Meanwhile, Filipino-American R&B artist Bruno Mars, who is heading to Manila this April, currently tops the Billboard Hot 100 list with his song "Grenade."Just like our very own Charice and Lea Salonga, these celebrities make us proud to be Pinoy. Scroll through the gallery below to see which stars have Filipino blood running through their veins—you might be in for a surprise or two! Hindi ko masikmura yung gagalawin yung pera ng taong-bayan. “We’re still in the dynasty age, where families rule each municipality.Habang ganoon, hindi tayo aasenso because they have their own interest eh. Imagine 27,000 families ang inapi n’ya.” Now, just how “Marimar” came into being?Eventually, I had to choose between my corporations and the movies. Noong nawala na, ayoko na.” Later years saw Jose Mari in and out of the limelight as a congressman for the lone district of San Juan City in the 11th Congress, an electronic expert who analyzed the composite tape of the Ninoy Aquino murder for the 1984 Agrava Commission, and as an executive of Bureau of Broadcast and RPN 9. After all, his good name is a legacy of his father, Roque. He taught me the value of honesty, saka ang pagtulong sa mahirap.
My salary also increased to sixty pesos per week”, he says. After all, he’s also the first champion of “Tawag ng Tanghalan”, and a host to many successful television shows, including the original “Student Canteen” and “” with Tia Dely Magpayo.More so, if one is to consider that he speaks three languages—English, Filipino and Spanish.Among the nominees at the Oscars this year is 14-year-old Filipino-American Hailee Steinfeld.Born in California to a Filipino mother, Hailee is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the movie. Hailee Steinfeld Darren Criss Apl De Ap Nicole Scherzinger Bruno Mars Vanessa Hudgens Enrique Iglesias Cheryl Burke Rob Schneider Steven R.