Peter Musngi and Pat-P Daza’s tandem totally clicks with the avid listeners and viewers of their show, “Teka Muna,” on dzMM Radyo Patrol 630 on the AM channel and Teleradyo on SkyCable (Saturdays at 7 p.m.). Watching them makes me miss my stint with the Kapamilya radio station many headlines ago.
The duo’s dynamic banter on trending topics and no-holds-barred interviews will keep you in the loop. Only newsmakers, no “noisemakers,” are allowed in the program. As their show celebrates its fifth anniversary, the seasoned media personalities promise to give their captive audience more reasons to stay tuned.
Here’s my chat with Pat-P (PD) and Peter (PM):
What’s the toughest part of being the daughter of Jullie Yap-Daza?
PD: When people expect me to write as well as my mom and be as prim and proper.
What love advice by your mom worked for you?
PD: You don’t need a man to be happy.
What makes your tandem work?
PD: I guess the age gap; Peter is 10 years older. We balance each other out. I can be tactless at times, and Peter is there to rescue me. And because he’s older, he’s wiser.
PM: It’s like the art of driving. Take good care of your car, know what your car is doing, be sensitive, and drive with care while enjoying every minute of it.
What’s your take on fake news?
PD: It’s pathetic. Sometimes, I am surprised at how gullible people are. I wonder sometimes if it’s apathy … that people have become insensitive, indifferent or already desensitized to discern fake from legitimate news.
PM: Fake news is only a symptom of a much more serious social ailment; dishonesty and the slash-and-burn attitude of a new generation of people.
Why should Pinoys tune in to “Teka Muna”?
PD: We don’t pretend to be an investigative program. But hopefully, after watching or listening to us, the surface has been scratched.
PM: Our show is a happy anomaly. It is where anything goes. It is a curious blend of light and serious commentary, of two people whose common denominator is their being both outspoken and fearless.
How do you handle “off-the-record” stuff?
PD: My lips are sealed if it’s “off the record.” Credibility and integrity are important, if you want longevity in this business.
PM: I generally enjoy discovering off-the-record tidbits. I respect the limits of discussions on the air. It’s exciting to try to connect the dots.
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