With more than forty years in government service, Ms. Alicia H. Bañares, Labor Employment Officer III (LEO III) of Regional Conciliation and Mediation Board-Cordillera Administrative Region, finally started her journey to an open highway, so they say.

Bañares’ career started in 1977 when she was hired as a casual laborer at the Forest Research Institute.  She then advanced as a Research Aide Clerk II in 1978, became permanent only in 1989 when she was with the Ecosystems Research and Development Service of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ERDS-DENR).It was in 1994 when she joined RCMB-CAR as a Clerk III, a position she held until her promotion as Stenographic Reporter II in 1996.  After eight years, she was elevated to Administrative Officer III until 2009 when she became Administrative Officer IV.  It was in 2016 that she became LEO III.

It is important to note that during her 26-year stay in the Branch, she had always been the designated cashier.  This simply shows that she was trusted with everything, from money to secrets.

Colleagues, past and present, unite in proving her outstanding working ethics and accommodating nature. To them, she will always be their “manang”.

Her retirement became effective on 17 December 2020.

Lyla Jane B. Tacio