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FEBRUARY 2012 FEBRUARY 2012 FEBRUARY 2012


story on age 4...

ove is in the air.it`s the month oI


February, and it is regarded as the
LOVE month. Apart Irom the Iact
that we celebrate valentine`s day during Febru-
ary 14, this year is signiIicant considering that
we are currently in a Leap Year, in the old Irish
legend, the leap day is known as the 'Bachelor`s
Day, wherein in the ancient history, St. Bridget
struck a deal with St. Patrick to allow women to
propose to men, and this happens only on a leap
year. This is the most opportune time Ior women
to propose to men.so, watch out eligible
bachelors!

For the Civil Service Commission RO5,
February is the month wherein the activities and
the diIIerent programs Ior the year are slowly
being implemented. It was commenced with the
Honor Awards Program Orientation spearheaded
by the Public Assistance and Liaison Division
(PALD), it was part oI the campaign strategies
being espoused by the oIIice to encourage more
nominations Ior this year`s awards program.
Also, iI the President oI the Philippines has a
State oI the Nation`s Address, the Chair oI the
Civil Service Commission has his own version
oI it, and it is called State oI the Commission
Address (SOCA), the content oI the SOCA can
be read in this issue.

Aside Irom that, articles about the train-
ing attended by this OIIice`s new entrants, the
Lakad Takbo Tanim sponsored by the City Gov-
ernment oI Legazpi which employees oI this oI-
Iice had enjoined, and the support Ior the BIR
Tax Campaign by this OIIice can be Iound in
this month`s issue.

The much awaited CSC Luzon Mini-olympics in


Baguio City, what transpired in the activity, and pic-
tures oI the sports Iest are in the centreIold oI the
February Bicol Racer.

It was also Ieatured in this issue the orienta-
tions/seminars attended on the Race Towards
Smoke Free Civil Service and the Revised Rules on
the Administrative Cases in the Civil Service, which
were both held in Baguio City.

The new Memorandum Circular No. 2, s.
2012, on the Special Emergency Leave Granted to
permanent employees aIIected by calamities is also
included in this edition oI the Bicol Racer. Also, in
the Simply Legal column, the Legal Services Divi-
sion shared about the appointment oI elective oIIi-
cial Ior another government oIIice. Lastly, the diI-
Ierent February Birthday celebrators are also being
Ieatured.



SHARON FARIDA A. FLORES
Acting Division Chief, PALD
















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Cawng Bayan ang Bawat Kawan."
MC No. 22, a.2011 campaigna thia aIogan
which ia deaigned towarda buiIding a compe-
tent, credibIe and motivated bureaucracy and to
inatiII in every government worker the capacity
to be heroea in their own right. The Commiaaion
ia encouraging aII officiaIa to produce Ingkod-
bayana.
Thua, one of ita programa, the Honor
Awarda Program (HAP), recognizea government
officiaIa and empIoyeea who have diapIayed out-
atanding work performance, contribution,
achievementa and conaiatent manifeatation of
exempIary ethicaI behavior. Thia program ia
mandated under RepubIic Act 6713 on 'ethicaI
atandarda of pubIic officera and empIoyeea' in
the PhiIippinea.
To intenaify ita campaign, the PubIic Aa-
aiatance and Liaiaon Diviaion (PALD) of C8C RO
5 organized an orientation on February 8, 2012
at the C8C RO 5 Training HaII where Govern-
ment agenciea aa weII aa LocaI Government
Unita (LGUa) in AIbay were invited to attend.
Ma. 8haron Farida A. FIorea, PALD Acting
Chief weIcomed the participanta. AII the impor-
tant information regarding HAP waa comprehen-
aiveIy diacuaaed by Dir. CeciIia R. Nieto, C8C
RO 5 RegionaI Director. 8he emphaaized the re-
quirementa for every award category and gIadIy
announced the 100 increaae in the caah award
which ia now at PhPp200,000.00. 8he further men-
tioned that the awarda given by the Commiaaion
are the moat preatigioua of aII government awarda
conaidering that they are preaidentiaI awarda
wherein the country'a Preaident himaeIf givea the
awarda at the MaIacanang PaIace.
Knowing how notabIe HAP ia, packaging of
nominationa ia of great importance. Atty. Daiay P.
Bragaia, Aaat. RegionaI Director of C8C RO 5
ahared Tipa on How to EffectiveIy Package Nomi-
neea. The participanta aaw the reIevance of auch
preaentation in coming up with their nominationa.
8ome aampIe videoa of previoua winnera
were ahown to further motivate the audience and
emphaaize that aimpIe and aincere acta may be
conaidered exempIary aa weII.
To cIoae the activity, Ma. Eunida ]aImanzar,
Information Officer of C8C RO 5 and the event'a
emcee, mentioned that any government empIoyee
ia quaIified to get the award aa everyone haa the
capacity to be aervant-heroea.

