Hafa Adai! PIBBA International proudly announces that the 37th Annual International PIBBA Conference will be held June 25-29, 2018 in the beautiful island of Saipan, CNMI. We hope to see you there!
Sponsored by: Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) International and CNMI Chapter
The PIBBA Conference is an annual event in which Western Pacific educators are provided with opportunities for professional growth and cultural enrichment. This year's conference offers a wonderful selection of traditional, innovative, and practical workshops, presented by creative and imaginative educators and cultural leaders from the Pacific islands.
The PIBBA Guam Chapter continued its service in celebration of CHamoru Month at the Hagatna Public Library's Saturday Story Hour on March 24, 2012 with coconut weaving conducted by Dr. Greg Tainatongo & grandchildren, stories by Bobbie Benavente & Liz Langas, chants by Toni Salas & Lois Gumataotao, cultural activities by Zan Refilong & Professor Palomo. The PIBBA Guam Chapter also conducted cultural presentations at the Navy Exchange with Professor Palomo's White Lady story, Malia Ramirez's Puntan & Fu'una legend/song/dance, and Dr. Rivera's Guahan/Mangga/Flores poem presentations, with the assistance of Mye Ganan-Flores and Bobbie Manibusan. What a busy, yet rewarding cultural day! BIBA PIBBA! BIBA MES CHAMORU! Enjoy the following snapshots taken during this culture-packed day!
PIBBA's Saturday Story on March 17, 2012 began with PIBBA Webmaster Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera reading a book on Rainbow Fish. She then asked for the children to think about the fish (guihan) and see how it relates to the story of Sirena. Thereafter, she read the story of Sirena, which captivated the children. The Read Aloud culminated with a coloring activity of Sirena and gluing of scales on the bottom half of Sirena to give her a 3D affect. The children had a meaningful literacy experience! Enjoy the following snapshots taken during this PIBBA cultural literacy event!
The PIBBA Guam meeting held March 17, 2012 was meaningful, as we discussed details of PIBBA events and logistics pertaining to the upcoming PIBBA Conference in Pohnpei. In particular, among the topics discussed were hosting of Monday's Inachaigen Fino CHamoru Fina'se'pe, Mes CHamoru activities at the Nieves M. Flores Hagatna Public Library, fundraising activities towards PIBBA Pohnpei, PIBBA Guam Chapter Conference presenters, air fare, hotel/car reservations, gift baskets, PIBBA Constitution and by-laws committee report, and other important PIBBA news. The next meeting will be held Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Center for Independent Living. Enjoy the following snapshots taken during the meeting!
PIBBA Guam members took the time to support the University of Guam's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences' Inacha'igen Fino' CHamoru (CHamoru Language Competition) on Monday, March 12, 2012. The individual competition was held on Monday, and the rest of the competition will continue on UOG's Charter Day,
Tuesday, March 13, 2012. Enjoy the following snapshots taken during the
March 12 competition, as well as PIBBA's hosting of a small feast for