Atom Araullo

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Atom Araullo
Atom Araullo at Mendiola, Manila, June 2009.jpg
Araullo at Mendiola, Manila in June 2009
Born Alfonso Tomas Pagaduan Araullo
(1982-10-19) October 19, 1982 (age 34)
Quezon City, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Education University of the Philippines Diliman
Occupation Field Reporter, TV host
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)

Alfonso Tomas Pagaduan Araullo (born October 19, 1982), better known as Atom Araullo, is a Filipino model, TV presenter, triathlete and news reporter of ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs[1] shows like Umagang Kay Ganda, TV Patrol World and Bandila. He was also a contributor to Studio 23's Y Speak.

Biography[edit]

Childhood[edit]

Born to an activist family, Araullo spent most of his early childhood days with his parents battling it out during the Marcos dictatorship. This has exposed him to the political struggle in the country. During his early elementary school days, his parents exposed him to sports and the theater. As a result, he became part of several plays and has joined various competitions as a triathlete.

Education[edit]

He finished his elementary education at the Ateneo de Manila, and his high school education at the Philippine Science High School. Araullo graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Physics from the University of the Philippines (Diliman Campus).[1] There he became a member of the League of Filipino Students (LFS), as well as the chairperson of the Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights - UP (STAND-UP). He also won as Councilor in the UP Diliman University Student Council elections of 2003, garnering the highest number of votes. He ran as the student council Chairperson the next year, but lost by a few hundred votes.

Career[edit]

During his childhood years, Atom was part of 5 and Up (produced by Probe Productions, Inc.) He also used to host the Studio 23 morning show Breakfast, The National Quiz Bee, and Probe Media Foundation Inc.'s Kabataan Xpress Basta Sports, Kalye: Mga Kwento Ng Lansangan with Anthony Taberna and Sol Aragones. He currently hosts Red Alert, and Umagang Kay Ganda.

Initially rumored, Araullo confirmed his resignation as a news reporter of ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs, specifically from his reportorial duties on TV Patrol, Bandila, and the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) in late August 2016. He explained that he wanted to explore opportunities and pursue other interest debunking the rumor that he opted for resignation because of his strong opinions about the controversy surrounding the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes' Cemetery) in which some people accused him of being a biased reporter, thereby affecting the integrity of the news department.[2]

TV Shows[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards and Nomination
Year Award Giving Body Category Nominated Work Results
2008 22nd PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Public Affairs Program Host Y Speak Nominated
2013 27th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Morning Show Host (shared with Umagang Kay Ganda host) Umagang Kay Ganda Nominated
Best Documentary Program Host Hiwaga Nominated
2014 28th PMPC Star Awards for TV Nominated
2015 USTv Awards Student Leaders’ Choice for TV Personality Won
Platinum Stallion Media Awards Most Trusted Field Reporter Award TV Patrol Won
2016 USTv Awards Student Leaders’ Choice of TV Personality Won
Students' Choice of Social Media Personality Won
Golden Laurel: Lycean Choice Media Awards Best Morning Show Host Umagang Kay Ganda Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Teves, Maria Althea (15 March 2009). "Atom Araullo: From physics to activism to journalism". ABS-CBN News. Archived from the original on 4 February 2011. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "ABS-CBN News reporter Atom Araullo resigns from reportorial duties". Manila Bulletin. August 27, 2016. Retrieved August 27, 2016.