|2013 News Releases
|May 10, 2013
||CSC remembers Teacher Nelly, reminds public servants to remain neutral in the elections
|May 10, 2013
||CSC offers human resource and organization development trainings
|April 18, 2013
||Anti-red tape survey rates 50 gov’t offices as Excellent
|April 10, 2013
||CSC enjoins government offices to create panel to review performance
|April 8, 2013
||CSC sets reminders for prospective Civil Service examinees
|April 8, 2013
||CSC reminds public servants to file SALN as deadline nears
|March 26, 2013
||Civil Service Commission trailblazes anew
|February 22, 2013
||CSC’s Serbisyo Todo-Todo on air
|February 22, 2013
||CSC issues guidelines on timely release of retirement benefits
|February 18, 2013
||CSC gets international quality seal
|February 18, 2013
||CSC partners with anti-corruption coalition to combat red tape
|February 6, 2013
||CSC urges agencies to form SALN review body
|February 5, 2013
||CSC releases fine-tuned SALN form,
reminds state workers to file before deadline
|January 25, 2013
||CSC extends application for fire officer exam
|January 14, 2013
||CSC announces exam dates
|January 14, 2013
||13,412 hurdle career service examinations
| CSC remembers Teacher Nelly, reminds public servants to remain neutral in the elections
|As the nation readies for the upcoming national elections, state workers are hard at work in preparation for the functions they will take on come Monday.
Aside from the Commission on Elections, public school teachers play a vital role in the elections as poll watchers and members of the Board of Election Inspectors (BEI). They serve as frontliners in making clean and honest elections possible, sometimes even faced with life or death situations.
One teacher who died in line of duty on election day is 2008 Dangal ng Bayan posthumous awardee Nelly B. Banaag, Teacher III of Pinagbayanan National High School, Taysan, Batangas.
In the 2007 national elections at Pinagbayanan National High School, in an attempt to tamper with election results, armed men stormed precincts where the canvassing of votes was taking place, poured gasoline, and set the classroom on fire. Teacher Nelly died in this unfortunate incident.
“Every election, our public school teachers put their lives on the line to ensure that elections run smoothly. We recognize their dedication to public service especially on election day when they are exposed to many risks and threats. Teacher Nelly represents the thousands of public school teachers who risk their lives to perform a very important job,” said Civil Service Commission Chairman Francisco T. Duque III.
Government workers in the career service are reminded to avoid engaging in partisan political activities as part of their sworn duty as public servants.
Republic Act No. 4880 defines ‘partisan political activity’ as acts designed to have a candidate elected or not or promote the candidacy of a person or persons to a public office.
“While we encourage Filipinos to exercise their right to vote, we would like to remind government employees to remain committed to public service. The law requires government employees to practice political neutrality,” said Chairman Duque.
Section 4 (d) of Republic Act No. 6713 or the “Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees” lists political neutrality as one of the eight norms of conduct of public servants. Public officials and employees are mandated to provide service to everyone without discrimination and regardless of party affiliation or preference.
| CSC offers human resource and organization development trainings
|The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is inviting all agencies in all sectors of government to attend its human resources and organization development interventions. The CSC will offer training programs through its research and development arm, the Civil Service Institute (CSI).
The CSI closes the semester with training programs on Employee Engagement, which provides an in-depth discussion on the drivers that impact on employee engagement and centers on practical tools for managers to keep a team focused and productive. It is ideal for executives, managers, division heads, and supervisors. The Art of Negotiation is an organizational development program that develops participant’s ability to negotiate effectively, to create win-win scenarios, to maximize gains, to improve working relationships, and build networks. It is recommended for executives, managers, and division heads. The Employee Engagement Program will be held on May 14-15 while The Art of Negotiation will span from May 21-22.
The CSI also offers four year-round leadership programs: the Leading Employees Well program; the Delivering Customer Satisfaction program; the Communication and Building Relationships program; and the Continuous Learning program. The Leading Employees Well program spans only two days while the remaining programs run for three days.
The Leading Employees program provides participants cutting-edge techniques and tools in managing and leading strategic change to meet their organizational goals. The course culminates in participants’ development of their Agency’s Strategic Change Management Action Plan. Its target audiences are incumbent and emerging leaders in government.
