We hope that you could spare us a few minutes to answer this quick survey on the recently concluded 121st Philippine Civil Service Anniversary. Let us know your thoughts and suggestions by clicking the corresponding links below:

If you are a government worker: https://tinyurl.com/PCSAsurveyGov 

If you are a non-government worker: https://tinyurl.com/2021PCSASurvey
 
The online surveys will be accepting responses until 27 October 2021
 
We look forward to your responses.

The Civil Service Commission congratulates the winners of the CSC National Song Writing Competition! Thank you for inspiring all lingkod bayani with your gift of music and passion for public service. Videos are now available on our YouTube channel.

 

Grand Champion: "Ganyan ang mga Lingkod Bayani" by Jerome Vincent B. Cruz

 

1st Runner Up: "Padayon Baganihan" by Jackson Ray S. Sevillo

 

2nd Runner Up: "Servant-Heroes of Today" by Donnalyn N. Onilongo

The CSC National Song Writing Contest was held as part of the 121st Philippine Civil Service Anniversary celebration instead of the Government Choral Competition, which was temporarily suspended due to the ongoing pandemic.

The winning entries will be performed in the next Government Choral Competition.

 

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The Civil Service Reporter 3rd Quarter Issue (2021) is now available for download!

This issue highlights the 121st Philippine Civil Service Anniversary themed, “Transforming Public Service in the Next Decade: Honing Agile and Future-Ready Servant-Heroes”.

Download your copy here.

FROM THE CHAIRPERSON’S DESK

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is delighted to bring you the 121st Philippine Civil Service Anniversary (PCSA) special issue of the Civil Service Reporter magazine.

Transforming Public Service in the Next Decade: Honing Agile and Future-Ready Servant-Heroes. This is the 10-year PCSA theme that we launched this year as the pandemic and other emerging disruptions trigger every sector in the society to move forward with foresight and future-ready skills. The PCSA celebration this year marks only the beginning of rallying public servants and organizational leaders toward a future-ready public service.

We invite you to take a look at the highlights of this year’s celebration captured through this CS Reporter issue’s stories and photos. Our cover story gives you a summary of highlights per week: Week 1 – Linggo ng Lingkod Bayani; Week 2 – Linggo ng Paglilinang ng Yamang Tao; Week – 3 Linggo ng Malasakit; and Week 4 – Linggo ng Pasasalamat.

We continue to promote our flagship HR program, the Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management or PRIME-HRM on the HR Spotlight (pp. 38-41) which features agencies’ best practices for PRIME-HRM assessments. The Health and Wellness at Work section (pp. 46-48) expands on the importance and relevance of total wellness as discussed during the 2021 Public Sector HR Symposium. This issue also includes my keynote message during the 27th Digital Regional Council of Human Resource Management Practitioners Conference (Region IV) entitled, “People, Performance, Process, and Practice: HRMPs in the New Normal”. You can read this on pp. 32-37.

The Contact Center ng Bayan celebrates its 9th year in government service as a public feedback platform on government transactions. The Citizen’s Guide (pp. 16-17) highlights CCB’s successful operation in the first semester of 2021 with 99.77% resolution rate. Commendations and successful transactions are featured in the Public Domain (pp. 5-6).

We also continue to put a face on unsung heroes in the public service—those who have put their lives on the line in the service of the Filipino people. In the Lingkod Bayani section (pp. 41-43), we feature a nurse and a rescuer who died in their line of duty. We call on the public to nominate names to our Pamanang Lingkod Bayani Program (PLBi). PLBi grants a one-time financial assistance of PHP100,000 to the bereaved family of the deceased civil servant and scholarships to family members.

Other CSC’s latest updates can be found in the News section (pp. 10-15) while the 3rd quarter episodes of LunChat with CSC and Lingkod Bayan Diaries are listed on pp. 44-45 with links.

We hope that you enjoy reading everything that we have put together in this special issue.

On behalf of the Civil Service Commission, let me thank every one of you for your unwavering dedication to public service. We look back and see the gains of more than a century-old civil service, and bring with us the lessons that we have learned from our experiences and of those who came before us. With wisdom and foresight, let us open ourselves to new opportunities for growth. Let us hope and act toward a better public service in the future.

Mabuhay ang serbisyo publiko! 

 

(Sgd.) Alicia dela Rosa-Bala

Chairperson, Civil Service Commission

 

The Civil Service Commission joins the nation in celebrating the 32nd National Statistics Month (October) themed, "NSM@32: Revving Up for Economic and Social Recovery Through Evidence-Based Policies".

About the theme

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has claimed and affected millions of lives worldwide at an unprecedented rate, to the point of paralyzing the smallest of families to the biggest of nations. With lockdowns and community quarantine measures imposed, mobility has become restricted, resulting to reduction in employment across all sectors. This has caused a negative impact to the livelihood of millions of Filipinos and, ultimately, disrupted the country’s momentum towards achieving its economic targets.

With the challenges and negative impacts of the pandemic in mind, the 32nd National Statistics Month adopts the theme – “NSM@32: Revving up for Economic and Social Recovery Through Evidence-Based Policies.” This was also inspired by the “Recharge PH” Program of the government which rallies all sectors of the economy and all the Filipino people to adopt a “whole of society approach” to unite and contribute towards economic recovery.

The theme accentuates the importance of statistics as bases for policy decisions to address the socioeconomic impact of COVID-19. It emphasizes that using relevant statistics as solid evidence will guide and support the nation’s efforts in navigating the pandemic towards socioeconomic recovery.

In these uncertain times, the relevance and adequacy of information and statistics is crucial particularly in the close monitoring of COVID-19 active cases, recoveries, and deaths, and in identifying the group of people qualified for government financial aid. Decisions must be anchored on good official statistics.

As the situation eases, relevant and timely statistics play an important role in crafting better policies to steer socioeconomic recovery to include creating employment and other economic opportunities.

(Source: psa.gov.ph/nsm)


The NSM is an inter-agency annual activity spearheaded by the Philippine Statistics Authority. This year’s host agencies are the Department of Labor and Employment and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

The Civil Service Commission joins the 32nd NSM Sub-Committee on Advocacy and Promotions together with the Department of Information and Communications Technology, Department of Tourism, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, National Economic and Development Authority, and the Presidential Communications Operations Office.

Join the NSM

Learn more about the NSM and this year’s line-up of activities by visiting www.psa.gov.ph/nsm.