"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!
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.
We are pleased to announce that PIBBA Conference participants will be given a special discount. However, you must present your conference registration form and make the reservation at your local United Airlines office during the travel period of June 18, 2018 to July 6, 2018. The travel must also be completed by July 6, 2018. When making a reservation, mention reference code GC1805. Click here to view details of the special United Airlines discount.
The PIBBA family extends its deepest condolences and sympathies to the family of John Rosario of Pohnpei, cousin of former PIBBA Teacher of the Year, Dr. Gregorio Tainatongo, and uncle of PIBBA Webmaster and former PIBBA Pioneer of the Year, Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera. Rosario left this Earth in the early morning of July 27, 2016, Pohnpei time. He will always be remembered. God Bless him and his family. May he rest in peace.
We will always remember in our hearts, John Rosario...
John Rosario and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera at a Rosario Family Gathering in Pohnpei
Rosario Family Gathering/Sakau Ceremony in Pohnpei. Pictured L-R: Francisco Rosario; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, PIBBA Webmaster; Marcus Rosario (seated); Augusta Rosario; and Clara Rosario. In spirit was Dr. Rivera's great-great grandfather, Ignacio Rosario Tainatongo.