Kapuso TV anchor Atom Araullo gave a statement about the franchise woes of his former network, ABS-CBN.
Recently, a photo showing “24 Oras” newscaster Araullo along with Pia Arcangel and Vicky Morales wearing the colors of the ABS-CBN logo during the GMA News program on Tuesday night had netizens thinking the Kapuso TV hosts were showing support for their embattled rival network.
Now, Araullo has voiced out his thoughts on his Twitter account about the Quo Warranto that was filed on ABS CBN.
“In competition, we bring out the best in each other which hopefully benefits the audience we aim to serve. In defending press freedom as one, we are the proverbial rising tide that lifts all boats. Our hearts go out to our colleagues in these challenging times. Laban lang!”
In competition, we bring out the best in each other which hopefully benefits the audience we aim to serve. In defending press freedom as one, we are the proverbial rising tide that lifts all boats. Our hearts go out to our colleagues in these challenging times. Laban lang!
— Atom Araullo (@atomaraullo) February 12, 2020
ABS-CBN news anchor Bernadette Sembrano thanked her former co-host on Umagang Kay Ganda for his support despite being with the rival network already.
Thank you , Kapuso https://t.co/Hx09EJio7X
— Bernadette Sembrano (@Bernadette_ABS) February 12, 2020
Atom Araullo began his news-reporting career with GMA Network, with his “ATOMic Sports” segment. In 2005, he moved to ABS-CBN where he hosted Red Alert and the morning show Umagang Kay Ganda.
In August 2016, Araullo confirmed his resignation as a news reporter in ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs which sparked speculations that he would change networks.
On September 15, 2017, Araullo left ABS-CBN after 10 years as a Kapamilya. He announced this on Umagang Kay Ganda.
Despite his decision to go back to his home network, he seems to have not forgotten the network where he spent a decade.
The Senate has said that they will not hold a plenary session on February 24 to give way to committee discussions on ABS-CBN’s application to renew its franchise.
The high court had given ABS-CBN five days to respond to Calida’s “very urgent motion” to stop the broadcast network, including its celebrities, from speaking on the quo warranto case.