Someone did see this coming. From John Nery's Jan. 6, 2009 Inquirer column, “Korina's wedding and other ploys:”
“Not least, Mar Roxas and Korina will get married... In my view, the one event that will concentrate people’s minds on the 2010 election will be Sen. Mar Roxas’ marriage to longtime girlfriend and popular TV anchor Korina Sanchez.
“I am not being facetious, and I certainly don’t want to imply that I have any inside knowledge of the couple’s plans. But Roxas needs to hurdle an invisible barrier: No bachelor will win the presidency in a famously family-oriented polity. There are simply too many questions to answer. At the same time, the talk in the media industry is that Sanchez will go on leave by the second half of the year to help prepare for Roxas’ candidacy. Their fates are twined; why not make destiny formal?
“To be absolutely clear: Even if they marry for love, their marriage, or at least their wedding (the last time I looked two very different things), will be seen as an election ploy. That, in the context of a Charter change-weary country, is not necessarily a bad thing.”
If that lachrymal display only means Cha-cha won't prosper and there will be elections next year, then... (sigh) sige na nga. More, Mar, more.
What a life. The devil and the deep blue sea. Send in the friggin' clowns.