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Usapang Pinoy is a podcast designed for Filipino diaspora community in metro Atlanta, Georgia and Southeast. Covers wide range of topics related to local community, entertainment, wellbeing, and lifestyle.
Latest Episode: Episode 41
Guest Speaker: Hidilyn Diaz, Philippines first ever Olympic Gold Medalist
Usapang Pinoy speaks with Hidilyn Diaz – 2020 Olympic Gold Medalist, Weightlifting, on her success story and advocacies.
Latest Episode: Episode 40
Guest Speaker: Coleen Santa Ana, CEO, Alere Care Solutions
Usapang Pinoy chat with Coleen Santa Ana, CEO, Alere Care Solutions about the opportunity for Filipino healthcare professionals for direct hire with US Health systems, specifically Georgia through immigrant visa.
Latest Episode: Episode 39
Guest Speaker: Myrish Cadapan Antonio
Usapang Pinoy speaks with Myrish Cadapan Antonio, Founder and CEO at The Philippine Living Heritage, 501(c)3 non-profit that seeks to strengthen Filipino identity through education and build thriving global communities by fostering a deep appreciation of the Philippines’ rich living heritage.
Guest Speaker: Alicia Lipscomb
Usapang Pinoy speaks with Alicia Lipscomb, Public Affairs Specialist, Georgia Area Director's OfficeSocial Security Administration on the latest updates to SS and Medicare benefits.
Guest Speaker: “Becky” Rebecca Redondo Eide
Usapang Pinoy speaks with “Becky” Rebecca Redondo Eide, Board member, PAWAG, a 501(c) 3 non-profit assisting abused women and children. PAWAG helps abused women and children to find temporary shelter, food and safety protection from their abusing spouses and partner.
Guest Speaker: Liza Sia
Usapang Pinoy speaks with Liza Sia, President of Earth Baby, Liza Sia, President of Earth Baby®, a baby skin and hair care line. Her family’s small business, Earth Baby® redefines the baby skin and hair care category using certified organic fruit and vegetable-based ingredients along with their exclusive patented formula. Prior to Earth Baby®, Sia honorably retired after 20 years of service in the US Air Force. Liza is also a competitive body builder with several major titles.
Guest Speaker: Jay Aquino
Usapang Pinoy speaks with Jay Aquino, Digital Marketing & Business Growth Specialist on leveraging digital marketing to enhance growth among Filipino entrepreneurs.
Guest Speaker: Jennifer Arnold
Usapang Pinoy speaks with Jennifer Arnold, Founder and Executive Director of Canine Assistants, a nonprofit organization that teaches and provides service dogs for children and adults with physical disabilities or other special needs, all over the USA. They are based in Milton GA and started operations in 1991.
Guest Speaker: Jose “Jojo” Reandelar
Usapang Pinoy speaks with Jose “Jojo” Reandelar, President of ANCOP Foundation USA on “Answering the Cry of the Poor” though the education sponsorship program, community development, and humanitarian relief.
Guest Speaker: Major Anna Sanchez
Usapang Pinoy speaks with Major Anna Sanchez, Major-United States Air Force; Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner; Founder, Hope Center for Veterans.
Guest Podcaster: Raymond Partolan
Usapang Pinoy speaks with Raymond Partolan, National Field Director, APIAVote on the importance of Filipino Americans community voting in 2022 midterm elections.
Guest Podcaster: Alnory Gutlay
Usapang Pinoy speaks with Alnory Gutlay, former Vice President , Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS) on the recent firing of senior executives and corruption scandal.
Guest Podcaster: Dr. Fatima Bustos-Choy
Usapang Pinoy speaks with Dr. Fatima Bustos-Choy, Corporate Business Consultant, addressing the impact of colonialism on modern Filipino behavior and psyche.
Guest Podcaster: Jil Lasaca
Usapang Pinoy speaks with Jil Lasaca on her insights on Filipino fashion business venture and entrepreneurship.
Guest Podcaster: David Samonte
Usapang Pinoy speaks with David Samonte, Filipino martial artist on the rising popularity of Filipino martial arts and its history in the US.
Guest Podcaster: Alicia Lipscomb
Usapang Pinoy speaks with Alicia Lipscomb, Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration on the benefits and importance of Social Security.
Guest Podcaster: Joey Omila, Maria Isabel Thompson
Usapang Pinoy speaks with Joey Omila, Director, Cultural Affairs, Philippine Cultural Foundation , Maria Isable Thompson, Chairwoman-Kalayaan ATL 2022, & Joy Soo, Founder, Musa Fabric
Guest Speaker: Nonie Cabana
Usapang Pinoy speaks with Nonie Cabana, Executive Director, US Ship Telesforo Trinidad Campaign, on the recent official announcement of naming a US ship after Filipino war hero Telesforo Trinidad by US Navy.
