Community Briefs – July 11, 2018


Int’l Festival of Cultures call for representatives

Representatives of all cultures in The Marianas are invited to a meeting on Friday (July 13) to plan for this year’s International Festival of Cultures. Festival dates and other matters will be discussed. The meeting will be held at 2pm at the Marianas Visitors Authority office on Beach Road, San Jose. For more information, contact MVA Community Projects Coordinator Demalyn Pagarao at or 664-3219. (PR)

GRMC ‘3 Because of Me; Health Fair this Saturday

Guam Regional Medical City will hold a health fair at the Micronesia Mall center court this Saturday from 10am to 3pm in celebration of its third anniversary. The “3 Because of Me” Health Fair will give the public opportunities to interact with doctors from GRMC’s Specialty Clinics and ask questions about health in an informal setting.

Visitors will be able to meet specialists from GRMC’s clinics in cardiology, oncology, neuroscience, podiatry, pulmonary, orthopedics, and diabetic wound care. Providers will be present from GRMC’s neonatology and labor & delivery departments. Representatives from the rehabilitation and patient education departments will be at the fair to share the services they provide, too.

The health fair will offer free blood pressure and BMI checks and glucose testing. The event is open to the public and there will be entertainment and prizes throughout the event, culminating in a grand prize giveaway. The “3 Because of Me” Health Fair is to celebrate the three years GRMC has been serving the people of Guam and Micronesia since opening its doors in July 2015 as a 136-bed acute care hospital in Dededo. (PR)

VA direct loan program outreach on July 24

The Northern Marianas Housing Corp., in collaboration with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, will be conducting outreach services regarding VA Native American Direct Loan Program for all the CNMI veterans.

A representative from the Department of Veterans Office will be present to answer any questions regarding the program. The outreach will be held on July 24, 2018, at the NMHC Conference Room in Garapan, Saipan from 8am to 11:30am.

For more information you may contact the NMHC Mortgage and Credit Division staff at (670)234-6866/9447/7670 or you may email Cherie Castanares, VA representative, at or contact her at (808)433-0483. (PR)

Release of PH passports announced

The Philippine Consulate General in Guam, in coordination with the Office of Honorary Consul Eli Arago, has announced the release of Philippine passports to those who renewed their passports on May 21, 22, and 23, 2018. You can pick up your passports at Finasisu Terraces Apartment Bldg D, 2nd Floor, top of the Mini-Mart Store, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm (12pm-1pm break time).

Bring old passport and receipt. For any inquiries or details, call Mel Santos at 233-6293. (PR)

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