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DZMM 630

DZMM 630 is an AM radio station owned by the ABS-CBN Corporation. It first aired in 1953 as DZAQ, a radio station under Alto Broadcasting System owned by Antonio Quirino, the brother of then president Elpidio Quirino. Later, it was acquired by Chronicle Broadcasting Network, owned by the Lopezes.

Now on its 30th year, DZMM has covered many significant events, including the collapse of Ruby Tower during the 1968 Casiguran earthquake, the First Quarter Storm (1970), the EDSA Revolution (1986), the Dona Paz tragedy (1987), the Mt. Pinatubo eruption (1991), the Ozone Disco tragedy (1996), and the 2013 Zamboanga Siege.

In 2014, it gained international recognition for its coverage of supertyphoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) and its comprehensive reports on government actions in response to the calamity.

Aside from radio, DZMM has ventured into other platforms. In 2007 DZMM TeleRadyo was first aired in televisions nationwide. Engaging in a visual platform allowed its reporters to take and produce videos of events as they happen. DZMM is also accessible online.

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Geographic Coverage

Mega Manila

Content Type

free content

Active Transparency

company/channel informs proactively and comprehensively about its ownership, data is constantly updated and easily verifiable

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Media Companies / Groups

ABS-CBN Corporation


Ownership Structure

ABS-CBN 2 is owned by ABS-CBN Corporation, whose parent company is Lopez, Incorporated, owned by the Lopez family.

Group / Individual Owner

Lopez, Incorporated

Lopez, Inc. is an an investment company with interests in sectors such as broadcasting and cable, telecommunications, power generation and distribution, and banking. It is the parent company of ABS-CBN Corporation.

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General Information

Founding Year

1953, as DZAQ


Antonio Quirino

Affiliated Interests Founder

Alto Broadcasting System


Carlo L. Katigbak

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Carlo L. Katigbak, ABS-CBN Corporation’s president and chief executive officer, is a Harvard management graduate who used to head the network’s new technology ventures like cable and mobile.


Marah Capuyat, head of DZMM

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

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Other Important People

Eugenio L. Lopez III

Affiliated Interests other important people

Chairman of the Board of Directors


ABS-CBN Corporation, Sgt. E.A. Esguerra Avenue, Quezon City Philippines 1103
Telephone Number: +632-415-2272

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