Vic Alvarez signs off PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 17 August 2013 11:41

Veteran broadcast journalist Ludivico “Vic” Alvarez passed away Thursday afternoon in his hospital bed. He was 60.

Alvarez died after some years of complicated illnesses.

Alvarez is remembered as a hard-hitting radio anchor with the famous moniker “V-I-C de Canada” and his early morning program called “Morning na Zamboanga, Morning na Region 9” over the defunct RGMA Super Radyo.

The dimunitive media personality started his broadcasting career with DXLL owned by the Lopez and Sons Inc. which also operated TV 3 and the old Zamboanga Times where Alvarez was also a contributing journalist.

In the mid 80s, he joined the First United Broadcasting Corporation (FUBC) owned by the late former mayor Maria Clara Lobregat as radio anchor.

When RGMA opened in Zamboanga in 1996, Alvarez was designated as program director and anchorman.

He was also elected president of the Zamboanga Press Club in the mid 1990s.

Alvarez’ remains lie in state at the La Merced Funeral Homes along Gov. Alvarez St. Interment will be announced later. — NS