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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. This month’s community photos highlight the Gintong Pamana Leadership and Scholarship Awards held on June 13 at...

Ating Kabuhayan

Living Your Passion The Rev. John A.H. Tomoso † “To live one’s passion” is to be fully alive as the person God intends for you to be. I know that this takes patience and courage and more than a modicum...

Dinengdeng & Pinakbet

Are all my attitudes about our islands truly colored by foolish nostalgia? Not actually, I still find merit in things past. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran I’ve just discovered I’m a charter member of MAUI YESTERDAY. All my attitudes about our islands...

‘Summer living’ needs a job.

Ghenesis Jhay Balaan | Maui High School It’s the season all teenagers have been waiting for—Summer! A well deserved time of relaxation from the stressful days at school. Going on vacation with family, heading out to the beach, or simply...

Vacation: It’s a Family Affair

Say “summer” and most people think “vacation.” The reality is that most adults work year-round, and some seasonal workers may even be busier in the summer than during other seasons. Children of working parents may continue to have schedules just...

Our Maui Pineapple Tour

Liza of “A Maui Blog” All Photos courtesy Liza Pierce Have you been on a Maui Pineapple Tour yet? I have and it was quite a fun and educational experience.The interesting thing is that when I think about Maui Pineapples,...

Let’s Talk Pinoy!

Welcome back everyone. Can you remember what this means from last week’s homework? Anong ginagawa mo? That’s right! It means “what are you doing?” Good job guys! I’m Dulce helping you to master your Filipino languages, and like always, let’s...

Summer Treat Favorites

I recently had a pleasure of interviewing the three leading mayoral candidates for the Maui County race: Elle Cochran, Don Guzman and Mike Victorino. Cochran and Guzman are currently on the Council while Victorino was term limited in 2016. Since...

Pssst….Can You Keep a Secret?

Love, Scandal etc. by Ate Nora Fifth in a series 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....

Sakada Offspring

Iola Yolanda Caldito Balubar Lucy Peros | All photos courtesy of the Caldito Balubar ‘Ohana Well-known Kumu Hula who has taught the art of hula dancing to keiki (young children) and adults alike for forty-four years on Maui is none...

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Community… in action

Editor’s note: Send your community briefs to info@filamvoice.com. This month’s column was compiled by Alfredo G. Evangelista. Dance International Foundation From July 19 through 23, the Foundation and WEKAF Hawai‘i will play host to the Unity in Diversity: A Cultural...

Community… In Action

Send your community briefs to info@filamvoice.com. This month’s column is compiled by Alfredo G. Evangelista. Dance International Foundation From July 18–23, the Foundation and WEKAF Hawai‘i will play host to the Unity in Diversity: Honoring Hawai‘i’s International Culture and Arts...

COMMUNITY… IN ACTION

Editor’s note: We start a new column this month which features brief news from Maui’s Filipino community organizations. Send your community briefs to info@filamvoice.com. This month’s column is compiled by Alfredo G. Evangelista. Bahay Kubo Heritage Foundation The Foundation reports...

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...

Editors Desk

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Every Vote Counts

We are less than three weeks away from the August 11 Primary Election Day. As citizens of these great United States of America, we have the right to vote. But it’s more than that, we have an obligation to ensure...

The Crowning Moment of Graduation

Congratulations to all our 2018 Graduates! You deserve every moment of praise for making it on graduation day to receive your diploma and awards. Earning your graduation has never been an easy accomplishment. To the graduates, our hats off to...

Fiestas and Maui’s Barrio Fiesta

Fiesta! Just the thought of fiesta brings a smile to my face and a quickening in my heartbeat. Fiestas are a special time of festivities, a traditional event in villages, towns and barrios, sometimes to celebrate the birthday of a...

Ambassador Joselito Jimeno

A warm welcome from the Fil-Am Voice. On behalf of the staff of Fil-Am Voice, we send a warm welcome to Maui to our new Philippine Consul General, Ambassador Joselito Jimeno. Thank you for the honor of your visit, which...

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...