Guest Speaker: Alexandria Thomas
Usapang Pinoy speaks Alexandria Thomas, President, Filipino American National Historical Society – GA Chapter. Alexandria shares the group's initiatives in recording Filipino American legacies and history in Georgia.
Guest Speaker: Maria Isabel Thompson
Usapang Pinoy speak with Maria Isabel Thompson, Chair of Kalayaan 2022 & HCG Ray Donato on the upcoming Kalayaan Celebration on June 12, 2022. Isa Thompson share insights to the programming and activities of this year's celebration.
Guest Speaker: Nonie Cabana
Usapang Pinoy speaks with Nonie Cabana, Executive Director, US Ship Telesforo Trinidad Campaign. Campaign's mission is to name a Navy warship for a Filipino sailor who bravely rescued two crew members.
Guest Speaker: Iric Arribas
Usapang Pinoy speaks with Consul General Iric Arribas of the Philippine Embassy, Washington DC on latest travel documentation and requirements to the Philippines.
Guest Speaker: Mia Orino and Miguel Pacle
Usapang Pinoy speak with Mia Orino and Miguel Pacle on the rise of Filipino food scene in metro Atlanta and Columbus.
Guest Speaker: Hope Webb – Filipino Food Festival
Usapang Pinoy speaks with Hope Webb of Estrellita Restaurant on the upcoming Filipino Food Festival and activities promoting Filipino food culture in metro Atlanta.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Danet Bluhm, Phd, RN
Usapang Pinoy speaks with Dr. Bluhm on the research and general healthcare of Filipino Americans in US. Dr. Bluhm share facts and data on illnesses affecting Filipino Americans population.
Guest Speaker: Glory Genvacio
Usapang Pinoy features Glory Genvacio, Region 4 Chair of White House Office of Public Engagement and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Cecile Bregman, Psychiatrist (Part II)
Usapang Pinoy speaks in return appearance with Dr. Cecile Bregman on mental health care and issues. Dr. Bregman specializes in General Psychology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and has over 30 years experience.
Guest Speaker: Rose Chua-Tan
Usapang Pinoy speaks with Rose Chua-Tan, ICU nurse about her experience during the pandemic. Rose shares her grueling experiences from the early days of the pandemic to the current situation in helping Covid patients.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Cecil Bregman, Psychiatrist
Usapang Pinoy discuss with Dr. Cecil Bregman about mental health and prevention of suicides. Dr. Bregman specializes in General Psychology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Guest Speaker: Brendan Flores
Usapang Pinoy speaks with Brendan Flores, President, National Federation of Filipino-American Associations on his Filipino background and professional career.
Guest Speaker: Representative Marvin Lim
Usapang Pinoy speaks with Marvin Lim, GA House State Representative District 99. Lim shares his journey from migrating from the Philippines to being the first Fil-Am to be elected in the GA House of Representative.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Eligio Abellera, MD
Usapang Pinoy chat with Dr. Eligio Abellera, retired physician on the impact of Covid and importance of vaccines protection.
Guest Speaker: Marie Toni Colina
Usapang Pinoy speaks with Marie Toni Colina, Photographer about her work and entrepreneurship.
Guest Podcaster: Carlo Gan & Mia Orino
Usapang Pinoy chat with Carlo Gan & Mia Orino of Kamayan Atlanta on their business venture and plans for their first physical restaurant on Buford Highway.
Guest Podcaster: Ria Rowell, RN
Usapang Pinoy Episode 7 featuring Ria Rowell, RN “Crochet with a Cause”. Rowell shares her journey as an entrepreneur and the rising interest in crochet.
Guest Speaker: Rebecca Redondo Eide
chat with Rebecca Redondo Eide, Philippine American Women's Association of Georgia. She shares the stories of Filipino domestic abused women and PAWAG's efforts in assisting the victims.
Guest Podcaster: Raymond Partolan
Usapang Pinoy chat with Raymond Partolan, National Field Director, APIA Vote on the importance of AAPI participation in the local and national elections. For almost a decade, he has been an advocate for immigrant and refugee communities.
Guest Podcaster: Benny StaRomana
Jane Rolen speaks with Benny StaRomana on launching a business and entrepreneurship. Benny shares his expertise as a business consultant with UGA SBDC.
Guest Speaker: Hope Webb
Jane Rolen speaks with Hope Webb of Estrellita, a popular Pinoy restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia. Jane also shares the latest news, info, and events around metro Atlanta.
Guest Podcaster: Natalie L Emonds
Usapang Pinoy speaks with Natali Ammons of GBI on public safety and latest advisory for Pinoy and AAPI community.
Guest Podcaster: Jobert Apulencia
Our premiere episode feature discussion on Filipino diaspora community in metro Atlanta and Georgia. Jane Rolen host a weekly podcast on latest community news, useful bits of info and entertainment.