After 28 years, Julius Babao leaves ABS-CBN


Julius Babao has officially left the Kapamilya network after 28 years. 

The broadcast journalist announced his departure from ABS-CBN during his final appearance on TV Patrol on Friday, December 31, 2021. 

“Hindi po ito pagpapaalam kundi isang pahayag ng pasasalamat sa lahat ng aking mga naging Kapamilya sa loob ng 28 taon,” Julius said. 

“Dito na po ako lumaki sa ABS-CBN, nagkaroon ng magandang karera, nakilala ang aking asawa, at nagkaroon ng pagkakataon na makatulong sa maraming mamamayan,” he added. 

The 53-year-old newsman, who said that the network was where his dreams came true, also took time to thank ABS-CBN bosses and colleagues, as well as viewers. 

“Hindi ko po mararating ang kinatatayuan ko ngayon, kung hindi po dahil sa inyo. Maraming maraming salamat po sa inyong lahat.” 

In a tweet, Julis shared a photo of him looking at the Kapamilya network logo at the ABS-CBN’s lobby.  

ABS-CBN, meanwhile, released a statement on Julius’ departure: “We respect his decision to professional career outside of ABS-CBN and wish him well in his future pursuits.”

Julius is notable for anchoring newscast programs such as TV Patrol and Bandila, and the public service program Mission Possible, among others. He also hosted DZMM Teleradyo programs Radyo Patrol Balita, Headline Pilipinas and Lingkod Pilipinas, to name a few. 

Karen Davila earlier penned a heartwarming note, sharing how she felt nostalgic over her co-news anchor’s departure from the Kapamilya network. 

“Kapamilyas come and go but our hearts remain bonded for life. I pray and believe for better times ahead for ABS-CBN. We are strong. Bilong ang mundo at alam ko, magkikita tayong muli. Wishing you well Julius,” wrote Karen. 

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