A Babbler said Pangilinan has managed to convince ANC host Cathy Yang to jump over to the Salim-Metro Pacific corporate group even before the the Lopezes announced their retrenchment and pay cut plans. .
The multi-awarded business journalist, who rejoined ABS-CBN in 2015, is reportedly being tapped to head the MVP group’s corporate relations with Mike Toledo focusing on the government side.
Pangilinan and Yang have developed close ties since the latter moved to Hong Kong (for Reuters Television and CCTV News) after a stint in Bloomberg Tokyo. Hong Kong. Pangilinan is a top executive of Hong Kong-based First Pacific.