All Set for the 
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,

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

Thank you to all the runners who participated in the R.A.C.E to Serve Fun Run at the Quirino Grandstand, Manila, and in other regional venues nationwide.

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

Date: 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)

Melodies will fill the halls of Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo at the Cultural Center of the Philippines as eight (8) choral groups perform “Kaya Ko Ang Pagbabago” in the much-awaited Government Choral Competition (GCC) on September 18, 2018.

Entries nationwide were screened by a panel of judges composed of choral experts—Arwin Tan, Jude Roldan, and Maria Theresa Roldan.

The finalists for NCR are the National Power Chorale, City Government of Makati Employees Chorale, and COA CO/NCR Choir; for Luzon, the DepEd Catanduanes Division Choral and Dasmariñas City Teachers' Chorale; for Visayas, the NSU Chorale (Naval State University); and for Mindanao, the Bayugan City Educators Chorale and DepEd Division of Agusan Del Sur Teachers' Chorale.

The Government Choral Competition is one of the major events of the Philippine Civil Service Anniversary (PCSA) held every September. It aims to showcase musical creativity of talented government employees, promote Filipino culture and arts through choral singing, and inculcate in the minds of public servants a culture of excellence in public service.

The grand winner will receive a cash prize of PHP200,000; PHP150,000 for the first runner-up; PHP100,000 for the second runner-up; and PHP75,000 for the third runner-up. Non-winners will each receive PHP50,000 consolation prize and a certificate.

5. PCSA Job Fair for Government Agencies

Coordinator: Examination, Recruitment, and Placement Office (CSC Central Office) and CSC National Capital Region

The Job Fair will be held on September 27-28, 2018 in NCR, Region I, Region II, Region III, Region IV, Region V, Region VI, Region VIII, Region IX, Region X, Region XI, Region XII, and CAR. Please contact your CSC Regional Office for the specific venue per region. Guidelines 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 are provided to government employees as a gesture of appreciation for their hard work and dedication. Discount packages and freebies from Ideal Vision, Star City, Ramada Manila, Manila Ocean Park, Western Appliances, Inkrite, SM Department Store, and Enchanted Kingdom are available. For more details, click or visit the CSC's official Facebook page,


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 

Download the 2018 PCSA Memorandum Circular here.