“The DENR core values of discipline, excellence, nobility, and responsibility are forever engraved in the hearts of officials who graduated from government service”, Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Director Leo Van V. Juguan speaks on behalf of the retirees honored by the DENR Regional Office VIII.

The Department recently bid “Salamat, Mabuhay” to six (6) retiree officials in recognition of their significant contributions to the Department. Awarded with Certificates of Commendations were: MGB RD Leo Van V. Juguan (43 years in service), CENRO Marcialito G. Torres, Sr., (38 years), Administrative Division Chief Natividad T. Yu (38 years), OIC, CENRO Edilberto A. Caidlang (40 years), GSS Chief Virginia G. Tamayo (42 years), and HRDS Chief Leah C. Salazar (30 years).

Addressing the current DENR workforce, RD Juguan said, “the human resource is the most vital component of the organization. Have passion for work and everything that you do. Don’t let that passion within your hearts burn-out”.

Meanwhile, DENR VIII Regional Executive Director Tirso P. Parian, Jr. expressed gratitude to the retirees for the many years of invaluable service they have rendered and wished them the best of luck in the new track they will be taking.

The conduct of Salamat, Mabuhay Program to acknowledge the government service of retirees is mandated by CSC MC No. 7, series of 1998. The DENR through then Secretary Horacio Ramos adopted said CSC Memo Circular in 2010.