A total of 59,740 applicants joined this year’s Government Online Career Fair (GOCF) held from 18 to 22 September 2023.

The GOCF, organized by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) in collaboration with, was created to provide a virtual platform for qualified jobseekers looking for available opportunities in the government.

“We wanted to invite more people to be part of the 1.9 million strong civil service as we celebrate the 123rd Philippine Civil Service Anniversary (PCSA). The GOCF provided a convenient and accessible avenue for government agencies and interested applicants to interact, share details regarding job openings and requirements, and potentially apply at the comfort of their homes,” said CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles.

Over 4,500 human resource (HR) practitioners and government leaders gathered at the country's biggest HR conference during the 2023 Public Sector HR Symposium held on 26-27 September 2023 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC), through the Civil Service Institute, spearheaded the learning conference with the theme "Cultivating a Dynamic Culture for Resilient and Sustainable Public Sector Organizations."

This event focused on the strategic responsibilities of government leaders and HR professionals in cultivating a dynamic culture to promote resilience and sustainability within the public sector workforce and organizations.

In his keynote message, CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles underscored the critical role of the CSC as the central HR institution of the Philippine bureaucracy in revolutionizing the HR management for the 1.9 million government workforce.

In celebration of the 123rd Philippine Civil Service Anniversary (PCSA), government officials and employees from various regions came together as they held the nationwide Medical Mission of Government Workers today, 28 September 2023.

The medical mission’s aim was to provide basic medical and dental services to the marginalized sectors all over the country.

"Public service is rooted in the promise to uplift the marginalized and those with limited access to essential services. As a way to give back to communities, this year’s PCSA celebration includes medical mission activities to be held in different parts of the country,” said CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles.

The Contact Center ng Bayan (CCB) of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) recognized the leading ten (10) government agencies for achieving the highest resolution rates in the CCB Partner Recognition Program (PRP) which took place virtually on 27 September 2023.

The program, which was one of the highlights of the month-long celebration of the 123rd Philippine Civil Service Anniversary (PCSA), featured the innovations and best practices employed by the CCB’s partner agencies to inspire fellow government workers in championing public service excellence.

CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles stressed the importance of this recognition and emphasized its contribution to the delivery of government services.

"We are thrilled to once again showcase the facility’s decade and one-long service as the Filipino citizen’s direct line in providing feedback on the efficiency of government service delivery. You, along with the rest of our partner government agencies, have been the pillars of public service excellence,” he said.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) spearheaded the nationwide simultaneous fun run, trail hike and tree planting events collectively dubbed as the Plant-Run on Sunday, 17 September 2023. The activity is one of the highlights of the celebration of the 123rd Philippine Civil Service Anniversary (PCSA). 

In the National Capital Region (NCR) and Region IV, CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles led government employees in planting indigenous, fruit-bearing, and bamboo trees in Yes City, Barangay Cuyambay Tanay, Rizal.  

Together with Chairperson Nograles were Tanay Municipal Mayor Rafael A. Tanjuatco, Anti-Red Tape Authority Director General Ernesto Perez, Laguna Lake Development Authority General Manager Senando A. Santiago, Bureau of Fire Protection Calabarzon Fire Senior Inspector Argie J. Baniel, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Forester Ramil Limpiada, Philippine National Police Rizal Province OIC Provincial Director PCOL Rainerio M. De Chavez and Bureau of Customs Commissioner Guillermo Parayno Jr.