Congressman Sablan will not attend Thursday night's Delegate Forum sponsored by the Saipan Chamber of Commerce, because his opponent will not be there. “I understand my opponent’s decision not to participate. And I feel it would not be respectful to sit alone on the stage answering questions, if he is not present because he is searching for his brother.”
Congressman Sablan continued to urge the community's prayers for the safe return of Joe Salas. “I understand from people in Boise that there is an intensive search underway and that the large Chamorro community there is supporting that effort in every way they can. I just saw Joe at the annual softball tournament in Portland, so I know how big the community is and how well organized. That gives me hope," Kilili said.