#FACinfocus: Remembering The Fallen and The Sacrifices on Memorial Day

“My name is Captain Dela Pena and I am your nurse. You are in a hospital in Washington, DC. You were injured downrange and your family has been notified. They are on their way here.” “My legs hurt! (Reaches down to touch residual limb) Where are my legs?!!” “I am so sorry to tell you but you lost your legs in the blast.” “Where are my battle buddies? Where is Jason? Are they here too?” How do I tell him his battle buddies didn’t survive? That was seven years ago for me. I was a critical care nurse at Walter … Continue reading #FACinfocus: Remembering The Fallen and The Sacrifices on Memorial Day

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