For many years, people thought that there was a rift between veteran broadcasters GMA-7’s Mel Tiangco and ABS-CBN’s Korina Sanchez.
Until Mel herself put a stop to the issue.
At a press conference for the sixth anniversary of her drama anthology in the Kapuso network, ‘Magpakailanman,’ the news anchor clarified that Korina is one of her friends.
The topic was opened when she was asked if she had any friends in ABS-CBN. She answered that she have lots, including Korina.
“Marami naman… si Korina friend ko!”
She said that people don’t believe her whenever she mentions it because others actually think that she’s not in good terms with the ‘Rated K’ host.
“Ewan ko kung saan nanggaling yun.”
When asked again if they’re mad at each other, Mel immediately answered, “Hindi, hindi.”
But she did admit that they don’t see each other that often as the last time that they talked personally was in 2014.
Mel then narrated how their interaction in Vatican City went.
“Nandito kami sa isang side, sila nasa kabila, nung una hindi ko siya napapansin, malayo siya, ang layo ko, sabi niya, ‘Mama Mel!’ Pagkita ko, ‘Ay, si Korina!’
“Tapos tumatakbo siya.Tapos ang sweet-sweet pa nga niya, e, ‘Ay, let’s take a picture muna!’
“Sabi ko, ‘Sige, sige, picture tayo!’ So, kinunan kami ng PA [personal assistant] niya, so posing-posing kami.
“Tapos nakita ko yung iPad niya, sabi ko, ‘Hoy ha, bakit basag ‘yang iPad mo?’
“Sabi ko, ‘Alam mo naman hindi maganda sa Chinese iyan. Ano ka ba, nangunguripot? Bumili ka nga ng bago!’”
The broadcaster also shared that Korina is actually a very close friend of one of Mel’s nieces.