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Around our Community

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

Christianity and Addiction The Rev. John A.H. Tomoso† Christianity has struggled with the topic of addiction, a part of our human condition because it has historically characterized addiction as simply a sinful choice. This has very often created barriers between...

Dinengdeng & Pinakbet

Business of the Legislature Begins Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran For the first time in many years, both the House and Senate majority legislators are proposing a small package of four companion bills jointly drafted and proposed by their respective leadership. The...

Google Is Not Everything…

Be Smart, Don’t Start Ghenesis Balaan | Maui High School In 2016, Hawai‘i became the first state to raise the legal age of sale for tobacco from 18 to 21 years old. This effort was made to prevent youth from...

Kwento Kwentuhan

“It’s Our Turn!” Jollibee, well known food service corporation from the Philippines, finally makes it’s debut on Maui. Liza of “A Maui Blog” “It’s Our Turn!”—This was the phrase that we heard repeatedly during Jollibee’s Grand Opening on January 24th....

Let’s Talk Pinoy!

Whoa, January came and went. And now is the time for roses, balloons, teddy bears and chocolates from that special someone. The most important non-holiday, the Superbowl. I’m kidding! I’m talking about Valentine’s Day. This year’s February is a leap...

Sakada Offspring

Anita E. Sagayaga Fernandez Lucy Peros | All photos courtesy Anita Fernandez Can you imagine how a mother and a father feel when they say good bye to their five sons to go to an unknown place not knowing if...

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 Assistant Editor Alfredo G. Evangelista. Bahay Kubo Heritage Foundation Work continues on the rehabilitation of the Bahay Kubo at Kepaniwai. To volunteer contact Zaldy Ugalino at...

Community… in action

Editor’s note: Send your community briefs to info@filamvoice.com. This month’s column was compiled by Alfredo G. Evangelista. Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce Foundation Preparations are underway for the celebration of the month of October as Filipino-American History Month (Act 15,...

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...

Editors Desk

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What Is Love?

What Is Love? For many of us, February is focused on LOVE. Throughout our life, the meaning of LOVE deepens with myriad connections, from childhood with Valentine lollipops, to teen years with a series of Valentine cards of loving words...

Happy New Year to All!

Being appointed as the Editor and President of The Fil-Am Voice is very humbling and honoring. To our readers, please be assured we will continue the high standards we are expected to have in the production of this publication and...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

In late November and early December, Telly and I traveled to the Philippines. We traveled to our home province of Pangasinan to spend time with family and for Telly to attend her school reunion from Caboloan Community High School in...

We Salute Our Firefighters

Maui has faced an unusually high number of fires this year. And our firefighters have valiantly fought and contained these fires, risking their own lives to protect our homes and land. One of our firefighters’ many responsibilities is training and...

The Rush to the End of the Year

Are you ready? In 60+ days, 2020 will soon be here. Are you ready? Before we get to 2020, there’s New Year’s Eve, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Veteran’s Day, and Halloween. If you’re in business, there’s the last quarter budget crunch and...