Community Briefs – January 21, 2020

Posted on Jan 21 2020

UFO to unveil new bus stop

The United Filipino Organization is inviting the public to a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a newly-built school bus stop across the Commonwealth Health Center in Garapan on Jan. 22 at 9am.
UFO, in collaboration with SuperTech, has been working on this project since late 2019. The ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday signals the completion of the project.
“I want all the money that we fundraised to go back into the community, so this is our way of giving back,” said UFO president Marcelo Masilungan, who also owns SuperTech.
Whoever will be attending the event should be at the site before 8:45am, since they will be having a short program before the ceremony.
According to Masilungan, the UFO got their funds from basketball tournaments they hosted and the recent Pistang Pinoy. (Justine Nauta)

SHRM membership meeting set

The Society for Human Resource Management-NMI Chapter will have a general membership meeting on Feb. 7, Friday, with the venue to be announced later. The meeting starts at 9am with the induction of the 2020 NMI SHRM board members.
Guest trainer will be Fran Sepler, president of Sepler & Associates. Sepler is best known for her pioneering work in harassment prevention and workplace investigations.

Training topics:
– 9:30am – 12:30pm: “Respect in the Workplace.” Based on values of respect and fairness, this training focuses on skill building for employees such as: bystander intervention and giving and getting feedback
– 1:30pm – 5:3pm: “Leading for Respect.” Learn how to respond appropriately to concerns and complaints made by employees, focusing on the employee’s perceptions of fairness and the supervisor’s responsibility to respond with emotional intelligence
This training includes lunch and costs $50 for SHRM members and $60 for non-SHRM members. Reserve your seat by contacting Roman Tudela at or Denise Montenegro at
SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. The NMI Chapter is affiliated with the national organization. (PR)

Water service outage in parts of Gualo Rai

There will be a scheduled water service interruption for portions of Gualo Rai mainly for customers located along Gualo Rai Road on the west side of the Gualo Rai traffic light on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, from 8am to 5pm. Commonwealth Utilities Corp. customers in the affected areas should expect restoration of water services soon after.
The purpose of this water interruption is to allow CUC’s contractor, AIC Marianas Inc., to connect the new 8-inch distribution main to the existing 16-inch main as part of CUC’s Gualo Rai Waterline Replacement Project funded by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. As a result of the waterline replacement, a more reliable water system will be provided to the community. (PR)

2020 Red Cross Walkathon on April 25

The American Red Cross-NMI Chapter’s 2020 Walkathon will take place on April 25, a Saturday. The event will include a 10K walk and lots of fun and games for the entire family. Activities will include a community resource fair, face painting, bounce houses and lots more. For information on the walkathon and how you can support, volunteer or participate, call the NMI Chapter at 234-3459 or e-mail at (PR)

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