As the government undergoes devolution, Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Karlo Nograles reminded local chief executives to ensure uninterrupted service delivery.
“Dahil sa kasalukuyang devolution, inaasahan nating may mangyayaring mga pagbabago sa mga pamahalaang lokal. Kaya tayo ay umaapela sa mga local chief executives na siguruhing tuluy-tuloy ang pagbibigay ng mahusay na serbisyo sa kanilang mga constituents, lalung-lalo na pagdating sa mga basic and critical services na kailangang-kailangan ng ating mga kababayan,” Nograles said.
It can be recalled that the previous administration issued Executive Order (EO) No. 138 dated 1 June 2021, mandating the full devolution of certain functions of the Executive Branch to the Local Government Units (LGUs). The devolution is in consonance with the Supreme Court decision, known as the “Mandanas ruling”, which increased the National Tax Allotment of LGUs; consequently, the national government is constrained to download or transfer its certain functions down to the LGUs.
Government workers can soon avail themselves of financial education training from the Civil Service Commission (CSC).
In his message of support delivered on 21 November 2022 at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) virtual 5th Financial Education Stakeholders Expo, CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles said that his agency is already laying the groundwork for the Financial Education Program for Civil Servants, a joint initiative between CSC, BSP, and the BDO Foundation.
The program aims to provide civil servants with knowledge, skills, and values on concepts such as financial planning, saving, budgeting, debt management, investments, financial scam prevention, and consumer protection, among others. It intends to promote financial literacy and enables them to apply their learnings to financial decision-making.
“This will help us achieve our goal of enhancing the well-being of our government workforce through financial literacy, capacitating them with skills and knowledge that allow them to make informed and better decisions on their financial resources,” he said.
The Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson honored outstanding civil servants during the CSC National Capital Region’s recognition rites for the national semi-finalists of the 2022 Search for Outstanding Government Workers.
During the event held on 14 November in a hotel in Quezon City, two (2) individuals and four (4) groups from the National Capital Region were recognized as National Semi-finalists of the Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award. They are:
- Dr. Cynthia P. Saloma, Professor and Executive Director, Philippine Genome Center;
- Executive Director Lilia T. Habacon, Philippine Science High School System;
- Rice Business System Community Program of the Philippine Rice Research Institute, led by Ms. Aurora M. Corales;
- Starbooks of the Science and Technology Information Institute, led by Mr. Alan C. Taule;
- Digital Onboarding System Team of Land Bank of the Philippines, led by Senior Vice President Althon C. Ferolino; and
- Cash Service Alliance Core Team of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, led by Mr. Ralph Williams C. Meris.
Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Karlo Nograles underscored the critical role of human resource (HR) management as the public sector workplace faces transformations brought by COVID-19.
In his virtual keynote message at the Seminar-Conference on Public Sector Productivity held by the Development Academy of the Philippines on 18 November 2022 via hybrid mode, the CSC chief said that the global pandemic caused drastic shifts in the way people work and organizations function, and that HR is at the center of this transition.
“HR was given the chance to strengthen its role and to contribute in ways that will be more effective and more valued than ever before. Instead of seeing the glass as half-empty, organizations, which include our government offices, are allowed to implement changes with HR at the forefront,” he said.
A total of 26,307 examinees, representing 18.97 percent of the 138,703 total number of actual examinees, passed the Career Service Examinations conducted nationwide on 7 August this year, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) disclosed.
Almost 85 percent or 22,241 of the total passers passed the Professional level, and the rest, the Subprofessional level.
Leading the pack of the 117,938 examinees of the Career Service Professional Exam is Kate Angelica P. Pasobillo from Bicol Region, who garnered a rating of 90.08, while Rey Timothy H. Nalica from Southern Tagalog bested the 20,765 Subprofessional examinees with a rating of 94.77.