Wilma V. Galvante

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Wilma V. Galvante
Wilma Valle Galvante

(1952-02-24) February 24, 1952 (age 72)
Alma materPamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
Occupation(s)Former Head of Entertainment Division, TV5[1]
Former Senior Vice President for Entertainment TV, GMA Network
TV producer

Wilma Valle Galvante is the former head of TV5's entertainment division and former GMA Network's senior Vice President for entertainment. She is also a producer of numerous TV shows.[2]

As the chief of the GMA Network's entertainment block, she experimented with dramas, light-hearted shows and hired 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 Barbell. By the last quarter of 2003, GMA's primetime shows led over those of the rival network.[3]

On September 11, 2015, Galvante left her post as the Entertainment Head of TV5, to form Content Cows Company Inc. which produced TV5 programs, including Happy Truck ng Bayan and Wattpad Presents.[4]

Since 2021, Galvante has been tapped as a content consultant for Net 25, the flagship television station of the Eagle Broadcasting Corporation.[5]

Early life and career[edit]

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 learned how to run a TV show from the financial to production aspect.[3]

She became a sought-after line producer in the 1970s and 1980s, with film greats such as Lino Brocka and Lupita Kashiwahara demanding that she work for them. She worked at ungodly hours.[3]

Her first taste of success was when she conceptualized the amateur singing contest Ang Bagong Kampeon (The New Champion), which became a primetime hit. The show kick-started other talent shows.[3]

Galvante was hired as Senior for Vice President for entertainment of GMA Network on 1993. She produced successful and popular dramas on the network, like the Filipino adaptation of MariMar, Codename: Asero and The Good Daughter. She also led the GMA Network to become the no.1 TV station in the Philippines after the network's shows dominated the ratings in October 2004.


  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. ^ "Wilma V. Galvante". IMdb. Retrieved June 11, 2023.
  3. ^ a b c d Alave, Kristine L. "Wilma Galvante". Her Word. August 23, 2007.Archived July 11, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Wilma Galvante leaves executive position in TV5". Pep.ph. Retrieved September 11, 2015.
  5. ^ "MGA SIKRETO NG TV PRODUCTION, ALAMIN KAY WILMA GALVANTE". www.net25.com. Net 25. Retrieved April 5, 2023.

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