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SBMA honors employees, past leaders during 30th founding anniversary

The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) celebrated its 30th founding anniversary by recognizing its most valuable employees as well as former chairs and administrators of the agency.

SBMA chair and administrator Rolen Paulino commended all employees for the efforts throughout the agency’s existence during the all-employee anniversary program.

“It has been 30 years since the 12 senators rejected the extension of the bases treaty in 1991. We didn’t know what was in store for us then,” he said.

“What we didn’t know was something bigger was bound to happen—for me to be working with the best government-owned and –controlled corporation (GOCC) employees in the country, the SBMA employees,” Paulino said.

During the evening program, the former chairs and administrators of SBMA were honored through an audio-visual presentation entitled, “Hailing the Captains and First Mates of the Economic Flagship of the Philippines.”

The SBMA also honored 238 awardees who have achieved ten years, or more, of continuous and satisfactory service in the government during the 8th SBMA Loyalty Awards Ceremony at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center.

Another 17 awardees were honored for their 10 years of service; 10 awardees for 15 years of service, 35 awardees for 20 years of service, and 176 awardees for 25 years of service.

Awardees were given commemorative items according to their length of service, sash, certificates or plaques of recognition, and cash incentives.