AB Risk Solutions Marks a Decade of Joyful Traditions with New Year’s Baby Gifts

AB Risk Solutions, for the tenth consecutive year, has continued its tradition of presenting New Year’s Baby gifts, bringing joy to new parents and their little ones. This annual gesture, made possible through the collective efforts of AB Risk’s dedicated staff and the contributions of D&Q Distributors (Pampers wipes and diapers), exemplifies the commitment of TanHoldings’ Strategic Business Units  to community welfare.

The thoughtful contribution, symbolized by diapers and wipes, goes beyond a simple gift; it reflects a decade-long dedication to spreading happiness during a special moment in the lives of local families. AB Risk Solutions, in collaboration with its partners, continues to demonstrate the values of community care, fostering a positive impact that extends well beyond business operations.

APA Elevates Operations with Comply365’s Advanced Mobile Platform

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Exciting developments are on the horizon for Asia Pacific Airlines (APA), a business unit within TanHoldings that specializes in air cargo services. APA is gearing up for a significant leap forward with the incorporation of Comply365‘s state-of-the-art mobile platform. This cutting-edge technology promises more streamlined content delivery to APA’s committed flight crews, ensuring smooth operations and efficient tracking of compliance standards for essential air cargo services spanning the Pacific region.

The collaborative venture between APA and Comply365 was recently featured on pages 32-33 of the Winter 2023 issue of Aircraft IT, marking a noteworthy stride in the aviation sector. For further details, read the comprehensive coverage here.

AB Risk Solutions Shares the Christmas Joy to Harvest House Guam

In a heartwarming display of community spirit, AB Risk Solutions participated in a charitable initiative alongside the FBA Citizens Academy, contributing to the holiday season for children in need at Harvest House in Guam. Harvest House, a ministry dedicated to foster children and families, plays a crucial role in providing for their physical needs, offering spiritual encouragement, and extending emotional support. Despite Guam’s small community, it shoulders the responsibility of caring for over 600 kids within the foster care system. The collaborative effort, known as Santa’s Workshop, allows these kids to experience the joy of choosing their toys and gifts personally, creating cherished memories during the festive season.

As part of this initiative, there is an appeal for sports equipment, including soccer and basketballs, along with the request for new athletic shoes for children. The aim is to enhance the overall experience and provide these deserving kids with an extraordinary Christmas. Witnessing the smiles on the children’s faces as they selected their toys last December 16 was a heartening testament to the positive impact that such acts of kindness can have on the local community.

CTSI Logistics Celebrates Nauru Airlines’ Inaugural Flight to Palau, Celebrates Partnership as GSA and Cargo Terminal Operator

A momentous occasion unfolds today with Nauru Airlines’ inaugural flight to Koror, Palau. Acting as the general cargo sales agent and cargo terminal operator, the CTSI team, joined by Ms. Jennifer Sipple, Head of Customer Experience, and Mr. Seth Ika, Cargo Administrator and Capacity Controller of Nauru Airlines, signifies a significant milestone in air connectivity and trade relations.

Nauru Airlines, the national carrier of Nauru, introduces its groundbreaking Island Hopper Service, linking Palau to Brisbane, Australia. Departing Brisbane on November 30, 2023, and arriving in Koror, Palau, on December 1st, 2023, this service heralds the commencement of a transformative journey uniting the Pacific islands.

This weekly service strategically includes stopovers in Nauru, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, and Pohnpei, seamlessly weaving Palau, Australia, and the vibrant Pacific island nations together. Beyond facilitating travel, this route fosters trade, tourism, and cultural exchange among these diverse destinations.

Operating a fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft, Nauru Airlines is dedicated to providing passenger and cargo services across the Pacific.

CTSI Logistics, in partnership with Nauru Airlines, eagerly anticipates a fruitful collaboration, fostering growth, and strengthening ties across the Pacific.

