LOS ANGELES – LA 18’s Giselle “G” Töngi of Kababayan Today attended the official launching event of EMPLEO – Pinoy on Tuesday Sept. 8, 2015 at the Pilipino Workers Center. Kababayan Today is now a signatory of the EMPLEO – Pinoy program, which will be a valuable resource of education, outreach and a direct connection to assistance for Filipino American workers and employers.
EMPLEO is an acronym for EMPLoyment, Education and Outreach. The Pinoy program is designed after the successful EMPLEO program that was launched to assist vulnerable workers in the Latino American community back in 2004. As a stakeholder of EMPLEO – Pinoy, Tongi will volunteer her time and effort to provide Filipino American workers culturally-sensitive assistance.
In addition to Kababayan Today, other signatories include Pilipino Workers Center of Southern California, Filipino American Service Groups, Inc., Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance Los Angeles Chapter, Association of Filipino Workers, California Labor Federation Workforce and Economic Development, Catholic Filipino Ministry of Los Angeles, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights Los Angeles, Search to Involve Pilipino Americans, Philippine Consulate, among many others. The U.S. Department of Labor and State of California, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, Occupational Safety and Health, and Workers’ Compensation are also stakeholders of EMPLEO – Pinoy.
The EMPLEO – Pinoy hotline is 877 TULONG-1. TULONG means “help” in Tagalog.
G Töngi is an award‐winning host, actress, writer and producer. She is the host and executive producer of Kababayan Today, which remains the only Filipino media outlet in Southern California and Hawaii (syndicated on KIKU‐TV) to engage with the community at large daily. Kababayan Today with G Töngi airs weekdays at 3:30PM on KSCI‐TV/LA18 in Southern California and 3:30PM on KIKU‐TV in Hawaii. The show is syndicated globally through the TV5 Kapatid partnership.
About KSCI‐TV (LA 18)
Founded in 1976, KSCI‐TV is Los Angeles’ #1 Asian‐language TV station bringing news and entertainment, in multiple languages, to the largest U.S. Asian market – composed of nearly 2.5 million Asian consumers. KSCI‐TV produces and airs 9 local shows: daily local news and variety shows in Chinese, Korean, and Tagalog. KSCI‐TV’s over‐the‐air signal covers 5.6 million TV households in the Los Angeles DMA. KSCI‐TV is also a must‐carry local station on cable and satellite systems in the L.A. DMA. In 2008, KSCI‐TV became the first U.S. station to multicast in various Asian languages on digital sub‐channels. Its 24/7 sub-channels include Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, South Asian, Japanese and Armenian.