The Delivering Customer Satisfaction program is designed to help participants gain knowledge in creating service excellence environments and developing a Client Satisfaction Improvement Plan.
The Communication and Building Relationships course provides participants with structured learning opportunities for developing strategies on effective communication internal and external to the organization. It will best help incumbent and emerging leaders in government, including heads of information and communication units.
The Continuous Learning program raises the consciousness of staying on the learning mode all the time and contributing to the success of his or her organization in an environment of accelerating change and complex demands. Incumbent and emerging leaders in government are its target audience.
Responding to the need of shaping a new generation of civil servant and leaders, the CSI was instituted in July 2011 to provide quality training programs to government officials and employees. Last year, the CSI has trained almost 1,000 Human Resource Management Professionals (HRMPs), lawyers, supervisors, division heads, manages, and executives.
The CSI boasts of 17 HR programs, 10 OD programs, and five modules of the Leadership Program. For the coming semester, there will be eight HR programs, five OD programs, and five leadership programs. The Certificate Leadership Program includes all five leadership programs and runs for 25 days spread out in three months.
For inquiries regarding training fees and training programs, please call the CSI at (02) 931-4182 or telefax (02) 931-8019. You may also call the Civil Service Commission at (02) 931-7035 local 301 to 305 or personally inquire in the CSI at 3/f CSC Central Office, Batasan Hills, Diliman, Quezon City.
| Anti-red tape survey rates 50 gov’t offices as Excellent
|Results of the frontline service checks made by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) through the Report Card Survey (RCS) in 2012 show that of the 599 government offices surveyed, 50 offices obtained an Excellent rating, the highest in the scale with scores from 90 to 100, while 150 offices failed or scored below 70. A total of 309 offices got a rating of Good, with numerical scores between 80 to 89.99, while 90 offices received an Acceptable rating with a score of 70-79.99.
As lead implementer of Republic Act No. 9485 or the Anti-Red Tape Act (ARTA) of 2007, the CSC conducts a survey among government offices to gather feedback on the effectiveness of and compliance with the anti-red tape measures of government agencies. The RCS checks on the agency’s compliance with ARTA provisions, physical working condition, frontline service provider, service quality, and overall customer satisfaction.
Compliance with ARTA provisions, which is the area where most agencies failed, include posting of Citizen’s Charter in conspicuous areas, posting of anti-fixer signs, a manned public assistance desk, observance of no noon break policy, no hidden fees in frontline transactions, and wearing of IDs of frontline personnel.
“We are serious in doing our job as required by law. The CSC does the rounds in all agencies and offices. This means that all branches, field offices, and/or satellite offices of one agency are subjected to the RCS,” said CSC Chairman Francisco T. Duque III.
Of the 50 offices that rated Excellent, 33 are branches or service offices of national government agencies, namely, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of Health, Department of Trade and Industry, Land Registration Authority, and Land Transportation Office, while 17 offices are branches or service offices of government-owned and controlled corporations, namely, Home Development Mutual Fund, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and Social Security System.
Rule V of the implementing rules and regulations of RA No. 9485 states that the heads of offices and agencies are the ones primarily responsible for the implementation of the Anti-Red Tape Act.
Chairman Duque disclosed that the CSC continues to conduct the RCS. As of March 2013, the Commission has conducted 209 surveys.
Full list of the 2012 ARTA RCS results are posted in the CSC website www.csc.gov.ph.
| CSC enjoins government offices to create panel to review performance
|“Performance management is a critical indicator of good governance as it tells if a government agency is doing well in delivering public services.”
This was underscored by Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairman Francisco T. Duque III as the CSC issued a directive to all government agencies to create a Performance Management Team (PMT) within their respective offices that will monitor and review the implementation of the Results-Based Performance Management System or RBPMS.
RBPMS is a mechanism designed to establish a unified and integrated performance management system across all departments and agencies within the executive branch of government.
“The creation of the PMT is also aligned with the requirements of the Strategic Performance Management System (SPMS), a performance indicator that focuses on performance results that are reviewable and are based on scientific and verifiable parameters in assessing organizational performance and the collective performance of individuals within the office,” explained Chairman Duque.
Under CSC Memorandum Circular No. 8, s. 2013, the PMT shall be composed of an executive official designated by the head of agency as chairperson, a human resource management officer, a planning officer in charge of organizational planning, a finance officer, and a representative of the employees’ union. If there is no accredited employees’ association, a rank-and-file representative may be chosen through a general assembly.
