INSIDE THE HAWAII FILIPINO CHRONICLE

 

 

The Hawaii Filipino Chronicle was established on July 1, 1993 initially on a semi-monthly basis. The first copy came out on October 1, 1993. Today, the Hawaii Filipino Chronicle is the only weekly local Filipino newspaper in the State of Hawaii.

 

The newspaper was created in response to the growing need to reach out to the Filipino community, to inform and educate and provide the vehicle with which our community can grow and prosper.

 

Each edition of the Chronicle features lively editorial content, informative community news and calendar of events, interesting stories and educational topics. Inside the Chronicle, you will find a variety of issues and columns that are both engaging and informative.

▪ Headline News and Cover Stories

▪ Community News & Calendar of Events

▪ History & Culture

▪ Art and Leisure

▪ Business

▪ Legal Notes / Immigration

▪ Government & Politics

▪ Health and Medical News

▪ Consumer and Food News

▪ Education

▪ Movie and Book Reviews

 

Highlights and Achievements

 

The Hawaii Filipino Chronicle has been an informative resource to the small business community. Under the initiative and direction of Chona A. Montesines-Sonido, the Chronicle has published numerous articles helping small business owners every step of the way from starting up a company to enhancing profits through effective management, finance, marketing, and tax filing.

 

Ms. Montesines-Sonido was recently honored by the Hawaii Filipino Womenís Club as the Woman Achiever in the field of journalism. She was also recognized by the City Council, the Senate, and the House of Representatives, Governor Linda Lingle, Mayor Mufi Hanneman, and the Kalayaan Philippines-Hawaii International for her outstanding achievement in the field of journalism. Ms. Montesines-Sonido was a recent panel speaker on the Ethnic Media, presented by the Honolulu Community Media Council, and is Honoluluís SBA Small Business Journalist of the Year for 2006.

 

The Group

 

Charlie Y. Sonido, M.D. / Publisher and Executive Editor

Chona A. Montesines-Sonido / Publisher and Managing Editor

 

Dennis Galolo / Associate Editor

Edwin Quinabo / Associate Editor

 

Belinda A. Aquino, Ph.D. / Contributing Editor

 

Junggoi Peralta / Creative Designer

 

Tim Llena / Photographer

 

Shalimar Leybag-Pagulayan / Administrative Assistant

 

Columnists:

Carlota Hufana Ader††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Sen. Will Espero

Emil Guillermo†††

Ruth Elynia Mabanglo, Ph.D.

Ron Menor††††††††††

J.P. Orias

Pacita Saludes†††††††††††††††††††

Reuben S. Seguritan, Esq.

Charlie Sonido, M.D.†††††††††

Emmanuel S. Tipon, Esq.

Felino S. Tubera

Sylvia Yuen, Ph.D.

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Contributing Writers:

Clement Bautista

Teresita Bernales, Ed.D.

Serafin Colmenares, Jr., Ph.D.††††††

Linda dela Cruz

Fiedes Doctor††††††††††††††††††††

Danny De Gracia, II†††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Carolyn Weygan-Hildebrand

Amelia Jacang, M.D.†††††††††

Caroline Julian†††††††††††††††††††

Federico Magdalena, Ph. D.

Deborah T. Manog†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Maita Milallos†††††††††††††††††††††

Paul Melvin Palalay, M.D.

Seneca Moraleda-Puguan

Lilia Q. Santiago

Jay Valdez, Psy.D.

Glenn Wakai

Amado Yoro

 

Gregory Bren Garcia / Philippine Correspondent

 

Chona A. Montesines-Sonido / Advertising & Marketing Director

Shalimar Leybag-Pagulayan / Advertising Assistant

 

Account Executives:

Carlota Ader

J. P. Orias

 

Big island Distributors:

Grace Larson

Ditas Udani

 

Maui Distributor:

Cecile Piros

 

Molokai Distributor:

Maria Watanabe

 

 

 

 

 

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