#2ARAH 2. ARROYO
PS I, PALD



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ncentives encourage staff to adopt positive
behaviors or maintain an existing positive behavior
that may potentially help the worker stay healthy and
live longer. Adopting positive health behavior is fun-
damentally what wellness is about. One incentive
would be the conduct of an activity that would mani-
fest this.
The Commission has intensified its Health
and Wellness Program through MC No. 8, s. 2011
which is the Reiteration of the Physical Fitness Pro-
gram. The CSC Luzon Group has taken a step fur-
ther by conducting the First Luzon Mini-Olympics
held on February 21-24, 2012, in the City of Pines,
Baguio City wherein the CSC-CAR was the hospita-
ble and generous host.
Six regions (, , , V, V and CAR) from the
different CSC Regional Offices joined this sports
event. Every regional office sent a delegation of
sports enthusiasts. CSC RO 5 sent a total of 25 em-
ployees with Dir. Arpon U. Lucero as the sports coor-
dinator.
All delegates were billeted at the historic
Teachers' Camp. A warm welcome through a pro-
gram was prepared by the host in that chilly evening
of February 21, 2012. The delegates were in for a
treat with the appetizing food and delicacies served.
A glimpse of Baguio's unique culture was shown
through music and dance. The CSC RO5 directors
headed by Dir. Cecilia R. Nieto presented a folk-
dance to give everyone a taste of Bicol's flare.
After a cultural night, the first day activities
focused on the sports competition which was held at
Green Valley, Baguio City. The sports event com-
menced with the cheering competition which was a
showcase of the CSC's finest dancing and cheering
moves and of creativity as well, as shown in the cos-
tumes and props. The first day was jam-packed with
action. The different teams competed in various team
and individual games. The ball games were domi-
nated by Region with their highly energetic and
young players while all regions got a slice of the pie
in the indoor games. Region 5 won silver in the Table
Tennis (mixed) and scrabble events.
The second day was highlighted by the 2.5-
kilometer hike in the mountains surrounding Camp
John Hay. The view from the mountains was simply
breathtaking, both literally and figuratively.
Literally, because the hike would truly make one
catch his/her breath and figuratively, since the land-
scape was spectacular! t is like being so close to
heaven. Despite the aching legs being not so used
to hikes like that, the climb was all worth it. This was
followed by a tree-planting activity just around the
said camp where every region was assigned a spot.
The much-awaited parlor games were played fol-
lowed immediately. The total scores of every region
were very close that the winnings in the parlor
games would determine the final ranking.
The eating relay was quite a challenge. A
variety of fruits and delicacies such as banana, kala-
mansi, apple, corn in a cob, pulvoron and puto-seko
were eaten in fast manner. The players were nearly
choking just to take the lead. Another game played
was the sack race. Everyone is familiar with this
game but it takes a certain technique and endur-
ance to win it. After the said games, the scores were
computed and two regions tied for a certain rank
and so to break the tie, regions V and played
tug-of-war.

