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34th Annual International PIBBA Conference
June 23-25, 2015
Utwe Elementary School
Kosrae, FSM


Kahs ac Facsin Lasr: Orekmakihn Ohiyen Luti Ma Wo Emet in Sang Ahkwoye Kapkapwack Ke Etwacack
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Promoting Language and Culture:

Effective Practices for Teaching, Learning, Assessment and Research
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Sponsored by: Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) International and Kosrae Chapter
Kosrae DOE
Office of the Governor
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Tuwoh! PIBBA International proudly announces that the 34th Annual International PIBBA Conference will be held June 23-25, 2015 in the beautiful island of Kosrae, FSM. We hope to see you there, and please stay tuned for more information.
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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.

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We are pleased to announce that PIBBA Conference participants will be
given a special discount. However, the travel must be completed on or before July 2, 2015. When making a reservation, mention reference code GC1511.

Click here to view details of the special United Airlines discount.

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PIBBA 2013 Conference Video

Click on the video below to view the 32nd Annual International PIBBA Conference hosted in Guam on PhotoPeach

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Condolences for Macaranas Family


The PIBBA family extends its deepest condolences and sympathies to the family of William “Bill” Iglesias Macaranas, former PIBBA President.  He passed away April 12, 2015.  May Bill's family members be comforted with loving memories.  He is now resting in the peaceful arms of our Savior.

Monday, May 11, 2015

PIBBA Contribution: Storytelling with SSHS Students

In an effort to promote PIBBA members' skills in educational/ charitable activities, PIBBA Guam President Dr. Arlene Diaz, has been instrumental in training Simon Sanchez High School (SSHS) students to effectively read environmental books to promote soil & water conservation with children's literature.  SSHS students will be reading at Nieves Flores Memorial Library each Saturday this month, and earn service learning credit.  Saina Ma’ase’, Dr. Arn!  BIBA PIBBA!


Dr. Arlene Diaz, PIBBA Guam President, trains SSHS students to effectively read environmental books.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

28th Annual Guam Micronesia Island Fair

May 15, 2015 - May 17, 2015 

Location: Governor Joseph Flores Memorial Park (Ypao)
Address: 401 Pale San Vitores Road, Tumon, Guam 96913
Times: From: 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Admission: Free
Phone: 671-646-5278
Email:info@visitguam.org



The Guam Micronesia Island Fair is the annual signature cultural event of the Guam Visitors Bureau, showcasing the vibrant cultures of Micronesia. 
Experience the culture and arts of Micronesia in one exciting weekend on May 15,16 & 17. Known for the best diving in the world and just a few short hours from Asia are thousands of islands that span the west Pacific, known as Micronesia.

For over a quarter century, delegations from the Federated States of Micronesia, Rota, Saipan and Tinian and the republics of Kiribati, Nauru, the Marshall Islands and Palau, have gathered on Guam to commemorate the region's largest cultural event. Meet Micronesia's master carvers, blacksmiths, traditional fishing experts, jewelers, weavers, dancers, musicians and chefs and see first hand customs that have been in place and perpetuated for the millennia.

Source:  http://www.visitguam.com

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Guam Literary Arts Announces Its Informational Website

More information on the Guam Literary Arts Committee for the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts can be found on its informational website at https://sites.google.com/site/guamliteraryarts.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Easter Greetings!


Have a blessed Easter with family and friends!