Filipino veteran anchor and ABS-CBN News journalist Korina Sanchez made a worldwide headlines as she was featured on CNN in one of its episode as reported by the international news media on Thursday. Korina’s picture was included in the report with the headline “How Dare You CNN.”
Watch the video report of CNN Featuring Korina Sanchez:
Last Wednesday, Korina Sanchez reportedly criticized Anderson Cooper in her radio program on Wednesday afternoon on her DZMM segment. Korina Sanchez lambasted Cooper’s report on the Philippine government’s less than stellar response to the needs of Yolanda survivors.
Korina Sanchez was quoted as saying on radio, “Itong si Anderson Cooper, sabi wala daw government presence sa Tacloban. Mukhang hindi niya alam ang sinasabi niya. (This Anderson Cooper. He said there was no government presence in Tacloban. It seems he doesn’t know what he is saying).” Korina said.
The remarks of Korina Sanchez became a hot topic on various social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Anderson Cooper on his part made a statement about the issue.
Anderson Cooper stated, “Here’s what I actually said: As for who exactly is in charge of the Philippine side of operation, that is not really clear. I am just surprised. I expected on this Day Five, I thought I may have gotten here very late, that things will be well in hand; it does not seem like that. People are desperate, they do not have any place for shelter. It’s very difficult for people to get food, neighbors are helping out neighbors, water is in short supply, it is a very very bad situation here.” Cooper stated.
Cooper also challenged Korina to come to Tacloban City to see for herself, he said, “Miss Sanchez is welcome to go there (Tacloban City) and I would urge her to go there. I don’t know if she has, but her husband is the interior minister and I’m sure she can arrange a flight,” he added.
Korina Sanchez is known to be the wife of Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Mar Roxas, one of the key officials in the relief efforts conducted by the Philippine Government.