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President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. led the conferment of awards to the 27 individuals and group winners of the 2023 Search for Outstanding Government Workers today, 14 February 2024, in Malacañang.

Together with the President during the awards rites were Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Karlo A. B. Nograles and CSC Commissioners Aileen Lourdes A. Lizada and Ryan Alvin R. Acosta.

“Today, we recognize our fellow civil servants who have honored their oaths of office with remarkable and honest work that has made a positive impact on the lives of the Filipino people. Standing solidly on our nation’s bedrock belief that public office is a public trust, our 2023 Outstanding Government Workers project the image of an ideal Filipino government worker,” said President Marcos.

Two exceptional laborers are among the recipients of the 2023 Outstanding Public Officials and Employees (Dangal ng Bayan) Award, announced Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Karlo Nograles.

Bernardino D. Dabuet, a Utility Worker II at the National Food Authority (NFA), will be commended for demonstrating professionalism and excellence in service through innovative and creative approaches, earning him the nickname "The Engineer" among his peers at the NFA.

Beyond Dabuet’s primary responsibilities encompassing electrical work, carpentry, landscaping, and plumbing, he extends his support to forklift operation, machine maintenance, driving, and various other tasks. His versatile skill set has significantly reduced labor costs for the NFA.

Another awardee is Fernando S. Viado, who serves as Administrative Aide VI (Mechanic II) at the City Government of Antipolo. He will be honored for his unwavering dedication to public service. Renowned as the indispensable figure for preventive maintenance and upkeep of the city's motor vehicles, Viado remains steadfast in his commitment to serve in the public sector despite lucrative job offers from private entities. In spite of facing partial deafness due to a work-related incident, he continues to excel in his role within the city government.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) warned that individuals and groups using the agency’s name and logo without authority may face criminal prosecution and jail time.

The CSC stated that no individual or entity was given permission to use its name and logo, including the old CSC emblem, for any activities or online promotions, including but not limited to solicitation, recruitment, production of materials, and enrollment to review classes.

CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles emphasized that the unauthorized use of the CSC logo by individuals or entities without written permission, endorsement, or approval by the CSC is engaging in deceptive practices and shall be dealt with to the fullest extent of the law.

“We have received reports about the unauthorized use of the CSC logo which misleads the public and undermines the integrity of our services. To prevent potential fraud and misinformation, we strongly advise the public to be vigilant by verifying first the authenticity of any communication or transaction with entities claiming to represent the Commission,” urged Chairperson Nograles.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced that the Food Processing and Innovation Center (FPIC) of Davao leads the roster of recipients of the 2023 CSC Pagasa Award, one of the categories of the 2023 Search for Outstanding Government Workers.

FPIC-Davao generated numerous product concepts and prototypes, registered utility models, and served diverse customers including students, researchers, faculty, and food processors. It is also the first Regional Food Innovation Center established in the Philippines through the Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) High Impact Technology Solutions program.

“Their collaborative efforts with multiple sectors have encouraged competition, inspired more students to pursue careers in food technology, and contributed to the advancement of the food processing industry in the Davao Region,” said CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) does not endorse any review material or review center for the Career Service Examination (CSE).

CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles warned the public against review centers, groups, and private individuals using the name, logo, and website of the CSC or claiming to be endorsed by the Commission in offering online and face-to-face review classes for the CSE Professional and Subprofessional Levels.

He also reminded examinees to be cautious of review materials being sold in bookstores, on social media channels, and on online selling platforms, claiming to be reproductions of the actual examinations previously administered by the CSC.