MANILA, Philippines - Cheryl Cosim, the host of multi-awarded TV show “Salamat Dok,” bade goodbye to her colleagues at ABS-CBN and to the network's viewers and listeners.
In a letter sent late Thursday to all her Kapamilyas, Cosim, who is moving to network TV5, said she has enjoyed working with the country's biggest network, ABS-CBN, for almost 14 years.
"To my dear Kapamilyas, as most of you already know, it is my last week after almost 14 wonderful years with the company. I have learned, grown and enjoyed my tenure here and I appreciate having had the opportunity to work with most of you. I would like to sincerely thank each one of you for every experience shared, friendship made, opportunity offered and good times had during this time. Thank you for the support, guidance, and encouragement you have provided me during my time here at ABS-CBN," Cosim said.
Cosim said leaving ABS-CBN was the hardest decision she has ever made. She said she will miss all her friends and the people she has worked with. Cosim said that she's looking forward to new challenges at TV5.
"Leaving the company is one of the hardest decisions I have made in my life. It's harder to decide maybe because, as my youngest sister told me 'either way, it's a blessing... not too many people get to choose between two good things...," she said.
Entertainment columnist Ricky Lo of The Philippine Star wrote in his column last Tuesday that Cosim had accepted TV5’s lucrative offer.
Citing reports, Lo said Cosim will anchor TV5’s primetime newscast alongside Paolo Bediones, formerly with GMA 7, starting March.
Aside from “Salamat Dok,” Cosim hosts a morning show on radio dzMM, and from time to time, anchors Channel 2’s News Advisory.