Ted Failon is expected to transfer to Radyo 5 which is operated by TV 5 after DZMM became a casualty of ABS-CBN’s franchise bid.
In line with the retrenchment program of ABS-CBN following the non-renewal of their franchise, more employees are saying goodbye to their jobs at the network. One of them is Ted, a radio broadcaster and news anchor.
Accordingly, Failon was permitted by the ABS-CBN executives to shift to the radio station of the TV5 network. As he transfers, he will also bring along with him the staff of his radio program, Failon Ngayon.
Failon is the host of the investigative program, Failon Ngayon, which had been airing on TV since 2009 and on radio since 2011.
He has also been one of the anchors of the news program of ABS-CBN, TV Patrol since 2004.
After the announcement of the retrenchment program by the ABS-CBN heads, Failon expressed his despair as they are bound to lose their jobs.
“To be frank about it, sadly, wala ang franchise, at cease operation na supposed to be. So it follows na lahat po ng AM at FM stations po, definitely ay hindi na po makapagpapatuloy,” he said.
“Alam mo, ang napakahirap din kung ikaw yung management, yung sitwasyon na papa’no ka makapagpapatuloy pa rin, para meron pa ring maisalba na mga manggagawa. Bagamat ito ho yung pinakamasakit na pagkakataon na para ho matukoy mo kung sino pa rin ang maaaring mag-stay, para sa patuloy pong operasyon ng ilan pa hong mga programa ng ABS-CBN para maisahimpapawid ‘yan. Hindi ho sa pamamagitan ng broadcast through sa frequency, kung hindi ho sa cable at through the internet,” he added.