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Maria Ressa Resigns as Head of ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs

ABS-CBN's News chief, Maria Ressa, is no longer renewing her contract, which will expire on January 3, 2011.

Here is the full statement of Maria Ressa as released by Mr. Bong R. Osorio, ABS-CBN Corporate Communications Head:

“There is a time and place for everything in our lives. My time and place as head of ABS-CBN News & Current Affairs is nearing its end.

My contract ends on Jan. 3, 2011, and I will not be renewing. I have
nearly six months of accumulated leaves so I will go on terminal leave
beginning Nov. 15.

It’s time for me to move on, but it’s important we transition properly and prepare our organization – and its new leader – for the challenges ahead.

Ging Reyes will be taking over as news head. She will be arriving in
Manila on Oct. 18 to begin our transition. Home-grown ABS-CBN, she has more than twenty years experience as a journalist, the last eight years as North America bureau chief. Please give her your full support as she takes the helm of our multi-platform operations.

I want to thank you for six amazing, incredible years where we took risks together to help define the future of journalism and our nation. We decided to take a stand and say no to corruption; to embrace the growth of social media; and to join hands with citizen journalists to patrol our votes and our nation . Thank you for your trust and support, for following me even when I tilt at windmills.

Journalism faces challenging days ahead. Value and protect your editorial independence. I wish you clarity of thought, stamina, and courage to fight for what is right and avoid the compromise of mediocrity.

You have taught me so much about what it means to be a Filipino. While my time with this company is ending, one of the most precious things it has given me are our friendships, which I hope will continue to grow even when I’m no longer with ABS-CBN.

-Maria Ressa

49 Comments on Maria Ressa Resigns as Head of ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs

  1. callcenter // October 14, 2010 at 4:07 pm //

    pwede ba c korina sanchez na lang ang head….

  2. STOP DREAMING GMA RESSA WILL NEVER EVER GO TO GMA YUCKKK GMA SUCKS! // October 14, 2010 at 11:45 am //

    she is my idol..galing nya

  3. Okrabes Torres // October 13, 2010 at 7:23 pm //

    She was forced by ABiaS CBN to resign since she wrote a column regarding P-Abnoy’s greatest mistake at the Wall Street Journal. Knowing ABiaS CBN, malaking utang na loob sa mga Aquino, they kick Maria Ressa. Kung ako kay Maria Ressa okay lang, kasi she lost her credibility since joining ABiaS CBN.

  4. Pumunta sana siya sa GMA… hahaha.. XD

  5. FYI

    Wala pong kalaban ang ANC sa ratings when it comes to philipine news and current affairs…
    It is d only channel which caters to the whims of the PEOPLE not to those advertisers…
    They serve and lead journalism in the country…
    Maria Ressa stood strong through time, with her experience and intelect, he made abs-cbn news and current affairs the best in the country, at par with international news orgs.
    With innovations like ‘Bayan/Boto mo Ipatrol Mo’ that offered venues for teens and the youth to participate in our country’s movements, they woke nationalism in every heart of Filipinos WORLDWIDE…
    She truly is a one-of-a-kind pearl that cannot be replaced.

  6. abs – cbn is still no 1 nationwide…..wag natin gawan ng issue kung gusto ng magretired ni maria ressa… she deserved a break afterall marami na siya napatunayan….

  7. Starmo-tanga // October 13, 2010 at 3:09 am //

    Resign ba ito o Retire, linawin nga ninyo ang Heading nyo.

  8. ABSCBN INTERNAL POLITICS // October 12, 2010 at 11:44 pm //

    ayan kasi spliced and edited news ang kapamilya kaya umalis na si ms ressa. ABiaSed-Cbn.

  9. goingToTV5 // October 12, 2010 at 10:06 pm //

    she will be joining TV5 in 2012, pustahan.

  10. normal lang tao mag comments either bad or not opinion nila. ang tao mag babago , may kanya kanyang sariling plano sa buhay. if somebody reacts sa mga tao nag comments ng bad, yon ay opinion lang. give them chance to say something. freedom ..

  11. Goodluck!!!!Maria

  12. Anonymous // October 12, 2010 at 8:26 pm //

    ANO BA YAN, ISA ISA NA NAGSISILAYASAN SA DOS HAHA, THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG DAW TLGA SA NEWS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS NG DOS KAYA AALIS NA C RESSA…MABABA KASI RATINGS NILA AT ALAM NYANG PALUBOG NA ANG DOS…MAY KINIKILINGAN KASI CLA AT UN ANG AYAW NI RESSA

  13. well what do we expect to those squatters/kapuso..walang substance… magbasa muna kayo ng article, bago kayo mag insert ng topic na hindi connected, ratings??? what the heck… anung ratings? ang kakapal nyo bigla nyo ipapasok ang ratings issue,,, e wala nga kau nun…bitches… kung di pa mandya ang mga kapuso wala nmn maniniwala sa knila…FYI totoo na nang aalok ng groceries ang gma 7… i witnessed it…

  14. Kapamilya_ako // October 12, 2010 at 7:52 pm //

    Mali naman, hindi naman nagresign si Maria Ressa. Di na xa nagrenew ng contract. Ibang-iba un sa nagresign.

