Happy birthday, Rosa “Auntie Chailang/Acha Baby” Palacios! God bless you. Love, your Iyang Angandodos. (Contributed Photo)
A big birthday shoutout to Kiyoni Kendra Litulumar (Santos), who is celebrating her 24th birthday today! I wish all the best on your special day. You’re another year older and may the Lord bless you today and so forth. I love you so much, I miss your tuna fried rice! I hope you enjoy your day and let niao spoil you as always. So much love, hugs, and kisses coming your way from Guam. Greetings come from your godsister, Martinie Calvo
Happy, happy birthday to Aaliyah Jane Marciano Pua! May God bless you princess with many more birthdays to come. We love you to the moon and back! Love, Nino Eric and Aunty Don. (Contributed Photo)
Belated happy 25th birthday to Ashley Ada, who celebrated her special day on Aug. 4 2014! May God continue to bless you on this special day! Greetings come from your kumaire and family. (Contributed Photo)
Joshua Calixterio Mostales, an upcoming senior at Westview High School in Portland, Oregon, organized a beach cleanup on July 31, 2014. He was joined by Soilo Valeros, Tiana Ranjo, Andrea Ranjo, Masami Sato, RJ Aquino, Jeffrey Centino, Hyun Bin (Kevin) Hwang, John Lee. (Contributed Photo)
According to Mostales: “Before I came to Saipan this summer to visit family and friends, I decided to organize a group of volunteers to help clean up the beaches, not only to fulfill my honors diploma, but also to clean, restore, and advocate for something that I’ve taken for granted—Saipan’s beaches. The beaches on this island have been carelessly polluted, creating a non-conducive environment for locals, tourists, and even marine life. I am hoping to establish a precedent that other locals—especially younger individuals—can follow, and hopefully allow them to realize the dangers of polluting Saipan’s beaches.”
According to Mostales: “Before I came to Saipan this summer to visit family and friends, I decided to organize a group of volunteers to help clean up the beaches, not only to fulfill my honors diploma, but also to clean, restore, and advocate for something that I’ve taken for granted—Saipan’s beaches. The beaches on this island have been carelessly polluted, creating a non-conducive environment for locals, tourists, and even marine life. I am hoping to establish a precedent that other locals—especially younger individuals—can follow, and hopefully allow them to realize the dangers of polluting Saipan’s beaches.” (Contributed Photo)
Joshua C. Mostales and his fellow volunteers are accompanied during their cleanup by Mostales’ grandmother, Fe Y. Calixterio, leftmost. (Contributed Photo)
SHOUTOUTS Happy first birthday to our handsome lil’ man, Reiden Jiohn Palacios Travilla! May the Lord continue to bless you and guide you always. We love you so much! Greetings come from Mom and Dad.
MAYORAL BET Tinian Mayor Ramon “Ray” Dela Cruz, center, files his candidacy on Friday as he seeks re-election in November. He is flanked by three other candidates from Tinian with whom he is aligned with, including incumbent Rep. Trenton Conner (Ind-Saipan) seeking election as Tinian senator, former representative Edwin Aldan seeking his old post, and incumbent Sen. Jack Borja (Ind-Tinian) seeking election for the same post. Also in photo is Commonwealth Election Commission Robert Guerrero, second from left. (Haidee V. Eugenio)
Incumbent Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan, center, files his candidacy on Thursday as he seeks re-election in November. He is flanked by his wife Andrea, left, other family members, and supporters at the Commonwealth Election Commission office in Susupe. Sablan is running for his fourth term representing the people of the Northern Mariana Islands in Congress. He was elected as the Marianas very first member of Congress in 2008 and successfully won re-election in 2010 and 2012. (Haidee V. Eugenio)
SPORTS EQUIPMENT DONATION
The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs donates several sports equipment to the Kristo Rai Parish Youth Club headed by Fr. Ken Hezel. (Contributed Photo)
BRIDGE CAPITAL DONATION
Esther Fleming, center, the governor’s special assistant for administration, receives a check donation on behalf of a few government entities, from Bridge Capital LLC manager and co-owner Shawn Scott, right. Also in photo is Gov. Eloy S. Inos, left. (Haidee V. Eugenio)
Incumbent Tinian Mayor Ramon Dela Cruz is joined by his family, friends, and supporters soon after making formal his re-election bid with the filing of his candidacy papers with the Commonwealth Election Commission on Tinian on Aug. 6, 2014. (Contributed Photo)
This picture celebrates the very first graduation of START (Skills, Tasks and Results Training), a certification and training program affiliated with the American Hoahools completed the START program this July 2014. Next school year even more students at the three Saipan schools will get an opportunity to earn certification while attending high school. Interested students should contact their counselors to reserve their spot ASAP! (Contributed Photo)
The Northern Marianas Dive Operators Association, Marianas Visitors Authority, and the Division of Parks & Recreation join forces to clean up the Laulau Beach on Aug. 7, 2014. NMDOA and the MVA jointly adopted the popular dive spot several years ago. (Contributed Photo)
Pacifica Insurance Underwriters Inc staff member Samantha Sikayun, right, poses with the 40 for 40 Giveaway 12th prize winner Ma Nida Balina, left, after presenting a certificate for a year of free automobile insurance. Forty for forty is a giveaway promotion designed to thank the CNMI and Pacifica’s customers for forty years of business. Forty winners for a year of free insurance in celebration of 40 years. Last drawing is slated for Dec. 15. For information about Pacifica’s 40 for 40 giveaway log on to www.pacificains.com/fortyforforty or call 234-6267/7722/7310. Rest assured, CNMI.
