Grammy Award-winning Fil-Am music superstar Bruno Mars pays tribute to his late mother, Bernadette San Pedro Bayot, during his rousing Super Bowl halftime performance on Feb. 2 by putting her name across a heart on his drum kit.

The Ma-Yi Writers Lab, the largest collective of Asian-American playwrights, continues its annual tradition of presenting a “stunt” event — an evening of brand new short plays centered around a pressing theme.


(Filipino Reporter photos by Manny Caballero)


Ethan Rygel Manaois Ato, a fifth grader at Nicholas Oresko School in Bayonne, N.J., was among several young pianists who took part at a winter concert by The Vazopolos School of Music held recently at St. Matthew Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoboken, N.J. He is the son of Melvin and Marian Ato.


After the fun-filled Nievera concert at Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. on Dec. 21. With Consul General Mario de Leon, Jr. and wife Eleanor (both at center) are (from left) Ronnie Sabangan, Suzanne Lansangan-Sabangan, Dr. Linda Pelayo, Bert Pelayo, Sheila Patron and Deputy Consul General Zaldy Patron.  (Photo by Elton Lugay)

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