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The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is set to launch the amended Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) for Republic Act (R.A.) No. 9242, or the Philippine Tropical Fabrics (PTF) Law, which prescribes the use of Philippine tropical fabrics for official uniforms of government officials and employees, on 30 August 2023.

Expected to attend are officials and representatives of the PTF Inter-Agency Technical Working Group (TWG) composed of the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI), the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (DA-PhilFIDA), and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). Senator Loren B. Legarda, the principal author of the law, shall deliver a message of support.

“This amendment is a product of our consultative efforts and deliberations aimed at promoting and supporting the local textile industry and instilling patriotism among civil servants. The CSC is proud to spearhead this initiative,” said CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has announced that fees will be applicable for requests involving the delivery of CSC records and documents through courier services.

In accordance with CSC Resolution No. 2200662 titled “Prescribing the Fee for the Delivery of Requested Civil Service Commission Records/Documents through Courier Service,” which was promulgated on 13 December 2022 and published in The Philippine Star on 7 August 2023, the CSC has decided to procure the services of a courier company to address the need for an efficient, timely, and secured delivery of requested CSC records and documents.

“Currently, CSC personnel have to personally carry all mails for delivery to the nearest branch of a courier service. Further, the office has no means to verify the status of delivery of the requested documents. Securing the services of a courier company will ensure faster and secured delivery of CSC records/documents requested by stakeholders. This will also enable the CSC to track the delivery of the requested CSC documents in real time,” explained CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) invites all government officials and employees to register and participate in the bloodletting activity scheduled for 19 to 21 September 2023 in Metro Manila, and on various dates nationwide.

The bloodletting activity dubbed “Dugtong Buhay, Handog ng Lingkod Bayan” aims to address the constant need for regular supply of blood while providing an opportunity for volunteerism and collaboration among state workers. This initiative is organized by the CSC Human Resource Relations Office in collaboration with the Department of Health-Philippine Blood Center and SM Supermalls. 

“As public servants, participating in this voluntary blood drive is another tangible way to serve and make a difference in the lives of the people we serve. Our compassion and generosity to donate blood would mean life for someone out there who needs our help,” said CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles as he encouraged all qualified state workers to join the activity.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) recently conducted a two-day Executive Committee (ExeCom) Meeting on 20 and 21 July 2023 at the CSC Central Office in Quezon City.

The conference, led by CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles, Commissioners Aileen Lourdes Lizada, and Ryan Alvin Acosta, aimed to assess the agency's progress toward 2023 targets, propose operational improvements, and identify development opportunities in the new normal.

“This mid-year strategic assessment and planning is an opportunity to look at our programs to get the affairs of the Philippine civil service in order. If we look at our main strategic program outcomes of capacitating and empowering public sector organizations, professionalizing and empowering human resources in the civil service, and efficiently and effectively dispensing administrative justice—are they rational and realistic to achieve set goals?” said Chairperson Nograles.

The 123rd Philippine Civil Service Anniversary (PCSA) celebration kicked off with an online forum on public sector dynamism organized by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) on Monday, 7 August 2023.

During the virtual launch, CSC Commissioner Aileen Lourdes A. Lizada shared an overview of the activities lined up for the 123rd PCSA celebration, emphasizing that the month-long event is the anniversary of the whole civil service.

CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles emphasized the significance of cultivating dynamism among government workers as this year's thematic focus of the PCSA. The aim is to foster sustainable management practices and enhance organizational resilience in the public sector.