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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. The Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce Foundation awarded thirteen $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors at...

John A.H. Tomoso †

Aunty Pilahi Paki, an acknowledged “keeper of the secrets of Hawai‘i” famously defined in 1970, a deeper understanding of the “Meaning of Aloha,” by ascribing a Hawaiian Value to each letter of the word ALOHA:A meaning Akahai, which is kindness; to be expressed...

Chef's Corner

Driven by travel and tourism, Hawai‘i’s hospitality industry remains steady and strong. The diverse foods rooted from the plantation era have now become one of the reasons travelers love the Aloha State. Other than the natural beauty of Hawai‘i, the...

Dinengdeng & Pinakbet

My House colleague Isaac Choy and I started at the legislature together in 2009. He won election to a vacant seat in November 2008. I was appointed to the Kahului seat when longtime Maui Representative Bob Nakasone passed away. There...

Google® Is Not Everything

Maui High School is fortunate to host one of the few locations of the Hawai‘i USA Student Operated Credit Union (SOCU)—a student run financial institution. SOCU is an extension of the Hawai‘i USA Federal Credit Union. The purpose of SOCU...

Ka-Ching

What you get out of tomorrow depends on what you put into it today—and how you handle any bumps along the way. So while you’re keeping one eye on that retirement prize, make sure to keep the other on the...

Kwento Kuwentuhan

That is the question.That is the question. Here’s a question often asked by business owners when we are talking about internet marketing: “Do I really need to blog to grow my business?” Business owners are wondering if blogging is worth...

Maui Pinoy Pleasure Plates

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. Food maintains our life and growth. Every human stomach needs...

Sakada Offspring

This month’s featured Sakada Offspring is a wife, mother, community leader, and business woman: Melen Magbual Agcolicol. Melen was born on May 5, 1966 in Badoc, Ilocos Norte, Philippines to Stanley and Rufina Magbual. She has seven brothers and four...

What Do You Think…

… of President Duterte’s first year in office? According to the Republic of the Philippines’ Presidential Communications Operations Office in Malacañang, Manila, President Duterte enjoyed a “fruitful tour of duty” during his first year in office. Photo courtesy Presidential Communications...

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Business FocusBusiness Focus

Business is in my blood! This month, we focus on Business. Business is in my blood and came naturally from my mother, known in our village and nearby towns for her innovation, style and success in buying, peddling and marketing...

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...

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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...