Accomplishments in 2019

2019 Events and Activities

March 22-24, 2019
YMCA Camp Harold Erdman, Waialua, Oahu

This year, we convened 78 conference participants composed of 41 delegates, 6 program committee members, 11 barangay leaders, and 20 support staff.

Delegates represented Oahu and Big Island schools: Campbell HS, Damien School, Farrington HS, Hawaii Community College, Kapolei HS, Punahou School, Waipahu HS, UH-Hilo.


June 29, 2019
Leeward Community College
This meeting was attended by alumni from 1980, board members and current youth leaders to begin planning for the 40th anniversary. Enlightening and robust discussions led to several agreements:

  1. Annual Youth Conference on March 19-21, 2020 with some time for interaction among alumni, leaders, and delegates
  2. Fiesta Celebration in October 2020 to showcase our accomplishments and achievements, with alumni, family, friends, and current board members, leaders and delegates
  3. Commemorative Book to chronicle the 40 years of Sariling Gawa


Sunday, August 4, 2019
Kahala Texaco, Honolulu, HI

Friday, October 18, 2019
Hawaii Community College, Hilo, Hawaii
Theme:  Sulong! Sulong! Activism and Advocacy

SG co-sponsored this conference with the University of Hawaii system. SG’s role was to provide two awards (plaques) to recognize two outstanding individuals.

•  The Dr. Niki Libarios Award* was presented to Dr. Luzviminda Bañez Miguel, an outstanding UH faculty member of Hawaii Community College. She is a registered nurse, and assistant professor and coordinator of nursing programs. She obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from UH Mānoa.

*Niki was the Director of the Office of Student Academic Services in the College of Education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He was a former vice president of Sariling Gawa. He passed away in 2017.

•  The Dr. Julius Soria Award* was presented to Allen Bartolome, an outstanding UH alumnus of Hawaii Community College who transferred and graduated from UH Hilo with a bachelor’s in administration of justice. He now works for the County of Hawaii Office of the Prosecuting Attorney in the Crime Prevention & Justice Unit.

*Julius was an Assistant Professor in the College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature who taught Ilokano language and Filipino literature at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He was a former member of SG’s Board of Directors. He passed away in 2016.