DYBQ Radyo Budyong 981 Iloilo
City of license Iloilo City
Broadcast area Iloilo
Branding DYBQ Radyo Budyong 981 Iloilo
Slogan Basta't Balita, Serbisyo at Musika, DYBQ ako
Frequency 981 kHz
First air date 1987
Format News and public affairs
Music (Contemporary MOR, OPM)
Power 10,000 watts
ERP 15,000 watts
Owner Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation
Sister stations 89 DMZ Iloilo

DYBQ Radyo Budyong 981 Iloilo (981 kHz Iloilo City) is an AM station of Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation in the Philippines. DYBQ-AM studio is located at Datu Puti Subdivision, Brgy. Cubay, Jaro, Iloilo City, operating with a solid state transmitter power of 10,000 watts, serving the Rinconada area, the province of Western Visayas and the Panay Region with news, information and public service that matters, and with comprehensive reporting and fair commentaries. The station manager of DYBQ Radyo Budyong Iloilo is the multi-talented broadcast journalist Rexel Trivilegio and the regional manager Atty. Dan Cartagena.

DYBQ Radyo Budyong 981 Iloilo is also has a television channel on SkyCable Iloilo named DYBQ TeleTrese Iloilo where the studio and hosts of its programs can be seen by its listeners and viewers. DYBQ TeleRadyo can be seen via Sky Cable Cebu Channel 45 and IBC Digital TV Channel 04 on test broadcast.

DYBQ Iloilo, now on its 30th year of genuine public service, is the first radio station established in Iloilo and one of the forerunners in radio broadcasting in Western Visayas.


DYBQ went off the air second quarter of 2006 due to financial problems. However, on February 21, 2010, DYBQ went back on the air as the test broadcast before the elections[1] and regular broadcast in March 15, 2010.[2] However, DYBQ again went off the air after the May 2010 elections due to financial problems. There are talks that IBC DYBQ and TV-12 will be revived with Atty. Dan Cartagena of the Noynoy Aquino for President Movement (NAPM) to assume as Regional Manager and multi-talented broadcast journalist Rexfel Trivilegio to be appointed as the new Station Manager of DYBQ. In July 2010, DYBQ revived after merging its operations with DYJJ (Roxas City) and DYRG (Kalibo, Aklan).


Most of the programs are hooked up from DZTV Manila with originally-produced programs on weekdays.



General commentaryEdit

  • Budyong Kapehan (Monday-Friday 6am-8am) - The famous morning show is hosted by Leo Dumagat, a radio-TV talk show in talking points centered on governance, political issues, public policies, current news and community scenarios.
  • Pasadang-Pasada (DZTV simulcast)
  • Tapatan with Jay Sonza (DZTV simulcast)

Commentary and opinionEdit

Public serviceEdit

  • Lingkod Bayan sa DZTV (simulcast on DZTV and IBC News Network)
  • Lingkod Kapinoy (DZTV simulcast)
  • OFW Hotline (Saturday and Sunday 7pm-8pm) - Hosted by Joy de Leon, a public relations consultant and columnist of The Guardian. The news-magazine format features news about foreign-based workers, global situations; OFW success stories; government programs, aids and assistance. Chikang OFW segment offers free international calls for families who wish to contact their love ones. ABYAN PINOY portion showcases the singing talents of OFW family members. The lines are also open for greetings and public announcements. This program is sponsored by The Guardian and PLDT Budget Cards. There are more than eight million Filipino OFWs worldwide as of August 2004, with about two million having immigrant status. Based on an immigration report, 2,300 Filipinos leave the country every day and this figure increases by two percent every year.
  • Talakayan sa Isyung Pulis (TSIP) (DZTV simulcast)

Justice and law issuesEdit

Educational and informativeEdit

Health and LifestyleEdit

Entertainment and showbizEdit



  • Radyo KapinoyLand (DZTV simulcast)


Religious PrayerEdit

  • 3'O Clock Holy Mercy Prayer


  • Gabay sa Balay - a daily noontime magazine program
  • Pamantan-on Sang Budyong - the late night program for the youth every Sunday




Tel. No. (63) (33) 3294006 and 5037396.



  • Eddie Laczi (former manager of IBC TV 12 Iloilo and DYBQ Radyo Budyong Regional Network) (1979-2013)
  • Jinky Baticados (anchorwoman/news reporter/newswriter/researcher) (November 1999-June 2005, currently an IBC News reporter in Manila)

IBC Radyo Budyong AM stationsEdit

Radyo Budyong is also broadcast to 11 provincial stations in the Philippines.

Further information: Radyo Budyong stations


See alsoEdit