The President’s Message
The FilCom Center has partnered with SCORE to resume the popular Magnegosyo Entrepreneurship Series to assist small business owners and new start-ups. The sessions will be held every third Tuesdays of the month at the FilCom Center, except for December. The sessions will resume in January, with the last session of the series occurring in February. The first and second sessions, September 17 and October 15 respectively, will focus on accounting and bookkeeping basics. Flyers providing details of the courses will be sent out by early September.
This Year’s Gala Occasion Will Honor Veteran Hawai’i Journalist Emme Tomimbang
The Fil4Kids summer program at FilCom would not have been possible if not for a group of dedicated young Filipino-Americans who gave up their Saturday mornings to serve as ate and kuya to youngsters who wanted to learn more about Filipino culture. Program Director,Imelda Gasmen had to make a trip to the Philippines during the program’s duration, and these young volunteers, led by Radiant Cordero, took the initiative to plan and implement this year’s summer program. Assisting with program planning was FilCom Program Specialist Marie Ramos, who had served as an ate for several summers while still an undergraduate student at UH Manoa’s Ethnic Studies.
Mindanaoans of Hawaii, Inc.
The Mindanaoans of Hawaii was founded on April 20, 1997, for the purposes of developing closer ties and cooperation among the people of Mindanao here in Hawaii and to render mutual assistance to its members especially those whose families just arrived in Hawaii. Its mission is to foster and develop a better understanding of the various cultures, heritage and customs of the people of Mindanao.