We are pleased to announce that PIBBA Conference participants will be
given a special discount. However, you must make the reservation at your local United Airlines office during the travel period of June 18, 2017 to July 8, 2017. The travel must also be completed by July 8, 2017. When making a reservation, mention reference code GC1705. Click here to view details of the special United Airlines discount.
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.
PIBBA Conference Chair:
Senator Shelten G. Neth, President, PIBBA International
Happy New Year from around the Pacific! May the year 2017 bring you many blessings filled with much love, joy, peace, and happiness!
HAPPY NEW YEAR! - English Biba Añu Nuebu! – Chamorro Feliz Año Nuevo! – Spanish Peren En Parakapw! – Pohnpeian Engan ke ya sasu! - Kosraean Jeramman ilo iio in ekaal! – Marshallese Pwapwan Ei Ier Mi Fo – Chuukese Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu – Japanese Ungil Beches Er Rak! – Palauan Selsalan Ebéach e duw! – Yapese Maligayang Bagong Taon – Tagalog Hauoli Makahiki Hou – Hawaiian Sehe Bokmanee Bateuseyo! – Korean Gung Hay Fat Choy – Chinese Cung-Chuc Tan-Xuan! – Vietnamese Ameseighil ubwutiiwel Layúi Luugh me raagh féé! – Carolinian
The PIBBA family extends its deepest condolences and sympathies to the family of John Rosario of Pohnpei, cousin of former PIBBA Teacher of the Year, Dr. Gregorio Tainatongo, and uncle of PIBBA Webmaster and former PIBBA Pioneer of the Year, Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera. Rosario left this Earth in the early morning of July 27, 2016, Pohnpei time. He will always be remembered. God Bless him and his family. May he rest in peace.
We will always remember in our hearts, John Rosario...
John Rosario and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera at a Rosario Family Gathering in Pohnpei
Rosario Family Gathering/Sakau Ceremony in Pohnpei. Pictured L-R: Francisco Rosario; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, PIBBA Webmaster; Marcus Rosario (seated); Augusta Rosario; and Clara Rosario. In spirit was Dr. Rivera's great-great grandfather, Ignacio Rosario Tainatongo.