The Ride PH Crew

The Host

Jay Taruc is a veteran journalist and host for GMA Network, Inc.

Jay has been in the television industry for more than two decades, making a name for himself through insightful, compelling documentaries. 

He is currently one of the hosts of GMA 7’s weekly show, “I-Witness: The GMA Documentaries”, the longest running and most acclaimed TV documentary program in Philippine television.

Jay also hosts GMA NewsTV’s “Motorcycle Diaries”, wherein he travels across the Philippines and different parts of Asia and Europe in search of unforgettable experiences that are uniquely Filipino.

Numerous local and international awards have been bestowed upon Jay, including the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award in 1999 for his report on child labor.

In his private life, Jay has been a motorcycling enthusiast for 16 years. He cranks up his two-wheeled machines for daily commutes around the city, and for out of town escapes during his spare time. He currently owns three big bikes and three scooters.

With his passion for riding and experiences as a journalist, Jay has been invited to various forums and delivers talks about motorcycle safety.

Segment Host

Ibrahim ‘Ibba’ Bernardo has been working with marginalized and underprivileged groups by giving them access to relevant technology.  An IT entrepreneur since he was 22, he is the founder and CEO of Sari Software Solutions, a platform, systems, and mobile applications company that aims to leverage technology to empower the largest, underserved socio-economic sectors of society known as the base of the pyramid (BOP). His passion lies in bringing technology to the BOP with projects like the Solar Energy Foundation’s Ride for Light which brought solar energy to far-flung off-grid areas, E-Dalaw which enabled virtual visit of inmates by their indigent families, and Buhayko.org for teaching blogging to underprivileged students living in slum areas.

His passion lies in bringing technology to the BOP with projects like the Solar Energy Foundation’s Ride for Light which brought solar energy to far-flung off-grid areas, E-Dalaw which enabled virtual visit of inmates by their indigent families, and Buhayko.org for teaching blogging to underprivileged students living in slum areas.

Ibba also wears other hats as a technology and motorcycle journalist, entrepreneur and IT lecturer. Ibba represented the Philippines as an ASEAN Young Leader at the 2012 World Economic Forum in Bangkok. Among his most recent notable accomplishments,

Among his most recent notable accomplishments, Ibba was selected to be part of the 2013-14 batch of the Asia Society, Asia 21 Young Leaders initiative. Winner of best in ICT at the 2015 Global Entrepreneur Summit GIST and alumnus of the MITx Entrepreneur Bootcamp 2016.

Director

Raymund Generoso is a Television Director and Producer, Creative Director, Documentary Filmmaker, video editor, cinematographer, sound editor, digital dj, Multi-media artist and digital Photographer.

Raymund is a major proponent of a television “think-tank” / “concepts group” which was created to come up with fresh and new concepts for television shows and program segments. Raymund is also a Field and Studio Director, Editing Supervisor, Video Editor and Music Scorer.

Currently a freelance videographer, digital photographer, Independent Filmmaker. A bass player and a pesce-vegetarian who is a Volkwagen enthusiast.