Born to an activist family, Araullo spent most of his early childhood days with his parents battling it out during the Marcos dictatorship. This has exposed him to the political struggle in the country. During his early elementary school days, his parents exposed him to sports and the theater. As a result, he became part of several plays and has joined various competitions as a triathlete.
He finished his elementary education at the Ateneo de Manila, and his high school education at the Philippine Science High School. Araullo graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Physics from the University of the Philippines (Diliman Campus). There he became a member of the League of Filipino Students (LFS), as well as the chairperson of the Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights – UP (STAND-UP). He also won as Councilor in the UP Diliman University Student Council elections of 2003, garnering the highest number of votes.
Show Name: The Atom Araullo Specials
Directed by: ABS-CBN