Queens Public Television's MAKILALA Launches, 11/15
The ladies of "Makilala," television crew, and third episode guest, Merit Salud Esq. of the Filipino American Legal Defense and Education Fund
New York, November 4, 2013--The first Filipina-American television talk show on Queens Public Television, "Makilala," which means "get to know" in Tagalog, will be hosting its official launch on Friday, November 15, at 6 p.m. at the Philippine Consulate on Fifth Avenue.
Members of the press and the Filipino-American community are invited to the launch to get to know the ladies of "Makilala": Rachelle Ocampo of Pilipino American Unity for Progress (UniPro), Jen Furer of Filipino Legal Defense and Education Fund (FALDEF), Maria Cruz Lee of NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, and Cristina DC Pastor of TheFilAm.net.
The show, which is also accessible via YouTube, highlights a new guest every month as the ladies talk to the movers and shakers that affect Filipino American life in the N.Y. Tri-State area.
At the launch, "Makilala" will moderate a town hall discussion with Consul General Mario de Leon Jr. about issues familiar to the Filipino-American community such as why the community is thriving despite the many organizations that appear to divide their members; and why dual citizenship won't make Filipino Americans unpatriotic Americans, among others.
"Makilala's" upcoming episodes will feature Ocampo taking televiewers through the corridors of powers in the Philippines; Furer dealing with creative children suffering from autism; Lee talking about the Filipino movement into the mainstream media; and Pastor tackling Facebook and hashtags with social media-savvy senior citizens.