Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Karlo Nograles expressed utmost support for the campaign to end malnutrition as the administration launched the Philippine Multi-sectoral Nutrition Project (PMNP) on 29 March 2023 at the Manila Hotel, Manila City.

“Buo ang ating suporta sa layunin ng PMNP na paigtingin ang programang pangkalusugan ng bansa tungo sa pagkakaroon ng malulusog at malalakas na mamamayan na magsisilbing pundasyon ng isang matatag at maunlad na ekonomiya,” he said.

Chairperson Nograles, who also served as the Chairperson of Task Force on Zero Hunger during his term as Cabinet Secretary, said that the four-year project is a product of a collective effort to address an urgent health concern plaguing the country – childhood stunting and wasting.

To culminate the celebration of National Women’s Month (NWM), Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Karlo Nograles proudly shared the Commission’s milestones in promoting gender equality in government service.  

Chairperson Nograles, who led CSC’s event called Piknik sa Kalikasan on 31 March 2023, said that their collective commitment strengthened the full participation of women in all levels, especially in decision-making and leadership posts.  

“We should take pride in this unique culminating activity as this reflects decades of gender advocacy efforts of the CSC and the leading role that the Commission plays in promoting gender equality in the entire bureaucracy, be it in the aspect of policymaking, technical assistance, or the implementation of our various programs and projects,” he said.

Manila, Philippines – Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Karlo A.B. Nograles called on delegates from the different ASEAN Member States (AMS) to work together toward achieving gender equality and greater inclusivity in the region.

 In his opening remarks at the event entitled “Strengthening the Institutional Building Blocks for Implementing the ASEAN Gender Mainstreaming Strategic Framework: Support to the ASEAN Cooperation on Civil Service Matters (ACCSM)”, Nograles said, “May we all stand united toward ensuring an integrated, proactive, and gender-responsive environment, as we start in our own respective organizations, moving outwards to the ASEAN Region.”

The two-day event, conducted on 28 and 29 March 2023, was organized by the CSC through the Civil Service Institute (CSI) and sponsored by the ASEAN-USAID Partnership for Regional Optimization within the Political-Security and Socio-Cultural Communities (PROSPECT). It was held at Belmont Hotel Manila, Pasay City and streamed online via Zoom, with attendees from the ACCSM and the ASEAN Committee on Women (ACW) of nine AMS, namely, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam, together with Timor-Leste.

As the nation observes Holy Week, Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Karlo Nograles enjoined civil servants to reflect and have the courage to exemplify the characteristics of a lingkod bayani

In his Lenten video message, he asked civil servants to “continue serving our clients, the Filipino people, with malasakit, pagmamahal, at pantay na pagturing sa lahat nang walang kinikilingan.” 

Five (5) exemplary women in government service were recognized for their extraordinary acts of public service through the Civil Service Commission’s (CSC) Search for Outstanding Government Workers.

The Outstanding Public Officials and Employees Award, or the Dangal ng Bayan, was conferred on Adeline P. Baarde,State Auditor IV, Commission on Audit, Tuguegarao City; Georgina M. Bulasa, Social Welfare Officer III, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VIII, Tacloban City; Thea Maria Rica S. Del Rosario, Administrative Assistant II, DSWD Regional Office III, San Fernando City, Pampanga; Rizalina R. Nacpil, Teacher III, San Manuel Elementary School, Tarlac City; and Dr. Annie Claire B. Pekas, Medical Specialist III, Luis Hora Memorial Regional Hospital, Bauko, Mountain Province.

The Dangal ng Bayan Award is given to an individual for his/her consistent demonstration of exemplary ethical behavior on the basis of the employee’s observation of the eight norms of conduct provided under Republic Act No. 6713, or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees.