Monday, November 24, 2008

FMI and MOBIL Adopted places

On behalf of FMI, I would like to inform the community that we had just finished the MOBIL Oil Mariana Islands, inc. Drainage's cleanup Project. The ISA Drive Rd and Lau-Lau Beach would be adopted by the FMI/MOBIL beginning December 2008. Thank you very much MOBIL for the untirring support to the Friends of the Mariana Islands.

FMI December 2008 Cleanup Schedules

1st Sunday of the month - December 7, 2008
Place: Garapan Tourist District
Meeting Place: Memorial Park at the Parking lot

Time: 8:00 am *for every cleanup this is the assembly time*

2nd Sunday of the month - December 13, 2008
Place where we do the cleanup; ISA Drive Road to the Stop light at the NMC.
Meeting Place; Java Joe DAN-DAN.

3rd Sunday of the month - December 20, 2008
Place where we do the cleanup; Lau-Lau Beach
Meeting Place; San Vicente Village Office of the FMI

If anyone is interested to give their effort to the community services and want to do volunteer, please contact me at 285-8980.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Link to the Friends of the Monument blog

Good For Indigeneous CultureWould you like to help spread the word about the Friends of the Monument blog? Just copy and paste the following code into your blog template!

Mariana Monument Banner

The federal workshops on Saipan are just over one week away! There are ways that you can help to support the monument. Click HERE for more information.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

FMI Members updated

Name - Position
Marites Aquino Castillo - President/Chairwoman
Radino S. Garcia - BOD Secretary
Presila Emiliana Ramboanga - Treasurer
Melecia P. Marquez - Business Manager
Maria Lourdes Bansil - Auditor
Francisco Flores Jr. - Marshall
Leonides Bansagan - BOD Member
Camilo Laoeng - BOD Member
Rene A. Vergara - BOD Member
Francisco Flores Jr. - BOD Member
Ruben Bachicha - BOD Member/Spiritual Advisor
William P. Matson - BOD Member/Special Advisor
Angelo O. Villagomez - Special Advisor
Rosalinda Adams - Spiritual Advisor
Lewie Adams - Spiritual Advisor
Ciaralyn C. Apostol - Member
Aden Albior - Member
Rey A. Castillo - Member
Teresita David - Member
Charina Manabat - Member
Diomedes Nartea - Member
July Ann Nartea - Member
Carl Jomel Nartea - Member
Lilia Pagaduan - Member
Lynda Perez - Member
Joan Santos - Member
Federico Tamayo - Member
Queenie Tamayo - Member
Yvis tamayo - Member
Teresita A. Vergara - Member
Ermilita Fernandez - Member
Kaela Mae Milliano - Member
Salvador Sellabe Jr. - Member
Venus Acera - Member
Nieves Casta - Member
Armando G. Paramio - Member
Roberto P. Castillo - Member
Betty Aquino Matson - Member

FMI Environmental Project for 2008

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

FMI members at work

Airport Road

Ang aming samahang Friends of the Mariana Islands ay nagsimula na namang muli sa pangatlong project na ini-award ng MObil Oil Mariana Islands, Inc. Lubos ang aming pasasalamat sa tiwala at suporta na ibinibigay ng Mobil sa aming grupo at ganon din nagpapasalamat kami kay Mrs. Cecile B. Suda sa walang sawang pagsuporta niya sa aming environmental na gawain. Mabuhay po ang Mobil at FMI!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Mobil funds a 2008 Drainage Clearage Proposal From Friends of the Mariana Islands (FMI)

For the third year in a row the FMI has demonstrated its ability to carryout cleanup projects on the Island of saipan in a rapid and efficient manner and as such has been funded again by Mobil Oil Mariana Islands, Inc. to undertake yet another project. The FMI project is located along Isa Drive, from Airport Road up through to the Botanical Garden. Beginning this weekend the FMI will start cleaning all of the drainage areas connected to the ISA Drive starting first in the Botanical Garden area. We ask the public to be extra vigilant in the ISA Drive Road and please watch out for the FMI members volunteer who are cleaning and clearing these areas of our Island. All members of the public are invited to assist in the efforts this weekend.

Thanks to the news paper and the public in general for your cooperation.

We would like to Thank Mobil Oil Mariana Islands, Inc. for the untiring support to the FMI Group!

Monday, September 15, 2008

FMI Pictured during cleanup at Garapan

Gitna mismo ng kalsada sa Garapan Tourist District
Ang nasa larawan siya walanang iba kunde ang aming spiritual advisor at isa rin sa aming BOD member. Brother Ruben Bachicha

Ikinagagalak naming ipakilala ang aming mga bagong membro sila Ginoong Jr. at Ginang Rose. Kuha ito noong Linggo araw ng aming paglilinis sa may Garapan along the Drainage tabe mismo ng Garapan Elem. School

Friday, September 12, 2008

FMI Garapan Tourist District monthly cleanup!

Calling all people in the CNMI who would like to give their time for community service! On behalf of our group Friends of the Mariana Islands (FMI), we would like to invite you all to our Beautify CNMI! monthly cleanup. If anyone is interested please come and join us this coming Sunday (9/14/08), will be meeting at the Memorial Park, Parking area around 8:00 A.M. Bring your Family, Friends and let's all volunteer for the purpose of a good environment in the CNMI!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Stop Turtle Poaching in the Marianas

I received this message from MINA today:
NOAA needs your help. NOAA is offering Rewards for Information on Sea Turtle Poaching!!!!

