Retiring HPG officer receives plaque of appreciation PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 15:16

Highway Patrol Group 9 Chief Sr. Supt. Roque Eduardo DP. Vega handed over yesterday morning a plaque of appreciation coming from National Director Chief Supt. Leonardo Espina to Regional Executive Senior Police Officer SPO4 Nestor Tabuan who retired from the Philippine National Police.

Tabuan served the police for 34 years and eight months and retired from the service upon reaching the mandatory retirement age of 56.

During his tenure in the defunct Philippine  Constabulary, he served in Luzon (Camp Crame  Highway Patrol). Thereafter, he was assigned here in Mindanao — at the former Regional Command 9 (Recom 9),  Ozamiz  City,  Jolo, Tawi-Tawi and Zamboanga City.

In his message to Tabuan, Sr. Supt. Vega said: “Live a longer life. Growing older is a grace from God. It is a blessing. Always think positive. Stay  patient and getting sweeter everyday. You are now fully grown. Retirement at 56 years old is not retirement but you have an option to do business in life and keep alive and kicking and stay healthy. Since my first day of assignment here in the region,  I observed that you always go to work early and go home late. You have the energy, diligence, dedication and devotion  to work and serve the people. You are friendly to the people. You served many commanders of HPG. You inspired your subordinate and gave them guidance of the command. You knew how to deal with people in all levels. Congratulations for a job well done. I thank you that we work together for the country and the command.”

Tabuan on his part, thanked all the commanders and all subordinates who followed his orders and instructions from higher office.

The retiring police officer cut short his message because he became teary eyed during the ceremony.

After 34 years and eight months in service, Tabuanis still healthy and in good shape. — Allen Abastillas