A total of 643 individuals will take the Career Service Examination for Foreign Service Officer (CSE-FSO) on 5 February 2023.

The bulk of examinees will come from the National Capital Region with 406 takers, while the rest are from Regions 1 to 11 and the Cordillera Administrative Region.

Testing venues are listed in Examination Advisory No. 1, s. 2023, while individual room assignments may be generated using the Online Notice of School Assignment or ONSA. Both are available from the CSC website at

Also available through the ONSA is the “Examinee’s Guide in Taking CSE-FSO”, which contains full details on the whole examination process. Examinees must read the guide thoroughly, and avoid sharing a copy to the public as it is only for their exclusive use.

More than 70 leadership, foundation, and human resource management (HRM) courses will be offered by the Civil Service Commission (CSC), through the Civil Service Institute (CSI), in 2023.

These courses include topics on various leadership and HR functions such as Leadership and Management Certification Program (CPro), Public Service Values Program (PSVP), CSI Leadership Series, Competency-based HR Program (CBHR), Learning and Development (L&D) Programs and Strategic HROD Series.

Registered participants who will successfully complete these online courses, including its requirements, will earn a certificate of completion with leadership and managerial training hours that can be used to meet the training requirement for managerial and supervisory positions in the civil service.

“Ito ay bahagi ng regular na programa ng CSC na maghatid ng learning and development interventions para sa mga lider at kawani ng pamahalaan. Mahalaga para sa ating mga lingkod bayan na mayroon silang continuous learning, na patuloy na madagdagan ang kanilang kaalaman at mahasa ang kanilang competencies na kinakailangan para makapagbigay ng maayos na serbisyo publiko,” said CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles.


The “full Police Colonels and Generals” from whom Secretary Benjamin Abalos, Jr. requested the tender of courtesy resignations are presidential appointees. As such, their appointments to the government service are not attested to by the Civil Service Commission (CSC), and thereby outside the purview of the CSC and its disciplinary jurisdiction.

In order to preserve any final determination of the issue in the proper forum, further comment on the matter may not be appropriate at this time.

Tamalagon Integrated School Head Teacher I Ju-Im T. Jimlan’s painful experiences as a child growing up in Marawi motivated him to be the best teacher he can be by knowing that education is key in changing a child’s life. He developed innovative teaching approaches and information materials such as Tuklas-Aral, Bisita-Kumustahan, Modyul Mo, Hatod Ko, among others. He is active in community work, volunteering as a responder during Typhoon Odette and organizing donation drives for COVID-19 frontliners.

“For upholding public interest, particularly student welfare, over and above personal interest, he is one of this year’s recipients of the Outstanding Public Officials and Employees or Dangal Ng Bayan Award.” The accomplishments of Teacher Jimlan were shared by Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Karlo A. B. Nograles as he announced the winners of the 2022 Search for Outstanding Government Workers.

Rounding up the 2022 Dangal ng Bayan awardees are: State Auditor IV Adeline P. Baarde of the Commission on Audit in Tuguegarao City; Social Welfare Officer III Georgina M. Bulasa of the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office VIII in Tacloban City; Elementary School Principal II Rowan L. Celestra of Buenavista Elementary School, Department of Education, Sorsogon West District In Sorsogon City; Administrative Assistant II Thea Maria Rica S. Del Rosario of the Department of Social Welfare and Development Regional Office III in San Fernando City, Pampanga; Customer Associate Reymond D. Gonzales of the Landbank of the Philippines-Zamboanga Main Branch in Zamboanga City; Planning Officer II Adrian A. Jandusay of the Municipality of Sampaloc in Quezon Province; Librarian II Antonio L. Morada under the Curriculum and Learning Management Division of the Department of Education Regional Office V in Legazpi City; Tarlac City’s San Manuel Elementary School Teacher III Rizalina R. Nacpil; and Medical Specialist III Dr. Annie Claire B. Pekas of the Luis Hora Memorial Regional Hospital in Bauko, Mountain Province.

Requests for Certification of Eligibility or COE is now made more convenient, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced.

Civil service eligibles may now request and secure their COE and its authenticated copies in any of CSC’s 16 Regional Offices regardless of their place of examination.

“Mas magiging madali na para sa ating mga kababayan ang pagkuha ng kanilang eligibility records dahil kahit saang CSC Regional Office ay maaari na silang magpunta at mag-request ng COE. Kasama na riyan ang pagkuha ng authenticated copies ng COE,” said CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles.

This new development comes with the completion of a system called the Internal Civil Service Eligibility Verification System (iCSEVS) approved under CSC Resolution No. 2200677 last 16 December 2022. iCSEVS allows CSC authorized verifiers to easily and quickly verify civil service eligibilities from an integrated database composed of passers of Career Service Pen and Paper Test and Computerized Examinations, and those granted special eligibilities under special laws and CSC issuances.