  15. she came from CNN before transferring to ABSCBN,pero nagsimula xa sa probe sa abscbn

  16. psychology ako // October 12, 2010 at 7:08 pm //

    dont wory,dami pa nkalineup na papalit sa kanya na magagaling din!gudluck ms ressa! hnd biro ngawa u sa abs at sa bwat pilipino around d globe!sana nxt na mkta kta e nasa CNN kna!para leveling!hehe.

  17. isa akong true blooded kapamilya // October 12, 2010 at 6:29 pm //

    let us admit that ABS-CBN is facing many problems and trials right now…from willie’s case,some low tv ratings(pilipinas win na win,iDOL),to resignation of Ms.Ressa na hindi kaagad naayos ni Pres.Charo at ni Tv head cory vidanes…ang dami talagang problema…but the good point is, ABS-CBN still stands strong,fighting and trying to fix the problems…alam kong maayos ito ng ABS…isa itong malaking pagsubok na alam ko malalampasan ng ABS-CBN…wla naman sigurong company na walang problema..but inspite of that, the fact remains true that ABS-CBN is still no.1…GO ABS…God blesses You always…trials lang yan…^_^

  18. tama ka # 31…. Iiwanan nya ang abs-cbn na masaya at mataas ang rating ang mga show current affairs…

  19. Yung iba talaga walang magawa sa buhay. Tumahimik na lang kayo, kung wala kayong magandang sasabihin. Natatawa ako dito, ano naman ang kinalaman ng ratings sa pagresign ni Maria Ressa. Basahin nyo ngang mabuti yung article. Gagawa’t gagawa ng butas para masiraan lang. Naku, bad yan ha. Magbago na! Anyway Goodluck kaya Ms. Ging Reyes. 🙂

  20. solid kapamilya // October 12, 2010 at 5:46 pm //

    I wonder where she is going to work after ABS. ANyway, she is still one of the best!!! KUDOS Maria Ressa. All the best in your next job.

  21. starsikat // October 12, 2010 at 5:39 pm //

    Isang napakagaling at kahanga-hangang imahe sa industriya ng journalism…
    Ipagpatuloy sana ng papalit sa kanya ang mga nasimulan niya…
    The best pa rin kasi ang Kapamilya…

  22. umalis kasi hindi masaya sa ebs, mababa ratings nila.

  23. Ms. Ressa, as a head of abs-cbn news and current affairs contributed big to the progress of news reporting in the country.
    The way she speaks and stands in every problem that were faced by ABS News & Current Affairs makes her simply the best head all over the country and incomparable even to GME7 head for new & current affairs.
    She has spend her job to the fullest. Her job is not about ratings nor about what would be other people could say to her. But it is purely about public service to the Filipino worldwide. She is not living in this world and doing her job to please everyone (e.g kapuso fans) but she is there in that position to serve the people who believed in her and her capacity to deliver fresh and unbiased news to Filipinos.
    She is a woman of influence and intelligence.

  24. tfc UNITED KINGDOM // October 12, 2010 at 4:36 pm //

    danny buenafe abs-cbn europe news bureau chief

  25. abs-cbn tfc // October 12, 2010 at 4:13 pm //

    abs-cbn may news bureau chief sa middle east, north america, europe, at australia!! win na win!!

  26. basta lang kasi may ma-icomment eh…hindi man lang nag-iisip! dyusmeo!

  27. mga kapuso mga bobo tayo!! // October 12, 2010 at 4:01 pm //

    yah totoo iyan bobo talaga mga kapuso!

  28. ABS-CBN CORPORATION POSTED A NET INCOME OF 2.85 BILLION PESOS IN THE THIRD QUARTER OF 2010, A RECORD BREAKING IN PHILIPPINE TV HISTORY // October 12, 2010 at 3:59 pm //

    i love abs-cbn news and current affairs!

  29. i dont understand why people here keep connecting this to network war? it is just simply that Ms. Maria Ressa resigns due to her contract expiry next year and she has to move on to a greater heights…ano naman kinalaman nya sa network ratings??? People here should grow…napaka-immature ninyo!

  30. abs patuloy ang pagbagsak // October 12, 2010 at 3:37 pm //

    Sya pa naman ang nagiisang may credibility sa ABS. It’s just natural that she can’t stay sa isang biased station. Low ratings + low credibility =ABS-CBN.

