The promoter of “Tears for Fears” concert here apologized to veteran broadcast journalist Korina Sanchez for the reported booing incident during the English pop rock duo’s show at the Araneta Coliseum.


In a statement posted in the official website of Ovation Productions, Renen de Guia explained that, unknown to Sanchez, the production crew focused the camera on the broadcaster while she and her companions “were dancing and doing the ‘Laban’ political sign to each other for sheer fun.”

De Guia maintained that Sanchez has no knowledge that she was already being shown live on the big screens when she was flashing the “Laban” sign.

“Reports say there was ‘booing’ from the crowd. I was at the soundboard area behind the patron section and I did not personally hear the booing myself. I must’ve been preoccupied with other concerns and the alleged booing was not loud enough to have distracted me,” the promoter said.

“I would like to apologize to Ms. Korina Sanchez if our cameraman inadvertently focused on her. We would like to clarify that neither Ms. Sanchez nor anyone in her company made arrangements with us that they be given publicity mileage for political purposes during the ‘Tears For Fears’ concert,” De Guia added.

De Guia issued the statement to clarify what the promoter described as inaccuracies in reports and tweets.

“I can imagine that flashing the ‘Laban’ sign has become second nature to her after having been actively campaigning daily for months. We hope this clarifies matters and, again, we apologize to Ms. Sanchez for whatever inconvenience this misunderstanding may have caused her,” De Guia said.

Source: ABS-CBNnews