- 1st Filipina-American musician to produce the 1st recording of Kulintang music in the world (1994)
- 1st Filipina-American musician to mix the ancient sound of bronze gongs with heavy metal rock guitars on a rock album, Oracle of the Black Swan (1994)
- Founder of World Kulintang Institute
"The greatest challenge is overcoming self-deception."
"The Black Swan"
"Guro El" (Teacher)
HUSBAND: Cass Magda
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