NOAA’s Fisheries Service Office of Law Enforcement is offering up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of persons poaching endangered sea turtles in the Territory of Guam and in the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands.

Turtle poaching is an ongoing problem in the Guam area. In recent months, NOAA special agents have investigated cases involving the sale and consumption of meat and eggs of protected sea turtles.

Turtle experts believe that turtle poaching is a significant contributing factor to the reduction of indigenous sea turtle populations around the Pacific islands.

The Endangered Species Act of 1973 protects all six species of sea turtles in the United States. Endangered species include the indigenous Green Sea Turtle and the Hawksbill Sea Turtle, which are commonly found in and around Guam and the Northern Marianas Islands. Under the ESA and its corresponding regulations, it is illegal to take, possess, sell, deliver, receive, import, export, carry, transport, or ship any endangered species. A violation of the Endangered Species Act can result in civil penalties of up to $25,000, and criminal fines of up to $100,000 and imprisonment up to one year.

Anyone with information is asked to call one of the following numbers:

Special Agent Charles Raterman (Guam) 671-472-7200
Pacific Islands Division (Honolulu, HI) 808-541-2727
Office for Law Enforcement - National Hotline: 800-853-1964
Guam Customs & Quarantine Service - MITF: 671-475-6331
Guam Division of Aquatics and Wildlife – DAWR: 671-735-3991
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Guam 671-647-6064
NOAA understands and predicts changes in the Earth’s environment, from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, and conserves and manages our coastal and marine resources.

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Master List Redux

The Master List of Saipan bloggers has been updated over on The Saipan Blog.

There are currently over 140 Saipan bloggers along with almost 20 Coconuts Abroad.

Bloggers are requested to add a link to the Master List as it is the most comprehensive list of Saipan (and Tinian and Rota) blogs.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Betty Pick Up Trash at Kobler Substation

Two other active members of the Friends of the Mariana Islands together with most youngest FMI Member and volunteer of Beautify CNMI! Betty Matson, She's always happy and ready to go! She love to clean the Island, pick up trash and have fun.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Cleanup Schedules for up coming weekeend

Friends of the Mariana Islands at ang iba pang mga kasamahan sa Beautify CNMI ay muli na namang magsama-sama sa darating na sabado (Julio 26) para ipagpatuloy ang paglilinis sa Kobler Substation.

Sa Linggo (Julio 27) ang Friends of the Mariana Islands ay nasa Ton Juaquin Doi Road para maglinis sa mga drainages.

Friday, July 11, 2008

FMI Cleanup

Sunday - July 13,2008
Ngayong linggo ang Friends of the Mariana Islands ay nasa Finasisu para maglinis sa isang project. Sa July 20 ang aming grupo na Friends of the Mariana Islands ay nasa Kobler Substation para maglinis.

Sa larangan ng sports ang FMI 1st Inter-color basketball league ay malapit na magtapos at sa ngalan po ng aming grupo taus puso po kaming nagpapasalamat sa lahat ng tumangkilik lalong-lalo na sa mga sponsored ng mga bawat team na sumali sa aming patimpalak. Magkita-kita po tayo sa gabe ng Martes sa ADA GYM!

Friday, May 30, 2008

Lau Lau Beach Cleanup

Radino Garcia is BOD Secretary and one of the most active member of FMI. He's a very responsible Officer and BOD member.
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Who will be the next President?

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FMI 1st Meeting

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

FMI Cleanup Isa Drive

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FMI monthly activities schedules

1st Sunday of the month - June 1, 2008
Garapan Tourist District - Meet us at the AMP Parking Lot at 7:45 AM.
The Cleanup start at 8:00 AM.

Every Saturday start on June 7, 2008 Friends of the Mariana Islands will be at Tun Juaquin Doi Road. This is the 2007 Major Drainage Project of FMI from Mobil that we already had finished working on it, but as we past bye we saw the Drainage area had tall grass that really need to be remove. Anyone that willing to help us for this cleanup, you're all welcome to join the FMI Group for the schedule cleanup events. Our work should be start at 8:00 AM. We really appreciate all the support to the FMI.

2nd Sunday of the month - June 8, 2008
ISA Drive: From Botanical Garden to NMC Stop Light
Meeting place: Front of the San Vicente Elem. School
Time: 7:45 AM
The Cleanup start at 8:00 AM

3rd Sunday of the month - June 15, 2008
Lau-Lau Beach
Meeting Place: FMI Office located at San Vicente Village, back of San Vicente Elem. School.
Time: 7:45 AM
The cleanup start at 8:00 AM

FMI Group would like to Invite all non-profit Organization most specially to the Filipino Community to join in the monthly cleanup activities! We encourage you to adopt a beach or road of your choice. Thank you and we hope to see you and any of our cleanup activities.

Ada Gym cleanup

Our Group Friends of the Marianas Islands Had done the cleanup at the Ada Gym (Inside the Basketball Court) last Sunday morning. Thank you very much BOD Secretary Radino Garcia for your dedication to our community services.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008