“Adobo Nation” turns one!

The Filipino Channel North America’s weekly magazine talk show celebrates with a first anniversary episode and a barrio fiesta
By: Nerissa M. Fernandez, ABS-CBN North America
June 3, 2009 - PRLog -- Adobo Nation, the Sunday evening magazine talk show that has become a weekend staple for TFC viewers in North America, recently celebrated its first year with an anniversary episode and a barrio fiesta chock-full of Philippine culinary delights.

Nineteen successful Filipino restaurants in the U.S. took part in the anniversary barrio fiesta held at ABS-CBN North America’s corporate office in Redwood City, California.  These are: Alimango, Auntie Em’s Fine Foods and Pastries, Bistro Luneta, Boracay Garden & Grill, Chicken D’Lite, Gerry’s Brill, Goldilocks, House of Silvannas, Intramuros, Jollibee, Kadok’s, Kuya’s Asian Cuisine, Ling Nam, Mana, Patio Filipino, Philippine Grocery, Poleng, Red Lantern and Tribu.

The fiesta was attended by media, longtime Adobo Nation advertisers that included Western Union, Goldilocks, and Dublin Toyota, and a host of other supporters.  They were joined by ABS-CBN executives and managers led by ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation Chairman and CEO Eugenio “Gabby” Lopez III, ABS-CBN Global COO Raffy Lopez and ABS-CBN North America Managing Director Chinky De Jesus.

Adobo Nation has attracted a loyal following not only for its wildly popular Lasang Pinoy (Filipino Flavor) segment that features Filipino food and restaurants, but six other highly interesting segments: A-List, a discussion of the week’s hot topics; Big Time Ka Na (You’re Big Time) that has featured the likes of two-time Dancing with the Stars champion Cheryl Burke, Olympic swimming gold medalist Natalie Coughlin, and handbag and ladies shoes designer Rafe Totengco of Rafç New York; Sari-Sari, Etc. which showcases What’s In and What’s Out; Well Well Wellness which tackles the health of the Filipino American mind, body and spirit; ATM Ano’ng Tanong Mo (What’s Your Question) which talks about tough financial questions; and Barangay USA, a fast-paced and humor-filled interactive public service and community news bits segment.

“When we were trying to come up with a title of a show about the lives of Filipinos in the U.S., the word ‘adobo’ first came to mind,” recalls Ging Reyes, ABS-CBN North America’s News Bureau Chief and Adobo Nation’s Overall in Charge of Production.  “’Adobo’ is a popular dish that has become an iconic representation of Filipino culture.  And just as this tasty dish draws Filipinos to the table, Adobo Nation has also become a TV show for Filipinos to hang out, to learn new things, to discover and rediscover our rich heritage.”

The one-stop pop culture program with a Filipino American twist is currently hosted by the powerful female troika of brains, banter and beauty – Karmina Constantino, Jaja Bolivar and Michi Valeriano.  Original male co-host JC Gonzales will continue to make occasional appearances through special segments.

Catch Adobo Nation on TFC every Sunday at 6:40pm PST.  For more information, please visit www.adobonation.tv.

# # #

ABS-CBN International's flagship product is The Filipino Channel (TFC). ABS-CBNi’s portfolio includes teleport, telecommunication, retail, theatricals, money remittance, cargo forwarding services and community support. Visit www.abs-cbnglobal.com.
Email:***@abs-cbni.com Email Verified
Tags:Adobo Nation, Goldilocks, Tfc, Gabby Lopez, Raffy Lopez, Chinky De Jesus, Abs-cbn, Nerissa Fernandez, Filipino
Industry:Entertainment, Media, Restaurants
Location:Redwood City - California - United States
Account Email Address Verified     Account Phone Number Verified     Disclaimer     Report Abuse
ABS-CBN International News
Most Viewed
Daily News

Like PRLog?
Click to Share