For a full week, from July 21 to 25, Triple J Motors was very happy to host Ngoi Chee Hien, manager of Hyundai’s Technical Training Group, Asia & Pacific Regional Headquarters, for the “2014 Saipan Technical Support and Training” program. Our technicians are even better equipped now to serve you! From left to right: Joey Hernandez, Luis Cepeda Jr., Scott Tabhan, Gaylord Gabriel, Roger DeGuzman, and Ngoi Chee Hien. (Contributed Photo)
CIVIC ACTION TEAM: Outgoing and incoming officers-in-charge of Palau’s civic action team, Air Force Capt. Jerrod McComb and Navy Lt. j.g. Rhett Johnson, receive encouraging words from Rear Adm. Tilghman Payne, Pacific Command’s Defense Representative for Palau. McComb and Johnson turned over charge of the team in a recent ceremony. (U.S. Navy/Lt. Timothy Gorman)
DOCOMO GOLF CLASSIC DONATION
Chris Concepcion, center, Delta Air Lines area manager, presents a prize of a roundtrip ticket to the U.S. mainland to Docomo Pacific’s Pauline Johnson and Kevin McCale for the upcoming Docomo Pacific Golf Classic to benefit the Marianas Tourism Education Council. (Contributed Photo)
DOCOMO GOLF CLASSIC DONATION
A 2015 Hyundai Elantra will be one of the hole-in-one prizes at the Docomo Pacific Golf Classic. Jay Jones, second from left, president of Triple J Motors, makes the presentation to Docomo Pacific’s Pauline Johnson, third from right. Also present is Docomo Pacific’s Kevin McCale and Triple J Motors’ Ben Lizama and Randy Steele. (Contributed Photo)
DOCOMO GOLF CLASSIC DONATION
Joeten Motors general manager Matt Deets, second from left, presents a 2014 Ford Fiesta as one of the hole-in-one prizes at the Docomo Pacific Golf Classic to Docomo Pacific’s Pauline Johnson, third from left. Witnessing the presentation are Joeten Motors staff Calvin Yamagishi, Peter Tenorio, Julie Manglona, and Jay Cabrera and Docomo Pacific’s Kevin Mccale. (Contributed Photo)
DOCOMO GOLF CLASSIC DONATIONS: Bridge Capital, LLC signs on as a Classic Sponsor for the 5th Annual Docomo Pacific Golf Classic. Bridge Capital chief operating officer Jody Jordahl, second from right, makes the presentation to Docomo Pacific general manager James Nelson, along with Kevin McCale and Pauline Johnson. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Marianas Tourism Education Council’s My WAVE high school programs. (Contributed Photo)
DFS president Marian Aldan-Pierce, standing center, presents a donation of $2,000 for the 5th Annual Docomo Pacific Golf Classic to be held this Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Lao Lao Bay Golf and Resort. Looking on are Docomo Pacific’s James Nelson, Pauline Johnson, and the DFS management team. (Contributed Photo)
Pacifica Insurance Underwriters, Inc., extends its support for the Marianas Tourism Education Council’s My WAVE Clubs by sponsoring a $5,000 hole-in-one prize at the 5th Annual Docomo Pacific Golf Classic this coming Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Lao Lao Bay Golf & Resort. Presenting the prize to Docomo Pacific’s James Nelson is Jessica D. Sablan, left, and Janel Pangelinan. (Contributed Photo)
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