CSC essay writing contest still open

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Saturday, August 20, 2011


THE Civil Service Commission (CSC) has launched this year a new set of profile activities in a bid to increase awareness of public servants of their roles in providing effective, efficient and excellent service.

One of these activities is the essay writing contest, which aims to drum up the Philippine Civil Service (PCS) 111th Anniversary and encourage active involvement of the whole bureaucracy.

Lawyer Lourdes Clavite-Vidal, CSC Regional Director, said the essay shall focus on the role of government employees in public service delivery and how they can become servant heroes in the eyes of God and country.

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Anchored on the theme "Kawani, Kaya Mong Maging Lingkod Bayani," the entries should answer the question "Ano ang Lingkod Bayani?" or "What is a Servant Hero?" on the perception of a public servant.

All entries must be original, unpublished and not included in any previous essay writing contest administered by government agencies and must be submitted via registered mail, courier or personally delivered to the Civil Service Commission No. IV, 139 Panay Avenue, South Triangle, Quezon City.

Vidal is calling on all interested government employees to submit their entries. Deadline is on August 24.

She also encourages interested individuals to visit the CSC regional field offices and secure entry forms and be oriented on the mechanics of the entry.

First prize winner of gets P10,000 cash and a plaque while the second and third placers will also receive a plaque and cash worth P7,000 and P5,000, respectively.

Other activities organized in observance of the anniversary next month includes a fitness walk, fun run, inter-agency friendship games, trade fair, bloodletting, photography, musical and the awarding ceremonies.

This year's celebration is anchored on President Benigno Aquino's call for "Daang Matuwid" and on his pledge to implement change in government. (Jorie C. Valcorza)

Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on August 20, 2011.

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