M.C. No. 8, s. 2012
TO : HEADS OF CONSTITUTIONAL BODIES; DEPARTMENTS, BUREAUS AND AGENCIES OF THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT; LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS; GOVERNMENT-OWNED AND/OR CONTROLLED CORPORATIONS WITH ORIGINAL CHARTERS; AND STATE UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES
SUBJECT : 2012 Anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service
The Civil Service Commission will once again spearhead the Philippine Civil Service Anniversary this coming September 2012. For its 112th year, all government agencies are enjoined to be a part of the anniversary which celebrates the birth of the Philippine Civil Service.
This year’s theme is:
Kawani, Ikaw Ay Isang Lingkod Bayani!
The month-long anniversary celebration aims to promote, showcase and celebrate heroism in public service, and to highlight stories of triumph and sacrifice among the men and women in government.
The activities stated below are to be undertaken at the national, regional and agency levels. All CSC Regional Offices are enjoined to conduct parallel activities in their respective areas.
- R.A.C.E. to Serve II Fun Run
September 8, 2012, 5:00 a.m. Quirino Grandstand, Luneta, Manila
Coordinator: CSC National Capital Region (CSC-NCR)
Contact Persons: Director Claudia A. Tan (02-3817681, 02-7408412 loc. 203, firstname.lastname@example.org); Mr. Henry Peliño (02-749-9026, 02-7408412 loc. 205, email@example.com)
The Fun Run will officially commence the 2012 anniversary celebration. From the success of last year’s fun run, CSC is making this year’s run bigger and better. The run is now open to all government employees and private individuals who are Filipino citizens.
The categories are Men’s and Women’s (3K, 5K, and 10K Distances) with the following cash prizes:
|3K DistanceMen’s/Ladies’ Categories||5K DistanceMen’s/Ladies’ Categories||10K DistanceMen’s/Ladies’ Categories|
Registration period is from June to August 2012 at the CSC-NCR and all its Field Offices. Registration fee is P150.00 per runner.
- Honor Awards Program (HAP) Rites for the 2012 Presidential Lingkod Bayan, Dangal ng Bayan, and CSC Pagasa Awardees
Malacañan Palace, September 2012
Coordinator: Honor Awards Secretariat (CSC Central Office)
Contact information: 02-9317997
The awards rites serve as the culmination of the search for the Outstanding Public Officials and Employees. The awards, as provided by laws, are conferred by the President of the Republic of thePhilippines. It is slated in September at theMalacañangPalace. Heads of government agencies, especially those with 2012 national winners, are expected to attend the rites.
More information will be posted on the CSC Website (www.csc.gov.ph) and the HAP blog (www.honorawardsprogram.wordpress.com) soon.
- Government Choral Competition
Finals: UP Theater, UP Diliman Campus, Quezon City, September 17, 2012, 3 p.m.
Coordinator: CSC Regional Office No. 4
Contact person: Director Lydia A. Castillo (02-9271830, 02-9209987)
As a follow-up to last year’s choral competition, the CSC will once again be launching this contest for government employees. The contest aims to advocate Filipino culture and the arts.
Each choral should have 20 to 30 members who are government employees and not under job orders and contracts of service. The grand prize is P100,000.00, while the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd runners-up will get P70,000.00, P50,000.00, P30,000.00. Four finalists will also get P15,000.00 each.
Announcements on the registration deadline and regional finals will be made on the CSC Website and the official PCSA blog (www.celebratepcsa.wordpress.com).
- Give It Your Best Shot! Nationwide Photography Contest for Government Employees
Theme: Kawani, Ikaw Ay Isang Lingkod Bayani
Deadline for submission of entries: July 16, 2012* | 5:00 p.m.
Coordinator: Personnel Relations Office (CSC Central Office)
Contact information: Mr. Medardo G. Dupale and Mr. Noe L. Jaudalso (02-931 8039, 02-931-4149, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Contest is designed to promote the Lingkod Bayani concept among civil servants by capturing through photographs the essence of public service at its best in the Filipino’s everyday life.
The photography contest is open to all public servants/government employees regardless of appointment status – except employees of the Civil Service Commission and all other government employees affiliated with the National Press Club (NPC) and Press Photographers of the Philippines (PPP).
First, second, and third place winners will be rewarded with P20,000.00, P10,000.00, and P5,000.00 respectively. A consolation prize of P1,000.00 will also be given to the top ten finalists. The winning photos will be used for various publications and marketing collaterals of the CSC as well as exhibited in selected government galleries. As incentive to participants, all entries will have the chance to be featured, in the various materials of the CSC and other government agencies.
- Essay Writing Contest
Theme: Lingkod Bayani Working for Gender Responsive, Accessible, Courteous, and Effective Public Service
Coordinator: Officer for Personnel Management and Development (CSC Central Office)
Contact persons: Ms. Bernardita C. Erpelo, Ms. Cynthia D. Mangosing (02-9320181, 02-9512639, 02-9512637, email@example.com.**
Submission of entries: June 18 to August 3, 2012
As a continuing contest, this year’s version aims to foster a deeper understanding among civil servants on the existing and emerging challenges to public service as they work for a gender responsive, accessible, courteous and effective public service. The contest also aims to create value by reflecting on the realities of women and men in Philippine society, both for the contestants and the readers of the winning essays. To be eligible for the contest, participants should be government employees except those under job orders and contracts of service. CSC employees and their relatives within the 3rd degree of consanguinity or affinity are disqualified to participate. The top three winning entries has a corresponding cash prize of P30,000.00, P20,000.00, and P10,000.00 respectively.
- Special Treats for Government Employees
Coordinator: Office for Finance and Assets Management (CSC Central Office)
Contact Information: 02-9317990 and 02-9318179
The CSC will be partnering once again with government agencies and private companies to provide special treats for government employees such as free rides on public transportation and discounts on department stores. More information will be posted on the CSC Website and the PCSA blog soon.
All CSC Regional and Field Offices as well as government agencies have the option to do their own version of the Fun Run. All nationwide contests will require the assistance of CSC ROs and FOs.
Details and updates on each contest, such as mechanics, guidelines, and final dates and venues will be posted at the CSC website, http://www.csc.gov.ph and the official 2012 anniversary blog at http://www.pcsa2012.wordpress.com.
Anniversary streamers may be reproduced and posted by CSC and government offices. The design and specifications will be available for download on the above-mentioned sites as well.
For more information, contact the Public Assistance and Information Office (telephone no. 931-4180, firstname.lastname@example.org, and TEXTCSC at 0917-8398272) or the nearest CSC regional and field office. Please also visit the PCSA blog at http://www.celebratepcsa.wordpress.com.
(Sgd.) FRANCISCO T. DUQUE III, MD, MSc
Note: The signed PDF copy may be accessed via the CSC Website
*This is the corrected date of submission.
**This is the updated email address.