About Town 01-11-19

  • Kahakai Elementary’s top readers and chaperones surround Auntie Jan (in lei) on the back steps of Hulihee Palace. Courtesy photo

Kahakai top readers celebrate

Auntie’s Angels – Big Island hosted the top readers from each grade at Kahakai Elementary School. The Fish Hopper hosted breakfast for all students and their chaperones. General manager Sam Johnson provided breakfast and presented each student with a new dictionary.


The group then walked over to Hulihee Palace for a private tour, visited the Kona Library to select books from the outside racks, and had lunch at McDonald’s before returning to school.

Philipine consulate outreach

The Philippine Consulate General in Honolulu in coordination with the Kona Visayan Club will conduct a mobile consular outreach and overseas absentee voting registration in Kona, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 26, and 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 27 at the West Hawaii Civic Center, Building G.

Services include passport renewal, dual citizenship application, reports of birth and marriage, document authentication and more.


In order to streamline consular outreach operations and to ensure an efficient and comfortable process for everyone, passport applications will be on a per-appointment basis. Visit www.facebook.com/konavisayanclub and click “book now” to make an appointment.

For required documents, fee schedule and other inquiries, please call 545-6316 to 19 or visit www.philippineshonolulu.org.