PRESS RELEASE: TFC’s Homecoming to DC Commended by the Daly City Government



TFC’s Homecoming to DC Commended by the Daly City Government

 Rave Reviews All Around for TFC’s Homecoming Video

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DALY CITY, CA, May 1, 2017 – The Daly City government, headed by Mayor Glenn Sylvester, recently conferred a special Certificate of Commendation on ABS-CBN International/TFC at the City Hall Council Chambers. Mayor Sylvester specified that the commendation is in recognition of TFC’s grand opening in Daly City.

Sylvester also said “majority of the population of Daly City is Filipino and we are so happy for ABS-CBN to come back and we say ‘Welcome home.’”

The Certificate of Commendation from the Daly City Government.

(Photo courtesy of Pia Lopezbanos-Carrion)

Daly City Mayor Glenn Sylvester (right) awards the Certificate of Commendation to ABS-CBN International-TFC. Receiving the award on behalf of TFC is Global Head of PR & Corporate Affairs Nerissa Fernandez (center) and TFC PR & Corporate Manager (North America) Pia Lopezbanos-Carrion (left).

The homecoming-of-sorts cements TFC’s dream to be where Filipinos are. According to  ABS-CBN Global Chief Operating Officer Raffy Lopez, “We have always wanted to be where the Filipinos are, where our customers are. We feel this is the perfect location because we want to engage and interact with the local community.” Lopez added, “Even though we launched our first TFC service here 23 years ago, our office was not here. So now, for our office to be in the heart of Daly City, not only is it coming full circle, but it’s a milestone marking the beginning of a new era.”

ABS-CBN North America Managing Director Olivia de Jesus expressed her gratitude at the commendation, “We at TFC are so honored to receive this commendation from Mayor Sylvester and the rest of the Daly City government, this early in our stay at our new home – really in the heart of the Filipino community.  We are inspired and looking forward to partnering with this wonderful, dynamic community as we move forward into TFC’s 25th year. Thank you for your warm welcome.”

TFC’s grand opening and office blessing on April 12, 2017 was heralded with a video “TFC: Home in Daly City” that captured the sights and sounds of Daly City. DC officials lauded the video and excitedly shared the link on their respective social network accounts after the video’s global premiere on Adobo Nation on Sunday, April 23rd.

(L-R) Daly City Mayor Glenn Sylvester, Vice Mayor Juslyn Manalo and Councilmember Ray Buenaventura provided great support and appear in the “TFC: Home in Daly City” video. (Photo courtesy of Jeremiah Ysip)

Councilmember Ray Buenaventura stated enthusiastically, “Your promotional coming home video was brilliantly done. It has a good message and was very incorporating and inclusive, and highlighted what Daly City was about.”

Vice Mayor Juslyn Manalo also commended the video, saying “I shared it with a lot of people that grew up in Daly City and it definitely resonated how much pride a lot of us here in Daly City have for the city.”

Power Struggle’s front man – community activist and hip hop artist – Nomi provided the raw and poignant reading of the spoken word poetry written by TFC PR & Corporate Affairs’ Pia Lopezbanos-Carrion and TFC Production Engineering’s Jeremiah Ysip. Nomi’s performance lent depth and relevance to the words and pictures of the video. (Photo courtesy of Jeremiah Ysip)

Special cameo appearance from scratch legend – DJ Qbert (center) of Thud Rumble adds to the flavor of TFC: Home in Daly City. (Photo courtesy of Jeremiah Ysip)

Just some of the sights around Daly City that add color and texture to “Fog City.”. (clockwise from top left) Boys of all ages playing ball at Gellert Park; barbers on break outside their shop; and the Mixed Martial Arts crew at FTCC. (Photos courtesy of Jeremiah Ysip)

Councilmember Mike Guingona, who hosted two TFC shows back in 2006 – “Pinagmulan” and “Citizen Pinoy” – added that it was “really good to see that you’re committed to your work here in Daly City… You’ve been a good representative of what our community can share with the community at large.”

Overall, TFC’s strong presence in the “Gateway to the Peninsula” augurs a whole world of possibilities for partnerships and collaboration with the Daly City government to be able to reach out and truly be of service  to the “kapamilya” community in the SF Bay Area.  Mayor Sylvester adds that TFC’s return to Daly City is important because “it’s the media and the outreach; information from the Philippines and throughout the world is broadcast not just for Filipinos but for the entire public. That is very, very important.”