The awarding program followed and the final
ranking was officially announced. CSC-Region
bagged the first place and was closely followed by
CSC Region V. CSC Region was declared third
place and not far behind was CSC Region V. The
mayor of Baguio City, Hon. Mauricio Domogan de-
livered a message during the closing program and
encouraged everyone to go around Baguio City as
they are highlighting the Penagbenga Festival. As
the mini-olympics was about to close, the torch of
sportsmanship/responsibility was passed on to the
CSC Region th host of the next Luzon-wide CSC
Mini-Olympics in Tuguegarao.

Kudos to CSC CAR for the success of this
sports event despite the busy schedule of the Com-
mission. This is definitely one activity that enhances
camaraderie and strengthens the spirit of unity in
the regional offices, not to mention the healthy
benefits the participants gained for taking a break
and simply enjoying the awesome beauty of Baguio
City. #zbza


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CiviI 8ervice Commiaaion (C8C)
Chairman Franciaco T. Duque III gave the
8tate of the C8C Addreaa (8OCA) during the agency'a fIag-
raiaing ceremoniea on February 13 at the C8C CentraI Of-
fice, Quezon City.
In a groundbreaking move, Chair Duque deIivered
the 8OCA on Iive atream to enabIe the C8C'a 16 regionaI
officea to aimuItaneouaIy hear the agency'a accompIiah-
menta for 2011.
Foremoat of theae accompIiahmenta ia C8C top-
ping the Awareneaa, AvaiIment and 8atiafaction Ratinga of
8eIected Government Agenciea aurvey conducted by
PuIae Aaia. In the aaid aurvey, the C8C got the higheat rat-
ing, with 98 of cIienta aaying they were aatiafied with the
aervicea they avaiIed from the agency. PuIae Aaia inter-
viewed cIienta from cIient-heavy agenciea C8C, NationaI
8tatiatica Office (N8O), PhiIippine HeaIth Inaurance Corpo-
ration (PhiIheaIth), NationaI Bureau of Inveatigation (NBI),
and Government 8ervice Inaurance 8yatem (G8I8) to aak
how aatiafied they were about the aervicea they avaiIed
from the aaid agenciea in the paat 12 montha.
Likewiae, the C8C garnered the Governance TraiI-
bIazer 8eaI in the Performance Governance 8yatem (PG8)
RevaIida after being given the higheat rating of 9.03 over
10 by membera of a muIti-aector paneI. The revaIida waa
required of C8C in order to paaa CompIiance, the aecond
of four phaaea in the PG8 proceaa. The C8C beated other
agenciea vying for CompIiance incIuding the Department
of PubIic Worka and Highwaya, PhiIippine Army and PhiI-
ippine NationaI PoIice.NationaI PoIice.
The C8C aIao aurpaaaed a number of ita targeta - it
waa abIe to inapect 497 agenciea under the Report Card
8urvey (RC8), exceeding ita target of 469 agenciea. Under
the Anti-Red Tape Act (ARTA), aII government officea
muat undergo the RC8 to gauge the quaIity of frontIine
aervice deIivery and determine any hidden coata in-
curred by cIienta when acceaaing government aervicea,
auch aa payment to fixera.

Moreover, the C8C aurpaaaed ita target to reaoIve
at Ieaat 30 of caaea ripe for deciaion within 40 daya. It
reaoIved a totaI of 5,276 caaea, with 3,459 (50.34) of
theae reaoIved within 40 daya.

The C8C'a net income waa pegged at P32 miIIion
Iaat year, poating a 23 increaae from the P26 miIIion net
income in 2010, which again exceeded the target 20
increaae in net income aet by the agency.

Duque urged C8C officiaIa and empIoyeea not to
be aatiafied with the achievementa of Iaat year. "We
shouId be lnsplted to malntaln out wln-
nlng stteak and putsue even gteatet
goaIs," he aaid.
8ource: www.cac.gov.ph
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Char Duque deIvered the SOCA on Ive stream
whch enabIed the CSC ROV to smuItaneousIy
vew and Isten to the Char together wth the
other16 regonaI o//ces n the PhInes.


