MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Broadcast journalist Korina Sanchez, wife of presidential candidate Mar Roxas, says she is very proud about the laglag bala scheme that has tainted not only the reputation of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), but that of Philippine tourism as a whole.
The scheme involves the arrest of airline passengers allegedly found to be keeping bullets in their luggage. It is suspected that the bullets are “planted” by airport personnel as a way of extorting money from unsuspecting passengers.
In a statement yesterday, Sanchez even suggested to the international magazine National Geographic to feature the scheme as well as NAIA in one of its future editions. “This way, the world can truly appreciate the heroic efforts of the Philippine government to ensure the utmost security of passengers flying into and out of Manila. She went as far as to suggest a title for the feature article on NAIA: “World’s Best Bullet-Detecting Airport.”
Sanchez is no stranger to controversial on-air and off-air comments. She once clashed with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, accusing him of not knowing what he as talking about in his live coverage of the devastation brought about by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).
She also commented in a live broadcast that she hoped an impending typhoon (Ruby) about to hit the the Philippines would veer towards Japan instead.
If her husband is elected president, Sanchez will surely be a First Lady with a lot to say.