Wilma Galvante

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Wilma V. Galvante
Born (1952-02-24) 24 February 1952 (age 63)
Manila, Philippines
Residence Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Alma mater Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
Occupation Head of Entertainment Division, TV5[1]
Former Senior Vice President for Entertainment TV, GMA Network
TV producer

Wilma Valle Galvante (born February 24, 1952) is the current head of TV5's entertainment division and former GMA Network's senior vice president for entertainment; she is also a producer of many TV shows.

As the chief of the GMA Network's entertainment block, she experimented with dramas, light-hearted shows and hired good writers. She revived the love team tandem popularized in the 1970s, resurrected local comics titles and introduced fantasy series on prime time such as Mulawin. Through her initiative, the network brought the rights to a number of local comics titles such as Darna and Captain Barbel. By the last quarter of 2003, GMA’s primetime shows led over the rival network’s.[2]

Early life and career[edit]

Immediately after graduating from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Wilma was employed as a production assistant at Radio Philippines Network. Through this early work experience, she was able to understand how it is to run a TV show from the financial to production aspect.[2]

She became a sought-after line producer in the 1970s and 1980s that even the film greats such as Lino Brocka and Lupita Kashiwahara demanded that she work for them. She worked at ungodly hours.[2]

Her first taste of success was when she conceptualized Ang Bagong Kampeon (The New Champion) that became a huge primetime hit. The show kick-started other talent shows.[2]

Career chronology[edit]

Preceded by
Percival M. Intalan
(as head of both Creative and Entertainment divisions)
Head of Entertainment Division, TV5
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Lenny C. Parto (VP for Entertainment & TV Programming) (1990's to 2001)
Senior Vice President for Entertainment TV, GMA Network
Succeeded by
Lilybeth G. Rasonable


  1. ^ Miralles, Nitz (November 26, 2012). "Dalawang primetime soaps ilulunsad agad; Wilma Galvante babaguhin lahat ng programa ng TV5!". About Showbiz ni Nitz Miralles (in Filipino) (Pilipino Star Ngayon). Retrieved November 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d Alave, Kristine L. "Wilma Galvante". Her Word. August 23, 2007.

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