16 September 2020 - For the 120th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary celebration, the Civil Service Commission partnered once again with private sector companies to offer special treats to government workers. This is one way of thanking government workers for a job well done, and recognizing their efforts in responding to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ace Hardware is holding their “Salute to the New Heroes” promo until 20 September, offering government workers 20-50% discount on selected items, plus an extra 10% off on all items for a minimum purchase of PHP2,000.00. This is available in all Ace Hardware stand-alone branches nationwide.
A 10% discount is also offered by Flexispot.ph on their ergonomic office furniture and accessories, Ideal Vision on their frames and sunglasses, and Anthony Audio for their Filipino-made speakers and audio equipment for the whole month of September. The discount may be availed upon checkout from their online stores. Meanwhile, Ka Tunying’s is giving government workers a free coffee or iced tea upon purchase of any of their rice meals from their stand-alone stores this September as well.
Lastly, The SM Store will be holding the Civil Service Day Sale from 18-20 September, offering a 10% discount on regular-priced items in all SM branches nationwide, with a minimum receipt of PHP2,000. This may be availed through their #143SM hotline, the new safe and convenient way of shopping at The SM Store. The hotline allows buyers to contact a personal shopper, choose among delivery or pick up options nationwide, and select from a number of payment options.
Government workers are required to present their government agency ID or UMID card, and in the case of SM, the SM Advantage Card, to avail of the discounts. Job Order and Contract of Service workers may also avail of the discounts as long as they are able to present their official government agency ID card.
These offers are compliant with the Department of Trade and Industry’s guidelines on promos for stand-alone stores and online stores.
The Special Treats for Government Workers is part of the 120th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary (PCSA) this September 2020. PCSA commemorates the establishment of the Philippine civil service on 19 September 1900 by virtue of Public Act No. 5. The theme for this year is “Philippine Civil Service @120: Public Sector in the Age of Digital Transformation”, highlighting the importance of technology in modernizing frontline facilities, streamlining processes, and mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.