Valencia’s ex-mayor Galario: from radio adversary to broadcaster

(First appearred in on January 9)

He used to be a staunch critic of members of the broadcast media, even padlocking radio stations in Valencia City during his two-term stint at city hall. But guess who is now a broadcaster himself — operating, programming, and going on-air in his own radio station.

Former Valencia City Mayor Jose M. Galario Jr. now operates DXVC, a new 1-kilowatt FM radio station broadcasting from Bagonta-as, Valencia City.

The station styles itself as a member of a network of radio stations owned by the Polytechnic Foundation of Cotabato and Asia, Inc. (PFCAI).

Aside from playing music, the station airs a commentary program hosted by Galario himself. But former mayor said his radio station has a mission to report the truth in the city he alleged to be often shielded in media reports. He said the station’s programming is not “scripted”.

His son Glenn, who lost to Rep. Teofisto Guingona III (2nd Dist.) in the last elections, sits as a disk jockey, sources said.

Galario was elected mayor in 2001 when he, then a popular police chief, defeated former Bukidnon Gov. Carlos Fortich. He also won against then vice mayor Jose Leandro Catarata in 2004. Continue reading →