The Mar Roxas and Korina Sanchez Story: The downside of being a public figure

Last Saturday, while preparing my family for the weekend park trip, I noticed Korina Sanchez on Wowowee. If you know that TV show, and you know Korina Sanchez, you’ll conclude with me that they are not an ideal pair. In fact, I would never have thought that hard hitting Korina Sanchez will host along side Willie Revillame. So, I watched closely because this unusual thing means something’s going to happen real soon.

I was right. ABS-CBN’s been talking about Korina’s diamond ring for more than 3 days already. I know they are cooking something. Willie sang a song with/for Korina — another unusual thing. Then, Senator Mar Roxas came in the picture with a red rose on his hand.

We all know it’s all planned.

Long before, my wife Joy and I have been discussing the Mar-Korina love affair and why the heck are they not getting married yet — both are already past their marrying age, both are well established, and as far as I know, they made public that they are actually living in already. So, why not get marry already? I would always comment that come election season, they will. My prophetic vision came true!

We know that Mar Roxas is trailing in all presidential surveys. He would do everything to get a rank higher as we near the election season. He’s done commercials — and I hate how they dramatized it (“Anak, ako na.” Duh!). He’s on Twitter, Facebook and the blogsphere — he’s practically all over the internet. And, of course, the wedding. Korina Sanchez’ popularity will definitely boost his chances.

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But while watching them on TV, and being cynical of Mar’s “tears of joy”, it just hit me. Maybe we should give them the benefit of the doubt. They are human beings too. Korina’s also a lady who dreams of walking down the isle. Mar is probably dreaming of having kids, seeing them grow and play with them as what normal fathers do. They probably want to build a real family of their own. They want to love each other with the security of marriage. While they are public figures, they are human beings too!

I still believe that the timing is done in accordance to Mar’s presidential campaign plan. But I will believe that Mar did propose last Feb. 14 in a Cebu  resort, he was touched when Korina said “Ako’y iyong iyo” that led him to sincerely shed tears, and that they love each other — with politics or not.

The entire pinoy blogsphere is doubting them now. That’s the downside of being a public figure. Let this give a different perspective.

  • http://thelivingrice.blogspot.com Jason Bruce

    I don’t know about this Arnold. Korina on Wowowee says it all. Unfortunately, I still believe everything is politically planned because of the elections. All journalist should be objective and I question Korina’s ability to position herself as a hard-hitting journalist at the same time go lovey-dovey to a potential Philippine president. Parang hindi yata tama. I wonder what ABS-CBN thinks.

  • http://thelivingrice.blogspot.com Jason Bruce

    I don’t know about this Arnold. Korina on Wowowee says it all. Unfortunately, I still believe everything is politically planned because of the elections. All journalist should be objective and I question Korina’s ability to position herself as a hard-hitting journalist at the same time go lovey-dovey to a potential Philippine president. Parang hindi yata tama. I wonder what ABS-CBN thinks.

  • Cristiana

    There is nothing here that points to sincerity. Wowowee is what you will choose to declare true love? Bad choice and not Presidential decision-making that I would want for my children.

  • Cristiana

    There is nothing here that points to sincerity. Wowowee is what you will choose to declare true love? Bad choice and not Presidential decision-making that I would want for my children.

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  • http://marroxas2010.blogspot.com Kevin Ray N. Chua

    Mar Roxas and Korina Sanchez deserves a wedding after years of strengthening their relationship. Kudos to both of them!

  • http://marroxas2010.blogspot.com Kevin Ray N. Chua

    Mar Roxas and Korina Sanchez deserves a wedding after years of strengthening their relationship. Kudos to both of them!

  • Jane

    He may have lost the more educated person’s respect (not so average sampling of our population sadly), but think about what he gained… generally speaking, with a little teleseryes-style action you win over the masses. Think about it… he’s appealing to the ideas of love… emotions… things that any average person can understand and relate to– and these are things that regardless of education or social standing, everyone has probably experienced at one point or another. He has to win them over first to even think about winning the election to then be able to make any changes in the Filipino way of thinking/psyche… He is not going to be able to really make a difference unless he first wins this election… and he is finding ways to get there… Not saying that his tactics are the most dignified way to win an election but just playing devils advocate. Let’s just hope this is an act of some very strategic pr/campaign managers and not him… haha.

