Scoop: Korina Sanchez’s openly circulated letter against ABS-CBN reporter RG Cruz, belittling him & asking for sanctions for a Facebook entry about an unnamed “First Lady wannabe”

The authenticity of this letter has been verified by blog admin and the parties have been given more than 24 hours notice. It will be published here in full,  not anymore in installment, since the space would allow it, and because we have information that a well-known publication would run it in full either today or tomorrow.



“From Korina  Sanchez

Quote “ I thought, not too long but hard, about writing this  letter about someone who I supposedly work with but hardly  know — someone who, should I see along our company corridors, I probably wouldn’t even recognize.

Quote “ While some characters would sit back, relax and ignore the nuances and irritants of daily living, some characters such as mine are the types who would see and know, by experience if I may add, that evil prospers when good men do nothing.  While there is  wisdom in silence, there is nobility to be found in response  and courage — as foolish as some might think these to be,  given specific circumstances.

Quote “Such was my  thought process when I decided to write this letter.  As inconsequential to my universe  as someone, whose opinion I do not care about at all, is — there is something to be said here and something to consider.  It is for the greater good  among us who, fortunately or unfortunately, have to work  with each other in ABS-CBN for, precisely, the greater  good.

Quote “ I received  the calls and texts to me from longtime co-workers and  colleagues at the station recently.  They  say, “Ma’am, do you know what RG Cruz has been posting  on his Facebook against you? Why is the company allowing  this?  How could he say such things? Do  you have some war going on with him?”, the person at the  other end of the line sounded so urgent.  This is the 3rd person to tell me of the  Facebook entries by an RG Cruz within a few days about a  “First Lady wannabe …who would eventually be a bad  spouse…a queen in her head without a crown… ” and  some.  We have copies of all of the RG  Cruz entries on his Facebook. Suffice it to say that the tirades against who Cruz eventually admitted was Korina Sanchez were as creative as creativity can many times be Borne   of spite and utter, utter hatred.  It  reminds me of the creativity of serial killers from  history.  Jack the Ripper for instance —  who kept the English police guessing and following and  analyzing each way the pattern was kept alive with each of  his dead, mangled victims.

Quote “ I thought hard, “RG Cruz? RG Cruz…Oh…RG Cruz, oh that RG Cruz”.  He always  wears a long coat much like Keanu Reeves in the movie  Matrix.  I once thought it to be cute and  fantasized my fiancé Mar in one of those wondering, “Hmmm, maybe this outfit would do it for him and give an extra 5 percentage points in the surveys”.  Alas, we always have the same reaction to every idea  — it is ability, track record, integrity, honesty,  diligence, intelligence, compassion and vision that should  bring an aspirant to his rightful place in history —  stupid.  Not long coats!

Quote “Back to RG  Cruz.  Yes, I remember now.  RG is the cute little young guy who I actually kind  of like.  I thought from his outfit and  from watching one anchoring job he did in ANC that this guy  has character.  We would often walk by  each other going different directions in company corridors  late at night when I anchor Bandila.  Many  of those times I try to catch his glimpse to smile but, for  some reason, he always has his head down or he would look  some other direction.  Half of that time maybe it was I looking down and at other  directions.  In short, and as astonishing  as it apparently is, I don’t really know nor have  interacted or worked, nor do I ever remember having had  conversation with Mr. RG Cruz. And I do not know where his   concentrated anger targeted towards me is coming from.

Skin off my nose. He doesn’t count.

Quote “But here is where we learn some things, yes, even in instances that should seem not  matter.

Quote “Sad as it  is, it is not surprising that, in my experience of more than  20 years of work in the company, there may always be someone  like RG Cruz who will just be the way they are without rhyme  or reason.  There have been many batches  before RG that I have seen, suffered and  survived.  I guess he represents his  batch.  My advice is, ignore.   And then, when you feel it has become too much,  report to our superiors.  If the regulations and the law warrants, push for management action, even a sanction, even a lawsuit.

Quote “Logic dictates that, just as we are all bound by  regulations and ethics regarding how we relate and treat  each other within the company, these parameters encompass  treatment of each other that is public, evident,  attestable.  Facebook, designed as it may  be for “friends”, is essentially public.  Slanderous comments are, arguably, considered  published.  “Blind item” lawsuits have  been won in Philippine courts as well. As long as more than  a certain number of people can identify, without a doubt,  the unnamed victim of slander and  character assassination,  the offense is actionable.

Quote “ I, by the way, do not understand why Mr. Cruz would bother to not mention my cherished name in his attacks against me when he outright named another company talent,

Mr. Willie Revillame, and attacked him as well.

Quote “ In the  interest of sound policy covering such misdemeanors to protect its employees and talents and maintain the civility  required of us all to achieve company goals — as  painlessly as humanly possibly — I have inquired with  management and have urged them to take a closer look at the  cyberworld as public domain and which is a potent instrument  for destruction and unwarranted personal aggravation of its  victims, especially in the hands of co-employees.

Quote “ Lastly, but most importantly.

Quote “ It has been  almost 6 days since Sen. Mar Roxas’ abdication of position  of standard bearer of the Liberal Party of the Philippines  to endorse Sen. Noynoy Aquino as party candidate for the  Presidency of the Republic.  I’ve seen  it and felt it for myself: it is the easiest thing to have  an ambition, calculate and run for office.   It is the most difficult to want to serve, calculate,  invest and then give way. Until you see and be, it would be  a task for any jaded journalist to imagine.

