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Honoring Filipino Americans

Hawaii Air National Guard Master Sgt. Jose Dino Tapuro joins Senior Airman Abraham Cuevas in raising the national flag of the Philippines during Tuesday morning’s ceremony in front of the county building in Wailuku, marking Filipino American Heritage Month. Looking on is 1st Sgt. Shannon Domingo. Also part of the flag detail was Master Sgt. Cesar Iniba. The event was a prelude to the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce Maui Fil-Am Heritage Festival, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 12 at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center in Kahului.

Third photo: Miss Maui Filipina 2019 Mary Basig balances a clay pot on her head as she dances a traditional Binoyugan folk dance at Tuesday morning’s flag raising ceremony.

The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos