What’s brewing for this year’s
Philippine Civil Service Anniversary celebration?



The theme for this year is: 

Lingkod Bayani: Maka-Diyos, Makatao, Makabayan

As the premiere human resource institution of the Philippine Government, the CSC continues to respond to the ever-changing demands of public service by implementing human resource initiatives that are designed to mold servant-heroes and empower agencies. 

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 September 19, 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 our important role in exemplifying love of God and country, building a citizen-centric government, and promoting malasakit in public service for our number one client—the Filipino people.


The following activities will 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. 100% display of Anniversary Banner in all government offices’ facade

All government agencies are encouraged to post the official anniversary tarpaulin on conspicuous areas in their respective offices. The design template and specifications will be uploaded in the CSC website, www.csc.gov.ph and CSC official Facebook page, www.facebook.com/PhilippineCivilServiceCommission (available by April 2018).

Downloadables for government agencies 

Downloadables for CSC Regional Offices


 2. R.A.C.E. to Serve Fun Run

Date: September 2, 2018

Venue: Please coordinate with the CSC Regional Office near you

All civil servants are enjoined to participate in the R.A.C.E. to Serve Fun Run as the official PCSA Kick-Off Activity nationwide. The CSC National Capital Region will be hosting the Fun Run to be held at the Quirino Grandstand, Manila, the details of which will be issued in a separate Memorandum Circular. 

Meanwhile, CSC ROs will be releasing additional information on the kick-off activity they will be hosting in their respective regions to commence the anniversary month. Please also check the CSC website and CSC Facebook page for further announcements.

Heads of offices are authorized to issue a directive granting half-day compensatory time-off to government employees who will be participating in the fun run. 

NOTE: The official design and design elements for the shirt will be posted here. Government agencies are encouraged to use the design for their own singlets, shirts, and other paraphernalia.


3. Honor Awards Program (HAP) Awards Rites for the 2018 Outstanding Government Workers

September 2018

Venue: Malacañan Palace

Coordinator: Honor Awards Program Secretariat (Public Assistance and Information Office, CSC Central Office)

Contact Information: 02-9317993

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 2018 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. 

NOTE: Acceptance of nominations have closed on April 4, 2018. Interested parties may submit nominations for next year’s awards.


4. Government Choral Competition (GCC)

Grand finals: Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila

Date and time: September 18, 2018, 3 p.m.

Coordinator: CSC Regional Office No. 4

Director Fernando O. Mendoza (02-9264450)

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. 

A choir may have a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 30 members, inclusive of one conductor and one accompanist. All singers must belong to one agency only and must be regular employees included in the agency’s plantilla of personnel regardless of status of appointment, including appointive and elective officials. However, the conductor and accompanist need not be employees of the government.

The deadline for submission of entries with complete requirements to the designated regional centers is on or before the closing hours of June 15, 2018. The General Guidelines and registration forms are available for download below:


5. PCSA Job Fair for Government Agencies

Coordinator: CSC Central Office 

Details on the PCSA Job Fair will be posted here soon.


6. Special Treats for Government Employees

Coordinator: Office for Finance and Assets Management (CSC Central Office)

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 here soon.




For more information, please contact the Public Assistance and Information Office (telephone no. 02-9314180, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , and TEXTCSC at 0917-8398272), or the nearest CSC regional or field office. You may also visit official CSC Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PhilippineCivilServiceCommission. 

Download the 2018 PCSA Memorandum Circular here.