September marked the month-long observance of the Philippine Civil Service Anniversary. Every year, the Philippine civil service commemorates the enactment of Public Law No. 5, “An Act for the Establishment and Maintenance of an Efficient and Honest Civil Service in the Philippine Islands” on 19 September 1900. The anniversary theme for 2019, Civil Service at 119: Upholding Integrity and Building a High-Trust Society,highlights the role of the civil service as well as the achievements and contributions of the men and women in government who uphold the country’s societal goals and over-all vision.

Congratulations to all winners and participants of the 119th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary celebration events

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) congratulates winners and thanks participants of the anniversary events held in September 2019:

R.A.C.E. to Serve Fun Run Reveals Fastest Runners 

The CSC National Capital Region announced the winners of the R.A.C.E. to Serve Fun Run held at the Quirino Grandstand, Manila.



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Romnick Dago (1st place), Gilbert Laido (2nd place), and Isidro Perpetua (3rd place) emerged as the champions of the 10k men’s category,
while Jay Ann Labasano (1st place), Rica Moreno (2nd place), and Jocelyn Elijeran (3rd place) topped the women’s category. 10K winners received PHP15,000, PHP12,500, PHP10,000, respectively. (In photo) CSC Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala and CSC NCR Director IV Judith Dongallo-Chicano (rightmost) handed the winners their certificates.



5k men 5k women

5K winners were (for men) Noberto Cailao (1st place), Jonathan Pulido (2nd place), Benjie Duhac (3rd place), and (for women) Maria Jonna Lina Abutas
(1st place), Angel Mendoza (2nd place), and Jhelie Mansueto (3rd place), receiving PHP10,000, PHP7,500, PHP5,000, respectively. (In photo) CSC Commissioner Leopoldo Roberto W. Valderosa Jr. (rightmost) and CSC NCR Director III Maricar T. Aquino (leftmost) handed the winners their certificates.



10k men 3k women

Winners of the 3K category were (for men) Jumell Gonzales (1st place), Mikee Medina (2nd place), and Junjie Dala (3rd place), and (for women) Anjelica Del Josef (1st place), Anna Liza Enrenas (2nd place), and Beverlle Parale (3rd place), receiving PHP7,000, PHP5,000, and PHP3,000 respectively. (In photo) CSC Commissioner Aileen Lourdes A. Lizada (leftmost) and CSC NCR Director III Prisco S. Rivera Jr. (rightmost) handed the winners their certificates. 

The fun run held in Manila gathered 16,720 runners from different agencies in the National Capital Region. CSC Regional Offices also held their own kickoff activities in their respective areas of jurisdiction.


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More than 16,000 government workers from different agencies enjoyed a morning of healthy activities and camaraderie during the 2019 R.A.C.E. to Serve Fun Run held 1 September 2019 at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila.



Female runners of the Philippine Navy warm up for the fun run held at the Poro Point Baywalk and Freeport Zone, San Fernando City, La Union. 



Government workers in Region V join Groovin' for PLBi: A Zumba Fitness Fundraiser held at the Legazpi City Convention Center.



After a rigorous run at the SM City Iloilo, participants pose for a photo op.



It was a great morning for exercise and running for government workers at the Leyte Government Center Circle.



Fire officers of Region XII enjoy being active during the fun run held at the South Cotabato Sports Complex. 

Since 2011, the R.A.C.E. to Serve Fun Run has officially opened the anniversary celebration. Aside from promoting camaraderie and health and wellness, the fun run raises funds for the Pamanang Lingkod Bayani (PLBi) program. Through the PLBi program, the CSC provides one-time financial assistance and scholarship opportunities to families of servant-heroes who died in the line of duty. To date, the PLBi program has assisted 144 beneficiaries, including fallen forest rangers of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, as well as uniformed and civilian personnel who perished in rescue efforts during super typhoon Yolanda in 2013.

CSC thanks its partners and sponsors for the fun run:

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Outstanding Government Workers honored at Malacañang 

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte conferred the Outstanding Government Workers Award to government service exemplars during the awards rites on 10 September 2019 in Malacañang. 

