FTV launches TV Migrante

Community News & Features Apr 13, 2017 at 2:56 pm

ftvlogo-300x274Filipino TV proudly announced today that it will launch TV Migrante as part of its regular programming on its carrier cables starting April 21, 2017, Thursday from 9:30pm -10 pm. It will be replayed on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays thereafter, spaced at every eight hours on those days following its first telecast. Filbert Wong, FTV Channel Producer in partnership with Migrante Canada will start to offer its customers offering of the new TV Talkshow that will cover various segments including Balitang Migrante, Pulso ng Migrante, Talakayang Migrante and Sining at Kultura. Videos and footages are sourced originally from Canada and also from Kodao and Tudla Productions, both based in Manila.

TV Migrante’s regular main hosts are Lui Queaño and Pet Cleto who are both experienced media practitioners in radio and in print. Queaño is the current producer of multiawarded community Sunday program Radyo Migrante, and an active PPCO and National Ethnic Press Media Council Canada member. Cleto, a noted journalist in the Philippines, is also the Editor of the Akdaan anthologies and a writer with the PEN Canada Writers-in-Exile Network.

Wong said the new addition of TV Migrante will appeal to many migrant workers as the show tackles their issues and concerns, all linked to their country of origin, the Philippines.

“This is a really exciting new development for FTV. This new program will appeal to many FTV subscribers who want sensible content and discussion on current issues of the Filipino community while providing a wide range of choices in current news and political discussion concerning the Filipino migrants in Canada,” Wong said.

TV Migrante hopes to reach as many as Filipino migrants as possible and engage the community of migrants by way of a TV program that closely follows their stories of migration and that engages them concerning local issues and issues back home.