Recognition Rites for QC-Based Winner Held at the CSC Central Office

Book Cover Contest 2nd place winner Jonathan N. Reyes (CHED) receives his certificate and cash prize from CSC Chair Duque and NBDB Chair Gonzalez.

Second place winner Jonathan N. Reyes proudly shows his certificate and cash prize.

Simple recognition rites for the PCSA Digital Book Cover Design Contest and Give It Your Best Shot! Photography Contest were held today during the flag ceremony at the Civil Service Commission Central Office.

CSC Chairman Francisco T. Duque III commended all the winners and participants of PCSA contests nationwide. He also thanked all agency partners who supported the PCSA, including the National Book Development Board which made the Book Cover Contest possible. Duque, together with NBDB Chairman Dennis T. Gonzalez and NBDB Executive Director Andrea Pasion-Flores, gave a certificate of award and a cash prize of P6,000.00 to Mr. Jonathan N. Reyes of the Commission on Higher Education, who won second place in the said contest.

Meanwhile, the Personnel Relations Office, in cooperation with the CSC Photography Club, opened a photo exhibit displaying the top 10 winners of the Photo Contest.

Other NCR-based winners will be awarded at the CSC National Capital Region. CSC Regional Offices will be holding recognition rites for contest winners in their respective regions.

CSC Chair Duque, NBDB Chair Gonzalez, and CSC-PRO Director Alan Alegria led the ribbong-cutting ceremony of the Photo Exhibit.


Special Civil Service Day Sale at all SM Department Stores today!

The Civil Service Commission greets all government officials and employees a very happy 111th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary!

On September 19, 1900, Act. No. 5, known as the Civil Service Act entitled “An Act for the Establishment and Maintenance of an Efficient and Honest Civil Service in the Philippine Islands” was enacted. It started the concept of appointments and promotions in the government being made according to merit. It also established a three-member body known as the Philippine Civil Service Board composed of a Chairman, Secretary and Chief Examiner.

To celebrate this special day, the Civil Service Commission and SM Department Store bring you a special Civil Service Day Sale at all SM outlets nationwide!

Just bring a valid government employee I..D. to avail of discounts, and your SM Advantage Card for more discounts.

We hope you will all have a good time shopping at SM today!

We continue to celebrate PCSA 111 for the whole month of September. For more information, contact OFAM at 9317984.

Congratulations to the Winners of the Digital Book Cover Design Contest!

The Civil Service Commission and the National Book Development Board congratulate the winners of the PCSA Digital Book Cover Design Contest:

Ist place:

Leo Allan N. Renton

Department Head

Municipality of Orion, Bataan

2nd place:

Jonathan R. Reyes

Administrative Assistant I

Commission on Higher Education

3rd place:

Nenette B. Santos

Acting MIS Head

City Government of Balanga, Bataan

For more information, contact PAIO at 9314180. Thank you!

Congratulations to the Winners of the PCSA Essay Writing Contest!

The Working Committee of the PCSA Essay Writing Contest has announced the following winners:

1st place:


Teacher III

Cagayan National High School

Tuguegarao City, Cagayan

“What is a Servant Hero?”

2nd place:


Subject Teacher I

Cagayan National High School

Tuguegarao City, Cagayan

“Filipino: Servant Hero”

3rd place:


Public Relations Officer IV

Bases Conversion and Development Authority

“Raised by Heroes”

The Civil Service Commission thanks its esteemed panel of judges:

Dr. Jose Y. Dalisay, Jr. 


University of the Philippines

Department of English and Comparative Literature

Maria Oliva Z. Domingo, DPA


UP National College for Public Administration and Governance

Commissioner Mary Ann Z. Fernandez-Mendoza

Senior Commissioner

Civil Service Commission

For more information, please contact CSC Regional Office No. 4 at 9271832.

Once again, congratulations to all the winners and heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated!

Congratulations to the Winners of the PCSA Photography Contest

The Working Committee of the PCSA Give It Your Best Shot! Photography Contest has released the list of winners:

Award: 1st Place

Name: ELVIE C. JABINES                    

National Commission on Indigenous People – XI

New Matina, Davao City


Activity:  ATA-MANOBO Titling Process

Flagship Program of NCIP mandated by RA 8371 – Indigenous

People’s Rights Act (IPRA) of 1997

Date:  September 2010

Venue: House of the Tribal Chieftain, Head of Ancestral Domain Unit

Sitio Pamantawan, Bgy. Malabog, Paquibato District, Davao City.

