The Commission promulgated CSC Resolution No. 2100266 dated 10 March 2021, on the Pamanang Lingkod Bayani (PLBi) Enhanced Implementing Guidelines (PLBi) Enhanced Implementing Guidelines which will be adopted for FY 2021 onwards. Hereunder are the highlights of the Guidelines: 

1. What is Pamanang Lingkod Bayani? 

The Pamanang Lingkod Bayani is a program that seeks to recognize civilian public servants who risked their lives and were killed in the line of duty, or those who died while in the performance or pursuit of their respective functions, duties and responsibilities. It is a tribute to slain/deceased kawani who displayed the characters of a bayani in the name of public service.

2. Who are covered under the program? 

Civilian and non-uniformed employees with permanent, temporary, probationary, elective, contractual, casual and co-terminus status of employment, except those entitled to compensation and death benefits under existing and prospective laws and issuances, such as but not limited to the following:

- Republic Act No. 11494 otherwise known as “Bayanihan to Recover as One Act”
- Republic Act No. 1159 or “An Act Extending the Availability of Appropriations Under RA 11494”
- Republic Act No. 6963 or “An Act Granting Special Financial Assistance and Benefits to the Family or Beneficiary of any Police or Military Personnel or
  Fireman Killed or Permanently Incapacitated while in the Performance of His Duty or by Reason of His Office or Position and for Other Purposes
- Executive Order No. 110 entitled “Institutionalizing the Comprehensive Social Benefits Program (CSBP)”

3. What are the benefits provided to the beneficiaries of the program?

a. Pamanang Parangal sa Lingkod Bayani - a tribute to recognize the loss of life of a public servant while on duty and done during the Flag Raising Ceremony of his/her agency. A certificate of recognition signed by the Chairperson of the Civil Service Commission shall be given to the family of the awardee.

b. Pondong Pamanang Lingkod Bayan - a one-time financial assistance of One Hundred Thousand Pesos (PhP 100,000.00) given to the bereaved family of the awardee.

c. Pamanang Lingkod Bayan Iskolarsyip  - beneficiaries of PLBi awardees may be recommended in state universities and colleges as scholars.

4. What are the nomination procedure and requirements for the PLBi Program?

Heads of agencies or regional offices may submit nominations of qualified deceased or killed personnel within six (6) months from the time of death.  Soft copies of the following requirements shall be submitted via email to the CSC Regional or Field Offices:

a. PLBi Nomination Form (PLBi Form No. 1);
b. Certification from the Head of the Agency or  Head of the Regional Office stating that the nominee was killed in line of duty or died  while in the
    performance of his/her duties and functions, and that the nominee is not covered by death benefits for similar cases under existing laws;
c. Name of beneficiary/ies (subject to the Law on Succession), contact information, relationship to the nominee certified correct by the agency or regional office head;
d. Nominee’s copy of latest Personal Data Sheet (PDS)
e. Service Record of the nominee
f. Medical/Police Report
g. Death Certificate

5. What are the grounds for disqualification in the PLBi Program?

- Incomplete nomination requirements;
- Submission of nomination beyond six (6) months from the date of death of the nominee;
- Insufficient evidence that the nominee died or was killed in the actual performance of his/her duties and function; or
- Any violation of the provisions of the PLBi Guidelines.

6. What is the process for validation and selection of PLBi awardees?

CSC Regional Office
reviews and validates
the nomination
received. If the
nominee is qualified,
CSCRO submits
documents to the
National Honor Awards
Program (HAP)
Secretariat within
seven (7) days from
receipt of nomination.
The National HAP
Secretariat prepares
the necessary
documents for
endorsement to the
PLBi Executive
The PLBi Executive
Committee decides on
whether to
recommend or not to
recommend the
nomination to the
The Commission
decides on the action
of the PLBi Executive
Committee. If
approved, the
Commission shall
issue a resolution on
the PLBi awardee and
the grant of the
financial assistance.

7. How will the award be conferred?

A member of the Commission or a duly authorized representative shall confer the Certificate of Recognition and financial assistance to the beneficiary/ies in a simple tribute during the flag-raising ceremony in the awardee’s agency.

However, in case of calamity or national emergency wherein mass gathering is not allowed, the award can be conferred through a virtual platform.

8. What is the source of funds of the program? 

The implementation of PLBi program shall be sustained through fund raising activity to be conducted to kick-off the month-long celebration of the Philippine Civil Service every September. Provided, however that only twenty (20%) of the gross collection shall be used for the administrative cost related to the fund raising activity pursuant to DSWD Memorandum Circular No. 17, s. 2014, on the Revised Omnibus Rules and Regulations on Public Solicitations.

The PLBi Guidelines and Form No. 1 may be downloaded here