The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has announced the topnotchers in the Career Service Examination - Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) conducted nationwide on 20 August 2023.

Patricia D. Victa from the National Capital Region (NCR) topped the Professional level with a rating of 93.60, while Leonard Brian E. Nicolas, also from NCR, topped the Sub-Professional level with a rating of 90.83.

Completing the list of topnotchers for the Professional level are Mark Angelo R. Montero (Bicol Region) with a rating of 92.59; John Paulo M. Silvestre (NCR) with 92.50; Marc Zeus F. Flauta (Southern Tagalog) with 92.28; Thea A. Malificiar (NCR) with 92.26; Kristine Kaith M. Retoma (Cagayan Valley) with 92.23; Geri Taguian (Southern Tagalog) with 92.05; Louise Giselle C. Buguina (Cagayan Valley) with 92.03; Edsyl John A. Khu (Eastern Visayas) with 92.01; and Russel B. Dumpay (Southern Tagalog) with 92.00.

Meanwhile, the top passers for the Subprofessional level are completed by Dave C. Marinas (Cagayan Valley) with a rating of 90.26; Joanna Patricia P. Mangalino (Southern Tagalog) with 90.20; Camille Kristy P. Barrameda (Central Visayas) with 90.06; Xexer N. Llaneta Jr. (NCR) with 90.00; Daniel Oliver O. Tondo (Bicol Region) with 89.98; Angelo Gabriel Neva (Southern Tagalog) with 89.93; Angelo I. Dela Cruz (NCR) with 89.86; Gino J. Plantig (Southern Tagalog) with 89.63; and Sacha Mae DC. Abundo (Bicol Region) with 89.60.

CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles extended congratulations to the passers, stating this signifies an auspicious beginning for them and their families.

“Tunay ngang isa itong magandang panimula ng taon hindi lamang para sa inyo kundi para sa inyong mga pamilya. Higit sa lahat, kaming mga nasa pampublikong sektor ay nagagalak na makatrabaho kayo sa susunod na mga buwan o taon tungo sa isang maunlad at matatag na serbisyo sibil,” he said.

As to regional performance, NCR garnered the highest passing rate with 26.03% or 12,548 passers out of 48,203 examinees. Following closely was Region III (Central Luzon) with 22.50% or 5,452 passers out of 24,231 examinees; Cordillera Administrative Region with 21.28% or 3,029 passers out of 14,235 examinees; Region IV (Southern Tagalog) with 21.17% or 8,337 passers out of 39,377 examinees; Region VII (Central Visayas) with 20.15% or 3,887 passers out of 19,288 examinees; and Region I (Ilocos Region) with 20.06% passing rate or 4,435 passers out of 22,107 examinees.

The list of passers of the 20 August 2023 CSE-PPT may be accessed through the widget found on the left side of the CSC website. Alternatively, examinees may go directly to the CSC Examination Portal to view the results.

The CSC Examination, Recruitment, and Placement Office advised examinees to communicate with the CSC Regional Office concerned on the schedule, requirements, and procedure in claiming their Certificate of Eligibility (COE).

The Career Service Professional Eligibility qualifies individuals for permanent appointment to both first level (clerical) and second level (technical) positions within the career service which do not involve practice of profession and are not covered by the bar, board, and other laws.

On the other hand, the Career Service Sub-Professional Eligibility shall be appropriate to first level positions only.

The CSC reminds that eligibility alone does not guarantee appointment in government service as education, experience, training, and other competency requirements of the positions must also be met.