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“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
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’
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.
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