The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has released the schedule of nationwide civil service examinations for 2018, as follows:

Type of Exam Date of Exam Application Period
Career Service Examination - Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) March 18, 2018 Nov. 16, 2017 - Jan. 31, 2018*
  August 12, 2018 April 10, 2018 - June 22, 2018*
Career Service Examination for Foreign Service Officer (CSE-FSO) January 28, 2018 Dec. 8, 2017**
Fire Officer Examination (FOE) June 17, 2018 to be announced
Penology Officer Examination (POE) June 17, 2018 to be announced
Basic Competency on Local Treasury Examination (BCLTE) June 17, 2018 and
October 14, 2018
to be announced

Pre-Employment Test, Promotional Test, Ethics-Oriented Personality Test (EOPT),

and Intermediate Competency on Local Treasury Examination (ICLTE)

October 14, 2018 to be announced

*Acceptance of applications shall be on a first-come, first-served basis and shall be closed any time before the deadline if the CSC Regional/Field Office has already reached the target number of applicants.

**Application period for CSE for Foreign Service Officer (CSE-FSO) is ongoing. Applications should be personally submitted at the DFA-Board of Foreign Service Examinations, Pasay City, not later than December 8, 2017.

Click here for CSC Exam Announcement No. 4, s. 2017 containing the application requirements and procedures for CSE-PPT.

Click here for the application requirements and procedures for CSE-FSO.

For all other examinations, the CSC shall issue separate exam announcements.

What is CSC Honor Awards Program?

The Honor Awards program is an annual undertaking of the Civil Service Commission that recognizes government officials and employees who have displayed outstanding work performance. The conferment of honor awards aims to motivate or inspire government employees to improve the quality of their performance and instill deeper involvement in public service. The search culminates with the recognition and conferment of awards to deserving public servants during the celebration of the anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service in September.


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-   HAP Materials and Forms


The National Women’s Month Celebration (NWMC) every March is part of the worldwide observance of the International Women’s Day (IWD). The following policies support the celebration:

Proclamation No. 224, s. 1998 Declaring the first week of March each year as Women’s Week and March 8 as Women’s Rights and International Peace Day

Proclamation No. 227, s. 1998 Providing for the Observance of the Month of March as Women’s Role in History Month

Republic Act No. 6949, s. 1990 Declaring March 8 of every year as National Women’s Day


In 2017, the PCW Board Members and Inter-Agency Technical Working Group identified the NWMC theme “We Make Change Work for Women” to be used from 2017-2022. The theme highlights the empowerment of women as active contributors to and claimholders of development. This pursuit of development is also anchored on the commitment of “Malasakit at Pagbabago” or True Compassion and Real Change.

The theme also emphasizes that women should be active drivers in bringing about positive changes, and that they should also reap from the fruits of development efforts. This can be made possible by empowering women—enabling them to meaningfully engage with other development stakeholders, and having them benefit from the implementation of the Magna Carta of Women.

Objectives and Activities:

1. INFORM AND ENGAGE women as stakeholders of government programs and services to promote citizen-centric governance and make “change” a conscious effort to know, understand, and provide what all citizens need.

• Production and distribution of IEC Materials

• Serbisyo Para Kay Juana (March 8 per discretion of sponsoring agency)

• National Women’s Month Photo and Poster-Making Contest (March 1-31)

2. CREATE AND FACILITATE platforms to discuss good practices, gaps, challenges, and commitments in pursuing gender and development (GAD) to strengthen implementation of the Magna Carta of Women

• Announcement of National Women’s Month Celebration during Flag Raising Ceremonies

• Certification of GAD Local Learning Hubs

3. INSPIRE AND EMPOWER women and girls to be agents of change to contribute in promoting gender equality and the empowerment of all women.

• We Make Change: Women Inspiring Women Series (March 8, 15, and 22)

• Online Advocacy: #JuanaSays (March 1-31)

• CineJuana Film Festival


For more information on PCW-led national activities, please visit or contact the Corporate Affairs and Information Resource Management Division at 735-1654 local 131 or 735-8509, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .