Congratulations, Peter Robert Onedera, former Ginen/PIBBA International President, on being recognized as Sainan Minenhalom Sinangan Ginen I Hila’, or Master Storyteller, and the publication of your sixth book titled, “Tinige’ Hinasso."
|Pictured L-R: Jacqueline Balbas, CAHA Program Coordinator; Onedera; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, FestPac Literary Arts-Publications Co-Chair & PIBBA/Ginen i Hila i Maga'taotao Siha Association Webmaster.|
FestPac Newsletter #2
Literary Arts Workshop Snapshots
STORYTELLING SLAM MEANINGFUL!
CAHA/PREL Talk Story Workshop
CAHA/PREL Talk Story Workshop
Presenters and topics for the workshop include Terrie Perez – Timeline/Storyline Process; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera – Historical Value of the Stories to be written; PK Harmon – Publication Matters; Leiana Naholowaa – Developing Program Topic of Stories; Dr. Monique Carriveau Storie – Techniques; Louie Gombar – Oral Presentation; and Antonia Masga Salas – Storytelling. Some stories resulting from this project will be featured in a PREL publication.
The workshop is FREE and scheduled for 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Saturday, May 3 & 10, 2014 at AV#1, RFK Library, University of Guam in Mangilao. Interested parties may register with CAHA by submitting their name and contact information via telephone at 300-1204 to 300-1208 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information contact Jackie Balbas, CAHA Program Coordinator at the numbers and email previously indicated.
10th Anniversary Celebration - Friday the 13th Zombie Walk
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FRIDAY, THE 13TH ZOMBIE WALK
In celebration of our 10th Anniversary, Ginen i Hila’ i Maga’taotao Siha Association hosted its first FRIDAY THE 13TH ZOMBIE WALK on September 13, 2013. The event took place at the Paseo de Susana from 5 to 7:30 p.m. This event was free to the public, but donations were being accepted to benefit Rainbows for All Children - Guam.
Ginen i Hila'i Maga'taotao Siha Association was founded by Peter R. Onedera in 2003 and has been the literary arts delegation to the Festival of the Pacific Arts (FestPac) in Palau (2004); American Samoa (2008); and in the Solomon Islands (2012). The group is also preparing for its participation in Guam’s hosting of FestPac in 2016.
Thank you once again to all who joined us in this special event. For more information, please contact Peter R. Onedera at email@example.com or at 486-3210.
This was the first group designated in an official capacity to represent the island as previous festivals normally consisted of visual artists, weavers, carvers, cultural singers and dancers. At the urging of J. Lawrence Cruz, former president of the Department of Chamorro Affairs and overall chairperson of Guam’s official delegation, Peter R. Onedera was contacted to form a group comprised of storytellers.
Thus, the following comprised the original members of the group:
Kevin James Camacho
*Peter John "Makahna" Duenas
David "Dave" De Leon Flores, Jr.
Leonila "Lila" Torres Gombar
Louis "Louie" Gombar
Dorothea Zita "Doring" Jesus
David Joseph "Dave" Lujan
Theodore Joseph "Ted" Tenorio Nededog
*Peter Robert Onedera, President
Rosa Salas Palomo
Theresa "Ewy" Gumataotao Taitano
Upon its return from Palau, a majority of the members decided to continue the group and has done so to the present. Others who have, at one time, been a member of the group as well as new ones are listed here:
Beverly Ann Borja Acfalle
Anthony J.P. Ada
Bernadita "Bennett" Lujan Aguon
Charissa Lynn Aguon
Gloriette "Gena" Babauta
*Francisca Camacho Blanco, Vice President
Frank Lee Borja
*Anthony Lloyd Calvo
*Antonia Masga Calvo, President
Julius Cesar Sotomayor Cena
Elizabeth Terlaje Cruz
Dr. Jose Quinene Cruz
*Dr. Arlene Salas Diaz
Maria Borja Dooley
Nickolas "Nick" Fegurgur
Terrie C. Flores
David "Dave" Tedtaotao Gofigan
*Lois Taitano Gumataotao, Historian
Ronald Tenorio Laguana
Benita M. Lizama
John M. Lizama
Cira T. McMillan
*Mae Cruz Mendiola, Secretary
Anna Maria Palacios
*Simeon Manibusan Palomo
Daniel J. Pangelinan
Jay Baza Pascua
*Juanita T. Peredo
*Annie Margarita Babauta Pineda
*Patricia Ann "Patti" Quichocho, Treasurer
Rosa Mafnas Quidachay
*Toni "Malia" Ramirez
Carmen D. San Nicolas
Joseph T. San Nicolas
Joseph "Poping" Santos
Maria Ana "Ann" Tenorio Rivera
*Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Webmaster
Dr. Marilyn "Mern" C. Salas
Vincent John "Vinnie" Salas
Julia Henderson Shore
Sandy Marie Stilwell
Sunday, 19 March 2017
Thursday, 2 February 2017
FESTPAC 2016 Song
Lyrics by Peter R. Onedera
Sunday, 1 January 2017
Happy New Year from around the Pacific! May the year 2017 bring you many blessings filled with much love, joy, peace, and happiness!
HAPPY NEW YEAR! - English
Biba Añu Nuebu! – Chamorro
Feliz Año Nuevo! – Spanish
Peren En Parakapw! – Pohnpeian
Engan ke ya sasu! - Kosraean
Jeramman ilo iio in ekaal! – Marshallese
Pwapwan Ei Ier Mi Fo – Chuukese
Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu – Japanese
Ungil Beches Er Rak! – Palauan
Selsalan Ebéach e duw! – Yapese
Maligayang Bagong Taon – Tagalog
Hauoli Makahiki Hou – Hawaiian
Sehe Bokmanee Bateuseyo! – Korean
Gung Hay Fat Choy – Chinese
Cung-Chuc Tan-Xuan! – Vietnamese
Ameseighil ubwutiiwel Layúi Luugh me raagh féé! – Carolinian
Image source: howtolearn.com
Saturday, 17 December 2016
Sunday, 4 December 2016
Monday, 10 October 2016
The Ginen i Hila' i Maga'taotao Siha Association family extends its deepest condolences and sympathies to the family of Cristina Songsong Masga of Toto, mother of Ginen i Hila President, Antonia "Toni" Masga Calvo. Masga left this Earth on October 2 at the age of 75.
Mass of intention will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 4, 5, 7, 8 and 10 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Toto. Mass will be held at 5:45 a.m. Oct. 6 and 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 9. Rosary is being said nightly at 7 p.m. at 128 Nando St. in Toto. Rosaries will be at 6 p.m. on Oct. 6 and 9. Last respects will be paid from 9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. on October 11 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Toto. Mass for Christian burial will be offered at noon. Interment will follow at the Guam Memorial Park in Leyang, Barrigada. She will always be remembered. God Bless her and her family. May she rest in peace.