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.