Kahapon, Ngayon, at Bukas

Some time ago, I said to myself I am not going to write a new post against Mar Roxas because I have said my piece with my two previous posts (post no. 1, post no. 2) including the corresponding comments and reactions to my readers therewith. On Sunday night, I watched the story of his wedding with the lady who, through sheer hard work and dedication, rose from the ranks of common workers to become one of the country’s leading and most influential journalists, Korina Sanchez, and I realized I was wrong even before the airing of the story was over.

You see, in the feature narrated by the  bride herself, Mar brought Korina to Baguio, to Bulacan, Bacolod, and Iloilo. Maybe they ran out of time thus he was not able to bring her to Capiz, a province he once represented in Congress.

There is a rumor in Capiz that Mar gave way to Noynoy to become the party’s presidential bet because he realized he was not going to win in the province. If he loses in the election, and record shows he also lost in Capiz, it would become a public relations nightmare that would take more time and more money to shake off in relaunching his bid. It makes no difference if he wins the election but loses in Capiz, except that, he can  enjoy his power and continue ignoring the province where he launched his political career.

Surely, I was not the only one waiting and expecting for that part of the story where he brought his bride to Capiz.  All Capizenos were watching and waiting also.

So what if the wedding special did not mention or include Capiz as one of their destinations prior to their wedding? Nothing really. No big deal, except for us people from Capiz. I expected him to bring Korina to Capiz and at least pretend he had accomplished something she could be proud of. He could have also claimed he was responsible for the wonders found in the beaches of Capiz–the castles made of sand. Or, is not Roxas City, the provincial capital, dubbed as the sea food capital of the Philippines? I  would have loved to see Korina enjoy a sumptuous meal of pusit, alimango, lukon, pakinhason, kag kon ano pa da nga namit sa Capiz.

On the brighter side, we are happy he did not have to pretend he has done something for Capiz. Also, at least we know why Capiz has not received the attention it deserves from its leaders. Mar would rather be in Baguio, Bulacan, Bacolod, and Iloilo yesterday, now, and tomorrow.

Now the rumor after all might not be all rumor.

11 thoughts on “Kahapon, Ngayon, at Bukas

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  4. Daniel Johns,

    Knowing how romantic and sentimental we, Filipinos, are, Mar and Korina also knew that more people would watch their wedding shown on TV. The places both had been from before the wedding featured in TV were mentioned in the context of the places that are dear to Mar like Bulacan, the place of a set of his grand parents.

    Even the provincial capital of Capiz, which unluckily bears his last name, alone was not mentioned at all. Not even in his narration of his growing up years. If Capiz was mentioned, it was in the context of him as its representative, and him as the man who captured the attention of Korina, who interviewed him at that time. In short, Capiz was just an accident, or the proximate cause of the title, Congressman, added before or after his name.

    In my previous posts against Mar, I was ranting about the state of Capiz, particularly of my town, Pilar, in the light of Mar’s leadership from the House of Representatives to the Senate. The wedding feature aired last Sunday made me realize I was expecting so much from the wrong guy. Nevertheless, I still thank Korina and Mar (and maybe even ABS-CBN) for airing their wedding special. Now I understand why Capiz, including my beloved town, Pilar, is in such a dismal state.

  5. JP,

    Mar Roxas knew he wasn’t going to win the presidency, that is why he jumped at the first opportunity to relinquish the candidacy for LP when Noy-noy gained momentum… Regarding Korina, she has been around Roxas City and Capiz, although it wasn’t in the national media… Last time I personally saw her was in the WVRAA opening which was in March of this year… She has been up and about, and if Im not mistaken, has several times featured the city and the province in her sunday show… I am not going to judge their “relationship” as I am not a privy to it, although personally do not buy it, one must always give people the benefit of the doubt, as I can be wrong… Nonetheless, I COULD support Mar for VP, as he has the potential to be a good sidekick to whoever is elected president (I personally wont vote for Noynoy as I believe he is unfit for the position and is nothing but hype)…

    And since it has been brought up, I personally believe Jocjoc Bolante would be a very good and capable governor… I dont listen to the “makawat” crap anymore… Almost (I wanted to write “every”) every politician is “makawat”, whether they would admit it or not, its a given in politics… To choose a leader, you go beyond that crap… Jocjoc is tainted, but who in politics isnt? He’s smart and he knows what needs to be done and he wants something I also want, to see Capiz shine… How to get there is hard work, but I have faith that he knows what needs to be done…

    My two cents (and it didn’t come from anybody)…

  6. Hi, Annabelle and Maia!

    Villar and Joc-joc do not pay me.

    I think I am not related to Joc-joc, but there is one thing about Joc-joc that I share: his being a Pian.

    Those who have spent at least a year studying in St. Pius X Seminary (SPX) in Roxas City are called Pians. The one year period is what I have heard two meetings ago, in one of our regular monthly meetings with fellow Pians from Manila Chapter, as the minimum amount of time one must have spent in the seminary before he can be called a Pian.

    Joc-joc finished his high school in SPX. After few decades, I also finished mine in the same school.

    As to Villar, I think he has his roots from Iloilo. I heard once that her daughter became a muse or something in Jaro or Molo, Iloilo. I finished my Mass Com and Law degrees in Iloilo.

    Aside from those facts, Villar and Joc-joc have no connections with me whatsoever.

    Thank you though for letting me know about your doubts. By leaving your comments, you gave me the chance to give this explanation. Hope you continue to read what I write, and continue posting comments. Rest assured that when I am paid to write about something here I will let you know.


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