CHOY WITH TIYA DELY MAGPAYO
TIYA DELY MAGPAYO STILL RULES THE AIRWAVES
From a small booth somewhere in Makati one drizzling night, a stately lady emerges even as her famous parting words still hang heavy in the air. Fresh from broadcasting to millions of listeners all over the country, she appeared surprisingly spritely with nary a trace of weariness.
Garbed in mocha, bespectacled and exuding a look that non-verbally announces, I am here, the dame is indeed a sight to behold.
Magkakape lang ako, she cheerfully announced, disarming yours truly. Moments later, she reappeared clutching a file of paper. She motions to one of her staff, Pakisabi mala-late lang ako ng konti sa recording. May interview lang ako.
The lady is Fidela Magpayo, legendary broadcaster of Philippine radio for 60 years now. If the name sounds unfamiliar, it