'Korina Sanchez declared persona non grata by Japan' is a hoax news

MANILA, Philippines - Popular satirical and fictional news website “So, What’s News” (SWN) is now making rounds online on its featured hoax article about ABS-CBN's veteran anchor Korina Sanchez that was allegedly declared Persona Non Grata by Japan.

'Korina Sanchez Declared Persona Non Grata by Japan' Hoax News is now viral

In a viral post on Monday, SWN said that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Sanchez as persona non grata, for “wishing ill will against others.”

"Abe, speaking in public after his meeting with officials of Japan Meteorological Agency regarding typhoon Hagupit (Ruby), said that for a public figure such as Sanchez, to say such things towards Japan; is an act “definitely unbecoming of an Interior Ministry’s wife," the article claimed.

The satire news is based on the remarks of Sanchez on TV Patrol's December 3 newscast. On the usual post-show banter, she hoped Typhoon Ruby (international name Hagupit) would hit Japan instead of the Philippines, and that Filipinos could still pray the typhoon away.

WATCH: Newscaster Korina Sanchez Says We Can Pray Away Typhoon Ruby

Based from some videos posted on Youtube, the conversation starts with Failon saying the next few days are “critical” in determining the path of the typhoon, to which Sanchez reacts, “Kaya pa natin idasal yan para lumihis."

De Castro then remarks, “Sana ay hati na lang tayo."

“Kalahati sa Pilipinas, kalahati sa Japan,” De Castro said, to which Sanchez responded, “Puwede bang sa kanila na lang lahat?"

De Castro said hopefully not, but Sanchez pressed on, saying, “Sa kanila na lang lahat. Parang mas kaya nila."

Reactions on Korina Sanchez remarks on TV Patrol

Majority of the netizens were dismayed by the remarks of Sanchez. Here are some of the comments from Twitter:

It's not the first time Sanchez put herself in the controversy. In November last year, she said that CNN’s Anderson Cooper didn’t know what he was talking about, in reference to Cooper’s criticism of the government's response to Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).

Though the article published on 'So What's News' is just a hoax, do you believe Korina Sanchez deserves to be declared a persona non grata by Japan? Leave a comment below.

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