Filipino culture celebrated on Rizal Day

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    Karez Batangan belts out ‘One Moment in Time’ before a video camera and the audience Thursday during the Rizal Day observance at the Kukui Grove food court.

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    Duqesa Padamada and Karlyse Hesly of the Kaua‘i District Health Office hand out information on a variety of topics, including the COVID-19, to shoppers Thursday during the Rizal Day observance at the Kukui Grove food court.

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    Duquesa Padamada and Karlyse Healy of the Kaua‘i District Health Office talk about COVID-19 Thursday as singer Karez Batangan and Rose Batangan of Rose’s Pinoy Favorites coordinates Karez’s stage appearance during the Rizal Day observance at the Kukui Grove food court.

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    Chanel Josiah and Ku‘uipo Tupou of Hawaiian Community Assets spend time at their information table Thursday during the Rizal Day observance at the Kukui Grove food court.

LIHU‘E — Rizal Day is a day of mourning for Jose Rizal, considered a national hero in the Philippines, as well as victims of the Spanish colonial rule of the Philippines. Rizal’s death by execution is observed on Dec. 30 by Filipinos

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