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WHO ARE WE? ADVOCATES FOR FILIPINO CULTURE
(PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECIAL)
Thursday, Jun 10 at 8 PM PDT USA
Friday, Jun 11 at 11 AM PHILIPPINES

[ RAFFLES ]
[ WHO ARE WE? ]
Let’s get to know some of of our advocates for Filipino culture and their inspiring stories, why they do what they do and so much more!
[ SPECIAL GUESTS ]
ANTON DIAZ
Founder, Our Awesome Planet
DR. LILY ANN VILLARAZA
Professor, Chair of Philippine Studies
JOEL JACINTO
Co-founder and Program Director, Kayamanan ng Lahi
GISELLE TONGI-WALTERS
Executive Director, FilAm ARTS
KIRBY ARAULLO
Historian, Renowned Filipino Culture Bearer
JENNIFER AVENCEÑA
Owner & Baker, Calajo Catering

WHO ARE WE? TATTOO ARTISTS
Thursday, Jun 3 at 8 PM PDT USA
Friday, Jun 4 at 11 AM PHILIPPINES

[ RAFFLES ]
[ WHO ARE WE? ]

Let’s get to know some of our tattoo artists and their inspiring stories, why they do what they do and so much more!

[ SPECIAL GUESTS ]
MARCO MABUNAY
Tattoo Artist
ELUNE LUNA
Tattoo Artist and Body Piercer
CHENGRAN LI
Tattoo Artist and Illustrator

WHO IS SOCAL? PINOY SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN
Thursday, May 27 at 8 PM PDT USA
Friday, May 28 at 11 AM PHILIPPINES

Let’s get to know some of our Pinoy Servicemen and women and their inspiring stories, why they do what they do and so much more!
[ SPECIAL GUESTS ]
Sherwin Alfred Buquid
US Navy Recruiter
Alistair Vonne Bolanos Mercado
US Army Project and Recruiting Manager, Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion 
Mike Ho
Administrative Specialist and Manpower Systems Analyst, United States Marine Corps
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego CA
Denise Diaz
US Army Veteran
Paul Yuansensi
US Navy Chief and Recruiter

WHO IS SOCAL? HOME COOKS TURNED ENTREPRENEURS
Thursday, May 20 at 8 PM PDT USA
Friday 21 at 11 AM PHILIPPINES

Let’s get to know some of our home cooks turned entrepreneurs and their inspiring stories, why they do what they do and so much more! 
[ SPECIAL GUESTS ]
Ayesha Connolly
Owner, Mrs. Connolly's
Johanna Sagaran
Owner, Lumpia Ladies of Los Angeles by Corazon's Custom Catering
Jenny Padayao
Owner, Binalot Los Angeles 
Ryssa and Denjo Soriano
Owners, RnD Special Buko Pie

MIC DIAZ PRESENTS WHO IS CALI? MOTHERS 
Thursday, May 6 at 8 PM PDT USA
Friday 7 at 11 AM PHILIPPINES

Let’s get to know some of our hardworking mothers who wear many hats, their inspiring stories, what inspired them, why they do what they do and so much more!
[ SPECIAL GUESTS ]
Merilyn Elumir-Sweet
Financial Services Professional
Mary Ann Michelle Santos
Cell Biologist, Volunteer
Jen Villar
Founder, Be About the Box
Heidi Iseda
Educator for Family Education and Empowerment Foundation
Aileen Orlino Dinkjian
Educator, Chef, Community Health Advocate
Dia Vechayiem
Educator and Co-Founder, Bodhi’s Light

WHO IS CALI? ACTORS
Thursday, May 13 at 8 PM PDT USA
Friday 14 at 11 AM PHILIPPINES

Let’s get to know some of our Fil-Am actors who are making waves in the entertainment industry and their inspiring stories, why they do what they do and so much more!
[ SPECIAL GUESTS ]
Giovannie Espiritu
Actress, Filmmaker, Acting Coach
Rhandy Torres
Actor
Noreen Lanie
Actress, Teacher, Singer, Host
Abe Pagtama
SAG/AFTRA Actor
Lyndon Apostol
Actor, Singer, Vocal Coach, Dance Teacher
Melissa Rodriguez
Actress

