Be the change you want to see in this world

"Winning starts in the mind. Whatever the mind can conceive, it will achieve."
-Joaquin Nangauta Naputi

"Be the change you want to see in the world."
-Mahatma Gandhi

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Certificate of Recognition for IRA Presidency

Monday, August 06, 2018

Biba Kumpleanos Hermana!

Biba Kumpleanos to my younger sister Felicia!  We are blessed to have you in our lives.  Enjoy your Special Day & God bless you always!  Hu guaiya hao!  🎂❤️🎉😘🎈

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Ta Tuge' Mo'na Writer's Workshop - August 4

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Glad to be back, but still in much pain from the surgery

Staying 3 weeks at St. Luke’s Hospital in the Philippines for tests, surgery, and recovery was not what I had planned for this summer, but everything happens for a reason.  Thank God I made it out alive, although I’m still in deep pain.  Fortunately, I had my oldest son and parents, who flew in from San Diego, to take care of me when I could barely move, walk, etc.  I ran into some old friends & relatives I haven’t seen for ages.  I also made new friends while waiting for various appointments.  With love, support, and prayers from family and friends, I am gradually getting better, one day at a time.  Un Dangkulo Na Si Yu’os Ma’ase’, Todu!  I missed many opportunities to take photos, but here are a few that were taken.  God bless. 🙏😘

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Happy 74th Liberation Day, Guam!

This Saturday marks Guam's 74th Liberation Day! The island's annual liberation parade on July 21 is traditionally packed with crowds to celebrate Guam's freedom from Japan's cruel occupation. As part of our patriotism, we continue to celebrate and thank those who have served or are currently serving in the Armed Forces to fight for the freedom that we enjoy today!

Happy 74th Liberation Day, Guahan! Biba Guahan!

Monday, July 09, 2018

Remembering the PIBBA 2017 Conference

Click on the video below to view the 36th Annual International Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) Conference hosted in Pohnpei.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Congratulations Newly-Elected PIBBA International Officers!

President - Janet Ebil Orrukem (Palau)
President-Elect - Chuuk Chapter
Secretary - Jenny Megofna (Saipan, CNMI)
Treasurer - Rosa Salas Palomo (Guam)
Historian - Jovie Taimanao (Rota, CNMI)
Webmaster - Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera (Guam)
Immediate Past President - Frances Sablan (Saipan, CNMI)

37th PIBBA Annual International Conference a Success!

The 37th Annual Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) Conference was a success! The conference theme, Our Language & 
Culture are the Roots of Our Lives, was highlighted in each of the conference days from June 25-29, 2018. It was natural to hear everyone singing the PIBBA song, which includes all the languages of the region, such as the following chorus: “Iokwe, Raan Annim, Kaselehlia, Alii, Aloha, Olomwaay, Hafa Dei, Tuwoh, Mogethin, Talofa.”

Among the entities that attended the conference are CNMI, Republic of Palau, Pohnpei, Hawaii, and Guam. The mission of PIBBA is to bring these entities together to promote cultural and language activities by disseminating information, involving communities, and encouraging quality education programs through the western Pacific.

Deep gratitude goes out to all PIBBA Conference steering committee members, and all the entities that joined us to make the 37th Anuual PIBBA Conference a memorable event that will always be remembered! Kalahngan! Si Yu’os Ma’ase’! Mesulang! Kuloh!  Kinissow! Kommol! Kammagar!

Enjoy the following PIBBA Snapshots!