- Dozens of celebrities wished good luck to Kuya Kim Atienza as he begins a new chapter in his professional life
- The TV Patrol resident weatherman, whose trademark parting message has become a household word, bid goodbye to the network that has been his home since the 90s
- Kuya Kim gave out a cryptic message that Friday’s TV Patrol episode will be historical
- His friend, Gretchen Fullido, also shared a video of Kuya Kim’s “last practice” as TV Patrol weatherman
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Many celebrities wished Kuya Kim Atienza well as he sets out on a new chapter in his professional life.
The TV Patrol resident weather is reported to leaving and transfer to GMA Network.
Kuya Kim himself gave a cryptic message that Friday’s TV Patrol episode will be historical.
It isn’t clear what the resident weatherman meant, though his friend, Gretchen Fullido, already posted a video of Kuya Kim in his “last practice.”
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Kim has been a permanent fixture of TV Patrol since 2006 since the demise of Ernie Baron.
His trademark, “ang buhay ay weather-weather lang,” has been a household word since he uttered it.
After it became clear that he is indeed leaving the network, celebrities heaped him with messages of good luck and many of them assuring him of good days ahead.
Among the first to assure and wish Kuya Kim well is veteran broadcaster Korina Sanchez.
“Many good things must end. But many other good things never do,” she commented on the post of Kim bidding his colleagues at TV Patrol goodbye.
“May the Lord comfort you as you begin a new journey,” actress Donita Rose also wrote her own comment on Kuya Kim’s post.
It’s Showtime’s Vhong Navarro expressed his affection to his “Ninong Kim” in his comment.
“Love you Ninong @kuyakim_atienza! God bless you more!”
Other It’s Showtime hosts also wished the resident weatherman well as he embarks on a new journey.
Alejandro Ilagan Atienza, who became known by his moniker Kuya Kim, is a former politician, weather anchor, actor, and television personality. He has served as a politician from 1995 to 2004. He hosted ABS-CBN's educational show, 'Matanglawin', and became the weather anchor of the network's television newscast, TV Patrol. Kuya Kim is also a host for the popular noontime variety show, 'It's Showtime'.
A video of Kuya Kim Atienza practicing his last lines as a weatherman of TV Patrol has gone viral. Gretchen Fullido, his fellow TV Patrol broadcaster went live on Instagram and showed Kuya Kim's last weather. They were at the backstage at the makeup room of ABS-CBN. Kuya Kim was reading several pages of bond paper, practicing for his last weather.
Another video of Kuya Kim, which was captured during his shooting in GMA, also went viral. As per the TikTok video, the grand welcome for Kuya Kim was that he was on a motorcycle, as he enters the gates of the Kapuso network compound. It even stated that before, when Atom Araullo transferred, his grand welcome was that he was riding on a vehicle. Kuya Kim, as per the TikTok post, would be a great addition to the Kapuso News Team.