Korina Sanchez was not fired from ABS-CBN’s news program TV Patrol, and is only ‘On Leave.’ The clarification came from Korina herself, during the lunch celebration of the 10th year anniversary of her show, Rated K on Thursday, April 16, 2015. She also denied rumors saying that her marriage is under trouble.
“On leave lang. Officially, it’s really because of school. I’m back in school, ‘di ba…” Korina Sanchez told PEP.ph in an interview, noting that she is now on her second year in master’s degree in journalism through the online study programs of London School of Economics and Ateneo Graduate School.
“My advanced studies have taken the backseat for too long and if I don’t do this now, I may never.” Sanchez added, admitting later that she almost dropped the subject twice because of the conflict with schedule as one of the anchors of TV Patrol, which is being aired on weeknights, Monday thru Friday.
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Sanchez, 50, however added that she might extend her leave from TV Patrol and might return on June this year. The award-winning TV show host noted that her husband, DILG Secretary Mar Roxas has still until June for himself to decide as to whether he will run for president in 2016 election or not.
On a separate interview, Korina Sanchez clarified that she and Roxas are still happily married and are living together under the same roof. The news anchor also denied that Mar has another woman in his life besides her. Nevertheless, she admitted that having a baby is still not a priority despite being married for 7 years.
Back in November 2014, Korina Sanchez filed her leave of absence from TV Patrol from January to March 2015. A month later, she received tons of criticisms for her statement during the height of Typhoon Ruby. On the last part of TV Patrol, Korina said that the typhoon should hit Japan instead of the Philippines.
In November 2013, CNN correspondent Anderson Cooper went to Tacloban to report about the condition of the victims of Typhoon Yolanda. At one point, Korina Sanchez reacted on Cooper’s report, saying that his report that there is no government official assisting the people. Cooper later invited Sanchez to visit the area.
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