Kuya Kim reveals he initially went to TV for politics

Kuya Kim is iconic for his tv personality however do you know that he to start with entered TV to additional his profession in politics?

In an interview on “The Howie Severino Podcast,” the brand new Kapuso stated that his interest had at all times been tv and he’d dreamed of being on digicam.

“I sought after to be within the large channel doing actual factor, doing tv. Till my dad instructed me, sabi niya, ‘Kim, why do not you simply run for politics? You come back from circle of relatives of politicians anyway. Test it out. Limelight din naman ‘yan. Mapupunta ka rin sa TV diyan.’ So I did test it out. I changed into a barangay chairman, I changed into a councilor,” he stated.

Kuya Kim used to be in politics for 12 years, and his father Lito Atienza had sought after him to be triumphant him as mayor of Manila Town.

“Sabi ko, it is going to be very tricky for me to change into mayor immediately. So I considered a solution to get publicity. Like some other flesh presser, I used tv for publicity,” he stated.

He pitched the theory of him being the Steve Erwin of the Philippines, considering that he may “combat with crocodiles, discuss animals.”

“Bata pa ako interest ko na talaga ‘yan. Bata pa ako mahilig na ako sa animals,” he stated.

And so Kuya Kim used to be given a shot — and his section used to be a success!

As success would have it, he stuck the attention of none rather then journalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa.

Kuya Kim recalled that Ressa invited him to dinner and introduced him a task at her community. On the other hand, he stated that Ressa is a “stickler” to the Code of Ethics, which he did not have the “sense” for again then.

“She stated, ‘I would like you to paintings for me. You signal this contract and I am gonna pay you and make tv your profession or get into politics. For those who get into politics, then it’s a must to prevent what you might be doing at the moment as a result of it is towards my Code of Ethics, my ebook of Code of Ethics,'” Kuya Kim stated.

He thanked Ressa and requested for a couple of weeks to take into accounts it, seeing as his “entire circle of relatives used to be reckoning on [him].”

Kuya Kim then prayed for an indication.

After which, on nationwide tv, the past due broadcaster Ernie Baron anointed Kuya Kim as his successor. Abruptly, Baron gave up the ghost a couple of weeks after, and Kuya Kim used to be assigned to hide his wake.

“Ka Ernie Baron died an afternoon prior to my birthday,” Kuya Kim stated. “And on my birthday, I used to be overlaying the wake of Ernie Baron, who instructed me that I used to be going to interchange him as a result of he used to be going to die quickly. Sabi ko, ‘Lord, that is an indication,'” he stated.

“So my subsequent prayer used to be ‘Please give me the braveness now to inform my dad na papalitan ko si Ernie Baron, hindi siya,'” he added.

Kuya Kim invited his father to his house to inform him about his resolution to stick in TV. On the other hand, he had a troublesome time breaching the subject.

“After which, you recognize what my dad stated, sabi niya, ‘Kim, you would not have to speak. I will be able to see. I do know what you are going to inform me. On every occasion I watch you on tv, I see how satisfied you’re. I see the enjoyment for your eyes each time I watch you. Once I see you in Town Corridor, I do not  assume it is your vocation. You would not have to inform me. I provide you with my blessing. Pass and do what makes you satisfied. Sige na, diyan ka na. As for me and your circle of relatives, do not be disturbed about us. We’re going to be ok,'” Kuya Kim shared.

“I hug my dad. I used to be in tears, it used to be an excessively emotional morning however that used to be the start of me turning into Kuya Kim on nationwide TV,” he added.

And now Kuya Kim is embarking on a brand new bankruptcy in his tv profession after signing with GMA Network.

He made his “24 Oras” debut together with his section #KuyaKimAnoNa. —JCB, GMA Information