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21/11/2017: SEARCH FOR LIVING SAKADAS FOR THE 3rd SAKADA DAY

The Filipino American community in Hawaii, in partnership with the Philippine Consulate General in Honolulu, will hold the 3rd Sakada Day celebration on 20 December 2017 at 11:00 am at the Philippine Consulate General in Honolulu.

The celebration was made possible through the signing of H.B. 604 “Relating to Sakada Day” into law by Hawaii Governor David Y. Ige in 2015. The said bill, which designates December 20 of every year as “Sakada Day”, recognizes and honors the pioneering achievements and courage of the first Filipino sakadas and their contributions to the growth and development of Hawaii.
If you are a living sakada who arrived in Hawaii up to the last wave of the sakada migration in 1946, or knows any, kindly contact any of the following for inclusion in the roster of living sakadas who will be recognized at the 3rd Sakada Day celebration on 20 December 2017:
• Mr. Flor Martinez: (808)-226-3844
• Rev. Alex Vergara : (808) 551-4303
• Ms. Amelia Casamina-Cabatu: (808) 282-2033
Please provide the following:
1. Full name
2. Date of birth
3. Date of arrival in Hawaii and name of ship that transported the sakada to Hawaii
4. Name of plantation/s where the sakada was employed
5. Address and telephone number
6. Any supporting document for item nos. 2, 3 and 4.
Previous living sakadas who were recognized during the 1st and 2nd Sakada Day events in 2015 and 2016 are welcome to attend this year’s event but will not be given certificates anymore.
Maraming salamat po!