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State honors Filipino immigrants


    Sakada Angel Ramos flashed a shaka Sunday during a ceremony marking Sakada Day at the state Capitol.


    U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard presented a certificate Sunday to Vicente Eligio as Petrolino Gines, right, watched during a ceremony marking the first Sakada Day at the state Capitol.

The initial wave of a century-long migration that would transform the face of modern Hawaii was little more than a gentle lap on the shore as some 15 contract laborers from thePhilippines emerged from the SS Doric to a new life in a new set of islands. Read more

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