Kris Aquino Asia’s UNHCR

The famed kapamilya TV host Kris Aquino has recently accepted the offer of becoming an honorary patron for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

On October 18, she posted on her Twitter account, “Just finished UNHCR dinner. I accepted their appointment. I’m in excellent company. Angelina Jolie is the UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador. I’m honorary patron together w/ Luol Deng of the Chicago Bulls, Khaled Hosseini author of A Thousand Splendid Suns & Kite Runner & Yao Chen from China, super pretty actress & their twitter queen w/ 13 million followers,”

She also added that she is also looking forward to doing good work with the UNHCR for the next two years.

“What makes this appointment a big honor is that it’s not just in the Philippines. Ako po ang magiging representative ng Asia. Ang American representative is Angelina Jolie,” she said in an episode of “Kris TV” aired last October 11.

Kris added, “Merong representative na galing sa France or Norway, sana hindi ako nagkamali, and one from Australia. For Asia, Pilipinas po ang napili nila at ako po ang tatayo para sa ating lahat. Maraming maraming salamat po kasi karangalan ito hindi lang para sa akin at sa pamilya ko kung hindi karangalan para sa bansa natin. Thank you, United Nations.”

The UNHCR is an agency that strives to ensure that every refugee can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country.

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