Usapang Pinoy

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 25

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

Previous Episodes:

Episode 24

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.

Episode 23

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.

Episode 22

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.

Episode 21

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.

Episode 20

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.

Episode 19

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.

Episode 18

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.

Episode 17

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.

Episode 16

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.

Episode 15

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.

Episode 14

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.

Episode 13

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.

Episode 12

Guest Speaker: Brendan Flores

Usapang Pinoy speaks with Brendan Flores, President, National Federation of Filipino-American Associations on his Filipino background and professional career.


Episode 11

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.

Episode 10

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.

Episode 9

Guest Speaker: Marie Toni Colina

Usapang Pinoy speaks with Marie Toni Colina, Photographer about her work and entrepreneurship.

Episode 8

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.

Episode 7

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.

Episode 6

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.

Episode 5

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.

Episode 4

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.

Episode 3

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.

Episode 2

Guest Podcaster: Natalie L Emonds

Usapang Pinoy speaks with Natali Ammons of GBI on public safety and latest advisory for Pinoy and AAPI community.

Episode 1

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.

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