Around Our Community

If you have a photograph of a community event, please email to Please include a short description, your name and contact information. In the Philippines—Miss Hawai‘i Filipina Kimberly Yap (center) joined representatives of the Rotary Club of Lahaina, including...

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Ating Kabuhayan

Love is a way of life! I start this month’s column by quoting Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians (1 Corinthians 13:4–7), using the NIV translation: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast,...

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Dinengdeng and Pinakbet

Our ongoing immigration debacle: How the “RAISE” Act will negatively affect family-based immigration. Immigration as cheap labor is central to the Filipino story in Hawai‘i. Much attention in the national debate has been on providing relief to people who were...

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Are You Indispensable?

Perhaps you’re frequently told—by colleagues at work, family members, or friends—that they don’t know what they’d do without you. Of course, it makes you feel important. But perhaps you’re being given a bit of a back-handed compliment. Any good manager...

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This Is Our Love Story

The love story of my husband and me. This is our love story—the love story of my husband and me. It’s semi-true. The only difference in real life and imagination is that I believe God put us together, not Cupid. Cupid...

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Maria Domingo Thomas

This featured Sakada Offspring is very vivacious and friendly, a loving wife, a caring mother and a down to earth young woman. She is none other than Maria Domingo Thomas. She was born in Santa Rosa Laoag City, Ilocos Norte,...

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