Community Briefs – February 20, 2020

Posted on Feb 20 2020

Annual MIFICPA tax seminar set

The Marianas Institute of Filipino CPAs and Accountants will be hosting this year’s tax seminar on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, from 8am to 12pm, at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center in Susupe. Registration starts at 7:30am. This seminar is open to all, including non-accountants.
The seminar will be conducted by David J. Burger, managing partner of Burger, Comer & Magliari.
As part of a new board resolution, all current members/new applicants shall be required to submit the following: filled up membership form; diploma/certification that you finished an accounting course; certificate of membership shall be issued upon request.
MIFICPA will be having a fundraising for the Taal Volcano victims by selling the 25th Anniversary MIFICPA T-shirts and souvenir program for $5 each until supplies last. Also, it will be placing a donation box during the seminar for those who would like to donate. It will later be turned over to the office of Philippine honorary consul to the CNMI Glicerio “Eli” Arago after the seminar.
For reservation and more details, details, email: Angie Mamaril (; Noemi Catigan (; Deo Manese (; Paul Saniel (; Ronnel Calma (; Jimaela Ham (; or Ana Hilario ( (PR)

500 Sails offers free swim classes to women in February and March

In partnership with Commonwealth Women’s Association, 500 Sails is offering free swim classes for women and girls 12 and older through the Sirena Project. Below are the newly announced March dates, including two Fridays.
Saturdays this February and March 2020, plus on March 20 and March 27. All classes are from 10am to 11am at Guma Sakman; all levels welcome.Bring a water bottle, swim clothes, a towel, and a friend.
For more information: email, visit website at, follow, or call Emma Perez at 670-285-4268. (PR)

Teen poetry slam competition invites youth

The Northern Marianas Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence will be hosting Teen Poetry Slam 2020 on Feb. 28, starting at 6pm, at the Hyatt Regency Saipan.
This event is intended to raise awareness during Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month in February 2020 and is open to ages 13 to 19. To participate, sign up by Feb. 19, 2020.
Those ages 13-19 are invited to perform their original poetry. Those interested in competing must submit their poems and contact information for review to before or by 11:59pm on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020.
Poem submissions must include the contestant’s full name, age, name of school, and contact number(s). Submissions may be sent within the body of the email, as a Word document, or as a PDF to . For more information, contact the Northern Marianas Coalition against Domestic & Sexual Violence at (670) 234-3878 or email (PR)

E-File & Serve having technical glitches

The CNMI Judiciary’s electronic filing system, E-File & Serve, is currently experiencing technical difficulties. Until further notice, all persons seeking to file and serve with either the Supreme Court or the Superior Court must file and serve in accordance with the Commonwealth Rules of Practice and the Commonwealth Rules for Electronic Filing and Service. For more information, contact the following individuals: Gretchen A. Smith, Clerk of Court, CNMI Supreme Court, at (670) 236-9715 or email; or Patrick V. Diaz, Clerk of Court, CNMI Superior Court at (670) 235-5248 or email (PR)

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