In memory of our beloved past PIBBA Presidents, Officers and members, we especially dedicate this web site to you. We commend you for your service to our Pacific entities of Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan, Tinian, Rota), Federated States of Micronesia (Pohnpei, Chuuk, Kosrae, Yap), Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau, Hawaii, and American Samoa. You were instrumental in bringing together our island entities to promote culture, language, and quality education. We are comforted knowing that you are in a grander place, up in heaven.
You will always remain in our hearts...
Reverend Gideon G. Neth
Dr. Rita Hocog Inos
Manuel "Manny" Villagomez
Dr. Sweeter Sachuo
Maria Teresita Cruz George
Dolores (Ling) Aldan Ichihara Mariano
Jesus Ayuyu Songsong
Linda Aguon Teodosio Edward
Dr. Benit Dungca
Marife "Mar" Ganeb Fernandez
Henry Iglesias Sablan
Countless unnamed PIBBA Heroes
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The mass of intention for Mar will be at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Yigo on the following days:
Wed., March 29 - 6:30 p.m.
Thurs., March 30 - 6:30 p.m.
Fri. March 31 - 6:30 p.m.
Sat., April 1 - 7:00 p.m.
Sun., April 2 - 6:00 p.m.
Mon.-Thurs. April 3-6, 6:30 p.m. (April 6, 9th day)
The funeral will be held at the Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Yigo, Friday, April 7, 2017. The viewing begins at 9:00 a.m., Mass at 1:00 p.m., and the burial will immediately follow after the 1:00 p.m. Mass at the Guam Memorial Park, Leyang Barrigada.
Saturday, November 5, 2016
The PIBBA family extends it deepest sympathies and condolences to the family of former PIBBA International President, Linda Aguon Teodosio Edward. She left this Earth on November 2, 2016 at the age of 59.
Mass and rosary is being said nightly at 6:30 p.m. at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Yigo. The funeral is on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in To’to beginning at 9:00 a.m. The funeral mass is at 1:00 p.m and the burial is at the Guam Memorial Park in Barrigada. May her soul and the souls of the faithfully departed rest in peace.
Friday, February 19, 2016
“Iokwe, raan annim, kaselehlia, alii, aloha
Olomwaay, hafa dei, tuwoh, mogethin, Talofa”
.. Chorus of the “Song of PIBBA” written by Peter R. Onedera, Music by Joey Franquez.
On behalf of the Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association – Guam Chapter and the International Association
I would like to extend sincere and heartfelt Condolences to the families of
The islands are saddened by the untimely passing of Dr. Dungca on Feb. 15, 2016 at the age of 75. An advocate and proponent of language and culture .. the Chamoru Language and Culture. The vast accolades attributed to her lifetime passion to promote, to perpetuate and to preserve are evident: co-authored, along with Donald M. Topping and Pedro Ogo, the Chamorro-English Dictionary, Chamorro Reference Grammar and Spoken Chamorro; wrote the “Inifresi”; Professor at the University Of Guam’s School of Education; Consultant to the Chamorro Language Commission, initiated the Chamorro Teaching Degree Institute, to name a few. Of the many organizations she is affiliated with, Dr. Dungca was a great supporter of PIBBA throughout her leadership as member and officer.
Dr. Dungca leaves behind a profound legacy that we all are grateful for. As a mentor, constituent, colleague, teacher, daughter, mother, grandmother, friend, she is Saina to the many lives she’s touched in one way or another. Her wisdom, wit, laughter, guidance, smile we certainly will miss. Thank You, Lord, for allowing her to touch our hearts in ways she did.
May Eternal Rest Grant On To Her, O Lord, And Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Her And All The Souls Of The Faithfully Departed .. Rest In Peace. Amen.
Theresa “EWY” Taitano – President, PIBBA Guam Chapter – 2016-2018
President, PIBBA International – 2015-2016
Friday, April 10, 2015
|Carmen "Auntie Mami" Weaver|
Friday, May 31, 2013
The PIBBA family extends its deepest condolences and sympathies to the family of Reverend Gideon G. Neth, our PIBBA friend and father of PIBBA Immediate Past President, Senator Shelten G. Neth. Most Reverend Gideon G. Neth left this earth on May 23, 2013 at 4:05 a.m. He was 96 years and 5 months old. He will always be remembered. God Bless him and his family. May he rest in peace.
SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM THE HAWAII CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST:
In Memory of Gideon G. Neth
The Hawaii Conference of the United Church of Christ (U.S.A.), a missions partner of the United Church of Christ Pohnpei, offers thanksgiving and praise to God for the long, rich and blessed life of Mr. Gideon G. Neth, dedicated servant of God, unswerving disciple of Christ, and faithful member of the church.
The Hawaii Conference UCC also expresses its deepest condolences to, and offers prayers of comfort for, Mr. Neth’s family, including his dear wife, Patsihpa (Merlusi) Neth; their surviving daughters and sons (Nancy, Midion, Shelten, Dion, Sihna, Depohra, Derpihna, Mermy and Aminis); and all of the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Although Mr. Neth is now in God’s eternal care, we pray that his outstanding example and witness will continue to teach and inspire all citizens of Pohnpei and the United States.