Jul 10, 2009

Publisher's Note:

It was a whirlwind of activities within the Maui Filipino community that transpired during the past month.

On June 9, four notable Filipinos were recognized by the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce during it's Gintong Pamana leadership awarding ceremony. Also, five students were announced as scholarship award recipients..

The granddaughter of a sakada, Celina Jean K. Macadangdang-Hayashi was crowned Miss Maui Filipina 2009 on June 12. She will reperesent the Valley for the Miss Hawaii Filipina pageant in Honolulu.

To commemorate the 111th Philippine Indepence Day, the first Narra tree was planted on Maui soil on June 13 through joint effort between the University of the Philippines Alumni Association of Hawaii and the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce.

For the first time, the Bicolanos from around the globe gathered on Maui from June 19-21 at their "Baragat Maui 2009" event.

The recent visit of Ilocos Norte Governor Michael Marcos-Keon and his delegation to Maui last June 26 was a significant gathering to all who has roots in the province. It was more of a get-together celebration and has provided an opportunity of informal discussions about updates happening in the various towns.

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