Manila – The Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) honored its 44-year old service retiree with an online tribute and send-off via Zoom on August 27.
Mr. Rolando C. Abadilla, who served most recently as Administrative Assistant II under the Office of the Executive Director, has reached his compulsory retirement this August 31. He previously worked as a casual janitor in 1976 for the Institute of Labor and Manpower Studies (ILMS), from which ILS traced its roots prior to its creation in July 25, 1987 through Executive Order No. 251 issued by then President Corazon C. Aquino.
Mr. Abadilla then became a Research Aide in 1984, and has since moved up to become a Clerk, Photographer II, Audio-Visual Aide Technician, before assuming his current and last work for the Institute as Administrative Assistant II.
Tribute messages from her former and current ILS colleagues were led by ILS Executive Director Ahmma Charisma Lobrin-Satumba, and Deputy Executive Director Atty. Mary Grace L. Riguer-Teodosio.
Mr. Abadilla or “Kuya Rolly” as he is fondly called by dear friends and co-workers, was presented with a Plaque of Appreciation by ILS Exec. Dir. Satumba “in recognition of his 44 years of dedication and commitment to public service.”
The plaque read, “His hard work and sense of camaraderie while serving the public inspired us and will stay forever in our hearts.”