On the occasion of the 121st Anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service, the Civil Service Commission is introducing a 10-year overarching theme, “Transforming Public Service in the Next Decade: Honing Agile and Future-Ready Servant-Heroes,” that reflects the path the civil service has to take to build on the gains of last year’s modernization efforts in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the role of HR in building a competent and credible workforce in the new normal.
The celebration is pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 1050, series of 1997 declaring the month of September as the Civil Service Month and in observance of the establishment of the Philippine Civil Service by virtue of Public Law No. 5 (An Act for the Establishment and Maintenance of an Efficient and Honest Civil Service in the Philippine Islands) on 19 September 1900.