In an emotional post, Korina Sanchez paid tribute to ABS-CBN, the network that has been her home for more than 30 years.
"From 23 years old (practically just graduated from school) to just very recently, I was one of those very first on-air when the dictatorship toppled, democracy was restored, and the network reopened in 1987. And 'til the day it shut down in 2020, I was still frontlining," she shared via Instagram on Wednesday, September 16.
The veteran broadcast journalist went on to open up about how much she has grown through years of serving Filipinos worldwide, as part of ABS-CBN.
"So many parts of the world I traveled, so many people I met and learned from, so many stories I was entrusted to tell, so many battles and even more memorable victories, so many opportunities to be of service to others — because of ABS-CBN," she said. "My experiences, my knowledge, my exposure, my life grew with the network through more than 30 years working with the men and women who are ABS-CBN. The Lopez family and all my superiors from then till now had given me all the space to grow, contribute, make mistakes, and then grow more."
Korina also said it wasn't an easy ride. There were definitely ups and downs — but working for the Kapamilya network has become her life.
She related, "Napakaraming kwento, napakaraming eksena, away-bati, tampuhan, pagmamahalan, iyakan, sagarang trabahong walang tulugan, mga tawag sa principal's office, mga medalyang sinabit sa leeg ko, mga litrato, mga video, mga programa. Napakaraming mga hindi na maikukuwentong censored na episode. Ito na ang naging buhay ko at ni sa hinagap di ko naisip na biglang mawawala. Sa ngayon."
With her departure from ABS-CBN, Korina expressed her gratitude.
"Pero never mawawala sa puso at isip ko ang ABS-CBN. Hindi na ako magpapasalamat kasi kulang na kulang ang salitang 'salamat' sa pagkakataong ito. Ganito na lang: hanggang sa muling pagkikita," she said.
Korina was the first female main anchor of ABS-CBN's banner news program "TV Patrol." She was also the host of the news magazine show "Rated K".
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