Updated: August 28, 2016, 1:45PM
Araullo released a statement Sunday clarifying that his political views were not a factor in his decision to resign as reporter for ABS-CBN News.
Read his statement below:
Hi everyone. For clarity :) pic.twitter.com/dA5OSli5Lj— Atom Araullo (@atomaraullo) August 28, 2016
The popular news personality, who is known for his coverage of super typhoon Yolanda in 2013, will remain with the Kapamilya Network as an on-cam talent.
"Atom had filed his resignation from his reportorial duties but will remain an on-camera talent of ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs," Senior Vice President for News and Current Affairs Ging Reyes said in a statement to Media Newser Philippines.
She added: "He said he arrived at this decision to be able to pursue other endeavors that would also help him grow as a journalist and as a host. He is aware that the news organization has included him in its future plans and will continue to tap his talent for stories, coverage and events that befit a journalist of his caliber."
Araullo will continue as one of the mainstays of Umagang Kay Ganda and as the host of the current affairs program Red Alert.