WHO IS CALI? MOTHERS OF SOUTH BAY
Tuesday, May 4 at 8 PM PDT USA
Wednesday 5 at 11 AM PHILIPPINES

Let’s get to know some of our hardworking mothers from the South Bay who wear many hats, their inspiring stories, what inspired them, why they do what they do and so much more!
[ SPECIAL GUESTS ]
Anarita Reyes
Writer, Teacher, Philanthropist
Joyce Lynn Layos
Registered Nurse, Owner of Tindahang Pagkaing Pinoy
Jen Young
Owner, Young Marketplace

WHO IS SOCAL? HAIR & MAKEUP ARTISTS
Thursday, April 29 at 8 PM PDT USA
Friday, April 30 at 11 AM PHILIPPINES

Let’s get to know some of our SoCal hair and makeup artists and their inspiring stories of how they became hair and makeup artists, what inspired them, why they do what they do and so much more!
[ SPECIAL GUESTS ]
Kris Ruiz Villaluz
Hair and Makeup Artist and Educator
Ornella Curry
Bridal Hair and Makeup Artist
Owner, Brides and Brushes
Jane Magan Chang
Hair Guru
Owner, Janerockstar Salon

WHO IS SOCAL? HOSTS
Thursday, April 22 at 8 PM PDT USA
Friday, April 23 at 11 AM PHILIPPINES

Let’s get to know some of our SoCal Hosts and their inspiring stories of how they became hosts and content creators, what inspired them, why they do what they do and so much more!
[ SPECIAL GUESTS ]
Mic Diaz
Executive Artistic Director, Mic Diaz Presents
Ina Rabino Dahilig
Host, Actress, Content Creator, Youtuber
Marcie Taylor
Social Media Strategist, Marketing Consultant

WHO IS SOCAL? MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATES
Thursday, April 15 at 8 PM PDT USA

2020 has brought to us many unexpected events, situations and challenges that have caused much stress to majority of us. As we navigate our way through 2021, let’s find out from our mental health advocates what advice they can give those of us who have family who are suffering from mental health issues, what kind of resources are available to us and where to find them, how they have managed with daily stress and how we can all practice self-care.
[ SPECIAL GUESTS ]
Nicole Dumaguindin
Filipino Community Mental Health Promoter 
Josephina Dhungana
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Dr. Sherwin Imperio, DNP, PMHNP-BC, RN-BC, PHN
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Ellen Samson
CEO, American Geriatric
Dr. Vania Manipod
Psychiatrist and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry 

WHO IS SOCAL? MENTAL HEALTH WORKERS
April 12, 2021

Back in January, we had our first panel to talk about Mental Health as it relates to Filipinos and the Filipino-American community. Many issues were discussed and many of our members suggested that we have another one. This coming Thursday, April 15 at 8 PM, we have another panel discussion about Mental Health and how we can move the needle towards destigmatizing mental health in our community.

Here's the replay of our panel in January.
https://youtu.be/JpxJ6APPd_A

WHO IS SOCAL? CYCLISTS
Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM PDT USA
Friday, April 9, 2021 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM MANILA

Every day we see droves of cyclists cruising around our neighborhoods and sometimes on unchartered paths all over SoCal. Let’s get to know some of them and their inspiring stories of how they became cyclists, what inspired them and so much more!
[ GUESTS ]
DT Ramone
Cycling Enthusiast
Michael Hermogeno
Cyclist and Photographer
Vince Casica
Owner, Vince's Cyclery
Blue and Diana Ramos
Mountain Biking Enthusiasts

WHO IS SOCAL? MARTIAL ARTISTS
Thursday, April 1 at 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM PDT USA
Friday, April 2 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM MANILA

Our SoCal community boasts of some of the most legendary Filipino Martial Artists from various disciplines and backgrounds. Let’s get to know them and their inspiring stories of how they became martial artists, what inspired them and so much more!

