Atty. Abigail Querubin-AquinoAtty. Abigail Querubin-Aquino, head of ABS-CBN Regional since July 2013, was among a select group of employees retained by ABS-CBN Corporation when it bought Molave Broadcasting in 1995.
Taking up biology as her pre-law degree, Querubin-Aquino juggled work as part-time FM deejay in Molave Broadcasting, fulltime researcher for the German Agency for Technical Cooperation or GTZ, and part-time faculty in two universities where she taught sciences such as biology, parative anatomy, entomology, zoology, medical Latin and the like. These were professions she had planned to dedicate herself to ever since she was a young lass. She eventually gave up research and teaching to pursue law studies to serve those who cannot afford legal services, but kept her first love (broadcasting) at Molave Broadcasting in Dagupan City.
By the time of the purchase, Querubin-Aquino had just passed the bar and was Molave Broadcasting’s station manager. Although ABS-CBN was not obliged to take in any of the existing employees, she was assigned initially to head Marketing and Legal. In 1997, she again became station manager of Dagupan and in 1998, she was tasked to also head ABSCBN Baguio.