Five retirees were honored by the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Kiamba in Sarangani Province during its “Salamat, Mabuhay!” program last August 5, 2021.
The program was graced by DENR-12 Regional Executive Director Atty. Felix S. Alicer, Kiamba CENR Officer Abdul D. Cariga, PENRO Sarangani Management Services Division Chief DMO IV Elmer S. Mercado and other officials and employees of the department.
The retirees were Elpidio C. Doctor, Nixon V. Lomboy, Florencia B. Mangacop, Forester Nombraan B. Mangacop and Napoleon P. Panisa.
In his message, RED Alicer expressed his gratitude and congratulations to the retirees for their years of sincere service to DENR.
"Now that you are already retired, don't stop to be productive. Retirement is not the time to rest wholly from work. You can still contribute and uphold our mandate for the environment,” he said as he reminded the retirees to be psychologically and financially prepared during the phase of transition of retirement.
The retirees expressed their gratitude to the DENR for valuing and acknowledging their length of service in the government.
Florencia Mangacop emotionally expressed her gratitude to the DENR and CENRO Kiamba for giving them a memorable program to cherish her 33 years of service in the department.
Forester Nombraan B. Mangacop read his poem of thanks as he reminisced his 37 fruitful years with the agency.
Elpidio C. Doctor served the DENR for 34 years while former DMO IV Nixon V. Lomboy and Napoleon P. Panisa served the department for 31 and 36 years, respectively.
They also challenged the active employees of the DENR to exceed what they have accomplished and give their very best in the name of public service.
CENR Officer Cariga said that they have been planning the event for three months but encountered delays due to border restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
He also thanked the retirees for their time, effort and service to the DENR. (With reports from Aileen D. Tenio-CENRO Kiamba Information Officer Designate, Evanly W. Kusin, and Xyrus Jade Tuday) | Photo Courtesy: Regulation and Permitting Section