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Kim Atienza: Alden Richards helped decision to move from ABS-CBN to GMA

Jan Milo Severo –

October 5, 2021 | 1:59pm

MANILA, Philippines — Newest Kapuso host Kim Atienza revealed that it was Alden Richards who he saw as a sign from above that’s why he decided to transfer from ABS-CBN to GMA Network.

At his recent press conference as a new member of GMA -7, Kim said he’s asking his friends for opinions and he looked for a sign. 

“I was asking them, ‘What will people think if I transfer? Is it okay to transfer, to consider other options? Those [friends] said, ‘Of course, people will understand’,” he said.

“While we were discussing my move to GMA-7, someone calls my name then I look. He was wearing a mask — he came from the gym upstairs. It was Alden Richards. Sabi nu’ng dalawang kasama ko, ‘Kim, ‘di ba sign ‘yon? Pinag-uusapan natin GMA and then bumaba si Alden.’ Sabi ko, ‘Oo nga’,” he added.

After the incident, Kim said GMA Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Communications Angel Javier Cruz also called him. Then GMA Films president Annette Gozon Valdes also called him.

“All in that same day, kinikilabutan ako. Sabi ko, ‘Lord, ‘yung signs na binigay mo, ang linaw,’” he said. 

The longtime “TV Patrol” weatherman said he properly bid his farewell to the Kapamilya network. 

“I was able to say goodbye properly,” he said. “They took it well.”

Kim’s projects in the Kapuso network include “24 Oras,” “Mars Pa More” and “Dapat Alam Mo.”

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