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Shadow? DJ Chacha, Lourd de Veyra’s remarks on a radio show make the buzz

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Screenshot of DJ Chacha and Lourd de Veyra in the November 4, 2022 episode of “Ted Failon at DJ Chacha sa Radyo5” as uploaded to DJ Chacha’s Facebook page (Facebook/chacha1019)

An extract of DJ Chacha and Heavy of Veyra on the Nov. 4 episode of a morning infotainment radio show achieved viral status due to their on-air comments.

Lourd replaced the show’s co-host, broadcaster Ted Faillonin the program”Ted Failon and DJ Chacha on Radyo5broadcast on Radyo5 92.3 News FM weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

In Friday’s episode, Lourd brought up “Christmas hacks” as a topic, saying Filipinos need to change their noche buena meals as their prices increase.

DJ Chacha said it included fried chicken, spaghetti ingredients and fruit salad.

Lourd then joked that Pinoys could make a “hampaslupa salad” as an alternative and pleased DJ Chacha by saying how it can be done.

DJ Chacha then called back one of their reporters mentioning that the cabbage price had gone down.

Their jokes about creating alternative dishes continued, with DJ Chacha saying they have to be “creative” these days.

“We really have to be creative first and foremost. The inflation rate is 7.7% in October. Kaya po sa ating mga kapatid na nakikinig, ‘wag na po kayo magtaka pagka pumunta kayong last week at the grocery store, ta’s pagbalik niyo ngayon, ‘Ha?! ‘Yan na ‘yung presyo?’ “, Did she say.

“Nakakaloka talaga minsan. Sabi nga ng nanay ko, ‘pag namamalengke, presyo ngayon ng gulay, ginto. Talagang’s Golden Age. Welcome to the golden age,” added DJ Chacha, referring to the famous phrase used by supporters of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr.

The phrase was used to refer to his term which is said to have ushered in the country’s “golden age” due to alleged economic progress.

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“Easy,” Lourd immediately replied to DJ Chacha amusedly.

“Hindi, kasi, lahat nagtataasan kasi,” she told him, referring to commodity prices.

“Alam mo, Cha, dapat kasi, nagkakaisa tayo,” Lourd said. “Unity.”

DJ Chacha agreed, then a snippet of Katy Perry’s “Roar” played in the background.

The song became popular again when it was performed at a campaign rally for President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. for the 2022 national election.

Meanwhile, DJ Chacha and Lourd’s interaction caught the attention of some Filipinos, including a Twitter account commenting, “Hue after shade after shade.”

A clip featuring part of the radio show has generated over 200,000 views, 20,400 likes and over 4,300 retweets on said platform.

Shading or “shading” is defined as a “subtle, sneering expression of contempt or disgust for someone” or something.

“The shadow!!” another one twitter user said with a covered eyes emoji.

“HAHAHAHHAA the shadow,” another commented. Pinoy with laughing emoticons rolling on the floor.

Reports indicate that the consumer price index rose 7.7% in October from a year earlier, the fastest rise since December 2008.

This was fueled by price increases in major commodity groups, particularly food and non-alcoholic beverages.

The Bangko Sentral of the Philippines said it remained “ready to take any further monetary policy measures necessary to bring inflation back to the medium-term objective.”

BSP Governor Philip Medaille said the central bank will raise key interest rates by 75 basis points at its Nov. 17 meeting to match the latest tightening from the U.S. Federal Reserve and mitigate any impact on the country’s exchange rate.

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