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Ating Kabuhayan

Thank the Veterans Around Us A choice and willingness to sacrifice their lives and livelihoods were made for us! My Dad was a Veteran and so was my younger brother. I also have uncles and cousins on both sides of...

Dinengdeng and Pinakbet

I sometimes think some politicians both locally and in Washington, D.C. no longer value the basics of civic engagement. The current normal in politics is polarization—them and us, liberal or conservative, progressive or old boy, environmentalist or developer, business owner...

Ka-Ching

Last year, I was given the opportunity to learn more about special needs planning from a partner of my firm, Kirk Barth. He is a Certified Financial Planner and holds a Special Needs Planner title with our firm. Last month...

Kwento Kuwentuhan

Visit Philippines What’s the same, and what has changed? Liza of “A Maui Blog” All Photos courtesy Liza Pierce Filipino-American friends, when was the last time you visited the Philippines? How was your experience going back to our native land?...

Let’s Talk Pinoy!

Hi guys welcome back. Did you go to the Maui Fil-Am Heritage Festival? How about that back-to-back entertainment? Wasn’t it cool? The performers were amazing. How about Halloween, what were you dressing up as? Time flies by so fast, and...

Maui Pinoy Pleasure Plates

Sharon Zalsos Banaag If home is truly where the heart is, it is no wonder that nothing beats a home cooked meal. Although not everyone may be experts in the kitchen like Chef Isaac Bancaco of Andaz, Maui or Chef...

Pssst… Can You Keep a Secret

Love, Scandal etc. by Ate Nora 9th 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

Lucy Peros | All photos courtesy of Peros ‘Ohana Author Charles B. Rangel once said: “Veterans are a symbol of what makes our nation great, and we must never forget all they have done to ensure our freedom… Honoring the...

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. 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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A Heartfelt Thanks to Our Veterans

On the 11th day of the eleventh month each year, America celebrates Veterans Day to honor all U.S. military veterans who served. It is an important holiday because it reminds us that “Freedom is Not Free” and we depend on...

Filipino-American History Month

As we consider the building blocks of our Filipino-American history, four cornerstones stand out. Hard work is taught by example in most families, where all adults are engaged in employment until retirement, and young people begin to share in bringing...

Caregivers Play An Important Role

It goes without saying that Caregivers play an important role for families. They are also a significant sector of our small business community and save government a ton of money. From a small business perspective, care home and adult foster...

Did You Vote?

As an immigrant and business owner, I know how important it is for government to be responsive to the people’s needs. That’s why I voted in this month’s election. Did you vote? As an immigrant, I continue to believe that...

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...