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DZRV (Veritas 846 Radyo Totoo)
City Quezon City, Philippines
Broadcast area Mega Manila, surrounding areas
Branding Veritas 846 Radyo Totoo
Slogan Makiníg. (Listen.)
Sumainyó ang Katotohanan (May [the] Truth be with You)
Kapanalig (One in Faith)
The No. 1 Faith-Based Radio in the Philippines
The Social Communications Ministry for Truth and Evangelization
846: The Number of Truth
Frequency 846 kHz (C-QUAM AM Stereo)
Cignal Channel 313
First air date April 11, 1969; 48 years ago (1969-04-11)
Format Music, News, Public Affairs/Talk, Religious Broadcasting
Power 50,000 Watts
ERP 100,000 Watts
Callsign meaning DZ
Former callsigns DZST (1961-1969)
DZNN (1973-1978, 1992-1998)
DWRV (1978-1986)
Former frequencies 860 kHz (1969-1978)
Affiliations Catholic Media Network
Owner Archdiocese of Manila
(Global Broadcasting System)
Webcast Live Stream (via Ustream)
Website Official Website

Radyo Veritas (DZRV 846 kHz) is a Roman Catholic AM station owned and operated by the Archdiocese of Manila under the Global Broadcasting System, a member of the Catholic Media Network. The studio is located at Veritas Tower, #162 West Avenue corner Epifanio delos Santos Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines and its transmitter is located at Barangay Taliptip, Bulacan, Bulacan sharing the same site of DZXL RMN Manila.


  • April 11, 1969 – Radyo Veritas was inaugurated with Asian bishops as guests. Antonio Cardinal Samore represented Pope Paul VI. It began broadcasting on the frequency formerly assigned to DZST 860 kHz, another Catholic radio station formerly operated by the University of Santo Tomas. By that time, it was then owned by the Philippine Radio Educational and Information Center, Inc.
  • November 29, 1970 – Pope Paul VI, on his pastoral visit to the country, blessed Radyo Veritas' studios with President Ferdinand E. Marcos in attendance.
  • November 1978 – Radyo Veritas migrated to its new frequency of 846 kHz due to the implementation of 9 kHz spacing for mediumwave stations as stipulated by the Geneva Frequency Plan of 1975, superseding the 10 kHz NARBA spacing rule.
  • August 21, 1983 – Radyo Veritas became a byword with its coverage of events related to the assassination of former Senator Benigno S. Aquino Jr.
  • February 22–25, 1986 – Radyo Veritas kept local and overseas audiences informed of events related to the People Power Revolution, after Archbishop of Manila Jaime Cardinal Sin called on the Filipinos to support Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile and Philippine Constabulary Chief Lt. General Fidel V. Ramos who had defected from the Marcos government. The three-day bloodless revolution eventually removed Marcos from power and installed Corazon Aquino as the eleventh President. Despite the blow-by-blow airing of the events during the EDSA revolt, several armed groups forced to destroy the transmitter of Radyo Veritas in Malolos, Bulacan, of which several personnel were hurt.[1] By the same year, Radio Veritas awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Journalism, Literature, and Creative Communication Arts for the station's role in delivering timely events during the 4-day revolution.
  • May 17, 1991 – Radyo Veritas was acquired by the Global Broadcasting System from the original owner, Radio Veritas Asia of PREIC, and at the same time, it begun its commercial operations as DZNN (known as Kaibigang Totoo (Your True Friend) and The Spirit of the Philippines). DZNN also moved its studios to Makati City (later moved to Ortigas) and became home to some of the notable broadcasters such as Louie Beltran, Ramon Tulfo, Rey Langit, Jay Sonza, Orly Punzalan, Joel Reyes-Zobel and Dave Sta. Ana among others.
  • January 16–20, 2001 – DZRV-Radyo Veritas was once again involved in Philippine history when Cardinal Sin used the station to rally Filipinos to the EDSA Shrine in what became the EDSA Revolution of 2001. Millions of protestors converged on the Shrine, eventually ousting President Joseph Estrada from Malacañang and handing power to his Vice-President, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
  • 2005 – A new management took over the operations of Radyo Veritas. That time, it launched its new logo and new programs centered on faith and religion. The longest-running station ID jingle of Radyo Veritas was retained. (with an exception of the "ZNN" part)
  • 2008 – DZRV-Radyo Veritas established its Kapanalig Radio Community to further engage its listeners and deepen its vision and mission as the station for truth and evangelization.

Notable personalities[edit]

  • Angelique Lazo (also with PTV)
  • Bernard Factor Cañaberal
  • Fr. Nono Alfonso (also with DZMM)
  • Fr. Anton CT Pascual (current station manager)
  • Fr. Larry Faraon, OP
  • Fr. Manuel Bongayan (also with DZRH)
  • Jimmy Obligar (also with net25 and Radyo Agila 1062)

Veritas Nationwide[edit]

Branding Callsign Frequency Power Location
Veritas 846 Radyo Totoo Manila DZRV 846 kHz 50 kW Metro Manila
Veritas 1233 Bayombong DWRV 1233 kHz 10 kW Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
Veritas 1008 Legazpi DWBS 1008 kHz 10 kW Legazpi City, Albay
Veritas 1143 Bacolod DYAF 1143 kHz 10 kW Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
Veritas 648 Davao DXHM-AM 648 kHz 10 kW Mati, Davao Oriental/Davao City

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "About Us". Veritas. Retrieved April 9, 2016.