Around Our Community

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The queens of Dance International Foundation assisted in the distribution of school supplies.
Photo: Madelyne Pascua
Amanda Patoc (5th from right in lei) celebrated her birthday at Christ the King Catholic Church.
Photo courtesy Paul Pigao
Miss Hawai‘i Filipina 2017 Kimberly Yap (2nd from left) and her court: Miss O‘ahu Filipina Angelica Concepcion (1st runner up), Miss Kaua‘i Filipina Salisa Pegeder (2nd runner up), Miss Hawai‘i Island Filipina Lykia Raza (3rd runner up).
Photo: Michelle Santos
Maui delegation celebrate with Miss Hawai‘i Filipina 2017 Kimberly Yap
Photo courtesy Michelle Santos
Miss Hawai‘i Filipina 2017 Kimberly Yap with her parents.
Photo: Michelle Santos
The newly elected officers of the United Filipino Council of Hawai‘i
Photo: Michelle Santos.
Recipients of the Progress Awards sponsored by the United Filipino Council of Hawai‘i.
Photo courtesy Michelle Santos
Members of the Knights of Columbus attended Monsignor Terrence Watanabe’s 40th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.
Photo courtesy Reynaldo Golino
Savannah Mar’i Tagorda Gankiewicz, daughter of Yvienne Peterson, was crowned Miss Mutya Ng Pilipinas 2017 – Overseas Communities during the 49th annual Mutya Ng Pilipinas pageant which promotes Tourism, Social Responsibility, Fashion, and Beauty.
Photo courtesy Yvienne Peterson
Consul Joyleen E. Santos (center) led a team of eight officials from the Philippine Consulate General in Honolulu to provide consular services to Filipino-Americans on Maui. A total of 242 consular services (passport, civil registry, notarial and authentication, and dual citizenship services) were provided and a record-breaking total of 156 new overseas voters were registered. The outreach activity was held in coordination with the Maui County’s Immigration Services Division, Department of Housing and Human Services, which provided logistic and manpower assistance.
Photo courtesy Jeffrey de Nesa
Mayor Alan Arakawa attended the 27th wedding anniversary of Tante and Telly Urban.
Photo: Donna Urban-Higuchi