The PMT shall set targets; ensure the alignment of the budget with work distribution; recommend approval of the performance commitment; act as appeals body and final arbiter for performance management issues; identify potential top performers and provide inputs for the grant of awards and incentives; and adopt necessary rules, procedures, and strategies in carrying out its duties.
The harmonized RBPMS and SPMS will be used as basis in determining performance-based allowances, incentives, or compensation of government officials and employees.
| CSC sets reminders for prospective Civil Service examinees
|Prospective civil servants taking the Career Service Examination Paper-and-Pencil Test (CSE-PPT) on Sunday, April 14, can now view the Notice of School Assignment in the Civil Service Commission’s website (http://www.csc.gov.ph).
The CSE-PPT is a general ability test designed to measure an individual’s preparedness to enter government service. Examinations are conducted in April and October every year. Passers, who get a score of 80% or higher, are conferred a Career Service Eligibility, a basic requirement to obtain permanent appointment in government.
Examinees are reminded to bring the following: (1) an original and photocopy of the ID submitted during the filing of application, (2) the application receipt, (3) #2 pencils, and (4) a ballpen. They should be in their designated testing centers by 6:30 a.m.
Examinees are highly advised to know their Notices of School Assignment as early as possible since the website will be anticipating heavy traffic on Friday and Saturday.
For further inquiries, examinees from the National Capital Region (NCR) can call the following numbers: (02) 781-5878, (02) 781-5886, (02) 781-1156, (02) 749-9026, (02) 781-8677, or (02) 932-0111. They may also visit the CSC NCR at 25 Kaliraya St., Quezon City, or call any of its field offices.
Examinees from outside the NCR are advised to contact their respective CSC Regional or Field Offices.
The Notice of School Assignment can be viewed in the following link: (http://webapp.csc.gov.ph/eNOSAv2/). Other requirements are listed in the CSC website.
The next CSE-PPT is on October 13, 2013. Application period is from April 15 to August 30 at the CSC Regional or Field Offices.
| CSC reminds public servants to file SALN as deadline nears
|“Public, office, and trust—these three words carry great weight, and it is the duty and moral responsibility of government officials and employees to exhibit transparency and accountability in public office.”
This was underscored by Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairman Francisco T. Duque III as he reminded government officials and employees of the deadline of the filing of their Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) on April 30.
Section 17, Article XI of the 1987 Constitution requires “public officials and employees to file their SALN upon assumption to office and as often as may be required by law,” which under Section 8(A) of Republic Act No. 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees should be filed upon entry or exit from government service and on or before April 30 of every year.
The Chairman likewise stressed that the SALNs must be accomplished with due diligence and utmost honesty. “The objective of the SALN is to check the lifestyle of state workers, including those of their family in relation to income. It serves as a mechanism to verify if the lifestyle of a public servant is manifestly out of proportion to his/her respective salary and other lawful income,” the Chairman explained.
The CSC issued Resolution No. 1300174 or the Amendment to the Review and Compliance Procedure in the Filing and Submission of the Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth and Disclosure of Business Interests and Financial Connections, enjoining heads of offices to form their respective review and compliance committee that will check the veracity of the SALN submitted by their officials and employees.
CSC Chairman Duque reminded heads of offices of their ministerial duty to issue Compliance Order to those who have incomplete data in their SALN to correct/supply the desired information and for those who did not file/submit their SALNs to comply within a non-extendible period of 30 days. Heads of offices are only given five days from receipt of the list and recommendation of the SALN review and compliance committee to issue the Compliance Order.
Under R.A. No. 6713, failure of an official or employee to submit his/her SALN is punishable by suspension for one month and one day to six months for the first offense, and dismissal from service on the second offense.
For more information and/or clarifications on the SALN, the public may contact the CSC Public Assistance Center at (02) 932-0111, send an SMS via 0917-TEXTCSC (8398272) or call the Contact Center ng Bayan at 1-6565 or 0908-88-16565.
| Civil Service Commission trailblazes anew
|The Civil Service Commission (CSC) received the Silver Trailblazer Award after garnering a score of 8.61 in its Performance Report at the bi-annual Public Governance Forum organized by the Institute for Solidarity in Asia (ISA), March 19.