TanHoldings SBUs Clinch Top Spots in Pika’s Best of Guam 2023

TanHoldings business units secured the top spots in the recently concluded Pika’s Best of Guam 2023, affirming their commitment to excellence.

In multiple categories, FHP Health Center emerged victorious, securing recognition as the Best Medical Clinic/Provider, Best Eye Clinic, and featuring top-notch practitioners, including Best Family Physician Dr. Vinny Duenas and Best Pediatrician Dr. Edna Santos. TakeCare Insurance Company earned the Best Medical Insurance provider award, standing out for its commitment to delivering quality healthcare coverage. CTSI Logistics received acknowledgment as the Best Moving Services, showcasing its dedication to seamless and efficient transport solutions. Finally, Skechers Guam was named the Best Shoe Store, proving its prominence in providing top-quality footwear.

TanHoldings expresses heartfelt gratitude for the continuous support received from the community, emphasizing that these achievements are a testament to the trust and encouragement that fuel their ongoing pursuit of excellence.

Pika’s Best of Guam 2023, conducted by Pacific Daily News, serves as a prominent platform for the community in Guam to recognize and celebrate outstanding businesses and services. The event allows users to actively participate by nominating and voting for their favorites across diverse categories.

TanHoldings and Tan Siu Lin Foundation Sponsor Team Marianas for the 2023 Pacific Games

As dedicated sponsors of community and sports initiatives, TanHoldings and the Tan Siu Lin Foundation are supporting Team Marianas as they prepare to represent the region at the 2023 Pacific Games in Honiara, Solomon Islands. Departing on November 15, Team Marianas will compete in a diverse range of events, including athletics, beach volleyball, bodybuilding, football, golf, swimming, tennis, triathlon, va’a, and weightlifting, throughout the duration of the Pacific Games from November 19 to December 3, 2023.

As they continue to aim to foster community growth through sports, TanHoldings wishes Team Marianas the best of luck, expressing hopes for outstanding success in their upcoming competitions.

TanHoldings Gratefully Acknowledges Nominations for Pika’s Best of Guam 2023

TanHoldings expresses gratitude to its community for nominating several of its business units in various categories for Pika’s Best of Guam 2023. Among these nominees are CTSI Logistics, Inc., Century Insurance, TakeCare Insurance Company, Inc., D&Q International Distributors, and FHP Health Center.

  • CTSI Logistics, Inc. – Best Moving Services
  • Century Insurance – Best Auto Insurance, Best Home Insurance
  • TakeCare Insurance Company, Inc. – Best Medical Insurance, Best Place to Work, Best Dietician/Health Coach: Ernest Aquino
  • D&Q International Distributors – Best Local Facebook Page (GuamHome Essentials)
  • FHP Health Center – Best Medical Clinic/Provider, Best Dental Clinic, Best Eye Clinic, Best Pediatrician: Dr. Edna Santos, Best Family Physician: Dr. Vincent Duenas

The ongoing support and trust by the community are a driving force behind TanHoldings’ commitment to delivering excellence. These nominations are a testament to the dedication and quality of services provided by these business units, reaffirming their dedication to meeting and exceeding the expectations of the people they serve. TanHoldings extends a warm invitation to the community, urging active participation and the casting of votes during the actual voting phase which will run from October 20 to November 15.

POI Aviation Earns Golden Scanner Award

TanHoldings is delighted to offer its heartfelt congratulations to POI Aviation for achieving the Golden Scanner Award. This recognition, initiated by United Airlines in 2022, is designed to honor stations that have consistently excelled in the field of mail services. It encompasses various aspects such as performance, volume, collaboration, safety, and adherence to postal customer service standards.

POI Aviation’s dedication, unwavering spirit, and a “can-do attitude” have shone brightly, even in the face of challenging peak seasons, increased volume, aircraft charters, and the impact of a typhoon. This award serves as a testament to the team’s ability to overcome obstacles and consistently deliver exceptional performance. It’s a well-deserved recognition for their commitment to excellence.

