Julius Babao in Bandila
Confirmed: Julius Babao joins Ces Oreña Drilon as anchors of the ABS-CBN late-night newscast Bandila. Ces’ co-anchor Henry Omaga Diaz goes back to being field reporter. By this time, Karen Davila must have made up her mind to also join Bandila. If she did, it would be poetic justice.
Years back when Karen moved from GMA to ABS-CBN, she and Julius became co-anchors of TV Patrol World, with Karen taking the place of Korina who was moved to Bandila until late last year when she quit to help campaign for her husband, former Sen. Mar Roxas, in the presidential race. Korina has reclaimed her post in TV Patrol (now minus World) with former Vice Pres.
Noli de Castro as Ted Failon’s co-anchors. As they say, what goes around comes around. Actually, Karen didn’t have any choice. She couldn’t go back to GMA or go to TV5 (where her husband, DJ Sta. Ana, is head of the news department) since she had already turned down an earlier offer. Besides, the TV5 news slots are filled up. Incidentally, Korina, Noli and Ted do make a formidable trio in the new TV Patrol.