Congratulations to all the winners of the recent Online Photography Contest!

The 2021 Online Photography Contest, hosted by the CSC Human Resource Relations Office, aimed to highlight through images the various ways civil servants or lingkod bayani have risen to the challenges brought about by the pandemic. Now on its second run, this year’s theme was Pagtugon ng Lingkod Bayani sa Patuloy na Hamon ng Pandemya.

The CSC received 423 entries nationwide and 48 photos advanced to the national finals. The winners are:


Marianne D. Soriano
Pangasinan National High School
Region I

"Beyond the Four Corners"
This teacher eagerly facilitates his synchronous online class on a pile of two black boxes as a makeshift table for his laptop and other learning materials outside a classroom, where other teachers also conduct their functions in ensuring the continuity of learning amid the pandemic.


Evelyn P. Pidut
Muta Elementary School
Region II

“Bridging Future Through the New Normal Education”
The threat of Covid-19 never stopped the desire of teachers to educate their pupils. Instead, this situation made them more determined to strategize their way of teaching. Mrs. Evelyn P. Pidut, T-III of Muta Elementary School in Kasibu West District of the SDO of Nueva Vizcaya, gives remediation on reading to her learners who are in the same area.


Ryan Rogon Poliran
Department of Education
Region XI

Despite the announcement of school year culmination, Laila Mae Udani fuels her commitment in combatting and winning battles, both pandemic and illiteracy, by conducting reading remediation to her learners in Sitio Talos, Sto. Tomas, Davao del Norte. The kinabu, an indigenous garb of Ata-Manobo tribe in the said community, symbolizes the vibrance and resilience of the education sector in withstanding its mandate of continuing education amid the pandemic.


Ms. Soriano received PHP15,000, while Ms. Pidut and Mr. Poliran received PHP12,000 and PHP10,000 as cash prize, respectively.

Contest judges included award-winning photographers and photojournalists, Mr. Fernando Garcia Sepe Jr., Ms. Xyra Cruz Bacani, and Mr. Pablo Beltran.

To view all the regional finalists, visit the CSC Facebook Page.