NorCot vice guv honors model retiree

December 12, 2010 10:44 am 

COTABATO CITY, Dec. 11 – North Cotabato Vice Gov. Gregorio Ipong has called on all provincial government employees to emulate the legacy left by a retired provincial employee.

Speaking before provincial employees during the retirement program for Fernando Dugho, Ipong lauded the retiree for living a life worthy of emulation by other employees.

“Let us make Mr. Dugho our role model as we accomplish our tasks as a public servant and a family man,” Ipong said in a statement published in the Church-run weekly, The Mindanao Cross.

Dugho served the provincial government for 37 years as a prison guard.

He had six children whom he successfully managed to send to school and helped become degree holders despite his meager salary.

His direct supervisor, Junior Chief Inspector Julius Arro, and colleagues attested on how dedicated he was as a prison facility worker.

Levi, Dugho's son, was teary-eyed as he recalled the sacrifices of his father in supporting him and siblings earned college degrees.

Dugho was the 111th employee who retired from the service since the Salamat-Paalam Program started in 2009 and the 14th retiree this year.

He started his government service on Aug. 14, 1972. He is 64 years old when he vowed out of office.

The "Salamat-Paalam," which is a program designed to honor employees of the provincial government who retire from office, is facilitated by the Provincial Human Resource Management Office.

Ipong said other employees should emulate Dugho's dedication to public service by simply doing small things like reporting for work on time, doing things that were not expected of him for the benefit of other people, extra services to colleagues like taking the role while he or she is incapacitated and many other things.

He also urged employees to push for the Christian values and love of others. (PNA)

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