Julius Babao leaves ABS-CBN after 28 years

MANILA, Philippines – After 28 years, Julius Babao is leaving ABS-CBN as one of the network’s top broadcast journalists.

Babao announced Friday, December 31 on “TV Patrol” that he is signing off as a Kapamilya news anchor.

Julius Babao part ways with ABS-CBN. Screenshot from Kapamilya Online Live

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

On Sunday (January 2), he will make his final broadcast on “TeleRadyo Balita.”

“Julius began his career in broadcast journalism at ABS-CBN, where he embodied the company’s mission of service for 28 years by reporting on important national issues and events, producing unflinching exposés of abuses that benefited the helpless, and serving Filipinos in need of various types of assistance through his TV and radio programs,” the Kapamilya Network said in a statement.

“We respect his decision to pursue his professional career outside of ABS-CBN and wish him well in his future pursuits,” the network added.

Babao said he is hoping for the network back on free television and radio.

— The Summit Express