TanHoldings and Tan Siu Lin Foundation Joins the Stage of Miss Earth Northern Marianas 2019

TanHoldings and Tan Siu Lin Foundation showed its support to the upcoming coronation night of Miss Earth Marianas 2019 as the company turned over a check amounting to $2,500.00, making it a Silver Level Stage Headline Sponsor.

The Miss Earth Northern Marianas 2019 is the first pageant of its kind in the region. The lucky winner will represent the Northern Marianas, for the first time, in the glamorous and global stage of Miss Earth.

The pageant finale will be held in the evening of June 22, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Saipan.

D&Q’s Spam Jam Sends Winner in A Trip for Two to Hawaii

D&Q Saipan recently announced the lucky winner from their Spam Jam promo. Christine Manglona won the grand prize of Trip for Two to Hawaii and a one thousand dollars check ($ 1,000). Promo runs from February 1, 2019 to March 15, 2019 at 12 participating markets in Saipan.

Spam Jam is a one day event being held on Honolulu, Hawaii every 27th of April. The Waikiki Spam Jam is an annual block party on 3 city blocks on Kalakaua Avenue. Three stages provide free entertainment and there are 18 restaurants serving a variety of SPAM dishes.

CTSI Logistics Guam Leads Distribution of 62 Pairs of Shoes to Students

The Ocean Freight Team of CTSI Logistics Guam led the distribution of 62 pairs of kids’ shoes last April 10, 2019 at the Astumbo Elementary School in the village of Dededo, Guam. The Astumbo Elementary School is located in a community comprising of middle to lower socio-economic backgrounds and caters to students from different ethnic groups in Micronesia, the Pacific Islands and Asia. The team acknowledges the current situation of the students in the school and have chosen Astumbo Elementary school as the recipient to the 62 pairs of kids’ shoes.

The CTSI team, represented by Melanie Bianeza (Ocean Freight Manager), Erwin Paloma (Ocean Freight Operations Supervisor), Peter Villanueva (Ocean Freight Senior Sales Executive) were present during the shoes distribution.

The shoes were donated by Hawaiian Ocean Transport, CTSI Guam’s client.

TanHoldings Kicks Off Lose Big Win Big Corporate Edition

Striving for wellness, whether it is physical or emotional, across its offices, Tan Holdings’ Lose Big Win Big Corporate Edition continues to carry on its mission of promoting a healthy lifestyle among the team members this 2019, marking its third year. Lose Big Win Big encourages and supports team members to undergo the program by teaching self-discipline, proper diet and adequate exercise resulting to a more fit and healthier team member.

Winners will be announced on a bi-weekly basis. Program will run a total of 12 weeks, starting February

15, 2019 and ending May 10, 2019.

TanHoldings and Tan Siu Lin Foundation Supports #MMAC 2019

This year, TanHoldings and its charitable arm, Tan Siu Lin Foundation donated a $16,000 check to the Commonwealth Cancer Association for the upcoming Marianas March Against Cancer (MMAC).

For over a decade, MMAC is the Commonwealth Cancer Association’s signature fund raising event to further assist and uplift individuals with cancer in the Northern Mariana Islands.

This year, the #MMAC2019 will be on May 3-4 at the Commonwealth Ports Authority from 6pm – 6am.

TanHoldings and Tan Siu Lin Foundation Donates to Hyatt Golf Charity event

TanHoldings and Tan Siu Li Foundation once again donated to Hyatt Regency Saipan Golf Classic. The fundraising event this year will aid Make-A-Wish Foundation of Guam and CNMI, in their mission to grant wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses and help other non-government partners whose aim is to uplift the lives of the community, especially the youth.

Now on its 23rd year, Hyatt Regency Saipan will hold its 23rd Annual Charity Golf Classic event at LaoLao Bay Golf and Resort West Course on the 27th of April.

Tan Holdings and TSL Foundation Gives Support to the 38th Flame Tree Arts Festival

A believer of arts and culture, Tan Holdings and the Tan Siu Lin Foundation are some of the sponsors of the longest running arts and cultural festival in the western Pacific.

