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Herbit Villagomez, Evelyn Manglona are CUC’s top employees

A METER technician and a resident manager of the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. have been named overall Employee of the Year and Leadership awardee during the Commonwealth Public Service Employee Recognition ceremony on Friday.

They are Herbit R. Villagomez and Evelyn Manglona of Tinian.

Villagomez, who works for CUC’s credit and collection department, “came to be a shining example of what we can expect as overall Employee of the Year,” CUC Executive Director Gary Camacho said.

He said Villagomez is punctual and always willing to assist his colleagues perform their tasks.

Villagomez is accurate with his work, comes to work energized and with a positive work attitude, Camacho said.

In addition, Villagomez is willing to train and share his knowledge and experiences with subordinates and new colleagues, Camacho said.

He added that Villagomez is extremely dependable, trustworthy and diligent in his work practices.

Herbit R. Villagomez, fourth left, a meter technician of the Commonwealth Utilities Corp.’s credit and collection department, is CUC’s 2019 Overall Employee of the Year. Also in the photo are CUC Executive Director Gary Camacho, acting Gov. Arnold I. Palacios, Sen. Vinnie Sablan, Sen. Sixto Igisomar, Vice Speaker Lorenzo I. Deleon Guerrero, Rep. Roman Benavente and CUC board member Jovita Paulino.  Photo by Junhan B. TodiñoHerbit R. Villagomez, fourth left, a meter technician of the Commonwealth Utilities Corp.’s credit and collection department, is CUC’s 2019 Overall Employee of the Year. Also in the photo are CUC Executive Director Gary Camacho, acting Gov. Arnold I. Palacios, Sen. Vinnie Sablan, Sen. Sixto Igisomar, Vice Speaker Lorenzo I. Deleon Guerrero, Rep. Roman Benavente and CUC board member Jovita Paulino. Photo by Junhan B. Todiño

Important role

As Tinian resident manager, Evelyn Manglona played an important role during the Typhoon Yutu recovery program on the island, Camacho said.

During the recovery process, Tinian had very limited resources, but Manglona managed to maximize their use, he added.

Camacho said Manglona is well-organized, focused and leads by example.

She is a “no-nonsense, get-the-work done type of leader whose goal is to always to get the work done promptly and efficiently while making sure no short-cuts were taken on the job,” Camacho added.

He said Manglona also has her staff’s best interests at heart.

“She is a fearless leader who is not afraid to speak up when things are not going as planned,” Camacho added.

He said the Commonwealth Public Service Employee Recognition ceremony reminded them how valuable “we are to CUC, to our government and to our community,” because every one of them positively affects the people of the CNMI.

“We are public servants. We should stand proud that we have been given the opportunity to serve our communities, and to serve one another,” Camacho added.

CUC will continue to face challenges, he told its employees.

“But what CUC is grateful for today is that we have you. So today, know that you are appreciated, you are valuable, and your service is being noticed,” Camacho said.

During the ceremony, which was also attended by acting Gov. Arnold I. Palacios, lawmakers and CUC board member Jovita Paulino, CUC employees who have served the corporation for 10 years and above were also honored.

There are 53 employees who have been with CUC from 10 to 14 years; 30 employees — from 20 to 24 years; and 29 employees — from 25 to 29 years.

Camacho likewise gave special recognition to the power generation crew sent to Rota for the Mitsui generator project: Dennis Villagomez, Abundio Cano II, Brian Reyes, Frankie Agulto, Lorenzo Obosa, Alan Dellica, Gilbert Gatamaitan and Mike Borja.