Life on Earth is not permanent. Even if we like important people in our lives to stay with us, there is always “the end of the road” of every lifetime.
Veteran and Legendary Broadcaster Jose Malgapo Taruc Jr. also known as ‘Boss Joe’ or ‘Manoong Joe Taruc’ has signed off, ending his earthly journey of decades on radio broadcast and have joined fellow veterans in heavens like Louie Beltran, Rick Radam, Gil Brazil, Tiya Dely Magpayo, Eloisa Cruz Canlas aka Lola Sela and Tita Swarding
Mr. Taruc born on September 18, 1947 died in his sleep early Saturday morning (September 30, 2017), exactly at 70 years old.
Boss Joe, whom I used to call him as my superior/mentor was a multi-awarded news and commentary anchor since the early years of his radio broadcast as one of the pioneers of Radyo Patrol reporters in 1969, until I got the chance to work with him when I was. hired as news reporter and anchor of Manila Broadcasting Company in 1991.
He’s not only a good boss to everyone in DZRH News Department but a friend and a father because he usually listens to personal problems mostly monetary in nature.
During his wake at Arlington Chapels, his former colleagues especially Ex-Vice President Noli de Castro and veteran broadcaster Rey Langit have shared their good memories with boss JT.
The Committee to Protect Journalists says in it’s website CPJ.Org, most of the journalists killed covered politics or corruption. At least 76 journalists have been killed for their work in the Philippines since 1992, when CPJ began keeping detailed records of journalist fatalities. Continue reading →
I am a gun enthusiast and I also join shooting competition (not so competitive) with fellow mediamen shooters and the PROS in shooting sports.
Shooting competitions either practical shooting or tactical shooting are so much of fun and I really enjoy it but at the same time, I am aware, it is more of a ‘great responsibility having a gun in possession.’ Continue reading →
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived today, December 17, for his 2-day visit in Manila, Philippines and meet the Philippine government officials headed by President Benigno Simeon Aquino Jr.
One of the agenda of Kerry’s visit is to strengthen US alliance with the Philippines and ensure protection against any threat especially in the disputed territories in the West Philippine Sea. Continue reading →
The world was shocked by a tragic accident that killed Hollywood actor Paul Walker with his friend and financial adviser/racer Roger Rodas in Sta. Clarita, California, USA on Sunday, December 9 (Philippine time).
Walker became a famous symbol of street car racing in the world since he started appearing in ‘The Fast and The Furious’ movies together with action stars Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez in 2001.
CRY for JUSTICE can’t be stopped, 4 years after the Maguindanao Massacre where 58 civilians including 32 mediamen were brutally killed in Barangay Masalay, Ampatuan, Maguindanao.
The very slow-paced justice system in the Philippines is evident in the case of Maguindanao massacre, after 4 years since the massacre happened in November 23, 2009, families of the victims are still facing a blank wall and keep ‘crying for justice.’
The very sad reality about this was reported by the Philippine Star which says that certain groups “sabotaged” the commemoration of the 4th anniversary of the massacre last Saturday (November 23, 2013) in Maguindanao. Continue reading →
The 35th Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) gives the ‘Best Public Service Program’ award to DZRH radio program “Katumbas Ay Biyaya” which I am the main host with the resource persons from National Nutrition Council (NNC).
The Katumbas Ay Biyaya program, now on it’s Season 8 is aired once a week over DZRH 666 Khz AM every Saturday at 10 to 11 am., discussing variety of topics about proper nutrition of the Filipino people.
The program features a 15-minute drama followed by an informative discussion on a nutrition topic related to the drama. It also includes real life stories from Katumbas listeners who have personally benefited from the program’s lessons and information sharing. Continue reading →
It is exactly 11th day today, November 19 after Yolanda devastated most areas in Central Visayas on November 8 2013. Two days after the Yolanda devastation, authorities only recorded at least 4 dead but as days pass by, the number of casualties went up to thousands.
As of this writing, it is estimated that the death toll could reach as high as 5, 000 though the official count of National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) the confirmed deaths at 3, 982.
Joint Task Force Cadaver says, it recovered 903 more bodies in the past two days and if added to the present figure could reach 4, 885 and more bodies are expected to be recovered in the coming days especially in the remote areas.