WWRDEC Center Head Ms Helen A. Maddumba gives a short speech during the program.

Two (2) staff from the WWRRDEC, Loakan, Baguio City have signified their early retirement from the Government service this May 2019. Ms. Yvonne M. Peralta, Administrative Aide IV and Ms. Marizel Libertine C. Calpito, Supervising Science Research Specialist and concurrent Chief of R & D Section retired on May 01 and 05, 2019 respectively. Ms. Peralta had rendered 24 years of fruitful and dedicated service to the Government while 32 years for Ms. Calpito.

Ms. Peralta demonstrates the proper marcotting of plants.

As a gesture, a Certificate of Recognition was given to each of them for their dedicated service to the government through a simple ceremony on May 6, 2019 at the WWRRDEC Mini-Conference Hall, Loakan, Baguio City. Before the program, Ms. Peralta conducted a demonstration on the proper Marcotting of plants to the WWRRDEC staff with the presence of the DENR-CAR Regional Executive Director Ralph M. Pablo.

Ms. Helen A. Maddumba, Center Head of WWRRDEC in her short speech disclosed that the WWRRDEC will be missing the said retirees for their contributions in attaining the targets of the Office as well as their skills on handicraft wherein the office won major prizes in the lantern competitions during Christmas seasons held at the DENR-CAR. Ms. Maddumba also thanked them for the shared moments and companionship during their short stay within the Center. She also wished them more blessings such as good health, successful endeavors and happiness.

Consequently, the number of permanent positions trimmed down to 28 warm bodies, of which 8 are under Co-Terminus to the Incumbent (CTI). However, filling up of the vacant positions will increase to 39 employees. Likewise, in order to oversee the smooth implementation of routine functions in the attainment of deliverables under the R & D Section, Sr. Science Research Specialist Rhandy S. Tubal was recommended as OIC Chief of the R & D Section. The position of Ms. Peralta was dissolved being a CTI. George G. Tomin, WWRDEC