According to philstar.com, Pinky Abellada and Viel Dee objected to his possible candidacy, while Kris said that she would support her brother's decision. Eldest sister Ballsy, according to the report, "was never dictatorial."
Noynoy, the only son of former senator Benigno Aquino and former president Corazon Aquino, said that the Aquino family is still mourning: "every Sunday, we will see each other and there's a vacant spot. And then suddenly I will say, let's go campaign now. I think I would be very insensitive to do that. After the election next year, we would not yet have ended our mourning period."
He added, however, that "they say one should never say never, since you might have to eat your words." He said his family's decision would be his major consideration in deciding whether or not to run in 2010.