"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.

Please visit the PIBBA website later for more updates.


PIBBA 2018 Invitation

PIBBA 2018 Invitation

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

Thursday, September 29, 2011

24th Guam Micronesia Island Fair

The 24th Guam Micronesia Island Fair will be held October 14-16, 2011 at the Ypao Beach Park, Tumon. It will showcase and celebrate the rich cultures of Micronesia, including the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of Belau, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Nauru, Kiribati, and Guam.

The Fair will highlight cultural presentations from each delegation with an emphasis on regional unity toward the development of the agriculture and tourism industries. This year's theme is "Celebrating the Dance and Song of Micronesia." Join us as we gather with our brothers and sisters from Micronesia to share our unique customs and traditions. You will be treated to the sights and sounds of historical perspectives and celebration, including festive music, dance, singing, storytelling, art, food, and more!

Date and Time

Friday, October 14, 2011 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 15, 2011 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 16, 2011 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Admission is FREE!

For more information, please email

Rules & Regulations

NO pets are allowed on Fair grounds.
NO outside food, beverages, or coolers.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

TESOL has a new name: TESOL International Association

TESOL has a new name: TESOL International Association

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages is now TESOL International Association. The TESOL Board of Directors approved the name change after many months of discussion and deliberation. The TESOL Board also recently approved a new three-year strategic plan as well as a new credo and updated core values. In addition to the new name, TESOL has also launched a new logo and later this fall, the association will launch a brand new website. The full press release is available on the TESOL website. To comment on these changes, please visit TESOL President Christine Coombe's blog.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

In Memory of Roque Taimanglo

We extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family of Roque Taimanglo, brother of Julia Shore, a long-time PIBBA member. Taimanglo passed away on September 1, 2011. He is the son of Jesus and Tan Ana Taimanglo "(Tan Anan Tuncap), and grand uncle to Bob and Percy Salas of Yigo and Rosaline and Michael Clement of Piti. He is the eldest brother of Cecilia T. San Agustin and Julia Shore. He is also a retired Comptroller of the Guam International Airport Authority.

There are no evening rosaries but on Friday, September 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., a final farewell will be held at St. Williams Church in Tumon. God Bless Roque, and may he rest in peace.

Sunday, September 4, 2011



You are invited to the launch of the new book titled, ESTORIAN INALAHAN: HISTORY OF A SPANISH-ERA VILLAGE IN GUAM, written by Dr. Judy Flores. Please see the details below.

WHEN: Friday, September 9, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Historic Lujan House - Guam Preservation Trust (Behind the Guam Legislature Building, Hagatna)

For more information about the book, highlight and click on this link:

There is a special discount on advance orders from now until September 10,
at $30 each. The regular price after this advance sale will be $39.

Orders may be placed at Framed, Etc. Gallery in Anigua, or through, by following the above link.