Failon leaves ABS-CBN

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    ABS-CBN announced yesterday that veteran broadcast journalist Ted Failon is leaving the network.

    The statement said Failon’s last appearance on his two programs, “TV Patrol” and “Failon Ngayon sa TeleRadyo” will be August 31, and that the decision for his departure is because of the non-approval of the ABS-CBN franchise application.

    Below is the statement in toto:

    “Multi-awarded broadcast journalist Ted Failon is leaving ABS-CBN after 30 years. He will make his final appearance on “TV Patrol” and “Failon Ngayon sa TeleRadyo” on August 31.

    “The closure of ABS-CBN’s radio broadcast operations led to his painful decision and we respect it. We admire Ted’s talent, passion, and commitment to radio as his most effective medium in serving the Filipino people.

    “We thank Ted for his many years of dedication and service as a Kapamilya broadcast journalist. He will always be a Kapamilya. We wish him well on his journey.”

    The announcement happens more than a month after ABS-CBN’s 25-year application for a franchise was denied by the House of Representatives legislative franchises committee on July 10.