"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.


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

Monday, January 16, 2012

Condolences for Judge Ramon Diaz

The PIBBA family extends its deepest condolences and sympathies to the family of Judge Ramon V. "Pappy" Diaz, our PIBBA friend and father-in-law of PIBBA Guam Chapter President-Elect Dr. Arlene Camacho Salas Diaz. Pappy left this earth on January 15, 2012. He leaves behind "Mammy", his wife of 64 years, and 9 children, Marilu Martinez, Mariles Benevente, MariLen Artero, MariBel Chandler, MariAnn Carr, MariCar Davis, Tony, Vince and Ramon "Butch" Diaz. Pappy is now eternally joined with Carlos Diaz, his eldest son and the late husband of Dr. Arn Diaz. He retired from the Superior Court of Guam. He served on the bench from 1980 until 1994. He was the first Filipino appointed to the Guam Judiciary. He was also a Catholic deacon. He will always be remembered. God Bless him and his family. May he rest in peace. Masses are held nightly at the Agana Cathedral Basilica at 6:00 p.m., followed by the rosary at 6:30 p.m.
The funeral mass will be at 1:00 pm at the Hagatna Cathedral Basilica, on  Wednesday, January 25, 2012.  Viewing will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  For those who live in the Dededo area, you can come pay respects at the Santa Barbara Church, Tuesday evening during the Deacon's Vigil, 7:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m.  

Thursday, January 5, 2012

PIBBA/Ginen I Hila Story Hour at the Hagatna Public Library

PIBBA, in conjunction with Ginen I Hila, will be providing storytelling/arts and crafts on February 4, 11, 18, and 25 at the Hagatna Public Library. The story hour is from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Join us for a culturally-enriched celebration of stories!

UOG's 60th Anniversary!

Join us as we celebrate UOG's 60th Anniversary! For more information, visit

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy New Year!

Felis Anu Nuebu (Chamorro)

Feliz Ano Nuevo (Spanish)

Parakapw Mwahu (Pohnpei)

Ungil Becheserrak (Palau)

Akemashite Omedeto Gozaimasu (Japanese)

Hau'oli Makahiki Hou (Hawaiian)

Sut dal kum mum (Korean)

Gung Hay Fat Choy (Chinese)

Chúc Mung Nam Moi (Vietnamese)

May the year 2012 bring you abundant blessings filled with much love, joy, peace, and happiness!

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