Last Friday, netizens went abuzz upon the official announcement of news and current affairs personality Atom Araullo‘s resignation from ABS-CBN. (READ STORY HERE) Tonight, it was revealed on GMA News’ 24 Oras that the 32-year old multi-slashie is officially back to being a Kapuso. It can be recalled that Atom started as a young reporter in the now-defunct 5&Up, a Probe Productions blocktimer in GMA back in the ’90s. He also had a sports segment in 24 Oras (ATOMic sports) before being associated to ABS-CBN.

Featured images courtesy of Probe TV and GMA Network

Photos from our 2011 file. Courtesy of Probe Productions and Spot.ph

Photos from our 2011 file. Courtesy of Probe Productions and ABS-CBN.

Photos from our 2011 file. Courtesy of Probe Productions and BJ Pascual’s blog

Based on 24 Oras report by Aubrey Carampel, Atom is set to do documentaries with GMA and is going to be the 5th host of the award-winning documentary program,  i-Witness.

Atom’s manager Noel Ferrer shared this on Instagram:

THANK YOU to dear friends @nessavaldellon & @annettegozon who have always been understanding and supportive of “leaps of faith.” (Our Philo & Theo orals may have made our hearts speak.) @arleneisac finally, it happened! @angeljaviercruz salamat!!!❤️CONGRATULATIONS @atomaraullo !!! 👍👏❤️🙏 Here are parts of Atom’s FIRST interview as a Kapuso. “Ang dami kong gusto kong gawin. This seems to be good place to do them.” Matatandaang galing din si Atom sa GMA7 dahil du’n unang umere ang kanyang kiddie show na “5 and Up.” Halos isang dekada ring nakalipas, naging segment anchor din siya sa weekend newscast ni Jessica Soho na “Atomic Sports” sa 24 Oras. Ngayon, focused muna si Atom sa paggawa ng kanyang sariling documentary special on the Philippine Seas. I-wewelcome din siya bilang dagdag sa napakapestihiyosong roster ng iWitness hosts. “Hindi ko alam kung ano ang alam ng tao tungkol sa akin. Isang bahagi lang ng buhay ang alam ng mga manonood. Gusto kong mas marami akong mas ma share kaya I am exploring the long form ng journalism – ‘yung paggawa ng documentaries.” “There is this undeniable need to grow, and this is where my journey took me. Ang dami pang puwedeng gawin.” “Ang dami ko ring hinahangaan dito tulad nina Howie Severino, si Ma’am Jessica na unang nakatrabaho ko; sina Sir Mike Enriquez, marami. I hope to be able to learn a lot from everyone.” Isang reporter ng GMA News Online ang nagsabi kay Atom na nakakatuwa at ang laki raw ng fanbase niya, bagay na ikinagulat ng bagong balik na Kapuso. Sabi niya, “To be a journalist with fans is kind of odd, but Im not complaining. But we all know that fame just comes and goes. Lalo akong napepressure maging magaling at mabuti. I have to continuously show people that I deserve that kind of trust. That’s why I just have to get better in my journalism; actually, in everything that I do.” “Maraming salamat sa magandang pagtanggap, Asahan niyong hindi ko sasayangin ang inyong pagtitiwala.” #Kapuso #AtomAraullo

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Noel Ferrer’s caption:

“THANK YOU to dear friends @nessavaldellon & @annettegozon who have always been understanding and supportive of “leaps of faith.” (Our Philo & Theo orals may have made our hearts speak.) @arleneisac finally, it happened! @angeljaviercruz salamat!!!❤️CONGRATULATIONS @atomaraullo !!! 👍👏❤️🙏 Here are parts of Atom’s FIRST interview as a Kapuso. “Ang dami kong gusto kong gawin. This seems to be good place to do them.” Matatandaang galing din si Atom sa GMA7 dahil du’n unang umere ang kanyang kiddie show na “5 and Up.” Halos isang dekada ring nakalipas, naging segment anchor din siya sa weekend newscast ni Jessica Soho na “Atomic Sports” sa 24 Oras.

Ngayon, focused muna si Atom sa paggawa ng kanyang sariling documentary special on the Philippine Seas.
I-wewelcome din siya bilang dagdag sa napakaprestihiyosong roster ng iWitness hosts. “Hindi ko alam kung ano ang alam ng tao tungkol sa akin. Isang bahagi lang ng buhay ang alam ng mga manonood. Gusto kong mas marami akong mas ma-share kaya I am exploring the long form ng journalism – ‘yung paggawa ng documentaries.” “There is this undeniable need to grow, and this is where my journey took me. Ang dami pang puwedeng gawin.” “Ang dami ko ring hinahangaan dito tulad nina Howie Severino, si Ma’am Jessica na unang nakatrabaho ko; sina Sir Mike Enriquez, marami. I hope to be able to learn a lot from everyone.” Isang reporter ng GMA News Online ang nagsabi kay Atom na nakakatuwa at ang laki raw ng fanbase niya, bagay na ikinagulat ng bagong balik na Kapuso.
Sabi niya, “To be a journalist with fans is kind of odd, but Im not complaining. But we all know that fame just comes and goes. Lalo akong nape-pressure maging magaling at mabuti.
I have to continuously show people that I deserve that kind of trust. That’s why I just have to get better in my journalism; actually, in everything that I do.” “Maraming salamat sa magandang pagtanggap, Asahan niyong hindi ko sasayangin ang inyong pagtitiwala.” #Kapuso #AtomAraullo”

Our Instagram update earlier:

CONFIRMED: #AtomAraullo returns to GMA-7. #GMA #GMANews #iWitness (Video courtesy of 24 Oras, GMA)

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Our old feature on Atom as a 5&Up reporter – READ HERE.

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