The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) XII held a Salamat, Mabuhay Program in honor of Artemio B. Acosta last February 3, 2020, at the conference hall of MGB 12, Koronadal City.

Acosta, a Mining Claims Examiner (MCE) II in MGB 12 was treated with a simple celebration for his retirement. His co-workers commemorated his contributions to the office. Key officials awarded him a plaque of appreciation and a token as his memento from MGB.

 MGB 12 Regional Director Felizardo A. Gacad Jr. said in his message “People say we spend 65 years of our life earning money and when we retire, we spend what we earn for our health issues so let us live life to the fullest while we are young. An early retirement is an option and a blessing. It gives us more time to do what we want and to spend more time with our family”.

The Salamat, Mabuhay Program acknowledges the government service of retirees as mandated by CSC MC No. 7, series of 1998. It is a simple but meaningful ceremony held in honor of retirees, whether optional or compulsory.