Colleagues thank ex-Labor chief


Thank-you messages and other well-wishes poured in for former Labor Secretary Edith DeLeon Guerrero after Gov. Ralph DLG Torres accepted her courtesy resignation Friday last week.

She also sent out a message of thanks to all her staff and the people she worked with. “Thank you for working with me these past few years. Take care of yourselves and we shall cross paths again.”

“For Rota and Tinian, forgive me for not being able to physically see you to say adios. Do your best to uphold the laws and in the interest of those that we serve,” DeLeon Guerrero added.

Both her staff and personnel of the federal labor department wished DeLeon Guerrero the best of luck as she leaves office.

Deleon Guerrero worked with federal labor officials and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in addressing work-related issues in the CNMI.

US DoL’s Educational Field and Small Mine Services manager Kevin Deel honored DeLeon Guerrero’s passion in implementing local and federal labor laws.

Office of Insular Affairs field representative Harry C. Blanco thanked DeLeon Guerrero for her service. “You have done well for our office and we surely appreciate all your help.”

U.S. Labor’s Dean Tenorio honored her conviction for doing what is right. “Standing for what is right should be honored by those in authority. Be proud you did not bow to the feet of the gold goose.”

NMI DoL labor processing supervisor James M. Ulloa said DeLeon Guerrero led the department in the right direction and how it would function.

The Torres administration assured that the CNMI remains committed to labor issues until the official appointment of a new Labor chief is made.

Torres also thanked staff and personnel of the local Labor department and looks forward to their continued commitment and doing the important work of enforcing local and federal labor laws under acting Labor Secretary Gil San Nicolas.

Jon Perez | Reporter
Jon Perez began his writing career as a sports reporter in the Philippines where he has covered local and international events. He became a news writer when he joined media network ABS-CBN. He joined the weekly DAWN, University of the East’s student newspaper, while in college.

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