NEDA CAR employees held a Salamat-Paalam and Send-Off Program last August 13 for two retirees and two other employees who are transferring to other agencies.

Former NEDA CAR Director Juan B. Ngalob and Chief Administrative Officer Paterno C. Laboy availed of the retirement program under the Rationalization Plan. Both spent 24 years in NEDA.

The activity also honored Miraflor Lucas and Susan Aquino of the Finance Office who will be moving to DOLE CAR and CSC CAR, respectively. Lucas spent 7 years in NEDA CAR while Aquino spent 10 years.

Tokens and Plaques of recognition were given to the four employees aside from the moving messages shared by several employees.

Lucas and Aquino also expressed their gratitude for their experiences in NEDA CAR. The two said that they felt sad to leave NEDA but at the same time they felt joy for the opportunity in other agencies.Ngalob thanked the NEDA CAR employees for their accolade. “I felt greatly honored that I have made influences on you. This knowledge is a treasure that I shall keep the rest of my life.” he said. Laboy on the other hand stated that “Sometimes good things need to end for better things to begin.” He challenged the NEDA CAR employees to do better.

Organization of NEDA Employees (ONE) President Jerome Agaloos commended the four employees not only for the years they dedicated in the office but also for their camaraderie.

“Once a NEDAn, always a NEDAn”, Agaloos concluded.


By Shah Balaw-ing