You might be familiar with that last piece of food served at a Filipino party. Sometimes, out of shyness or modesty, no one reaches for it. Other times, people will race to grab for it. That last piece represents topics served up in The Last Piece podcast, streaming on Spotify and Soundcloud starting February 4, 2020.

The Last Piece is a digital forum that entertains and informs native-born Filipinos across North America through fun, honest, and candid conversations with influencers and thought leaders that make them proud of their heritage and community.​

Rommel Conclara, Emmy nominated reporter for ABS-CBN – the largest media and entertainment conglomerate in the Philippines, hosts The Last Piece. Conclara currently serves as the San Francisco Bay Area correspondent for the nightly news program BA on The Filipino Channel or TFC.

On the podcast title The Last Piece, Conclara says that “I just use that as an example of issues within our community. Sometimes, we don’t want to talk about it so we’ll just shy away from it, or we want to get into it like what I do.”

On topics and guests, Conclara shares that he has “built an incredible network through TFC, through Balitang America. A lot of times, these are people you know and I’m going to have people that you probably never even heard of, but they have amazing stories.”

In the official premiere episode, Conclara sits down with singer/songwriter Gabe Bondoc who talks about his recent EP “One,” his journey from YouTube to around the world, and their “best friend” John Mayer.

ABS-CBN International Head of News Production in North America Troy Espera explains that “The Last Piece is our pioneer effort to serve our audience on platforms they love, like Spotify and Soundcloud.” Espera adds that “With Rommel at the helm, they’ll get unfiltered, real conversations with newsmakers on topics we rarely get to discuss in traditional news.”

The Last Piece is a podcast created for Filipinos in North America. Through stories that reflect them, the podcast aims to uplift and challenge through candid, curious, and fun conversations. The Last Piece podcast is streaming on Spotify and Soundcloud starting February 4, 2020.