De Jesus echoes the same sentiment as she expressed “I can see that we will be working close as there are various possibilities for our company and your city to work hand-in hand to enrich and uplift the lives of our Filipino American community in Daly City.”

As ABS-CBN Board of Directors Chairman Eugenio Lopez III declared, “Daly City is really the first stop for a lot of migrants. And so, I think we can bring our brand of public service with the Daly City government… and I think we can be a significant and constructive member of the Daly City community. We’re happy and excited to be here.” 


Media Contact:
Pia Lopezbanos-Carrion
ABS-CBN International – TFC
DC Station
2001 Juniperro Serra Blvd, Ste. 200
Daly City, CA 94014

PRESS RELEASE: Myx TV GM Miguel Santos Named Among NAMIC’s 10 Emerging Executives of Color

For Immediate Release

Myx TV General Manager Miguel Santos (rightmost), shown here with Steve Angeles of TFC’s BA and ABS-CBN International Lifestyle Network Executive Producer Beverly Desuasido at last February’s NAMIC’s announcement rites in Beverly Hills, California where ABS-CBN International received four nominations at NAMIC’s Vision Awards.

Myx TV GM Miguel Santos Named
Among NAMIC’s 10 Emerging Executives of Color

Diversity Organization to Honor Emerging Media Executives of Color During Awards Luncheon at the 31st Annual NAMIC Conference on Sept. 27

LOS ANGELES, August 2, 2017 – The National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) announced recently the winners of its 2017 Next Generation Leaders Awards, recognizing emerging business leaders of color in the media and entertainment industry for their career successes and commitment to fostering diversity in the workplace.

Myx TV General Manager Miguel Santos was named among the 10 emerging executives of color in NAMIC’s 2017 Luminaries Class. Santos oversees Myx TV network’s strategy, programming, production, marketing, ad sales and business development, with the goal of elevating the narratives of one of the most under-represented minority groups in media. Myx TV is owned and operated by ABS-CBN International.

The 2017 Next Generation Leaders Awards will be presented in four categories to the following honorees:

  • * Cable MSO: Ebonne Ruffins, VP, Local Media Development, Comcast Cable
  • * Cable Programmer: Daniel Eilemberg, President & Chief Content Officer, FUSION TV
  • * Tech Company/Discipline: Linda Pan, SVP, New Digital Business, AMC Networks
  • * Creative Discipline: Romina Rosado, SVP & Editor-in-Chief, E! News & Online, NBCUniversal

In addition to honoring the four Next Generation Leaders, NAMIC will also honor 10 emerging executives of color in its 2017 Luminaries Class:

  • * Charlotte Castillo, SVP, International Brand Management & Creative, Viacom International Media Networks
  • * Twyla Huang-DiSimone, VP, News Content Partnerships, Turner Ignite
  • * P. Sean Gupta, VP, Strategy and Operations, BET Networks
  • * Navin Kamath, VP, Account Management, Global Distribution, HBO
  • * Stephanie Jackson, VP, Ad Sales, Western Region, Food Network & Cooking Channel, Scripps Networks Interactive
  • * Sameel Osuri, SVP, Global Content Operations, Discovery Communications
  • * Miguel Santos, General Manager, Myx TV
  • * Tony Song, VP, Ad Sales, AMC Networks
  • * Holly Tang, Chief Financial Officer, Bravo and Oxygen Media, NBCUniversal
  • * Janet Han Vissering, SVP, Development & Production, Nat Geo WILD

In partnership with Multichannel News, the 2017 Next Generation Leaders will be honored at the 31st Annual NAMIC Conference during the NAMIC Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. ET at the New York Marriott Marquis.

NAMIC (National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications) is the premier organization focusing on multi-cultural diversity, equity and inclusion in the communications industry. More than 3,000 professionals belong to a network of 18 chapters nationwide. Through initiatives that target leadership development, advocacy and empowerment, NAMIC collaborates with industry partners to grow and nurture a workforce that reflects the cultural richness of the populations served.

For more information on NAMIC, the 31st NAMIC Annual Conference and the NAMIC Annual Awards Luncheon, please visit





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ABS-CBN International
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