‘FACES OF ILOILO CITY’: City Hall recognizes outstanding employees

Thirty-five (35) City Hall employees were recognized for their exemplary service on Monday, August 22 as the city pays homage to its workers in celebration of Iloilo City’s 85th Charter Day anniversary.

Mayor Jerry Treñas together with other city officials awarded the 35 outstanding City Hall employees with a certificate of recognition during the flag ceremony. The employees also received a cash award worth P3,000 each

The outstanding employees of the Iloilo City government who received the awards include the following:

City Health Office

  1. Alfie Tidy Tayo, MD – Outstanding Medical Officer of the Year
  2. Risalie Magallon, DMD – Outstanding Dentist of the Year
  3. Ma. Rodeliza Flora RPh – Outstanding Pharmacist of the Year
  4. Teresita Mallada, RN – Outstanding Nurse of the Year
  5. Theresa Nogra, RM – Outstanding Midwife of the Year
  6. Imelda Silpao RMT – Outstanding Medical Technologist of the Year
  7. Rodolfo Catahay – Outstanding Employee of the Year

City Budget Office

  1. Donna Devera – Outstanding Employee of The Year

City Accountant’s Office

  1. Grace Ann Virgula – Outstanding Accountant of the Year
  2. Luzviminda T. Abadian – Outstanding Employee of the Ear

City Social Welfare and Development Office

  1. Alicia De Los Reyes – Outstanding Employee of the Year
  2. Cirila S. Sibolinao, RSW – Outstanding Social Worker of the Year

City Engineer’s Office 

  1. Mary Grace Orais – Outstanding Employee of the Year
  2. Jonberlie Ladua – Outstanding Engineer of the Year

Human Resource Management Office

  1. Merrydaile Snow Untal – Outstanding Employee of the Year

City Mayor’s Office

  1. Peachy Marie Ochong – Outstanding Employee of the Year

City Agriculturist Office

  1. Dolores Sayno – Outstanding Employee of the Year
  2. Pablito Magbanua – Outstanding Coastal/River Maintenance Staff (Special Award)

City Population Office

  1. Dorrie Sarabia – Outstanding Employee of the Year

City Assessor’s Office

  1. Myron Solas – Outstanding Local Assessment Operations of the Year
  2. Nerissa Paclibar – Outstanding Employee of the Year

City Environment and Natural Resources Office

  1. Jose Ma. Sayno – Outstanding Employee of the Year
  2. Amalia Quiñon – Outstanding Public Plaza Sweeper of the Year (Special Award)

City Treasurer’s Office

  1. Bonifacio Campo Jr. – Outstanding Employee on Treasury Operations

City Planning and Development Office

  1. Mel Joh Corral – Outstanding Employee of the Year

Sangguniang Panlungsod

  1. Jojit Valencia – Outstanding Employee of the Year

City Tourism and Development Office

  1. Florence King Erlano – Outstanding Employee of the Year

Local Economic Enterprise Office

  1. Ma. Dolores Trabasas – Outstanding Employee of the Year
  2. Jonalyn Arcan – Outstanding Market Staff of the Year (Special Award)

Office of the City General Services

  1. Florida Balboa – Outstanding Street Sweeper of the Year (Special Award)
  2. Dioscoro Pabalate – Outstanding Street Sweeper of the Year (Special Award)

City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office

  1. Edgar Sornillo – Outstanding CDRRMO Covid-19 Responder (Special Award)
  2. Darryl Darwin Thulasidas – Outstanding CDRRMO Covid-19 Responder of the Year (Special Award)

Aside from the outstanding employees, the Iloilo City government also recognized employees who rendered long years of service particularly City Planning and Development Coordinator Jose Roni Peñalosa and City Government Assistant Department Head II Maria Cristina Octavio who received the Service Award.

According to the mayor, the City Hall employees carry with them huge responsibilities as they reflect the quality of public service being rendered to the constituents. Hence, each City Hall has important roles to fill, no matter how small or big the position is, he added.

“Amo na sila ang nagadala sang ngalan sa syudad. Sila na ang guya sang syudad kon maayo ila serbisyo, magapasalamat sa syudad ang mga pumuluyo. Kada hulag naton halin sa pinakagamay nga posisyon asta sa pinakamataas ang ginada;a ta ang guya sang syudad amo ina kadako sang responsibilidad,” he said during the flag ceremony.

The mayor also took pride in recognizing the efforts of the City Hall workers in the past 85 years.

He stressed that the success of the city in the past 85 years can be attributed to the hardworking City Hall employees.

“Akon mapabugal nga gasiling kita 85 years na ang pagcelebrate sang charter day, malayo na ang nalab-utan sang syudad. Malayo ang nalab-utan sang syudad indi bangod sa mga pulitiko kay kami ya we come and go, kis-a gadaog kis-a gapirde. Ang gapabilin kamo kay kamo nga gapadalagan sang gobyerno sa syudad, kamo ang ari diri,” he said.

As the city continues to move forward, he also appealed for cooperation from the employees to achieve the goals and aspirations of the city in the next three years.

“We are trying to do our best in bringing Iloilo City to the next level. I cannot do it alone and together with Vice Mayor Jeffrey Ganzon, we cannot do it. But if we work together, in unison, with a common vision, I have no doubt that we can achieve our dreams,” he added. (DG)