CSC to pay homage to 30 outstanding civil servants

POSTED: Monday, September 12th, 2011

QUEZON CITY, Sept. 1 (PIA) — Thirty government employees (civil servants) will be conferred with exceptional awards on September 19, in line with the celebration of the 111th founding anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service Commission (CSC) themed, “Championing R.A.C.E.: Public Service Excellence at Full Speed.”

These 30 civil servants who render responsible, accessible, courteous, and effective (R.A.C.E.) government services will be the role models for the rest of the 1.4 million civil servants and 90 million civilians, shared CSC-Honor Awards Program (HAP) director Maria Luisa Salonga-Agamata in today’s “Talking Points” radio program aired over DZRB Radyo ng Bayan by PTV-4 and the Philippine Information Agency.

President Benigno Aquino III will personally bestow the “Presidential Lingkod Bayan,” “Dangal ng Bayan,” and “Civil Service Commission Pag-asa” awards to 10 deserving recipients for each category.

Agamata cited a Dangal ng Bayan awardee from Iloilo Province. Jelyn Duting is a Postman II at the Philippine Postal Corporation who took the extra mile to ensure that letters would be delivered in time or earlier to far-flung places, where transportation means cannot even reach.She would cajole tricycle drivers to allow her to ride their trikes to her destination.

Another awardee for Dangal ng Bayan is Elpidio Malinao, a dedicated forestry technician at the Makiling Center for Mountain Ecosystem who painstakingly worked to protect the environment in spite of danger. He brushed off death threats by illegal loggers when he would not cooperate. For standing by his principles, he was shot dead by a lone gunman last May.

She said that the names of the other finalists are already posted at CSC website, www.csc.gov.ph.

The Lingkod Bayan awardees (individual or group) will receive P200,000 cash reward, a medallion and plaque, a one-step higher job promotion, and a transferable scholarship in top universities, University of the Philippines (UP), Technical University of the Philippines (TUP), Philippine Normal University (PNU), and Ateneo De Manila University (ADMU).

The Dangal ng Bayan awardess (individual only) will receive P200,000 cash reward, a trophy sculpted by National Artist for Sculpture Napoleon Abueva, an automatic one-step higher job promotion, and a transferable scholarship in UP, TUP, PNU, and ADMU. This award is co-sponsored by the Office of the Ombudsman.

The Pagasa awardees (individual or group) will receive P100,000 cash reward, and a medallion sponsored by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. For group awardees, each member will be awarded with medallion.(MYQ/PCCC-PIA GHQ/PIA-MIMAROPA)

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