Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 1050, series of 1997 declaring the month of September as the Civil Service Month, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) will be spearheading the 121st Anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service in September 2021.
This is in observance of the establishment of the Philippine Civil Service by virtue 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 CSC is also introducing a 10-year overarching theme, "Transforming Public Service in the Next Decade: Honing Agile and Future-Ready Servant-Heroes," reflecting the path the civil service has to take to build on the gains of last year’s modernization efforts in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the role of HR in building a competent and credible workforce in the new normal.
The details of the month-long celebration is also on CSC Memorandum No. 9, s. 2021.
Check out the 2021 PCSA Calendar below showing the anniversary events lined up for this year, as well as the mechanics to join. This is organized into weekly themes as well:
Week 1 | LINGGO NG LINGKOD BAYANI (launching events for government workers and the media, know more and register here)
1 September - Virtual press conference
1 September - Online Zumba (and film showing from 1-12 September - registration is from 19 July to 13 August)
6 September - Online physical exercise/aerobics
Week 2 | LINGGO NG PAGLILINANG NG YAMANG TAO (various learning and development events, skills development, know more and register here)
13 September - Tips for plantitos and plantitas
14 September - Demo on meat processing
15-17 September - Public Sector HR Symposium
Within Week 2 - PRIME-HRM Awards
Week 3 | LINGGO NG MALASAKIT (activities for clients and the community, know more and register here)
20 September - Q&A on mental wellness during the pandemic
20-24 September - Online Government Career Fair
22 September - Virtual awards ceremony for the 2021 Online Photography Contest (submission of entries is until 30 July)
23 September - Virtual awards ceremony for the CSC National Song Writing Contest (submission of entries is until 23 July)
Week 4 | LINGGO NG PASASALAMAT (activities expressing gratitude and recognizing the valuable contributions of civil servants and frontliners, know more and register here)
To be announced - Awards Rites for Outstanding Government Workers
27 September - Appreciation program for frontliners
Within Week 4 - Virtual agency official Family Day
Month of September - Special treats for government workers (know more here)