GMA Network released a statement regarding the departure of broadcast journalist Atom Araullo from ABS-CBN and his transfer to the Kapuso network.
KAMI learned about the statement from PEP.ph.
GMA Network Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon had this to say about Atom’s transfer:
“Dahil kilala ang GMA-7 sa paggawa ng world class at award-winning documentary and public affairs programs, kami ay nalulugod sa paglipat ni Atom Araullo para lalo siyang mahasa sa pagiging magaling na broadcast journalist at documentarist among others,” Atty. Gozon said.
Here excerpts from the statement released by GMA Network:
"A graduate of Applied Physics from the University of the Philippines-Diliman, Atom was exposed to broadcasting at an early age. In the past decade, he has earned the trust of the viewing public and the respect of his colleagues through the news stories and documentaries he has helped produce.
"His documentary on climate change for his previous network earned Atom a Bronze World Medal at the 2017 New York Festivals World’s Best TV and Films.
"During this same competition, GMA made history for winning three Gold World Medals and three finalist certificates.
"Atom is currently an Advocate for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in the Philippines, a humanitarian organization mandated to lead the protection of refugees and internally displaced persons.
"Atom has also completed shooting legendary director Mike de Leon’s upcoming film Citizen Jake, where he plays the lead role.
"With his return to GMA, Atom is looking forward to doing more documentaries with the Network’s Public Affairs group.”
KAMI believes that Atom will be a big asset to the Kapuso network!