ABS-CBN Broadcaster Korina Sanchez-Roxas has graduated with a Master of Arts degree, major in Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University last Sunday, June 26.
In an exclusive interview with PUSH, the Rated K host said that she was very excited as it was her first time to wear a toga considering that she worked right away while finishing her undergraduate course. “I wasn’t able to march and I was able to wear my toga and my hat and all,” she said.
Moreover, Korina shared one of the reasons why she took up graduate studies, “I would’ve also wanted to make my parents proud. They’re both not here anymore but I’m sure they’re proud of me somehow.”
Saying that she felt relieved as M.A. Journalism is “really difficult,” she added, “Having been working at the same time, I think it’s really an achievement for most of us working people, taking up an online course at the same time.”
“I think I also did pretty well, except for one subject so I’m proud of myself. So over-all, it’s a happy moment,” she light-heartedly said.
What was her favorite part of the whole journey?
“The students. I like having new friends. I like sharing, having shared happy moments. I like going back to school. I love the feeling of being a student again. I feel young even if it’s just in my own imagination. And it’s really a discipline. I think I like being disciplined. I like evolving. I like getting better. We’re all not done yet. Until we all die, I think we have to strive to be better in every way we could,” she said.
What are her plans now that she has graduated?
Korina, who is married to former DILG secretary Mar Roxas, admitted, “I’m not so sure how I can use this. Right now, I’m temporarily departed from my journalism work because I’m married to a politician and as long as his career is alive, then mine is dead I suppose. But I think there are many things I can still do in broadcast. And I think the most important thing is self-enrichment more than practice itself.”