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A qute rare hoto o wth Charman Francsco 7. Duque III,
MD, MSc and the Commsson Hour wth Commssoner Mary
Ann Z. Fernandea-Mendoaa.
There ia nothing Iike a warm weIcome in an office
than a gathering of aII the new entranta in the CiviI 8ervice
Commiaaion in the CentraI Office. Thia ia the firat time that
aII the new empIoyeea were gathered for an orientation.

'OPEN', ahort for Orientation Program for New
Entranta, waa heId Iaat February 1-3, 2012. Thia waa faciIi-
tated by the Office for PeraonneI Management and DeveI-
opment (OPMD) headed by Director IV Editha M. DeIa
Pena and Director III Noreen Boota Gocon-Gragaain.

Thia three-day training provided information that
every new empIoyee muat know about the Commiaaion.
The high-caIiber pooI of apeakera of the C8C were re-
aource peraona Iike Atty. ArieI G. RonquiIIo of the Office
for LegaI Affaira (OLA), Dir. Victoria Eaber of the Office for
PIanning and Management Information 8yatem (OPMI8),
Dir. Gragaain of OPMD, Dir. Lucinda Ramoa of Region IV,
Dir. Luiaa 8aIonga-Agamata and the Chief P8ea of OPMD.
Topica ranging from our Miaaion-Viaion to aaIient pointa of
RA6713 were diacuaaed.
8everaI methoda and atrategiea were utiIized for
the participanta to get the moat out of the orientation, one
of which waa the roIe-pIaying by group wherein the doa
and don'ta in the frontIine aervicea of the Commiaaion were
preaented.
If aaked about the highIight of the orientation, I'd
aay it wouId be the rare opportunity that the new entranta
had with the Chair and Com. Mary Ann Z. Fernandez-
Mendoza. A photo ahoot waa then heId with the Chair in
hia office and whiIe having thia, the Chair initiated a caauaI
converaation, giving each one the feeIing of being warmIy
weIcomed. Another of the beat experiencea wouId be the
commiaaion hour with Commiaaioner Mendoza where the
participanta had the chance to poae queationa and expreaa
their thoughta about the Commiaaion. I vividIy remember
one of the aound advicea Com. May gave when I aaked her
about her guiding principIe aa ahe worka in the Commia-
aion, ahe aaid, AIways go wth the ostve. 7here wII be
many chaIIenges that wII come your way, many back-
breakng and heart-breakng exerences that wII test your
skIIs and even your vaIues. 7here wII be two sdes, the os-
tve and the negatve...go wth what s rght and good."
Theae are truIy inapiring worda knowing that aa new em-
pIoyeea, we wiII find ouraeIvea being teated by circum-
atancea.
The tour around the CentraI Office, where we met
the peraonneI and head of the different officea, waa a aure
hit among the participanta. The excitement waa not onIy feIt
by the new entranta but by the CentraI Office peraonneI aa
weII, conaidering that thia ia aIao the firat time that thia ac-
tivity waa conducted.
The OPEN experience ia unforgettabIe and an eye-
OPENer. The new empIoyeea were given the right amount
of expoaure and knowIedge about the Commiaaion. It aIao
OPENed networking opportunitiea for the new empIoyeea
which we may find heIpfuI in the future.
We're gratefuI for thia one-of-a-kind weIcome,
thanka to OPMD!

#Zarah Z. Arroyo


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1he ClLy CovernmenL of Legazpl spearheaded a Lhree-ln-
one acLlvlLy on valenLlne's uay whlch was dubbed lokoJ, 1okbo,
1oolm". lrom Lhe name of Lhls acLlvlLy, governmenL and non-
governmenL agencles as well as sLudenLs [olned ln Lhe lokoJ-
tokbo", walklng or runnlng from enaranda ark Lo Llgnon Plll
where Lhe toolm" or planLlng of Lree seedllngs was held. uesplLe
Lhe heavy ralns, Lhe parLlclpanLs surely en[oyed Lhe acLlvlLy as Lhls
was for a good cause.

