MINUTES: July 28, 2022

MINUTES: July 28, 2022 MINUTES July 28, 2022   I. PRELIMINARIES: A. Call to Order Chairman Edward Deleon Guerrero called the meeting to order at 10:03 am on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at the Commission's 2nd Floor Main Conference Room at the Springs Plaza in Gualo Rai, Saipan. The meeting was also on videoconference. The Chairman extended a warm welcome to the newest member of the Commonwealth Casino Commission, Mr. Martin Mendiola. He announced that it is Commissioner Mendiola's first official meeting with the board, and that the Commission expects significant contributions from him, as it did from his predecessor, as well as from the rest of the members. He noted that it is an interesting time for the Commission as it enters unchartered territories, which they will get into further during the meeting. B. Roll Call Commissioners present at the meeting were: Edward Deleon Guerrero (Chairman), Rafael Demapan (Vice Chairman), Ramon Dela Cruz (Secretary), Mariano Taitano (Treasurer), and Martin Mendiola (Public Affairs/Media Relations). C. Adoption of Agenda Commissioner Dela Cruz...
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MINUTES June 23, 2022

MINUTES: June 23, 2022 MINUTES June 23, 2022   I. PRELIMINARIES: A. Call to Order Acting Chairman Rafael Demapan called the meeting to order at 10:05 am on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at the Commission's 2nd Floor Main Conference Room at the Springs Plaza in Gualo Rai, Saipan. The meeting was also on video conference. B. Roll Call Commissioners present at the meeting were: Rafael Demapan (Acting Chairman), Ramon Dela Cruz (Secretary), and Mariano Taitano (Treasurer). Chairman Edward Deleon Guerrero was off island but attended the meeting via video conference as a non-participating member. His absence was excused by Chairman Demapan. C. Adoption of Agenda Commissioner Dela Cruz made a motion to amend the agenda to defer items A and B under VI. New Business. He then made a motion to adopt the agenda as amended. The motions were seconded by Commissioner Taitano, put to a vote, and unanimously approved. The agenda was adopted as amended. Acting Chairman Demapan clarified that the Commission has removed all sections involving IPI from the...
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MINUTES: May 26, 2022

MINUTES: May 26, 2022 MINUTES May 26, 2022   I. PRELIMINARIES: A. Call to Order Chairman Edward Deleon Guerrero called the meeting to order at 10:05 am on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at the Commission's 2nd Floor Main Conference Room at the Springs Plaza in Gualo Rai, Saipan. The meeting was also on video conference. B. Roll Call Commissioners present at the meeting were: Edward Deleon Guerrero (Chairman), Rafael Demapan (Vice Chairman), Ramon Dela Cruz (Secretary), and Mariano Taitano (Treasurer). Commissioner Diego Songao (Public Affairs) was not present in the meeting due to personal matters off-island. His absence was excused by the Chairman. C. Adoption of Agenda Commissioner Taitano made a motion to adopt the agenda, seconded by Commissioner Dela Cruz. The motion was put to a vote and unanimously approved. The agenda was adopted as presented. D. Adoption of Minutes: March 30, 2022 Commissioner Dela Cruz made a motion to adopt the Minutes of the July 29, 2021 meeting, seconded by Commissioner Taitano. Discussion: Commissioner Dela Cruz noted that there were some...
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MINUTES: April 28, 2022

MINUTES: April 28, 2022 MINUTES April 28, 2022   I. PRELIMINARIES: A. Call to Order Chairman Edward Deleon Guerrero called the meeting to order at 10: 11 am on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at the Commission's 2nd Floor Main Conference Room at the Springs Plaza in Gualo Rai, Saipan. The meeting was also on video conference. B. Roll Call Commissioners present at the meeting were: Edward Deleon Guerrero (Chairman), Rafael Demapan (Vice Chairman), Ramon Dela Cruz (Secretary), and Mariano Taitano (Treasurer). C. Adoption of Agenda Commissioner Dela Cruz made a motion to adopt the agenda as presented, seconded by Commissioner Taitano. The motion was put to a vote and unanimously approved. The agenda was adopted. D. Adoption of Minutes: March 30, 2022 Commissioner Taitano made a motion to approve the Minutes of meeting for March 30, 2022 as presented, seconded by Commissioner Dela Cruz. The motion was put to a vote and unanimously approved. The Minutes of meeting for March 30, 2022 was approved. ...
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MINUTES: March 30, 2022

