‘I believe in miracles’: Korina Sanchez hopeful ABS-CBN will be back on air


Posted at Jul 10 2020 11:40 PM

"This isn't goodbye. This is, see you again," writes Korina Sanchez after lawmakers voted against the renewal of ABS-CBN's franchise. Sanchez's Facebook page

MANILA--She witnessed first-hand ABS-CBN's resilience as part of the company when control over it was returned to the Lopezes following the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution.

On Friday, hours after lawmakers voted against the renewal of ABS-CBN's franchise, Korina Sanchez reflected back at the time the network was first shut down and why she believes it will be back on air, even if feels like it needs a "miracle" for that to happen.

She began her Facebook post by recalling the time ABS-CBN returned triumphantly post-Martial Law, and how she was one of the hosts of the first program to air, "Magandang Umaga Po."

She noted that their tagline was "Watch Us Do It Again," and how the network made good on that word.

She added: "This was after the network had to shut down after the declaration of Martial Law, after owner Geny Lopez was jailed and escaped to the US to fight another day, after freedom of the press was killed and then resurrected after more than 20 years."

Sanchez accompanied her post with a photo of her holding an award given to her by the company for 30 years of service.

"I believe in miracles. I believe in right winning over wrong. I believe, ABSCBN will be back. You ask me how I am. I am grateful, for more than 30 years serving the Filipino in a Philippine flagship," she said.

"I am humbled the Lopez family and management trusted me from Day One in my early twenties, till today.

"I am proud to have been chosen by you to be in your homes almost every single day in my eventful broadcast career.

"I am excited, for what happens next. And I am certain, history will do this entire episode justice.

"This isn't goodbye. This is, see you again. Hopefully sooner than later. Handa na ba kayo?"

Sanchez is the host of "Rated K," which was still airing every Sunday on the Kapamilya network prior to COVID-19 pandemic.