In Photo: ATA Tribe led by Datu Dario Baliway (in white shirt), Datu  Gumatao (may putong na red) and Datu Iling Tangil (may putong na white), habang kinukuhanan ng history ng “tribe” through testimony of elders, in support of ancestral domain titling

Significance:  The use of “testimony of elders” in gathering information on the history of ATA tribe in support of ancestral domain titling.

Award: 2nd Place


Nutrition Office, City of Koronadal


One of the interventions of the malnutrition problem of the City of Koronadal is through the Infant and Young Child Training and Counselling.  There were trainings conducted which were participated in by barangay health workers, barangay nutrition scholars, midwives and nurses.  This photo shows that the participating individual and the participants were observing the good attachment and proper positioning of the baby while being breastfed. Participants are expected to promote and support the good pratices of breastfeeding in the daily life of a lactating mother.

Activity:  Training on Infant and Young Child Feeding

Date:  November 8-12, 2010

Venue: Brgy. Zone 1HealthCenter, City ofKoronadal

In Photo: Participants conducting interview and observing proper

positioning of baby during breastfeeding

Significance:  Addressing malnutrition problem in the City of Koronadal

through the training on infant and young child feeding

Award: 3rd Place


Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources – XI


Wala na yatang mas hihigit pa sa marubdob na hangarin ng isang buong pamayanan kundi ang pangalagaan at pagyamanin ang kalikasan na siyang tumutugon sa kanilang pangangailangan.  Sa pangunguna ng BFAR XI ay nakilahok ang ibat- ibang sector ng lipunan sa pagtatanim ng bakawan sa Purok 9, Maco, Compostela Valley bilang pakikibahagi ng ahensya sa isinasagawang Nationwide Mangrove Planting noong Mayo 10, 2011.

Activity:  Nationwide simultaneous mangrove planting

Date:  May 10, 2011

Venue: Purok 9, Maco, Compostela Valley

In Photo:  Employees of BFAR, DENR, Philippine Army, Philippine Coast Guard, TESDA, PIA, LGUs (Municipal and Provincial), fisherfolk, youth and media in Region XI

Significance:  Pakikibahagi ng BFAR – XI at iba pang mga ahensya

ng pamahalaan sa rehiyon sa isinasagawang

Nationwide Simultaneous Mangrove Planting


1.      Engr. Cesar B. Estacio (Entry No. 43)

Palayan City Government

“Mano-Mano…Ligtas Tao”

2.      Michael N. Dela Vega (Entry No. 3)

Philippine National Police 1

“The PNP Badge of Honor”

3.      Renaldo C. Neneria (Entry No. 6)

Department of Trade and Industry

“Working with a Charm”

4.      Rhea Mae P. Magbanua (Entry No. 22)

City Government of Tagum

“Public Office is a Public Trust”

5.      Heriberto C. Buquid (Entry No. 4)

Overseas Workers Welfare Administration

“Libya Crisis”

6.      Rolando P. Azarcon (Entry No. 16)

LGU Palayan City

“Sa Buhay at Kamatayan…Ikaý Paglilingkuran”

7.      Louie Bryan M. Lapat (Entry No. 39)

LGU Tagum City

“Going Beyond the Office Table”

The Civil Service Commission thanks its esteemed panel of judges for the Photography Contest:

Mr. Ronniel C. De Guzman

Director of the National Press Club

Reporter, Manila Bulletin

Mr. Eufrosinio Q. Camarillo

Award-winning photographer

Former President, Press Photographers of the Philippines

Director Ma. Theresa C. Fernandez

Director III, Public Assistance and Information Office

Civil Service Commission

For more information, please contact the Personnel Relations Office at 9314149.