[ GUESTS ]
Darryl Vidal
Ju Dan, Kenpo Karate 10th Degree Grandmaster, Actor


Roger Agbulos
Filipino Martial Arts Guro
Founder, Lameco Astig Combatives

WHO IS SOCAL? WOMEN IN ENTERTAINMENT
Tuesday, March 30 at 8 PM PDT USA | 11 AM MANILA

Our SoCal community boasts of some of the most talented women in entertainment from actors, writers, producers, directors, singers to comedians. Let’s get to know them and their inspiring stories, what inspired them and so much more!

[ GUESTS ]
Brittany Teo
Actor 

Joy Regullano
Writer, Actor, Comedian

Holly Santiago
Musical Theatre Singer, Actor, Vocal Teacher

Mallorie Ortega
Award-winning Writer, Director and Producer

Tangelene Bolton
Film, TV and Media Composer 

WHO IS SOCAL? PHOTOGRAPHERS
Thursday, March 25 at 8 PM to 9:30 PM PDT USA
Friday, March 26 at 11 AM to 12:30 PM MANILA


Our Filipino-American community boasts of some of the most talented photographers from various backgrounds. Let’s get to know them and their inspiring stories of how they became photographers, what inspired them and so much more!

[ GUESTS ]
Mike Federis
Wedding and Event Photographer 

AJ and Aiyency Danas
Lux & Lace Studios

Joe Calixto
Concert, Events and Portrait Photographer 

Michelle Ford
Family and Portrait Photographer
Owner, The Coco Gallery

Leo Evidente
Wedding and Engagement Photographer

Madeline Arenas
Award-winning Portrait and Newborn Photographer

Adrian Ong
Award-winning Destination Wedding Photographer

WHO IS SOCAL? WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS
Live on Tuesday, Mar 23, 2021

[ WHO IS SOCAL? ]
Our Filipino-American community boasts of some of the most entrepreneurial women from various backgrounds. Let’s get to know them and their inspiring stories of how they became businesswomen, what inspired them and so much more!

[ GUESTS ]
Pia Gladys Perey
Designer, Buyer, Wholesaler

Claire Bella
Founder of UV Care USA

Karla Purificacion-Yuasensi
Founder, Kape Republik

Ellen Samson
CEO, American Geriatric

Johanna Kempski
Owner, Resume Writer 2D Rescue 

Jen Villar
Founder, Be About the Box

Carmela Bautista
Founder, MediDesk and Kombeenation 

WHO IS SOCAL? MAGICIANS
LIVE on Thursday, March 18 at 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM

[ LIVE GUESTS – MAGICIANS ] Thursday, March 18 at 8 PM
[ WHO IS SOCAL? ]
Our Filipino-American community boasts of some of the most talented magicians from various backgrounds. Let’s get to know them and their inspiring stories of how they became magicians, what inspired them and so much more!

[ GUESTS ]

Chris Herren as Faust
Award-winning Magician and Pantomime Artist

Jonathan Molo
Award-winning Magician

Cecile & Mighty
Music and Magic Duo

Dremagix
Magician, Mentalist

Justin Rivera
Comedian and Magician

WHO IS SOCAL? RAPPERS
Thursday, March 11 at 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Our Filipino-American community boasts of some of the most talented rappers from various backgrounds. Let’s get to know them and their inspiring stories of how they became rappers, what inspired them and so much more!

[ GUESTS ]
MARLON D
Rapper, Podcast Host

AROEN
Rapper

SOULTREE
Rapper

KNOWA LAZARUS
Multi-award Winning Rapper

FLAVA MATIKZ
Rapper, Record Producer, DJ, Master Musicologist

WHO IS SOCAL? FILMMAKERS
Thursday, March 4 at 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Our Filipino-American community boasts of some of the most talented filmmakers from various backgrounds. Let’s get to know our filmmakers and their inspiring stories of how they became filmmakers, what inspired them and so much more!

