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Around Our Community

All Maui Fil-Am Festival event photos below are by Ceasar Lizada of Lizada Photography, and Alfredo and Basilia Evangelista If you have a photograph of a community event, please email to info@filamvoicemaui.com. Please include a short description, your name and...

Ating Kabuhayan

As a Christian, I view the occurrence of an election as referring to God’s choosing of individuals or peoples to be the objects of His grace, to fulfill His purposes in the world. As a Christian, I can easily view...

Chef's Corner

In the Philippine National Language—Tagalog With over 7,100 islands, the style of cooking and the food associated with Filipino Cuisine have evolved over many centuries from their origins: Malaysian, Indonesian, Indian, Chinese, Spanish, and American influences, in line with the...

Dinengdeng & Pinakbet

I sometimes refer to myself sardonically as an F.B.I. But in this age where tribalism may be defining much of the resurging cultural wars, I have to admit that I’ve grown up both fiercely connected to my Filipino roots yet...

How To Protect Your Loved Ones from Elder Financial Abuse

Could someone you love be a victim of elder financial abuse? Each year, seniors lose over $36 billion to elder financial abuse and more than a third of seniors are affected by financial abuse in any five year period, according...

Kwento Kuwentuhan

it’s not easy to be a judge of Filipino cuisine! Did you attend the Maui Fil-Am Heritage Festival® last month? It was so much fun wasn’t it? If you missed it, make sure you attend next year’s Festival as it...

Sakada Offspring

All photos courtesy of Gil S.C. Keith-Agaran This Sakada Offspring is one of those legislators from Maui who is considered “quiet but effective.” Sen. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran represents Senate District 5 which includes the Central Maui communities of Kahului, Pu‘unēnē,...

What Do You Think…

is your favorite “Teleserye” and what about it makes it so compelling for you? In our humble opinion, drama in the Philippines began with Doctor Jose Rizal’s book, Noli Me Tangere where the dashing Crisostomo Ibarra returns home to find...

Ating Kabuhayan

I have always liked history. In fact, the genre of books, both print and online, are histories, biographies and historical novels. Perhaps it’s about who I am, as an individual, in that I love to be with and know about...

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A Quick Look at the 2018 Election

Hawai‘i’s 2018 elections are just around the corner. The filing of candidacy will begin on February 1, 2018. Qualified individuals for public office will have the opportunity to be included on the ballot. Meanwhile, the deadline for filing candidacy is set...

Filipino History

History shows the awakening came earlier at the time when freedom started blooming after the signing of the Treaty of Paris (December 10, 1898), which ultimately transferred Spanish sovereignty over the Philippines to the victor—the United States, thus, effectively ending...

The Labor Shortage, Not Just on Labor Day

Why are we having a labor shortage? Let us begin with a description of what an employer looks for in a prospective employee. Application. Complete, legible, and submitted on or before the deadline, with attached resume. Interview. Punctual. Appearance –...

A Healthy Lifestyle is the Recipe for a Good Life

My special recipe for health comprises a generous portion of each of the following ingredients, enjoyed often, shared with those in your life who matter most, served with a heaping spoonful of gratitude, and most of all, a twinkle in...

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...