This is his only television interview since the controversy involving him and his family-owned security firm broke out.
Celdran will be stepping down from her anchor posts to take a break and spend more time with her family.
Sources tell us that the seasoned journalist has been in talks with the local CNN station to become its newest on-air talent.
Mercado will take over the highly acclaimed 9 o'clock edition of 'Newsroom,' currently anchored by Mitzi Borromeo.
The news anchor is said to be eyeing an exit from the local CNN station to pursue an advanced degree.