Pon. Ceraldlne 8osal, Mayor of Legazpl ClLy menLloned ln
her welcome message LhaL Lhls ls noL Lhe flrsL Llme LhaL such an
acLlvlLy has been conducLed, ln facL lL ls ln commemoraLlon of Lhe
same acLlvlLy done rlghL afLer Lhe clLy was devasLaLed by Lhe su-
per Lyphoon kemloq" way back ln 2003. lurLhermore, she sald
LhaL malnLalnlng Lhe greens ln Llgnon Plll helped ln prevenLlng
floods ln some areas ln Lhe clLy. lus lL also serves as one of Lhe
LourlsL aLLracLlons especlally Lo Lhose who are naLure-lovlng.

1he Clvll Servlce Commlsslon 8C v was represenLed by lLs
employees comlng from dlfferenL dlvlslons and Albay lleld Cfflce.
Armed wlLh umbrellas and bolos", Lhe CSC 8Cv group baLLled
Lhe raln and dangerous slope of Lhe sald hlll where Lhe offlce's
planLlng area was locaLed. ln [usL a few mlnuLes, lL was mlsslon
accompllshed.

lun runs and fun walks have become a fad Lhese days,
buL Lhls one ls dlfferenL as Lhe [ourney ends wlLh a Lree-planLlng
acLlvlLy LhaL manlfesLs our love for naLure whlch would evenLually
show our love for our clLy and Lhe Legazpenos as well. WhaL a
way Lo celebraLe Lhe hearL's day.









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osed before this Office was a query on
whether or not a conflict exists between
the position of one elected as a Baran-
gay Kagawad and his appointment with a gov-
ernment bureau as a contractual employee.

Under Sec. 2, Rule XV of the Omnibus
Rules mplementing Book V of Executive Order
No. 292, it is stated that, "No elective or ap-
pointive public officer or employee shall receive
additional, double, or indirect compensation,
unless specifically authorized by law, nor ac-
cept without the consent of the Congress, any
present, emolument, office or title of any kind
from any foreign government...xx."

Likewise, Section 94, Title of the Local
Government Code of 1991 provides:

"(a) No elective or appointive local
official shall be eligible for ap-
pointment or designation in any
capacity to any public office or
position during his tenure.

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by the primary functions of his posi-
tion, no elective or appointive local
official shall hold any other office or
employment in the Government or
any subdivision, agency or instru-
mentality thereof, including govern-
ment-owned or controlled corpora-
tions or their subsidiar-
ies." (emphasis ours)

The ruIe on doubIe compensation
appIies for the reason that the bureau is a gov-
ernment agency. Further, the law does not distin-
guish the nature of the appointment; hence, while
an employment maybe contractual it still falls un-
der the prohibition.

#Atty. Mary Jane N. Orpiada
Attorney V, LSD


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The Orientation on the Honor Awarda program
(HAP) to government agenciea incIuding LGUa and
GOCCa in the province of 8oraogon atarted thia month of
February 2012..

The kick off- orientation waa conducted to 190
teachera of the 8oraogon NationaI High 8chooI on February
14, 2012, 2:00-4:30 PM at the conference room of aaid High
8chooI. In attendance were the OfficiaIa of the achooI Ied
by Dr. BIanca D. RempiIIo, the PrincipaI of aaid achooI and
189 othera which incIudea other achooI officiaIa and the
teaching force of 8CNH8.

C8C 8oraogon Director II Arpon U. Lucero gave
the orientation on the Honor Awarda Program. Given em-
phaaia in the orientation were the rationaIe of the program,
awarda categoriea, awarda and incentivea that wiII be re-
ceived by the awardee/a in each category who can be
nominated and the nominator and the nomination proce-
durea.
The participanta were aIao oriented on the fiIIing-out of
the reviaed 8ALN Form. Dir Lucero took advantage of the
occaaion apeciaIIy due to the fact that many government
officiaIa and empIoyeea are cIamoring for an orientation
from C8C due to the reviaed form and aome new prop-
erty nature introduced in C8C ReaoIution No. 09002 pre-
acribing the guideIinea in the fiIIing-out of the Reviaed
8ALN Form. Further, the orientation ia timeIy aince by co-
incidence, the deadIine of nominationa for the HAP and
the deadIine of aubmiaaion for the 8ALN both faII on ApriI
30, 2012.

