The Land Transportation Office in Bacolod City has a new head after the retirement of Antonio Norman Saril, on June 13.
Renato Nobero, chief of the licensing center, now heads the LTO and assumed office Thursday.
Saril said he does not have any regrets about staying that long with LTO.
“I only have good memories there,” he said.
He was 23 when he joined LTO as the driver examiner in 1971, later became the transportation regulation officer, and LTO chief years later.
Saril said he rose from the ranks because of hard work.
He said he can no longer recall the years he got his promotions.
“I am very thankful to LTO because I was able to give my family a decent living and provide the best education for my children,” he said.
After leaving the office Friday, Saril said he still has lots of things to do, but he is already burned out and exhausted, adding that he has contributed and given his best to LTO.
LTO-Bacolod was a five-time model district office awardee in Region VI during his leadership.
Saril was the third national president of the Association of District Heads of LTO, and a recipient of level II Most Outstanding Employee in 1996.*LTG