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MARCH 2012

Here, there, everywhere! A look at what’s happening on Saipan


Food, Nutrition and Health Tips from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Shop Smart — Get the Facts on Food Labels

Become a smart shopper by reading food labels to find out more about the foods you eat. The Nutrition Facts panel found on most food labels will help you: • Find out which foods are good sources of fiber, calcium, iron, and vitamin C • Compare similar foods to find out which one is lower in fat and calories • Search for low-sodium foods • Look for foods that are low in saturated fat and trans fats

A Quick Guide to Reading the Nutrition Facts Label Start with the Serving Size

• Look here for both the serving size (the amount for one serving), and the number of servings in the package. • Remember to check your portion size to the serving size listed on the label. If the label serving size is one cup, and you eat two cups, you are getting twice the calories, fat and other nutrients listed on the label.

Check Out the Total Calories and Fat

Find out how many calories are in a single serving and the number of calories from fat. It’s smart to cut back on calories and fat if you are watching your weight!

Let the Percent Daily Values Be Your Guide

Use percent Daily Values (DV) to help you evaluate how a particular food fits into your daily meal plan: • Daily Values are average levels of nutrients for a person eating 2,000 calories a day. A food item with a 5% DV means 5% of the amount of fat that a person consuming 2,000 calories a day would eat. • Remember: percent DV are for the entire day — not just for one meal or snack. • You may need more or less than 2,000 calories per day. For some nutrients you may need more or less than 100% DV.

Limit Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium

Eating less of these nutrients may help reduce your risk for heart disease, high blood pressure and cancer:

• Total fat includes saturated, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat. Limit to 100% DV or less per day. • Saturated fat and trans fat are linked to an increased risk of heart disease. • Sodium — high levels can add up to high blood pressure. • Remember to aim low for % DV of these nutrients.

Get Enough Vitamins, Minerals and Fiber

• Eat more fiber, vitamins A and C, calcium, and iron to maintain good health and help reduce your risk of certain health problems such as osteoporosis and anemia. • Choose more fruits and vegetables to get more of these nutrients. • Remember to aim high for % DV of these nutrients.

Additional Nutrients

• Carbohydrates — There are three types of carbohydrates: sugars, starches and fiber. Select whole-grain breads, cereals, rice and pasta plus fruits and vegetables. • Sugars — simple carbohydrates or sugars occur naturally in foods such as fruit juice (fructose), or come from refined sources such as table sugar (sucrose) or corn syrup.

Check the Ingredient List

Foods with more than one ingredient must have an ingredient list on the label. Ingredients are listed in descending order by weight. Those in the largest amounts are listed first. Effective January 2006, manufacturers are required to clearly state if food products contain any ingredients that contain protein derived from the eight major allergenic foods. These foods are milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans.

The High and Low of Daily Values

• 5 percent or less is low — try to aim low in total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium • 20 percent or more is high — try to aim high in vitamins, minerals and fiber

National Nutrition Month® 2012 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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MARCH 2012



Sablan family donates to cancer association

In December 2011 the family of the late Gerard Sablan donated $1,500 as well as a bedside commode to the Commonwealth Cancer Association.


7th Birthday

Members of the IT&E Kamote receive their championship trophy after winning the Masters bracket of the Saipan Electronic Darts Association’s seasonal competition. The banquet was held at the Pacific Islands Club on Jan. 22 where they received their trophies.

Team members of the IT&E Voyagers hold their trophies after topping the eight-ball seasonal competition hosted by the Saipan Billiards Association Jan. 22.

Members of the D’Pirates Mixblood Shooters at the Saipan Electronic Darts Association Awards Banquet held at the Pacific Islands Club on Jan. 22.

Happy 7th birthday to our darling little angel Francine Asedillo. We love you always; from Mom and Dad.

MARCH 2012


Education to go


morning run

Sharon Y. Hart, president of the Northern Marianas College explains the new program called ed2go during a press conference held on campus on Jan. 7. NMC students can now access hundreds of classes and certificate programs online.

