Korina Sanchez officially vacates her radio talk show on DZMM, six weeks after she got involved in a controversial rift against CNN anchor Anderson Cooper during the aftermath of super typhoon Yolanda that hits the Visayas last November.
In a news report posted by Interaksyon on January 4, Korina Sanchez will vacate her post as radio anchor, starting on Monday, January 6, as DZMM announced their new program “Sakto.”
The new DZMM program “Sakto” will be hosted by Amy Perez and Marc Logan which will air on Monday to Friday at around 10-11 AM time slot on DZMM. The time slot was previously occupied by “Rated Korina” since January of 2012.
According to our showbiz insiders, Korina Sanchez resigned and vacated her radio show during the same day that new host Amy Perez posted an announcement on her Twitter account.
The controversy involving Korina Sanchez started last November 13, 2013 when she spoke out against Anderson Cooper’s on-the-ground coverage of the typhoon’s aftermath in Tacloban, which caught the veteran news anchor in hot water as netizens reacted negatively to her statement.
Korina Sanches uttered the following statement:
“Itong si Anderson Cooper, sabi wala daw government presence sa Tacloban. Mukhang hindi niya alam ang sinasabi niya. (This Anderson Cooper, he said there is no government presence in Tacloban. It seems he doesn’t know what he is saying.),” said Sanchez, the wife of Interior Secretary Mar Roxas.
The remark of Korina Sanchez got a disapproval in social media, the next day, Cooper replied directly to her comment and urged her to go to Tacloban but instead she went to Ormoc City.
Various rumors have circulated online that Korina Sanchez had been suspended by ABS-CBN, Korina denied the rumors, claiming that she was only on leave from the show. She returned briefly to “Rated Korina” in early December, but offered no explanation for her lengthy absence.