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16/01/2017: 10th TASTE OF KALIHI CELEBRATES THRIVING FIL AM BUSINESSES IN HAWAII

In support of Filipino businesses in Hawaii, the Philippine Consulate General in Honolulu participated in the 10th “A Taste of Kalihi Festival” on 14 January 2017 at the Dillingham Shopping Plaza in Kalihi, Hawaii.

“A Taste of Kalihi”, organized by the Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii (FCCH) in cooperation with the City and County of Honolulu, is an annual block party celebration held in Kalihi, the home to a thriving population of Filipinos and Filipino businesses in the state.

The Philippine Consulate General set up a booth and distributed consular and overseas voting forms, Philippine tourism and investment materials, and answered inquiries from those who visited the booth. It also facilitated the sponsorship of the Department of Tourism, through Tourism Director Richmond Jimenez of its Los Angeles office, of a five-star hotel accommodation in Manila as one of the major prizes at the event’s raffle draw.

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell presented a donation, on behalf of the City and County of Honolulu, of US$10,000 to support the FCCH Foundation’s programs and activities for 2017. The all-day event featured the bustling activity of Kalihi and celebrated the district's past and providing a glimpse into what it has to offer its residents and visitors.

During the event, around forty (40) local exhibitors, businesses and community organizations were on-site to support the Festival, answer queries and display their wares to the public. Guest were also treated to live Filipino cultural show, entertainment and activities such as dance exhibitions, balut eating contest, and a children zone ride area. (END).