Just came home from a late-night gathering to read the news that Ted Failon’s wife, Trinidad Arteche Etong, died at 8:25 p.m. last night. If indeed she committed suicide, I had hoped she’d recover ( like a relative of ours who did the same thing and recovered). That would have shed light on this issue which is turning like a circus by the day.
The police treatment of the family and members of the household is quite unnerving. I agree with the viewpoints of some that the family, including the maids, should at least be given time to reflect, compose themselves and most of all GRIEVE. They can be held accountable at the proper time. Failon has so far tested negative of gunpowder and their daughter has spoken that the financial problems of her mother was behind it all. Politics should be left in another forum and not in this hour of need.
At about the same time that the “shooting” of Failon’s wife hit the news, so was Korina Sanchez’s engagement to Sen. Mar Roxas announced also yesterday. I did check the Senator’s Facebook account but there’s nothing about it yet. News has it that Korina has met the Roxas-Araneta relatives and a formal announcement about their wedding “sometime in 2010” is expected soon.
So yes, two different sides of the news from the popular morning talk show Tambalang Failon at Sanchez. One good and one bad 🙁 And both personalities are being touted for the 2010 presidential elections – him as a possible senatorial contender and her as her man’s chief drumbeater.
What will happen to the Failon/Sanchez partnership now? I can’t even hazard a guess.