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Filipino culture celebrated

First photo: Kids leap to grab prizes from a Pabitin rack Saturday at the Maui Fil-Am Heritage Festival at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center in Kahului. The event held in conjunction with Filipino-American History Month celebrated foods, entertainment, culture, clothing and games brought from the Philippines to America.

Second photo: Wailuku Seafood Center owner Maryanne Alibin dishes up a plate of savory Filipino food Saturday. She said the secret to what makes Filipino foods so tasty was easy. “We cook with our heart,” Alibin said.

Third photo: Members of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Dance Troupe perform a traditional Ilocano dance Saturday.

The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos