"Our Language & Culture are the Roots of Our Lives"

Snapshots of this year's 37th Annual International PIBBA Conference in Saipan, CNMI

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!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

33rd Annual PIBBA International Conference Meaningful!

The 33rd Annual Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) Conference was a success! The conference theme, "I Lingguåhi, I Kuttura, I Haligen I Taotao-ta ~ Mwaliyasch, Kkoosch, Alleghul Aramasasch ~ The Language, The Culture, The Pillars of Our People" was highlighted in each of the conference days from June 22-26, 2014 in Luta, CNMI. Each day featured the gathering of everyone singing the PIBBA song, which includes all the languages of the region, such as the following chorus: “Iokwe, Raan Annim, Kaselehlia, Alii, Aloha, Olomwaay, Hafa Dei, Tuwoh, Mogethin, Talofa.”

Deep gratitude goes out to all PIBBA Conference steering committee members, and all the entities that joined us to make the 32nd Annual PIBBA Conference a memorable event that will always be remembered! Un Dangkulo Na Si Yu’os Ma’ase’! Kalahngan! Kommol tata! Kinissow! Mesulang! Kammagar!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Condolences for the Flores/Taitano Families

The PIBBA family extends its deepest condolences and sympathies to the Flores family, as long-time PIBBA Guam member, Terry Flores, lost her beloved daughter, Jackie Taitano, on June 6, 2014.  Rosary is being prayed nightly at her daughter's residence at 8:00 p.m. in I Sengsong Road, Dededo. A sign is posted on the main road.  Her funeral will be held on Monday, June 16, 2014 at Santa Barbara Church, Dededo.  God Bless her and the family. May the dearly departed rest in peace.

Condolences for the Sachuo Family

The PIBBA family extends its deepest condolences and sympathies to the Sachuo family, as former PIBBA Guam member and University of Guam SOE Professor, Kinney Sachuo, passed away.  Rosary is being prayed nightly at 7:00 p.m. at the family residence in Mangga Court.  She will be buried June 21, 2014.  God Bless her and the family. May she rest in peace.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Condolences for Ignacia Oilouch

Ignacia Oilouch
PIBBA International Member, PLC Board Member ,and PLC Former Chair/Vice-Chair 
The PIBBA family extends its deepest condolences and sympathies to the family of Ignacia Oilouch, former PIBBA International member and Palau Language Commission (PLC) Board Member.  Oilouch left this Earth on May 27, 2014.  She served as the first Board Member of the newly-established Palau Language Commission.on September 16, 2009.  She also served as the PLC Chair and Vice-Chair in 2012.  We are grateful for her contribution to preserve the Palauan language.  God Bless her and the family.  May she rest in peace.

We will always remember our dear friend and colleague, Ignacia Oilouch...

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

PIBBA Guam Photography Art Contest

The Guam Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) Guam Chapter announces the:

PHOTOGRAPHY ART Contest in progress now, to produce a special calendar promoting pride in cultures and languages of the Pacific region.    
THEME:  Unique Photos of our Pacific Island Cultures

Photo images can depict any themes.  Please include name of photoartist and location of photo.

Entries must  be sent electronically (attach photo) to Dr. Arn Diaz, .  Winning images will be placed into calendar, for sale at the 2014 Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) Conference and in 2015 (Kosrae).  PIBBA Guam Chapter reserves the rights to use entries in future fundraising  projects, with notification and kudos to photoartists.

The contest is open to students, parents, teachers, and educators who support the PIBBA International Chapters; up to 3 photos per individual can be submitted to the Calendar Committee. 

Winners will receive a complimentary copy of the calendar, one PIBBA t-shirt, and will be given special recognition at the annual conference.  Enter a photo and join in the fun!  Good Luck!

Please direct your inquiries to or call (671) 483-6426 for more information.