After getting into biking for fitness earlier this year, radio personality DJ Chacha (real name Czarina Balba) shared how she get into a minor accident while long-distance biking last Sunday, October 10. The 34-year-old former MOR 101.9 deejay talked about the incident in her most recent Instagram post.
“My first bike accident happened today. Ang ruta namin ay QC-Barasoain Church-QC. Excited ako kase siyempre first 80km ride ko. Napakasakit, Kuya Eddie. Char. Pero seryoso, mahapdi. Nadale ako ng lubak sa Bocaue, Bulacan. Hindi naman kabilisan yung takbo ko pero ang lalim ng lubak, hindi ako naka-preno agad. Kasalanan ng preno! Char! Ayoko naman isisi sa lubak pero sabe ng mga residente lagi raw talagang may naaksidente sa area na ‘to ng Bocaue. Buti na lang walang mabilis na sasakyan sa likod ko dahil baka hindi lang ito inabot ko. Pero ang nakakaloka kanina, pagtayo ko una kong inisip yung bike ko Aguy, nung nakita ko yung gasgas, mas humapdi yung sugat ko,” she wrote.
DJ Chacha first started posting about her cycling adventures with her non-showbiz husband Michael Guevara last August and has been trying to challenge herself with longer distances with every bike ride in and around the city. In the same post, DJ Chacha said she considers herself blessed that it was just a minor injury to her legs and damage to her bike.
“The Lord really protected me today. Kahit may nangyaring ganito pasalamat pa rin kay Lord dahil nailaban pa rin makauwi kahit injured na. Lesson learned na rin talaga sakin at sa lahat ng Bikers po, doble ingat talaga tayo. Okay lang mabagal, maingat, dahan-dahan pero safe naman,” she said.
Before ending her post, the former Pinoy Big Brother housemate also gave a shoutout to the local government units responsible for the pothole that caused her accidental fall. “Bulacan LGU, pakiayos po please. Pasama na rin Valenzuela LGU. Anlala talaga ng mga lubak. Akala ko nasa Moon ako sa tindi ng lubak. Char,” she added.
DJ Chacha first joined ABS-CBN’s radio station MOR 101.9 in 2013. Last year, she penned an emotional post after being laid off along with other ABS-CBN employees working for the 18 FM and five AM radio stations under the network in August last year, describing it as one of the lowest points in her life. Ever since getting into biking, DJ Chacha has been sharing how much she enjoys going on rides with her husband in different locations all over the city.
DJ Chacha was a celebrity housemate in PBB’s Season 7 in 2016. The radio deejay voluntarily exited on Day 11 citing the reason that she wanted to go back to doing radio work and need to take care of her elder daughter. She married businessman Michael Guevara in 2019 after six years of dating. The couple welcomed their first child together named Savannah Alejandra last year. DJ Chacha also has a daughter named Saab from a previous relationship.
As a radio jock, DJ Chacha is best known for her MOR 101.9 program Heartbeats. She is also the author of two books—Napakasakit, Ate Chacha and Anak ng Patola! Mas masakit, Ate Chacha—that give people advice on different relationship problems. Both books are under ABS-CBN Publishing.