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A modest blended celebration of face to face and online platfrom using Zoom was held for the Retirement Day of Regional Director Roger De Dios and Engineering Aide Assuero Asuncion on Friday morning of May 14, 2021. 

The entire program was filled with heartwarming messages, songs and slide show of photos reminiscing the years that the retirees have spent with MGB causing an emotional atmosphere. As a response, RD de Dios known as the “King of all Engineering” in the history of Cebu Institute of Technology where he graduated as Magna Cum Laude, gave his heartfelt message highlighting the lifelong lessons he has gained throughout the years. Meantime, Mr. Asuncion or “Nonong” as he was fondly called, expressed his gratitude towards his fellow employees and MGB as a whole.

Towards the end of the program, RD Hernani G. Abdon presented the retirees with Plaques of Appreciation as assisted by the OIC-MMD Engr. Ramil B. Mundo, OIC-MSESDD Ramon M. Alforte and OIC-FAD Atty. Michelle G. Morte. MGBEA-IX President Emma Deverala who joined virtually and together with the rest of the Chapter Executive Board present at the venue, presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Mr. Asuncion for his support and active participation in the cause of the employee’s association.

Adding significance to the said event were the presence of online audience that include RD Glen Marcelo Noble of MGB MIMAROPA, employees of MGB CARAGA, MGB-IX personnel assigned in the DENR Regional Office in Pagadian and those who are under Work from Home.

A Committee was created and assigned to facilitate the said event in honoring the retirees where co-employees have been given the opportunity to formally bid their farewell and thank them for the services they have rendered in MGB.  And to ensure a memorable yet safe occasion, health protocols were observed and practiced throughout the duration of the program.

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