Manila Broadcasting Company statement on the passing of Joe Taruc

Joe Taruc













The Manila Broadcasting Company mourns the loss of a respected journalist, esteemed mentor, inspiring leader, and beloved colleague.

We extend our deepest condolences as well as our immense gratitude to the Taruc family for sharing Joe with us and the Filipino people.

Over the past four decades, Joe built an impeccable reputation by delivering the news objectively.

He asked public servants the hard questions, fearlessly; and he did whatever was needed to uncover the truth, relentlessly.

Joe has made countless contributions — too many to enumerate — to the broadcasting industry.

His passion for the news and conviction to the tenets of balance and fairness have helped elevate the level of meaningful political discourse in our nation.

The iconic voice behind Damdaming Bayan and Pangunahing Balita has fallen silent.

Rest in peace, Manong Joe, your service to our company, our industry, and our nation will never be forgotten.


  1. erwin Mabeza

    ma miss kita manong joe

  2. Luvimen Salvador

    Mamimis ka namin talag Manong Joe, lalo na ang boses mo na pinaka alarm clock na namin at yung pagsasabi mo ng “oras”. Mahal na mahal ka namin Dr. J.

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