Community Briefs – February 27, 2019


MLSC probate workshop on Tinian

The Marianas Office of Micronesian Legal Services Corp. will be hosting a series of probate workshops. These are intended as community legal education to help people in the CNMI understand the probate process. The workshop on Tinian will be held tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, at 10am at the Tinian Public Library and will focus on where to start for probate when a loved-one dies. The workshops are free. Call MLSC at 234-7729 for more information. (PR)

MITT-SEIS meetings postponed

Due to the effects of Typhoon Wutip, Joint Region Marianas and Navy officials have postponed the public meetings to discuss the Mariana Islands Training and Testing Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement that were planned for Feb. 26-27, in Guam and on Saipan. Once new dates, times and locations are determined, information will be provided to the public. (PR)

Military training at Farallon de Medinilla

ASAN, Guam—The U.S. military will conduct training on Feb. 26 to March 1, from 8am to 7pm, at the island of Farallon de Medinilla.

It is recommended the public, fishermen and marine tour operators monitor the Coast Guard broadcast notice to mariners for advisories.

The general location of the training on the island of Farallon de Medinilla
will be in a 12-nautical mile radius of the island.

These types of trainings are designed to enhance the readiness of military personnel. Residents in surrounding areas should not be alarmed if they see or hear increased activity associated with the training. (PR)

SILC focus group meetings on Rota, Tinian

The Statewide Independent Living Council will hold separate focus group meetings today, Feb. 27, 2019, at 6pm at the Rota Youth Center and Tinian Public Library to solicit public input for the new 3-year State Plan for Independent Living. For more information call 322-6537/8. (PR)

MIFICPA to host tax seminar

The Marianas Institute of Filipino CPAs and Accountants, or MIFICPA, invites the public to this year’s tax seminar on March 2, 2019, from 8am to 12pm, at the Hibiscus Hall of the Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan. This year’s seminar will focus on tax updates for 2018/2019, changes in tax laws and tax filing requirements, among others.

The seminar will be conducted by David J. Burger, CPA , the managing partner of Burger, Comer & Magliari.

The registration fee for members is $25, inclusive of membership fee, snacks and certificate of attendance. Non-members and non-accountants are also welcome for the same fee. Registration starts at 7:30am.

To facilitate the question-and-answer portion of the seminar, you can pre-register and turn in your question(s) ahead of time through the organizers. For reservation and more details, call or email: Angie Mamaril at 783-1857 (; Lois Manese at 286-8663 (; Cris Bucalig at 287-0945 (; Rose Badidoy at 588 0425 (; Butch Ordas at 789-9276; Gloria Balila at; Paul Saniel (; or Yho Villavicencio at 285-9017 ( (PR)

PH consulate to hold outreach on Saipan

The Philippine Consulate General in Agana, Guam, in coordination with Philippine Honorary Consul to CNMI Glicerio Arago, will conduct a consular outreach mission on Saipan on March 3 to 5, from 8am to 4pm at the Kristo Rai Parish in Garapan.

Biometrics and personal data capturing for ePassport applications will be done according to schedule. All ePassport applicants are reminded to check the list so that they are aware of their respective schedules.

Those who are on the list of ePassport applicants are reminded to:

• show up at the venue on the date and time indicated in the schedule; and

• wear proper attire (i.e. with collar and sleeves)

For consular services, including passport renewal, that require civil registration documents (e.g. birth certificate and marriage certificate), documents from the Philippine Statistics Authority or from former National Statistics Office will be accepted.

Please note that personal appearance is required for all ePassport applications.

For confirmation and clarification, call (670) 233-6293 and ask for Mel Santos or email (PR)

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