- Rated K, hosted by Korina Sanchez, will soon say goodbye after 16 years of broadcast
- Due to failure in franchise renewal, programs of the Current Affairs department of ABS-CBN will be stopped
- Korina posted a message on Instagram saying this isn’t a goodbye and hopes to come back soon
Korina Sanchez’s Rated K is set to bid farewell as programs in the Current Affairs department of ABS-CBN will be stopped. The fate of these shows was already known to the employees even before the station declared to lay off some of them.
The news magazine program has been running for 16 years since it first aired in May 2004. It was rivaled by GMA’s Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho which premiered in November 2004.
Korina hinted at the unfortunate halt when she posted a cryptic message on Instagram on July 12. Here’s what she said:
“ABSCBN. Practically my first job even before graduating [from] college. It is my honor to have been in the very first show that went back on-air that day, after its franchise was returned to the Lopezes in 1987. “Watch Us Do It Again” was our tagline. And ABSCBN did. And more. And how. And this was after the network had to shut down after the declaration of Martial Law, after owner Geny Lopez was j
ailed and escaped to the US to fi ght another day, after freedom of the press was kille d and then resurrected after more than 20 years.”
She posted a photo holding her 30th-year loyalty award.
She added, “You see, that’s why I hold my 30-year loyalty award trophy with a smile. I believe in miracles. I believe in right winning over wrong. I believe, ABSCBN will be back. You ask me how I am. I am grateful, for more than 30 years serving the Filipino in a Philippine flagship. I am humbled the Lopez family and management trusted me from Day One in my early twenties, till today. I am proud to have been chosen by you to be in your homes almost every single day in my eventful broadcast career. I am excited, for what happens next. And I am certain, history will do this entire.
This isn’t goodbye. This is, see you again. Hopefully sooner than later. Handa na ba kayo?”
Her fans empathized with her and are looking forward to her comeback.
Aside from her program, here are other shows affected by the cessation: Umagang Kay Ganda, Matanglawin by Kim Atienza, Mission Possible by Julius Babao, Kuha Mo! by Anthony Taberna, Failon Ngayon by Ted Failon, S.O.C.O. by Gus Abelgas, and the documentary shows of the Current Affairs department ng ABS-CBN.
On July 10, 70 members of the House Committee voted in favor of the resolution citing denial of ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal while only 11 were against it.