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Sakada Offspring

Alfredo G. Evangelista Editor’s Note: Many of The Fil-Am Voice’s staff have connections to Sakadas and the plantations. Although we generally hate to be the subject of the articles/columns, this is a third in a series focusing on the Fil-Am...

Risk & Reward

On The Air with Cecille and Rey Piros Alfredo G. Evangelista | Assistant Editor All Photos: Alfredo Evangelista Agriingkayon karruyba or “Wake up neighbors” were the first words spoken live on the air at KPMW FM on July 20, 1994,...

Let’s Talk Pinoy!

May day is Lei day in Hawai‘i. I remember when May 1st was the day when all the children in Elementary gather and perform various rehearsed dances in front of friends and family. Every school has their own May Day...

Kwento Kwentuhan

Fight Fair In Marriage Liza of “A Maui Blog” My husband and I have been married for 25 years now. That’s a great accomplishment considering how different we are from each other. I guess the saying “opposites attract” works for...

Google Is Not Everything…

Spirit of the Philippines Ghenesis Jhay Balaan | Maui High School The annual Barrio Fiesta held at Binhi at Ani Filipino Community Center celebrates the joyous culture of the Philippines. Filipinos all over the County of Maui join together for...

Dinengdeng& Pinakbet

A Cayetano Retrospective Benjamin Cayetano: First highest-ranking elected official of Filipino ancestry in the State of Hawai‘i: 5th in a series. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran Editor’s Note: 2019 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the election of Benjamin J. Cayetano as the...

2019 Barrio Fiesta Program

2019 Barrio Fiesta Program Friday, May 24 5 pm: Barrio Fiesta opens Food vendors open Binhi at Ani (Beverages) Alcalanians (Cascaron) Good Shepherd Episcopal Church (Pinakbet/Chicken Adobo) Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Youth (Halo Halo) Ilocos Surian Association (Lumpia) King’s Cathedral (Pork...

Community Briefs

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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. Christ the King Church On May 31, 2019, Christ the King Church will celebrate its 2019 Santa Cruzan. Santa Cruzan celebrates the religious...

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...

Editors Desk

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In The News…

In The News… It’s not by design but our staff is in the news. First, I am deeply honored to have been nominated and selected as a 2019 Gintong Pamana Leadership Awardee (of which our staff writer Dulce Karen Butay...

Our Continuing Ties to the Philippines

Our Continuing Ties to the Philippines Yes, it’s almost time for the 50th Annual Barrio Fiesta! In just a few short weeks, Maui will gather at the Binhi at Ani Filipino Community Center for the 50th Annual Barrio Fiesta—the longest-running...

Our Voices Are Important

Our Voices Are Important Spring is officially here. In Hawai‘i, many things are happening during this time. For Christians, it is also the season of Lent during which we prepare for Easter Sunday. It is also a time when new...

Farmers: Our Partners

Farmers: Our Partners Buy fresh—buy local. As we near the end of February, I’m hoping all of you remembered to share your love and appreciation with the special person in your life. Telly and I have shared many, many Valentine’s...

Aloha Mayor Arakawa and Welcome Mayor Victorino

Just a few weeks ago, the transition from Mayor Alan Arakawa to Mayor Michael Victorino was completed with the swearing in of Mayor Victorino on January 2. Mayor Arakawa will perhaps be remembered as Maui’s only three term Mayor. While...