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Highlighting Filipino-American heritage, history

The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Members of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Dance Troupe perform a traditional Ilocano dance during Saturday’s 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.

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.

Kids leap to grab prizes from a Pabitin rack Saturday.