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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.

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

Saturday, June 12, 2010

UOG-SOE Convocation Held in Loving Memory of Dr. Sweeter Sachuo

The University of Guam SOE Convocation was held in memory of former PIBBA Guam Chapter Treasurer, Dr. Sweeter Sachuo, on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at the Guam Marriott Resort and Spa. Close to 80 candidates were awarded during this special ceremony, and 9 of these graduates hail from other Pacific island entities in Micronesia, including Pohnpei, Yap, and Chuuk.

Dr. Sachuo passed away on April 23, 2010 in Kosrae in the service of UOG-SOE and supporting his beloved FSM. Dr. Sachuo was the first person of Chuukese descent to serve on the SOE faculty. Over the years, he supported students from all walks of life, most especially students from the FSM, to whom he was a shining example of hard work and dedication. We extend to his dear wife, Kinnie Sachuo, also an adjunct faculty of SOE, our deepest and heartfelt condolences. Dr. Sachuo will be missed by all his family, friends, students and colleagues at UOG.

Convocation Snapshots...

In memory of Dr. Sweeter Sachuo

Pictured above L-R: S. Tabita Espina; UOG President Dr. Robert Underwood; UOG SVP Dr. Helen Whippy; and Keynote Speaker Senator Judi Won Pat.

Pictured L-R: Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, PIBBA Webmaster and SOE Alumni Association President; Dr. Lourdes P. Klitzkie, Alumni Advisor; Mae Mendiola, Alumni Treasurer; and Lois T. Gumataotao, Alumni Vice President. Not pictured is Liwanag Dominguez, Alumni Secretary.

SOE graduates proudly receive their certificates.

More SOE graduates proudly receive their certificates.

Thursday, June 10, 2010 Features PIBBA Webmaster Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera

Hafa Adai! Check out the ezine to discover various important and interesting information regarding our beautiful island of Guam and the rest of the wondrous Pacific entities that surround us. The ezine's Publisher, Vera Dela Cruz, and her team have done an inspirational job to keep us informed in the Pacific. In addition, this month's feature story includes an article on yours truly, so I hope you'll take the time to read it at or If you haven't visited yet, visit it now, and I'm confident that you'll enjoy viewing it too! Un Dangkulo Na Si Yu'os Ma'ase'!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

PIBBA Pizza Hut Fundraiser

We'd like to thank all of those who supported us during our Pizza Hut Fundraiser held on May 18, 2010. Un Dangkulo Na Si Yu'os Ma'ase'!