[ SPECIAL GUESTS ]
ROMMEL ANDAYA
ABE PAGTAMA
PATRICIO GINELSA
ANGELA PAVIERA
MARK AJ NAZAL
CASSANDRA PIMENTEL
A.J. CALOMAY
CHARLES GRAY

WHO IS SOCAL?: BREAKDANCERS
Thursday, February 25 at 8 PM

Our Filipino-American community boasts of some of the most talented breakdancers from various backgrounds. Let’s get to know our breakdancers and their inspiring stories of how they became bboys and bgirls, what inspired them, what they are doing during this pandemic and so much more!

[ SPECIAL GUESTS ]
Lyndon Apostol
Professional Breaking and Gymnastics Instructor

Justin Foronda
Bboy, Restaurateur, Registered Nurse, Musician

Melissa Adao
Dance Educator

Paru Frances Herrera-Lim
Cross-cultural B-girl, Artist and Chef

Nelson Labadie
Breakdancer and CEO of Picture Flicks

Jerick Sevilla
Business Owner, Bboy  

WHO IS SOCAL? MUSICIANS
Thursday, February 18 at 8 PM

Our Filipino-American community boasts of some of the most talented musician from various backgrounds and musical styles. Let’s get to know our musicians and their inspiring stories of how they became musicians, what inspired them, what they are doing during this pandemic and so much more!


[ SPECIAL GUESTS ]
Bernard Ellorin
Musician, Ethnomusicologist, Kulintang expert

Winston Raval
Musician, Jazz Pianist

Annie Nepomuceno
Singer, Vocal Coach, Concert Producer

Dennis Diaz
Musician, Producer, Vocalist, Bassist

Garrick Slagle
Beatboxer, Percussionist

WHO IS SOCAL?: COMEDIANS
Thursday, February 11 at 8 PM

Tonight’s show is going to be very exciting. Let our comedians take your blues away. Let's hear the inspiring stories of how they became comedians, what inspired them, what they are doing during this pandemic and so much more!

[ SPECIAL GUESTS ]
ERIK ESCOBAR
Comedian

JAY AQUINO
Comedian

CAMILLE ARAGON
Comedian and Owner of Healing with Camille

JOHN YABES
Comedian, US Navy Veteran

AJ SANTOS
Comedian, US Marine Corps Veteran

WHO IS SOCAL?: BAKERS & PASTRY CHEFS
Thursday, February 4 at 8 PM

Tonight’s show is going to be very exciting. Let our bakers and pastry chefs whisk us into the world of baking. Let's hear the inspiring stories of how they became chefs, what inspired them, what they are doing during this pandemic and so much more!

[ SPECIAL GUESTS ]
Liezl Frigillana and Chris Sarg
Pastry Chefs, Owners of CL's Kitchen

Alyssa Garcia
Pastry Chef, Owner of Ashton’s Desserts

Jordan Jimenez
Pastry Chef, Cake Artist, Caterer

Kay Miraflor Antonio
Owner, Kay’s Home Kitchen

Liezel Canto
Owner, Ambrosia Good Eats

WHO IS SOCAL? CHEFS AND SOUS CHEFS
THURSDAY, January 21, 2021 at 8 PM PST

Let's get to know our Chefs and Sous Chefs as 2021 makes its way into our lives. Let's hear the inspiring stories of how they became chefs, what inspired them, what they are doing during this pandemic and so much more!

[ SPECIAL GUESTS ]
Mimi Ignacio Diaz
Chef

Carlo Avancena
Chef, Calajo Catering

Michael Neflas
Director of Culinary Operations for The Commerce Casino
Chef, Keto Friendly Meal Prep

Matthew Curry
Chef/Owner of Tisoy Curryative Cuisines

Hilarion Castillo
Chef

Almarc Aljess Critica Bernard

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