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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 “Salamat Po!” celebration on Dec. 13 at Tante’s Fishmarket Restaurant &...

Ating Kabuhayan

Holidays & Holy Days Are the meanings and values that these days provide us with embodied in our lives? The Rev. John A.H. Tomoso † When you hear the word holiday, what comes to mind? If you’re like most people,...

Dinengdeng and Pinakbet

Making it a Season for family, friends, those less fortunate or suffering or in grief… Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran The holiday season has come quickly and rather quietly in my family. No out-of-town visitors expected this year. We had a small...

Google is Not Everything

Romelyn Joy Tabangcura | Maui High School José Rizal—a national hero of the Philippines who began a revolution against the Spanish Government to achieve freedom for his country through his writings. He was not only a skilled writer, he was...

Ka-Ching!

Raising Ad Savvy Kids Elsa Agdinaoay-Segal From Black Friday until the end of December, the United States is plunged into a shopping frenzy that seems to get wilder and crazier every year. Christmas Eve used to mark the end of...

Kwento Kuwentuhan

It can help you change your life forever. Liza of “A Maui Blog” All Photos courtesy Liza Pierce Christmas and New Year’s are my favorite times of the year. I love talking story about Christmas, both Christmas in the Philippines...

Let’s Talk Pinoy!

Whew! November came and went in just a few blinks. Maybe because I was on vacation enjoying the clear waters of Coron, Palawan in the Philippines, and the temples of Bangkok, Thailand. I am so thankful to be back because...

Sakada Offspring

Lucy Peros | All photos courtesy of Shirley Evangelista Like our Sakada fathers, grandfathers, and great grandfathers before us, we, second or third generations Filipino-Americans also have many stories to share and tell regarding our challenges, frustrations, and successes as...

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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...

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Celebrating Christmas and New Year’s

As we approach the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019, let me first say thank you, on behalf of the Fil-Am Voice, to our staff, our advertisers, and our readers for another year of your hard work, financial...

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...