Port of Guam Takes Håfa Adai Pledge


Guam –  The Port Authority of Guam took the Håfa Adai Pledge today [Wednesday] and vowed to continue to share the Håfa Adai spirit with all of our shareholders.

“I’m very proud of the Port family for pledging their Håfa Adai spirit to improving the Port and improving the island,” said Governor Eddie Baza Calvo.

The Håfa Adai Pledge was created by the Guam Visitors Bureau to develop and promote a culture in which all Guam residents support and value the Håfa Adai Spirit.

[From left: Nate Denight of the Guam Visitors Bureau, Port Deputy General Manager Anisia B. Terlaje and Port General Manager Pedro A. Leon Guerrero Jr.]

The Håfa Adai Pledge strategic goals include gaining and maintaining support from employers and infusing the Håfa Adai Spirit in daily business protocols while requiring no additional overhead for operations. It merely entails simple acts like answering your telephones with a “Håfa Adai” greeting, incorporating island inspired attire on Fridays, or starting all your correspondence email and the like with a “Håfa Adai” salutation.

To date more than 150 companies and organizations including the Office of Governor Eddie Baza Calvo, Congresswomen Madeleine Z. Bordallo, the 31st Guam Legislature, and the University of Guam have signed on to the program, representing more than 17,000 employees and students engaged in promoting the Håfa Adai spirit in the workplace and in their communities.

“The Port Authority of Guam is proud to promote our culture through this pledge as it shows how truly committed we are to the Håfa Adai Spirit,” said Port Deputy General Manager Anisia B. Terlaje. “The Port Strong family has always been dedicated to our Chamorro culture and this Håfa Adai Pledge reaffirms how much we cherish our traditions and customs.”