POI Aviation Takes Flight at CNMI Department of Labor 2023 Job Fair

In a promising display of opportunities, the team at POI Aviation took flight at the CNMI Department of Labor 2023 Job Fair held at the Hibiscus Hall of Crowne Plaza Resort Saipan last September 15. The event proved to be a platform where individuals displayed a keen interest in becoming part of the POI Aviation family, specifically eyeing roles as ramp agents and cargo agents. This enthusiastic response not only boosts our team but also brings prospective contributions to the community, signifying a collaborative journey towards greater heights.

With aspirations set high, POI Aviation remains steadfast in attracting talents that resonate with their vision and mission, ensuring a dynamic and dedicated workforce to serve both the organization and the community at large. As they reach out to potential candidates, POI Aviation looks forward to shaping a future where excellence and growth go hand in hand, fostering a thriving aviation community.

TanHoldings Joins Community to Remember 9/11 Heroes

TanHoldings once again stood united with the community to honor the memory of 9/11 heroes at the “We Will Never Forget: Field of Heroes” Anniversary. On September 11, they paid tribute to these heroes who dedicated their lives to the safety of others.

In the event held in Garapan, CNMI government officials, the Tan Siu Lin Foundation, and community members remembered first responders, the military, and those lost during the 9/11 attacks in the United States. They conducted a “Freedom Walk” where first responders and fire and emergency medical services personnel walked to the American Memorial Park Court of Honor and Flag Circle, where numerous American flags were displayed. These flags symbolize the daily sacrifices of CNMI’s first responders, and they will remain until September 30, continuing the remembrance and respect for these heroes.

AB Risk Solutions Recognized as One of Guam’s Best Places to Work in 2023

TanHoldings extends its heartfelt congratulations to AB Risk Solutions for being honored as one of Guam Business Magazine’s top employers for 2023. The acknowledgment was made during the Guam Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management’s annual conference held at the Dusit Thani Resort Guam on August 18. David Silva, the General Manager of AB Risk Solutions, proudly accepted the Recognition certificate in front of around 400 conference attendees. This award signifies AB Risk Solutions’ excellent work environment and dedication to its employees.

“Being recognized as one of Guam Business News’ Top Companies to Work for in 2023 is a great honor. What makes this award special is that it comes from our own team members. It’s very humbling when our employees and customers hold us in high regard, aligning with TanHoldings’ vision of becoming the most admired company in the Western Pacific.” Silva said, expressing his appreciation.

AB Risk Solutions was recognized alongside other outstanding companies like Dusit Thani Guam Resort, Coffman Engineering, ASC Trust, American Watertech, Bank of Guam, and American President Lines.

TanHoldings Joins 8th Annual “We Will Never Forget: Field of Heroes” Commemoration

TanHoldings recently participated in the 8th Annual “We Will Never Forget: Field of Heroes” commemoration, standing alongside government officials and emergency responders. This event, held at the Francisco C. Ada/Saipan International Airport, brought together leaders, first responders, and the community to honor the lives lost during the 9/11 attacks and recognize the dedication of present-day heroes safeguarding the CNMI and the USA. Governor Arnold Palacios, Lt. Governor David Apatang, TanHoldings CEO Jerry Tan, and various first responders gathered for the launch, emphasizing the ongoing importance of remembering and supporting these heroes who selflessly served their communities.

This event not only pays tribute to the heroes lost on 9/11 but also acknowledges the sacrifices and dedication of modern-day heroes, including firefighters, police officers, and first responders. It stands as a testament to their commitment in ensuring the safety of the CNMI and the United States. The funds raised during this event will continue to provide support to the community heroes, aiding them in recovering from the emotional strains that come with their noble decision to serve and protect.

