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These 7 Filipino American artists are on their way to becoming superstars — listen to them now

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With established global icons such as Bruno Mars, H.E.R. and Apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas, as well as the skyrocketing ascension of superstars like Hailee Steinfeld, Bella Poarch and Saweetie, it is undeniable that Filipino Americans are continuing to make their mark in music. In celebration of Filipino American History Month, here are seven artists of Filipino heritage we’ve got our eyes on!

7. Kajo

Don’t let the lack of information about Kajo fool you — this genre-bending songwriter and producer needs to be on your radar. Now signed to Def Jam Recordings, Kajo first gained traction after writing several songs with rapper Logic, eventually joining his label BobbyBoy Records. With an acute awareness of musical history mixed with an ear for the fantastical, his new solo work is fresh and primed to defy expectations.

‘Thank you for all you do’: Biden honors Fil-Am frontline workers to start Filipino American History Month

Filipino American History Month statement by Joe Biden

As October marks Filipino American History month, President Joe Biden expressed his gratitude to Filipino Americans for enriching and strengthening the U.S. over the years.

Biden’s statement: In a statement issued by the White House on Saturday, the president and the first lady recognized the contributions of Filipino Americans in the U.S. He honored the Filipino community for their sacrifices in armed services and in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pepsi Accused of Copying an AAPI Brand and Launching It on Heritage Month

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A Filipino American entrepreneur has accused Pepsi of forcing her company to change its name and plagiarizing their product while claiming to support women-led small businesses.

To add to the insult, Celeste Perez, who co-founded Droplet, said a Pepsi employee bought their drink before the beverage giant launched a similar version right on Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

Highway Patrol Officer Who Risked Life to Save Downed Officer Receives Medal of Valor

Michael Panlilio

A Filipino American highway patrol officer in California was recently given the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor, the highest national award a public safety officer can receive for displaying great courage in the face of danger.

Governor Gavin Newsom gave the award to officer Michael Panlilio and seven other law enforcement personnel during a virtual ceremony on Jan. 25, according to Asian Journal.

Filipino American Among 5 Cyclists Killed in Devastating Nevada Highway Accident

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A 41-year-old Filipino American man was among the cyclists killed in a Nevada highway crash after a truck driver with high levels of methamphetamine in his system claimed he fell asleep behind the wheel on Dec. 10.

A humble and quiet man: Gerrard Nieva was described by Pamela Inman, his colleague at Fresenius Medical Care in Las Vegas, as a kind and caring person who always made sure the dialysis machines were properly working for patients, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Family of Trans Asian Nurse Missing from Dallas Airport 1 Year Ago Still Hopeful

Paula del Mundo

A 59-year-old transgender Filipino American has still not been found after she went missing at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport in Texas while on a layover on the way to Mexico almost one year ago.

What happened: Paula del Mundo, a nursing assistant at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Florida, was last seen wandering inside the airport on Sept. 14, 2019, according to Asian Journal.

Pixar Makes History With the First Filipino-American Animated Story

Pixar made history this Filipino American History Month with their new short film titled “Float,” which features Filipino animated characters for the first time.

Pixar writer and director Bobby Rubio spoke to Action News about his project, saying, “As a Filipino-American and it being Filipino History Month, I am super proud that this is coming out, and we are making history.”