GMAWD 32nd Years of Committed Service


April 14-15, 2021– GMA Water District honored its 32 years of service with this year’s theme: 32-Taon ng Serbisyong GMAWD, Serbisyong Tapat. STRONGER, that even amidst pandemic they’ve never backed down on serving the concessionaires and the agency, though there were times they’ve been bombarded with hot waters, they never seize to offer their selfless benevolences to the community, and although mass gatherings are still restricted, the management found ways to commemorate together the 32 wonderful yet challenging years of GMAWD. Starting with the Thanksgiving Mass led by Rev. Fr. Dionisio Palingping and was attended by all of the employees. Fr. Palingping illuminated the reading for that day of the Lord’s providence and guidance towards His people. God has given His protection and set His Angels before them, defending them in the constant struggle against those who oppose them and persecute them. Just like when the Apostles held captive because they’d continued to preach the words of God, through their belief and prayers the Lord sent His Angel to free the Apostles, leading them out of the prison unharmed, Fr. Palingping connects it on how people threw accusations towards the agency yet GMAWD pushes through in giving its service of providing water to the town which Fr. Palingping speaks of as the right thing to do.  Truly there’s so much to be thankful for.

Over the past years, the commemoration was done in one venue where everybody watches and celebrated together but this year’s different. The management had prepared Anniversary Grocery Packs which were distributed to all the employees after the mass, the program continued with a simple meal sharing per division/department and to make it more inclusive while maintaining the minimum health protocols, each division was attuned online via Zoom and Facebook live to witness other division’s Salu-salo and the announcement of the awardees (getting a little used to the ‘new normal’ ey!). (insert photos from TGM, photo opt during distribution, and mealtime)

BOLDER, every year the management together with the Board of Directors accords employees for their efforts and contributions to the agency. This year’s not exempted, as more and more employees committedly contributed to the success of the daily operations and the fulfillment of the agency’s mission to the community. There were 30 Special Citation & Merit awardees, 2 Special Recognition for Career & Self-Development Award, 8 Bilis Aksyon awardees, 2 Highest No. of Seedlings Planted awardees, and 1 Clean and Green Warehouse Area awardee. Group efforts were distinguished too, with Zones 1 to 5 awarded as the Quick Response Team This Time of Pandemic, Zone 3: Pump Station 22 was also awarded as the Most Clean and Green Pump Station, and Area 4 Workforce had been recognized as the Best Field Maintenance Group for 2020. GMAWD also accorded their Best Employees and Model Employee of the Year. From the Administrative Division, Mr. Aimelit Burgos, from the Commercial Department, Mr. Robin C. San Pascual, from the Finance Department, Ms. Jhona Palma, from the Human Resource Division Mr. Benjamin A. Garzota, for Maintenance Division Mr. Ronald Guimeroy, from the Office of the Gen. Manager Ms. Anamary P. Lerios, and from the Production Division, also hailed as the Model Employee for 2020, Mr. Rogelio P. Catarroja. Finance Department had been awarded as Best Department for 2020 and of course, it was made possible by and with the great supervision of their Division Manager Ms. Ma. Cecilia Bueno, awardee for Best Division Manager. Employees who have stayed loyal to their service over the years had been awarded too with Two 10 years in Service awardees, Mr. Antonio Jacer and Ms. Ria Diez, Nine 15 years in Service awardees, Mr. Jesus Bulawan, Mr. Whisly Aliado, Mr. Jovito Caballero, Mr. Jose Federico, Mr. Franklin Praga, Mr. Rico Reyes, Mr. Ros Ryan Umali, and Mr. Joel Pascua, and there’s One 30 years in Committed Service awardee, GMAWD General Manager herself, Ms. Juliet M. Nacita.  Awardees had received tokens and Plaques of Recognition.

LOUDER, GMAWD set the digital stage on fire as they showcased their talents in singing, dancing, acting, and all on GMAWD Tiktok Challenge with over 17 participants for Category A (Solo/with Family) and 4 participants for Category B (Corporate/Group), the Most Likes goes to Ms. Jhona Palma and Commercial Department respectively, 3rd Placers were Ms. Miraquel Estoperes and Mr. Franklin Praga respectively, 2nd Placers were Mr. John Michael Cruz and Mr. Noriel Zante, and the Tiktok entry that wowed everybody and who’ve won the 1st Placewas Ms. Anamary Lerios with her version of Lipad ng Pangarapand OGM/Finance Department with their Dance Mash-up showcasing different GMAWD’s Stations. GMA Water District had taken the challenge that this pandemic had brought the whole nation and the challenges years before it and GMAWD shall unquestionably take the new ones with great pride and commitment to service.