Kris Aquino is Kristina Bernadette Cojuangco Aquino in real life. She was born on February 14, 1971 in the Philippines. Kris is the youngest of the five children of former president Corazon Cojuangco Aquino and former senator Benigno Aquino, Jr. Kris Aquino was exposed to politics in her childhood. She was only seven years old when the parliamentary elections were held and her father was a candidate. Her father at that time was in prison due to martial law and Kris helped in the campaign for him at a very tender age. She joined campaign rallies for Ninoy and took the center stage to campaign for her father. That experience of Kris was documented in the front page of New York Times and in Time Magazine. Since their family was in excile, Kris had to spend her elementary days in the United States. She returned to the Philippines with the rest of her family when her father was assassinated in 1983. Kris continued her elementary in Poveda Learning Center, then secondary school in Colegio San Agustin – Makati and finished her college at Ateneo de Manila University with a degree of Bachelor of Arts in English Literature.