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September 3, 2014 @ 5:14 pm

Episode 198 “USP4GG Global Protest Against China’s Claims in the West Philippine (South China) Sea”

(hosted by Dr. Vivian Dames with production assistance of Marlon Molinos and Alan Grossman) was recorded 8/18-22/14 and aired 8/29/14. 

On July 24, 2014, Filipinos around the world were called to stage protests in front of China Embassies and other peaceful rallies to support the Philippine government’s position against China’s aggressive territorial and maritime claims in the West Philippine (South China Sea) 

July 24 marks the second anniversary of China’s creation of the Sansha prefecture with a vast jurisdiction that includes islands and reefs which the Philippines also claims.  Since the formation of this prefecture, China has increased provocative moves against the Philippines including the occupation of Scarborough Shoal denying access to Filipino fishermen and dispatching Chinese frigate to Ayungin Reef.  China has also  constructed a military garrison in Mischief Reef (about 85 miles from Palawan)  and is reportedly planning to build a military base on Mabini Shoal in the Kalayaan Island Group, near Pagasa Island.  

The U.S. Pinoys for Good  Governance (USP4GG) has been at the forefront of global organizing among Filipinos in the diaspora to protest China’s ‘bullying’.  Its mission is to promote good governance in the Philippines (the 12th most populated country in the world with a population of 100 million) by seeking ways to increase the positive political influence of the estimated ten million Filipinos living and working abroad.  It has supported multilateral diplomatic approaches to resolving this maritime and territorial conflict and now supports the Philippines’ petition to a United Nations endorsed tribunal seeking a durable solution to this dispute. 

Program guests are three representatives of the USP4GG which has led this global viral campaign to put pressure on China to back down: Loida Nicolas Lewis, Ted Laguatan, and Dr.  Celia Lamkin.  All three Filipino-Americans were active in the campaign to elect Benigno Aquino III as President of the Philippines and were invited guests at the state dinner given for President Barack Obama on his visit to Manila in April 2014 to sign the Enhanced Defense Cooperative Agreement (EDCA) to support the US Pacific Pivot. The U.S. has been vague about whether this mutual defense treaty with the Philippines covers the islands in dispute, whereas it has repeatedly said the East China Sea islands fall under its security treaty with  Japan. 

Loida Nicolas Lewis is the national chair of USP4GG based in New York City.  She is a lawyer, global entrepreneur, philanthropist and civic leader.  This interview includes an audio clip of her Call to Action for Filipinos to participate in the global protest against China aggression on July 8, 2011.[ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgPcunivDXg].  She led the July 24 protest in New York City in front of the United Nations. 

Ted Laguatan is the national co-founder, legal counsel and spokesperson of USP4GG. Together with Nicolas Lewis and another activist lawyer Rodel Rodis,  USP4GG national president, Laguatan founded the Global Diaspora Council  (GFDC) and helped Filipinos in Europe to establish the European Network of Filipinos (ENFID), the only umbrella organization of Filipinos in Europe.  Laguatan heads an ethics based law firm in the San Francisco Bay area where he practices human rights law.  He is also a regular columnist for various publications including the Internet edition of the Philippine Daily Inquirer which has a readership of millions.  He organized the July 24 protest in San Francisco. 

Dr. Celia Lamkin is chairperson of the Marianas Chapter of USP4GG.  She is a  retired physician and health and human rights advocate who has lived in Saipan for 20 years.  She organized the simultaneous July 24 rallies held in Saipan and Guam, as well as previous actions related to this cause.   

Music selection: Change the World by Filipinos Unite[ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L58Fs-P-K8], a collaboration of Filipino artists calling for peace, unity and awareness in the face of international military aggression against the Philippines over the West Philippine (South China) Sea.  

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September 1, 2014 @ 6:40 pm

Ep. 197, “Arsenals of Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs in 2014”

hosted by Dr. LisaLinda Natividad with production assistance of Marlon Molinos and Alan Grossman) was recorded 8/14/14 and aired 8/22/14. 

