Did Kris Aquino’s “legal consultant” @GideonPena attend Jover Laurio’s (a.k.a. @PinoyAkoBlog’s) wedding?

Following yesterday’s wedding of Yellowtard blogger Jover Laurio of Pinoy Ako Blog, photos of the chi chi affair have surfaced on the Net revealing a who’s-who of Opposition personalities gracing the event.

But one personality seemingly missing in all these photos is Laurio’s supposedly good “beshie”, lawyer Gideon Pena.

Gideon Pena standing second from left.
(Source @MiaMagdalena)

Information, however, also points to possibilities that Pena is also retained as “legal consultant” to Queen of All Philippine Media Kris Aquino who had since seemingly distanced herself from Laurio following revelations that she was the source of funds used to boost Laurio’s Pinoy Ako Blog posts on Facebook.

Was Pena directed by Aquino to decline Laurio’s invitation to her wedding? Did Laurio even invite him to begin with? We reached out to Pena on Twitter for comment but he has so far not responded.

It is a safe bet that Pena, possibly being on the Crazy Rich One’s payroll as “legal consultant” is on a tight leash and, therefore, not likely to have graced the occasion of Laurio’s nuptials. That’s fair enough.

Shocking recording of what sounds like Kris Aquino issuing death threats to Nicko Falcis emerges! #PABoost

If this video containing a recording of what sounds like Queen of All Philippine Media Kris Aquino not just berating a certain “Nicko” but also threatening to have her family kill him, then a whole lot of people are in real trouble…

If that is indeed the Crazy Rich One in that recording, she is making it sound like her family — the Aquino-Cojuangco feudal clan — actually consists of the sorts of people who are capable of summarily murdering their enemies. Extrajudicially!

If so, people on the payroll of the Queen such as purported boy toy Gideon Pena and Yellowtard blogger Jover Laurio should really be worried lest they cross Aquino — with potentially fatal consequences.

The wording of the death threats in the video are consistent with statements made by Falcis’s brother Jesus who, in an earlier statement, alleged that Aquino made such threats using the very same words. These allegations were neither confirmed nor denied by Aquino.

Kris Aquino lawyers issue threats of LIBEL lawsuits against media covering #PABoost scandal!

It seems Kris Aquino Inc is on the warpath and is mobilising its vast resource to crush the spread of information deemed damaging to the personal brand of the Crazy Rich One.

An excerpt from correspondence sent out by law firm Divina Law to various media organisations was featured in a report published by PEP.ph and exhibits the veiled threats issued by Aquino’s attorneys…

While we recognize your constitutional right to free speech, free expression and press freedom, we reiterate that Libel is not protected speech.

Thus, we caution you from airing or broadcasting these interviews without verifying the allegations or securing the side/explanation of our client.

Every defamatory imputation is presumed malicious (Article 354, Revised Penal Code).

Liability for defamatory statements published by radio or television may be had from the owner of the station, a licensee, the operator of the station, or a person who procures, or participates in, the making or caused the broadcast or publication of the defamatory statements.

Lawyer Jesus Falcis, brother and spokesman for Nicko, Aquino’s former business manager has since issued a statement denouncing Aquino’s crackdown on developing news surrounding her financial dealings with social media influencers (following excerpt also featured in the same PEP.ph report).

Kris Aquino’s attempt, through her lawyers, to intimidate and prevent the media from airing our side is like the last gasp of a delusional queen who is afraid of losing credibility and power because her fake image will be unmasked.

It can be noted that many of the Crazy Rich One’s purported business associates such as “legal consultant” Gideon Pena had gone silent since the scandal erupted. Some Netizens known to be rabid supporters of parties loyal to the Aquino-Cojuangco clan such as a certain Mia Magdalena Longid, Registrar at the prestigious Brent International School, deactivated their Twitter account altogether.

Evidently, Aquino is fighting a PR battle on two fronts. One is the “bad cop” front being led by her lawyers described above and the other the sympathy front as shown in a recent photo of her in a Singapore hospital published on Instagram.

Indeed, a true media circus by all accounts as only the Queen of All Philippine Media could mount. But her efforts to “manage” this circus will undoubtedly have a chilling effect on the entire media industry.

Emerging info on Kris Aquino’s financial links with lawyer @GideonPena – #PABoostNga

More leaked screenshots seem to point to a strong financial link between lawyer Gideon Pena and the Crazy Rich One herself, Kris Aquino. According to some sources, Pena is retained as “legal consultant” to Aquino allegedly to the tune of 100,000 pesos. But speculation is rife that the scope of this contract (which, reportedly, is held to an “iron-clad” non-disclosure agreement (NDA)) goes beyond legal services.

Back in mid-2018, supposed “flirting” between Pena and Aquino was causing a stir in the showbiz fan community leading the Inquirer to pose the question: Is romance brewing between Kris Aquino and Atty. Gideon Peña?

Peña took to his Instagram last June 28 where he shared a photo of him posing in front of an ivy-covered wall, and a screenshot of his own tweet that said, “Bakit hindi na [lang] tayo?” (Why can’t it be just the two of us?)

It was Aquino’s reply that brought many of her fans to kilig mode, as she commented, “Atty G — if this is for me, wait lang please — I’m shooting for @samsungph now… but if it’s not — she’s a very lucky girl. (Sorry ha, the original Twitter posts were already sent to me by several people & this now popped up on my phone. Change of setup so I got to check IG).”

Was it all for show? Is Pena even into girls (not that there’s anything wrong with not being into girls) to begin with?

Oh, and did we mention too that Pena along with his “kuya”, Inquirer columnist Gideon Lasco are in bed with Yellowtard senatorial candidate Florin Hilbay?

And, most SHOCKING of all, did we mention that Pena is also a member of “senator” Antonio Trillanes’s legal team (note by the way, attorney Pena, apostrophe-“s” after a name ending with an “s”)??

Well now we mentioned it.

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