Outstanding Maui Filipino community leaders named


The Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce has announced the four recipients of the Gintong Pamana Leadership Awards to honor outstanding leadership and contribution to the community.

The awardees are:

• Melen Agcolicol, owner and operator of Copy Services.

• Dionicia Cabias, staff supervisor at Hale Makua Health Services.

• Greg “Jay” Peros, general manager of the Maui Beach Hotel.


• Tante Urban, owner and president of Tante’s Island Cuisine.

The awardees will be honored during the Gintong Pamana Leadership and Scholarship Awards banquet June 12, which begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Maui Beach Hotel. Event tickets are available at $65 each.

“We are grateful to have this opportunity to honor our outstanding community leaders of Filipino ancestry and express our gratitude to each of them,” said Dulce Butay, event chair and board member of the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce. “These names will now be added to the slate of awardees that have made great contributions to our community over the years.”

Past honorees have included first American of Filipino ancestry elected to county office in the United States, Richard Caldito (2006), who was elected to the Maui County Board of Supervisors in 1956; state Sen. Gilbert Keith-Agaran (1995); and former Maui County Council Member Don Guzman (2012).

For information on tickets or the event, contact Butay at 268-5354 or visit www.mauifilipinochamber.com.