It has been more than a month since DJ Mo Twister—Mohan Gumatay in real life, host of Magic 89.9 radio program Good Times—and German Moreno had a spat over the show’s segment “Celebrity Challenge.” In the segment, DJ Mo asks his celebrity guests “40 Forbidden Questions,” and one of the queries is “Who are the gays in show business?”
“German Moreno,” answers Troy Montero during his visit on the show.
Instead of getting mad at Troy, Kuya Germs (his nationally-recognized monicker) fires back at DJ Mo for asking such “disrespectful” questions. He warns, “You better watch out. Wala ka pa sa kalingkingan ng mga taong hindi mo binibigyan ng respeto.”
Now, everything is water under the bridge.
“Naging guest ko [siya] sa radio program ko,” says the Master Showman about DJ Mo. “Binigla niya ako, at sinurpresa, at humingi siya ng dispensa. So, ibig sabihin lamang nakasakit tayo, tapos gagawin din natin ang paghingi ng dispensa. So, ‘wag na natin hanapan pa ng kaaway. ‘Wag na tayo humanap ng magagalit sa 'tin. Ang natutunan ko dito, kapag marami kang kaibigan, maraming nagmamahal sayo—‘yan ang kayamanan mo.”
The "Walang Tulugan" host---so named because his battlecry on his midnight-hour show is "walang tulugan!"---confirms that he will be DJ Mo’s celebrity guest tomorrow.
But is Kuya Germs ready to answer juicy questions about his fellow artists?
“It depends,” he explains. “Sinabi ko na sa kanya ‘yon. Ayoko na makakasakit ako ng damdamin. Kung gusto [niya] ako interviewhin, okay lamang pero ‘pag merong mga parte na hindi ko kailangan sagutin, hindi ko sasagutin.”
Each forbidden question answered merits a point, but in Kuya Germs’s case, the points do not matter.
“I don’t mind kung ano mang score [makuha ko],” he reiterates. “Basta ang sabi ko, ayoko ng ganoong sistema. Basta kung meron siyang gustong itanong, sasagutin ko kung karapat-dapat bang sagutin.”
DJ Mo's show has never had it so big. Now even the Master Showman goes over to give him material for his audience, most of whom seem to like to thrash the citizens of showbiz.
In fairness to DJ Mo, the guy really just likes playing. "It's just a game," he says on Kuya Germ's radio program.
In fairness to all those who get hurt by the show, they say the radio business is highly competitive, so it's never just about playing. "It's just the ratings!" they holler.