- Korina Sanchez recently announced the death of her longtime nanny, Fe Mazo
- The veteran journalist said her Nanay Fe has been with her family for over 50 years
- The Rated K host also recalled she was only 4 years old when the then 17-year-old Mazo started taking care of her
- The former ABS-CBN anchor wrote a tribute on Instagram, honoring one whom she considers as her second mother
Korina Sanchez announced on Instagram the death of her longtime and beloved nanny, Fe Mazo, whom she fondly calls Nanay Fe. She was 73 years old.
According to the veteran broadcaster, Nanay Fe has been serving the Sanchez family for more than 50 years.
“Our Nanay Fe left us tonight. She joins my Mom and Dad and my brother for a reunion she told us she was ready for,” the former ABS-CBN news anchor wrote in an emotional post.
The veteran journalist, who is married to former senator Mar Roxas, shared that Nanay Fe was only 17 years old when she left their home in Tacloban city to work as a yaya in the Sanchez family.
“Imagine this 17 year old girl from Tacloban finding a job as yaya to a feisty little girl named Korina. I think she was challenged. Since then she refused to leave our family,” Sanchez recalled.
Past Instagram posts of the Rated K host described Mazo as her nanny since she was still four years old. Nanay Fe also took care of the younger brothers of Korina, and eventually their families.
In her online tribute to Nanay Fe, the veteran broadcaster said her victories in life were also her nanny’s victories. These include her career in the media, her marriage to Mar, and as a doting parent to Pepe and Pilar.
Korina said that the first victory of her nanny was when the journalist got a job on television. Another victory that her yaya had was when Sanchez took over the reins of her family and handled it the way her parents would have wanted.
“Another victory for her was when I got married. And then kids! She never thought. That’s just me thinking this,” the veteran broadcaster wrote.
The Rated K host said that Nanay Fe spent 50 years of her life in dedicated and selfless service to the Sanchez family. She also revealed they were planning a party for her to say thank you.
“True mothers need not be blood. What a woman Fe Mazo was, and will forever be in our hearts. Paalam Nanay. Till we meet again,” Korina ended.
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Korina Maria Sanchez-Roxas, better known as Korina Sanchez, is a Filipino television news anchor, magazine show host, newspaper columnist, broadcast journalist, and senior field correspondent. She was born in British Hong Kong on October 5, 1964. She became known as a feisty and a no-holds-barred journalist. Korina tied the knot with the influential Araneta scion and politician Mar Roxas on October 27, 2009 in Quezon City.
Last year, Sanchez opened up about some of her struggles as a journalist and being married to a politician. She revealed that she really tried to avoid any conflict of interest when it comes to news reporting. Korina also admitted that there were times she got suspended for “crossing the line” while reporting.
Recently, the veteran broadcaster slammed several of her trolls and bashers on her social media account. The word war between them started after Korina posted on Instagram to congratulate USA President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris. In the comments section of her post, one netizen accused her of undergoing plastic surgery after she figured in a car accident. The news anchor fired back: "Ahhhh baket ampanget mo? Dahil ba panget din ang parents mo?"
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