Monday, September 01, 2008

What Korina Might Do For The Love of Mar

What Korina Might Do For The Love of Mar
Philippine Daily Inquirer
August 31, 2008
Page C1

She will plunge into the campaign, but will they also take the plunge?

MANILA, Philippines - Do we still need greater proof that Sen. Mar Roxas and TV celeb Korina Sanchez are two people in love?

For the love of Senator Roxas, Korina is said to be willing to put her career on hold, to help him get to Malacañang in 2010. The two have been in a relationship for five years now.

A source from his staff and one of her friends said Korina plans to go on leave from television next year, or six months before the 2010 presidential campaign officially begins.

Only two weeks ago, Korina asked a former ABS-CBN colleague, now leader of a Catholic charismatic group, to get her an appointment with Bro. Eddie Villanueva to draw him and his flock in the Jesus is Lord Movement to Mar’s side.

What’s keeping her from going full blast, the source said, is this waiting game that Korina is in with network bigwigs. She awaits her return to prime-time news—a nice cap to her more than 20-year career.

She has confided to friends she’d be losing too much when her career takes the backseat—all for the love of her man.

The senator might have been down the popularity surveys, but he has beefed up his team with bright boys formerly in the GMA Cabinet—former finance secretary Cesar Purisima, former defense secretary Avelino Cruz, former presidential adviser Paul Dominguez, and communication expert Silvestre Afable.

Korina’s plunge into the campaign is awaited, they said. More awaited is, will Mar and Korina take the plunge?