Every year, the Philippine civil service commemorates the enactment of Public Law No. 5, “An Act for the Establishment and Maintenance of an Efficient and Honest Civil Service in the Philippine Islands” on 19 September 1900. The bureaucracy also celebrates the achievements and contributions of the men and women in government who uphold the country’s societal goals and over-all vision.
Thus, civil servants are enjoined to actively take part in this anniversary celebration. This year’s activities are meant to remind us of improving ourselves and the quality of our service for the benefit of the Filipino people. The anniversary celebration is also anchored on one of AmBisyon Natin 2040’s key areas for development planning, which is building a high-trust society.
As the premiere human resource institution of the Philippine Government, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) continues to hold activities that inspire and motivate individuals, build teams and networks, promote solidarity among government workers, and uphold public service values.
These are principles that guide the CSC in spearheading the 119th Anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service with the theme:
Civil Service at 119: Upholding Integrity and Building a High-Trust Society
The following activities shall be undertaken at the national, regional, and agency levels, while all CSC Regional Offices (CSC ROs) are to conduct parallel activities in their respective regions:
1. Display of Anniversary Banner in government offices’ facade, digital billboards, websites, or social media accounts
All government agencies are encouraged to post the official anniversary tarpaulin on conspicuous areas in their respective offices, or post the digital version on their digital billboards or social media accounts.
Below are the files and specifications for PCSA promotional materials. Agencies may use the layered file to customize their display and/or add text, logo, etc. However, kindly retain the branding design to ensure consistency on all PCSA materials.
2. R.A.C.E. to Serve Fun Run
National Capital Region
Date: 1 September 2019, Sunday, 4 a.m.
Venue: Quirino Grandstand, Manila
Contact person/s: Director III Prisco S. Rivera Jr. or Ms. Mira Michelle A. Brazil (02-7815886 or 02-7408412 local 201)
Date: 1 September 2019, Sunday
Venue and contact person/s: to be provided by CSC Regional Offices
The R.A.C.E. To Serve Fun Run is the official Kick-Off Activity of the 119th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary (PCSA) nationwide. In the National Capital Region, the CSC National Capital Region (CSC NCR) will host the Fun Run in Manila, details of which will be contained in a separate issuance.
On the other hand, other CSC Regional Offices (CSC ROs) will also conduct their Fun Runs on the same date, and release additional information or guidelines in their respective regions. Advisories and further announcements will be made in the CSC website and the respective Facebook pages of the CSC ROs.
Heads of Offices are authorized to issue a directive granting a half-day Compensatory Overtime Credits to employees who will participate in the Fun Run.
3. Honor Awards Program (HAP) Awards Rites for the 2019 Outstanding Government Workers
Venue: Malacañan Palace
Coordinator: Honor Awards Program Secretariat (Public Assistance and Information Office, CSC Central Office)
With its core purpose of gawing lingkod bayani ang bawat kawani, the CSC continues to recognize exemplary civil servants and their outstanding contributions to national development.
The awards rites is the culmination of the annual search for outstanding public officials and employees. The awards, as provided by law, are conferred by the President of the Republic of the Philippines. Heads of government agencies, especially those with 2019 national winners, will be attending the awards rites.
There are three award categories: the Presidential Lingkod Bayan award for groups and individuals with outstanding contributions with nationwide impact, the Dangal ng Bayan award for individuals consistently demonstrating exemplary behaviour, and the CSC Pagasa award for groups and individuals whose contributions benefited a department or office.
4. Government Choral Competition (GCC)
Grand finals: Cultural Center of the Philippines, Pasay City
Date and time: 17 September 2019, 2 p.m.
Coordinator: CSC Regional Office No. 4
The Government Choral Competition has served as a venue for celebrating Filipino arts and culture, and introducing original Filipino compositions to the audience. The competition also showcases the talent of public servants from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
Announcements on the general guidelines and the deadline for registration will be made on the CSC website and Facebook page. Registration forms will also be posted online.
5. Nationwide Government Job Fair
Date: 27 September 2019
Venue: Please coordinate with your Regional Office for specific venues at each region
Coordinator: Examination, Recruitment, and Placement Office (CSC Central Office)
Details on the PCSA Job Fair shall be posted on the CSC website and Facebook page.
6. Special Treats for Government Employees
Coordinator: Office for Finance and Assets Management (CSC Central Office)
Contact Information: Mr. Sam V. Manglicmot (02-9317990 and 02-9318179)
Special treats will be provided to government employees as a gesture of appreciation for their hard work and dedication. Discount packages and freebies from selected government and private companies will be available for civil servants nationwide. More information will be posted on the CSC Website and CSC Facebook page.