Quote “ The  overwhelming outpour of love, grief, disagreement with the  decision, admiration and emulation which followed Sen. Roxas’ example has carved a niche for his good name in Philippine history books this early in his life in public service and governance.  I would like to  thank many of you who have called to say how they’ve  admired Mar’s sacrifice. To those who challenge the  integrity of Mar’s sacrifice and may dismiss it as  expediency I invite you to a chat as I might enlighten you  on things you might not be fully informed about or aware  of.   I give special thanks to Ted  Failon, Julius and Tintin Babao, the people of DZMM News,  Joelet Reyes, the other staff of Bandila,  Ging Reyes and Charie Villa, Ms. Cory Vidanes and our  President Charo S. Concio for their kind and generous  words.

Quote “ Many of us  in the news business have often thought, felt that we are as  big or powerful as those we cover.  Our indifference and sarcasm say so.  And too  many times I have, myself, dismissed acts of greatness and  sacrifice as just “one of those things”. Having taken  this long a leave of absence from my years of work in  broadcast for the first time and finding myself participant  in something so important to this country, its people and  its future I now see even more clearly how small and  insignificant each of us is in the much bigger picture affecting 90 million lives. That is, until we think, act,  speak and, most of all, do something to become the  difference, make a difference for the good and become …  bigger. Or do something or nothing to make us even smaller,  more insignificant. We might as well just   disappear.

Quote “ So to you,  RG Cruz, I say, I hope that — as your Facebook entry  narrated — as you were “eating chocolate” and  indulging your gastronomical cravings while events at Club  Filipino on  the 2nd  of  September 2009 were unfolding and all  you could think of and delight in, as written in your  Facebook, are your cruel attacks, pettiness, inanities and  insensitivities to the sacrifice of others and, horror of  horrors, make these public — you will, henceforth, attempt  to save yourself from the very real prospect of  disappearing, leaving this world without a trace, no better  and even worse than when you found it.

Quote “ By the way,  did you know that Jack the Ripper loved chocolates,  too?  Look it up. 


Quote “P.S.  I have attached an  interesting article written by Ms. Solita Monsod – which I  highly recommend for your reading.  I  encourage you to pass this letter to anyone at the office or  outside who may had read RG Cruz’ attacks against me and  my name as a matter of defense of my character and reputation..  Thank you very  much.

quote” “ closed-quote.


blog admin’s note: i visited this post again today, Nov. 19, 2013, when i noticed a lot of people are viewing it after it was linked by Filipino Scribe and shared by FB users.  i increased the font size. Thank you for dropping by. i post here (    ) daily on legal issues arising from news events, ethical dilemmas arising from conflicts of interest of news media organizations — and on my “fluff” interests: health,  vegetarian cuisine, ashtanga yoga poses, my sister’s photography for the weekly photo challenge every Friday: Please click on the “follow” button — it’s in the sidebar on your right-hand side, the widget below the prayer poses slideshow — to receive free email alerts from me everytime i post. Thanks again! -marichu

6 thoughts on “Scoop: Korina Sanchez’s openly circulated letter against ABS-CBN reporter RG Cruz, belittling him & asking for sanctions for a Facebook entry about an unnamed “First Lady wannabe”

  1. Cool.

    If this was indeed written by Korina Sanchez herself, then by all means let me say, “Bravo!”

    I totally love the way she let her point go right across from the paper to the reader, so classy, so elegantly “maldita”.

    I admire the way she expressed herself, and how she made the reader feel how she was affected yet can still be indifferent about it. Defending oneself, without the a shadow of weakness.

    Again, “Bravo!”.


  2. It is no surprise to everyone, especially in ABS-CBN, that RG Cruz’ attack is centered on Korina Sanchez (and Ted Failon as well, but that’s another entry on his Facebook), because he sure looks like a Malacanang lackey. Even his FB entry has a prominent picture of Teodoro’s wife (Nikki Prieto), the one he describes as the perfect First Lady. If he likes Nikki, well by all means, praise her but not at the expense of Ms. Sanchez.

    It was Korina’s colleagues in ABS-CBN who warned her about RG’s tirades against her. Why, because RG Cruz has NO FRIENDS in ABS-CBN, because they find him rude, mayabang at may ka-_ _ _ _ _ _ (from blog admin: sorry, blipped out part of this word because it sounded like a bad word spelled backwards, not sure what it means but the syllables put together made it sound like a bad word, there are kids viewing my blog so to be on the safe side, it was blipped. tnx.)

    So to RG, mabuti nga sayo. Korina is not Korina, if she doesnt defends herself. I always admire her for being frank, unlike most of the politician’s wife na nasa loob ang kulo. Mabuti na yung upfront and not someone who stabs you in the back.


  3. very classy! astigin na rin.. pwede?
    she really has the point of everything! wow! i thought she wont give any damns about it but, now,

    she’s absolutely fighting!

    without letting her affected mind weak mind out! bongga!

    btw, i cant find the note of RG Cruz in his FB account.. i hardly. kindly post it here in your blog site so that i would be able to read.. please.. 🙂


  4. Mejo hindi ko naintindihan kung ano ang “relate” nung ni-refer na Monsod piece (sa Inquirer website).

    Hindi naman patungkol sa letter-writer yung article dun sa website?



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