"Our Language & Culture are The Roots of Our Lives"
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!
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.
Please visit the PIBBA website later for more updates.
SI YU'OS MA'ASE'!
Snapshots of last year's 36th Annual International PIBBA Conference in Pohnpei
PIBBA 2013 Conference
Monday, 30 June 2014
The 33rd Annual Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) Conference was a success! The conference theme, "I Lingguåhi, I Kuttura, I Haligen I Taotao-ta ~ Mwaliyasch, Kkoosch, Alleghul Aramasasch ~ The Language, The Culture, The Pillars of Our People" was highlighted in each of the conference days from June 22-26, 2014 in Luta, CNMI. Each day featured the gathering of 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.”
Congratulations to this year's Teacher of the Year (TOY) and Pioneer of the Year (POY)! Barbara Manibusan was selected for the prestigious 2014 TOY and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera was selected for the distinguished 2014 POY. Manibusan, who serves as a Chamorro teacher, has held various PIBBA Guam executive positions. Dr. Rivera, who serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Guam, is the webmaster for both local and PIBBA International organizations.
PIBBA Guam 2014 Teacher of the Year
|Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera|
PIBBA Guam 2014 Pioneer of the Year
Monday, 9 June 2014
The PIBBA family extends its deepest condolences and sympathies to the Sachuo family, as former PIBBA Guam member and University of Guam SOE Professor, Kinney Sachuo, passed away. Rosary is being prayed nightly at 7:00 p.m. at the family residence in Mangga Court. She will be buried June 21, 2014. God Bless her and the family. May she rest in peace.
Sunday, 8 June 2014
The PIBBA family extends its deepest condolences and sympathies to the Flores family, as long-time PIBBA Guam member, Terry Flores, lost her beloved daughter, Jackie Taitano, on June 6, 2014. Rosary is being prayed nightly at her daughter's residence at 8:00 p.m. in I Sengsong Road, Dededo. A sign is posted on the main road. Her funeral will be held on Monday, June 16, 2014 at Santa Barbara Church, Dededo. God Bless her and the family. May the dearly departed rest in peace.
Wednesday, 4 June 2014
The Guam Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) Guam Chapter announces the:
PHOTOGRAPHY ART Contest in progress now, to produce a special calendar promoting pride in cultures and languages of the Pacific region.
THEME: Unique Photos of our Pacific Island Cultures
Photo images can depict any themes. Please include name of photoartist and location of photo.
Entries must be sent electronically (attach photo) to Dr. Arn Diaz, email@example.com . Winning images will be placed into calendar, for sale at the 2014 Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) Conference and in 2015 (Kosrae). PIBBA Guam Chapter reserves the rights to use entries in future fundraising projects, with notification and kudos to photoartists.
The contest is open to students, parents, teachers, and educators who support the PIBBA International Chapters; up to 3 photos per individual can be submitted to the Calendar Committee.
Winners will receive a complimentary copy of the calendar, one PIBBA t-shirt, and will be given special recognition at the annual conference. Enter a photo and join in the fun! Good Luck!
Please direct your inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (671) 483-6426 for more information.