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.

Please visit the PIBBA website later for more updates.


Snapshots of last year's 36th Annual International PIBBA Conference in Pohnpei

PIBBA 2013 Conference Video

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

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

PIBBA International Treasurer Wins CNMI Election!

Senator Jovita Maratita "Jovie" Taimanao

Senator Taimanao, who also serves as the PIBBA International Treasurer, is all smiles at the 28th Annual International PIBBA Conference held in Guam.

We are proud to announce that our very own PIBBA International Treasurer, Jovita Maratita "Jovie" Taimanao, won a senate seat in the CNMI Election held November 7, 2009! Senator Taimanao ran as an Independent in the First Senatorial District of Rota. She serves as the Legislative Secretary of the 17th Northern Marianas Commonwealth Legislature and is the Chair of the Fiscal Affairs Committee.

Taimanao provided the following Mission Statement, which is posted on the Northern Marianas Commonwealth Legislature website:

"The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands needs legislators to restore the integrity and honesty of government, a positive living environment, and a caring community. Our People have given me a sacred trust to work for our islands’ families, grandparents and grandchildren. I will respect the wisdom of those before and the future of those to follow. I will discharge this trust through legislative policy, constituent services and the way we treat each other, guided by principles of CHANGE:

· Doing what is fair, honest, transparent, and in the best interest of the people.

· Restoring public trust in our government.

· Promoting revenue increase through local business and outside investments.

· Preserving our culture and language.

· Fostering good work ethic and communications between our islands’ public officials.

· Exploring innovative and new measures to secure quality education, healthcare, and public safety.

In all that I do, my purpose will be to allow the family to be strengthened by keeping more of what they earn, assuring jobs and their future with sound financial policies; restoring common sense to law and regulation; and, to promote decision-making at the level closest to the people-our communities, districts and most importantly our homes."

We are very proud of Senator Taimanao, and we are confident that she will uphold her mission and further promote the goals of the Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association! BIBA PIBBA!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Snapshots of PIBBA Car Wash

Pictured above: PIBBA International President Rosa Salas Palomo and PIBBA Volunteer Julia Naputi Rivera

Pictured above: PIBBA International Members Zander Refilong, Mye Ganan-Flores, and Risa Salas-Miguel

Pictured above: PIBBA International Members Carmen Weaver, Terry Flores & Granddaughter

Pictured above: PIBBA International Member Dawn Maka and Rosalie Lujan

Pictured above: PIBBA International Members Carmen Weaver and Terri Flores

Pictured above: PIBBA International Webmaster Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera

Pictured above: PIBBA International Member Joe Mafnas

Pictured above: PIBBA Local Chapter President Juanita Manibusan and granddaughter Angela

Pictured above: PIBBA Volunteer Rick San Nicolas "Mr. SN"

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Biba Anu Nuebo (Chamorro)

Maligayang Bagong Taon (Tagalog)

Pwapwan Ei Ier Mi Fo (Chuukese)

Jeramman ilo iio in ekaal (Marshallese)

Parakapw Mwahu (Pohnpeian)

Ameseighil ubwutiiwel Layui Luugh me raagh fee (Carolinian)

Engan ke ya sasu (Kosraean)

Selsalan Ebeach e duw (Yapese)

Ungil Becheserrak (Palauan)

Akemashite Omedeto Gozaimasu (Japanese)

Feliz Ano Nuevo (Spanish)

Hau'oli Makahiki Hou (Hawaiian)

Sut dal kum mum (Korean)

Gung Hay Fat Choy (Chinese)

Chúc Mung Nam Moi (Vietnamese)

May the year 2010 bring you abundant blessings filled with much love, joy, peace, and happiness!