Once a Kapamilya, Eagle Riggs shared this story
TV host Eagle Riggs revealed the reason behind his decision to leave ABS-CBN although it was hard for him to that back then.
Eagle was one of the celebrities who started with the Kapamilya network’s “starting over again”. He joined the media company in 1988 and at that, ABS-CBN was literally starting from scratch after it was closed.
Based on the article from Bandera, Eagle first worked in the network as an editing assistant in Magandang Umaga, the defunct Kapamilya morning show with Korina Sanchez as executive producer and host. He was handling the segment called Sining at Kultura which was hosted by Jimmy Santos and later Johnny Delgado.
He got a bigger break when he joined the talk show Teysi ng Tahanan and hosted the cooking segment titled Eagle’s Nest. At that time, multi-tasking is the name of Eagle’s game.
Aside from hosting, he also played the role of Judy Ann Santos’s ninang in Mara Clara from 1992 to 1997. On Sundays, he would do his task as a segment host in Sa Linggo nAPO Sila‘s Barangay Apo.
Then, he became a head writer in Mel & Jay, the talk show of Mel Tiangco and Jay Sonza. Sadly, that was one of his last jobs in ABS-CBN.
When Mel and Jay had a legal battle against the network, Eagle Riggs decided to stay. He said that it was one of his ways to show his “utang na loob” to ABS-CBN. “Without ABS-CBN, I am nothing,” the TV host said.
However, even though he intended to stay with the Kapamilya network, he decided to leave eventually. The reason was that he has no work in the network anymore or “nakatengga”. Based on the article, there was no program available for him at that time. Now, he is working as one of the hosts on UNTV.
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