Director Henry A. Adornado led the 32 newly appointed employees who took an oath of office which was followed by the general assembly of ERDB employees on January 4 at the ERDB Auditorium.

Division Chiefs Dr. Marilyn Q. Landicho, Dr. Carmelita I. Villamor, Dr. Simplicia A. Pasicolan, Dr. Aurora S. Jose, Ms. Florita E. Siapno, Ms. Veronica O. Sinohin and Mr. Angelito B. Exconde gave messages for the event. They all inspired the ERDB employees especially those who were promoted to work hard and aim for excellence in 2016.

During the general assembly, employees were encouraged to ask questions regarding the management. Some of the concerns that were raised were the announcement of the promotion of the Salary Grade 18-22, workload and replacement of the newly promoted employees of National Greening Program, renewal of the contracts of project staff, project proposal of the newly promoted employees and solicitation in attending the seminars and trainings. All the queries were addressed by the Director and Executive Committee members.

In his speech, Director Adornado congratulated the 32 newly promoted employees. He also thanked the ERDB employees for the support he received in his first year in the Bureau. “Let us all strive for excellence to be the ERDBest!” Director Adornado said. OIC-Assistant Director Antonio M. Daño closed the program and stated, “Together, let us all face the challenges in 2016 for us to achieve the ERDB goals.” -Text by Ann Valerie V. Gillado, photos by Marie Joy L. Zuraek, TTD