NMC’s information techonolgy staff explains how the website works and where to go.


Female finishers of the 2012 Marianas Coffee Trail competition are all smiles upon crossing the finish line at the Micro Beach on Jan 28.

Roman Rudnytsky impresses the crowd with his upbeat pieces. MARCH 2012


Against Cancer March

New members Rob Travilla, left, team captain of Salbahe x Free Dave and Jocelyn Songsong, team captain of 302nd FRG at the Commonwealth Cancer Association’s event to explain the fees and goals for the Marianas March Against Cancer event.

Teams captains of the upcoming Marianas March Against Cancer event, slated for April 27, had a meeting at the Hyatt Regency Saipan on Feb. 9.

Great Speeches Joe S. Servino, left, of Servino & Associates Inc. speaks to the audience during the Chamber luncheon. Staff members joined Servino.

NMI Lt. Gov. Eloy S. Inos addresses Saipan Chamber of Commerce members during a general membership meeting at the Saipan World Resort on Feb 8.

A couple is all smiles after tying the knot at the Hyatt Regency Saipan’s chapel on Feb. 11.

MARCH 2012


Dance! Dance! Revolution! Students from Uncle Ben’s School Studio strut their dance moves during a recital at the Saipan Grand Hotel on Feb. 3.

February Babies

Klynne Serrano

Stacey Demapan Walter Sutherland, Stacey Demapan, and Klynne Serrano each celebrated their birthdays on Feb. 8. Happy birthday! From your friends and loved ones. Walter Sutherland MARCH 2012



Smile your honor your honor

Deveney Dela Cruz, left, and Marianas High School’s Mock Trial President Vinni Orsini before a daily practice for the upcoming CNMI-wide Mock Trial Competition to be held March 2 at the Guma Hustisia Courthouse.



Happy 2nd month to my little bundle of joy. You’re growing up so fast! I wish time would slow down. I thank God every day for you. I hope that you will grow up to be a strong, loving, and honest man. Remember, Mommy will always love you Andre. 

MARCH 2012

District Court of Guam Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood, left, poses with U.S. District Court Judge of the NMI Ramona V. Manglona at the Francisco S. Ada International Aiport after escorting Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor on Saipan on Jan. 28.

Break time

From left: Anne Angeles and Frankie Camacho are all smiles during their break at the Marianas High School campus while classmates Christian De Vero and Mark Caacbay chill out.


Ready! Set! SWIM!

Chris Aguon, left, and Tsunami Saipan swimmer Kensuke Kimura after the Douglas Brennan, left, and Patty Cruz during the Pacific Islands Club’s 2012 Race Around the River fundraiser Feb. 11 at the Pacific Islands Club’s Lazy River. Pacific Islands Club’s 2012 Race Around the River fundraiser.


An opposing contender returns the ball to Charnessa Lizama and teammate Toni Yamada.

Charnessa Lizama delivers a serve during the 4th Annual For the Love of Volleyball beach doubles tournament held at the Hyatt Regency on Feb. 11. MARCH 2012


Cultural Pride The CAB Dancers of Saipan treats the crowd to a cultural dance at the Saipan Grand Hotel Feb. 10.



in the CNMI

Team Catch Us If You Can claims the first place trophy and $200 cash prize, which they generously donated back to the awareness group, after winning the Quiz Nite for the second time.

Grace Christian Academy’s Ronn Marmito, Jazmin Rayphand, Cy Salcedo, Jayda Rayphand, and Robert Marmito Jr. at the 2012 Autism Awareness Quiz Nite event at the Saipan World Resort on Feb. 11.

MARCH 2012


United Filipino Organization’s 2012

Pusong Pinoy Pageant 1. Maria Angelica Malasarte;

2012 Ms. Pusong Pinoy Winner

(on the cover)

2. Sheryl Lou Indalecio 3. Rita Lorraine Doca 4. Josie Ann Santos 5. Kahra B. Atalig 6. Holly Kane Medina; Best in

Formal Wear and 1st Runner up

7. Lou Angeline Gascon; Best in

Talent and Ms. Friendship 8.