Leading this year’s awardees are scientists whose initiatives led to breakthroughs in agriculture, medicine, and space science.


The Advanced Space Technology, Research, Operations, and Services or ASTROS Team of the Advanced Science and Technology Institute-Department of Science and Technology (in photo with President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and CSC Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala) placed the Philippines in the space technology map through the development and operation of the country’s first microsatellites DIWATA-1 and 2, and the first ground receiving station, the Philippine Earth Data Resource and Observation (PEDRO). The microsatellites and ground receiving station made it possible to generate images and data essential in weather forecast, disaster risk management, agricultural growth pattern detection, forest cover monitoring, cultural and historical sites monitoring, and territorial border protection.

The ASTROS Team is just one of eight recipients of the Presidential Lingkod Bayan award, which is conferred to an individual or group for exceptional or extraordinary contributions that had nationwide impact. The other awardees include: Bureau of Jail Management and Penology Regional Office No. I Jail Superintendent Kenneth A Bid-ing; Gingoog City Government Assistant Department Head I Dr. Agnes A. Centino; National Kidney and Transplant Institute Deputy Executive Director for Medical Services Dr. Joselito R. Chavez; University of the Philippines-Manila Research Associate Professor 7 Dr. Raul V. Destura; Philippine Rice Research InstituteScientist 1 Ricardo F. Orge, Irradiation Services Team of the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute, also from the Department of Science and Technology; and the Dinagat Islands Provincial Cooperative and Development Office.

Awards  (Lingkod Bayan)


Municipal Government Department Head Dr. Robert John S. Aquino (in photo with President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and CSC Commissioner Leopoldo Roberto W. Valderosa Jr.) displayed utmost dedication in serving the isolated and disadvantaged residents of Viga, Catanduanes through integrated health service programs such as the Health Buzz and the Facility-Based Delivery. His initiatives decreased maternal and child mortality. 

Aside from Dr. Aquino, this year’s recipients include: Albay Provincial Disaster Management Officer Cedric D. Daep; City Government of Tacurong Administrative Officer V Allan S. Freno; Tangub City Civil Registrar Belen F. Linganay; Department of Education-Division of Oriental Mindoro Master Teacher II Alvin F. Macalintal;  Iloilo National Food Authority Mechanical Plant Operator Pepito P. Pauchano; Department of Education-Division of Sorsogon Calao Elementary School Master Teacher II Michelle D. Rubio; Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University- South La Union Campus Administrative Aide II Porferio L. Soloria Jr.; and Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center Medical Specialist III Dr. Maria Lourdes M. Trajano. The award is conferred to an individual for performance of extraordinary act or public service and consistent demonstration of exemplary ethical behavior on the basis of adherence to the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees.

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Del Rosario

Philippine Carabao Center Senior Science Research Specialist Wilma T. Del Rosario (in photo with President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and CSC Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala) led the establishment of the Nueva Ecija Federation of Dairy Carabao Cooperatives, an umbrella organization of dairy cooperatives engaged in processing carabao milk-based products now branded as Cremeria Ecija.  Her vision was backed by her research on the economic viability of a buffalo-based dairy enterprise and its corresponding impact on community livelihood in the region. 

Del Rosario is one of this year’s seven recipients of the CSC Pagasa Award, which is given to an individual or group of individuals for outstanding contributions that directly benefit more than one department of the government. Other CSC Pagasa recipients are Provincial Government of Dinagat Islands Agriculturist II Rico B. Galinato; Nueva Vizcaya State University Associate Professor II Lovella G. Velasco; and Tagbilaran City Mayor John Geesnell L. Yap II. Group awardees also include Tagum City’s Integrated Management and Sustainable Environmental Approach to Coastal and Underwater Resources (I’M SEACURe) Group; Tagum City Agriculture Office’s Tagumpay Agrivolving Fund; and Visayas State University’s  VSU Cocotech GenMovers. 