 

The Japan Council against A & H Bombs (Gensuikyo) was founded on September 19, 1955 and has organized and led nationwide and global protests against the damage from the hydrogen bomb test, which the United States conducted on March 1, 1954 at the Bikini Atoll in the central Pacific. Through the work of the Council over the years, more than 32 million signatures were collected demanding a ban on nuclear weapons illustrating the strong desire of Japanese people for peace and a ban on nuclear weapons.  These signatures have been provided to national governments and to the United Nations in New York. 

More recently, the Council organized the 2014 World Conference against A and H Bombs, which was held in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan from August 1-9, 2014 with the theme “For a Nuclear-Weapon Free, Peaceful and Just World”. [For more information,  go to: www.antiatom.org/GSKY/en/

Program guest is Mr. Art de Oro (artdeoro@yahoo.com), a local veteran, business man and educator, who attended the 2014 conference as a representative of the Guahan Coalition for Peace and Justice. De Oro shares his experience at this conference and insights gained relative to current arsenals of A and H bombs.  [For a related episode, download Ep. 88 “Guam’s Participation in the World Conference Against A and H Bombs”  hosted by Dr. Vivian Dames which aired 10/7/11.] 

Music selections: “Imagine” by John Lennon and “Heal the World” by Michael Jackson performed by Mindanao peace activist Nino Malacaste Desierto (Onin Music). 

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August 18, 2014 @ 12:00 am

EP 38 “Counter Military Recruitment and Guam’s Youth”

(hosted by Joy White with production assistance of Lydia Taleu) first aired 10/8/10 and re-broadcast 8/15/14 (with assistance of Marlon Molinos).     

Counter military recruitment is a national movement to empower youth and parents to make more informed decisions about military enlistment. Through this work, counter-recruiters seek to balance the myths surrounding military service by teaching potential enlistees about their rights and exposing the risks and consequences military recruiters fail to mention. 

  

Our region of the Pacific has been referred to as a ‘military recruiter’s paradise’.  Nationally, recruiters are under tremendous pressure to meet recruiting goals where media coverage on current wars make military life harder to pitch. In contrast, US Army recruiting on Guahan has received national attention and celebrates having four of the Army’s top 12 producers. From a different perspective, the ‘success’ of military recruitment subjects our community to the ‘poverty draft’.  Pacific Islanders are the most overrepresented group in the U.S. military at 649%. Consequently, the islands of Micronesia have suffered more casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan per capita than any US state. 

Program guests are Ms. Christina Illarmo and Ms. Moñeka De Oro, both Chamorro women who grew up as military dependents.  At the time of this interview, Ms. Illarmo (cillarmo@gmail.com) was a graduate social work student at Wheelock College, Boston.  She returned to Guam in the summer 2010 to complete an internship with the Guahan Coalition for Peace and Justice.  Her project involved the introduction of counter military recruitment to the Guam public and private school systems and educating parents and students about the pros and cons of enlisting in the military. Ms. De Oro (moneka.deoro@gmail.com) is a former member of Americorps-VISTA at the Guam Community College Center for Civic Engagement and Student Services.  She is the events coordinator for WeAreGuahan.  She studied anthropology, with a focus on culture and history of Guam and the Marianas, at the University of Guam. 

Music selection: All These Things That I’ve Done by The Killers.  This re-broadcast includes a YouTube clip of Aimee Allison, veteran, conscientious objector and counter-recruiter, speaking at the national counter-recruitment conference held at UCLA/Berkeley, October 22, 2005.  

According to a 1986 Ninth Circuit Court ruling, counter military recruiter are legally allowed the same access to students in schools as military recruiters. To get your Back-to-School Kit for Counter-recruitment and School Demilitarization Organizing go to:http://www.popularresistance.org/back-to-school-get-your-counter-recruitment-kit/  This kit is designed to provide community activists, concerned teachers and counselors, parents, and students, an up-to-date catalog of materials to counter the increasing efforts of the U.S. Department of Defense to militarize our youth in schools. The 2013 Back-to-School Kit includes material organized in the categories of Counter-recruitment, Non-military Careers, College and Service Alternatives, Gender and the Military, JROTC, Delayed Entry Program (DEP), and Privacy issues including Student Opt Out and ASVAB testing.

