Korina admits Mar was hurt by ‘misquoted’ ‘laglag-bala’ remarks

  • Korina admits her husband was hurt over the misquoted ‘laglag-bala’ remarks painting him as anti-OFW
  • The journalist maintains Roxas will never say such words to offend OFWs
  • She said they’re both very grateful after Rappler issued an apology

MANILA, Philippines – Korina Sanchez admitted her husband Mar Roxas was hurt by the supposed ‘misquoted’ remark on ‘laglag-bala’ which earned the ire of the public last week.

In an interview during the premiere of independent film Conman: Honor Thy Fatherwhere Sanchez was one of the guests of honor last November 8 at the Trinoma Cinema, the veteran journalist and wife of presidential aspirant Mar Roxas said the latter was hurt but grateful that Rappler immediately apologized to the former Interior secretary.

Alam mo, nasaktan siya dun (You know, he was hurt). Of course, we’re grateful,” Sanchez told PEP.ph. “It’s not so usual for newsmen would apologize. I think it’s something that is admirable.”

Rappler issued an apology to Roxas over the Instaquote it published which it said was misinterpreted by the public after it was ‘removed’ from the general context of the whole statement.

“We apologized to Mar Roxas and the public we serve,” Rappler’s statement on its Facebook page read. “The quote we chose didn’t fully represent the issue.” (Click here to read more)

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