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If you have a photograph of a community event, please email to info@filamvoicemaui.com. Please include a short description, your name and contact information....

Easter: Journeying from End to Beginning

In the Church, we are commemorating the season of Lent, officially a time devoted to fasting, abstinence and penitence. Usually one is greeted, probably by a fellow believer, with “What are you giving up for Lent?” This comes from the...

Dinengdeng & Pinakbet

2018 Regular Session of the State Legislature We’ve reached the midway point of the 2018 Regular Session of the State Legislature. The House and Senate have exchanged bills that have been approved by the chamber that introduced them. The Senate...

We Believe in God.

Living in Hawai‘i, where diversity is shared by the hand of traditions and experiences from myriads of characters, results in the life of a blissful community. Have you ever wondered what the youth of the island of Maui are involved...

Food for Thought This March

The average American family spends over $7000 per year on food. Over 40 percent of that amount is for food eaten away from home. That’s about $135 per week, $54 of which is eaten in restaurants. But are we getting...

Sunflowers Mauistyle!

Hawai‘i is known for its famous tropical flowers such as the fragrant plumerias, colorful hibiscus, exotic bird of paradise and gorgeous ginger blooms. These tropical blooms are common here on Maui and are often seen in the landscaping of homes...

Let’s Talk Pinoy!

So you’re about to visit the Philippines with your friends and family members for the very first time. Don’t worry, English is widely spoken. But if you don’t want to be “sold down the river,” it’s time for you to...

Live Healthy, Eat Healthy

Healthy eating is not about dietary limitations, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the food you love. Rather, it’s about feeling great, having energy, and improving your health. If you feel overwhelmed by all the conflicting nutrition and diet...

Pssst….Can You Keep a Secret?

Love, Scandal etc. by Ate Nora Editor’s Note: This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, locales, and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual...

Monica Elaydo Natividad

Lucy Peros | All photos courtesy Monica Natividad This month’s featured Sakada Offspring is a very ambitious and compassionate young woman, dedicated to her family, her church and her job as a nurse: Monica Elaydo Natividad. From barangay Ansad, San...

What Do You Think

… of the renewed efforts to pass gun control legislation, at the national and state levels? The recent massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, using an AR-15 rifle which claimed seventeen lives, has renewed efforts to...

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Scholarships Available from the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce

Several scholarships are available for Maui residents who will be pursuing higher education next year, the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced. The foundation will present at least five $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors who will be graduating...

Disaster Preparedness Talk will be Highlighted on Wed. March 21

The Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce announced that its upcoming Business Mixer on Maui’s Civil Defense Readiness will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Tante’s Island Cuisine. The guest speaker will be the new...

9th Annual Water Conservation Poster Contest and 2nd Annual Source Water Protection Video Contest

The Department of Water Supply is currently holding its 9th Annual Water Conservation Poster Contest open to Maui County students from grades K through 8 and 2nd Annual Source Water Protection Video Contest for high school students in public, private...

49th Annual Barrio Fiesta in May

Don’t miss the 49th Annual Barrio Fiesta, brought to you by Binhi At Ani, which will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 25–26, 2018 at the Binhi at Ani Maui Filipino Community Center, located at 780 Onehe‘e St., Kahului,...

9th Annual Water Conservation Poster Contest and 2nd Annual Source Water Protection Video Contest

The Department of Water Supply is currently holding its 9th Annual Water Conservation Poster Contest open to Maui County students from grades K through 8 and 2nd Annual Source Water Protection Video Contest for high school students in public, private...

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Lent in the Philippines

For me; a sacrificial journey leading to the Cross of Christ. Lent (kwaresma) festivities in the Philippines have survived the test of time ever since these were introduced by Spain, showcasing the Philippines as a predominantly Catholic country. The festivities...

It’s February!

The month of love. Valentine’s Day is celebrated worldwide and lovers exchange gifts and tokens of their love. All of us in the hospitality industry try our best to make Valentine’s Day special for everyone. If you came to my...

New Year’s Resolution

The year 2018, known as the Year of the Dog, will challenge us once more to declare our New Year’s Resolutions with optimism that everything will be much better. We share with others what we want to improve or change....

A Quick Look at the 2018 Election

Hawai‘i’s 2018 elections are just around the corner. The filing of candidacy will begin on February 1, 2018. Qualified individuals for public office will have the opportunity to be included on the ballot. Meanwhile, the deadline for filing candidacy is set...

Filipino History

History shows the awakening came earlier at the time when freedom started blooming after the signing of the Treaty of Paris (December 10, 1898), which ultimately transferred Spanish sovereignty over the Philippines to the victor—the United States, thus, effectively ending...