JULY 25, 2005
Posted: August 17, 2005

DXVR-FM, Radio Mindanao Network

Jose Galario Jr., mayor of Valencia City on the southern island of Mindanao, ordered the closure of the local radio station, revoked its business license, and threatened to press charges against acting manager Jaos Dignos.

The station filed a lawsuit in response. Judge Josefina Gentiles Bacal granted a temporary restraining order, putting Galario’s actions on hold.

Galario had accused the station of violating a city ordinance by maligning him. In a letter to the RMN area manager, James Jadormio, the mayor stated that the station was being used in “a disorderly and unlawful manner.”