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Confirmation hearing for ABC Board appointees

by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - It's no secret that the Alcohol Beverage Control Board has faced multiple challenges recently particularly with its board's lack of quorum. Today, oversight chair Senator Michael San Nicolas held a confirmation hearing for two appointees in an effort to fill the board. One was for returning member and acting chair John Taitano as well as new member Renie "Rey" Llaneta.

Llaneta, who works for Chugach Alaska Corporation and is a businessman owning the first Remax in the Philippines, told lawmakers that he basically just wanted to step up to the plate to help the island.

"I think I can bring to the table my knowledge and experience of being an island boy and wanting to participate and help the community 0820 and by stepping up to the plate and being a member of the ABC board will be a small part of what I can do for the people of Guam," he said.

Lawmakers expressed their support of Llaneta who recognized for his company's community involvement particularly donating hundreds of thousands of dollars in materials and manpower to the Hurao Academy.

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