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From left, Rachelle Ocampo, Loida Nicolas Lewis, Jen Furer, Edwin Josue and Cristina DC Pastor.  (Photo credit: Danielle Cardona, Makilala TV content developer)


Starting Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST), watch Makilala, the first Filipino-American TV talk show in the New York metropolitan area to be aired on Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN), their new home.

“We are excited to reach a larger audience by joining the largest public access network in the world. More Filipino-Americans can now view Filipino-related programming outside of the typical Filipino channels,” said Rachelle Ocampo, one of the producers and co-hosts of Makilala.

Viewers can watch Makilala at MNN’s Lifestyle Channel 2, specifically if they are a subscriber for FiOS- 34; RCN- 83; TWC- 56 and 1996.

Makilala’s first episode on MNN, taped at El Barrio Firehouse in East Harlem, features a review and commentary on the “Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms” exhibit at the Asia Society, hosted by Jen Furer, Cristina DC Pastor and Rachelle Ocampo, with guests CEO and philanthropist Loida Nicolas Lewis and Edwin Josue as organizers of the exhibit.

They discussed the history of pre-colonial Filipino artistry paved in gold and urged the Fil-Am community to view the exhibit.

The “Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms” exhibit at the Asia Society, located at 725 Park Avenue and East 70th Street in Manhattan, runs through Jan. 3, 2016.

Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Fridays 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

This episode was not the only milestone under Makilala’s sleeves this month.

On Oct. 31, Makilala will be awarded The Outstanding Filipino Americans in New York Awards for Media and Publishing.

“It will be an incredible honor for the Makilala TV team as we are just nearing our third year,” said co-host Jen Furer.

Other awardees include past Makilala guest speakers:

Councilmember Jon Wong for Youth & Sports; Dr. Kevin Nadal for Education, Research & Technology; Gail Banawis for Entertainment; and Chelle Lhuillier for LGBT Advocacy.


Meet the hosts


•Cristina DC Pastor: Founding editor of the The FilAm online magazine.

•Jen Furer: Author of “Out of Status”; founder of the blog GottaLoveMom; scholar chief for Advancement for Rural Kids.

•Rachelle Ocampo: Public health and community engagement professional; board member of Roots of Health “Ugat Ng Kalusugan.”


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“Makilala” — meaning “get to know” in Tagalog — is the first Filipino-American TV talk show in the New York metropolitan area.

Our mission is to raise the Filipino-American voice as a platform for honest and captivating conversation that highlights leaders, innovators, advocates and emerging artists in our community.

It was aired through Queens Public Television for two years.


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