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!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Kosrae to host 34th PIBBA Conference June 23-25

Tuwoh! The 34th Annual International PIBBA Conference will be hosted June 23-25, 2015 in Kosrae, FSM.

Please visit the PIBBA website later for more updates.
Kuloh ma luhlahp!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Condolences for Santos Family

Matilda Castro Santos

The PIBBA family extends its deepest condolences and sympathies to Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, PIBBA Guam/International Webmaster, on the passing of her grandmother, Matilda Castro Santos.  

Santos, who was born in the southern village of Inarajan, Guam was called to eternal rest at the age of 78 on December 31, 2014 at 10:15 p.m. at Scripps Mercy Hospital in Chula Vista, California.  She is a lifetime member of the Sons and Daughters of Guam Club.

A one-night rosary will be held on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Sons and Daughters of Guam Club located at 334 Willie James Jones Avenue, San Diego, California.

The viewing will be held Friday, January 9, 2015 starting at 10:00 a.m. at Cypress View Mausoleum, Mortuary and Crematory, 3953 Imperial Avenue at 40th Street, San Diego, California 92113.  The funeral is at 11:00 a.m. and the body will be laid to rest at 12:15 p.m.  Immediately after the funeral services, a reception will be held at the Sons and Daughters of Guam Club’s main pavilion.  For more information, contact Joe Santos at 714-299-1765 or Julia Naputi at 619-920-2109.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from around the Pacific! May the year 2015 bring you many blessings filled with much love, joy, peace, and happiness!

Biba Añu Nuebu! – Chamorro

Feliz Año Nuevo! – Spanish
Engan ke ya sasu! - Kosraean

Gung Hay Fat Choy – Chinese
Ungil Beches Er Rak! – Palauan

Selsalan Ebéach e duw! – Yapese
Peren En Parakapw! – Pohnpeian

Hauoli Makahiki Hou – Hawaiian
Pwapwan Ei Ier Mi Fo – Chuukese

Sehe Bokmanee Bateuseyo! – Korean
Maligayang Bagong Taon – Tagalog

Cung-Chuc Tan-Xuan! – Vietnamese
Jeramman ilo iio in ekaal! – Marshallese

Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu – Japanese
Ameseighil ubwutiiwel Layúi Luugh me raagh féé! – Carolinian

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