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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....

Making Personal Decisions

When looking at another person’s ability, whether it be a decision on who to hire, or who to choose as a leader or as a friend, I look at how my experience kind of “matches up” with that person. I...

Dinengdeng and Pinakbet

When Bob Nakasone passed in the winter of 2008, shortly after winning another term as the House of Representatives member for Kahului-Pā‘ia, Maui lost one of its great appropriators. For much of his tenure in the State House, Rep. Nakasone...

Steps To Success

Ghenesis Balaan | Maui High School The graduating class of 2018 at Maui High School are steps away from the beginning of a personal journey that will pave the way to their own futures. Every individual’s dreams and goals will...

Women and Financial Education

We don’t graduate students from high school until they know how to read and write, and we don’t give out driver’s licenses to people who can’t pass tests showing they know the rules of the road and how to handle...

Let’s Talk Pinoy!

Dulce Karen Butay Aloha! Mabuhay! Welcome back! How was the adobo last night? Was it Nasinga (Na-Seeng-nga) (It’s delicious in Ibanag)? Or was it Maalat (Mah-ah-lot) (It’s salty in Pilipino and Ilonggo)? Or was it Masarap (Mah-sa-raap) (delicious in Pilipino)?...

Barrio Fiesta Favorites

Barrio Fiesta is just around the corner, Maui! Then again fiestas have long been celebrated by each barrio or town in the Philippines for over 150 years. Just how many towns you might ask? The Philippines has approximately 1,489 municipalities...

Love, Scandal etc. by Ate Nora

Third 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. Any resemblance to actual persons, living...

Frederico Philip Asuncion

Lucy Peros | All photos courtesy The Asuncion ‘Ohana This month’s featured Sakada Offspring is a devoted husband, father, grandfather and dedicated parishioner of Christ The King Church. He is none other than Frederico “Fred” Philip Asuncion. He is the...

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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...

9th Annual Water Conservation Poster Contest and 2nd Annual Source Water Protection Video Contest

The Department of Water Supply is currently holding its 9th Annual Water Conservation Poster Contest open to Maui County students from grades K through 8 and 2nd Annual Source Water Protection Video Contest for high school students in public, private...

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Fiestas and Maui’s Barrio Fiesta

Fiesta! Just the thought of fiesta brings a smile to my face and a quickening in my heartbeat. Fiestas are a special time of festivities, a traditional event in villages, towns and barrios, sometimes to celebrate the birthday of a...

Ambassador Joselito Jimeno

A warm welcome from the Fil-Am Voice. On behalf of the staff of Fil-Am Voice, we send a warm welcome to Maui to our new Philippine Consul General, Ambassador Joselito Jimeno. Thank you for the honor of your visit, which...

Lent in the Philippines

For me; a sacrificial journey leading to the Cross of Christ. Lent (kwaresma) festivities in the Philippines have survived the test of time ever since these were introduced by Spain, showcasing the Philippines as a predominantly Catholic country. The festivities...

It’s February!

The month of love. Valentine’s Day is celebrated worldwide and lovers exchange gifts and tokens of their love. All of us in the hospitality industry try our best to make Valentine’s Day special for everyone. If you came to my...

New Year’s Resolution

The year 2018, known as the Year of the Dog, will challenge us once more to declare our New Year’s Resolutions with optimism that everything will be much better. We share with others what we want to improve or change....