Join the 111th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary Celebration!

This is the official blog for the 2011 Anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service.

The theme for the 2011 anniversary celebration is:

Championing R.A.C.E.: Public Service Excellence at Full Speed

This year, the CSC is conducting the following:

I. Honor Awards Program (HAP) Rites for the 2011 Presidential Lingkod Bayan, Dangal ng Bayan, and CSC Pagasa Awardees

September 19, 2011 | Malacañan Palace, Manila

The awards rites serve as the culmination of the 2011 Search for the Outstanding Public Officials and Employees. The awards, as provided by laws, are conferred by the President of the Republic of the Philippines. It is slated in September at the Malacañan Palace. Heads of government agencies, especially those with 2011 national winners, are expected to attend the rites.

II. R.A.C.E. to Serve Fun Run

September 4, 2011, 5:00 a.m. | PICC Grounds

Coordinator: CSC National Capitial Region (CSC-NCR)

Contact Number: (02)7499026, (02)7416097 or (02) 3817681

The fun run will be led by His Excellency Vice President Jejomar C. Binay and shall serve as the kick-off of the month-long celebration. Assembly point is in front of the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC),Roxas Boulevard, PasayCity. All participants are requested to be at the venue by 5:00 a.m. The 5K Run will start at 5:45 a.m. while the 3K Run will start at 6:00 a.m.

Registration forms may be downloaded at the CSC website, and, the official anniversary blog. They are also available at any CSC-National Capital Region Field Office or at the CSC-NCR located at 25 Kaliraya Street,Quezon City, and should be submitted to these offices on or before August 10, 2011.

III.  PCSA Contests

The complete contest rules and guidelines, contest/registration forms, prizes and other details may be viewed and/or downloaded online from this blog. Interested individuals may also contact the Coordinating Offices for further details.

1.      Give It Your Best Shot! Photography Contest

Acceptance of Entries: July 18 to August 18, 2011 (5:00 p.m.)

Coordinator: CSC Personnel Relations Office (PRO)

Contact Number: (02)931-4149

The photo contest is open to all permanent, co-terminous, casual, contractual and temporary government employees nationwide (provided their contracts are valid by September 2011)  – except employees of the Civil Service Commission and other individual government employees affiliated with the agency partners of the CSC. Since the anniversary theme is “Excellence in Public Service”, photos should capture the essence of public service at its best in the Filipino’s everyday life.

2.      Government Chorale Competition

Finals: September 6, 2011 | CCP Main Theater (tentative)

Coordinator: CSC National Capital Region (CSC-NCR)

Contact Information: (02)7811156 or (02)5276615;

The competition is open to all choirs composed for 20 to 30 government employees. To qualify, recorded videos of the chorale’s performance should be submitted along with the accomplished registration via email to on or before August 8, 2011. Qualified contestants will be notified on August 12. A Final Competition will be held at the CCP Main Theater tentatively on September 6.

3.      Essay Writing Contest

Acceptance of Entries: July 22 to August 24, 2011

Coordinator: CSC Regional Office No. 4 (CSC RO 4)

Contact Information: (02)9264450;

This Contest is open to all public servants nationwide. The theme of the contest is “Kawani, kaya mong maging Lingkod Bayani.” The participants must answer the question “Ano ang lingkod bayani?” Entries should be emailed to. Winning entries will be featured in The Philippine Star throughout September.

4.      Digital Book Cover Contest

Acceptance of entries: July 22 to August 21, 2011

Coordinator: CSC Public Assistance and Information Office (PAIO)

Contact Information: (02)9314180;

The Contest is open to all public servants nationwide with the penchant for illustration and graphic design. Book cover designs should reflect the concept “lingkod bayani ang bawat kawani” and be submitted in digital form (JPEG format) to along with the registration form and other requirements. Winning book covers will be used by the CSC for its various official publications and promotional materials as additional incentive to winners.

IV.  Diskwento Para Sa Kawani Trade Fair

September 18, 2011 (tentative)

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

Contact Number: (02)9317984

As a way of expressing gratitude to civil servants nationwide for their hard work and service, a Trade Fair will be done to bring quality but reasonably-priced products to government agencies.

All CSC Regional and Field Offices as well as government agencies are not precluded from conducting their own PCSA activities (including a localized version of the Fun Run, the Government Chorale Competition and the Trade Fair), provided that such activities observe the 2011 PCSA theme.