Lourd de Veyra

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Lourd de Veyra
Born Lourd Ernest Hanopol de Veyra
(1975-02-11) February 11, 1975 (age 39)
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Pen name Taas ng Hairline, Forehead Kick
Occupation Journalist, Radio/TV host, vocalist, Radioactive Sago Project
Nationality Filipino
Alma mater University of Santo Tomas
Genre Poetry, Essay, Novel, Punk, Spoken Word, Jazz
Notable awards 1999 Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature (Third Prize in Essay, English Division)
2003 Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature (Second Prize in Essay, English Division)
2004 Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature (First Prize in Teleplay, Filipino Division)

Lourd Ernest Hanopol de Veyra (born February 11, 1975) is a multi-awarded[citation needed] Filipino musician, emcee, poet, journalist, broadcast personality and activist who first became famous for being the vocalist of Manila-based jazz rock band Radioactive Sago Project.[1]


He has published three books of poetry: Subterranean Thought Parade, Shadowboxing in Headphones and Insectissimo.

This is a Crazy Planets is a collection of essays from his Spot.ph blog

SuperPanalo Sounds! is his first novel.

In 2014, he released a compilation of his speeches entitled Lourd de Veyra's Little Book of Speeches and a book entitled Espiritu at the 35th Manila International Book Fair.

Early life[edit]


Lourd went to Quirino Elementary School for grade school, and to Colegio de San Juan de Letran for high school.[2] He then graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Santo Tomas.[1]


He has thrice been a recipient of a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature - A Third prize in essay (English division) in 1999, a second prize in the same category in 2003; and a first prize in teleplay (Filipino division) in 2004.

Early musical career[edit]

When the hardcore punk band Dead Ends ended their 4-year hiatus, he became the one of the band's guitarists in 1994, sharing guitar chores with the band's leader and founder Al Dimalanta, thus making Dead Ends a four-piece band. Then, they recorded their comeback and final album, the influential Mamatay sa Ingay (1995), it was a different sound than their past materials, it was more of a crossover-thrash approach. Dead Ends disbanded in 1996 (because of Jay Dimalanta's passing). After which, Lourd de Veyra briefly became a member of Al Dimalanta's new band Throw (band), with his brother Francis playing the bass. Lourd de Veyra is the nephew of singer/guitarist Mike Hanopol.


Lourd is formerly one of the hosts of Sapul sa Singko and currently in Aksyon on TV5, and Tayuan Mo at Panindigan and Wasak on AksyonTV. He was the main host of the action documentary show, Lupet until its relaunch in early 2011.

In 2013, he hosted another show for TV5 called History with Lourd.



  • T.O.P.A.K. (ABC 5, 1997–2001)
  • MYX Halo-Halo (MYX Channel, 2000–2002, re-aired 2014)
  • Sine Kulay (RPN 9, 2003–2004)
  • House Da Riles (2002–2003)
  • TEN: The Evening News (TV5, 2008–2010)
  • Sapul sa Singko (TV5, 2010–2012) (segment: "Word of the Lourd"; 2008–present)
  • Lupet! (TV5, 2010–2011) (replaced by KC Montero)
  • Tayuan Mo at Panindigan (Aksyon TV, 2011–present)
  • Aksyon (TV5, 2011–present)
  • Wasak (Aksyon TV, 2011–2014)
  • Word of the Lourd (TV5, 2010–2011)
  • Hindi Pa Tapos Ang Laban (TV5, 2011–2012)
  • Exsaktong Impunto (TV5, 2012–present)
  • Lulubog, Lilitaw Sa Ilalim ng Tulay (TV5, 2012–present)
  • Good Morning Club (TV5, 2013-2014) "Love Hurts Segment"
  • History: Tsismis noon, Kasaysayan ngayon (TV5, 2013-present)
  • Good Morning Ser (TV5, 2014)
  • Aksyon Sa Umaga (TV5, 2014-present)


  • RockEd Radio (NU107, 2011; Jam 88.3, 2012–present)
  • Chillax Radio (92.3 News FM, 2011–present)
  • Ang Sabi ni Lourd (92.3 News FM, 2012–2013)

Commercial Endorsements[edit]

  • CDO Funtastik Pork Tocino
  • Cafe Puro Instant Coffee
  • Mang Juan Chicharon Snacks
  • Sulit.Com.Ph
  • Tanduay Ice

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Jorge, Rome (May 20, 2007). "The end of the road with Lourd de Veyra". The Sunday Times (The Manila Times Publishing Corp.). Retrieved February 5, 2009. [dead link]
  2. ^ Gonzalez, Bianca (July 29, 2012). "Lourd de Veyra: Weather-weather lang yan". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 30 June 2014.