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Vol. XXVI, 2nd Quarter
April–June 2008

Gawad Lingkod Kagawaran

The “Gawad Lingkod Kagawaran” ceremony for the DOST 1,013 employees who logged 25 years or more in service  was held June 11 at the lobby of the Department of Science and Technology main building in Bicutan science complex. DOST Undersecretary Fortunato T. De La Peña gave the welcome remarks and explained the rationale of the award.

DOST Sec. Estrella F. Alabastro’s inspirational message was preceded by an audio-visual presentation on DOST milestones. Directors of various attached agencies handed over medallions and certificates of appreciation to awardees.

Director Renato U. Solidum, Jr. of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology belted “Ngayon” and “If I Never Sing Another Song” during intermission. DOST-Region IV Director Alex Madrigal responded with “Fly Me To The Moon” and “For Once In My Life”.  But Usec. Dela Peña “I Write the Songs” he dedicate to the female employees clinched the louder cheers.

Forest Products Research and Development Institute’s Noel P. Bonete, the longest-serving awardee (45 years) delivered his response while Dr. Jaime C. Montoya, executive director of Philippine Council for Health Research and Development did the closing remarks. Dr. Montoya is also the new president of the National Research Council of the Philippines. [Yen Ocampo, S&T Media Service]

click on these links to view the list of Gawad Lingkod Kagawaran [1] [2] [3] [4] [main]