If there is one person who catapulted DZRH to the pinnacle of success, he is definitely no other than Joe Taruc. He is an institution in the broadcast industry. He is one of the greatest pillars not only of DZRH, but the entire industry. Throughout his 4 decades of work over the radio, he has maintained the highest excellence in professionalism and integrity. Taruc has earned the trust and respect of almost all the incumbent Presidents of the Republic, from President Corazon Aquino (where Taruc played a pivotal role in rallying the people for People Power 1) to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Jose M. Taruc, Jr. started from humble beginnings. He graduated from Divina Pastora Academy High School in 1964 and finished BS Accounting in Jose Rizal College. However, early in life, Taruc felt that he would not be fulfilled doing the work of an accountant. Hence, he pursued his first love — journalism.
Joe Taruc’s four decades of broadcasting over the radio has brought information, changes, and comfort to the lives of millions of Filipinos. From the Marcos dictatorship, to EDSA 1 and 2, DZRH and Joe Taruc had a hand in shaping our country’s destiny.
On weekdays, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., Joe Taruc hosts “RH Pangunahing Balita” with Lakay Deo Macalma, a thirty minute straight news program. And right after that, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Joe Taruc anchors “Damdaming Bayan” with Milky Rigonan. He intelligently tackles and makes an in-depth analysis of important national issues.