In its bid to become Asia’s leading center of excellence for strategic human resource and organization development by 2030, CSC showed significant progress in its initiatives and scorecard, demonstrating the organization’s continued determination to institutionalize good governance and deliver breakthrough results.
CSC Chairman Francisco T. Duque III presented CSC’s response to the governance challenge, the organization’s targets and accomplishments, updates on CSC’s strategic initiatives, and next steps towards Proficiency and Institutionalization of the Performance Governance System (PGS).
“When we began to tread the governance pathway, we are committed to finishing it until Institutionalization. CSC’s strategic initiatives are meant to carry out its core purpose of making every civil servant a servant hero—Gawing lingkod bayani ang bawat kawani. Thus, we see to it that we achieve the targets we have set or even go beyond those,” said Chairman Duque.
The Governance Trailblazer Award is conferred to government agencies or units that garner a score of 8.5 or higher in the public revalida or performance report. Partners that score 8.5-9.2 are awarded the Silver Trailblazer Award, while partners that score 9.21-10 are awarded the Gold Trailblazer Award. National Competitiveness Council Chairman Guillermo Luz headed the forum’s panel.
The award is represented by a lantern that symbolizes the recipient as a beacon of light which strives to make good governance a reality in the community.
Duque as Governance Reform Fellow
Also during said event, Chairman Duque was conferred as a fellow of ISA.
“To be part of ISA’s Society of Fellows is both a privilege and a challenge. I am grateful that our efforts in the CSC to push for governance reforms are recognized. But this recognition also places a challenge to do better than what we have already achieved,” said Chairman Duque.
ISA recognizes top-level officials in national government agencies, local government units, and the private sector who are champions of governance reforms.
| CSC’s Serbisyo Todo-Todo on air
|Know how the government works for you.
Concerned citizens, government officials and employees, tune-in
to the Civil Service Commission’s (CSC) newest radio program, Serbsiyo Todo-Todo (STT), live on air every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 12 noon via DZRB Radyo ng Bayan situated at 738 KHz on AM Band.
DZRB has a total of 33 stations nationwide--- 29 provincial stations and four in Metro Manila.
A joint production of the CSC and the Philippine Broadcasting
Service (PBS), STT caters to all sectors of society as it tackles
issues of public concern --- the bureaucracy and its citizens. It is
also a great venue for the public to know how the government works and
how they can avail of the services of various government agencies.
STT focuses on discussions of up-to-date issues in the
bureaucracy and addresses complaints by the public on certain
government agencies. It also features public service success stories
and commendations, resolutions of complaints and other selected cases,
and matters relating to government agencies’ compliance with the
provisions of the Anti-Red Tape Act (ARTA) of 2007. The program also
provides the latest news on CSC programs, policies and services.
STT is interactive as it will entertain live phone calls from listeners
nationwide who can ask directly from guests representing different
government offices. The program is anchored by Mr. Allan Alanigue,
DZRB’s Station Manager.
| CSC issues guidelines on timely release of retirement benefits
|Retirement benefits of government workers should be released within 30 days.
This was announced by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) as it issued the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 10154 (RA No. 10154),
the Act Requiring All Concerned Government Agencies to Ensure the
Early Release of the Retirement Pay, Pensions, Gratuities and other
Benefits of Retiring Government Retirees.
Retiring public servants must not be made to wait for they have
spent the best years of their lives serving the public and the
government, thus, the state ensures the prompt release of their
retirement benefits which are due them under the law.
The IRR, which cites the responsibilities of retiring
government employees, employer-agencies and all concerned government
agencies, the period of release of retirement benefits and all other
relevant provisions, shall apply to compulsory and optional retirement
applications of government employees from all government
instrumentalities including government-owned and controlled corporations
(GOCCs), except personnel from the Armed Forces of the Philippines
The guidelines state that period for release of retirement
benefits must be within thirty (30) days from the actual retirement
date of the concerned employee. The employer-agency or the government
agency where the employee shall retire must submit all requirements at
least ninety (90) days prior to the effectivity date of retirement.
Retirement benefits under the Government Service Insurance Act must be
released to retirees on his/her last day of service in government
provided that all Government Service Insurance System (GSIS)
requirements are duly complied with.