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August 3, 2014 @ 3:08 pm

Ep. 196, “In His Words: A Tribute to ‘sen ben’ “

(co-hosted by Vivian Dames, Victoria Lola-Leon  Guerrero, Lisa Linda Natividad, and Michael Lujan Bevacqua with production assistance of Samantha Marquez-Dauglash and Alan Grossman) airs 8/1/14. 

 In this episode we pay tribute to the Honorable Vicente “ben” Cabrera Pangelinan who lost his battle with cancer on July 8, 2014 at the age of 58.  He was a ten term senator  (22nd-32nd, except for the 28th) who also served as the Speaker for the 27th Guam Legislature. During his legislative career, he introduced over 200 bills which became law.   

Prior to his resignation on June 29, he served as the Chair of the Committee on Appropriations. Public Debt, Legal Affairs, Retirement, Public Parks, Recreation and Land, an oversight role which reflected his diverse interests and commitments. 

 Senator Pangelinan , or ‘sen ben’, as he liked to be called,  was a son of the Marianas who was born in Saipan and came of age in Guam. ‘Sen ben’ was lauded by many as a man of principle and a champion for the common person.  He was known for diligence in his research and analysis and for his tenacity in fighting for what he believed, even when the odds were against him.  He was a tireless advocate for Chamorro cultural preservation and self-determination and a careful steward of public funds. He was also an outspoken critic of the proposed military buildup who used his leadership role to obtain information, to inform, and to encourage civic participation.  As recently as May 13, for example, he conducted a round table meeting to obtain a Status Update on the Programmatic Agreement by the Guam State Historic Preservation Office to make sure that all necessary steps were being taken to safeguard and provide public access to cultural and historical resources affected by military and other activities. We provided coverage of this roundtable on Ep. 185 (5/15/14) “Cultural and Historical Resources - Protection and Public Access.

As our tribute to ‘sen ben’, we are re-broadcasting segments from five other episodes, in chronological order,  to which he contributed over the past three years.  We begin with Ep. 68 (5/20/11) “Exploring a Sustainable Economy:  A Look at the State of Our Island’s Economy and Creative Options for the Future.” Sen ben’ was interviewed by Victoria-Lola Leon Guerrero, a writer and teacher, who reflects on her earlier contacts with the senator and his role as an advocate for public fiscal transparency and accountability and developing a sustainable island economy.    

 ‘Sen ben’ was also a stalwart advocate for environmental and compensatory justice issues, what the U.S. Navy refers to as ‘legacy issues’ which are not addressed in the FSEIS or the DSEIS on the military buildup.  On Ep. 153 (7/5/13) “Guam ‘Downwinders’ and RECA:  Another Push for Social Justice” we provided coverage of the June 7, 2013 public hearing he conducted on Resolution 127 which petitions the US Congress to amend the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) of 1990 to include several additional geographic areas, including Guam, and to improve and increase compensation for those affected by ionizing radiation resulting from U.S. nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands from 1946-1962.  In his introduction, he explains the purpose of the hearing and the intent of Resolution 127.  Dr. Lisa Linda Natividad, who has hosted several episodes on nuclear issues, comments on the senator’s long standing support for the advocacy of the Pacific Association of Radiation Survivors (PARS), led by Mr. Robert Celestial.  

 

In the second half, we re-broadcast a segment of Ep. 163 (9/13/13) “Political Futures for the Marianas”  which features a lecture by ‘sen ben’ at the 2nd Annual Marianas History Conference held August 30-31, 2014 at the University of Guam. The theme of this conference was “One Archipelago, Many  Stories;  Integrating Our Narratives”.  Dr. Michael Lujan Bevacqua provides comment on the significance of  ‘sen ben’s’ contributions and of this lecture,  “Galvanizing Past and Present Threats to Chamorro Homelands.” 

Early this year we aired Ep. 172  (1/10/14)  “The MITT, International Law, and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.”  The touchstone for this episode was the November 14, 2013 opinion piece about the MITT Draft EIS/OEIS penned by ‘sen ben’ entitled ‘Preferred alternatives for our people” which was published by the Marianas Variety  and recorded for this program. In this column, ‘sen ben’ discusses the MITT EIS process and places this process within a global perspective, referencing the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples, in particular Article 30,  concerning the conduct of military activities.  

