Thursday, March 26, 2009

BREAKING NEWS: Former Guam Speaker Dies

Written by Patti Arroyo, Pacific News Center - Guam, Saipan, CNMI, Asia-Pacific
Thursday, 26 March 2009 06:06

Guam - His role in the quest for self-governance was crucial to calling attention to Guam’s fight to gain control from U.S. Navy rule. The famed Guam Congress walkout took place 60 years ago this month, and today Guam remembers Carlos P. Taitano, one of the assemblymen who led the charge.

Taitano passed away at his Los Angeles, California home on March 25th.

A news release says the former Guam speaker died peacefully, surrounded by his children Linda, Carl and Tyrone.

It was Carlos P. Taitano, a young assemblyman in the Guam Congress that reported to the media that they had walked out of meetings in defiance of the U.S. military rule over Guam, in effect leading to the signing of the Organic Act.

Carlos Pangilinen Taitano, dead at the age of 92.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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