Sanlagu CHamoru profiles, photos and videos

Even when Rod Taitano
was working as director of
Salesforce’s western region data
center operations in San Francisco, the former Yigo resident
would make an annual February pilgrimage to Guam for his
family’s fiesta for “emotional
refueling.”
Pacific Daily News Dr. Ric Perez has led the nationally prominent kidney transplant program at the University of California, Davis Medical Center for the last three decades, performing up to 400 transplants a year with his team. Perez’s journey to leading the No. 7 program in the country has been filled with twists and turns, as Manny Crisostomo recounts in his latest “Manaotao Sanlagu: CHamorus from the Marianas”.
Dancer and choreographer Lisa Tenorio is the subject of Manny Crisostomo's "Manaotao Sanlagu," an ongoing visual documentary of CHamorus from the Marianas living overseas. The project is featured weekly in the PDN.

After his dream of a military ca- reer as an officer ended, Guam native Johnny Cepeda Gogo’s turned to Plan B — law school. Now he’s a Superior Court judge in California.

Pulitzer-winning multimedia journalist Manny Crisosto- mo chronicles Gogo’s journey in his ongoing visual documentary “Manaotao Sanlagu: CHamorus from the Marianas,” translated as “our people, the CHamorus, over- seas.”

Former Agat resident Albert Van Meter in his sanlagu låncho on the back end of his quarter-acre lot in the Southern California city of Cypress. The 66-year-old Van Meter has been for the last 25 years sculpting a vision of a supersize garden or a mini plantation filled with Guam specific produce.

Lyn Aflague Arroyo, photographed at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward, California. “There’s something about talking story next to where my grandparents are laid to rest,” she said. “It was a place I often went to as a little girl with my grandma, my brother died as an infant and is buried there.”

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