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Civil Service Month – September 2023

Civil Service Month is observed in September every year and is a particularly important month for all civil workers since it commemorates the establishment of the civil service on September 19, 1900, as a result of Public Law No. 5 of 1900. According to Presidential Proclamation No. 1050, series of 1997, the month of September is designated as National Civil Service Month as well.

History of Civil Service Month

Civil Service Month/Philippine Civil Service Anniversary (P.C.S.A.) is celebrated every September in accordance with the Presidential Proclamation No. 1050, s. 1997, which declared September to be Civil Service Month. The occasion celebrates Public Law No. 5 of 1900, which established the Philippine civil service structure on September 19, 1900 — an Act for the Establishment of an Effective and Transparent Civil Service in the Philippines.

The P.C.S.A. is also an excellent opportunity for government employees to exhibit their dedication to community trust and to be recognized for their contributions to the nation’s development. The Civil Service Commission (C.S.C.) proposed “Transforming Public Service in the Next Decade” — a 10-year overarching issue for the P.C.S.A. They are developing adaptable and long-term servant-heroes, highlighting the path the civil service must take to build on last year’s digital transformation efforts in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the role of human resources in developing a competent and reputable workforce in the new normal.

The Civil Service Commission (C.S.C.), is one of the Philippines’ three Constitutional Commissions in charge of civil service. It is in charge of ensuring the honesty of government activities and actions. The Philippine Commission was established in 1900 by Act No. 5 of the Philippine Commission and became a bureau in 1905. The Civil Service Commission is the Philippine government’s major personnel department, in charge of all civil service workers’ policies, plans, and projects. It has 16 regional offices spread around the nation. The ‘Commission on Elections’ and the ‘Commission on Audit’ are the other two “Constitutional Commissions.”

Civil Service Month timeline

1900
Public Law No. 5 of 1900

Public Law No. 5 of 1900 sets the path for the establishment of the C.S.C.

1900
The Civil Service Commission is Established

Act No. 5 of the Philippine Commission establishes the Philippine Civil Service Commission.

1905
It Becomes a Bureau

The Philippine Civil Service Commission becomes a bureau.

1997
The Presidential Proclamation No. 1050

The Philippine Civil Service Anniversary (P.C.S.A.) is designated to be observed every September in accordance with Presidential Proclamation No. 1050.

Civil Service Month FAQs

What is the civil service system in the Philippines?

The term “civil service” refers to the whole body of workers in any government, including all staff of the general government. It includes the Congress, Judiciary, and Executive Branch.

What happens when you pass the civil service exam in the Philippines?

If you pass this civil service exam, you will receive the Career Service Subprofessional Eligibility, which allows you to work in entry-level government positions such as clerical, trades, crafts, and custodial work.

What do you mean by public service?

Definition of ‘public service’ is the business of supplying a commodity, a service rendered in the public interest, or governmental employment especially: civil service.

How to Observe Civil Service Month

  1. Attend a civil service seminar

    Do you want to get the most out of this month? You can celebrate civil service month by attending one of the many civil service seminars organized throughout the month.

  2. Participate in a medical outreach

    Are you are a medic? You can take part in a health services medical reach to celebrate civil service week.

  3. Share online

    You can also observe the civil service month by posting online. Use the hashtags #CivilServiceMonth and #PhilippineCivilServiceAnniversary.

5 Interesting Facts About Philippines

  1. Language

    The national language is Filipino.

  2. Communication

    International and direct-dial phones, mobile phone coverage, fax services, and wireless connection are available throughout the country.

  3. Religion

    The Philippines is primarily Roman Catholic, with minorities of Muslims, Protestants, and Buddhists.

  4. Water

    Metro Manila and the surrounding regions have an abundant supply of water, bottled water is suggested for drinking and is accessible in shops and supermarkets around the country.

  5. Tips

    Tips are typically 10% of the bill but are optional when there is a service fee.

Why Civil Service Month is Important

  1. The views are breathtaking

    A journey in the Philippines, unlike other destinations, transports you to a paradise where you appear to have stepped immediately into a postcard. Why not visit?

  2. Excellent diving and surfing locations

    Exploring its beaches with soaring waves and abundant marine life is one thing that will make you understand it's more fun in the Philippines. It’s a country worth exploring.

  3. Grandiose festivals

    Filipinos take their celebrations and parties very seriously! Each province has its own festival. They are lively, colorful, and grand.

Civil Service Month dates

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