“Am I Filipino enough? Am I Chinese enough?”
“Where does your loyalty lie?
These are just two of the many burning questions asked and answered in the upcoming new season of Chinoy TV entitled, “Chinese by Blood, Filipino by Heart #1CH1NOY.” Premiering this August 8 at 8pm, it has also proudly moved into a new channel, CNN Philippines.
Fil-Chi Media Productions Inc, the production company behind it, first launched during the auspicious date of 10.10.10. As it turns a new decade amidst a time of uncertainty and mistrust, with COVID19 and the West Philippine Sea dispute, it deems appropriate to infuse hope and to share with the community and the greater Filipino public the heritage and values in Chinoy culture.
“We hope that through the documentary series, we would be able to define what a modern Chinoy is to the viewers by identifying a set of values that they can relate to and learn from,” shared CHiNOY TV President Alvin Kingson Tan. “We also want to create a better understanding of the Chinoy identity and correct the stereotypes the Chinoys have been getting,” he added.
This new season is a weekly, 30-minute, 10-episode program that spotlights Filipino citizens of Chinese descent whose stories showcase the cultural values that they owe their success to, as well as what it means to navigate through the legacy of our Chinese blood, with an undoubtedly Filipino heart.
Emmy-award winning director and producer Michael Carandang has been tapped to helm this new series, giving it a global feel as it remains firmly grounded in Chinoy soil. And the personalities featured are some of the most interesting and preeminent in the Chinoy community.
Among them, eight Chinoys share their life experiences and lessons, ranging from— Philippine Star editor Doreen Yu and columnist Wilson Lee Flores, eventologist Tim Yap, Miss Chinatown 2014 Nicole Cordoves, award-winning illustrator Rob Cham, children’s story book author Patricia Ngo, host Janeena Chan, and radio DJ Stan Sy.
This new TV series also falls under the 1CH1NOY year-long campaign of the company, whereby it endeavors to define the modern Chinoy heritage by connecting generations of diasporic experiences, presenting a vision of cultural oneness and unity.
The campaign, which serves to enable the Filipino-Chinese to rediscover and partake in a shared history, also hopes to promote and celebrate the Chinoy experience with other communities. “Both revolve around the idea of oneness. Hence, the incorporation of the number ‘1’ in the word ‘Chinoy’, which we know is a blend of the words ‘Chinese’ and ‘Pinoy’,” Tan explained.
Watch “CHiNOY TV Presents: Chinese by Blood, Filipino by Heart #1CH1NOY” starting on August 8, Sundays at 8 pm, with an encore airing on Saturdays 630pm, only on CNN Philippines (Free TV Channel 9, Sky Cable Channel 14, Cignal Channel 10). The show will also simultaneously air via Facebook Live on CNN Philippines’ page.
For more information and details, stay tuned for announcements on Facebook from CHiNOY TV.
Since its inception in 2010, CHiNOY TV has evolved into a nationally renowned multi-platform media agency that has taken up the mantle of educating the modern Filipino-Chinsese community of their roots, providing them with a voice to speak from the perspective of their unique cultural identity.
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