More than 70 leadership, foundation, and human resource management (HRM) courses will be offered by the Civil Service Commission (CSC), through the Civil Service Institute (CSI), in 2023.

These courses include topics on various leadership and HR functions such as Leadership and Management Certification Program (CPro), Public Service Values Program (PSVP), CSI Leadership Series, Competency-based HR Program (CBHR), Learning and Development (L&D) Programs and Strategic HROD Series.

Registered participants who will successfully complete these online courses, including its requirements, will earn a certificate of completion with leadership and managerial training hours that can be used to meet the training requirement for managerial and supervisory positions in the civil service.

“Ito ay bahagi ng regular na programa ng CSC na maghatid ng learning and development interventions para sa mga lider at kawani ng pamahalaan. Mahalaga para sa ating mga lingkod bayan na mayroon silang continuous learning, na patuloy na madagdagan ang kanilang kaalaman at mahasa ang kanilang competencies na kinakailangan para makapagbigay ng maayos na serbisyo publiko,” said CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles.

Tamalagon Integrated School Head Teacher I Ju-Im T. Jimlan’s painful experiences as a child growing up in Marawi motivated him to be the best teacher he can be by knowing that education is key in changing a child’s life. He developed innovative teaching approaches and information materials such as Tuklas-Aral, Bisita-Kumustahan, Modyul Mo, Hatod Ko, among others. He is active in community work, volunteering as a responder during Typhoon Odette and organizing donation drives for COVID-19 frontliners.

“For upholding public interest, particularly student welfare, over and above personal interest, he is one of this year’s recipients of the Outstanding Public Officials and Employees or Dangal Ng Bayan Award.” The accomplishments of Teacher Jimlan were shared by Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Karlo A. B. Nograles as he announced the winners of the 2022 Search for Outstanding Government Workers.

Rounding up the 2022 Dangal ng Bayan awardees are: State Auditor IV Adeline P. Baarde of the Commission on Audit in Tuguegarao City; Social Welfare Officer III Georgina M. Bulasa of the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office VIII in Tacloban City; Elementary School Principal II Rowan L. Celestra of Buenavista Elementary School, Department of Education, Sorsogon West District In Sorsogon City; Administrative Assistant II Thea Maria Rica S. Del Rosario of the Department of Social Welfare and Development Regional Office III in San Fernando City, Pampanga; Customer Associate Reymond D. Gonzales of the Landbank of the Philippines-Zamboanga Main Branch in Zamboanga City; Planning Officer II Adrian A. Jandusay of the Municipality of Sampaloc in Quezon Province; Librarian II Antonio L. Morada under the Curriculum and Learning Management Division of the Department of Education Regional Office V in Legazpi City; Tarlac City’s San Manuel Elementary School Teacher III Rizalina R. Nacpil; and Medical Specialist III Dr. Annie Claire B. Pekas of the Luis Hora Memorial Regional Hospital in Bauko, Mountain Province.

Requests for Certification of Eligibility or COE is now made more convenient, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced.

Civil service eligibles may now request and secure their COE and its authenticated copies in any of CSC’s 16 Regional Offices regardless of their place of examination.

“Mas magiging madali na para sa ating mga kababayan ang pagkuha ng kanilang eligibility records dahil kahit saang CSC Regional Office ay maaari na silang magpunta at mag-request ng COE. Kasama na riyan ang pagkuha ng authenticated copies ng COE,” said CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles.

This new development comes with the completion of a system called the Internal Civil Service Eligibility Verification System (iCSEVS) approved under CSC Resolution No. 2200677 last 16 December 2022. iCSEVS allows CSC authorized verifiers to easily and quickly verify civil service eligibilities from an integrated database composed of passers of Career Service Pen and Paper Test and Computerized Examinations, and those granted special eligibilities under special laws and CSC issuances.


The “full Police Colonels and Generals” from whom Secretary Benjamin Abalos, Jr. requested the tender of courtesy resignations are presidential appointees. As such, their appointments to the government service are not attested to by the Civil Service Commission (CSC), and thereby outside the purview of the CSC and its disciplinary jurisdiction.

In order to preserve any final determination of the issue in the proper forum, further comment on the matter may not be appropriate at this time.

“It is with pride that I announce the winners of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) Pagasa Award as these lingkod bayani are considered gems in public service. They belong to that distinct group of government workers who, quietly and without fanfare, pursued their public service mandates with indefatigable commitment, excellence, and integrity, to the extent of putting their lives on the line in the spirit of delivering much needed services, especially in the grassroots.”

This was remarked by CSC Chairperson Karlo A. B. Nograles as he announced the winners of the 2022 Search for Outstanding Government Workers. The annual Search has three categories—the Presidential Lingkod Bayan, the Outstanding Public Officials and Employees or Dangal ng Bayan, and the CSC Pagasa. The latter is conferred on an individual or group of individuals for outstanding contributions that directly benefit more than one department of the government.

One of the recipients of the CSC Pagasa Award is the Community-based Rice Mushroom Production Team of the Bataan Peninsula State University (BPSU). Their initiative uplifted the lives of rice farmers in Bataan by introducing and promoting an integrated farming system approach through mushroom production, vermin composting, and off-season vegetable production using rice straws. The team's research-based technology transfer trainings, capacity building on crop diversification, and entrepreneurial skills development for farmers have significantly improved the latter’s production capacity, productivity, competitiveness, and sustainability.