Sunday, October 30, 2011

Korina : The baby will come... definitely!

Korina: The baby will come... definitely!
The Philippine Star
By : Ricardo F. Lo
October 29, 2011

The big question is WHEN?

“But definitely,” assures Korina Sanchez, “it will come.”

“It” is her much-awaited first baby with husband DOTC Sec. Mar Roxas.

“Mar and I are taking this ‘project’ seriously,” added Korina, “and we are working hard at it.”

Will it be this year (but aren’t Korina and Mar pressured since there are only two months left in the Year of the Rabbit)?

“Hmmmmm,” smiled Korina, “I have doubts. An important ‘joint project’ like that needs time.”

Then, it has to be in 2012 which happens to be the Year of the Dragon. Yes, Korina is a Dragon and three feng shui masters have told her and Mar that it will be a great — and fruitful? — year for them.

But for the baby, Korina said that 2011 is a good year for both her and Mar. No complaints, she said.

“Wala akong masabi,” she admitted, “I can’t think of anything more to ask. There was one year when everything was a challenge but this year is different. I have so much to be thankful for. God has been good to us. I hope the blessings continue to pour in.”

And that’s notwithstanding the persistent rumor that her marriage was going through rough sailing, although nobody could produce a concrete proof that Mar has an “other woman.” In the first place, he never has and will never have one.

“He’s faithful,” said somebody close to the couple. “If Mar did have an ‘other woman,’ siguro ‘yon ‘yung job niya as secretary.”

If Mar is busy with the country’s problems, Korina is herself preoccupied with her hosting job at ABS-CBN (with TV Patrol World and Rated K).

Recently, Korina was awarded as Amazing Alumni by her Maryknoll (now Miriam) College Foundation. Her batch mates gave her a standing ovation for her contributions (combining “mind and heart”) to the broadcast industry.

“There’s nothing quite like the school where you learn and make mistakes from which you learn some more. It’s a great homor to be honored by your school,” adding, “actually, I was a naughty student but I did excel in the subjects that I liked, Math not included.”

Two weeks ago, TV Patrol and Rated K won honors at the Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) which elevated both shows to the Hall of Fame (having been awarded three times). At the KBP (Kapisanan ng Mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas) Awards, Korina also won Best Newscast for her TV Patrol Weekend coverage of the beatification of the Blessed John Paul II.

“Thanks to the full support of ABS-CBN for all my efforts,” said Korina. “Mababait sa akin ang mga boss ko.”

She has achieved more for her family.

“This year, I finally invested on the long-term education of all my nephews and nieces, treated my entire family to a trip abroad, renovated our family’s ancestral home, reached my charity quota for the year and started several projects that I had put on-hold.”

Korina and Mar celebrated their second wedding anniversary last October.

With several projects over and done with, will Korina buckle down to starting her “joint project” with Mar?
“Let’s just say that the Year of the Dragon augurs well for me kasi nga Dragon ako,” she smiled. “Funfare will break the good news as soon as it happens, promise!”

Monday, October 24, 2011

Korina Sanchez: I'm Not Yet Pregnant

Korina Sanchez: I'm Not Yet Pregnant
By : Shiela Reyes
October 16, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – Veteran broadcast journalist Korina Sanchez is denying reports she is pregnant.

“Mabuti pa ang Twitter buntis ako, pero sa totoong buhay hindi pa. Hindi pa talaga,” she told “The Buzz” in a taped interview.

The rumor started to spread on the Internet after Senator Panfilo Lacson asked Sanchez’s husband, Mar Roxas, during his confirmation as Transportation and Communications Secretary, if his wife is already pregnant.

“Kagagawan iyan ni Senador Ping Lacson, napagtripan yata si Mar sa kanyang confirmation,” Sanchez said. Lacson subsequently told Roxas not to answer his question.

The journalist, however, admitted she and Roxas are already consulting with doctors on the matter.

“Sinabi ko naman sa inyo, project iyan. We’re consulting doctors so malay mo talagang this year na or next year,” she said.

Sanchez and Roxas got wed at the Santo Domingo Church in Quezon City on October 27, 2009.

Mar and Korina 'Trying Very Hard' To Have Baby

Mar and Korina 'Trying Very Hard' To Have Baby
By : Ryan Chua
October 12, 2011

MANILA, Philippines - Transportation and Communications Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas on Wednesday breezed through a hearing of the Commission on Appointments (CA) and easily got its nod, with some lawmakers saying he can even be the country’s President.

“If Mar Roxas is qualified to run the country, then he is certainly more qualified to run a department,” Palawan Rep. Antonio Alvarez, chair of the CA’s transportation and communications committee, said before Roxas was confirmed by the bicameral body.

At the start of the CA’s hearing, Cebu Rep. Eduardo Gullas immediately recommended Roxas’ confirmation. No one objected.

The only question thrown at him during the hearing that lasted less than 15 minutes was from a friend, Sen. Panfilo Lacson, who asked in jest, “Totoo bang nagdadalang tao si Korina?”

Lacson was referring to Roxas’ wife, broadcaster Korina Sanchez. As laughter filled the hall, the senator said Roxas does not have to answer his question and then endorsed his confirmation.

Pressed by reporters for answers after the hearing, Roxas laughingly said, “We are trying very hard.”

Is Korina Sanchez Pregnant?

Is Korina Sanchez Pregnant?
Philippine Daily Inquirer
By: Maila Ager
October 12, 2011

MANILA, Philippines—It was probably the toughest question that caught Transportation Secretary Mar Roxas II speechless during his confirmation hearing at the Commission on Appointments on Wednesday.

“I have one very significant question to ask and I’d like to remind the appointee that he’s under oath,” said Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson.

“Here’s my question, totoo po bang nagdadalantao si Korina? (is it true that Korina is pregnant?),” Lacson asked, referring to Roxas’ wife and popular TV personality, Korina Sanchez.

Those in the room burst into laughter. It took a few seconds before Roxas could react to Lacson’s story.

And when he was about to respond, Lacson said, “Never mind, Sir. Never mind.”

It was the only question raised before Roxas’ appointment was unanimously approved by the Commission’s committee on transportation and communication.

Roxas and Sanchez married in a grandiose wedding ceremony at the Santo Domingo Church in Quezon City on October 27, 2009.