8 of Mo Twister’s
Most Infamous Feuds
By Kel Fabie
You can love him, you can hate him, but Mo Twister will always do what he does best: shooting from the hip, consequences be damned. It’s that kind of devil-may-care attitude that has gotten him far in Philippine radio, much to the delight of his fans, and the chagrin of his detractors.
After #DelamarOnGoodTimes and now his latest dust-up with none other than a certain Attorney who admires Adolf Hitler unironically, we would like to take a retrospective on the many different people Mo Twister has feuded with. It’s a pretty lengthy list, so we have to pick the 8 most popcorn-worthy of the lot.
Who: A sportscaster
The Beef: Probably one of the least egregious of feuds here, but Mo Twister didn’t really take too kindly to Mr. Roxas wearing a Supreme armband while playing basketball. Nor on Hoodie Anton.
The Resolution: Anton Roxas completely no-sold the “feud,” and let his cousin do the talking for him instead.
The Winner: Either you call it a win for Mo by default, or a win for Anton by not playing at all.
Who: Radio personality, RX 93.1.
The Beef: Mo has been picking on Rico’s co-hosts for years, namely Karen Bordador and Jinri Park. While neither of them ever retaliated, Rico Robles fired back when Mo Twister started talking about Fran, one of the veteran jocks from RX who was unceremoniously released by the company. There are speculations about the reasons behind it, but Mr. Robles had enough, and the ensuing Twitter fight was a spectacle to behold.
The Resolution: What resolution? These two are still going at it as recently as a week or two ago. It’s highly unlikely they’d ever get along.
The Winner: We all lose here, guys.
Who: Former actress and commercial model.
The Beef: Posting a photo of Karel and her friends, Mo asked if the girls even had any idea what team former Boston Celtics star Rajon Rondo was playing for, then mentioned a flash of underwear on the part of Karel. Karel responded scathingly, pointing out that no, they’re not just a bunch of groupies, and she wished he took this to her face instead of on social media. Mo responded by saying he didn’t know it was her, and walking back some of his comments.
The Resolution: None. The feud just disappeared as quickly as it began.
The Winner: Sorry, Mo. Seems like Karel got you there.
Who: A showbiz reporter.
The Beef: In 2007, Mo Twister took umbrage to Ogie Diaz comparing him to comedian Jograd Dela Torre, and retaliated by calling Ogie “the ugliest showbiz writer” he has ever seen, among other choice words. They supposedly made up a year later, but in 2011, things escalated after Ogie’s blind item about a segment host losing his segment due to being “difficult” to work with caught Mo’s eye. After offering his own scathing blind item, he promptly referred to Ogie as “a cancer” to the industry.
The Resolution: It seems like this thing just petered out, but no, it’s safe to say Ogie Diaz and Mo aren’t done with each other, if given the chance.
The Winner: People who enjoy blind items.
Who: The god of war. A force of nature. Also an actor, we think.
The Beef: Baron Geisler, during his guesting on Mo’s Good Times podcast, got increasingly annoyed with the questions asked about his time between the sheets. He ended up calling the show “stupid and useless.” Time stood still. Tumbleweed started rolling. Cherry blossoms fell from the sky. Right inside the booth.
The Resolution: Surprisingly, despite obviously being a bit annoyed, Mo Twister agreed to disagree with Baron about the show’s worth, and told Baron that he still loves him and wishes him nothing but the best. And this is without Baron being within reaching distance of him!
The Winner: Has to be Baron here, but since Mo’s still friends with him, we can also call this a draw.
Who: Son of Senator Jinggoy Estrada.
The Beef: After news of Jolo Estrada’s extravagant lifestyle came to light (and in the middle of the Napoles controversy blowing right up), Mo Twister half-jokingly asked his followers if Jolo was on Twitter, so he could “cyberbully him.” This prompted a response not from Jolo, but the rest of the Estrada siblings, as they took him to task for his “unprofessional” attitude, while Mo kept on pointing out that yes, Jolo was indeed in violation of the law, being the son of a senator and all that.
The Resolution: Jolo no-sold it in the end with four words as a hashtag – #notworthmytime. Mo has always been, for all his faults, staunchy anti-corruption in the government, so he moved on to the next political target eventually.
The Winner: Someone’s untouched bank account.
The Beef: From dudebros who got along swimmingly with each other to embittered foes, the divide between these two could be traced back to Mr. Mabanta’s support of current president Duterte. Mo put him on his podcast, and their exchanges quickly became heated. And yes, Mo is every bit as Anti-Duterte as he was anti-Aquino during 2010-2016. That’s even considering the fact Grace Lee once dated the former president while she was still hosting Good Times with Mo.
This week in douchebaggery. My favorite conceited line of the 3: “people from all walks of life regardless of race, political/religious views have COME TOGETHER to ADMIRE MY ACHIEVEMENTS!” —@selguev 😂😂😂 what was your fave douche line of the bunch? pic.twitter.com/TDvXJx3jhO
— Mo Twister (@djmotwister) April 16, 2018
The Resolution: None. Mo knows ratings when he sees it, and guesting a frenemy like Mabanta on his show from time to time gets people talking about him. Mo knows how to agree to disagree, after all.
The Winner: The people who don’t listen to Mo’s podcast when Franco’s there.
Atty. Ferdinand Topacio
Who: The Attorney representing the Tulfos, among a bunch of other controversial clients. He lives by this motto: “Women are the foundation of society, so men must lay that foundation.” Also, WTF.
The Beef: After Mo Twister publicly took a shot at Mocha Uson over her recent tiff with Kris Aquino, Atty. Topacio inserted himself into the argument by referencing Mo’s erstwhile relationship with Rhian Ramos. Mo quickly pounced on the Attorney’s own moral shortcomings, which resulted in the kind of mudslinging pigs armed with catapults could only dream about. It’s likely still going on to this very moment, for all we know.
What hate? Youre a pedophile, a Hitler supporter, a creep based on YOUR OWN Twitter bio, and you look like a Gorilla. Why of all people are u shocked when facts are mixed in w/ expletives? I’m just using your and Mocha’s way of communicating, you short armed fuck. @FS_Topacio https://t.co/9cyTTGlZtF
— Mo Twister (@djmotwister) June 7, 2018
The Resolution: None in sight.
The Winner: Anyone not following this drama.
What other feuds do you know of? Tell us below!