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1 September 2022 - Weekly online activities and special treats will be available for government workers for the whole month of September in celebration of the 122nd Philippine Civil Service Anniversary (PCSA).
The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has partnered with various government agencies and private establishments to bring health and wellness, skills-oriented activities, and special discounts for civil servants.
On Week 1 or Linggo ng Lingkod Bayani, the CSC will kick-off the month-long anniversary with an online Zumbayani on 1 September which starts at 7:30 a.m. Proceeds of the activity will go to the Pamanang Lingkod Bayani (PLBi) program, a special project honoring civil servants who died in the line of duty.
The registration fee is PHP250 per participant. Upon registration, each participant will receive a voucher with codes to access selected films from the Film Development Council of the Philippines’ website: https://fdcpchannel.ph.
Government workers are encouraged to support the PLBi program as help to the families of fellow state employees who lost their lives in the service of the Filipino. Through the program, the families of qualified nominees are provided with one-time financial assistance, as well as scholarship opportunities in partnership with the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges.
Week 2 or Linggo ng Paglilinang ng Yamang Tao highlights the 2022 Public Sector Human Resource Symposium. Considered as the largest gathering of human resource practitioners in government, it will be held virtually for the second year on 14-16 September.
Themed, Building Resilient Organizations: Honing Agile and Future-Ready Leaders and HR Practitioners, the symposium will focus on the strategic role of government leaders and HR practitioners in building resilient organizations as well as in developing resilient human capital. For a training fee of PHP3,200, participants can learn from three plenary sessions, choose from 40 concurrent sessions, and earn a certificate of completion with 16 leadership and managerial training hours.
On Week 3 or Linggo ng Malasakit, the CSC collaborated with JobStreet Philippines, to bring together agencies and job seekers in a virtual venue for a convenient hiring and application process. The Government Online Career Fair or GOCF is scheduled on 19-23 September 2022.
An Appreciation Program for Government Frontliners and Workers will cap the month-long celebration on Week 4 or Linggo ng Pasasalamat. On 28 September, an appreciation program to honor of government frontliners and their priceless contributions in mitigating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as other crises experienced since last year.
Along with these virtual activities are special treats from partner organizations which aims to provide government workers with respite from the challenges and transitions given the new normal in the workplace, while at the same time, promote productivity and wellbeing.
Special treats for gov’t workers
The SM Store will be holding the Civil Service Day Sale from 23-25 September, offering P300 off with a minimum of PHP3,000 single-receipt purchase upon presentation of SMAC + government employee ID. Discount is valid for both in-store and personal shopper transactions.
Meanwhile, Star City’s treat is extended to a maximum of three family members of government employees. For the whole month of September, they can avail of the Star Pass at a discounted price of PHP400 instead of PHP549. The Star Pass is redeemable on the date of purchase only. Please visit Star City’s website for more information: www.starcity.com.ph
Another is Dermcare which offers 50% discount on diamond power peel; 30% discount on other regular priced services; and 10% discount on product sets.
The full list of partner organizations/establishments offering special treats is available on the CSC’s website http://www.csc.gov.ph.
Government workers are required to present their government agency ID or UMID card, and in the case of SM, the SM Advantage Card, to avail of the discounts. Job Order and Contract of Service workers may also avail of the discounts as long as they are able to present their official government agency ID card.
The annual celebration of the Philippine Civil Service Anniversary commemorates the signing of Public Law No. 5 o An Act for the Establishment and Maintenance of an Efficient and Honest Civil Service in the Philippine Islands) on 19 September 1900. The celebration is also pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 1050, series of 1997 signed by the late President Fidel Valdez Ramos declaring the month of September as the Civil Service Month.
The PCSA has a 10-year overarching theme, Transforming Public Service in the Next Decade: Honing Agile and Future-Ready Servant-Heroes, which reflects the collective experience of the government workforce in the new normal, and in pushing for digital transformation and innovations to uphold public service excellence and continuity.