2012 PCSA Essay Writing Contest Opens June 18


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    • As per guidelines, the contest is OPEN TO ALL government employees, regardless of status, EXCEPT:
      β€’ Civil Service Commission employees and their relatives within the third degree of consanguinity or affinity, and
      β€’ those who are employed under job order or contract of service.

      • Just want to clarify regarding the exception on who could not join the essay writing contest. Are those employees that are working under job order of the Civil Service Commission only or other government agencies also?thanks

  1. Isang magandang pagkakataon po ito.Sana po ay makasama kami na mga contractual employee na makapag-sumete ng Essay.
    Isang mabuting pagkakaton po ito upang kami na mga dating scholar at eligible na apat(4) at mahigit na taon na na nagsisilbi sa gobyerno ngunit contractual pa rin ay makapgpahayag ng saloobin sa pamamagitan ng paligsahan na nito.

    Maraming Salamat po.

    • Dear Rebecca,

      Contractual employees are qualified. However, those under Contract of Service/Job Orders are not covered because they do not have an employee-employer relations with the government.

      I hope this clarifies things. Thank you for your comment!

      • Hi CSC.
        What do you mean as employee-employer relationship? I am currently working as SRS for Engineering Research and Development for Technology – UP Diliman, a project under the DOST. All of us in the office work under Contract of Service. But we are in contractual nature as how the UP administration classify us. Can we still join the contest?

        • Government employees refer to permanent, provisional, temporary, substitute, co-terminous, casual, or contractual employees. Contract of service a.k.a. job order is NOT considered government service. Please take note that β€œcontractual” and β€œcontract of service” are two different terms. If the former, yes you’re qualified to join, as per guidelines. You may clarify your status of employment with your HRMO. For further questions, please call (02) 931-4180 or (02) 932-0111.

  2. madam, ung mga nsa private sector po ba pwedeng sumali? and anu po ba yun ung essay ise2nd via email or my venue talaga kung saan dun gagawin ang essay???

    • Inasmuch as we’d like to accommodate all requests, we have to limit our target participants to government employees only as these contests are in line with the celebration of the Philippine Civil Service Anniversary. We appreciate your interest though. Thank you.

  3. I would like to know the required number of words, format and font size. To whom will I address the email entry. Can I send two entries english and tagalog essay

  4. Honestly, I’m kinda confuse: is a “contractual” worker the same with a “job order” employee, diba po?

  5. Hello, I am very sorry to know that i’m not qualified pala to join. I am not a goverment employee, at least just yet. πŸ™‚ I applied for CoA but up to now wala pang appointment, but it would be an honor to work for the government someday. For now, I hope the participants all the best! Mabuhay CSC!

  6. as of now, how many entries are there in English and in Filipino? Magkaiba po ba sets of winners sa English at sa Filipino? Thanks. More power! πŸ™‚

  7. poi…
    hi there ask ko lang po if included sa number of words ung list of references or sources cited in
    the essay. Salamat po….

  8. first of all, I want to thank God coz He allowed me to passed the CSC Exam (2nd level). im so, so hapi! PRAISE THE LORD! ahm, sayang gusto ko rin po sanang sumali sana po may ganyan din na open sa mg aprivate individual. better luck next time nlng po sa aming gustong sumali hehehe!

    • Congratulations for passing the CSC exam! Praise the Lord indeed!

      You can still participate in the Philippine Civil Service Anniversary. The Fun Run is the only PCSA event open to all and it’s the kickoff event to formally open the month-long celebration. πŸ™‚

  9. Gud’day CSC,

    can I also join the contest? Im a Contractual employee from the Bureau of Immigration.

    Maraming salamat po.


  10. hi there csc!

    I admire po the patience in answering those question!

    Its really a public service.,!


    Coz ol their inquiries should have been answered po if they just read the guideline in essay writing..
    Ol i can say, this is puvlic service,so courteous.

    • The committee on the essay writing contest sends an acknowledgment email once your entry is received. If you haven’t received any notification, please contact Ms. Bernardita C. Erpelo or Ms. Cynthia D. Mangosing at (02) 932-0181, (02) 951-2639, (02) 951-2637.

