Compiled and Edited By Grace Garcia
It is a sad time for Fil-Am actress Vanessa Hudgens who is grieving over the death of her father, Greg Hudgens, a former firefighter who passed away Jan. 30. A day after his death, she pulled herself together and performed as the Grease character Rizzo in “Grease: Live!”. In a report, she said she had dedicated her performance in his honor.
LEFT PHOTO: Vanessa Hudgens and late father Greg Hudgens (Eonline Photo)
Hudgens, 27, is known for her role in the “High School Musical” series. She has played “Gigi” on Broadway and acted in several films.She has dated her former High School Musical co-star Zac Efron until they broke up a few years ago. Hudgens’ mother Gina is of Filipino and Chinese descent and her father is of Irish and Native American descent.
Recognition for his contribution of research in women’s health may be in the future of a Fil- Am college student attending the California State University in Los Angeles.
An Honors College Student, Karl Liboro of Glendale, California has been chosen as one of 12 undergraduate students to win the Howell-CSUPERB Research Scholar Award which allows him to receive free funding in his research. Currently, he is working on a women’s health issue of finding a way to prevent a recurring yeast infection, according to an Inquirer News report. Liboro is conducting research on how probiotic microorganisms can prevent a yeast infection, the report said.
(RIGHT Photo: Karl Liboro)
Musician, singer, songwriter, and choreographer Bruno Mars has started off the month of February with a “high note”. He performered during the half time show at Super Bowl 50 along with Beyonce and Coldplay Feb. 7. During the 58th Annual Grammy Music Awards Feb. 15, Beyonce handed him the Grammy Award for Record of the Year for his song “Uptown Funk” with Mark Ronson.
Mars is of Filipino descent from his mother and Puerto Rican and Jewish descent from his father. He received numerous nominations and awards. Five of his number one singles have reached the Billboard Top 100. He was ranked number one on the Forbes 30 under 30 list.
(Photo: Bruno Mars)
Another Fil-Am youth is being recognized for his outstanding academic achievement.
High school student Cedric Argueta of Los Angeles was acknowledged by President Obama for being one of 12 students who earned a perfect score on an Advanced Placement Calculus exam taken by 302,531 students, according to an Inquirer News report. He was invited by the president to attend the White House Science Fair.
According to an LA Times report, his mother is a Filipina nurse and his father is a Salvadoran maintenance worker. He is graduating this year from Lincoln High School in Los Angeles and would like to attend the California Institute of Technology, the report said.
(RIGHT Photo: Cedric Argueta)