Taberna started his career as a part-time news writer for a local radio station in the Philippines. In 1997, he became a Radyo Patroller for DZMM, ABS-CBN' s AM radio network. In 2000, Taberna co-anchored with Gerry Baja a weekly news program called "Ito Ang Radyo Patrol" (literally This is Radio Patrol) which provides in-depth analysis of the biggest news stories in the Philippines.
Within the next couple of years, the tandem gained popularity for their fearless commentary which made them worthy of having their own daily editorial radio show called "Dos Por Dos" (literally Two by Two).
To this date, Taberna continues to receive public admiration for his bold, straightforward and impartial news commentaries on radio and television.