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Kababayan host Jannelle So is engaged!

The kababayan who’s usually on top of news and issues concerning the Filipino American community in Southern California and Hawaii recently felt “on top of the world” as she tweeted minutes after an engagement at the top of the 46-storey Heron Tower in London, England...

Jannelle So

Welcome to Jannelle’s page.  To view Jannelle’s blog, click here. Jannelle So is the only Filipina immigrant seen on television in the United States every day.  Jannelle continues to make a name for herself as the Host/Producer of America’s first and only daily show...
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Kababayan LA’s host Jannelle So joins the Gawad Kalinga Family in a Mission to promote unity among Filipinos

Los Angeles, CA (March 31, 2012): Jannelle So has found true love! Two years after her broken engagement and eight years after moving to the United States, popular Southern California host/producer, Jannelle So, has finally found true love. And according to her, it’s worth the...
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‘Time to be serious’ by Jannelle So

SO LA By Jannelle So I don’t remember much about the events surrounding the bloodless EDSA revolution in 1986. I was nine then, and all I can remember now was that the television was always on. It wasn’t airing regular programming though. Even though classes were...

‘Realizations from the wheelchair’ by Jannelle So

SO LA By Jannelle So Realizations from the wheelchair According to a Harvard Study, accidents at home rank among the leading causes of death and injury in the United States. Sadly to me, it’s not just news that I can discuss on “Kababayan LA” (The first and only...

‘The future always follows’ by Jannelle So

SO LA By Jannelle So “Kung hei fat choi! Gong cee fa tsai! Si nien kuwai le! Happy Lunar New Year!” I have always regarded (Chinese) Lunar New Year as a chance to do-over, to reset the game. Being the perfectionist that I am, January would always be a trial period for...
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Recognizing Asians and Pacific Islanders by Edison

by Myrna Aquitania On Friday, May 3, 2013 the Southern California Edison (SCE) held a luncheon at the SCE Education Center in Irwindale, California to celebrate the 8th Annual Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This annual event was started by SCE in 2006 to...
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When winning is worse than losing

In any sport, winning is not necessarily everything. In boxing, winning can be worse than losing. “After you win a fight that people think you didn’t deserve, instead of coming out to the public walking tall, you come out with your face down, hoping nobody reminds you of that...
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The Team Pacquiao Guarantee

By Jannelle So “What is more difficult to accept: the loss to Timothy Bradley via controversial decision; or the loss to Juan Manuel Marquez via knock out?” This was the question I asked at the media day of world boxing champion and congressman from the Philippines Manny Pacquiao...
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Of hotdogs, garoupa and foie gras

By Jannelle So MANILA – They sell 1,200 pieces of hotdogs… On a slow day. “On good days, we average a little over 2,000,” said Chef Benedicto “Ben” Bernardo of Franks Craft Beers at Resorts World Manila (RWM) where one can enjoy unique hotdog flavors such as the...