Black Construction Corp. hosted its Christmas party at the Dusit Thani Guam Resort on Dec. 6.

Photos by Henry Adriano


(From left) Carlito Tabilas, senior estimator; John M. McSweeney, vice president of estimating and business development; Rodrigo Bismonte, senior estimator; and Eufemio Baes, mechanical supervisor, all of Black Construction.

(From left) Leonard K. Kaae Sr., senior vice president and general manager, Black Construction; Debra Kaae, wife of Leonard; Yi Ying “Jenny” McSweeney; and John M. McSweeney, husband of Yi Ying.

First Commercial Bank held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its Guam branch grand opening on Dec. 10.

Photos by Jackie Cahill


(From left) Kuo-Chen Fu, general manager of Guam branch, First Commercial Bank; Peter J.P. Huang, president, JP International; Anna Kao, president, Taiwan Business Association of Guam Hon.; Jay Huang, president, United Chinese Association of Guam; Lt. Gov. Joshua F. Tenorio; Tsan-Chang Liao, chairman, First Commercial Bank; Sen. Tina Muna Barnes, speaker of the 35th Guam legislature; Ming-Jin Ju, executive vice president, First Commercial Bank; Cheng-Yau Chen, chairman, Evergreen Resort Hotel; and Charlie Tai, president, Taico Corp.

(From left) Klarisse Castillo, loan officer; Junie Mangosing, loan officer; Elisha Blas, senior title specialist, all of First Commercial Bank; Camille Quinata, title support specialist, Security Title; and Maricel Bacudo, loan officer, First Commercial Bank.

(From left) Yingje “Virginia” Fee, realtor, Blue Pacific Realty; and Ronald Pangilinan, president, Platinum Properties.

(From left) Chen-yi Kuo, part-time instructor, University of Guam; and Dr. Albert Huang, dentist, Island Dental.

McDonald’s of Guam hosted its Employee Appreciation Party at the Dusit Thani Guam Resort on Dec. 17.

Photo by Justin Green


(From left) Maria P.K.E. Ayuyu, student; and Natalie Mable E. Ayuyu Glenn, executive assistant to the president, JCA Inc., which does business as McDonald’s of Saipan and JCA Guam LLC, which does business as McDonald’s of Guam, and sister of Maria.

(From left) Joe E. Ayuyu Jr., operations supervisor, McDonald’s Yigo location; Marcia E. Ayuyu, owner and operator, both of JCA Inc., which does business as McDonald’s of Saipan; and Pacifico R. Martir, director of operations, JCA Guam LLC, which does business as McDonald’s of Guam.

The Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Guam and other partners participated in the Marine Corps Activity Guam’s annual Toys for Tots program on Dec. 16. 

Photo courtesy of The Salvation Army Guam Corps


(From left) Jianhui Qin, member, Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Guam; Janenalyn Aflleje, student; Maj. Kimberly Stambaugh; Maj. Thomas Stambaugh, both of The Salvation Army Guam Corps; Benson Au-Yeung, president, Soft Pacific Inc., which does business as Benz Signs Supplies, member, CCCG past presidents board; Gilbert Manibusan, warehouse manager, Kwong Hwa Department Store; Peter Lai, vice president, Quality Distributors; Jack Chan, vice president, CCCG, president, Kwong Hwa; and Alfred Leal, assistant manager, Kwong Hwa.

The American Red Cross Guam Chapter hosted its Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Guam on Dec. 11.

Photos by Justin Green


(From left) Chita A. Blaise, CEO, ARC Guam Chapter; Stephanie Rutland, volunteer coordinator, U.S. Naval Hospital Guam; Petty Officer 1st Class Jamie Hamm, chaplain’s assistant, U.S. Navy; and Sandra M. Ramiro, Service to Armed Forces director, ARC Guam Chapter.

(From left) Molly Olah, teacher, St. John’s School, advisor; Cheyanne Atole, student; Kelly Sauget, student; Ivan Lescano, student; Heera Kodiyamplakkal, student; Jenny Mann, student; and Derrick Yen, student, all of St. John’s School Red Cross Club.

(From left) William B. Hazel; and Joseph Foster, both volunteers of the ARC Guam Chapter.