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Celebrating Fiestas—in the Philippines and on Maui

Here on Maui, May is celebrated as a month of festivities. Starting on the first of May, which we call May Day—also known as Lei Day—almost all the schools have their May Day celebration filled with flower lei, dances (mostly...

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Favorite Filipino Street Foods

They say “it’s more fun in the Philippines!” But of course, the Philippines will never be complete without street foods! Street foods are commonly seen on every corner or even an alley way in the Philippines. They are seen at...

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Nora Cabanilla Takushi

Nora Cabanilla Takushi, the current president of Binhi at Ani, which sponsors the annual Barrio Fiesta, is a woman who serves her family well, her church with love, and her community with such dedication and enthusiasm. Nora was born on...

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What do you think…

of Marcos’ claims that election fraud by Robredo and Aquino’s Liberal Party caused Marcos to lose the Vice Presidency? In the May 2016 Philippine elections, Leni Robredo, who received over 14.4 million votes, was declared the winner over Ferdinand Marcos,...

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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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