Photo courtesy of Mobil Oil Guam

Mobil donated $1,000 to the Guam Memorial Hospital Volunteers Association. (From left) Toni Pecon, vice president; Christine S. Calvo, president, both from the association; Jimmy Tim Chau Hau, president; and Catherine Leon Guerrero, administrative assistant, both from Mobil Oil Guam.

(From left rear) Mark Duarte, director of Financial Aid; Thomas W. Krise, president; Anita Borja Enriquez, senior vice president and provost; Lawrence Camacho, dean of Enrollment Management and Student Success, all from UOG; (from left middle) Mia Nanpei; Jean Dela Cruz Bactad; Jude John Bautista; and (front) Carlos P. Camacho, manager of the Camacho Foundation.
Photo courtesy of the University of Guam

The Felix M. and Gov. Carlos G. Camacho Foundation awarded its first scholarships to three University of Guam business majors on Oct. 7.  Freshman Jean Dela Cruz Bactad, junior Mia Nanpei, and senior Jude John Bautista were selected out of more than 150 applicants for the scholarship program, and each will receive up to $4,000 — distributed in $500 increments every semester until graduation.

Antonio Poblete, MBL credit officer at Community First; PFC Michael Pablo, Corporal Paul Ungacta, and SPC Joshua Mantanona, all from the Guam National Guard; Katrina Ichihara, marketing intern; and Derek A. Mandell, marketing manager, both from Community First.
Photo courtesy of Community First Federal Credit Union

Community First Guam Federal Credit Union donated 150 cases of water to the Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services at the University of Guam Calvo Field House. The water donated is to be distributed to COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Sites, including the UOG Field House in Mangilao, the Old Carnival Grounds in Tiyan, the DPHSS Southern Region Health Center in Inalahan, and the DPHSS Northern Region Community Health Center in Dededo.

Hitoshi Yamaguchi, left, and Seiji Sato participate in a beach cleanup in Saipan in The Marianas on Sept. 27 in celebration of World Tourism Day.
Photo courtesy of the Marianas Visitors Authority

The Japanese Society of the Northern Marianas, Saipan Keepers CNMI, Miss Marianas Savannah Delos Santos, and Marianas Visitors Authority members conducted a beach cleanup from Kilili Beach Park to Quartermaster Road, to recognize World Tourism Day on Sept. 27. Other volunteers begin at the Japanese tank in Chalan Laulau. Approximately 500 pounds of trash was collected.

IT&E will continue to provide free data services to the Guam Memorial Hospital and Guam Regional Medical City for communication between patients in the COVID-19 isolation unit, the intensive care unit, and other units throughout the hospitals and their families and the medical staff.

 In April 2020, IT&E initially donated 10 Samsung Galaxy tablets to the Guam Memorial Hospital Authority and six Samsung Galaxy tablets to GRMC, along with data services. The total retail value of devices and data services donated to the hospitals will be more than $20,000.


More than 30 team members at Mobil Oil Guam Inc. collected more than 85,000 pieces of trash around Guam from beaches and parks. Cigarette butts, bottle caps, beer cans, broken glass bottles and food wrappers were the most common litter, plus items such as diapers, slippers and a hair wig.

The Mobil team participated in ExxonMobil’s Asia Pacific Commercial Sales eight-week environmental outreach campaign, which is part of of ExxonMobil’s support for the Clean4Change initiative by the Alliance to End Plastic Waste.

In addition, Mobil donated 3,000 masks and 400 hand sanitizers to the Archdiocese of Agana’s Ministry to the Homeless Soup Kitchen.


Atkins Kroll donated $1,914 to the Guam Educational Telecommunication Corp, which operates as PBS Guam to host the 2nd Annual PBS Guam 671 Virtual Challenge to residents to accumulate either 10, 20, or 50 miles between Dec. 1 and Dec. 31. Miles can be recorded through any mobile device distance tracking application while running, walking, hiking, or wheeling.

Tyler’s Gelatte Stone donated $1,500 to the Autism Society of the CNMI, after raising $1 for the society for every gelato sold from July 18 to Aug. 15.


The Northern Mariana Islands Chapter of the American Red Cross teamed with the Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services and the Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Team to conduct smoke alarm installations on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota in the past few months, as part of its Home Fire Campaign. Since April, the teams have installed a total of 129 smoke alarms in more than 50 homes. Also, Red Cross and the teams worked with the Public School System to educate children on home fire safety and disaster preparedness, and in two days met with more than 280 third to fifth graders.

Saipan’s Grotto re-opened Oct. 19, after efforts of Tasi and the Ali’is, Loco & Taco Restaurant, Dive Wish, International Roller Skates Saipan, Saipan Adventure, and Bibong Corp., the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisers, the Department of Public Lands, the Zoning Office, the Department of Lands and Natural Resources – Division of Parks and Recreation, and the Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality, Coastal Resources Management


McDonald’s restaurants in Guam and in Saipan offered a choice of complimentary breakfasts to educators the week of
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