In line with the Civil Service Commission’s thrust of humanizing bureaucracy through recognizing the contributions of the retiring officials and employees in their respective offices, Batangas State University held the Salamat Paalam Program in honor of Administrative Officer, Lydia Macatangay on February 13, 2017, who was also celebrating her 65th birthday, at International Affairs Lecture Room, CITE Bldg., Main Campus I for dedicating her thirty-nine fruitful years serving the University.
University President Dr. Tirso Ronquillo in his message said that the event is an avenue of celebrating the long years of good service of the retiree to the university. He expressed that it is indeed a blessing from God to reach the retirement age “It’s a valuable commitment” he added, referring to making it until the retirement age while still in service. He also said that he salute those who decided to serve the University until their 65th birthday.
The Salamat-Paalam Program observes the Commission Resolution No. 98-0474 of the Civil Service Commission. It is a simple but meaningful ceremony held in honor of retirees, whether under optional or compulsory, not later than their scheduled date of retirement. During the ceremony, all retirees maybe given a plaque of recognition/appreciation signed by the head of office or agency and other awards and/or tokens as may be deemed proper by offices concerned. Offices/agencies shall, likewise, ensure that the retirees are issued their retirement benefits under the “Maginhawang Pagreretiro Program” during the Ceremony or on the date of their retirement.