“On leave lang,” said Korina Sanchez matter-of-factly about the rumor published by blogger Mike Lim, a.k.a. Fashion Pulis, claiming she was fired from TV Patrol.
It can be recalled that in November 2014, she filed her leave of absence from January to March 2015.
Her reason then: “My advanced studies have taken the backseat for too long and if I don’t do this now, I may never.”
At the intimate lunch she hosted yesterday, April 16, for the 10th year of Rated K, Korina related that she’s presently on her second year taking up her master's degree in journalism via the online study programs of Ateneo Graduate School and London School of Economics.
She said, “Officially, it's really because of school. I'm back in school, 'di ba…
“E, komo parehong online, akala ko madali. Sukdulan pala ng hirap.
“Ateneo pa lang, nagkukumahug na ako, so I lessened my load in London.
"Pero meron pang on campus two weeks intensive ang Ateneo.
“Sabi ko, dyusko, nasisira na ulo ko!
"Twice ko muntik nang ma-drop yung subject because I have a daily with Patrol.
"E, ang chat namin, nagkataon is at 7 P.M., so habang nagpa-Patrol, nagkaklase ako.
“May school ako online kasi my classmates ko are from all over Asia.
“’Tapos yung professor ko is taga-Australia so hindi sila puwedeng mag-adjust sa akin.”
When is she coming back?
“Nag-uusap na rin talaga kami ng management last year pa kung tatakbo si Mar [Roxas, her husband].
"Sabi nila, 'Siyempre kung tatakbo siya, magli-leave ka siyempre.'
"Sabi ko, kailangan kong mangampanya.
"E, hindi pa naman talaga nagdi-decide per se. I'll only find out by June.
“So, I was thinking, i-extend ko na yung leave ko until June.”
“UNRELIABLE.” The rumor claiming Korina was fired was put out by blogger Fashion Pulis on April 16.
According to the alleged inside-information of the blogger, Korina supposedly agreed to “resign” on some conditions:
“That she will still be included in the TV Patrol OB (opening billboard).
“That fellow anchor Karen Davila will not replace her on TV Patrol (anybody but Karen, as alleged—which explains why only Bernadette Sembrano and Ces Drilon are alternately pinch-hitting for her).”
In jest, Korina remarked, “Baka may mga best friend iyan na kalaban ni Mar sa pulitika.”
Her husband Mar Roxas will reportedly run for President come May 2016 elections.
Korina stressed, “No, he's mistaken.
"Very unreliable ang Fashion Pulis, kasinungalingan yung pinagsusulat.
“Puro speculation, puro meron daw siyang source.
“But the source is unreliable because he's mistaken.
“It's wrong. Saka walang basis.
“Malinaw naman yung reason ko for the leave, e.”
Meanwhile, Mike Lim readily responded to our email asking for his reaction to what Korina had said about his article.
Received via text messaging and email today, April 17, he wrote:
"I think it is just natural for any celebrity to deny anything not positive written about him or her.
"This is the world of show business. I believe that most readers are already used to this."
TV5. Korina was recently interviewed by the Kapatid network’s Showbiz Konek na Konek, where she was quoted as saying, “Buti pa sa TV5, lumalabas ako.”
Korina threw in, “Sinabi ko ba yun? Really?
"Hindi ko na matandaan kung bakit ko sinabi yun.
“Hindi, siguro hindi naman ako na-interview sa The Buzz, yung ganun, wala lang.”
One of the editors joked, “Startalk, gusto mo?”
Korina said hi to Lolit Solis, one of the talk show’s hosts, who was there at the lunch.
She added, “Oy kumusta na kayo sa Seven?
“Hindi raw matutuloy yung Ramon Ang sale? Balita ko.”
The press said, laughing, “Siya na nag-interview!”