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Donate local. I had the pleasure of working with dedicated and passionate caregivers of the ALS Ohana of Hawaii, and the ice bucket challenge is great – raised millions for the cause, BUT, if there’s one thing I learned from them – it’s that help is needed NOW and your help matters NOW. The national […]

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I chaired the last Chamber fundraiser and wanted to share the stories of these awesome leaders –     The Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation will award scholarships to nine graduating high school seniors and one Maui Culinary Academy student. “We are pleased to announce the 2014 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship Recipients”, said Melen Agcolicol, […]

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Read report: Filipinos are beautiful people www.fylsummit.com

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Published in the FilAm Courier, Jan. 16, 2014 Issue Growing up, I was raised to have all things round every New Year. It’s a universal shape for good luck. It should bring prosperity and good karma for a fresh beginning. Or so I thought. I forgot if it was 6, 9 or 12 varieties of […]

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Some de-lata goods donated to victims of the typhoon had notes like “Kapit lang” (hold on), “Wag mawalan ng pag-asa” (don’t lose hope) and “Wag susuko” (don’t give up). My first set of tears following Aling Yolanda’s aftermath in Central Philippines was when a dear friend pleaded for help on Facebook Nov. 11. He had […]

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If you’re not going to this event, one thing’s for sure: you’ll miss out. The Oct. 15 earthquake that struck Central Philippines left over 200 casualties and 340,000 displaced. Maui’s community of devoted chefs and friends gather for one night to raise funds for the  American Red Cross-Philippine Earthquake fund. Seats are limited so reserve […]

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Members of Pooch Fit Club – yes, our cute pet doggies – will have a benefit run to raise funds for the Maui Food Bank. The dogs won’t even know it, but this campaign will help the community fight hunger while the canines take control of their health. What a great way to kick-off the […]

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This article was published in the FilAm Courier, Oct. 16 issue. Maui did it again. I couldn’t be more proud to call Maui my home. Condé Nast Traveler’s Magazine has rated Maui best island in the world – the top pick of its correspondents – now on its 20th consecutive winning year. Sure, there are […]

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In case you missed it, the historical display at the Maui FilAm Heritage Festival Oct. 12, 2013 featured 20 Maui Filipinos who made a difference. This year, the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce Foundation decided to give a preview of the Maui FilAm history by telling the stories of these outstanding people. There were a […]

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CALLING ALL ISKOs and ISKAs in Maui! We are looking for you! Step forward and make yourselves known! The University of the Philippines Alumni Association of Hawaii will have a tree planting event at the Bahay Kubo of Kepaniwai Park’s Heritage Garden in Iao Valley, Wailuku on Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. The group will plant […]

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