SAIPAN, CNMI (Marianas Variety, Jan. 31) - Governor Juan N. Babauta has named four teachers to the Chamorro/Carolinian Language Policy Commission.

Appointed were Donald B. Mendiola, John M. Guerrero, Tita Hocog and Erica Evangelista.

Their appointment does not require Senate confirmation.

"The lieutenant governor and I have been informed of the important work now before the Council and have every confidence that (all) of you will conscientiously devote your time and efforts in the best interest of all our people," Babauta said.

"This board plays a vital role in preserving our languages and we deeply appreciate your willingness to continue serving our people," he added.

Babauta said the appointees will "represent the Chamorro men and women" on the commission.

Mendiola will serve the remainder of Noel B. Quitugua’s term, which will expire on Jan. 26, 2004.

Guerrero will serve David H. Ayuyu’s remaining term which also expires also Jan. 26, 2004.

Hocog, who is from Rota, will serve for a full four-year term. She has been a teacher for the past 15 years.

Evangelista will also serve a full four-year term. She has been a teacher aide for over 10 years and is on the staff of Koblerville Elementary School.

January 31, 2003

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