However, retirement benefits may be withheld if the employee
has been suspended due to pending administrative case or has pecuniary
For the full text and other pertinent details of the IRR of RA No. 10154, you may visit the CSC website at www.csc.gov.ph.
| CSC gets international quality seal
|“When we command excellence in public service delivery, we make sure that the Civil Service Commission walks the talk.”
This was underscored by Civil Service Commission
(CSC) Chairman Francisco T. Duque III when he accepted the ISO
9001:2008 certification presented by TÜV Rheinland Philippines Inc. for
establishing a quality management system that meets international
“Achieving ISO 9001:2008 certification is like having a
‘quality seal’ which we can use to prove to our customers and
stakeholders that the CSC is an organization that commits to quality
service,” added Chairman Duque.
Cases adjudication, examination, and appointments processing
are the three core functions of the CSC that complied with the
standard. The CSC’s quality management system was setup on Feb. 1, 2012
through the assistance of Rosehall Management Consultants Inc.
“We want to be known as an organization that challenges the
status quo. That we are always on a lookout for ways and means to
improve the quality of service we give to the Filipino people,”
emphasized Chairman Duque.
ISO 9001:2008 specifies requirements for a quality management
system where an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to
consistently provide services that meet customer needs and applicable
statutory and regulatory requirements, and enhance customer
satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including
processes for continual improvement.
| CSC partners with anti-corruption coalition to combat red tape
manifestation that government initiatives are effective is when it
gets the backing of partners in the private sector in creating
awareness and mobilizing the proactive participation of the public.”
This was said by Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairman
Francisco T. Duque III as he lauded Bantay.ph for initiating the inking
of a Memorandum of Agreement which aims to educate the public on the
merits of Republic Act No. 9485 or the Anti-Red Tape Act (ARTA) of 2007
and the CSC’s ARTA-related projects. Bantay.ph volunteered to
disseminate easily understandable information materials
on ARTA through the website: www.bantay.ph.
“The CSC, being at the forefront of the implementation of the
ARTA law, has been incessant in coming up with measures to improve
frontline service delivery of government offices, and this partnership
with Bantay.ph complements all of our initiatives,” added Chairman
A prominent provision of the agreement is the involvement of
student-volunteers from the University of the Philippines–National
College for Public Administration and Governance in drafting a
volunteer program which will be rolled out in other academic
institutions. The said student-volunteers will also visit government
agencies in the National Capital Region to observe frontline service
delivery and submit a report of their observations which the CSC will
in turn validate to serve as basis in calling the attention of the
agencies concerned if there are violations or in rewarding them for
Bantay.ph is a non-government organization under the
Coalition Against Corruption and was formed in recognition of the need
to empower citizen’s groups in the monitoring and evaluation of basic
government services and programs.
| CSC urges agencies to form SALN review body
|“No token compliance.”
This was underscored by Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairman
Francisco T. Duque III as he reminded heads of offices to start
forming their respective review and compliance committee that will
check the Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN)
submitted by their officials and employees.
“Public servants are expected to exercise utmost sincerity
and consciousness when filing the SALNs. The public builds its trust
and confidence upon people who perform well and live up to their
expectation. And disclosing our assets and liabilities is one measure
of adherence to transparency and accountability,” said Chairman Duque.
Under Section 3 of Rule VIII of Republic Act No. 6713 or the
Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and
Employees, it is the ministerial duty of the Head of Office to issue
Compliance Order “requiring those who have incomplete data in their
SALN to correct/supply the desired information and those who did not
file/submit their SALNs to comply within a non-extendible period of 30
days from receipt of the said Order.”
The CSC also issued Resolution No. 1300174 or the Amendment
to the Review and Compliance Procedure in the Filing and Submission of
the Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth and Disclosure of
Business Interests and Financial Connections to stress that the heads
of offices are given only five days from receipt of the list and
recommendation of the SALN review and compliance committee to issue the
Chairman Duque noted that the Supreme Court has created its Review and Compliance Committee.
Meanwhile, the CSC will conduct an information campaign on
the new SALN guidelines with its regional and provincial offices
conducting orientation sessions to foster better understanding on the
new form and facilitate compliance, reported Chairman Duque.
Under RA No. 6713, failure of an official or employee to
submit his/her SALN is punishable by suspension for one month and one
day to six months for the first offense, and dismissal from service on
the second offense.
