Lourd de Veyra

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Lourd de Veyra
BornLourd Ernest Hanopol de Veyra
(1975-02-11) February 11, 1975 (age 44)
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Pen nameLourd de Veyra
OccupationJournalist; radio/TV host; Vocalist for Radioactive Sago Project and guitarist for Kapitan Kulam
Alma materUniversity of Santo Tomas
GenrePoetry, Essay, Novel, Punk, Spoken Word, Jazz
Notable awards1999 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)
RelativesMike Hanopol (maternal uncle)

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


De Veyra 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, de Veyra 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]


De Veyra 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 four-year hiatus, he became one of the band's guitarists in 1994, sharing guitar chores with the band's leader and founder Al Dimalanta, making Dead Ends a four-piece band. The band then recorded their comeback and final album, the influential Mamatay sa Ingay (1995); it had a sound different from their past materials, having more of a crossover-thrash approach. Dead Ends disbanded in 1996 (because of Jay Dimalanta's passing), after which de Veyra briefly became a member of Al Dimalanta's new band Throw (band); the band also included de Veyra's brother Francis, who played the bass. Lourd de Veyra is the nephew of singer/guitarist Mike Hanopol.


De Veyra was one of the hosts of Sapul sa Singko and is in Aksyon on TV5, and in 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, de Veyra hosted another show for TV5 called History with Lourd.

Discovery Channel[edit]

Lourd de Veyra was a host of You Have Been Warned Asia

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. Archived from the original on December 12, 2008. Retrieved February 5, 2009.
  2. ^ Gonzalez, Bianca (July 29, 2012). "Lourd de Veyra: Weather-weather lang yan". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 30 June 2014.