The first Filipino-American TV Talk Show. "Makilala" means "get to know" in Tagalog. Get to know us as we talk to the community leaders, innovators, advocates and emerging artists who affect Filipino life in the NY Tri-state area.

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Counting FilAms in the 2020 Census

In this episode, Host Rachelle Ocampo and guest Co-Host Laura Garcia, interview Aries Dela Cruz, Manhattan Borough Lead of the NYC Census 2020 and Ryan Letada, CEO at NextDayBetter. The conversation goes about the importance of the census and how it influences the communities that get undercounted.

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Concert Producing : The Risks and Rewards

In this episode, Makilala's hosts Jen & Rachelle, with guest co-host Maria Elizabeth Cueva, Esq., want to explore the complexity of the concert producing industry.  To answer their questions they have guests panelists Reagan John Rada from Reagan John Productions, LLC; Vicente G. Gesmundo from VYNZ...

FilAms Building the FilAm Community Thru Sports

In this episode, the Makillala Crew: Jen and Rachelle, interview MarkAnthony Agbuya, Filipino Heritage Night with the Brooklyn Nets Organizer; and Ronnie Ocampo, Head Coach & Organizer at the Filipino American Basketball League of Long Island (FABLLI).  The guest tell how sports can be a way to...

Firestarters & Foodies: Leveraging the FilAm Community For Good

In this episode, the Makillala Crew: Cristina and Rachelle; interview Mike Ang, Managing Partner at Planet X & US Marketing Agency for Tanduay Rum; and Joann Canosa, Founder & Owner of Maganda NYC & Sales & Events Manager for Tanduay Rum.  They talk about their interests, history, and experiences...

What the U.S. Denial of Work Visas Means to FilAms

In this episode, the Makillala Crew: Cristina, Jen and Rachelle; interview Licelle Cobrador, Founding Attorney at Cobrador & Associates. They talk about the denial of work visas for Pilipinos and its social and economical implications for FilAms.

How PAFCOM serves the Filipinos of New Jersey

In this episode, the Makillala Crew: Cristina, Jen and Rachelle; interview Dr. Connie Uy, Board Chair; and Helen Castillo, President-Elect, 2019 of the Philippine American Friendship Community, Inc. - PAFCOM. They explain us the rebranding of the organization and assure its commitment to serve the...