The Quezon City court dismissed the two counts of grave threats case filed against Kris Aquino by former business partner Nicko Falcis and his brother, Atty. Jesus Falcis.
In a resolution dated April 1, the local court dismissed the case against the actress-host for lack of probable cause.
In the said complaint, Falcis accused the Queen of All Media of threatening his life through a phone call. During that time, Falcis was overseas and was accused of “stealing” from Aquino. Aquino warned Falcis not to come back to the Philippines or else he will be killed.
Despite these outrageous statements from the actress, the court junked the case, saying there is no sufficient evidence to further support their complaint.
The local court also put into question the complainant’s failure to disclose the threat for a long period of time. Falcis timing was seen as sketchy as he only opened up about the alleged threat after the actress filed a series of complaints against him.
The document, signed by Senior Assistant City Prosecutor Rolando Ramirez, stated that any individual who is threatened by a person of higher stature – one who has the financial resources and broad influence – would have taken immediate action. It also said that it is not only a form of precaution for him but also to ensure his family’s safety.
The document read: “There is likewise no showing he did not work anymore or went to his office or attend to the concern of his clients or took other precautions that a person allegedly threatened will take.”
The local court also emphasized the lack of urgency and action made by his family after the threat was made, saying there is a “total absence of proof.”
In November 2018, Aquino filed 44 counts of qualified theft charges against Falcis. Aquino accused Falcis of using the credit card of her production company Kris C. Aquino Production (KCAP) for his personal expenses amounting to a total of ₱1.27 million. But in February 2019, Aquino’s multiple complaints were junked by the Makati prosecutor’s office.