2020 PIBBA Conference to be hosted in Pohnpei, FSM

39th Annual International PIBBA Conference

June 2020


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.

Mark your calendar for the 39th Annual International PIBBA Conference in Pohnpei! Stay tuned for more details!

Snapshots of this year's 38th Annual International PIBBA Conference in Palau!


Click on the videos below to view the 37th Annual International PIBBA Conference hosted in Saipan, CNMI

PIBBA 2018 - Part 1

PIBBA 2018 - Part 2

PIBBA 2017 Conference Video

Click on the video below to view the 36th Annual International PIBBA Conference hosted in Pohnpei

Click on the video to hear the PIBBA Song!

Friday, June 28, 2013

YMLG Ladies Auxiliary Donates to PIBBA

The YMLG Ladies Auxiliary donated $500 on June 29, 2013 to support the 32nd Annual International Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) Conference, which will be hosted in Guam on July 21-24, 2013.  Pictured L-R (seated): Dawn Maka, PIBBA Guam Chapter Treasurer; Rosa Salas Palomo, PIBBA Guam Chapter President; Sera Taitano, YMLG auxiliary President; and Lou Benavente, YMLG auxiliary member.  Back row (L-R):  Dr. Ye-Kyoung Kim-Palomo; Liz Langas; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, PIBBA Webmaster; Carmen Weaver; Rufina Mendiola; Lois Taitano Gumataotao; Margaret Palomo, YMLG auxiliary member; Bobbie Manibusan; Nori Flores, YMLG auxiliary member; Dr. Gregorio Tainatongo; Tina Pablo, YMLG auxiliary Treasurer; and Mye Ganan-Flores.

PIBBA Guam Members Continue Planning for 32nd Annual International PIBBA Conference

Pictured L-R (sitting):  Rosa Salas Palomo, PIBBA Guam Chapter President; Dr. Gregorio Tainatongo; and Carmen Weaver.  Back row L-R:  Dawn Maka, PIBBA Guam Treasurer; Rufina Mendiola; Mye Ganan-Flores; Bobbie Manibusan; Liz Langas; Lois Taitano Gumataotao; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, PIBBA Webmaster; and Dr. Ye-Young Kim-Palomo.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

A Message from PIBBA International President Onedera

Håfa Adai PIBBA Family:

As you are gearing up to come to Guam for our 32nd Annual PIBBA International Conference, please be notified of the following matters:

1.  EVERYONE will be participating in the float and march at the 69th Annual Liberation Day parade along Marine Drive.
2.  Everyone must report to Adelup, our meeting place, by 7am, Sunday morning, July 21, 2013.
3.  Each country, through the president of the respective chapters must bring state or country flags (3feet by 5 feet, or 4 feet by 6 feet) that will be fastened on to flag poles and will lead your respective chapters in the marching unit before our float.
4.  Our theme for the Liberation Day Parade is STORIES OF FAITH AND COURAGE.  For the theme, we have decided that each PIBBA family chapters from the islands must choose one famous or well-known legend/story and it must be depicted on top of the float in costume and characterization.  Each country may have up to two (2) individuals to portray this particular feature.  So, whomever is the designee, please prepare by bringing your costumes and a short write-up of what the legend or story is about.  Each president must e-mail me at peteronedera@gmail.comwith the name of the legend and the name of the person/people who will portray these characters.
5.  Please designate a member to carry the state/country flag and another member to carry the PIBBA flag that will be provided for each PIBBA chapter.  Again, from the presidents, I need to have these names.
6.  Please wear a plain white t-shirt to wear underneath the PIBBA t-shirt that will be provided for you.  Each person will also be provided a PIBBA umbrella.  It is recommended that good, comfortable walking shoes and good, comfortable clothing be worn.  Dresses and thick or jean slacks will be extremely hot on the mile and a half parade route.  Likewise with slippers, yore' and high heels are not recommended.  Bring sun screen, too.  Elderly members will be riding on the float.  Drinking water will be provided along the parade route.
7.  Do not forget silent auction items to be a part of the conference proceedings.
8.  Bring your cameras as there'll be lots of picture taking.
9.  Each president is encouraged to bring along a state gift to present to officers and other dignitaries.  We recommend about fifteen items each but this is at your discretion.
10.  For anyone wishing to be nominated to run for PIBBA International officer, please be present at all the general assemblies at the conference.

Please be posted to the PIBBA website for additional directives from me or the other officers.

si peter r. onedera
PIBBA International President

PIBBA DRAG Fundraiser - June 22

The PIBBA, Guam Chapter is sponsoring a fundraiser at the Guam Raceway Park in Yigo on Saturday, June 22, 2013. The proceeds of the DRAG 4 Cultures and Languages fundraiser will go towards the expenses of the 32nd Annual Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association International Conference to be held on July 21-24, 2013 on Guam for educators, particularly indigenous and heritage language educators in the region. The entrance fee is $5 per car and $2 for each spectator. Walkers are $2. Racers pay $2 per race or $10 for unlimited number of races. Gates open 7 p.m., and racing starts at 8:30 p.m. Refreshments will also be sold. Please come and help us raise funds and have a lot of fun! Si Yu’os Ma’åse’!