SBMA honors 161 loyal workers

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — A total of 161 employees who have rendered 20 to 25 years of continuous service to the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) received honor from the Subic agency recently.

SBMA Chairman and Administrator Wilma T. Eisma led the tribute at the 5th SBMA Loyalty Awards rites held at the Travelers Hotel here and expressed gratitude for the workers’ dedication and loyalty.

“Today we honor all of you who have given their dedication, their faithful work, and even devotion to the agency. You have worked so hard for the SBMA, and we recognize that without you, this agency would not be where it is today,” Eisma said.

Twenty-two awardees with 10 years of service to the agency marched down the aisle of the event center, followed by 70 with 15 years of work, and 64 who have served for 20 years.

But those who received a standing ovation from their SBMA colleagues were the five employees who have completed 25 years of service. They were Armila Alviz, Emilia Canonizado, and Leonor Dulcero of Accounting Department, Renato Gayondato of Law Enforcement Department, and Alfredo Planea of Treasury Department.

In her inspirational message, Chairman Eisma defined what the loyalty award is all about, pointing out that the service award was not meant simply as a measure of the years spent with the agency.

“Loyalty should not be measured by just because you showed up for work; it should be measured because you showed up and worked hard. You showed up and showed the world that you are working and making a difference. And we are very lucky you did all that for SBMA,” she told the awardees.