Dinengdeng & Pinakbet

Religion and politics—usually topics to avoid at family holiday gatherings. But faith and religious values and upbringing certainly remain important to many people, including members of the Hawai‘i state legislature. A national report recently surveyed the professed religions of the...

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Easter Season… To Feast or To Fast?

What’s more recognized as the week of Celebrating Easter in the western world is known as Holy Week in the Philippines. For most believers, it is also known as the Lenten Season. It is a season for spiritual cleansing, and...

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Holy Week and Easter Bunny

What are your childhood easter memories? May I ask you a question? When you think back on your childhood memories, what comes to your mind when I ask you to recall your Easter Memories? Growing up in the Philippines, my...

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My Favorite Pinoy Desserts During Holy Week!

I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am to write about my favorite Filipino dish—da Pinoy desserts! As a side benefit of covering this subject matter, I’m able to have a taste of some of my favorite desserts....

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Deacon Patrick Ronald Constantino

One of Maui’s well-known Roman Catholic Deacons is Deacon Patrick Ronald Constantino. He was born on May 6, 1943 in Pu‘unēnē, Maui, Hawai‘i. His parents were Francisco and Felisa Cabacungan Constantino who were part of the Sakada influx from Bacarra,...

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What do you think of President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs?

During his campaign for president, Rodrigo Duterte promised to get rid of drugs within six months. His War on Drugs has faced scrutiny because of the deaths that were characterized as “extrajudicial killings.” The Duterte administration, however, said those deaths were...

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