Taduran has become a familiar voice at 2 p.m. as the co-anchor of Raffy Tulfo in the daily sumbungan ng bayan show, “Wanted sa Radyo”, on Radyo Cinco. She has become a virtual referee in the public service show, as she helps in solving the cases of warring parties that they tackle in the show. Her fans are now missing her soothing voice every afternoon and they’re asking what happened to her.
Well, this veteran radio journalist of 28 years in the broadcast industry is currently on leave from radio and TV as she’s the 3rd nominee of the Anti-Crime and Terrorism through Community Involvement and Support or ACT-CIS partylist. She’s running to expand her reach in providing public service to those who are deprived of their basic rights and services, especially on matters concerning health.
“I’ve been into public service for a long time now,” she says. “I’m an advocate of our OFWs or Overseas Filipino Workers who are oppressed abroad. I plan to push for a creation of a center that will offer hotel-like services for families having problems with their employer services and to help the family they left behind here.”
She also aims to help in poverty alleviation. “A collaboration between local government units and TESDA can empower out-of-school youth and also housewives to be more productive. I also want to help the LGBT community in obtaining equal rights and privileges as human beings and eradicate the stigma against them.”
But her primary advocacy is championing the rights of women and children. “I plan to push for legislation that will safeguard their welfare and interest by giving stiffer punishment to those who violate their rights and abuse them.”
Nina’s family is from Iriga City and she has two daughters aged 19 and 9 from a previous marriage. She says she is running for Congress with the blessings of Raffy Tulfo, with whom she’s been working for 20 years now. Raffy believes in her so much and one of her running mates as an anti-crime crusader is Raffy’s own wife. He told Nina that “manalo or matalo, I’m always welcome to come back as his co-anchor in ‘Wanted sa Radyo’.”