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!”