Perlita Gabuat and Romulo Tejada were fresh graduates of High School and two-year college education respectively when they  entered government service.

Now they led the city government’s loyal awardees for their length of service.

Gabuat, 59, registration officer II of the city’s Local Civil Registry, was honored for her 40 years in government service while Romulo Tejada, 56, Administrative Assistant II of the City General Service Office was recognized for his 35 years stint in government. City Mayor Ericson Singson, City Councilors David Wagayen and Samuel Mendoza (IP Rep.) awarded the plaque of recognition and cash award to them during the short program after the flag raising ceremony recently.

Sangguniang Panlungsod Secretary Jerry Malamion, City Engineer Esteban Martinez, Human Resource Management Officer Doris Manzano and City Treasurer Marissa Soliven led the awardees for 30 years in government service.

Also recognized were Delia Galima, Lilia Garabiles and Sally Gadingan all Day Care Worker II (CSWDO), Nilda Cobangco, Administrative Aide III (CEEDMO), and Elvira Valdez, administrative Assistant IV (City Treasury).

Recognized for their 25 years in service were Angel Amado Corpuz, Agriculturist II (City Agriculture office), Rosita Pascua, midwife III (CHO) and Marcelo Gadut, Administrative Aide III.(GSO) (see the complete list of awardees below).

Gabuat said that she is clerical aide at the Mayor’s office but is detailed as market collector.

She eventually continued her education upon the prodding of former LCR head Benedicto Oasan for the advancement of her civil service career. She was able to complete her Bachelor of Arts in 2001.

She was next assigned at the Treasurer’s office but detailed at the Assessor’s office.

Eventually she transferred to the LCR up to present.

Tejada said his family was hard pressed to finance his next years in college after completing his two- year agricultural technology course.

It was his father who convinced him to try his luck at then Candon municipal government which was headed by then Town Mayor Eric Singson.

Luckily he was taken in and started as seedling propagator under the mayor’s office and eventually transferred to the agriculture office this time helping man the municipal nursery.

Eventually Tejada was transferred to GSO up to date.