Awards (Pagasa)

The awards conferred under the CSC’s Honor Awards Program are the highest honors a civil servant may receive in his or her career. Presidential Lingkod Bayan and CSC Pagasa awardees received medals or trophies, and plaques, as well as a cash prize of PHP200,000 for individual awardees and PHP100,000 for each member of group awardees. Meanwhile, Dangal ng Bayan awardees received a trophy designed by National Artist for Sculpture Napoleon V. Abueva and a cash prize of PHP200,000 each. Presidential Lingkod Bayan and Dangal ng Bayan awardees are also entitled to automatic promotion to the next higher position or receive the equivalent salary increase, subject to existing civil service rules and regulations.

We thank our Honor Awards Program sponsors:

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Tagum City bags top prize in choral competition



The Tagum City Chamber Chorale posed on stage with CSC Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala, and CSC Commissioner Leopoldo Roberto W. Valderosa Jr. and Aileen Lourdes A. Lizada (second row, standing 17th, 18th, 19th from L, respectively) after their win.

The Tagum City Chamber Chorale emerged as the champion during the 2019 Government Choral Competition Grand Finals held on 17 September at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). The other finalists who competed include the Government Service Insurance System Chorale and Bangko Sentral Singers from the National Capital Region; Dasmariñas City Teachers’ Chorale from Luzon; Calbayog City Chorale and Department of Education or DepEd Calbayog City Singing Ambassadors from Visayas; and Bayugan City Educators Chorale, and DepEd Dipolog City Teachers’ Choir from Mindanao. The GCC was organized by CSC Regional Office IV in partnership with the CCP and the National Commission on Culture and the Arts. 



Awards given during the Grand Finals include: 

Best regional entries:
GSIS Chorale (NCR)
Dasmarinas City Teachers Chorale (Luzon)
Calbayog City Chorale (Visayas)

Bayugan City Educators’ Chorale (Mindanao)

Best conductor
Mr. Marlo T. Sabello

Tagum City Chambers Chorale

Best arrangement

Mr. John August Pamintuan
Tagum City Chambers Chorale

3rd runner up
Bayugan City Educators’ Chorale

2nd runner up
Dasmarinas City Teachers Chorale

1st runner up
Banko Sentral Singers


Job Seekers meet government employers 

The CSC thanks all job seekers who participated in the 2019 Government Job Fair held in selected regional venues nationwide.


CSC’s live broadcast, LunChat with CSC, featured interviews with job seekers who attended the job fair hosted by the CSC National Capital Region (NCR) at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City on 24 September 2019. The show is hosted by CSC Public Assistance and Information Office Director IV Maria Luisa Salonga-Agamata with Civil Service Institute’s Mark Malitan.

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Job seekers flocked to the job fair hosted by the CSC NCR at Quezon City. There were 2,700 job vacancies posted by 24 agencies that participated in the job fair.

We thank our participating agencies: the Bureau of Customs, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Department of Education National Capital Region and Schools Division Offices, Department of Science and Technology, Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Transportation, Development Bank of the Philippines, Metro Manila Development Authority, Philippine Air Force, Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, Securities and Exchange Commission, University of the Philippines System, University of the Philippines Diliman, Maynilad Water Service, Inc., Department of Health Central Office, Quirino Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital, National Children’s Hospital, Philippine Orthopedic Center, East Avenue Medical Center, National Center for Mental Health, Rizal Medical Center, Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, and Tondo Medical Center.


Job seekers are also invited to the Government Online Career Fair (GOCF) on 21 to 25 October 2019, hosted by the CSC in partnership with  Interested participants should create an account with and stand by for the link to be made available on the CSC website,, on the first day of the online job fair.


Generous partners offer special treats to government employees

CSC has also prepared special treats for government workers as a thank you for a job well done. Throughout September, CSC’s private and public sector partners offered special discounts and promos on shopping, travel, accommodation, health and wellness, recreation, office needs, and home improvement. CSC thanks its partners for making the anniversary extra special:

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To our partners and sponsors, as well as all human resource management practitioners, heads of agencies, government workers, and clients who supported this year’s anniversary celebration:

Maraming Salamat Po!    |