On May 19,  ‘sen ben’ was one of three Guam senators who provided testimony, albeit noticeably hoarse from failing health,  at the second public hearing conducted by the U.S. Navy  on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) on the Guam and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Relocation.  We provided coverage of this hearing on Ep. 190 (6/16/14) “DSEIS Public Hearing in Mangilao, Part 1 of 2.”  

Music selections:  Saina and Adios Esta Ki performed by Pa’a Taotao Tano at the July 16 State Memorial Service for ‘sen ben’ held at the Paseo de Susana.

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July 30, 2014 @ 2:13 pm

Episode. 195, “Hinekka i Tiningo’ i Manåmko’: Chamorro Elders Remember the Japanese Occupation”

Hosted by Dr. Michael Lujan Bevacqua (with production assistance of Marlon Molinos and Alan Grossman) aired 7/25/14. 

 

For the past year the Chamorro Studies Program at the University of Guam has been undertaking the project, Hinekka i Tiningo’ i Manåmko’ or the collection of the knowledge of the elders. As part of this oral history project, UOG undergraduate students have conducted interviews with more than 100 elderly Chamorros. These interviews focus on the specialized knowledge that only elderly Chamorros may possess, such as details of past historical periods and unique or undocumented forms of the Chamorro language, whether they be songs, jokes or axioms. 

In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of Liberation Day,  July 21, this episode showcases seven interviews with elderly Chamorros about their experiences during I Tiempon Chapones, or the Japanese occupation, conducted by seven undergraduate students enrolled in Dr. Michael Lujan Bevacqua’s (mlbasquiat@hotmail.com) Summer 2014 Guam History class. These interviews provide an interesting portrait as to the diversity of Chamorro experiences during a difficult time.  The interviewees were allowed to answer in either English or Chamorro, based on whichever made them feel more comfortable. 

 

The list of interviewers and interviewees (in order of presentation) is as follows: 

 

Interview 1: Ariane Santos interviewing Rosita Munoz Flogger

Interview 2: Henedina Cervania interviewing Concepcion Cruz Flores

Interview 3: Maria Esmero interviewing Piti Mayor Vicente Diaz Gumataotao

Interview 4: Dustin Elliot interviewing Edward Cruz

Interview 5: Nino Dizon interview Lucy Anderson

Interview 6: Anthony Sanchez interviewing Former Yigo Mayor Antonio Calvo

Interview 7: Karla Dizon interview Barbara M.C. Dela Cruz

 

Music selection: Mångge i Chamorro or “Where are the Chamorros?” from the band Chamorro and their album “Tiempo.”

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July 30, 2014 @ 2:11 pm

Episode 194, “Sindålu: Chamorro Journeys in the U.S . Military”

(hosted by Dr. Vivian Dames with production assistance of Alan Grossman ) was recorded 6/26, 6/28/14 at the exhibit site and aired 7/18/14.  

 

The Guam Humanities Council (GHC) has partnered with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Museum on Main Street program to bring to Guam the national exhibit, “Journey Stories.”  This scaled down version of the national exhibit chronicles immigration and migration stories throughout American history. The Guam contribution to this exhibit entitled “Sindålu: Chamorro Journeys in the U.S. Military  explores the many significant and often unrecognized journeys of Chamorro men and women who currently or have served in the U.S. military.  This exhibit includes the stories and artifacts of Chamorro soldiers, including Navy nurses and veterans who reached the highest military ranks, some who came to question Guam’s relationship with the U.S. after they left the service, and some who became advocates for veterans issues or activists for indigenous rights.  This Guam tour of  “Journey Stories” and “Sindålu” is made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.      

 

This episode features the welcome remarks given at the June 26 opening of this exhibit by Dr. Kimberlee Kihleng, executive director, Guam Humanities Council and Tiffany Ruhl, curatorial assistant for the Museum on Main Street of the Smithsonian Institution.   

 

This is followed by the walking tour lecture on ‘Sindålu” given by Dr. Michael Lujan Bevacqua on June 28.  Dr. Bevacqua is the humanities scholar for this GHC project who also helped to assemble the materials for the local exhibit.  He is an assistant professor at the University of Guam where he teaches Guam history and Chamorro and coordinates the Chamorro  Studies Program.  

