On behalf of the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Philippine Embassy in Ankara, Turkey awarded silver loyalty pins to Ms. Girlie R. Dinso and Mr. Ismail Mert for their twenty years of dedicated service in the Department.
Ms. Dinso started in the DFA as an assistant in the Office of Consular Affairs (OCA) before she was assigned as Assistant, Cultural Officer, Alternate Communications and Records Officer in the Philippine Consulate in Shanghai, China. After completing her tour of duty in Shanghai, she was assigned as Assistant in the Office of the Undersecretary for Administration (OUA). At present, Ms. Dinso is Ankara PE's Administrative Officer.
Among the Embassy's local hires, Mr. Mert has the distinction of serving under six Heads of Post. He started working in Ankara PE as part-time gardener and boiler operator in March 1995. In recognition of his hard work and loyalty, Mr. Mert was promoted to a full time employee and was designated as gardener, boiler operator and messenger in 2014. Later on, the task driving for the Embassy was added to his portfolio.