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Philippines’ Commission On Elections Bars Broadcaster Korina Sanchez From Being First Lady


MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Commission on Elections (COMELEC), sitting en banc, has disqualified broadcaster Korina Sanchez from becoming First Lady. Sanchez, wife of presidential candidate and former Interior Secretaryi Mar Roxas, was found guilty of vote-buying and violation of election campaign rules.

Sanchez joined officials of the Department of Agriculture (DA) on stage during the distribution of some P611-million worth of agriculture funds and equipment in Tagum City on Saturday, according to the Inquirer. Sanchez also joined similar DA events in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato and Mexico, Pampanga.

Sanchez was found guilty on two counts:

1. Vote-buying with funds that belonged to the national government, and

2. Using government funds and resources to campaign for her husband.

Because Roxas was not present during said events, the COMELEC could not technically charge him for violation of election laws.  However, the electoral body said that it is within its prerogative to disqualify Sanchez from becoming First Lady should Roxas win the presidential elections in May.

With the COMELEC  ruling (assunming Roxas becomes president), this will be the second time in a row that there will be no First Lady in Malacañang, the presidential palace.  Sanchez will have to live in their private residence. (President Aquino, a bachelor, didn’t have a First Lady to house in Malacañang.)


Broadcaster Korina Sanchez Says Husband Mar Roxas Wears Tattered Clothes, Posts Photo To Prove It

imageMAGSAYSAY, Davao del Sur (The Adobo Chronicles) – Philippine presidential candidate Mar Roxas may be wealthy but he likes to lead a simple life.

“He prefers simple things and does not mind wearing tattered clothes,” according to his wife, TV broadcaster Korina Sanchez.

“I know my husband very well,” Sanchez said on Wednesday, trying to portray Roxas as not that much different from the lowly farmers who gathered in Magsaysay, Davao del Sur, to receive assistance from the national government.

To prove her point, Sanchez posted a photo of her husband on her Facebook page, saying that this was how her husband dressed during a dinner the couple hosted at their home for the New Year.  In the photo, Roxas is shown wearing a tattered brown suit which looked like it was burned by a flat iron in several places.  He wasn’t wearing a tie either.


imageMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – It’s been said many times that behind every man’s success is a woman. Well, that is certainly true in history as it is in contemporary politics.

In the Philippines, Imelda Marcos is widely acknowledged as the inspiration (or force) that spelled the late President Ferdinand Marcos’ success and staying power.

It’s 2015, and there’s a new batch of Filipino women that are the driving force behind their husband’s political careers. At least one woman that we know of: broadcaster Korina Sanchez, a.k.a., Mrs. Mar Roxas.

Even before Roxas declared his candidacy for president of the Philippines, Sanchez has been a staunch supporter and defender of her husband. Many will recall that she came to the defense of Roxas when CNN’s Anderson Cooper criticized the slow response of the Aquino government (and, by extension, the Department of Interior and Local Government of which Roxas was secretary)  to the plight of the victims of typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).

Political strategists had warned that  Sanchez’ penchant for making frequent controversial public statements (like when she said on the air that she hoped an impending typhoon that was about to approach the Philippines would veer towards Japan instead) could be detrimental to her husband’s candidacy.  So against her will, she has been staying quietly in the background while her husband did all the talking and campaigning.

But now that her husband’s standing in the polls is not looking very good, Sanchez is again stepping up  — in a very public way — to help her husband secure the votes he needs to become the next Philippine president.

Sanchez has just launched “Tsinelas mula kay Roxas,” (flip flops from Roxas), a nation-wide campaign in which Sanchez will hand out a pair of her infamous slippers or flip flops to every Filipino voter who would pledge to vote for her husband.

So voters, get them now while supplies last!