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The Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce Foundation awarded thirteen $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors at the Gintong Pamana Leadership and Scholarships Awards banquet.
Photo: Ceasar Lizada

Gintong Pamana Leadership awardee Hayde Sim (5th from right) poses with her Monsanto family.
Photo: Ceasar Lizada

The Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce honored five recipients with the 2017 Gintong Pamana Leadership Award.
Photo: Ceasar Lizada

Twins Jordyn Paa and Braiden Paa posed with their parents, Edward and Kelly Paa, after receiving scholarships from the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
Photo: Ceasar Lizada

Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce president Sharon Zalsos (far right) and some members of the Board of Directors ham it up after
a successful Gintong Pamana Leadership and Scholarship
Awards banquet.
Photo: Ceasar Lizada

The scholarship funds were primarily raised by the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce Foundation Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament chaired by William Ruidas (2nd from left) and co-chaired by Alfredo Evangelista (4th from left) and supplemented by various sponsors including the Tante & Araceli Urban Foundation (5th and sixth from the left).
Photo: Ceasar Lizada

Legislators (L-R) pose with Maui Health Systems Sr. VP and Area Manager Ray Hahn following the blessing: House Vice Speaker Della Au-Belatti, Sen. Gilbert Keith-Agaran (Central Maui), Hahn, Sen. Jill Tokuda, Rep. Angus McKelvey (West Maui), Speaker Emeritus Joseph Souki (Wailuku-Waikapū-Waihee-Waiehu),
Rep. Kyle Yamashita (Upcountry Maui), Sen. Rosalyn Baker (West Maui).
All seven played key roles in passing the legislation and funding to transition management of the Maui Regional public hospitals to management by Maui Health System, a Kaiser Foundation Hospitals LLC, and Pacific Permanente Group LLC entity.
Photo courtesy Gilbert Keith-Agaran

Maui was represented by Alfredo Evangelista (left), Herman Andaya (3rd from left), and Teresita Noble (4th from left) at Philippine Airlines’ Honolulu launching of its Tri-Class Service, coordinated by Philippine Airlines’ Honolulu Area Manager Sol Solleza (2nd from left) with Eric Tan (far right) from the Philippines.
Photo courtesy Alfredo Evangelista

Legislators McKelvey, Keith-Agaran, Baker and Tokuda pose with Gov. David Ige and Pacific Health Ministry chaplains following the blessing ceremony.
Photo courtesy Gilbert Keith-Agaran

L–R: Gov. David Ige, Maui Health Systems Medical Director David Ulin, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan Hawaii Regional President Mary Ann Barnes, R.N. and Sr. VP and Area Manager Ray Hahn ceremonially re-opened Maui Memorial Medical Center by untying the maile.
Photo: Gilbert Keith-Agaran

Romeo Versola (far right) of RM Mini Mart & Fast Food poses with the lechon prepared by him at the wedding of his daughter Valerie Ann Versola to Venjie Bumanglag.
Photo: Alfredo Evangelista

Tante and Araceli Urban (3rd and 4th from the right) of Tante’s Island Cuisine won the inaugural Adobo Festival in Honolulu sponsored by the Philippine Celebrations Coordinating Committee of Hawai‘i under the leadership of Cecilia Villafuerte (2nd from right).
Photo courtesy Tante Urban