TV and radio anchor Korina Sanchez on Friday said she and her husband, Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd, are ready to face criticisms hurled against them now that he has been declared as the “anointed one.”
“Matagal na akong binabatikos. Bring it on! Handang handa na ako. Ang turo sa akin ni Mar, kung kung hindi totoo, hindi didikit ‘yan ang tawag doon Teflon effect. Kung papansinin mo lahat ‘yan hindi ka makakakilos [I’ve been criticized for a long time. Bring it on! I’m ready for it. Mar taught me that if it’s not true, the criticisms will not stick and that is called the Teflon effect. If you’ll give attention to all that, you’ll just be immobilized],” she told reporters at the Club Filipino in San Juan City (Metro Manila) where the declaration of Roxas as the administration party’s bet in next year’s elections was made.
Sanchez, who used to anchor TV Patrol, the primetime TV news program of ABS-CBN network, said she had to sacrifice her career in support of her husband’s political ambition.
“I think it’s a big sacrifice that you have to leave your career behind. Being a journalist is a very important calling, but the call of public service is also big. It’s really not about me, it’s about the bigger calling of my husband. I will always be secondary to that,” Sanchez said in mixed Filipino and English.
“I am ready to make sacrifices for a bigger calling because I am only small compared to the things that need to be done for the country. If Mar can do that, I will leave everything behind.”