As you must have noticed, there’s no question mark in today’s headline, just an exclamation point. Yes, it’s definite: Sen. Mar Roxas and Korina Sanchez are getting married before the year is over — yes, very soon!
According to Funfare’s unimpeachable DPA, Mar is being “traditional” with the whole thing, starting with informing the Roxases and the Aranetas about the long-delayed wedding, followed by a pamanhikan with Korina’s siblings (both Korina’s parents are gone) anytime next week.
No date has been set for the wedding which promises to bring together bigwigs from both politics and showbiz, and the business sector as well, since it will, although informally, signal the start of Mar’s march to...Malacañang? In fact, he has already taken the initial bold step as shown by the TV plugs showing him driving a tricycle while encouraging the kids to pursue their dreams. Mar is definitely running for President in 2010, with Korina beside him during the grueling campaign.
Yesterday morning, Korina was with the Araneta-Roxas clan during the wreath-laying ceremonies at the tomb of President Manuel Roxas at the North Cemetery, marking his 61st death anniversary. (Roxas was the first president of the independent Republic of the Philippines.)
“It’s Korina’s first time to be seen in public with the clan, although she has been joining the family gatherings,” said the Funfare DPA. “The Aranetas and the Roxases treat Korina as a member of the family. When Mar met the movie press at a post-Christmas party last January at the White House (Bahay na Puti, the Aranetas’ sprawling residence in Cubao, Quezon City), he was joined by his mom, Judy Araneta-Roxas, his sister Ria Roxas-Ojeda, his cousins... and Korina.”
The wedding is anti-climactic. Since they started going steady a few years ago, there has been continuous speculation that Mar and Korina would eventually end up at the altar. But neither of them confirmed it — until Monday when Mar will make an “important announcement.”
Stay tuned for further details.