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Hon. Frederica Filipe: Sweet Memories Of My Grandparents

The jewel of my memories of our grandparents, their late majesties King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV and Queen Halaevalu Mata’aho, is the spectacularly normal display of love shared by two extraordinary people held to majesty by their ...

HON. FREDERICA FILIPE: PEDIGREE PRECEDES PRIVILEGE

In the case of my grandmother, Her Majesty the Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho, her pedigree precedes her privilege. Hailing from an ancestral bloodline that set forth a South Pacific nation, it is essential to embrace the ...

Hon. Frederica Filipe’s Leads Tonga’s Breast Cancer Society

The Tonga Breast Cancer Society was established in 2007, with the steadfast mission for promoting breast cancer awareness to all people in the Kingdom of Tonga. Since its inception, the TBCS has achieved the goal of ...

Hon. Frederica Filipe’s Princess Diaries: Coronation of King Tupou VI

As I go through my daily routine, I cannot help but share in the excitement as the day of Coronation quickly approaches. Villages buzz enthusiastically and homes are beautified for visitors to the Kingdom. There is ...

Hon. Frederica Filipe’s Princess Diaries: LOOK AT ME AND DO WHAT I DO

There is a story that can be etched with a portrait, set of examples and, most especially, a historically rich and fulfilling lecture series. On December 8th, 2014, my mother, Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal, ...

Hon. Frederica Filipe’s Princess Diaries: The Ceremony Of The Pae

The 22nd of October, 2014 will go down in my diary as a very special day for both me and my husband, Johnny, and our families. Both families came together to perform an exchange of traditional ...

Exclusive Interview: Celebrating Pacific Islander Heritage Month With Hon. Frederica Filipe

TWID: What kind of work do you do and what motivates in your (job, career,work)? Hon. Frederica Filipe: I work at the Tongan Prime Minister’s Office. I’ve been employed by the Government of Tonga for almost ...

Exclusive Interview: Kamaishi Seawaves Rugby Player Siosiua Afu

Former Ikale Tahi rugby player, Siosiua Lavamofaoa Afu, is no stranger to the international rugby scene. With experience since age 15, he has managed to earn his place in the competitive sport by consistently growing amongst ...

Cinequest Film Festival 24 Premieres The First Tongan Feature Film On March 7th, 2014

Los Angeles,CA – March 5th, 2014 – The Cinequest Film Festival 2014 will be showcasing a world premiere of the first tongan feature film called When The Man Went South this year on March 7th, 2014. ...

Princess Diaries Season 2: The First Dance

We are each other’s anchor and motivator; we had known and loved each other for five years when we got engaged. Our introduction wasn’t through the Tongan means befitting those of my blood; the means through ...