The 38th annual Flame Tree Arts Festival is set on April 11 to 14 at the Saipan Civic Center Beach Park and visitors will get to watch traditional and contemporary dance, music and traditional canoe exhibits with a showcase of the best local food and drinks.

Tan Holdings turned over the $5,000 check donation to the Commonwealth Council for Arts and Culture on April 8 at the JP Center.

POI Aviation Receives Recognition from United Airlines

United Airlines Saipan, manned by POI Aviation, was awarded best in customer service for the month of January 2019. The event was attended by the management and employees who are assigned to handle United Airlines operations. From United Airlines were Dave Bakermanager for Saipan and Justin Mariongeneral manager for Guam responsible for Saipan station. POI Aviation is represented by Rella Kretzers, General Manager, Agnes Ada, Airport Services Manager Patrick Tenorio, Terminal Operations Manager and Justo Quitugua, Aircraft Maintenance Manager.  

 The ceremony was held at POI Aviation main office on February 19, 2019.  

Tan Siu Lin Foundation Gifts Students a SeaTouch Experience

Building the youth and nurturing them in every possible way is an ongoing commitment Tan Siu Lin Foundation holds close at heart. Last March 26, 28 and 29, 2019, one hundred and twenty-eight (128) first and second graders from Garapan Elementary School went for an educational trip at SeaTouch in Let’s Go! and were given the chance to interact with the stingrays, for free.

The SeaTouch program will be held until June of this year with the following batch of students:

* April 4 – 2nd Graders from Garapan Elementary School (2 classes)

* April 25 & 26 – 4th Graders from San Vicente Elementary School (4 classes)

* June 10 & 11 – 5th Graders from San Vicente Elementary School ( 4 classes)

Kanoa Resort Saipan is Now Fiber Technology Equipped

Last February 28, 2019, at a symbolic ceremony, Kanoa Resort Saipan launched its wifi service through a partnership with IT&E The entire resort is now fiber-technology equipped, enabling faster and more reliable internet service.  

The significant upgrade of Kanoa’s internet service will benefit hotel guests’ need to stay connected at all times. Guests at Kanoa can now experience up to 60 MBPS bandwidth, the fastest on the island. 

Activities that require high speed internet can now be seamlessly held at Kanoa as the resort can provide unlimited internet service- the first to offer on the island.   



TanHoldings and Strategic Business Units sponsor Tagaman Triathlon

Last March 30, 2019 the longest running race in the Western PacificTagaman Triathlon took place. Among the sponsors of the event were TanHoldings and its strategic business units Fiesta Resort and Spa Resort, Kanoa Resort Saipan and Let’s Go.  

Tagaman Triathlon draws its name and inspiration from a legendary king of ancient Chamorros whose feats of strength included carved capstones known as Taga stones.  

Since its commencement in 1992, the event has grown and attracted a lot of athletes from Australia, USA, Asian countries and neighboring the Pacific Islands.  

The course covered the crystal water at the Minachom Atdao, in Susupe and transitions to one of the world’s most beautiful bike courses.  Racers enjoyed a flat run course along Saipan pathway with the views of the Western lagoon through the historic American Memorial Park.  

CTSI Logistics USA Attends ASD Market Week


CTSI Logistics USA attended the ASD Market Week, the most comprehensive trade show for consumer merchandise in the U.S., last March 17 – 20, 2019. As the leading B2B trade show in Las Vegas, ASD brings the world’s widest variety of retail merchandise together in one efficient shopping experience.  

ASD Market Week is also a venue to the SourceDirect trade show, a B2B show for importers, distributors, wholesalers, and large retailers to buy wholesale goods directly from overseas manufacturers. SourceDirect at ASD is the go-to destination for buyers looking to source new product categories and find new ways to directly profit from manufacturers coming from top sourcing countries. 

CTSI Logistics Saipan and Guam Receives Exxon Mobil’s Operational Excellence Awards

CTSI Logistics Saipan and CTSI Guam received the Incident Free Award for the Year 2018 from Exxon Mobil.

