Noli de Castro bids farewell to his radio program, eyes Senate comeback
MANILA, Philippines — Broadcast journalist Noli De Castro on Thursday bid farewell to his long-running program on Teleradyo as he eyes return to politics.
“Sorry to say na ito ho ang huling araw ko sa Teleradyo for so many years, at kami ho ay nagpapasalamat sa mga nakasama ko dito,” De Castro said over Teleradyo.
(Sorry to say that this is my last day in Teleradyo for so many years, and thank you to those who are with us.)
De Castro is also expected to take oath as a member of Aksyon Demokratiko on Thursday.
“Ako po ay makikipagsapalaran sa bagong panunungkulan, pero tuloy-tuloy ang ating public service, pero ang pagkakataong ito, ay mas magiging malawak na po ang isasagawa kong public service kung susuwertehin sa tulong na din po ninyo,” De Castro added.
(I will venture to a new form of public service. Our public service will go on but this time, the scope of my public service will be larger, if I got lucky, and through your support.)
The veteran journalist who has been using the moniker “Kabayan,” however, lamented that he will quit his radio program with ABS-CBN still having no franchise.
“Ang malungkot lang po ay aalis ako dito na wala pa din kaming prangkisa,” he stressed.
(What’s sad is that I will leave the station without a franchise.)
“Sana’y dumating ang pagkakataon na lahat ho ng natanggal sa ABS-CBN ay makabalik na, napakarami po niyan, libo-libo na mga kasama namin sa ABS-CBN,” he added.
(I hope time will come that all who were retrenched by ABS-CBN can return to their jobs, there are thousands of them.)
He continued: “Sana ay makabawi kami sa mga susunod na taon, sa pamamagitan ng inyong mga panalangin, na magbago ang ihip ng hangin sa mga congressman na uupo billing mga bagong kongresista sa bagong kongreso sa 2022.”
(I hope we could recover in the coming years, through your prayers that the new congressmen in the new congress would change their mind.)
De Castro served as vice president from 2004 to 2010, will return to politics after an 11 year break, this time as a senator.
He topped the senatorial elections in 2001, garnering more than 16 million voters.
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