Jay Taruc rides again

Many thought when Motorcycle Diaries folded up on GMA News TV not so long ago, the multi-awarded broadcaster and motorcycle rider Jay Taruc will never be seen on his bike riding the countryside ever again.

No, a rider will always be a rider, show or no show.

Luckily, with his entrepreneurial spirit, Taruc put an independent team and organized Ride Ph,  a new show also on GMA News TV.

Taruc starts revving up his bike as he begins riding again for the late night program.

Ride Ph with Jay Taruc is a half-hour tele-magazine show focused on all things motorcycle. “The Rider’s Profile” and “My Ride” segments feature riders and their exceptional love affair with their bikes. Biker groups share their club’s experiences in “Bike Tribes.” 

What are the latest motorcycle products, models and services? Find out what’s in the market in “Motor Trends.” 

"RIDE PH." In his new magazine show, broadcast journalist Jay Taruc focuses more on motorcycles and riding safety. 

Relevant issues concerning motorcycle riding are discussed in “Motor Issues.” 

Ride Ph promotes “mototourism” with “Bike Stops and Bike Routes” that feature hangouts and routes around the country. 

The docu-traveler in Taruc comes out in “Jay Riding” as he discovers compelling stories during his rides. One of the features to look forward to for the first season is the historical Himalayan Team ‘Pinas adventure ride. 

As the motorcycle riding community in the Philippines continues to grow, more and more road accidents have also occurred.  Along with its host, Ride Ph advocates safety riding and aims to be a platform for educating the riding public about road safety. Guidelines and tips on road safety will be the focus of “Bike Hacks” and “Rider E.R (Education on the Road).”

Ride Ph is proudly sponsored by Dickies, BMW, Shell Philippines, Spyder, Uratex, Loctite, Big Bike Tech, PTT Oil, Ducati Group, and many others and premieres on Aug. 20,  10 p.m. on GMA News TV.


GMA Network, Inc. (GMA) recently announced the promotion of two of its officers from its Post Production and Regional TV departments.

Congratulations, for your appointment as Vice President and Head of GMA’s Regional TV (RTV) Department. 

Amoroso is in charge of the operations, local sales, and business development of the department including its nine stations and offices located in key areas across the Philippines: Dagupan, Ilocos, Bicol (Naga), Cebu, Iloilo, Bacolod, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, and General Santos. 

Oliver Victor B. Amoroso, newly-appointed Vice President and Head of GMA's Regional TV Department 

He also supervises the local news operations and production of RTV’s news programs, namely Balitang Amianan in North Central Luzon, Balitang Bisdak in Central Visayas, and 24 Oras Davao in Mindanao.

Amoroso, who has been with the Network since 2007, has 16 years of solid background in the industry, working with a wide range of companies where he gained extensive local and international experience. He earned his Bachelor of Mass Communication degree, with honors, at Silliman University and received several awards from the university including Outstanding Student of the Year in 1998, 1999, and 2001

Meanwile, Paul Hendrik P. Ticzon was promoted to First Vice President and Head of the Post Production Department.

Prior to his stint on GMA in 2003, Ticzon was already an award-winning senior video editor, graphics artist, and director. He was among the first nonlinear editors in the country and has directed numerous corporate campaigns and station IDs. Ticzon has been working in the industry since he graduated at t Ateneo de Manila University in 1991.   

Topics: Jay Taruc , Ride Ph , GMA Network , Inc. (GMA) , Oliver Victor Amoroso , Paul Hendrik P. Ticzon
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