The award recognizes companies who have adhered to high ethical and operating standards.

The Saipan Station has been a consistent awardee since 2014.

This year’s awarding was held in New Zealand. Receiving the award were CTSI Saipan General Manager Joven Cruz (2nd from left) and CTSI Guam General Manager Danny Lim (4th from left).

Go Green Team Conducts First Beach Clean Up

TanHoldings Go Green Team held its first Beach Clean Up last March 23, 2019. The team started the clean up behind TSL Plaza to Garapan Fishing Base. It is the first of the six beach clean up drives organized by the TanHoldings team members this year to help the community thrive in a sustainable environment.

OSHA Training for Realty Management Services Team

TanHoldings’ Realty Management team attended the Personal Protective Equipment Training last March 20, 2019 conducted by TanHoldings Safety & Health Consultant Ron Biggers. Personal protective equipment is addressed in specific Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards for General Industry, Shipyard Employment, Marine Terminals, Longshoring, and Construction. OSHA requires that many categories of personal protective equipment meet or be equivalent to standards developed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

The members were provided references that will help them recognize the need for personal protective equipment (PPE) and proper PPE selection and usage.

CTSI Logistics Kicks Off 30th Anniversary Celebration

This year, CTSI Logistics, TanHoldings logistics arm, is celebrating its 30th founding anniversary of continuously bridging the world together. With the theme, “Think CTSI, Think Xo”, this year’s anniversary focuses on encouraging members to do the extraordinary, break from their usual work routines and find more meaning in what they do.

The celebration has been initially rolled out in the Philippines and the rest of the stations is set to follow.


CTSI Logistics started in Saipan in 1989 and is one of the most trusted logistics firms in the region.


Tango Theatres to Receive Highest Employer Award for 2019

Tango Theatres, who is celebrating its 20th anniversary in providing the best theatre experience in Guam is set to receive the highest employer award in 2019.

Pro Patria Award is the highest award presented every year to a local employer in Guam-CNMI who have demonstrated unwavering and outstanding support of their service member employees by the Employer Guard and Reserve (ESGR).

In the past years, Tango Theatres has received ESGR awards beginning in 2017 with the Above and Beyond Award, Most Supportive Employer in 2018 and climbed to the highest employer award this year.

The awarding will be held at the Sheraton Hotel Guam on June 15, 2019.



Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan Joins the 2019 Saipan Marathon

Team members of the Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan and TanHoldings President and CEO Jerry Tan participated at the 2019 Saipan Marathon held last March 9 at the American Memorial Park. Aside from participating as runners in the event, Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan also set up a volunteer tent to assist attendees at in the marathon.

Held annually at the beautiful Marianas, the marathon features 10k, half marathon and full courses. This year, 44 runners participated in the said event.



Saipan Marathon is certified by the International Association of Athletic Federations through the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races and is a great opportunity for participants to qualify for other marathons around the world.



TSL Foundation, Stellar Marianas Team Up for Miss U Bid

Tan Siu Lin Foundation together with Stellar Marianas, CNMI’s nonprofit pageant and talent group, formed an alliance to revive the island’s participation in one of the world’s greatest stage – Miss Universe.

Attended by TanHoldings CEO Jerry Tan and Tan Siu Lin Foundation Executive Director Merlie Tolentino with over 20 members and officers of Stellar Marianas and Administrative Officer Mel Naputi, TSL Foundation announced at Marianas Visitors Authority Conference Room last March 5, 2019, its commitment to fund the Miss Universe pageant’s $10,000 charter fee.

“As a destination and as a goal, we should try to be on every world stage—just like we wish we could compete in the World Cup or other world competitions. We have invested in our active sport programs over these years to begin that possibility for our youth and our community. We should be determined to compete at world level and for pageants, you cannot get bigger than Miss Universe,” said Jerry Tan. “There are very few organizations on island that offer such life-changing opportunities for our young women and we are happy to be able to support such a worthwhile endeavor.”