Sponsorship Enthusiasm Fuels the Marianas Football Cup Revival

Photo courtesy of Saipan Tribune

In the revival of the Marianas Football Cup, the Northern Mariana Islands (NMI) men’s and women’s national teams secured victories against Guam’s teams. The event, held at the Northern Marianas Soccer Training Center in Koblerville, featured four games that captivated the crowd. This marked a significant comeback for the tournament, serving as a platform for renewed rivalries and spirited soccer matches between NMI and Guam after a three-year hiatus. The overwhelming community support demonstrated the eagerness to embrace sports events once again since the pandemic, setting a positive tone for future sporting engagements in Saipan.

The recent Marianas Football Cup received support from various sponsors, including TanHoldings’ philanthropic arm, Tan Siu Lin Foundation, as well as business units D&Q International Distributors, Crowne Plaza Resort Saipan, and TakeCare Insurance Company, Inc., among others. This collaborative effort showcases the shared dedication of businesses and organizations towards fostering a vibrant soccer community in the region.

TanHoldings Supports Youth Development through 4-H Marianas

TanHoldings, through the Tan Siu Lin Foundation (TSLF), is honored to extend its support to 4-H Marianas and be one of the sponsors of the 4-H Camp Maga’lahi. As #friendsof4H, TanHoldings is grateful for the chance to empower and nurture the potential of the youth. Through this sponsorship, TanHoldings and TSLF show their commitment to fostering growth, education, and the holistic development of the younger generation, ensuring a promising future for the community.

The upcoming 2023 4-H Camp Maga’lahi is anticipated to be a memorable summer adventure for participants in Saipan, Tinian, and Rota as it offers an immersive experience for young campers, providing a platform to engage in various activities including swimming, hiking, and cultural exploration. Along with these adventures, campers are also given the opportunity to cultivate essential life skills such as leadership and teamwork. The engaging environment of the camp facilitates not only personal growth but also an appreciation for cultural diversity, creating a well-rounded and enriching experience for all.

TanHoldings Sponsors TakeCare Saipan International 2023

Photo courtesy of Northern Marianas Badminton Association

TanHoldings expresses its honor in being one of the sponsors of the TakeCare Saipan International 2023, underlining their dedication to supporting the community through sports. This sponsorship showcases their ongoing commitment to fostering a culture of sportsmanship and unity within the region.

The TakeCare Saipan International 2023 is an event organized in collaboration with Badminton Oceania and the Northern Marianas Badminton Association (NMBA). It represents an addition to the Badminton World Federation (BWF) calendar, featuring two new International Challenge tournaments in June—beginning with the Northern Marianas Open 2023 (June 6-11) and ending with the Saipan International (June 13-18). The involvement of TanHoldings in this event is a testament to their dedication to supporting sports and fostering community engagement, further reinforcing their position as a community-centric organization.

TSLF Awards Scholarships to 10 NMC Students

TanHoldings is proud to announce the ten recipients of the Tan Siu Lin Foundation (TSLF) Scholarship. Northern Marianas College (NMC) students Alyssa A. Alegre, Ejay Luis Aquirre, Ramhae Andrea Awit, Christine Jewelle Beceril, Patricia Ann Castillon, Rownel Jody Coloma, Brent Michael Espineda, Duncan Aaron Laxa, Patricia D. Pak, and Carmille Jade Perez were recently honored during a special reception ceremony held at the Crowne Plaza Resort Saipan.

The TSLF Scholarship program is designed to provide students with invaluable opportunities to achieve their educational and career aspirations. Each scholarship recipient received $1,000 to support their academic journey. NMC extends its deepest gratitude to the Tan Siu Lin Foundation for their ongoing partnership in empowering students and supporting higher education in the CNMI community.

TanHoldings remains steadfast in its commitment to make a positive impact in the CNMI community, and the TSLF Scholarship program is just one of the many ways the company demonstrates its dedication to education and the development of future leaders.

TanHoldings EVP Assumes Role as Board Chairman of Guam Visitors Bureau

TanHoldings proudly congratulates its Executive Vice President George Chiu on his appointment as the new Chairman of the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) Board of Directors.