CSC Announces Chorale Competition Winners

The National Power Choir wins the PCSA Government Chorale Competition

The National Power Chorale of the National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR) was hailed the Champion in the recently concluded Government Choral Competition held yesterday, September 6, 2011 at the Cultural Centerof the Philippines. The PAGCOR Voice Symphony of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) won 1st runner up followed by the Pagibig Fund Chorale of the Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF) as 2nd runner up. The competition was held in celebration of the 111th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary themed Championing R.A.C.E.: Public Service Excellence at Full Speed.

For the special awards, Mr. Robert Delgado bagged the Best Conductor category, while Mr. Joy Nilo received the Best Arrangement award as presented by the PVAO Chorale.

The panel of adjudicators – Maria Lourdes Venida-Hermo, Eduardo Lumbera Manguiat, Jonathan Velasco, Tristan C. Ignacio and Nathaniel Arnel de Pano – came from the distinguished roster of the Philippine Choral Directors Association.

The twelve chorale finalists performed in the following sequence after the drawlots conducted in the morning of the event: Philippine Ports Authority Chorale, East Avenue Medical Center Chorale, Central Luzon State University Administration Choir, Bureau of Quarantine Chorale, Dangal ng Lungsod Batangan Chorale, POEA Chorale, PVAO Chorale, Pagibig Fund Chorale, National Power Chorale, City Government of Makati Employees Choir, Professional Regulations Commission Chorale and PAGCOR Voice Symphony. Each choir sang three songs, including the Competition Song “Para Sa ‘Yo” by Trina Belamide, within a span of 10 minutes.

Second District of Cavite Representative Lani Mercado-Revilla and Manila City Vice Mayor Isko Moreno served as the emcees of the event and enthralled the audience with their lively banter covering the rundown of the competition rules as well as the criteria for judging the chorale finalists.

In his welcome message,Cultural Centerof the Philippines (CCP) President Raul Sunico expressed his appreciation for the public sector’s shift towards the culture and the arts through the holding of a chorale competition. Following his speech was the message of National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Chairman Felipe De Leon Jr., delivered by his representative, Executive Director Malou Jacob. NCCA commended the idea of inculcating and putting a premium on government talent like agency choral groups to champion the message of genuine public service.

As the main guest, Civil Service Commission Chairman Francisco T. Duque III praised the organizing agencies for ensuring that the competition abides by the spirit of upholding praiseworthy talents in the civil service. He congratulated all the chorale finalists stating that they were already champions in their own right and worthy of recognition.

After awarding the major prizes, CSC Commissioner Mary Ann Z. Fernandez-Mendoza thanked all twelve choir participants and the more than a thousand government employees in attendance. She also presented tokens of appreciation to the emcees.

The winning chorale is set to give a performance in recognition of HAP awardees at the CSC-NCR Honor Awards Program to be held at the PNP Multi-Purpose Hall on September 12, 2011.

Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno and Congresswoman Lani Mercado served as the emcees of the event.

For the finale, all chorales performed Tagumpay by Gary Granada.

Congratulations to the Winners of the PCSA Fun Run!

Fantilaga wins the R.A.C.E. to Serve Fun Run

2,822 officials and employees from the different sectors of government and some from the private sector joined the 111th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary R.A.C.E. to Serve Fun Run.

The following are the winners:


Male Category:

1st place – Jucell Laya (Philippine Army)

2nd place – Reggie Lumawag (Department of Agrarian Reform)

3rd place – Robin Angeles (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas)

Female Category:

1st place – Nhea Ann Barcena (Philippine Army)

2nd place – Gina Marie Lanipao (Office of the Ombudsman)

3rd place – Elaine Santiago (Municipality of Angono, Rizal)


Male Category:

1st place – Carlito Fantilaga (Department of Agragrian Reform)

2nd place – Dandelon Bumahit (Philippine National Police)

3rd place – Andrico Mahilum (Philippine Army)

Female Category:

1st place – Marecil Maquilan (Philippine Army)

2nd place – Ellen Tolentino (Philippine Army)

3rd place – Mary Grace Fortun (Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System)

The CSC would like to thank its partner agencies who made the Fun Run possible:

1. Philippine Sports Commission

2. Pasay City Government

3. Metropolitan Manila Development Authority

4. Pasay City Police District

5. Small Business Guaranty and Finance Corporation

6. Cultural Center of the Philippines

7. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

8. Philippine Information Agency