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Around Our Community

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....

Ating Kabuhayan

Just think how boring life would be without certain commemorations, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations. We are in the graduation season now. If your refrigerator door is like ours, where invitation and other cards are put to remind us, then you are...

Chef's Corner

Tassels, Oxford Caps, and Diplomas… “As the symbol of your graduation, you may now turn your tassel from right to left,” announces the school official. It signifies a turn of new beginnings with a new perspective in life. It is...

Dinengdeng and Pinakbet

Commencement speaking remarks… A confession: I kinda dread providing keynote remarks at large gatherings. I’ve heard great speakers—the semi-professional toastmaster-trained ones who seem to enjoy being at the podium and move seamlessly from one thought to another. I generally have...

Google Is Not Everything…

Many Filipino families migrate to the United States to attain a better life, safe economy, and especially a better education for the children. Several students are slowly building their dreams at Henry Perrine Baldwin High School (BHS). Two of these...

Kwento Kuwentuhan

Musing of a parent whose daughter graduated from High School this year… I still remember when my daughter graduated from preschool and kindergarten, she and her classmates were all so cute and sweet. Then there’s the graduation from 5th grade—the...

Maui Pinoy Pleasure Plates

Joena Grace Galacio Guest Columnist Editor’s Note: Normally written by our monthly columnist, Vince Bagoyo, Jr., this month’s Maui Pinoy column is guest authored by Joena Grace Galacio, a recent IT graduate from Bohol, Philippines. Every Filipino has his/her own...

Sakada Offspring

Lorelle Ann Solanzo Peros is a very busy individual wearing many hats. She is a UHMC (University of Hawai‘i-Maui College) instructor, a wife, and a mother of two boys. She was born Lorelle Ann Solanzo on April 1, 1970 to...

What Do You Think…

of President Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao? On May 24, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte cut short his official visit to Russia to return to the Philippines after Islamist militants killed Filipino government troops in the city of Marawi...

Editors Desk

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Graduation,

a Time to Celebrate, a Time to Reflect… For many, the end of the school year is the beginning of the next phase of their life. In Hawai‘i, graduation ceremonies are marked with the tradition of lei giving, graduation parties,...

Fiesta

Maui celebrates and engages in one of our long held Philippine traditions—fiesta! Fiesta is a long held tradition of celebrating each community’s special qualities. In towns and villages of every size, throughout the island chains, in both the Philippines and...

My Faith Shaped Me

With your support, we’ll continue to shape and uplift the spirit of our community. In this issue we focus on religion and its influence on our lives, inside and outside of church. To be clear, the evolution from being religious...

Tuloy Po Kayo

Please come in, join us, and engage in our Filipino community dialogue… A warm welcome to you, our readers from Maui and elsewhere. We hope you will enjoy the launching of Fil-Am Voice, our monthly publication to keep you connected...

Contests

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A Maui Sakada Love Story Contest Winner

Amidst our flood of entries, one has emerged victorious… Congratulations Christine Sabado! Sabado Family: A Tribute A Sakada Love Story of Severina “Paning” and Felix “Feliz” Sabado. By Christine Sabado In the misty Nu‘uanu Valley, as I held her frail...

Let Me Call You Sweetheart

A Maui Sakada Love Story Contest If you were toying with the idea of entering our love story contest but didn’t get a chance, guess what? You’re in luck! Because we wanted to include all of you writers with awesome...