  • Jane

    He may have lost the more educated person’s respect (not so average sampling of our population sadly), but think about what he gained… generally speaking, with a little teleseryes-style action you win over the masses. Think about it… he’s appealing to the ideas of love… emotions… things that any average person can understand and relate to– and these are things that regardless of education or social standing, everyone has probably experienced at one point or another. He has to win them over first to even think about winning the election to then be able to make any changes in the Filipino way of thinking/psyche… He is not going to be able to really make a difference unless he first wins this election… and he is finding ways to get there… Not saying that his tactics are the most dignified way to win an election but just playing devils advocate. Let’s just hope this is an act of some very strategic pr/campaign managers and not him… haha.

  • Apple

    Why can’t odr people undrStand dat 8z p0sible 4 tw0 people 2 fall n luv?! 8 just hapPend dat dy’r b0th pr0minent n thre fieldz.Vastah ang mahalaga mahal nla ang isat isa.And i bliev we can’t please evryb0dy,so kung ur doubting their relati0nshp,ak0, hindi! I bliev dat they r just n luV and dy dserve to b hapPy! And i thnk sen.Mar roxas is a wel experiencd politician having bin part of d execuTve,a local g0vernMent and nw n legislative c0mitteE..And a faCt dat he graduatd n a gud skul at whart0n univerSity.He has a kind heart,sincere and hs frm a gud clan.Mar and korina r a match intelLectUaly.

  • Apple

    Why can’t odr people undrStand dat 8z p0sible 4 tw0 people 2 fall n luv?! 8 just hapPend dat dy’r b0th pr0minent n thre fieldz.Vastah ang mahalaga mahal nla ang isat isa.And i bliev we can’t please evryb0dy,so kung ur doubting their relati0nshp,ak0, hindi! I bliev dat they r just n luV and dy dserve to b hapPy! And i thnk sen.Mar roxas is a wel experiencd politician having bin part of d execuTve,a local g0vernMent and nw n legislative c0mitteE..And a faCt dat he graduatd n a gud skul at whart0n univerSity.He has a kind heart,sincere and hs frm a gud clan.Mar and korina r a match intelLectUaly.

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  • Rian

    Guys, why are you all so nega about this? Can we not just be happy for them? In the first place, hindi naman kayo ung nag enter sa relationship and what’s the point of associating the marriage proposal sa upcoming elections? C’mon guys, give them a break!

  • Rian

    Guys, why are you all so nega about this? Can we not just be happy for them? In the first place, hindi naman kayo ung nag enter sa relationship and what’s the point of associating the marriage proposal sa upcoming elections? C’mon guys, give them a break!

  • eunice

    ., lahat ng tao pedeng mag pakasal nasasaatin na kung kailan yon….

    ., hindi poh kau ung magpapakasal…hayaan nalang poh natin sila…

    ., ang importante mahal nila ang isat isa….

  • eunice

    ., lahat ng tao pedeng mag pakasal nasasaatin na kung kailan yon….

    ., hindi poh kau ung magpapakasal…hayaan nalang poh natin sila…

    ., ang importante mahal nila ang isat isa….

  • jjss

    People should always look at things as a half glass full instead of a half glass empty. Ke anong age pa sila, everybody has the right to get married. Kung magkaproblema man sila dahil sa politika, eh problema nila yon. Pinaghandaan na nila ito at isa pa they are already grown up adults to tackle anything. Why would people get stress and even question it yung pagpapakasal?

  • jjss

    People should always look at things as a half glass full instead of a half glass empty. Ke anong age pa sila, everybody has the right to get married. Kung magkaproblema man sila dahil sa politika, eh problema nila yon. Pinaghandaan na nila ito at isa pa they are already grown up adults to tackle anything. Why would people get stress and even question it yung pagpapakasal?

  • alice m.

    alam ninyo inggit lang kayo. hindi nangaling sa kaban ng bayan ang ginastos nila at hindi trapo si mar.mayaman ang roxas please open ur utak,

  • alice m.

    alam ninyo inggit lang kayo. hindi nangaling sa kaban ng bayan ang ginastos nila at hindi trapo si mar.mayaman ang roxas please open ur utak,

  • katrina

    ano b naman kayo? cant you be considerate? napaka negative ninyo magisip, hinuhusgahan nyo agad sila ! basta para sa akin walang masama sa ginawa nila ! they deserve to be happy !

  • katrina

    ano b naman kayo? cant you be considerate? napaka negative ninyo magisip, hinuhusgahan nyo agad sila ! basta para sa akin walang masama sa ginawa nila ! they deserve to be happy !