The city government will honor today in two fitting ceremonies 40-odd employees who are retiring this year. The first event is during this Monday’s flag-raising rites, and the other in a salo-salo at the Grand Men Seng Hotel.
The city government through its PRAISE (Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence) has been giving due recognition to its employees for outstanding service, including these long years of dedicated work by this year’s retirees. Rosalinda Calanog holds the distinction of serving the longest at 44 years followed by Daisy Ranon at 42 and Erlida Sanchez, Mayor Rody Duterte’s secretary during his early years, serving 41 years. One of those who has abbreviated his service is Mayor Duterte’s trusted lieutenant Leoncio Evasco, Jr. at 18 years. He ran and won as mayor in his hometown in Bohol in last year’s election.
Here are the rest – Elena Alconaba, 15 years; Ruth Amerkhan, 19; Hernany Ariola, 18; Loretta Bascon, 28; Renato Belen, 31; Ediltrudes Bernado, 33; Noli Blanco, 36; Jorge Bucao, 35; Luisita Castro, 36; Ma. Eva Flor Cid, 17; Bona Clamar, 34; Henrietta Coronales, 38; Freya Crusit, 40; Thelma dela Cruz, 40; Rosario Denzon, 21; Jaime Dubluis, 31; Elvy Guibelondo, 17; Victoria Ismael, 30;
Agustin Israel, 18; Julieta Lastimosa, 35; Angelita Longino, 16; Montano Malaki, 31; Sonia Mangune, 39; Charlita Minoza, 36; Rodolfo Nagac, 35; Lucia Odo, 38; Erlinda Orbeta, 15; Elizabeth Paragoso, 35; Trifona Paranial, 34; Maximiano Ponteras, 15; Angelina Robles, 31; Alejandro Saja, 14; Julita Sy, 33; Eugenia Tambis, 15; Florendo Tanji, 26; Arnel Villalba, 22.