When news broke out that Atom Araullo has apparently resigned from his post as news reporter for ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs, netizens could not help but laud the actions because to them, this just shows that the reporter did not want to be biased – after all, reporters are supposed to be non-partisan and should only report facts, without sharing their own opinions on the news report (and we all know that only happens in an ideal world).

Atom will no longer appear on ‘TV Patrol’, ‘Bandila’, and ‘ANC’ but he has only resigned from reportorial duties. This means that he will still be seen on TV as host in ‘Umagang Kay Ganda’ and ‘Red Alert’.

A lot of reporters and media outlets have recently been labeled as biased for one-sided reporting or for showing their disapproval on certain issues, especially the controversial drug war headed by no less than the president.

It seems that Atom would rather lose his job as reporter than be labeled as biased! And this earned him praise on social media.

Atom is among those who are critical of the current administration’s policies, including President Rodrigo Duterte’s move to bury former president and dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, a cemetery supposedly reserved only for real heroes of the country.

Now that he has resigned from his post as field reporter, it is believed that Atom could not freely express his opinions without being dubbed as biased! Aside from retaining his hosting duties, however, Atom will be using his free time to possibly pursue his interest in making independent films, write a column in a major daily, and even complete his pending book projects, reveals Fashion Pulis.

What do you think of Atom’s resignation as field reporter for ABS-CBN News?

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