COMMUNITY BRIEFS – Feb. 22, 2017


SHRM meeting speaker to talk of CW program future

 The Society for Human Resource Management NMI Chapter’s meeting this month will feature Juan Carlos Benitez, executive director of the Guam Republican Party. He will address the present status of the CNMI’s CW program. This is open to the public. Benitez will provide an opportunity for questions.

This SHRM lunch meeting will be held at the Pacific Islands Club Charley’s on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, from 11:30am to 1:30 pm. The presentation includes the PIC lunch buffet at the cost of $20 for SHRM members and $30 for non-members. Seats are limited; for reservations contact Penny Jones by e-mail at or by telephone at 323-5868. (SHRM)

Navy training at Warning Area 517

ASAN, Guam—The U.S. military will conduct training at Warning Area 517 on Feb. 22, from 7pm to 7:30pm. The public—especially fishermen, commercial pilots and marine tour operators—are advised to stay clear of the areas during the date and times indicated.
W-517 is activated south of latitude 12° 40’ 00″N. All vessels are advised to remain clear of W-517 south of latitude 12° 40’ 00″N. Santa Rosa Reef and Galvez Bank are open for public use. (PR)

Navy training in Barrigada

Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 will conduct a training exercise at the former Adm. Nimitz Golf Course in Barrigada on Feb. 23 between 7pm and midnight.

The training involves various scenarios designed to enhance tactical readiness and will incorporate blank ammunition fired from military helicopters. The training event will be held over the immediate golf course area.

Residents are advised to not be alarmed if they see or hear an increase in military presence in the vicinity of the Nimitz golf course. (PR)

9th JP Glow Walk on Feb. 24

TanHoldings will be holding its 9th Annual JP Walk this Friday, Feb. 24. Registration is $10 per person, inclusive of a free shirt (while supplies last) and a raffle ticket. The fair will start at 5pm. Pick up registration forms at the JP Center Bldg. along Beach Road in Garapan or register at the site starting at 4pm. There will be two routes. The 3K will start from the Garapan Fishing Base to the turning point across Gold Beach Hotel and there will be a turning point at Quartermaster Road intersection for the 5K. Funds raised from the event will go to the 2017 Marianas March Against Cancer on behalf of TanHoldings. For more information, call Eunice Angeles at (670) 235-0561. (PR)

Air Force training at Farallon de Medinilla

ASAN, Guam—The U.S. military will conduct training at the island of Farallon de Medinilla during the following dates and times:

• Feb. 21, from 10am to 3:45pm
• Feb. 22, from 10am to 3:45pm
• Feb. 24, from 10am to 3:45pm

The general location of the training on the island of Farallon de Medinilla will be on a 12-nautical mile radius on all quadrants. (PR)

MIFICPA tax seminar on Feb. 25

The Marianas Institute of Filipino CPA’s and Accountants will be hosting their annual tax seminar on Feb. 25 at the Raraina, Aqua Resort Club, from 8am to noon. This year’s focus will be on tax updates for 2016 and 2017, changes in tax laws, tax filing requirements, and others.
David Burger, CPA, will be conducting the seminar. He is the managing partner of Burger, Comer, and Magliari.
Registration starts at 7:30am. Registration fee for members is $20. Non-members and non-accountants are also welcome for the same fee.
If you have any questions, email Angie Mamaril at, Lois Manese at, Rose Badidoy at, Butch Ordas at, Gloria Balila at, Michael Anthony Jordan at or Yho Villaviencio at (PR)

SHEFA deadline

To all new, ongoing, and returning applicants, the deadline for supporting documents for SHEFA financial assistance is Feb. 28, 2017. (PR)

Xavier entrance exam on Feb. 25

The Xavier High School entrance written exam will be administered on Feb. 25, at 8:30am at Mt. Carmel School.  Interested test takers are encouraged to bring several No. 2 pencils, snacks, and water.  Exam fee is $10. There are two parts to the exam (English and math).  Each exam lasts one hour and 30 minutes with a 15-minute break in between. Test takers should be prepared to be on the Mt. Carmel school grounds for three hours and 30 minutes from 8am to 11:30pm.  Exam starts exactly at 8:30am.  Interested exam takers are encouraged to RSVP by Thursday, Feb. 23, to reserve a seat a seat. Email or call 285-8768. Xavier High School is a Jesuit Catholic school. (PR)

Bodybuilding federation to host fundraiser

The Northern Marianas Bodybuilding & Physique Federation will be holding a “Party in the Park” on Feb. 25, 2017, from 6pm to 9pm, at the Garapan Central Park (Roundhouse) to raise funds for our bodybuilders to compete in local and international competitions. The cost is $20 per person.

The federation is preparing for the 3rd Annual Marianas Muscle competition to be held on March 25, 2017, and in July it will be holding the CNMI bodybuilding championships.

For tickets, contact Jeanne Rayphand at 287-9807 or email or Karen Davis, at 789-9214. (PR)

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