MINUTES: March 30, 2022 MINUTES March 30, 2022   I. PRELIMINARIES: A. Call to Order Chairman Edward Deleon Guerrero called the meeting to order at 10:12 am on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at the Commission's 2nd Floor Main Conference Room at the Springs Plaza in Gualo Rai, Saipan. The meeting was also on video conference. B. Roll Call Commissioners present at the meeting were: Edward Deleon Guerrero (Chairman), Rafael Demapan (Vice Chairman), Ramon Dela Crus (Secretary), and Mariano Taitano (Treasurer). C. Adoption of Agenda Commissioner Dela Cruz made a motion to adopt the agenda as presented, seconded by Commissioner Taitano. The motion was put to a vote and unanimously approved. The agenda was adopted. D. Adoption of Minutes: February 24, 2022 Commissioner Taitano made a motion to approve the Minutes of meeting for February 24, 2022, with minor amendments, seconded by Commissioner Dela Cruz. The motion was put to a vote and unanimously approved. The Minutes of meeting for February 24, 2022 was approved as amended. ...
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MINUTES: February 24, 2022

MINUTES: February 24, 2022 MINUTES February 24, 2022   I. PRELIMINARIES: A. Call to Order Acting Chairman Rafael Demapan called the meeting to order at 10:07 am on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at the Commission's 2nd Floor Main Conference Room at the Springs Plaza in Gualo Rai, Saipan. The meeting was also on video conference. B. Roll Call Commissioners present at the meeting were: Rafael Demapan (Acting Chairman), Ramon Dela Cruz (Secretary), and Mariano Taitano (Treasurer). Chairman Edward Deleon Guerrero was off island, but present for the meeting via video conference. C. Adoption of Agenda Commissioner Dela Cruz made a motion to adopt the agenda as presented, seconded by Commissioner Taitano. The motion was put to a vote and unanimously approved. The agenda was adopted. D. Adoption of Minutes: January 27, 2022 Commissioner Taitano made a motion to adopt the Minutes of meeting for January 27, 2022, as presented, seconded by Commissioner Dela Cruz. The motion was put to a vote and unanimously approved. The Minutes of meeting for January 27, 2022...
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MINUTES: January 27, 2022

MINUTES: January 27, 2022 MINUTES January 27, 2022   I. PRELIMINARIES: A. Call to Order Acting Chairman Rafael Demapan called the meeting to order at 10:01 am on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at the Commission's 2nd Floor Main Conference Room at the Springs Plaza in Gualo Rai, Saipan. The meeting was also on video conference. B. Roll Call Commissioners present at the meeting were: Rafael Demapan (Acting Chairman), Ramon Dela Cruz (Secretary), and Mariano Taitano (Treasurer). Chairman Edward Deleon Guerrero was off-island, but present during the meeting via video conference. C. Adoption of Agenda Commissioner Dela Cruz made a motion to adopt the agenda as presented, seconded by Commissioner Taitano. The motion was put to a vote and unanimously approved. The agenda was adopted. D. Adoption of Minutes: December 29, 2021 Commissioner Taitano made a motion to adopt the Minutes of meeting for December 29, 2021 as presented, seconded by Commissioner Dela Cruz. The motion was put to a vote and unanimously approved. The Minutes of meeting for December 29, 2021 was...
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MINUTES: December 29, 2021

MINUTES: December 29, 2021 MINUTES December 29, 2021   I. PRELIMINARIES: A. Call to Order Chairman Edward Deleon Guerrero called the meeting to order at 10:09 am on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at the Commission's 2nd Floor Main Conference Room at the Springs Plaza in Gualo Rai, Saipan. The meeting was also on video conference. The Chairman welcomed everyone and announced that this would be the last monthly meeting for the year. He then asked that only those who are vaccinated be allowed in the main conference room, while those who are unvaccinated are free to sit in the downstairs conference room or attend via video conference due to the ongoing threat of the pandemic. B. Roll Call Commissioners present at the meeting were: Edward Deleon Guerrero (Chairman), Rafael Demapan (Vice Chairman), Ramon Dela Cruz (Secretary), and Mariano Taitano (Treasurer). C. Adoption of Agenda Commissioner Taitano made a motion to adopt the agenda as presented, seconded by Commissioner Dela Cruz. The motion was put to a vote and unanimously approved. The...
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MINUTES: November 24, 2021

MINUTES: November 24, 2021 MINUTES November 24, 2021   I. PRELIMINARIES: A. Call to Order Chairman Edward Deleon Guerrero called the meeting to order at 10:02 am on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at the Commission's 2nd Floor Main Conference Room at the Springs Plaza in Gualo Rai, Saipan. The meeting was also on video conference. B. Roll Call Commissioners present at the meeting were: Edward Deleon Guerrero (Chairman), Rafael Demapan (Vice Chairman), Ramon Dela Cruz (Secretary), and Mariano Taitano (Treasurer). C. Adoption of Agenda Commissioner Taitano made a motion to adopt the agenda as presented, seconded by Commissioner Dela Cruz. The motion was put to a vote and unanimously approved. The agenda was adopted. D. Adoption of Minutes: October 28, 2021 Commissioner Dela Cruz made a motion to adopt the Minutes of meeting for October 28, 2021 as presented, seconded by Commissioner Taitano. The Chairman stated that there are certain sections of the minutes that require follow up information and that he hopes that the Executive Director or a representative of IPI would...
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