  31. fairmedia // October 12, 2010 at 3:18 pm //

    im more of a kapuso but i like this woman. i think this woman really speaks with a substance, fluency and intelligence. i do admire her personally and she’s indeed a great loss to abs-cbn’s news and current affairs!

  32. Sayang na sayang…. pero bahagi ng buhay ang goodbye. Goodluck for a new and challenging life ahead.

  33. Anonymous // October 12, 2010 at 1:46 pm //

    sa mga kapuso na nagsasabing bias ang news dept. ng abs-cbn, try think again.
    sa abs kahit nakakasira sa mga talents ng dos sige pa rin sila sa pagbabalita pero sa gma7, me news blackout agad.
    sino ba ang may mataas na credibility rating?

    sino ngayon ang mas me pinoprotektahan?
    walang kinikilingan? pero sa totoo lang, napaka-bias ng gma7, kahit itanong mo sa mga kamag-anak ni manny villar!

  34. i guess there’s a BIG offer from her from other channel…let’s wait and see…

  35. Malaki talg ang problema ng mg Kapuso--- Bitter throughout their lives... // October 12, 2010 at 1:21 pm //

    Hindi daw bais ang GME..hehehehe.. ano pa ang tandem ni Mike Defensor nd Mike Enriquez… no pa ang panloloko ng HOLOGRAM…iniisip kasi ng Kapuso Netowk n bobita at bobito ang mamayang Pilipino…

    In the service of the FIlipino… ABS-CBN…

    By the way..may news bureau North America ang GME? Meron ba silang ENglish News chanel?

  36. Sadyang dumadating ang mga ganyang eksena. Haay. 🙁

    Gayunpaman, nagpapasalamat kaming mga Kapamilya sa inyo, Gng. Ressa at sa lahat din ng mga naging kontribusyon ninyo sa ABS-CBN. Kudos!

    Good luck din po pala kay Gng. Reyes at congratulations sa promotion! 😀

  37. Chuvaneska // October 12, 2010 at 1:00 pm //

    Ha ha bias daw ,tanda mo paba ang mike defensor at mike enriquez tandem ha ha ha bubitang bakla,walang tatalo sa abs sa news diba pag may balita kay pgma labas kaagad sa abs sa gma defend kaagad kay pgma,abs cbn news sikat sa buong mundo goodluck nlang kung kayo ang piliin ni mr carandang na mag send ng entry sa peabody na di naman sika

  38. kapamilyucks // October 12, 2010 at 1:00 pm //

    as expected, abs-cbn news has no credibility at all..their heads are always resigning..and since they are always bias, the rigodon of resignations are expected to follow…well, abs cbn has never learned its lessons and perhaps will never learn it in the future..their interest is always afront…the downfall of this station will soon come because of its sins

  39. ang mga GMA news and current affairs workers,, lumipat tpos laos na sila, ang iba napromote papuntang ABS-CBN

    ang mga Kapamilya news and current affairs workers napupunta sa ibang bansa dahil pwedeng makipagsabayan worldwide..

    Maria Ressa is the best! I remember when Senators try divert their mistakes to ABS-CBN… She stands with pride,,

    noong interview ni Mel, date lang ang pinagtatanong kay Noynoy!! bobita talga pag kapuso

  40. sayang! idol ko pa naman sya..napakafluent nyang magsalita, a very witty person.she’s a great loss for the abs-cbn management

  41. to #5, adik ka sa kape no.. maxado kang tensionado sa abs.. kabado?? your saying it other way around.. baka ung pinagmamalaki mo ang walng budget..

  42. bitter na kanguso!

  43. abs-cbn astig!! // October 12, 2010 at 12:37 pm //

    congrats ms. ressa for a job well done!

  44. hello,
    kawawa naman s ms. ressa, bias kasi ang kapamilya, ayan mahina lahat ng news programs ng kapamilya…walang increase tuloy si ms. ressa, ayan resign na lang…

  45. ABS-CBN panalo s Kantar pero ala raw budget kaya tsugi Idol, Rigodon lagi, Reformat yung Noah, bakasyon kuno si Charot Santos, tigbak mga empleyado, at LAYAS c Resa!!!!! // October 12, 2010 at 12:30 pm //

    Lugmok lagi ang ABS NEWS & programs affair ng Dos kaya c Resa LUMAYAS N!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol!!!!!!!1

  46. yup…ganyan talaga. gudbyes are indeed sad, but gudluck sa new head.

  47. I’m saddened by this news. I wish her the best for whatever reason that lies behind.

    You made huge changes in the lives of the Filipino. Thank you for always embracing the truth. God bless you Maam Maressa

  48. well thats life

  49. goodbyes will always be sad,but its ok.gudluck ms ressa,and congrats to ms ging reyes!

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