After the orientation aome cIarificationa were
raiaed apeciaIIy on the 8ALN and waa aatiafactoriIy cIari-
fied by the underaigned. The activity ended at around
4:30 in the afternoon..

#ARPON 0. L0CERO
Drector II, SFO
1he 8ureau of lnLernal 8evenue (8l8) re-
glonal offlce here offlclally launched lLs 2012 Lax
campalgn on lebruary 16, 1hursday wlLh an annual
revenue LargeL of 3.7 bllllon of varlous Laxes ln Lhe
slx provlnces, 108 munlclpallLles and seven clLles of
8lcol.
A moLorcade formally klcked off Lhe cam-
palgn whlch Lhe CSC 8C v [olned. 1hls was followed
by a program aL Lmbarcadero de Legazpl ALrlum
whereln Lhe 8l8 8eglonal ulrecLor Lsmeralda M.
1abule appealed Lo Lhe Laxpayers Lo prompLly pay
Lhelr correcL Laxes and avold Lhe rush on Lhe deadllne
on Aprll 16, 2012.
8l8 uepuLy Commlssloner for CperaLlons, nel-
son M. Aspe was Lhe guesL of honor durlng Lhe launch-
lng program.

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Born in February? - Your Characteristics...
You are blessed with curious stars and you are
attracted to science, research, electronics, psychol-
ogy, the police force and Astropsychology to name a
few. The option to reach fame and fortune is a high
probability during the course of your life if you serve
the world in an advanced and original way.
Strong and fixed, you have inherited from the
stars an accurate intuition, a tremendous common
sense, ingeniousness, and a powerful will. Yet you
must learn to listen to others and participate in con-
versations with equality. Even when the ideas being
presented are not of your own making, much know-
ledge can still be learned.
Lend your full ear and do not race ahead with only
thoughts of what you need to say. You can handle
the difficulties of life with a smile and transcend set-
backs by using celestial knowledge to your benefit.
The women of this sign are original, independent,
beautiful, intellectual, and make good use of their
incredible magnetic sexuality to reach their pur-
poses. As a rule, women born in February produce
extraordinarily intelligent children or twins.
You are strongly advised not to eat when upset. The
medical aspect of Divine Astrology predisposes
those born in February to overly sensitive stomachs.
http://www.astrostar.com/articles/BornInFebruary.htm

'Tobacco kills nearlv six million people each


vear, of whom more than 5 million are users and ex-users and more
than 600,000 are non-smokers exposed to second-hand smoke,`
according to the World Health Organi:ation.
The Civil Service Commission (CSC), as the central hu-
man resource institution oI the bureaucracy, took the initiative to
implement smoking prohibitions. It was in 1991, when the CSC is-
sued Resolution No. 91-787 prohibiting smoking in government
premises, except in designated smoking areas. And in 2009, CSC
released Memorandum Circular No. 17 reiterating its commitment to
have a 100 smoke-Iree bureaucracy. Then in 2010, the CSC and
Department oI Health (DOH) issued a Iirst-oI-its-kind joint memo-
randum circular known as the Joint DOH and CSC MC 2010-01 on
the "Protection oI the Bureaucracy Against Tobacco Industry
Intervention" which, among other measures, provides speciIic
guidelines Ior interactions with the tobacco industry.
Guided by these laws, the CSC initiated the project on
RACE TOWARDS A SMOKE-FREE CIVIL SERVICE: Im-
plementation oI CSC MC 17, s. 2009 and Salient Features oI
Joint DOH and CSC MC 2010-01. Since 2009,

the Commission has conducted a series oI seminars and trainings, one
oI which was the Capacity Building Seminar held in Baguio City last
February 22-23, 2012. This was participated by the CSC Regional
OIIices in Luzon and by the DOH pool oI trainers. The Iirst day was
more oI lecture and group discussions on the mentioned MCs by nota-
ble speakers Irom CSC, DOH and Health Justice. The participants
were put in the hot seat when each one was given three minutes to
discuss a topic assigned to them and critiquing by the Iacilitators Iol-
lowed. The last day Iocused on the planning and implementation oI the
MCs in the respective Iield oI the participants. The RACE is on Ior a
SMOKE-FREE bureaucracy.