Expressing gratitude to the members who participated in the selection process, GVB President & CEO Carl T.C. Gutierrez acknowledged the candidates for their unwavering commitment to the visitor industry. In collaboration with Vice President Gerry Perez, Gutierrez emphasized their diligent efforts over the past few months to focus on Guam’s recovery, ensuring a brighter future for the tourism sector.

With a shared vision of fostering a new golden age of tourism, Gutierrez stressed the importance of working harmoniously and inclusively, guided by the laws of Guam. This collaborative approach aims to ensure that tourism not only thrives but also benefits all stakeholders involved.

POI Aviation Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

POI Aviation, the ground handling business unit of TanHoldings, has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification, affirming their dedication to continuously improving performance and delivering services that adhere to the highest standards in safety and quality.

The ISO 9001:2015 certification, granted by SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification company, holds significant importance in an industry where safety and security are paramount concerns. It validates POI Aviation’s adherence to precise quality management system requirements and demonstrates their ability to provide services that align with customer needs while complying with regulatory standards.

Attaining ISO 9001:2015 certification underscores POI Aviation’s dedication to continuous improvement and their commitment to ensuring the highest levels of safety, performance, and customer satisfaction. By meeting these internationally recognized standards, POI Aviation reinforces its position as a trusted industry leader, delivering reliable and top-quality services to its clientele.

POI Aviation Bags Gold in UA Program

Pacific Oriental Inc. Aviation, known as POI Aviation, has proudly attained gold status in the United Airlines Core4 Pillar Program. This recognition encompasses safety, work safety, and security, highlighting POI Aviation’s commitment to excellence in these crucial areas. United Airlines’ Core4 Pillars, which embody safety, caring, dependability, and efficiency serve as guiding principles for the organization.

Ivan Quichocho, POI Aviation Vice President, expressed pride in the team’s accomplishment, attributing the gold status to the results of rigorous audits assessing their business practices, adherence to safety and security protocols, consistency, and workplace and customer safety measures. Quichocho emphasized the team’s consistent high performance in meeting the targets of safety and security which contributed to their exceptional audit results. Looking ahead, Quichocho outlined the team’s aspiration to achieve platinum status in the upcoming quarter, demonstrating their commitment to continuous improvement.

Expressing gratitude, Regional Safety Manager for United Airlines David Baker and United Airlines General Manager Justin Marion commended the POI team for their invaluable partnership with United in delivering safe, caring, dependable, and efficient services to customers. This recognition not only affirms POI Aviation’s dedication to maintaining the highest standards but also underscores their role as trusted leaders in the aviation industry. As a business unit of TanHoldings, POI Aviation’s achievement in the United Airlines Core4 Pillar Program demonstrates the group’s commitment to excellence across its diverse portfolio of industries.

TSLF Supports the Tinian Pika Festival with a $5,000 Donation

The Tinian Pika Festival, set to captivate attendees with its vibrant celebration, has received a significant boost of support from the Tan Siu Lin Foundation (TSLF). The foundation has pledged a donation of $5,000 to contribute to the success of the much-anticipated event. Mayor Edwin P. Aldan had the honor of receiving the donation check from TSLF’s Director Merlie Tolentino and TanHoldings’ CEO Jerry Tan.

Scheduled to take place on February 18-19, 2023, the 19th Annual Tinian Hot Pepper Festival, known as “Pika Fest” among locals, is a remarkable showcase of the island’s distinctive donni’ hot pepper. The Chamorro word “pika” carries dual meanings of “spicy” and “excellent,” both of which aptly describe the festivities that await attendees. The event attracts locals and visitors alike, who come together to immerse themselves in a fusion of culture, flavors, and vibrant performances.

The support extended by the Tan Siu Lin Foundation and TanHoldings highlights their commitment to fostering community spirit and promoting the cultural heritage of Tinian. By donating to the Tinian Pika Festival, the foundation aims to enhance the festivities and provide an enjoyable experience for everyone in attendance.