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Dinengdeng & Pinakbet

Settlors, Community and Belonging Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran At the year-end Rizal Day commemoration, my mother Lydia Coloma accepted a Maui Filipino Community Council citizenship award on my behalf. By all accounts, she delivered a good speech (check the video on...

Google Is Not Everything…

Diversity and Complexity of Filipino Culture Increasingly Reflected in Media Jazmyne Faith Viloria | Maui High School, Class of 2023 TFC isn’t the only channel with Filipino-culture implementation anymore. With the help of Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon, Marvel’s...

Kwento Kwentuhan

Joy in 2023 Liza A Pierce of “A Maui Blog” Happy New Year! By the time you are reading this column we are about two or three weeks into 2023. How is your new year going so far? If you...

Let’s Talk Pinoy!

Happy New Year! Naragsak Nga Baro a Tawen! (Ilokano) Manigong Bagong Taon! (Tagalog) Maayong Bag-ong Tuig! (Cebuano) Malipayong nga Bag-ong Tuig! (Ilonggo) Magayaya ka ta bagu nga dagun! (Ibanag) Masaplalang bayung Banwa! (Kapampangan) That’s a wrap! We survived your ups...

Sakada Offspring

Lydia Ligaya Macadangdang Merrigan Lucy Peros | All photos courtesy Macadangdang Merrigan ‘Ohana Lydia Ligaya Macadangdang Merrigan was born on November 7, 1955 in Wailuku, Maui, Hawai‘i. She attended Saint Anthony Catholic Grade School up to second grade then transferred...

Ti Biag ken Pammati

Epiphany—A Sign in the Heavens, Begins a New Year 2023 A reflection from Matthew 2:1–12 Deacon Patrick Constantino | Photos courtesy Deacon Patrick Constantino Epiphany calls us to come and see the Lord and know that Jesus is with us...

Dinengdeng & Pinakbet

Transitions December means Maui Comic Con as I’m writing this column. So it’s fitting to quote well-regarded graphic novel writer (and Babylon 5 creator) J. Michael Strazynski who noted “The future is always all around us, waiting, in moments of...

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Community... in action

Compiled by Assistant Editor Alfredo G. Evangelista. Send your community briefs to info@filamvoice.com. Annak Ti San Nicolas, Maui Chapter Members of the Annak Ti San Nicolas, Maui Chapter celebrated the holidays at the residence of their Treasurer Edwin Caraang. Binhi...

Community... in action

Compiled by Assistant Editor Alfredo G. Evangelista. Send your community briefs to info@filamvoice.com Binhi At Ani Celebrate your holiday events at Binhi at Ani Filipino Community Center. The Center can be rented from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. for $1150 (including the...

Community... in action

Compiled by Assistant Editor Alfredo G. Evangelista. Send your community briefs to info@filamvoice.com. BAHAY KUBO HERITAGE FOUNDATION The Bahay Kubo Heritage Foundation Terno Ball 2022 fundraiser at Tante’s Island Cuisine was very successful, raising over $17,000 net which will allow...

Community... in action

Compiled by Assistant Editor Alfredo G. Evangelista. Send your community briefs to info@filamvoice.com. Bahay Kubo Heritage Foundation On October 29 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. the Bahay Kubo Heritage Foundation will be hosting a “Bahay Kubo Heritage Foundation Terno Ball 2022”...

Community... in action

Compiled by Assistant Editor Alfredo G. Evangelista. Send your community briefs to info@filamvoice.com. Bahay Kubo Heritage Foundation On October 29 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. the Bahay Kubo Heritage Foundation will be hosting a “Terno Ball 2022” fundraiser. Proceeds of the...

Editors Desk

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So Much to Celebrate …

So Much to Celebrate … and Look Forward to a Better and Brighter Future 2022 turned out to be a good year for many reasons. The COVID-19 pandemic appears to be in our rear-view mirror. Election denier candidates supported by...

We Look Forward to a Brighter Future with Unity and Common Purpose

We Look Forward to a Brighter Future with Unity and Common Purpose Now the elections are finally over, both nationally and locally, we all can breathe a sigh of relief that extreme policies and extremist brand of politics that were...

There is So Much to be Thankful For

There is So Much to be Thankful For One of my favorite months of the year is November—when we celebrate Thanksgiving Day, usually on the fourth Thursday. An annual holiday in the USA, it shapes an important part of our...

Mayoral Candidates Differ on How to Address Maui’s Housing Crisis

Mayoral Candidates Differ on How to Address Maui’s Housing Crisis As we look to the General Election on November 8, let us consider the contrasting approaches of our Mayoral candidates, based on their responses to a number of questions asked,...

We Must Raise the Next Generation of Maui’s Filipino Leaders

We Must Raise the Next Generation of Maui’s Filipino Leaders The topic of finding the next generation of Filipino leaders for Maui may be on your mind these days. It has definitely been on my mind for some time. To...