There’s a new weatherman in town as “TV Patrol” featured Ariel Rojas as ABS-CBN News’ resident weatherman on Monday (Dec. 13).
Ariel was introduced through a report by “TV Patrol” anchor Henry Omaga-Diaz and delivered his first live weather report as Kapamilya.
Messages of support from ABS-CBN News reporters, staff and crew quickly poured in for Ariel’s first day, including “TV Patrol” anchors Karen Davila and Bernadette Sembrano, who posted their messages welcome Ariel to social media with a photo of the “TV Patrol” family.
“ABS-CBN News Manager Ging Reyes personally welcomed Ariel on her first day of broadcast! Naiyak tatay ni Ariel grabs it on TV! So happy for your big break, Ariel,” said Karen.
Meanwhile, Bernadette voiced her support for Ariel on Instagram.
She said, “Warm welcome to our new weather forecaster @arielrojasph. Follow his page and see how passionate he is about the weather. Full support kami sa kaniya. Proud of our skinny naughty family!”
Ariel also thanked ABS-CBN and the public for the warm reception he received on his Twitter account.
“Thank you all for your overwhelming support and best wishes! Sorry, ‘di ko kayo maiisa-isa, but please know that I am deeply touched and challenged to do well. Ma, I hope you smile up there,” he tweeted.
According to Ging Reyes, head of ABS-CBN News, Ariel’s role as resident meteorologist is important.
“Providing timely and accurate weather information is critical to saving lives, especially in the event of typhoons. Our Kapamilyas will certainly benefit from Ariel’s expertise in this area as he continues his service to Filipinos here in ABS-CBN,” Reyes said.
Ariel is no stranger to serving Filipinos as PAGASA’s weather specialist for four years before joining ABS-CBN. He received his bachelor’s degree in food technology from the University of the Philippines and pursued master’s studies in meteorology at UP as a PAGASA fellow.
In an article on news.abs-cbn.com, Ariel explained how he understood the importance of timely weather reports early on while growing up in the typhoon-prone Catanduanes.
“Then, the 2 months when you have no electricity and you have to rely on emergency services, you have to save on food because there are no supplies in the stores. I can identify with this struggle, because I lived it very young,” he said.
Get the weather report from Ariel Rojas and other news and information provided by Henry Omaga-Diaz, Karen Davila, Bernadette Sembrano, Gretchen Fullido, Boyet Sison, Marc Logan and Winnie Cordero for Filipinos around the world every night at 6:30 p.m. on “Television Patrol”.
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