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36th Annual International PIBBA Conference

OUR PACIFIC VOICES!

June 25-29, 2017

POHNPEI, FSM


Sponsored by: Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) International and Pohnpei 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.


PIBBA Conference Chair:


Senator Shelten G. Neth, President, PIBBA International

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.... For information, e-mail Senator Neth at chairman@mail.fm or pibba.international@gmail.com


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Download Indigenous Teacher of the Year Packet


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We are pleased to announce that PIBBA Conference participants will be
given a special discount. However, you must make the reservation at your local United Airlines office during the travel period of June 18, 2017 to July 8, 2017. The travel must also be completed by July 8, 2017. When making a reservation, mention reference code GC1705.
Click here to view details of the special United Airlines discount.

Snapshots of last year's 35th Annual International PIBBA Conference in Guam


PIBBA 2013 Conference Video

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

Monday, April 26, 2010

Snapshots of PIBBA fundraiser at the Banana Festival April 23-25, 2010*

Pictured above: Dr. Jose Q. Cruz, PIBBA International Historian and Local Chapter Member; Joe Mafnas, PIBBA International and Local Chapter Member; Toni Salas, PIBBA International Member and PIBBA Local Historian; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, PIBBA Webmaster; and Tony "Malia" Ramirez, PIBBA International Member.




Pictured L-R: Joe Mafnas, PIBBA International and Local Chapter Member; Toni Salas, PIBBA International Member and PIBBA Local Historian; Carmen Weaver, PIBBA International and Local Chapter Member; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, PIBBA Webmaster; Mye Ganan-Flores, PIBBA International and Local Chapter Member; and Tony "Malia" Ramirez, PIBBA International Member.



Talofofo Banana Festival Display




Talofofo Banana Festival Performance

Pictured above L-R: PIBBA International and Local Chapter Members Joe Mafnas and Risa Salas-Miguel.

Pictured above L-R: Ana Leon Guerrero, Micronesian Language Institute Project participant; and Risa Salas-Miguel, PIBBA International and Local Chapter Member.


The Famous PIBBA Water Sign


Pictured above L-R: Dr. Jose Q. Cruz, PIBBA International Historian and Local Chapter Member; Joe Mafnas, PIBBA International and Local Chapter Member; Bobbie Manibusan, PIBBA International and Local Chapter Member; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, PIBBA Webmaster; Dr. Greg Tainatongo, PIBBA International and Local Chapter Member; and Toni Salas, PIBBA International Member and PIBBA Local Historian.

*Not pictured are Rosa Salas Palomo, PIBBA International President; Zander Refilong, PIBBA International and Local Chapter Member; and Julia Shore, PIBBA International and Local Chapter Member.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

In Loving Memory of Dr. Sweeter Sachuo

The PIBBA family extends its deepest sympathies and condolences to the family of Dr. Sweeter Sachuo, UOG School of Education Associate Professor of Secondary Education and PIBBA supporter for many years. He was called to his eternal rest on April 23, 2010. He will always be remembered. God Bless him and his family. May he rest in peace.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Snapshots of PIBBA Car Wash #4 on April 18, 2010 at Mangilao Shell Station

The last car wash was held today, April 18, 2010 for the PIBBA members who will be going to the RMI. It was a small turn out, but those who volunteered worked diligently to wash as many cars as they possibly could. In fact, Dr. Rivera's shoe even broke in the process! This didn't stop her and the rest of the volunteers from completing their mission, as shown in the pictures below. Kudos to them all! BIBA PIBBA!



Pictured above L-R: Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, PIBBA Webmaster; Mye Ganan-Flores, PIBBA International and Local Chapter Member; Bobbie Manibusan, PIBBA International and Local Chapter Member; Joe Mafnas, PIBBA International and Local Chapter Member; and Dr. Jose Q. Cruz, PIBBA International Historian and Local Chapter Member.




Pictured above: Bobbie Manibusan, PIBBA International and Local Chapter Member, strikes a pose during the PIBBA car wash.




Pictured above: PIBBA Webmaster Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera




Pictured above: Dr. Jose Q. Cruz, PIBBA International Historian and Local Chapter Member; and PIBBA International and Local Chapter Members Joe Mafnas and Bobbie Manibusan (back).




Pictured above: Dr. Jose Q. Cruz, PIBBA International Historian and Local Chapter Member; and PIBBA International and Local Chapter Members Joe Mafnas and Mye Ganan-Flores.



Pictured above: Dr. Jose Q. Cruz, PIBBA International Historian and Local Chapter Member, holds car wash supplies and part of Dr. Rivera's shoe that came apart. The PIBBA members that volunteered agreed that "it was a sign of hard work!"




Pictured above: Zander Refilong, PIBBA International and Local Chapter Member and PIBBA Volunteers Mike Refilong, Ytosi Lika, Anchain Papa, and Martin Refilong, help to wrap up the PIBBA car wash.




The Last PIBBA Car Wash Crew: Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, PIBBA Webmaster; Mye Ganan-Flores, PIBBA International and Local Chapter Member; Bobbie Manibusan, PIBBA International and Local Chapter Member; Joe Mafnas, PIBBA International and Local Chapter Member; and Dr. Jose Q. Cruz, PIBBA International Historian and Local Chapter Member.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

PIBBA Webmaster Receives Second Doctorate Degree

Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera




Our very own PIBBA webmaster, Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, received a nice Easter gift last week when she passed her orals and completed all doctoral requirements for California Coast University (CCU). CCU is a nationally accredited university and more information about the institution can be found by visiting http://www.calcoast.edu/. She received her second doctorate degree in Education! Her dissertation is titled Toward the Development of a Model Program Using Digital Storytelling to Build Schema of English Language Learners in Guam.

Dr. Rivera said that she will share her research with fellow ESL teachers to empower them to use the model program she researched, so that they can further strengthen their instruction for English Language Learners. Although her research focused on ELLs, she said that the model program can be used with all students across the grade levels.

Congratulations, Dr. Rivera, on a job well done! You have earned the famous PIBBA Banana Split!

Snapshots of PIBBA fundraiser at the Malesso Water Festival March 26-28, 2010

Pictured above L-R: Tony "Malia" Ramirez, PIBBA International Member; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, PIBBA webmaster; Joe Mafnas, PIBBA International & Local Chapter Member; and Dr. Jose Q. Cruz, PIBBA International Historian & Local Chapter Member.




Pictured above L-R: Joe Mafnas, PIBBA International & Local Chapter Member; and Dr. Jose Q. Cruz, PIBBA International Historian & Local Chapter Member.




Pictured above L-R: Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, PIBBA webmaster; Toni Salas, PIBBA International Member and PIBBA Local Historian; Mye Ganan-Flores, PIBBA International and Local Chapter Member; and Dr. Jose Q. Cruz, PIBBA International Historian & Local Chapter Member.




Pictured above L-R: Toni Salas, PIBBA International Member & PIBBA Local Historian; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, PIBBA webmaster; and Joe Mafnas, PIBBA International & Local Chapter Member.




Pictured above L-R: Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, PIBBA webmaster; Joe Mafnas, PIBBA International & Local Chapter Member; and Dr. Jose Q. Cruz, PIBBA International Historian & Local Chapter Member.




Pictured above: Joe Mafnas, organizer for the PIBBA water fundraiser, PIBBA International & Local Chapter Member.