Legislature plays host to NMIS students

Posted on Mar 22 2019


Several members of the Legislature join fourth to eighth grade students of the Northern Marianas International School for a group photo after hosting the children yesterday at the House chamber on Capital Hill. (Jon Perez)

The CNMI Legislature played host to students from the Northern Marianas International School and answered questions from the youngsters about the inner workings of the lawmaking branch of the government.

House Speaker Blas Jonathan T. Attao (R-Saipan), vice speaker Rep. Lorenzo I. Deleon Guerrero (R-Saipan), floor leader Rep. John Paul P. Sablan (R-Saipan), and minority leader Rep. Edwin K. Propst (Ind-Saipan) led the House members that welcomed the 36 students from the fourth to eighth grade, along with NMIS officials led by vice principal Jener Pineda.

Sen. Sixto K. Igisomar (R-Saipan) was the lone Senate member in attendance.

The students’ questions ranged from how a bill is made, to the duties and job of the speaker and the other members of the Legislature and the difference between the House and Senate. The children also wanted to know what’s the favorite or fun part of the job.

Attao said lawmakers also do a lot of community work and, with the help of staff, do various projects in villages.

Jon Perez | Reporter
Jon Perez began his writing career as a sports reporter in the Philippines where he has covered local and international events. He became a news writer when he joined media network ABS-CBN. He joined the weekly DAWN, University of the East’s student newspaper, while in college.

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