The CiviI 8ervice Commiaaion (C8C) aa
a quaai-judiciaI body ia mandated to reguIate
the empIoyment and working conditiona of
civiI aervanta, overaee hiring and promotiona,
and promotea the vaIuea of the pubIic aer-
vice.
One of the aix atrategic prioritiea of the
C8C ia the EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT PER-
FORMANCE OF Q0A8I-]0DICIAL F0NCTION8
wherein the FaIz and ExpedItIous DIsposItIon
oI Cases AIIIzns CItIzen's FaIth In The AdnIn-
IstzatIve ]ustIce 8ysten. Thua, the reviaed
ruIea were promuIgated by the Commiaaion
on November 8, 2011 and are now impIe-
mented per C8C ReaoIution No. 1101502.

8ince it ia new, the Commiaaion
through the Office of LegaI Affaira (OLA)
headed by Atty. ArieI G. RonquiIIo, Director IV
conducted the Orientation on the Reviaed RuIea
on Adminiatrative Caaea in the CiviI 8ervice
(RRACC8) on February 27-28 for the IegaI offi-
cera and directora of the Commiaaion in the Lu-
zon Group at Ridgewood HoteI and Reaidencea,
Baguio City.

The main objectivea of the program are to
be abIe to contribute to the more effective dia-
penaation of adminiatrative juatice in the bu-
reaucracy; be abIe to appIy the new ruIea
(RRACC8) in both diacipIinary and non-
diacipIinary caaea that may be Iodged before
the agenciea; and be abIe to underatand and ap-
preciate the proceduraI guideIinea that wouId
govern the diapoaition of civiI aervice caaea and
mattera.



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Editor-in-Chief:
MS. SHARON FARIDA A. FLORES
Acting Division Chief, PALD

Managing Editors:
EUNIDA N. JALMANZAR
Admin. Officer IV

Layout Editor/Writer:
ZARAH Z. ARROYO
Personnel Specialist I

Editorial Consultants:
ATTY. DAISY P. BRAGAIS
Assistant Regional Director

DIR. CECILIA R. NIETO
Regional Director


Contributors:

Arpon U. Lucero Dir. II, SFO


Mary Jane N. Orpiada Atty. IV (LSD)

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C8C PALD
RO V
Oovt wozkezs gzanted 5-day specIaI
caIanIty Ieave
The CiviI 8ervice Commiaaion (C8C) haa iaaued a reaoIution
granting a five-day apeciaI emergency Ieave for government empIoy-
eea directIy affected by naturaI caIamitiea or diaaatera.'With the in-
creaaing riaka brought about by cIimate change and gIobaI warming,
the Commiaaion aaw it neceaaary to offer aaaiatance to atate workera
affected by naturaI caIamitiea in the form of apeciaI Ieave. We hope
that thia wouId give affected empIoyeea reapite and ampIe time to re-
cover,' aaid C8C Chair Franciaco T. Duque III.
In C8C ReaoIution No. 1200289 iaaued on February 8, atate
workera in officiaIIy-decIared caIamity areaa may avaiI of the apeciaI
emergency Ieave for five atraight working daya or on ataggered baaia.
8aid apeciaI Ieave ia aeparate and wiII not be deducted from the em-
pIoyee'a Ieave credita, and may be avaiIed of within 30 daya from the
firat day of caIamity decIaration by proper government authoritiea.
A naturaI caIamity or diaaater may incIude 'earthquakea, fIood-
ing, voIcanic eruption and IandaIide that have profound environmentaI
effect and/or human Ioaa and frequentIy cauae financiaI Ioaa'.
Poated: February 24, 2012