Joe Taruc

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This name uses Philippine naming customs. The middle name or maternal family name is Malgapo and the surname or paternal family name is Taruc.
Joe Taruc
Birth name Jose Malgapo Taruc, Jr.
Born (1947-09-17) September 17, 1947 (age 68)
Show Balitang Bayan Numero Uno
Damdaming Bayan
Station(s) DZRH
Country  Philippines
Children Jay Taruc

Joe Taruc (born September 17, 1947 as Jose Malgapo Taruc, Jr.) is a news anchor currently worked at DZRH in the Philippines. He is one of the top-rating news anchors today on radio. Aside from being a news anchor, Taruc is also the Senior-Vice President of the station.

Currently, he is news anchor of Balitang Bayan Numero Uno (5am edition with Rey Sibayan and 6am edition doing solo), as well as Damdaming Bayan, one of the longest-running public affairs program on the station.[1] Taruc interviews with people in the politics, mostly the president. He also the pioneer of ABS-CBN DZXL Radyo Patrol (predecessor of DZMM) before the Martial Law regime. Then in the 1980s, Taruc joins DZBB Bisig Bayan until his transfer to DZRH in 1991, which he became the station manager and newscaster.

Aside from radio, Taruc had been worked in films especially with Philip Salvador during the 1980s.

Taruc has 3 sons and a daughter, including i-Witness co-host Jay Taruc.[2]





  • 16th KBP Broadcaster of the Year Awardee

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