For more information and/or clarifications on the new SALN
form, the public may call the CSC Public Assistance Center at (02)
932-0111, send an SMS via 0917- TEXTCSC (8398272) or call the Contact
Center ng Bayan at 1-6565.
| CSC releases fine-tuned SALN form,
reminds state workers to file before deadline
Service Commission (CSC) released the new Statement of Assets,
Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN) form after a series of consultations
with various government offices and employee groups.
The new form is simpler to avoid confusion, with corresponding guidelines on how one should fill out the form.
“Recognizing the importance of the SALN as a tool to deter
corruption in government, the CSC deems it necessary to continue
fine-tuning the form to make filling it out easier, but still having
the needed “alarm” indicators to determine illegally acquired wealth of
public officials and employees,” explained CSC Chairman Francisco T.
Chairman Duque added that the form was further simplified
because, “We don’t want token compliance among public officials and
The new guidelines clarify the legal basis of the SALN which is
Republic Act No. 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for
Public Officials and Employees. The guidelines also reiterate the
ministerial duty of heads of agencies to issue an order to those who
have incomplete data in their SALN and for non-filers to comply with the
requirement within 30 days.
As the lead agency for the implementation of the SALN, the CSC
issued a revised SALN form and set of guidelines in July 2011. The
revised form was set to replace the 1994 SALN form and required a
listing of other sources of income (derived from the practice of a
profession or business), income taxes paid the previous year, and
amounts of one’s personal and family expenses.
However, in March 2012, the CSC deferred the use of the revised
SALN form in the wake of several requests from various government
groups including public sector unions. Thus, the CSC ordered the use of
the 1994 SALN form for filing of assets for year 2011, and formed a
SALN Technical Working Group (TWG) to review the nuances and gaps
surrounding the revised form.
Members of the SALN-TWG include representatives from the Office
of the President, Senate of the Philippines, House of Representatives,
Supreme Court, Commission on Audit, Office of the Ombudsman,
Department of Justice, Department of Finance, Department of Budget and
Management, Department of the Interior and Local Government, Governance
Commission for Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations,
Philippine Government Employees Association (PGEA), and Confederation
of Independent Unions (CIU). CSC Chairman Duque sits as the head of the
“We encourage all government employees to file their SALN
before the April 30 deadline as failure to do so has consequent
administrative penalties. Also, we are reminding them to be truthful in
declaring their assets, liabilities, and net worth,” said Chairman
Failure to file SALN is punishable with suspension of one to
six months for the first offense, and dismissal from service for the
| CSC extends application for fire officer exam
The filing of application for the Fire Officer Examination (FOE) has been extended to January 31.
The Civil Service Commission (CSC) extended the filing
period to provide ample time for the submission of application for the
March 10, 2013 examination.
The administration of the FOE aims to establish a register
of eligibles for certification and appointment to second level ranks in
the Bureau of Fire Protection and other functionally related
positions, provided that said eligibles meet necessary qualifications
and other requirements.
The eligibility resulting from passing the FOE is considered
appropriate for appointment in the fire protection service and
functionally related positions, except for ranks under the Philippine
National Police (PNP).
The FOE is composed of general ability tests designed to
measure verbal, analytical and numerical skills, and a specialized exam
on fire suppression, fire safety and prevention, fire investigation,
procedure and techniques, and administrative matters. To pass, one
must get a rating of at least 80.00.
The CSC advises interested applicants for the FOE to visit the
CSC website at www.csc.gov.ph for admission qualifications,
requirements, procedure, and other related information.
| CSC announces exam dates
Civil Service Commission (CSC) will administer various examinations
this year to screen prospective job applicants in government.
The CSC will conduct the written Career Service Examinations
(CSE), both for Professional and Sub-Professional levels, on April 14
and October 13, 2013. For the April 14 schedule, applications are being
accepted at CSC Regional and Field Offices nationwide until February
The CSE are general ability tests designed to measure verbal,
analytical, numerical, and clerical skills. Passing the CSE entitles
one to either a Professional or Sub-Professional eligibility which,
along with education, experience and training requirements, is needed
for permanent appointment to corresponding positions in the government
It is open to Filipino citizens, regardless of educational
attainment, who are at least 18 years old at the time of filing of
application and who have not taken the same level of examination in
less than three months. However, taking different levels of examination
within the said period is allowed.
