Everyone was indeed shocked and in disbelief when Atom Araullo revealed that he'll be leaving ABS-CBN for good. In the episode of Umagang Kay Ganda on September 15, Atom speaks up and revealed all the details on why he decided to leave the show.
In the interview he said that the Kapamilya Network has opened more doors for his careers and for that, he thanked them.
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“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,” He said
He also stated that even though he'd take a new path now, he still respects the network who helped him be who he is today.
“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.”
He also recalled how he started in the industry but then, everything really has an end. After years of working in the Kapamilya network, Atom finally decided to leave and explore the other things that he's capable of doing.
“Marami pa kasi akong planong gawin, mga gustong subukan. Kailangan ko mag-focus. Pero, siyempre, ganun pa rin ang trabaho natin—sa mundo ng journalism. Pero ang dami rin kasing opportunities na nagbubukas nitong mga nakaraang buwan.
“At dahil na rin sa mga nagawa natin dito sa UKG, alam niyo naman yung mga interes ko, halu-halo rin ‘yan. Napasok na tayo sa larangan ng filmmaking, yung Citizen Jake, abangan niyo. Mahilig rin ako kumuha ng litrato, susubukan din natin yun.”
He's currently working on a project called Citizen Jake. It is a film directed by Mike De Leon.
“Ako naman, e, tuwang-tuwa dahil supportive din naman yung management, at wala naman kaming mga napag-awayan dito sa mga mangyayaring ito. Napag-usapan namin na may mga bagay na may simula at may katapusan."
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“At eto na yung panahon kumbaga, e, sumubok lang ng bagong landas.”
Meanwhile, the ABS-CBN Also released a statement about his decision:
“ABS-CBN has allowed journalist Atom Araullo to explore new interests in film, broadcast, and digital media outside of the company. 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.
“ABS-CBN wishes Atom all the best in his future endeavors. He will always remain a Kapamilya."
Via: ManilaReaders YouTube