 

This episode includes the song “Fallen, Not Forgotten” recorded by USAF Vietnam era veteran Danny Orlino.  He was a featured artist at the June 26 opening reception where he performed an original song,  “77 Heroes of Vietnam.”  Orlino is the first Chamorro singer from Guam who has ever competed and won in the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival sponsored by the U.S. Veterans Affairs Office. 

This exhibit of ‘Journey Stories” and ‘Sindålu” will be open to the public at the second floor gallery of the Agana Shopping Center until August 18 then moves to the Isla Center for the Arts located on the University of Guam campus. For more information about upcoming GHC programs related to this exhibit call 472-4460/61 or go to:  www.guamhumanitiescouncil.org/

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July 27, 2014 @ 5:27 pm

Episode 193, “Learn More, Speak Now”

(hosted by Dr. Vivian Dames with production assistance of Samantha Marquez-Dauglash and Alan Grossman) was recorded 6/25/14 and aired 7/11/14.  

This episode features coverage of the “Learn More, Speak Now” event held at the University of Guam on June 25, 2014, to encourage the community to learn more about the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) on the Guam and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Relocation and to provide comment. This document was released April 18 and the public comment period ended July 2.  The public release of the Final SEIS is expected to occur in early 2015. 

This event was co-sponsored by We Are Guahan, Our Islands are Sacred, the Guahan Coalition on Peace and Justice, and the UOG Chamorro Studies  Program.  It featured a panel of five presentations outlining impacts as discussed (or not) in the DSEIS, small group discussions, and the opportunity  to register for the Chamorro Registry provided by the office of Senator Vicente ‘Ben’ Pangelinan. 

The five panelists (in order of presentation) are: Leevin Camacho (Economic Impacts), Victoria-Lola Leon Guerrero (Social Impacts), Cara-Flores Mays (the five alternatives for the Live Fire Training Range Complex, or LFTRC), Ji Lawrence (Environmental Impacts), and Moñeka De Oro (Impacts on Cultural Resources and Historic Sites of the Preferred Alternative for the LFTRC , i.e. Talalo, Northwest Field, AAFB).  To view available GovGuam agency comments on the DSEIS, go to http://www.oneguam.com.

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July 27, 2014 @ 5:22 pm

Episode 192, “The Pursuit of Independence: Two Conversations with Three Artists.”

(hosted by Tali Ariav with production assistance of Marlon Molinos and Robert Wang) was recorded 6/11/14 in Iowa City, Iowa and 6/22/14 in Tel Aviv, Israel and aired 7/4/14.  

 

July 4 is U.S. Independence Day which celebrates not only the end of colonial rule and the Declaration of Independence in 1776, but also individual and cultural independence around the world. This commemorative episode features two conversations with three artists in Iowa City, Iowa, and in Tel Aviv, Israel about the meaning and pursuit of independence.  

 

The introduction entitled  “The Next Generation,” is an excerpt from Amir Orian’s play “User Name: General.” This play was originally written in Tel Aviv, Israel, and was translated to English by program host Tali Ariav.  Guam residents and members of the performing arts community, Jefferson Cronin and Diane Isis Thurber,  provide theatrical reading and singing for this short piece.

 

Following this reading, we hear an inspiring conversation with Amir Orian (conducted in Hebrew with English voice-over).  He is an actor, director, theatre critic, teacher and the founder of The Room Theatre-Theatre Laboratory. Born in 1944 in Tel Aviv, Israel, Orian established his Room Theatre, and the Orian Method, in Tel-Aviv in 1985. The Room Theatre is dedicated to research, study and performance of  alternative behaviors for actors who are in the environment of the artistic event.

Following the interview with Amir Orian, we hear the insights of Jen Fawcett and Sean Lewis, co-founders of the Working Group Theater in Iowa City, Iowa.  Founded in 2009, Working Group Theatre promotes independence in audiences and communities of diverse backgrounds through engagement and sharing their untold stories with the public. Sean is WGT’s Artistic Director, while Jennifer is the Associate Artistic Director.

The musical selections for this episode include “The Kreutzer Sonata” by Ludwig von Beethoven, and the inspiration for the original play, “The Kreutzer Sonata: A Play in Three Tiny Movements,” written by Jen Fawcett.

