Gie Alvarez started her media career in print as a proofreader on per project basis for the Junior Citizen — a weekly publication dealing with Philippine current events and a mandatory reading requirement, forming part of the academic curriculum, for both private and public high school and intermediate students in the Philippines.
Gie later moved to broadcast as a DJ at DWXB 102.7 FM – a commercial FM radio station in Manila, Philippines back in mid 70s. The frequency is now occupied by DWSM.
After a three-year stint with the pop music and business news station, she moved to the Philippine government-owned broadcast network DZRP-Voice of the Philippines (VOP) as Producer-Writer-Announcer, handling public affairs program aired nationwide.
With the network, Gie moved to sports upon the prodding of then-station manager of DZSR-Sports Radio, Ramon ‘Mon’ Santiago (currently vice president for public relations of food, beverage and consumer giant San Miguel Corporation in the Philippines), honing her sports writing, commentary and reportorial skills.
While Gie was with DZSR, she was occasionally assigned as sidelights anchor on several TV special programming broadcast of GTV-Channel 4, ranging from public affairs to sports.
Before migrating to Canada, Gie also worked with the (Bobong) Velez’s owned-audio-visual (AV) production house, “Creative Arts Village, Inc.” as Production Manager. As such, Gie was in charge of overall productions: TV programs, commercials and AV presentations and documentaries. She also served later as the company’s Marketing Manager.
Both in Manila, Philippines and Toronto, Canada, she was the voice behind a number of television and radio commercials, and several video documentary presentations.
She and her husband, Ace Alvarez — who produces Front Page Philippines, operate an integrated media communication company.
Gie holds a baccalaureate degree in Communications Arts from Manila’s Philippine Women’s University.
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