Published: Friday 15 September, 2017

Atom Araullo Confirms Transfer GMA, and Why He’s Leaving ABS CBN (VIDEO)

Atom Araullo is leaving ABS CBN and transferring to GMA Network. Atom himself confirmed his decision to leave on Umagang Kay Ganda (UKG) this morning, his last day at ABS CBN.

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Atom Araullo leaves ABS CBN, transfers to GMA Network.

In a statement released on his Instagram, Atom Araullo said the time has come “to explore emerging opportunities and challenges beyond the organization.”

“Working with ABS-CBN for over a decade has been an amazing adventure. However, the time has come to explore emerging opportunities and challenges beyond the organization. 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. To all the hardworking men and women of ABS-CBN, maraming maraming salamat :)”

For its part, ABS CBN released the following statement on Araullo’s departure after more than a decade with the network.

“ABS-CBN has allowed journalist Atom Araullo to explore new interests in film, broadcast and digital media outside of the company,” ABS CBN said.

“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,” the statement added.

“ABS-CBN wishes Atom all the best in his future endeavors. He will always remain a Kapamilya.”

It will be recalled that Atom Araullo resigned from his reportorial duties last year but, according to rumors, ABS CBN would not accept his resignation. He remained a ‘talent’ of the network until his departure was finally announced today.

For the record, Atom Araullo is better fitted for GMA Network which has a much better news and public affairs department than its rival.