The GFN Channel streams 3 new shows

‘GO PINOY! Show!’ with Lora Nicolas Olaes, Cicero Oca, and Don Mike Mendoza,

The Global Filipino Network Channel has announced the release of three new online shows premiering in March.  The three shows are Real Talk with Sabrina Wong, Go Pinoy! Show!, and Kabayan Seattle.   They are aired on The GFN Channel’s Facebook page at

Arnold Pedrigal, founder and executive producer of The GFN Channel, said, “We are very excited to launch these shows that cater not only to Filipino American viewers, but also to our fellow kababayan around the world. We are very lucky that streaming technology now enables global reach, and we are no longer limited to local areas.”

The GFN Channel was created in late 2020, in the midst of the raging COVID-19 pandemic that forced many countries around the world to shelter-in-place.  Due to the pandemic, people turned to online videos for entertainment.  Many livestream materials have become valuable sources of information that complement traditional media such as television, radio, and podcasts.

The GFN Channel founder Arnold Pedrigal

The GFN Channel’s mission is to convey socially impactful messages and highlight various aspects of the Filipino community, including arts and culture, lifestyle, health and wellness, entrepreneurship, professional development, and community-building, said Pedrigal.

  • “Real Talk with Sabrina Wong” features discussions of current events, contemporary issues, business, lifestyle and fashion from different parts of the world. Host Sabrina Wong is a former commercial and print model in Asia. Her show will focus on self-improvement, empowerment of striving businesses and raising awareness of important issues. According to Sabrina, she hopes to “do what I do best, and that is a show about, and with, everyday people”. The show is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • “GO PINOY! Show!” is a talk show/magazine format co-produced with OnQ Talent.  The show consists of pre-recorded performances and live interviews hosted by Don Mike Mendoza, artistic director of La Ti Do, actor Lora Nicolas Olaes, and Cicero Oca, talent manager @OnQNY.  The show seeks to bring attention to how Filipino and Filipino-American artists are faring during the pandemic. They also hope to promote camaraderie among global Filipino artists, and raise funds for Filipino artists in need and those deeply affected by COVID-19.  The show is produced in New York City.
  • “Kabayan Seattle” is a weekly talk show that highlights trending Filipino community awareness in the Metro-Seattle area.  Hosted by Maricres Valdez Castro and Jonah Konop, the show shares inspiring stories from fellow kababayan in their communities, and discusses lifestyle topics and upcoming local events.

Several programs currently produced and streamed byThe GFN Channel include:

  • “Vilma, Live in LA!” hosted by Vilma de Ramos (produced in Los Angeles)
  • “Lakbay Ng Buhay” hosted by Ronnie Lazala and Bonnie Ball Mendoza (produced in San Francisco and Dubai)
  • “Upward Living” hosted by Michelle Chan and Mars Catan (produced in Manila)
  • “Pure Wellness” hosted by Dr. Jasmine Therese Esguerra (produced in Hawaii)
  • “Fast Forward” hosted by Christina Laskowski (produced in Silicon Valley, California)

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