The Commission approved CSC Resolution No. 1302553 dated November 29, 2013, otherwise known as the Implementing Guidelines on Pamanang Lingkod Bayani, as a tribute to civilian public servants who displayed the characters of a bayani in the name of public service.

Purpose: To recognize public servants who were killed in the line of duty, or those who died while in the performance or the pursuit of their respective functions, duties and responsibilities

Coverage: Permanent civilian employees of the government including non-uniformed personnel of the AFP and PNP

Three components

•  Pamanang Parangal sa Lingkod Bayani - recognized through a posthumous award/citation in the form of plaque signed by the Chairman of the Civil Service Commission.

•  Pamanang Lingkod Bayani Iskolarsyip - three immediate family members of the deceased civil servant may avail of scholarship (baccalaureate, masteral or doctoral degree) in any of the 111-member institutions of the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC). Scholarship shall be in the form of discounts on tuition and school fees (100% for the 1st beneficiary, 75% for the 2nd beneficiary & 50% for the 3rd beneficiary).

•  Pondong Pamanang Lingkod Bayani - a one-time financial assistance worth P100,000.

2014 Beneficiaries

Rolando S. Cinco, Fire Officer 2
Melquiades S. Baguio, Fire Officer 2 
Felix G. Miranda, Fire Officer 1
Tanauan Fire Station
Bureau of Fire Protection, Tanauan, Leyte

The three Fire Officers braved the wrath of super typhoon “Yolanda” to rescue residents who called for assistance to be transported to safety in the evacuation center. They met their untimely death on their way to the second rescue mission on November 8, 2013.

They swam for their life after the fire truck they were riding was swept away by 10-feet high waves caused by the storm surge. The raging waters that carried all kinds of debris made slim their chances for survival and eventually drowned.

Salvacion B. Avestruz
Weather Observer II
Phil. Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) Tacloban City Weather Station
Tacloban, Leyte

She opted to stay at her post during the height of super typhoon “Yolanda” on November 8, 2013 to ensure that important weather data could be monitored and transmitted. She knew very well the danger she was facing but she never abandoned her post. She was presumed dead as her body has yet to be recovered.

She held on to the microbarograph to the last moment of her breath just to save the said vital instrument until a strong wave engulfed the weather station.

Rogelio P. Lardera, Sr.
Teacher II
Concepcion Central School
Department of Education Region 6, Iloilo

He died on November 8, 2013 after being hit by a broken tree branch which caused him to fall off the truck carrying volunteers and rescued residents. He fell off at a point when super typhoon “Yolanda’s” destructive wind was at its strongest, at 200 kph.

Prior to the incident, Mr. Lardera left his family after evacuating and securing them in his parent’s house to fulfill his obligations as Manaphag Quick Response team volunteer given his strong desire to help others. He was honored and conferred a posthumous award on December 8, 2013 by the Department of Education for his heroism and declared a municipal hero of Concepcion, Iloilo.

Aida S. Barrete
Midwife II
Municipal Government of New Bataan, Compostela Valley

She was treating residents injured by the onslaught of typhoon “Pablo” on December 4, 2012 when a landslide hit the Barangay Health Center where she was with her patients. The health center was covered with mud and boulders. There was no trace of the health center after the area was cleared.

Esther P. Galarosa
State Auditor III 
Commission on Audit (COA) Regional Office 9
Cabatangan, Zamboanga City

She pursued her task of handling sensitive audit work involving local government unit personnel despite concerns for her safety. Her display of remarkable performance for 29 years tragically ended on February 6, 2014 when she was repeatedly shot by unidentified motorcycle riders. The audit team had just finished conducting validation activities and was on its way back to the COA Regional Office when she was shot while driving her car. She was pronounced “dead on arrival” by the attending physician at the hospital.

Meynard D. Barcellano
Administrative Assistant III 
Office of the Vice-Mayor, City Government of Tabuk, Kalinga

He died due to drowning while conducting search and rescue operation on reported drowning incidents at Chico River. The rubber boat used for rescue operation overturned and threw off members of the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office Responder’s Team including the subject rescuer. He struggled and swam for his life but failed to survive due to the strong water current.

Acceptance of nomination for Pamanang Lingkod Bayani recognition is continuing. Government agencies are encouraged to submit to the nearest CSC Regional/Provincial or Field Office the nomination of civilian and non-uniformed government personnel within one month from the time of death.

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