Other examinations to be administered for the year include
the Foreign Service Officer Examination (FSOE) Qualifying Test and the
Fire Officer Examination (FOE) on March 10; the Local Scholarship
Program-Modified (LSP) Written Examination and the Penology Officer
Examination (POE) on August 11.
The FSOE Qualifying Test will be conducted in collaboration
with the Department of Foreign Affairs. It aims to recruit candidates
for appointment to the position of Foreign Service Officer, Class IV to
work for Philippine embassies and consulates.
The FOE results in the conferment of the Fire Officer
Eligibility considered appropriate for appointment to second level
ranks in the fire protection service and functionally related positions,
except ranks under the Philippine National Police (PNP).
The LSP offers scholarship opportunities to qualified government employees.
The POE results in the conferment of the Penology Officer
Eligibility considered appropriate for appointment to second level
ranks in the jail and penology and to functionally related services,
except ranks under the PNP.
The CSC advises interested applicants of the said government
examinations to visit the CSC website at www.csc.gov.ph regularly for
admission qualifications, application period, requirements, procedure,
and other related information.
| 13,412 hurdle career service examinations
of 113,168 examinees, a total of 13,412 or 11.85 percent passed the
Career Service Examinations administered nationwide by the Civil
Service Commission (CSC) on October 21, 2012. Of the said figure,
11,449 passed the Professional level while 1,963 passed the
Mark Anthony B. Pelaez from the Bicol Region topped the
Professional level with a rating of 87.85. Joining him at the top 10
are Justin Alick M. Cordova (Western Visayas), 87.39; Ma. Cristina D.
Pornillos (NCR), 87.29; Grace Jude B. Adarne (Northern Mindanao),
87.02; Venice Marie B. Hulleza (Western Visayas), 86.90; Kar Lyle A.
Constantino (NCR), 86.85; Ed Mari Cedric C. Cornejo (Bicol), 86.79;
Angelica Anne C. Eligado (NCR), 86.65; Oliver Gerard M. Gelera (Eastern
Visayas), 86.63; and Ian Derrick W. Almanzor (NCR), 86.56.
Pelaez, together with the rest of the Professional level
passers, shall be conferred the Career Service Professional Eligibility
which is appropriate for appointment to both first level and second
level government positions not covered by Bar, board and special laws.
On the other hand, Gerardo R. Biyo from the National Capital
Region led the Sub-Professional level with 90.65 rating. Completing the
top 10 are Alma L. Pabilane (NCR), 89.63; Arvin E. Sevilla
(SOCCSKSARGEN), 89.25; Hazel Ann P. Etiong (Zamboanga Peninsula),
89.02; Miraquel G. De Jesus (NCR), 88.94; Arnie James C. Mayo (Region
IV-A CALABARZON), 88.82; Bjorn Ronwald L. Reyes (CAR), 88.72; Clarence
G. Dominguez (NCR), 88.71; Mary Andrielle C. Santos (NCR), 88.59; and
Justin Lawrence J. Tembrevilla (NCR), 88.12.
The Sub-Professional level passers shall obtain the Career
Service Sub-Professional Eligibility appropriate for first level
government positions that include clerical, trades, crafts, and
custodial service positions.
The CSC Examination, Recruitment, and Placement Office (ERPO) reported
that as to the regional performance, NCR posted the highest passing
rate at 19.20 percent, representing a total of 3,156 passers out of
16,440 total examinees. Second in rank is the Central Visayas with a
passing rate of 15.10 percent. The other top performing regions include
CAR at 13.75 percent, Region II (Cagayan Valley) at 12.17 percent, and
Region III (Central Luzon) at 12.03 percent.
Successful examinees are advised to coordinate with the CSC Regional
Office concerned on the requirements and procedure in claiming their
Certificates of Eligibility.
The complete list of successful examinees of the October 21,
2012 Career Service Examinations may be accessed from the CSC
website at www.csc.gov.ph. Those who failed may secure a copy of
their Report of Rating also through the CSC website.
Meanwhile, the CSC announced that the next schedule for the
Career Service examinations paper-and-pencil test will be on April 14,
2013. Applications may be filed at any CSC Regional or Field Office
until February 28, 2013. Details on qualifications, documentary
requirements and filing procedure are also available at www.csc.gov.ph.