14 December 2020 - The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced the semi-finalists to the 2020 Search for Outstanding Government Workers and requested the public to provide feedback, whether positive or negative, on the contenders, not later than 9 January 2021.
Semi-finalists for the Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award are all from the group category. These are, Carrageenan Plant Growth Promoter Team of the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute; Bayawan Aquaculture Team of the City Government of Bayawan, Negros Oriental; and NRPS Core Team of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. The Presidential Lingkod Bayan is a recognition given to an individual or group for exceptional contributions that had nationwide impact.
Meanwhile, the Outstanding Public Officials and Employees or Dangal ng Bayan Award is a recognition given to an individual for exemplary ethical behavior. The semi-finalists are: Principal III Jeremy Atun Cruz of Pagasa National High School, Department of Education (DepEd), Legazpi City; Teacher I Jeffrey Galera Dimalig of Mate Elementary School, DepED in Tayabas, Quezon; Principal I Gregorio Apues Legal of Mary Perpetua Brioso National High School of DepEd in Masbate City; Administrative Aide I Dennis Llanes Suero of the School Division Office of DepEd Vigan City; Medical Specialist III Dr. Elizabeth Jaravata Batino of Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center; Daycare Worker Dina Entendez Diaz of the Local Government of Surigao City; Master Teacher I Edgar Tolentino Elago of Jagupit National High School, DepEd Agusan del Norte; and Administrative Aide IV Benito Ronato Ong of the Commission on Audit.
The CSC Pagasa Award is given to an individual or group of individuals for outstanding contributions that directly benefit more than one department of the government. There are two individual and two group semi-finalists. They are Principal I Jesus Catigan Insilada of Caninguan National High School of DepEd in Lambunao, Iloilo; Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer IV Gerard Marta Lavadia of Tagbilaran City, Bohol; End Hunger Program Team of the Provincial Government of Davao de Oro; and the Medical Social Welfare Department of Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center.