“The rumor about the resignation is just a rumor. I am still with ABS-CBN,” Babao said in a text message.
Babao’s reaction came amid reshuffle in the popular news program “TV Patrol” which reintroduced former Vice President Noli de Castro and Korina Sanchez, wife of vice presidential candidate Mar Roxas, Monday night.
The move edged out Babao and Karen Davila, his co-host on the news program. Ted Failon will continue as anchor of “TV Patrol” with De Castro and Davila.
It was reported that Babao and Davila will join Ces Drilon in the late night news program “Bandila” last Monday night.
But Babao said that he has not joined the “Bandila” team. He will continue his radio program “Magandang Morning with Julius and Tintin” aired over DZMM on weekends and the investigative show “XXX.”
“XXX,” which airs every Monday midnight, is also hosted by Pinky Webb and Henry Omaga-Diaz. Husband and wife team Babao and Bersola also host “Magandang Morning” weekends from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. over DZMM.
Babao also kept silent about his plans in the network, although it was reported that he has met with TV executives on his planned transfer to other networks.
“I cannot make any comment about the status of my work at this time, I hope you understand,” said Babao.
Reports claim that Davila has resigned from ABS-CBN.
Unconfirmed reports said that Davila has also met with executives of TV5 for her transfer to the progressive network.
It is said that no agreement has been formalized between Davila and TV5 executives.
“Mukhang puno na yata ang slot ng TV5 kaya walang napagkasunduan sila Karen at ang ang executives ng TV5,” said Cristy Fermin, one of the co-hosts of the noontime show “Juicy” aired daily over TV5.
By ROBERT R. REQUINTINA