Maui celebrates Philippines anniversary

Maui celebrates Philippines anniversary

Here are pictures by photographer Dann Ebina of the June 10 Maui celebration of the 500th anniversary of the introduction of Christianity to the Philippines at Christ the King Church in Kahului.

Father Edmundo Barut, left, and Father Edgar Brillantes, right, present Maui Deacon Patrick Constantino with the Diocesan Congress of Filipino Catholic Clubs 2021 Father Ernest Claes Memorial Award, presented a year late because of the pandemic. Deacon Constantino, with his wife, Cora, also received a County of Maui Certificate of Recognition from Maui Mayor Michael P. Victorino, a plaque in appreciation for 35 years of service as spiritual director for the Filipino Catholic Clubs, and the Leadership Awardee of the Year honor for “excellent leadership, outstanding accomplishment, remarkable contributions and unselfish guidance to the realization of the mission and vision of the Filipino Catholic Clubs.” (Photo courtesy of Dann Ebina)

Girls perform the bulaklakan, a traditional Filipino dance with floral garlands. (Photo courtesy of Dann Ebina)

Ms. Hope 2022, Ms. Flores de Mayo, Ms. Love 2022 and Ms. Faith 2022 smile for the camera. (Photo courtesy of Dann Ebina)

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