342,000 Filipinos live across the island chain, and the 2010
census showed they are now the second largest racial group in Hawai'i. The highest concentration of Filipinos is on Lana'i where they are 64% of the population. On
O’ahu, the highest concentrations are in Kalihi, Wahiawa, and Waipahu,
where the Filipino Community Center seeks to serve this diverse
population. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa spoke with Filcom’s new president and COO, Rose Churma, about her constituency.
The 20th annual Filipino Fiesta begins at 9am tomorrow, Saturday, with a parade from Fort DeRussy to Kapi’olani Park. The
parade will feature 51 units with floats and marching bands. Celebrity
performers from Hawai’i and the Philippines are part of the
entertainment and festivities from 10 to 5pm at Kapi’olani Park.
Below, a more detailed note from some of the organizers:
are excited to inform you that the 20th Annual Filipino Fiesta, the
premier event in the Filipino Community in Hawaii, will be held on
Saturday, May 5, 2012. The theme is: "Pagdiriwang at Pasasalamat"
(Celebration and Thanks), and we would like you to be a part... of this largest Filipino cultural event!
20th Annual Filipino Fiesta will continue to feature two colorful
events: the Parade in early morning from Fort DeRussy to Kapiolani Park,
followed by the Fiesta from mid-morning to late afternoon at the
will have a cultural theme and will have floats depicting the cultures
of the various regions in the Philippines. It will include street
dancers, marching bands, and cultural, community, professional, civic,
and student marching groups. As in the past, thousands participate in
parade, either as marchers or as spectators lining the streets of Waikiki.
the past years, the Fiesta at Kapiolani Park has attracted tens of
thousands of the local and tourist populations. The Fiesta showcases
various aspects of Filipino culture - it has a regional cultural
village, a Keiki village, food booths, and a day-long entertainment
program featuring local and Philippine-based artists. Its business and
sponsor booths allow local entrepreneurs to showcase their products to
the thousands of people who attend the festival.
Featuring GMA Pinoy TV's Richard Gutierrez and Jay R!
Appearance by local celebrities Lani Misalucha and Jordan Segundo!
performances by: Chris Jay, Paul Cortes, The Young Once, FilCom Banda
Kawayan, Pas De Deux, Bandalan Doce Pares, Tekniqlingz Crew, etc.
For more information please call the Filipino Community Center at (808) 680-0451 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope you can join in on the festivities and fun!