U.S. Naval Base Guam Sailors partnered with multiple tenant commands to assist with cleanup efforts at Southern High School in Santa Rita and Sablan Elementary School in Agat. The collaborative beautification efforts were to assist with preparing the school for its reopening for face-to-face learning.


DFS in Saipan donated $10,000 to the Commonwealth Cancer Association, through the DFS Group “Walk for them 2020.”


Lollipops Inc., a local toy store, donated $5,000 to the Northern Marianas Trades Institute, which is currently working on reopening the school in phases.


Catholic Social Services distributed 1,000 bags of food, including fresh produce, eggs and bread, during its community drive-thru event. Sponsors included Premier Foundation, Guam Bakery, International Distributors Inc., and Fineline Distributors.


PBS Guam Kids Club sold “Clifford’s Big Valentine Birthday Box” in honor of the big red dog’s 59th birthday this year. The box contained six ready-to-decorate cookies with all the toppings; supplies to create Valentine’s Day cards; and gifts from PBS Guam supporters.


Community First Guam Federal Credit Union’s Employee Morale Committee recently donated $1,000 to the Roy Anthony Muna Project.


IT&E donated $2,500 to the Korean Association of Guam in support of its Community PPE Drive. mbj

At the Guam Business Magazine Executive of the Year New Year New Hope Initiative presentation on Jan. 26 at the Aqua Resort Club were (From left) Pastor Wayne Gillespie of Salvation Army – Saipan Corps, Joe Torres, business sales manager for DOCOMO Pacific, Remedio “Remi” Sablan, administrative assistant at Black Micro Corp.; Sachiko Mafnas, acting general manager of Aqua Resort, Jay Santos, general manager of Triple J Five Star Wholesale and board member of Make-a-Wish Guam & CNMI, John Hirsh, executive of American Red Cross of Northern Mariana Islands, Janice Ada-Tenorio, customer service and government relations manager of IT&E, and Malaina Kileleman, sales representative of Mobil Oil Mariana Islands, during the check presentation for Guam Business Magazine’s Executive of the Year New Year, New Hope Initiative, on Jan. 26 at the Aqua Resort Club in Saipan.

Executives of the Year Jerry Tan, David M. Sablan and Marian-Aldan Pierce also attended the check presentation.

Photo by Iva Maurin

Shown at the second of two check presentations in Guam for the Guam Business Magazine Executive of the Year New Year, New Hope Initiative on Jan. 26 are (from left) Joel Davis, assistant general manager, Tsubaki Tower; Christine S. Calvo, chairwoman, Guam Memorial Hospital Volunteers Association; Jerrold C. Johnson, president, Hawaiian Rock Products and 2012 Executive of the Year; Charlie Hermosa, general manager, APL; Phillip J. Flores, president of BankPacific and 1985 Executive of the Year; Maureen N. Maratita, publisher, Guam Business Magazine; Morgan Legel, editorial coordinator, Guam Business Magazine; Annmarie T. Muna, president and general manager, AM Insurance; Jeffrey B. Jones, president and COO of Triple J Enterprises Inc. and 2015 Executive of the Year; John R. Ilao, vice president of Johndel International Inc., which does business as JMI-Edison, representing the Andrea R. Ilao Foundation; CJ Urquico, public relations and development coordinator of the Salvation Army – Guam Corps; John E. Ilao Jr., sales engineer, JMI-Edison, representing the Andrea R. Ilao Foundation; and Laura N. Cepeda, director of public relations and corporate citizenship for GTA.

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Photo by Justin Green

The Guam Business Magazine’s Executive of the Year New Year, New Hope Initiative donated $20,500 in total to five non-profit organizations. Each of them received $4,100.

The organizations that received these donations are Make-a-Wish Guam & CNMI, Salvation Army – Guam Corps, Guam Memorial Hospital Volunteers Association, American Red Cross Northern Marianas and Salvation Army – Saipan Corps.



Mayor Kevin Susuico of Agat spoke with Tech. Sgt. Brittany Wallace, 36th Healthcare Operations Squadron pharmacy technician, U.S. Air Force, during the beautification event.. This community outreach event was to help prepare the Oceanview campus for students to return.

Photo courtesy of U.S. Air Force

Andersen Airforce Base Airmen and civilians from the 36th Contracting Squadron partnered with the Piti Mayor’s Office for a beautification event at a playground in Piti. Airmen from the 36th Healthcare Operations Squadron, along with school staff, held a beautification event at Oceanview Middle School in Agat.



(From left) Michelle Chen, China Airlines representative; Latisha Leon Guerrero, passenger; Paul Chen, director general, Taipei Economic And Cultural Office Guam; Gov. Lourdes A. Leon Guerrero; Zenon E. Belanger, board director, Guam International Airport Association; John Quinata; executive manager, GIAA; Lilian Perez Posadas, director, Guam Memorial Hospital Association; and Dr. Artemio Hernandez, deputy executive manager, GIAA all stand together before the flight’s takeoff.

Photo by Justin Green

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Guam, in coordination with the Government of Guam, held a Humanitarian and Medical Mission charter flight to Taiwan through China Airlines. The flight assisted about 50 passengers, including Guam residents who are unable to seek off-island medical treatment because of the COVID-19 crisis and Taiwan citizens who were working in Guam and Saipan and have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 situation as such intend to return to their homeland in Taiwan.