The Hawaii Filipino Chronicle was established
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
▪ Legal Notes / Immigration
▪ Government & Politics
▪ Health and Medical News
▪ Consumer and Food News
▪ 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.
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
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
Carlota Hufana Ader††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
Sen. Will Espero
Ruth Elynia Mabanglo, Ph.D.
Reuben S. Seguritan, Esq.
Charlie Sonido, M.D.†††††††††
Emmanuel S. Tipon, Esq.
Felino S. Tubera†
Sylvia Yuen, Ph.D.
Teresita Bernales, Ed.D.
Serafin Colmenares, Jr., Ph.D.††††††
Linda dela Cruz
Danny De Gracia, II†††††††††††††††††††††††††††
Amelia Jacang, M.D.†††††††††
Federico Magdalena, Ph. D.
Deborah T. Manog†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
Paul Melvin Palalay, M.D.
Lilia Q. Santiago†
Jay Valdez, Psy.D.
Gregory Bren Garcia / Philippine Correspondent
Chona A. Montesines-Sonido / Advertising & Marketing Director
Shalimar Leybag-Pagulayan / Advertising Assistant
J. P. Orias
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