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This is a group for anyone who is interested to learn more about the Philippines. Join us as we organize food trips for you to taste our country's diverse culinary offerings (yes, there is more to Filipino cuisine than balut). Learn how to say "I love you" in Tagalog, Ilokano, Cebuano, and other dialects (we speak more than 100). Get travel tips only locals would know (we have more than 7,000 islands for you to explore). Learn about the Philippines' history and culture through the many events we will organize in partnership with the Philippine Consulate General in Honolulu and other community organizations.

We hope for you to experience the best of Filipino hospitality through this Meetup. Welcome and mabuhay!

Upcoming events (5)

Briefing on Doing Business in the Philippines

The Pacific Club

Are you interested to do business in the Philippines? Attend the Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii’s Panel Discussion on Doing Business in the Philippines on 18 September 2019 from 5:30-8:30 PM at the Pacific Club. A Panel Discussion on the Nuts & Bolts of Doing Business in the Philippines—from those who’ve done it! Melody Calisay is the owner of East West Marketing, Inc. a supplier of processed food products from the Philippines. She received her BS & MS from UP Diliman and a doctorate in soil science and agronomy from the UH Manoa. She will share the opportunities in providing food items sought by the large Filipino community and the increasing interest in Filipino cuisine that is trending worldwide. Dante Aragon is the Principal Engineer of EMCC and has over 20 years experience in energy management, design and development, and facility operations. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the UH Manoa. Dante has been a prominent advocate for energy and water conservation and recognizes the market demand for renewable energy sources, new technology to minimize carbon footprint and other environmentally responsible initiatives. Jeoffrey Cudiamat is the CEO of Structural Hawaii, Inc. established in 2004 as an architectural, structural and civil engineering design and consulting firm. He has a BS in Civil/Structural Engineering (Summa Cum Laude) from USC and a masters degree in Structural Engineering from UH Manoa. He will discuss innovative ways to reduce overhead costs by outsourcing back office operations to the Philippines. Rhoda Yabes Alvarez is licensed to practice law in Hawaii, New York and the Philippines. She obtained her BA and law degree at the Ateneo de Manila and her Master of Laws in Commercial and Corporate Law from the University of London. She also was a lecturer on Philippine laws at the UH Law School. She will provide the legal context of doing business in the Philippines and implications for dual citizens and retirees pursuing investment opportunities in the Philippines. Andrea Christina Q. Caymo is the Vice Consul and Economic Officer at the Philippine Consulate and is in charge of the Filipino Young Professionals Network. She holds a BS in Business Economics (Cum Laude) from the UP Diliman and a Certificate in International Security Studies from Harvard Extension School. She will provide the current economic outlook of the Philippines. Registration Fee: $30 RSVP: [masked] by September 13

Eskrima Lessons (Filipino Martial Arts)

Kaimuki High School

Filipino Junior Chamber (FJC) invites you to Eskrima Lessons! Every Thursday in September, the FJC is partnering with the Hawaii Defense Academy to offer Eskrima lessons. Eskrima is a traditional Filipino martial arts that focuses on the use of sticks, blades, improvised weapons, and hand-to-hand (empty hand) techniques. The discipline's origin reflects Philippine history and different cultures of various tribes. Seize this opportunity to learn and practice the basic techniques of Eskrima with FJC members and friends. 18 and over only. When: 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26 (while we encourage you to attend all four, it's not necessary) Time: Each lesson will be held 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Where: In the Kaimuki area; exact location TBA Cost: $10 per person, per class (collected at the beginning of each class) Reservations: Please RSVP via Meetup of FJC for each lesson you plan to attend. Each class size will be limited to 15 individuals. If you can't make it, please be sure to cancel your RSVP so that another person can RSVP. No shows will be monitored. What to wear/bring: Athletic attire or loose fitting, breathable clothing. Shoes recommended. Please also bring your own water bottle. Instructor Bio: Ray Leo dela Cruz is a 5th degree black belt in Bandalan Doce Pares Kali Arnis Eskrima, a Filipino martial art. He is a Master Instructor of Bandalan Doce Pares Hawaii under Grandmaster Robert Garcia and Alfredo Bandalan Sr. He was also an assistant instructor in Karate/Jiu-jitsu at the Family Martial Arts Center and has taught Self-Defense for Women at the Kaimuki Adult Community School. Ray trained under Coach Ron Ogi in Omniscient Gungfu Infighting method for over 10 years. He has conducted Eskrima workshops at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and West Oahu, sharing his knowledge and passion of the Filipino martial arts. Ray believes in empowering people through training in the martial arts. He also looks for opportunities to bring awareness to the Filipino martial arts and its culture. Link provided in this post is for the 1st class. Please visit FJC's meetup page https://www.meetup.com/FilipinoJuniorChamber/ to view more classes.

Eskrima Lessons (Filipino Martial Arts)

Kaimuki High School

Filipino Junior Chamber (FJC) invites you to Eskrima Lessons! Every Thursday in September, the FJC is partnering with the Hawaii Defense Academy to offer Eskrima lessons. Eskrima is a traditional Filipino martial arts that focuses on the use of sticks, blades, improvised weapons, and hand-to-hand (empty hand) techniques. The discipline's origin reflects Philippine history and different cultures of various tribes. Seize this opportunity to learn and practice the basic techniques of Eskrima with FJC members and friends. 18 and over only. When: 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26 (while we encourage you to attend all four, it's not necessary) Time: Each lesson will be held 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Where: In the Kaimuki area; exact location TBA Cost: $10 per person, per class (collected at the beginning of each class) Reservations: Please RSVP via Meetup of FJC for each lesson you plan to attend. Each class size will be limited to 15 individuals. If you can't make it, please be sure to cancel your RSVP so that another person can RSVP. No shows will be monitored. What to wear/bring: Athletic attire or loose fitting, breathable clothing. Shoes recommended. Please also bring your own water bottle. Instructor Bio: Ray Leo dela Cruz is a 5th degree black belt in Bandalan Doce Pares Kali Arnis Eskrima, a Filipino martial art. He is a Master Instructor of Bandalan Doce Pares Hawaii under Grandmaster Robert Garcia and Alfredo Bandalan Sr. He was also an assistant instructor in Karate/Jiu-jitsu at the Family Martial Arts Center and has taught Self-Defense for Women at the Kaimuki Adult Community School. Ray trained under Coach Ron Ogi in Omniscient Gungfu Infighting method for over 10 years. He has conducted Eskrima workshops at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and West Oahu, sharing his knowledge and passion of the Filipino martial arts. Ray believes in empowering people through training in the martial arts. He also looks for opportunities to bring awareness to the Filipino martial arts and its culture. Link provided in this post is for the 1st class. Please visit FJC's meetup page https://www.meetup.com/FilipinoJuniorChamber/ to view more classes.

Business Networking Breakfast

Waikele Country Club

Do you have a business idea you want to share or an existing venture you want to promote? Are you interested to explore investment opportunities in Hawaii or in the Philipppines? Join us as we gather other Filipino young professionals for an informal business networking event on 29 September 2019 from 7:00-9:00 AM at the Waikele Country Club Restaurant. Get to know some established FilAm businessmen and women and hear their thoughts and advice to aspiring entrepreneurs. This event is brought to you by the Filipino Junior Chamber and Filipino Young Leaders Program in partnership with the Philippine Consulate General in Honolulu. Breakfast is at $20.00 inclusive of tax and gratuities. Only 20 slots available.

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