June 21, 2024

BONTOC, Mountain Province – The local government unit honored its five retirees who are all personnel of the Municipal Health Office for the services they rendered to the public.  

Midwife II Rosa Chegyem who will turn 64 years old on Dec. 14, has been providing health services to the community for 39 years. With her commitment to her work, she was awarded as one of the Outstanding Midwives nationwide in 2001. Also, she was a semi-finalist in the 2004 Dangal ng Bayan Award for her exemplary performance and ethical behaviour on the 10th anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service. 

Sixty-two years old Midwife II Alma Kiat-ong has been in government service for 32 years. With her assignment as a midwife of Barangay Caluttit, the Barangay Health Station of the said barangay has been established, operational, and functional. 

Medical Technologist II Jocelyn Coloma who just turned 63 years old last Sept. 9, has spent 36 years in government service.

She spent five years in Luis Hora Memorial Regional Hospital before she transferred to the Bontoc LGU. It was during her stint as the Medical Technologist that the Bontoc MHO was the first municipality of Mountain Province to be accredited as drug testing center, accredited TBDOTS Center.

Bontoc is one of the only five LGUs in the Cordillera to be conferred the 2021 Dugong Bayani Award by the Department of Health in partnership with the Philippine Blood Center. 

Fifty-five years old Sanitary Inspector II Maximo III Cawed has been in government service for 15 years.

Aside from the performance of his regular function, personnel of the MHO attested that Cawed readily extended assistance to his co-workers in the delivery and implementation of other health programs.  

Midwife I Pureza Paeng has rendered 15 years in government service.

She was assigned to the outskirt barangays of Bontoc, with Barangay Gonogon as her latest area of assignment. 

In his message, Vice Mayor Eusebio Kabluyen expressed gratitude to the retirees for their dedication to government service.

He wished the retirees a happy life and good health as he solicited their continued support to the agency where they come from.

Municipal Health Officer, Dr. Diga Kay Gomez joined the officials in expressing her gratitude to the retirees for the years of invaluable service and wished them the best in the new track they will be taking. 

As a gesture of gratitude, the Bontoc LGU gave the retirees Plaque of Recognition.

They also received retirement assistance incentive from the Bontoc Municipal Employees Union and tokens from the MHO. – Alpine L. Killa