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July 27, 2014 @ 5:18 pm

Episode 191, “DSEIS Public Hearing in Mangilao, Part 2 of 2

(hosted by Dr. Vivian Dames with production assistance of Dr. Michael Lujan Bevacqua, Dr. Elizabeth Bowman, Samantha Marquez-Dauglash,  Marlon Molinos and Robert Wang) was recorded 5/19/14 at Father Duenas Memorial School and aired 6/27/14.   

From May 17-20, the Department of the Navy (DON) conducted three public hearings in northern, central, and southern villages of Guam on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) on the Guam and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Relocation which was released April 18.  The public comment period has been extended 15 days to July 2.  Comments may be submitted  online at http://guambuildupeis.us or by mail to Joint Guam Program Office Forward, P.O. Box 153246, Santa Rita, Guam 96915. 

This SEIS process addresses two aspects of the buildup for which decisions have been deferred in light of changes in the size and composition of the US Marine units that may be relocated to Guam--- the main cantonment area and the location of the Live Fire Training Range Complex (LFTRC).  These adjustments would reduce the originally planned relocation of approximately 8,600 Marines and  9,000 dependents, first announced in 2005,  to a force of approximately 5,000 Marines and 1,300 dependents.

This episode is the second in a two part series featuring the oral testimonies at the May 19  public hearing held at Father Duenas Memorial School in the central village of Mangilao.  The Mangilao district of Pågat,  once an ancient Chamorro village, was the preferred location for the Live Fire Training Range Complex in the Final EIS.  However, a lawsuit filed in 2010 by the Guam Preservation Trust, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and We Are Guahan forced the U.S. Navy to conduct the SEIS, now undergoing public review.  The Pågat site is still among the five alternatives identified for the LFTRC in the DSEIS.  

In the first half of this episode we present the testimonies of Martha L.G. Toves, Lourdes Flores Bejado, Chris Flores Bejado, Barbara S.N. Benavente, Emily Sablan, Hope Alvarez Cristobal, Anna Lee Camacho Villagomez, and Jessica Nangauta.  [The testimonies of Cristobal and Villagomez were not  included in the original broadcast.] 

In the second half, we hear the testimonies of  Moneka De Oro, Victoria-Lola Leon Guerrero, Fanai Castro, Cara May Flores, Patricia L. G. Taimanglo, Maria Baza, Jonathan Frank Blas Diaz, Art De Oro, Shannon Siguenza, and Michael Lujan Bevacqua.   

These oral testimonies, limited at the public hearing to three minutes, have been edited to fit the format of the program.

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July 27, 2014 @ 5:15 pm

Episode 190, “DSEIS Public Hearing in Mangilao, Part 1of 2

(hosted by Dr. Vivian Dames with production assistance of Dr. Michael Bevacqua and Samantha Marquez-Dauglash ) was recorded 5/19/14 at Father Duenas Memorial School and aired 6/20/14.   

From May 17-20, the Department of the Navy (DON) conducted three public hearings in northern, central, and southern villages of Guam on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) on the Guam and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Relocation which was released April 18.  The public comment period has been extended 15 days to July 2.  Comments may be submitted  online at http://guambuildupeis.us or by mail to Joint Guam Program Office Forward, P.O. Box 153246, Santa Rita, Guam 96915. 

This SEIS process addresses two aspects of the buildup for which decisions have been deferred in light of changes in the size and composition of the US Marine units that may be relocated to Guam--- the main cantonment area and the location of the Live Fire Training Range Complex (LFTRC).  These adjustments would reduce the originally planned relocation of approximately 8,600 Marines and  9,000 dependents, first announced in 2005,  to a force of approximately 5,000 Marines and 1,300 dependents.

This episode is the second in a two part series featuring the oral testimonies at the May 19  public hearing held at Father Duenas Memorial High School in the central village of Mangilao.  The Mangilao district of Pågat,  once an ancient Chamorro village, was the preferred location for the Live Fire Training Range Complex in the Final EIS.  However, a lawsuit filed in 2010 by the Guam Preservation Trust, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and We Are Guahan forced the U.S. Navy to conduct the SEIS, now undergoing public review.  The Pågat site is still among the five alternatives identified for the LFTRC in the DSEIS.

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