Tita Swarding

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Tita Swarding
Romulo Barrameda Espeña

(1952-11-22)November 22, 1952
Manila, Philippines
DiedMay 12, 2013(2013-05-12) (aged 60)
Nationality Filipino
Other namesTita Swarding
Occupation(s) Radio broadcaster, Broadcast journalist
Known forOoola, Chika!

Romulo Barrameda Espeña (November 22, 1952 – May 12, 2013), known as Tita Swarding (lit.'Aunt Swarding'), was a Filipino radio broadcaster and columnist who worked for the Manila Broadcasting Company-owned DZRH. [1]


Life and career

Tita Swarding was born on November 22, 1952, as Romulo Espeña. Swarding joined Manila Broadcasting Company-owned DZRH before it was shut down after the imposition of Martial Law on September 21, 1972. [2]

After Martial Law, Swarding returned to DZRH and resumed his broadcasting career. [3] Tita Swarding became the showbiz segment anchor of Balitang Bayan Numero Uno during the time of Joe Taruc and Rey Langit (later replaced by Tiya Dely Magpayo in 1992). [4]

Tita Swarding had a Sunday afternoon program entitled DZRH Showbiz Balita, which was aired after the station moved to Pasay. [5] Tita Swarding was also the Columnist of Pinoy Parazzi. [6]


At the age of 60, Tita Swarding suffered Emphysema and was rushed to the Quezon City General Hospital. He died on May 12, 2013. [7]



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