.
In the statement, Fortun Narvasa Salazar said Aquino has “given specific and strict instructions on the maner” by which her assets should be protected.
“As one of the country’s consistently top taxpayer, she prefers that nothing will be left to chance to protect those she had set aside and those she had proposed to acquire for the future of her sons, Josh and Bimby,” the law firm said.
“Kris also made it clear that no legal remedies should be left untapped to ensure that her instructions are carried out by her lawyers,” Fortun Narvasa Salazar added.
The actress revealed she recently lost weight from the stress caused by the “betrayal” by a person close to her.
In an Instagram post on September 23, Aquino said the culprit was “someone i had complete trust & faith in, not to mention the millions he earned from running KCAP & negotiating my endorsements.”
KCAP stands for Kris Cojuangco Aquino Productions, the digital media company owned by Aquino.
Talent manager Lolit Solis named the person who “betrayed” Aquino as her business manager Nicko Falcis, who was described in online articles as KCAP’s managing director.
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To all who have prayed for us, sending messages of love, comfort, encouragement, loyalty, and unwavering support- i thank you w/ all my heart… This is a period of my life testing my fortitude. Betrayal in any form is heartbreaking, but the attempt of this man & his brother- who never met nor even conversed with me in any form- to alter FACTS by deceitfully & maliciously attacking my family’s honor & credibility, strengthened my resolve to use all legal means for TRUTH TO WIN. Fortun Narvasa and Divina Law will uphold my firm belief that JUSTICE is a right every law abiding Filipino should protect, defend, and fight for. (To battle fairly & with no political agenda we chose 2 law firms that had no ties to my brother’s administration.) The comments section will be disabled upon the advice of Atty. Fortun so no names or entities shall be mentioned on my feed… my sons & i leave tomorrow, please allow me this small privacy to not share details about my current state of health to shield my sons from more stress. They have cried more tears than children should ever have to. i have complete faith in my doctors and in our Creator’s healing mercy. I shall courageously give my ALL for kuya josh & bimb to be assured that the only parent present in their lives, can & will continue to love, care, and provide for them for many healthier & happier years to come. #laban