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34 years, and a hundred reasons to stay

/ 05:08 AM December 09, 2019

ALL TOGETHER NOW Say I-N-Q-U-I-R-E-R!

Why do people stay with the Inquirer? How can some of them spend as many as 30 years in one workplace?

The answers are as varied as the sections that make up a newspaper.

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“I stayed for love of LJM, who inspired us,” said 30-year service awardee and daydesk editor Christine Avendaño, referring to the late editor in chief Letty Jimenez-Magsanoc.

THIRTY YEARS (Front row, from left) Inquirer associate publisher Juliet Javellana, Christine Avendaño, Aileen Garcia, Vangie Baga-Reyes, Ramil Rodriguez. (Second row, from left) Inquirer board director Macario Rufino, Inquirer board chair Raul Palabrica, Inquirer president and CEO Sandy Prieto-Romualdez, former Inquirer board chair Marixi Rufino-Prieto and Inquirer board director Bryan Prieto. —PHOTOS BY JAM STA ROSA

“Because it’s home,” said admin and purchasing’s Ramil Rodriguez, a 30-year veteran on the job.

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“Masaya,” said Vangie Baga-Reyes who might have been referring not just to the company she keeps at the Lifestyle section, but most probably to the life partner she found at work.

“I stayed to become part of the country’s history,” said advertising assistant sales manager Aileen Garcia proudly.

“Here, I found colleagues who became lifelong friends,” Anelle Tayao-Juego of the Business section said of one of her discoveries in her decadelong stay in the Inquirer.

“Inquirer taught me to be part of something bigger than myself,” said five-year awardee Kathrine de Villa of Research.

Whatever their reason, this year’s service awardees—50 in all—know they’ve found a good thing, and are not letting go that easily. —PENNIE AZARCON DELA CRUZ INQ

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS (Front row, from left) Marilou Arboleda, Edralyn Benedicto, Jocelyn Tabuso, Ruel de Vera, Rodolfo Isaac, Gary Libby, Inquirer president and CEO Sandy Prieto- Romualdez. (Second row, from left) Inquirer board director Macario Rufino, Inquirer COO Rudyard Arbolado, Catherine Yamsuan, Inquirer board chair Raul Palabrica, Oscar Delgado Jr., Dennis Eroa, Inquirer executive editor Voltaire Contreras, Inquirer board director Bryan Prieto, former Inquirer board chair Marixi Rufino-Prieto, Eugenio Araneta Jr. and Arnel Santos.

TWENTY YEARS (Front row, from left) Inquirer COO Rudyard Arbolado, Iris Desvarro,Mary Grace Pagulayan, former Inquirer board chair Marixi Rufino-Prieto. (Second row, from left) Inquirer board chair Raul Palabrica, Allan Mortel, Sonny Cruz, Joselito Zulueta and Inquirer board director Bryan Prieto.

FIFTEEN YEARS (Front row, from left) Inquirer COO Rudyard Arbolado, Inquirer executive editor Voltaire Contreras, Edna Garcia, Inquirer president and CEO Sandy Prieto-Romualdez, Buenaventura Arcano, Jr. (Second row, from left) Francis Ochoa, Roso Ismael Castillo and Mervin Lota.

TEN YEARS (Front row, from left) Inquirer COO Rudyard Arbolado, Adrianne Mei Esguerra, Mary Grace Oberes, Annelle Tayao-Juego, Inquirer president and CEO Sandy Prieto- Romualdez. (Second row, from left) David Michael Pallarca, Nestor Burgos Jr.,Niño Jesus Orbeta, Danilo Ramos and Lee Elgincolin.

FIVE YEARS (Front row, from left) Inquirer COO Rudyard Arbolado, Kathleen de Villa,Mariejo Ramos, Inquirer president and CEO Sandy Prieto-Romualdez. (Second row from left) Ever Samson and Kris Angelo Roberto.

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