MANILA, Philippines - After more than a decade of working for ABS-CBN, Atom Araullo announced that he is leaving the network for emerging opportunities. But soon after the 34-year-old journalist made the announcement, reports that he will be transferring to rival network GMA surfaced.

Atom Araullo leaving ABS-CBN for GMA-7

In a statement, Araullo said: "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.”

Although GMA 7 has not neither confirmed nor denied the reports, Kapuso broadcast journalists Arnold Clavio and Mike Enriquez dropped hints that Araullo will be working under the GMA News and Public Affairs soon during their morning radio program in DZBB.

While many netizens felt sad that they will no longer see Araullo in ABS-CBN shows, several netizens expressed their support on Araullo’s alleged transfer to the Kapuso network.

“Now you are free to voice out your political opinion without repression. We know you are standing by your principles & convictions. Salute,” @ruthboa15 tweeted.

“So you're transferring?! Good luck! Am a GMA fan when it comes to news & docus! They're the best!” @teresitatuazon1 commented.

Twitter user ์ƒˆ์‹œ|| DKxDx wrote: “I love you Atom! And happy ako sa decision mo. Yung fairness at makatotohanang pagbabalita dapat. Hahaha. Pag news and current event GMA ako.”

Araullo, who formerly worked as a reporter for TV Patrol, hosted “Umagang Kay Ganda” as well as “Red Alert”. As a Kapamilya journalist, Araullo earned several awards including a bronze world medal at the New York Festivals Awards for his documentary “Warmer” in 2017, Best Public Service Program Host for “Red Alert” in 2017 and SUPER (Salute to Unparalled People, Endeavours and Resources) Awards in 2014.

He is set to appear in the upcoming movie “Citizen Jake, which is the comeback movie of acclaimed director Mike De Leon.

-- Mini, The Summit Express


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