Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Karlo Nograles addressed the 1.9 million civil servants in various agencies nationwide as the country celebrates the 126th anniversary of Philippine Independence Day.

Kaisa ng bumubuo ng Komisyon sa Serbisyo Sibil, ang aking mainit na pagbati at pagtawag ng pakikiisa sa ika-126 taong pagdiriwang ng proklamasyon ng kalayaan ng ating bansa,” he said.

“This year’s theme, Kalayaan, Kinabukasan, Kasaysayan, underscores the importance of independence in the achievement of the country’s collective aspiration for the future contained in the Philippine Development Plan—to enjoy a strongly-rooted, comfortable, and secure life,” added Chairperson Nograles in his message.

He emphasized that sovereignty gives Filipinos the liberty as a country to develop a comprehensive approach involving the entire government and society. This approach aims to implement programs that guarantee a better life for future generations. However, civil servants must also review our nation’s history to ensure that past mistakes are not repeated. They should use these lessons to create solutions based on the wisdom gained from our shared history.

Chairperson Nograles also expressed support for the national government’s initiatives to commemorate the 2024 Independence Day.

Buo ang suporta ng Komisyon sa Serbisyo Sibil sa mga gawaing inihanda ng National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) na naglalayong patibayin ang ating pagiging makabayan at bigyan ng karampatang pagpapahalaga ang ating tinatamasang kasarinlan at demokrasya,” he said.

As part of the celebration, the CSC, together with the Metro Manila Development Authority, National Parks Development Committee, Department of Trade and Industry, and NHCP, held the Pampamahalaang Programa at Serbisyo, which offered various government services on 10-11 June 2024, at the Dancing Fountain Area in Rizal Park, Manila.

More than 40 government and non-government agencies offered free services and showcased different products in their respective booths. The CSC booth catered to stakeholders inquiring about civil service exams and eligibilities, learning and development offerings, and public sector employee organizations.

Chairperson Nograles stated that civil servants can effectively demonstrate their love for the country by being future-ready. Initiatives toward digital transformation bring tangible improvements in good governance and enhance human resources.

“For the part of the CSC, we will be your staunch supporter in your professional development. We will champion human resource programs designed to reinforce digital competencies para walang mapag-iwanan sa patuloy na pagsulong ng teknolohiya, lalo na sa paggamit nito sa paghahatid ng serbisyo publiko,” he said.

Muli, ang aking mainit na pagbati sa lahat ng Pilipino saan mang panig ng mundo para sa pagdiriwang ng Araw ng Kalayaan. Mabuhay kayo at mabuhay ang serbisyo publiko!