Julius Babao announced on Friday, December 31, that he will be leaving ABS-CBN.
The broadcast journalist has been part of the Kapamilya network for 28 years.
"Hindi po ito pagpapaalam kundi isang pahayag ng pasasalamat sa lahat ng aking mga naging Kapamilya sa loob ng 28 taon," he said on TV Patrol.
He added, "Dito sa ABS-CBN, natupad ang mga pangarap ko sa buhay."
Following the announcement of his departure, ABS-CBN News released a statement.
"Julius began his career in broadcast journalism at ABS-CBN, where he embodied the company's mission of service for 28 years by reporting on important national issues and events, producing unflinching exposes of abuses that benefited the helpless, and serving Filipinos in need of various types of assistance through his TV and radio programs," ABS-CBN news said.
"We respect his decision to pursue his professional career outside of ABS-CBN and wish him well in his future pursuits," the statement added.