Lawyer Adel Tamano bows out of ANC show

Posted at 07/19/2012 8:35 PM | Updated as of 07/23/2012 8:41 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Lawyer and educator Adel Tamano on Thursday bid goodbye to his ANC show “Tamano Perspective.”

Tamano, who anchored the talk show for over a year, thanked all his viewers for giving him the chance to be part of their Thursday nights.

He said it has been an honor to be able to give his own perspective on issues that are dear to his heart.

“This is truly my final perspective because this is our last episode. In the past five seasons of ‘Tamano Perspective,’ I’ve had the great privilege of coming into your homes to give you my view, opinionated as it is, on issues close to my -- and hopefully your -- hearts like the RH Bill, freedom of expression, accountability of our public officers, the importance of a healthy lifestyle and the value of interfaith dialogue,” he said.

During the run of his show, Tamano said he strived “to be fair and to let my guest have their say regardless of whether I agreed with them or not.”

Tamano said being part of ANC has been a learning experience for him, and he will forever be grateful to the ANC executives for taking a chance with him since he had no formal media training prior to hosting “Tamano Perspective.”

“Because of this, I’ve truly learned a lot. I can honestly say this show has been one of the greatest learning experiences of my life and, truth be told, I’m very sad to say goodbye,” he said.

While he is sad to leave the world of media, Tamano said he is also looking forward to venturing into a new career path.

“I’m sad to leave but I’m also excited to be embarking on a new adventure, a new phase in my colorful life. Thank you,” he said.

Aside from “Tamano Perspective,” Tamano is also one of the ANC anchors who covered the Corona impeachment trial.

Tamano is the first Filipino Muslim to graduate from Harvard Law School, and is also the first Filipino Muslim to host his own TV show.