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

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Happy Veterans Day!

To all of those who have served and continue to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces, so that we may have the freedom that we enjoy, we salute you! *HAND SALUTE* God Bless you all!  HAPPY VETERANS DAY!

Image source:  Jerry Trimble Helicopters

UOG Alumni Reunion - Nov. 23

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

LAC 2019 - Nov. 15 & 16


November 15 and 16, 2019
Friday, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Venue: Pacific Star Hotel (both days)

*Please note that there is a conference fee to attend the LAC. IRA members pay a discounted fee. Be sure to mention that you are an IRA member in order to receive the discounted rate.

**You can also earn 1 graduate credit for recertification purposes. You must be registered for the LAC before you can register for the PD894 LAC course. For course inquiries, e-mail Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera at or


Friday, November 01, 2019

Biba Kumpleanos Fausto!

Biba Kumpleanos to our oldest son in the familia!  You have grown to be a fine young man.  May God Bless you always, and continue to strive for the best!  Hu guiaya hao!  

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Biba Kumpleanos Kinny!

Biba Kumpleanos to our youngest prince in the familia!  We can’t believe you’re now 15 years old!  God bless you always, Kinny.  Hu guaiya hao❣️πŸŽ‚πŸŽΆπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸ’ž

Monday, October 21, 2019

Biba Kumpleanos Hija!

Biba Kumpleanos to our princessa of the familia!  May God bless you always.  Keep striving for the best in all that you do!  Hu Guiaya hao❣️πŸŽ‚πŸŽΆπŸŽ‰πŸŒΈπŸŽˆπŸ’ž

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Amazing performance by Julia & the rest of the Latte Tones & Mangilao Hot Jazz❣️🎢🎡😘

Friday, September 20, 2019

Biba Kumpleanos Mom!

Biba Kumpleanos to the most amazing and beautiful mother in the world!  Mom, you have brought so much nurturing into my life with the purest love that exists.  I can’t imagine my life without you, for without you, I wouldn’t be where I am today.  God bless you always, and enjoy your Special Day!  Hu guaiya hao!  πŸŽ‚πŸ˜πŸŽ‰πŸ˜˜πŸŽΆπŸŒΊπŸŽˆ❤️πŸŽ‰

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Biba Kumpleanos Dad!

Biba Kumpleanos to the most amazing father in the whole world!  I wouldn't be where I am today if it weren't for you.  Si Yu’os Ma’ase’ for your unconditional love and support.  God bless you always, not only on your birthday, but every day.  Hu guaiya hao! πŸŽ‚❤️πŸŽ‰

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Sunday, September 01, 2019

Happy Labor Day!

PIBBA Guam.  The Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) works hard to promote culture and language in the Pacific and beyond.  Kudos to all for all that you do to make an impact in the Pacific.  Pictured L-R sitting:  Dawn Maka, PIBBA Guam President Rosa Salas Palomo, Ewy Taitano, and Bobbie Benavente.  Back row L-R:  Mye-Ganan Flores, Treasurer; Mae Mendiola; Johanna Salinas; Liz Langas; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Webmaster; Remy Chargualaf; Joey Franquez, Historian; and Dr. Deby Ellen, Secretary.

Hafa Adai! May you all have a Happy Labor Day weekend! Hopefully, you’ll be able to enjoy the Labor Day holiday, since there’s no doubt that many of us have exerted much effort to contribute to the betterment of our island. Our genuine commitment to work hard and wisely should not go unnoticed. I salute all of you who sincerely strive to make a difference! Kudos to all!

Rest In Peace, Primo Bill

William "Bill" Reyes Naputi

I recently learned that my first cousin, Bill Reyes Naputi, passed away.  May his soul rest in peace.  We will miss you dearly, Primo!  You are now in a better place with Nana and Tata, in heaven above.  πŸ™πŸ˜’

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Boating Safety Training - August 24 & 31

About Boating Safely (ABS) Training

August 24 & 31, 2019 

8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Venue:  School of Education, University of Guam, Rm. 104B

Sunday, August 04, 2019

GIFLC Promotes Literacy - Aug. 4

Promoting Literacy.  In an effort to promote literacy, Lion Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera (left) and Lion Mae Mendiola (right) of the Guahan Isan Famagu'on Lions Club (GIFLC) met with Guam International Reading Association (IRA) Board Members on August 4, 2019 to discuss literacy activities for Council Year 2019-2020.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

2019 Guam International Coastal Cleanup - Sept. 21

WHAT:  25th Guam International Coastal Cleanup
WHEN:  21 SEPT 2019 at 0630
WHERE: Santos Memorial Park, Piti (located across the 76 Circle K)
WHY:  Volunteer to help keep our community and marine environment clean


POC:  FSO-MS MarLo Santos, 

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Happy 75th Liberation Day!

This Sunday marks Guam's 75th 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 75th Liberation Day, Guahan! Biba Guahan!

Monday, July 15, 2019

San Francisco Snapshots & More!

San Francisco snapshots with familia, friends, and more!  Si Yu'os Ma'ase', Todus!