Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: Tia Carrere

Tia Carrere is the tenth honoree in Bidyo’s new show, Filipino American Hall of Fame and the tenth episode airs this Friday, October 14th!  Bidyo is a new YouTube channel created by FilAm Creative.  Bidyo’s mission is to produce and promote content from emerging Filipino American talent.  Subscribe to the Bidyo Channel here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7-cvvEYApGwFOO337gUZuQ      As the old Hollywood adage goes, Tia Carrere was discovered by a film producer while shopping at a Waikiki grocery store in her home of Hawaii and was cast in the 1988 movie Aloha Summer (also starring The Karate Kid: Part 2’s Yuji Okumoto) and the rest is history! Prior … Continue reading Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: Tia Carrere

Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: apl.de.ap

apl.de.ap is the ninth honoree of Bidyo’s new show, Filipino American Hall of Fame and the ninth episode airs this Monday, October 10th!  Bidyo is a new YouTube channel created by FilAm Creative.  Bidyo’s mission is to produce and promote content from emerging Filipino American talent.  Subscribe to the Bidyo Channel here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7-cvvEYApGwFOO337gUZuQ     apl.de.ap headlined the 25th year Silver Celebration of the annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture this past Saturday (October 8, 2016) at Echo Park Lake in Los Angeles, California this Filipino American History Month.  He closed when he sang the Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling” with special guest … Continue reading Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: apl.de.ap

Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: Lea Salonga

Lea Salonga is the eighth honoree of Bidyo’s new show, Filipino American Hall of Fame and the eighth episode airs this Friday, October 7th!  Bidyo is a new YouTube channel created by FilAm Creative.  Bidyo’s mission is to produce and promote content from emerging Filipino American talent.  Subscribe to the Bidyo Channel here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7-cvvEYApGwFOO337gUZuQ      I place Lea Salonga as the preeminent Filipino American entertainer in the modern era.  There was no one else like her before her when it comes to Filipinos and Filipino Americans breaking out into the mainstream.  And, since her early beginnings as a child star in the Philippines, her small … Continue reading Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: Lea Salonga

Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: Lou Diamond Phillips

Lou Diamond Phillips is the seventh honoree in Bidyo’s new show, Filipino American Hall of Fame and the seventh episode airs this Sunday, October 2nd!  Bidyo is a new YouTube channel created by FilAm Creative.  Bidyo’s mission is to produce and promote content from emerging Filipino American talent.  Subscribe to the Bidyo Channel here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7-cvvEYApGwFOO337gUZuQ    Born at the Subic Bay Naval Station in Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines, the son of Lucita Umayam Arañas (Filipina mother) and Gerald Amon Upchurch (American father), Lou Diamond Phillips have been putting out quality work during his 30+ year career span.  From his breakthrough role as Ritchie Valens in … Continue reading Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: Lou Diamond Phillips

Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: Rob Schneider and Jo Koy

Rob Schneider and Jo Koy are the fourth and fifth honorees in Bidyo’s new show, Filipino American Hall of Fame and the fourth and fifth episodes airs this Sunday, September 25th! Bidyo is a new YouTube channel created by FilAm Creative and its mission is to produce and promote content from emerging Filipino American talent.  Subscribe to the Bidyo Channel here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7-cvvEYApGwFOO337gUZuQ     You know of those late, late, late night fringe stand-up comedy shows you would watch during your college years that play on late, late, late night television after 2am in the morning on a Saturday night while during your laughter, … Continue reading Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: Rob Schneider and Jo Koy

Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: Dante Basco

Dante Basco is the third honoree in Bidyo’s new show, Filipino American Hall of Fame and the third episode airs this Friday, September 23rd!  Bidyo is a new YouTube channel created by FilAm Creative and its mission is to produce and promote content from emerging Filipino American talent.  Subscribe to the Bidyo Channel here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7-cvvEYApGwFOO337gUZuQ      Growing up, there were no Filipino American faces on both television and film.  My friends have all mentioned it was the character of “Sulu” played by George Takei on the original 1960’s Star Trek television series as representation of an Asian American image in media.  For … Continue reading Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: Dante Basco

Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars is the second honoree in Bidyo’s new show, Filipino American Hall of Fame and the second episode airs this Sunday, September 18th!  Bidyo is a new YouTube channel created by FilAm Creative.  Bidyo’s mission is to produce and promote content from emerging Filipino American talent.  Subscribe to the Bidyo Channel here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7-cvvEYApGwFOO337gUZuQ    On September 7, 2010, I had an opportunity to see Bruno Mars perform live on stage at E! Entertainment’s annual private Courtyard Party on the Wilshire Courtyard.  It was my fourth and final year with the cable television network.  But, he was not the headliner.  B.o.B. was the headliner due … Continue reading Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: Bruno Mars

Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens is the first honoree in Bidyo’s new show, Filipino American Hall of Fame and the first episode premieres this Friday, September 16th!  Bidyo is a new YouTube channel created by FilAm Creative.  Bidyo’s mission is to produce and promote content from emerging Filipino American talent.  Subscribe to the Bidyo Channel here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7-cvvEYApGwFOO337gUZuQ    Vanessa Hudgens is known as a triple threat.  She is an actor, a singer and a dancer — all successful in all three areas — thanks to her breakthrough role as Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical television series and movies.  But, her roles outside … Continue reading Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: Vanessa Hudgens