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Koror, Palau 96940
Phone: 680-088-8577
Fax: 688-488-8578
E-mail: palaulanguage@gmail.com
Website: http://palaulanguagecommission.blogspot.com

Monday, 29 September 2014

5K commemorates Palau's independence

More than 200 runners came out to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Palau's independence by running a 5K held on September 28, 2014 at Chamorro Village in Guam. The race was organized by the Palau Women's Club.

Division Winners:

• Youth male: Zachary Criss (23:34), Isaiah Ngirairikl (46:10).
• Junior male: Andrew Robinson (18:26), Thomas Bargenia (21:06), Lorenzo, Barcinas Jr. (34:34).
• Open male: Derek Mandell (17:28), Ryan Matienzo (17:54), Erik Cortez (22:54).
• Submaster male: Shin Miyagi (18:07), Yosioka Shinjiro (19:41), Jason Young (20:59).
• Master male: Max Kim (21:09), Corman Smau (21:50), Gary Spence (22:00).
• Senior male: Paul Cruz (21:21), In Kwon Baik (23:56), Tamotsu Ito (24:07).
• Grandmaster male: Robert Navarro (25:27), Harry Egtapen (30:04), Johnny Yu (30:18).
• Manamko male: Richard Harvey (26:47), Marsh (37:52).
• 13 and under female: Mikayla Criss (30:49), Erica Aquino (44:15), Kristine Santiago (49:41).
• Junior female: Genina Criss (22:28), Eli Koshiba (26:00), Kaela Panganiban (33:12).
• Open female: Jadyn Shaw (26:45), Jessika Dayrit (27:01), Janine Dayrit (31:45).
• Submaster female: Rhea Macaluso (21:13), Alana Fejerang (27:02), Cheryl Sung (28:06).
• Master female: Namiko Kawasaki (23:08), Kristina Ingvarsson (23:46), Benji Montelya (25:58).
• Senior female: Hisaju Yahiro (26:10), Julie Cruz (26:58), Caroline Sablan (27:20).

Source: guampdn.com

Thursday, 24 July 2014

PLC Researcher and Assistants

Jon Masaichi (center), PLC Researcher, with his assistants, Santini Masaichi (left) and Zachary Ilek, are all smiles at Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera's office at the University of Guam.

PLC Networking in Guam

Jon Masaichi, PLC Researcher with PLC Webmaster, Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, networking on July 25, 2014 at the University of Guam. 

Thursday, 10 July 2014

PIBBA Announces Newly-elected Officers!

Congratulations newly-elected PIBBA International Officers! Pictured L-R: Dr. Jose Q. Cruz, Historian; Gloriana M. Sepe Teuira, Secretary; Rosa Salas Palomo, Treasurer; Alister Tolenoa, President; Theresa "Ewy" Taitano, President-Elect; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Webmaster.  Not pictured is Masa-Aki Emesiochl, Immediate Past President.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Condolences for Ignacia Oilouch

Ignacia Oilouch
PLC Board Member and PLC Former Chair/Vice-Chair 
The PLC family extends its deepest condolences and sympathies to the family of Ignacia Oilouch, our PLC colleague, who 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...

Sunday, 25 May 2014

President Tommy Remengesau Jr. says Keynote Speech at UOG

The University of Guam celebrated the graduation of its 291 students on May 25, 2014 at the UOG Field House. The Commencement Ceremonies featured keynote speaker President Tommy Remengesau Jr. of the Republic of Palau. Remengesau impressed upon the need to preserve island values using modern ideas. Congratulations Spring 2014 graduates!

Sunday, 18 May 2014

33rd Annual International PIBBA Conference - June 22-26, 2014

33rd Annual International PIBBA Conference
June 22-26, 2014
Luta (Rota), CNMI

I LingguÄhi, I Kuttura, I Haligen I Taotao-ta
Mwaliyasch, Kkoosch, Alleghul Aramasasch
The Language, The Culture, The Pillars of Our People

Sponsored by: Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) International and CNMI Chapter

Hafa Adai! PIBBA International proudly announces that the 33rd Annual International PIBBA Conference will be held June 22-26, 2014 in the beautiful island of Luta (Rota), CNMI.

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 make the reservation at your local United Airlines office on or before at least 3 days prior to departure. Travel is to commence on or after June 14, 2014. The travel must be completed on or before July 2, 2014. When making a reservation, mention reference code GC1408.
Click here to view details of the special United Airlines discount.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

PLC-PIBBA-NABE Network- 43rd Annual NABE Conference

The Asian-Pacific Islander Special Interest Group (SIG) Institute was held February 14, 2014 at the 43rd Annual National Association for Bilingual Education Conference hosted in San Diego, California. Pictured L-R: Rosa Salas Palomo, API SIG Chair and Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) International Treasurer; Bianca Koshiba, Republic of Palau; Emily McCue, Idaho; Nancy U. Renguul, Republic of Palau; Dr. Jose Q. Cruz, Presenter-Guam Education Board Chairperson and PIBBA Guam Chapter Historian; Theresa Ililau, Republic of Palau; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Presenter-University of Guam, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and PIBBA International Webmaster; and Chief Janet Ebil Orrukem, Republic of Palau.

Sunday, 2 February 2014

PLC-PIBBA Network - 28th Annual International PIBBA Conference

Pictured above: The 30th Guam Legislature presented a legislative resolution commending the celebration of the 28th Annual International PIBBA Conference on June 22, 2009 at the Guam Marriott Resort and Spa. Pictured above L-R: Dr. Robert Underwood, UOG President and first PIBBA President; Masa-Aki Emesiochl, first PIBBA President-Elect; Juanita Manibusan, PIBBA Conference Co-Chair & 2008-2009 President of PIBBA Guam Chapter; Rosa Salas Palomo, PIBBA Conference Co-Chair & 2008-2009 PIBBA International President-Elect; Senator Tina Muna-Barnes; Frances Sablan, CNMI head delegation; Marilyn Salas, 2008-2009 PIBBA International Secretary; Alister Tolenoa, Kosrae head delegation; and Shelten Neth, 2008-2009 PIBBA International President.

PLC-PIBBA Network - 29th Annual International PIBBA Conference

The Palau Delegation actively participates in the 29th Annual International PIBBA Conference. Pictured front row left to right: Dario Harris, Julita Debngek, Elin Rebluud, Senator Kathy Kesolei, Vivian Schmull, and Jerome Megreos. Second Row L-R: Tem N. Meriang, Kerungil Tellei, and Johnson Joshua. Third Row L-R: Selina Ramon, and Lucia Tabelual.

PLC/PIBBA Webmaster Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera and PIBBA President Masa-Aki Emesiochl

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Ungil Becheserrak!

Ungil Becheserrak!

May the year 2014 bring you abundant blessings filled with much love, joy, peace, and happiness!