Guam - $3 million in bond proceeds was sent in the mail to COLA retirees today. Department of Administration acting director Benita Manglona says the checks were issued by the Treasurer of Guam to the recipients. Governor Eddie Calvo thanked Senator Ben Pangelinan who authored legislation that made this payment obligation to our elders possible.

Calvo states, "As a senator, and as Governor I will always be committed to helping our most vulnerable." He adds, "Guam's man'amko waited far too long for this day." Calvo says he will work with the legislature to pay what is still owed to the retirees.