WAILUKU, Hawaii – The public is invited to the raising of the Philippine flag at the County Building front lawn in Wailuku on Monday, Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced today.
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Act 15 (2008) designates October as Filipino-American History Month throughout the State of Hawaii “to commemorate the contributions of Filipino-Americans to the history and heritage of Hawaii and the United States.”
 
Mayor Alan Arakawa will read a proclamation designating October as Filipino American History Month, where the Philippine flag shall be raised for the whole month of October.
 
“We want to encourage the community to spend an hour with us on Monday to help continue this important and symbolic event,” said Kit Zulueta, president of the Maui Filipino Chamber. “This is a crucial year for the Filipino community’s voice, not only for Maui County but across United States.”
 
The flag raising will be conducted by Filipino-American uniformed personnel, and will be followed by a dance performance by La Galleria. Filipino food samples will be available for free.
 
The flag raising is the kick-off event for the Maui Fil-Am Heritage Festival that will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Maui Mall in Kahului. Event participants will get a chance to win up to $500 in cash and two round-trip flights from Honolulu to Manila will be given away.
 
For more details about the festival, go towww.mauifilipinochamber.com. For inquiries, call Event Chair Jake Belmonte at 283-6358.
 
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