MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE 1) - Veteran broadcast journalist Korina Sanchez, wife of Liberal Party vice presidential candidate Mar Roxas, said she is going to accept the election result whatever it may be.
Sanchez, who decided to take a leave from broadcasting to help campaign for her husband, said that no matter what happens, she will be there as the number one supporter of Roxas.
"Oo naman. Basta nandiyan ako tagasuporta. Basta malinis [ang halalan]. Kapag ito napatunayan, at hindi umabot sa dayaan (or something), tayo unang magsasabi," Sanchez told ABS-CBN News.
Sanchez shared that her birthday message for her husband, who turned 53 on Thursday, was that Roxas will always be the winner in her life, and that she will continue to give him unconditional love.
"Para sa akin ikaw ang winner talaga sa aking puso. Napakamapagkumbaba ni Mar. Sa palagay ko, ang pagmamahal ko na walang kondisyon ay sapat," she said.
Asked about her birthday gift to Roxas, Sanchez replied: "Taos pusong pagmamahal lang."
Not yet over
Sanchez who married Roxas in October last year, believes that support for her husband never wavered. She attributed the close race to the collapse of support for third placer Loren Legarda, whose survey ratings fell drastically in the last three weeks of the campaign.
"Walang umasa na 3rd candidate [Loren Legarda] mag-co-collapse. Buong buo pa rin ang boto ni Mar. Di sila lumipat. 'Yung isa [Binay], nakisawsaw lang sa pwersa ng iba," Sanchez said.
Korina said that until the end, they will continue to fight for Roxas's supporters.
"Kahit anong gawin ng mga masasamang ispiritu, up to the most trying times, he [Roxas] remains decent and steadfast," she said.
"Maraming boses gusto pakinggan. Kahit ang lamang isa o dalawang boto, bibilangin namin yun!," Sanchez said.