Carla Camille Flores; Best in

Sports Wear and 2nd Runner up








MARCH 2012


Home comin’

Members of the Ayuyu Rifle Drill Team drill during the homecoming event of Kagman High School’s class of 2002 at the KHS campus on Feb. 11.

Kagman High School students look on during the Rifle Drill Team performance.

Swing and


Amami Sakano gears up for a serve during a singles match Feb. 11 at the American Memorial Park. Bobby Cruz returns the tennis ball to his opponent Amami Sakano during a singles match for the 2012 Coconut Classics held at the American Memorial Park Feb. 11. 10

MARCH 2012


2012 Coral Reef Initiative

Internships Announced The CNMI Coral Reef Initiative is officially announcing their Summer 2012 Coral Reef Internship Program! The Coastal Resources Management Office (CRM), Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) are looking for 10-12 motivated high school graduates or college students interested in learning more about natural resources management and coral reef conservation. As in previous years, interns will be housed at resources agencies to work with experts in coral reef-related fields. Opportunities this summer range from collecting watershed information with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at DEQ, to conducting educational events related to climate change with CRM staff, to organizing observations and surveys with DFW Enforcement to better understand why marine protected area laws are misunderstood. Interns will work twenty (20) hours per week for ten (10) weeks, and will be paid $8.00/hour. “This is one of the programs that we are very proud of at CRM. We see students come in with little knowledge of coral reefs or the natural environment, and leave excited about conservation and armed with the skills to pursue a major in Natural Resources Managements,” says CRM mentor Rachel Zuercher. To be considered, interested applicants should submit the following documents by 4 April 2012 to Jihan Buniag at the Division of Environmental Quality, PO Box 501304, Saipan, MP 96950. Materials can also be emailed to mp or faxed to (670) 664-8540. • CNMI Employment Application (available at the Office of Personnel Management) • Two letters of recommendation (from a professor or employer) • A resume • A copy of photo identification • Transcripts • A cover letter • A police clearance

2011 CRI Interns learning to use survey equipment with CRM staff to measure movement of sand on Managaha’s beaches.

2011 CRI Intern is hard at work in the DEQ Water Quality Lab.

r an 2011 CRI Interns relax afte ting afternoon in the water conduc I CNM the with eys surv reef flat Marine Monitoring Team.

2011 CRI Interns pose while doing reef flat surveys at Bird Island with the CNMI Marine Monitoring Team.

For more information, contact Rachel Zuercher at the Coastal Resources Management Office (664-8300) or Jihan Buniag at the Division of Environmental Quality at (664-8500).

MARCH 2012



Tribute to Bob Marley

Chris Boomer Concert hosts Kila Moses, left, and Jay “Furbz” Santos hang loose.

Members of a local band gather together for a photo before their performance during the Chris Boomer Concert “Tribute to Bob Marley” held at the Pacific Islands Club Feb. 10.


to the Finishers

Kid finishers with 2012 Northern Passage event coordinator Brad Ruszala after completing the grueling race on Feb. 12 across the Marianas Resort & Spa.

Rennan “Butch” Sublemente, left, defends his Northern Passage crown for the third time in a row during the competition on Feb. 12.

Smile! Holly Kane G. Medina, 1st Runner Up for the 2012 ”Ms. Pusong Pinoy,” gathers around with her friends Cindy, Allysa & Christine for a group photo after the pageant. 12

MARCH 2012

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MARCH 2012



Taking it to the

hoop Left: Ali’i Smart Cagers’ Vergel De Dios (31) attempts a lay-up against SCS’s Jack Lizama during the 2012 DLX Invitational Gualo Rai Friendship League held at the Gualo Rai Court on Feb. 20 Top right: SCS’s Leo Galarse drives past two defenders for a shot. Bottom: Coaches, referees, event coordinators, and table officials.

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XTERRA Saipan Commonwealth Covenant Day




Act of Valor

Amanday Seyfried stars in a thriller, Gone Wanderlust, a comedy with Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston showing at Hollywood Theaters today.

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