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The University of Guam Political Science Student Association (PSSA) is sponsoring their 3rd Annual Toiletry Drive beginning today through December 14, 2015.

PSSA's drive beneficiary is Sanctuary Inc. a non-profit organization who has served Guam's troubled youth and their families for 44 years.

We are seeking your help to donate toiletries and sundries for the use of their clientele (See below for details).  All donations may be dropped off to our office or you may contact us for pick-up.

For more information, please contact PSSA at [email protected] or our office at 649-8638/0511.

Thank you and God bless you for your generosity!

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When the Guam Farmer's Market in Dededo opens in a couple of weeks, there will be a name on the building synonymous with a champion.

Sen. Rodriguez introduced Bill 203-33(COR) on October 30 to name the Guam Farmer's Market the "vicente (ben) c. pangelinan Farmer's Market - I Metkaon Lancheron I Taotato or the People's Farmer's Market."

During the public hearing on the Bill, great support was received in testimony from many individuals who supported farmers and the late Speaker.  It was suggested that another name be referenced in Chamorro to ensure the renaming was accurate. 

After much deliberation and research, the final proposal was made to enhance the renaming and ultimately became the "The Speaker vicente (ben) c. pangelinan Guam Farmers Market: Sagan Lina'la I Manaotao Tano' (The Place of the Life of the People of the Land)."

"Speaker Ben was a true champion of the people. He worked hard to ensure the Guam Farmer's Cooperative had the land and assistance to build this long-awaited farmer's market.  During his public service, Speaker Ben never failed to recognize and support the work each man, woman and child did for the family and island community.  He continually fought for the rights of landowners, farmers, fishermen, and indigenous rights, making him their champion.  This is a wonderful way to remember Speaker Ben's contributions to our island community," Sen. Rodriguez stated.

The bill passed with 14 yea votes and 1 excused absence.  It now awaits the Governor's action to pass or veto.

 

In a week long Legislative Session, one of the Legislative Bills introduced by Sen. Rodriguez, Bill 133-33 (COR) was debated on the legislative floor during the November session last week.

Bill 133-33's intent was to authorize Guam's commissioned Notary Public's to perform their notarial acts in a foreign country for legal documents to be used on Guam.

After much debate and deliberation, the Guam Legislature passed the bill with 9 yeas, 5 nays and 1 excused absence.

This bill will provide added economic development in allowing Guam's Notary Publics to provide a service to investors from foreign countries in their real estate transactions. All documents notarized must be filed with the Department of Land Management.

The Bill has been transmitted to the Governor's office for his review and hopeful enactment.

This morning, November 12, 2015, the Guam Legislature through Sen. Rodriguez's office joined the American Cancer Society Guam Field Office in a 2016 RELAY FOR LIFE kick-off event.

Sen. Rodriguez, joined by 10 other Senators, presented the American Cancer Society with Resolution 232-33 (COR)- commending and congratulating them for the work they do in support of Guam's Cancer Survivors, caregivers and families.

Immediately after the presentation, Senators got purple-ized when cancer survivors painted on their shirts as a symbol of Painting Guam Purple, the official theme for Relay 2016!

Purple is the official color of Relay for Life and exudes the spirit of the survivor and support for all who live with cancer, bringing hope and love until a cure is found!

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Cathy Rivera Castro reads Resolution 232-33 before Sen. Rodriguez presents to the American Cancer Society.

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Senators with American Cancer Society Officials and Cancer Survivors after the presentation.

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Cerina Mariano painting Sen. Rodriguez purple during the event.

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American Cancer Society with the PURPLE-IZED Senators during the kick-off.

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