Atom Araullo decides to leave ABS-CBN, his home network as a journalist for over a decade. The announcement has shocked his fans on Friday during his last day as host of the weekday morning program, Umagang Kay Ganda.
Araullo did not give a reason for his departure, but he said in a statement that he will be taking a “new path”.
“Although I am taking a new path, I have nothing but respect and gratitude for the company that helped me become the journalist I am today,” he said in a statement. “To all the hardworking men and women of ABS-CBN, maraming maraming salamat.”
In his Twitter account, Araullo posted a photo of him seemingly taken inside the ABS-CBN building with a caption, “Maraming salamat :)”.
Maraming salamat 🙂 pic.twitter.com/Q2yaT2PdV1
— Atom Araullo (@atomaraullo) September 15, 2017
ABS-CBN on Friday issued an official statement on Araullo’s departure from their network and wished him the best in his future endeavors.
“ABS-CBN has allowed journalist Atom Araullo to explore new interests in film, broadcast and digital media outside of the company,” the network said in a statement.
“Atom says the training and exposure he got from the network as reporter and TV host have equipped him to try out other opportunities in the media industry here and abroad,” it added.
Despite his decision to leave, ABS-CBN said Araullo will always remain a Kapamilya.
Will he be transferring to ABS-CBN’s rival, GMA? Although no confirmation has been made by Araullo, but two reporters from GMA, Arnold Clavio and Mike Enriquez are seemingly hinting about the former’s jumping ship during their morning radio program.
Fans, despite being sad about his move especially that he will no longer be part of UKG, took to Twitter to express their support to his chosen new path.