Beautify CNMI! has an English website, three Japanese websites, and now we have a Tagalog website. How cool is that? I think that it might be the first ALL-Tagalog website in the CNMI.
The webmaster is Marites Castillo, President of Friends of the Mariana Islands (FMI). She is the former President of MOVER. Although it has been phenomenally successful over the last year, MOVER was recently dissolved to make room for FMI. Many of the former MOVER members are current FMI members.
FMI differs from MOVER in that they do not limit membership to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW). FMI is the main volunteer corp of Beautify CNMI! It does not matter if you are Japanese, Chamorro, Mainland American, Filipino, short, tall, or whatever. Membership is open to everyone. You just have to have a willingness to volunteer.
The FMI Blog is just the latest in what is turning out to be a never ending string of blogs being pumped out of the CNMI. A year ago, when I was still living in Japan, there was very little in terms of on the ground information coming out of the CNMI. How would someone know what life was like here without visiting? Most websites can't tell you that very well. Blogs can. Now we have over 50 blogs cranking out stories, pictures, and videos on an almost daily basis.
Thank you, We Love Saipan Network!