By: Aida B. Cabauatan
The Provincial Government of Cagayan (PGC) through the Human Resource Management Office paid tribute to 12 employees who retired from government service this quarter.
A program was held at the Kammaranan Hall last June 15, 2012 in honor of the retirees. They were also accorded with monetary benefits as part of the service in the provincial government. Aside from the messages from colleagues and their immediate supervisors, tokens, plaques, bouquets and leis were also given to them.
Provincial Human Resource Development Officer Virgilio O. Olangco said, this program is regularly conducted every quarter to give recognition to employees who worked hard in the government service for decades. The retirement program of the PGC is based on whether an employee wishes to avail of the optional or mandatory age of retirement.
The retirees include four nurses from the Provincial Health Office(PHO), Aparri District Hospital, Northern Cagayan District Hospital and Matilde A. Olivas District Hospital; one Sanitary Inspector from PHO; one Local Legislative Staff Officer from Sangguniang Panlalawigan Office; one Supply Officer and two Construction & Maintenance Men from the Provincial Engineer’s Office; two Prison Guards from Provincial Warden’s Office and a Security Guard from the Provincial Security Office.
Present during the program were the different department heads in support of their retiring staff, Sangguniang Panlalawigan Atty. Venancio C. Del Rosario and Dr. Laura Lintao, who represented the Provincial Administrator Tito A. Perlas, Jr. Atty. Del Rosario and Lintao gave messages and encouraged the retirees to enjoy life ahead of them; to be active and never retire from thanking God for everything. “Retirement is not the end of life but rather the beginning of new challenges in life,” said Lintao.