A warm welcome from the Fil-Am Voice.
On behalf of the staff of Fil-Am Voice, we send a warm welcome to Maui to our new Philippine Consul General, Ambassador Joselito Jimeno.
Thank you for the honor of your visit, which we hope you will enjoy and also, learn to know better why our motto, Maui Nō Ka ‘Oi is felt around the world. The people of Maui are proud of our island and the Filipinos here work very hard to contribute to the success of all residents, who express their warm hospitality, Filipino style, to our visitors and, especially to each other.
For over 100 years, Filipinos have given service, talents, resources and affection to this American island which provided a home for generations of our families and loved ones.
Please accept our gratitude for the assistance and care provided by our Consulate over all these years for the benefit, health and well-being of Filipinos around the state and throughout the world.
The Philippine Consulate provides necessary services for Hawai‘i including document authentication, dual citizenship, and passport renewals. Years ago, I applied for a dual citizenship and the staff was very helpful. The grounds of the Philippine Consulate also plays host to many events and receptions. Last year my wife and I traveled to Honolulu to participate in The Great Adobo Cookoff (which we won!), and the Philippine Consulate General staff was so helpful in accommodating our needs, especially since we were the only ones to travel from outside of O‘ahu. We deeply appreciated that Bayanihan spirit that was so evident, even during a competition!
With the Bayanihan spirit in mind, we hope your visit will extend a message of unity among our people in the spirit of good will for which Filipinos are well-received, gratefully accepted and given a well deserved place of respect among the diverse cultures of our beloved island.
Magkaisa Tayong Lahat—Let us all unite.