  11. hi there! about your guideline in the essay writnig contest that says :
    The title of the essay and the name of the writer/contestant must be indicated at the top lefthand corner and the pagination must appear at the bottom right-hand corner of each page.

    do you mean that pati sa every page mag aapear sa upper left corner ng page ang title at name o yung sa pagination lang iyon applicable? salamat po! God bless!!!!

  12. I submitted my essay last July 18. Until now I don’t receive a notification or any message. I keep on calling the landline numbers but nobody is answering?

      • Thanks. Is it the one I’ve sent last July 25? I made a little revision in the pages when I read here that the title and the name should be seen in all pages. So what I’ve sent last Wednesday is the final entry. I’ve also sent a hard copy via courier. Thanks a lot and happy anniversary. God bless everyone. πŸ™‚

          • πŸ™‚ By the way, I forgot to say that the following day I called up again, and the people whom I talked with were very approachable. They attended to my concern right away and they found out that no email was received. So they advised me to resend it and told me that I can also try the snail mail or courier. Very good service! More power! πŸ™‚

  13. I have sent my entry for the PCSA essay writing contest via email last July 26 but I never receive any confirmation from your Secretariat. I resend my entry on July 27 but still I never receive any confirmation until now. I humbly request your help about it. God bless.

  14. Good day! I have sent my entry for the 2012 PHILIPPINE CIVIL SERVICE ANNIVERSARY ESSAY WRITING CONTEST via email last July 25, 2012 but I never receive any confirmation from your Secretariat. I am resending my entry today August 1, 2012 to your email add. I hope you can receive it before the deadline. Please inform me if you have receive the entry. Is this the correct email add where to send the entry? essay_2012@yahoo.com.ph Thanks and more power!

  15. I have just read this (sad)…
    This is great! Best avenue!
    Hope there is another next year, so I have the chance to join πŸ™‚

  16. i have sent my entry yesterday, but i haven’t received any acknowledgment until now. pls. help. thank you

  17. hello good pm po. I have sent my entry for the PCSA essay writing contest via email last July 25 but I did not receive any confirmation from your Secretariat. I resent my entry this morning August 1 but still I never receive any confirmation. I ask your assistance about it. Thank you po.

  18. hello good day. I sent my entry via email for the 2012 PSCA Essay Writing Contest last.July 25, 2012 but I did not receive any reply. I tried to resend the essay yesterday morning August 1 ,2012 but still I did not receive any reply. Please, I am asking your assistance. Thanks.

  19. now ko lang po nalaman na may essay contest pala kayo. posible po ba ng may extension of submission of entries. salamat po.

  20. I sent my essay entry last night but up to now I haven’t received confirmation if it was received . Thank you

  21. Hello po.

    Kumpirmahin ko lang po sana kung nareceive po ninyo yung entry ko? Ipinasa ko po iyon nung nakaraang biyernes.

    Salamat po! πŸ™‚

  22. good day po. i sent my entry through email last July 19 and a hard copy of it through JRS Express on July 20. may I ask for confirmation please? thanks a lot po!

  23. I read in one of the comments that you also accept word.doc. I think you don’t have to change your rules. An ms-word format is editable, unlike a pdf file. This change in the ruling might expose some entries to editing by some scrupulous persons, biased to some entries. I just cannot understand, why all of a sudden there is a change in rule. I pray that this contest will be free from “dayaan.” How are entries treated, I assume that entries does not have a name inside the document, only the title of the essay.

    • We did not change the rules. Some participants, though, do not have a DOC to PDF file converter so we did not outrightly reject such entries. We understand your concern. Rest assured that this contest will uphold integrity and fairness at all times. As to your question on the treatment of the entries and subsequent procedures, please contact the GAD (Gender and Development) Secretariat.

  24. Good day po! I just want to ask po kung nareceive nyo ang entry ko. I tried to send it via email pero pagtawag ko po, di raw po nare receive ng secretariat. I sent the hard copy via post a week before the deadline. Sana po nakarating on time. Thanks po…

  25. hello, po. good day! i sent po last August 3, 2012 my entry however up to now po i haven’t received the acknowledgment receipt of the essay. Happy Anniversary po.

  26. gud pm po. kelan po announcement of winners? can we view the list of winners on this page as well as their essays? do the losing entries also become properties of CSC or can the authors use them for other contests?

  27. I would like to ask if my entry was able to reach your office. I sent it via courier before the deadline. Thank you! – Mr. Earl P. Tongol (City of San Fernando, Pampanga)

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