After becoming the epitome of a government worker who literally rose from the ranks, City Budget Officer Nestor Nomananap finally retired from service on his 65th birthday.

He was given a tribute by the city government through the Salamat-Mabuhay Program for retiring employees on January 10, 2020.

Nomananap’s retirement day capped his 45 years of unblemished and persevering public service.

He joined the Local Government Unit of Tacurong as janitor-messenger in 1974 during the time of then-Mayor Jose Escribano.

As a janitor, he was receiving P6.00 per day or P132.00 a month.

Nomananap’s career is defined by years of dedicated work.

His retired contemporaries recalled that during his time as a messenger, he would complete delivering communications to 20 barangays in a day onboard a bicycle.

His outstanding performance would pave way for his promotion as a payroll clerk in 1977.

In a span of 24 years since 1977, he went on to receive five promotions ranging from Budget Aide, Senior Personnel Aide, Junior Management and Audit Analyst, Junior Management and Audit Analyst ll, and Budget Officer ll.

When Tacurong got its cityhood in 2001, Nomananap was appointed as City Budget Officer, a department head position.

One of his subordinates in the office, Budget Officer III Imelda Pamplona, would describe Nomananap as an expert mentor who led with excellence and inspiring leadership.

In his message, Mayor Angelo Montilla encouraged the younger government workers to emulate the dedicated service as well as the sacrifices Nomananap hurdled in those 45 years.

Nomananap wrapped up his success story and long years of service by being awarded Most Outstanding Head of Office in 2019. (ASFreno, LGU Information)