Looks Like Kuya Kim Is Transferring Networks and Twitter Can't Handle

End of an era.

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(SPOT.ph) GMA hinted that a certain "Kuya" will soon sign on to their network—and folks online are freaking out over the possibility of it being Kim Atienza, a.k.a. Kuya Kim. The GMA Public Affairs Facebook page posted a blurred picture of someone with the text "Paparating na si Kuya, mga Kapuso!" today, September 29. And yes, the instantly recognizable hat is a dead giveaway. 

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Kuya Kim Hints at GMA Network transfer

The post got around 22,000 reactions, 5,000 comments, and nearly 10,000 shares in just an hour. People were pretty much 100% sure that the person in question is none other than Kuya Kim, longest mainstay hosts of TV Patrol over at rival network ABS-CBN. 

Atienza is the weather anchor of TV Patrol and hosts the long-running "Weather-Weather Lang" segment. He has been in broadcasting since the '90s and is most known for being the TV Patrol weather anchor, a post he took over from the late Ernie Baron in 2005. We're sure you can already hear his voice saying, "Tandaan, ang buhay ay weather-weather lang." He was also the host of the educational program Matang Lawin

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Nowadays, Kuya Kim has a strong online presence on Facebook and Twitter; he also regularly posts vlogs on YouTube. He may have hinted at a network transfer in a recent Facebook live as well, thanking his followers for sticking with him and explaining that he is "in transition." 

Atienza noted that folks should be sure to watch TV Patrol on Friday, October 1 because it will be a "historical day" for him.

Meanwhile, folks online were pretty much shook. Kuya Kim is just one of the big names leaving ABS-CBN following the loss of their franchise in July 2020—and is the second to sign on to GMA following Bea Alonzo in July 2021. "Kuya Kim" promptly landed on the Twitter trends after the GMA teaser was posted. Check out some of the reactions below:

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