Annual Membership Meeting 2018
5:30 PM17:30

Annual Membership Meeting 2018

Dear Members of the Hawaii Filipino Lawyers Association & Guests,

The 2018 HFLA Annual Meeting will be held on:

DATE:        Thursday, November 15, 2018
TIME:        5:30 p.m. — 9:00 p.m.
PLACE:     HASR Bistro , 31 N. Pauahi Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
COST:        $50.00 for members and guests

(Heavy pupus, host non-alcoholic beverages & 1 glass wine)


We will hold elections for our 2019 Board of Directors at the meeting. Please email if you are interested in serving as a HFLA officer or board member or if you want to nominate a person to serve on the board.

 This year’s keynote speaker is Amefil "Amy" Agbayani. Ms. Agbayani was appointed to be the first chair of the Hawai‘i Civil Rights Commission, served as Chair of the Hawai‘i Judicial Selection Commission, co-chair of Governor Abercrombie’s campaign , and elector for President Obama in 2008. She has received awards from the YWCA, Patsy T. Mink PAC, the Filipino Community Center, and honored by the Honpa Hongwanji Mission as a “Living Treasure.”   Currently, she is co-chair of Hawai’i Friends of Civil Rights and a board member of a new group, The Legal Clinic (TLC for immigrants). 

Please RSVP by

(1) emailing HFLA at and submit payment at the door

Please make checks payable to Hawaii Filipino Lawyers Association.

Hope to see everyone there!

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Summer Hike and BBQ 2018
8:15 AM08:15

Summer Hike and BBQ 2018


Please join us for our 2018 Family Day!  This year we will be hiking the Manana trail in Pearl City followed by a potluck BBQ at board member Will Tungol's home.  Will (and his family) have been kind enough to open their home to us for a second straight year!  Details are as follows:  

When:  Sunday, July 8th, 2018

Time:    8:15-8:30 a.m. meet in front of Will's home.  BBQ will start once we return from the hike around 11:00/11:30 a.m.

Where2512 Komo Mai Drive, Pearl City, HI  [Map:]

What:  Manana Trail Hike  (The trail head is 5 minutes from Will’s house.  The trail to the waterfall is about 1.5 hours.  The ridge trail for advanced hikers is 6 miles one way.  This is a family friendly event and hike.  For more information, see links below.)

Potluck BBQ (sign up): 

If you cannot join us for the hike, please join us for the potluck BBQ at Will’s home.  HFLA will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ chicken and water.  Please sign up with your potluck items here: (Coordinator Last Name:  Domingo and Password:  HFLA2018)

RSVP to with the number of adults/children in your party.

We look forward to seeing you at this event!


HFLA Board

Parking:  Parking around the trail head and in the neighborhood gets crowded around 8:30 a.m. due to the popularity of this hiking trail.  Please plan accordingly and arrive early to park as close as possible to the Will’s house or the hiking trail.

Hiking Safety: Please remember to bring enough WATER for you and your children for the hike.  Please wear appropriate shoes and clothing and bring your cell phone with you on the hike.  For more information, please review this link:

Manana Trail:

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Congressional Gold Medal Awards Ceremony
4:00 PM16:00

Congressional Gold Medal Awards Ceremony

HFLA is a proud supporter of the Filipino Veterans and Recognition Project.  In a ceremony to be held at the Filcom Center in Waipahu on May 6, 2018 at 4pm, Filipino-American WWII soldiers who served the U.S. and the Philippines from July 1941 to December 1964 will be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of their service. 

For more information, visit

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Filipino Fiesta 2018
9:00 AM09:00

Filipino Fiesta 2018

HFLA is a proud supporter of the 26th Anniversary Filipino Fiesta sponsored by the Filcom Center.  The event will take place at Kaka'ako Gateway Park, Honolulu, HI from 9pm - 5pm.  Be sure to visit the HFLA booth where Filipino lawyers we will be providing legal information on a variety of issues and answering general legal questions.

For more information, visit

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