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Freebies, discounts await gov’t workers this September

QUEZON CITY -- Government officials and employees may avail of special treats and discounts on purchases, accommodations, and activities this September in celebration of the 123rd Philippine Civil Service Anniversary (PCSA).

Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Karlo Nograles announced that the CSC has partnered with various private establishments to offer exclusive rates and freebies for the 1.9 million active civil servants as well as retired employees in recognition of their hard work and commitment to public service.

“Inihanda natin itong special treats bilang pasasalamat sa ating mga kawani. Talaga namang hindi matatawaran ang inyong mga sakripisyo upang matugunan ang pangangailangan at mabigyan ng dekalidad na serbisyo ang publiko anumang oras. Salamat po sa inyo,” said Chairperson Nograles.

The following are the partner outlets providing discounts in accommodations:

  • Bluewater Maribago (Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu)
  • Casa Emilia (Caloocan City)
  • Desert Rose Hotel (El Nido, Palawan)
  • Fulgueras Beach Resort (San Felipe, Zambales)
  • Department of Tourism - Cordillera Administrative Region
  • Department of Tourism - Region 1
  • Harolds Evotel Hotel Cebu
  • Kwentong Dagat (San Felipe, Zambales)
  • Layang Layang Home (El Nido, Palawan)
  • Limliwa Beach Resort (San Felipe, Zambales)
  • Ramada Manila
  • RedDoorz
  • Seda Lio (El Nido, Palawan)
  • Sitio de Amor (San Pablo City, Laguna)
  • Urbiz Garden (San Juan, La Union)
  • Villa Pamana Inn (Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro)

Civil servants may also enjoy discounted rates at SM Bowling, SM Skating, Game Room, and Star City. Additionally, Ka Tunying’s extends special pricing for food orders.

Meanwhile, the here are the health and wellness facilities that partnered with CSC:

  • 2 Hands
  • Asian Eye Institute
  • EyeSite by Asian Eye Institute
  • Blissful Bali Massage Spa and Aesthetic Center
  • Dermcare
  • Executive Optical
  • KR Suarez Optical
  • Pink Parlour
  • RCC Amazing Touch
  • Vitasurg Clinic
  • Watsons

There are also nine (9) retail outlets offering discounts on purchases in-store:

  • ACE Hardware
  • FlexiSpot
  • Hi-Q Appliances
  • Miniso
  • Pet Express
  • SM Appliance Center
  • SM Store
  • Toy Kingdom
  • Trax Manila Records

Government employees and retired personnel may avail discounts on services from AutoDox Car Care Center, AutoGenic, Automobile Association Philippines, L&D's Auto Body Painting & Repair Services, and Majesty Driving School. Lastly, Bigson Travel & Tours and Travbest Travel & Tours Co. also offer discounts on travel bookings and travel insurance.

To avail of the discounts, government workers must present their government agency ID or UMID card. Job Order and Contract of Service workers may also avail of the special treats by presenting their official government agency ID card.

The complete list of PCSA partner outlets, agencies, and facilities can be checked via the CSC PCSA microsite at or via CSC Facebook Page at civilservicegovph.

About the PCSA

The annual PCSA celebration commemorates the signing of Public Law No. 5, or An Act for the Establishment and Maintenance of an Efficient and Honest Civil Service in the Philippine Islands, on 19 September 1900.

The celebration is also pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 1050, series of 1997 signed by the late President Fidel Valdez Ramos declaring the month of September as the Civil Service Month.

The PCSA has a 10-year overarching theme, Transforming Public Service in the Next Decade: Honing Agile and Future-Ready Servant-Heroes, which reflects the collective experience of the government workforce in the new normal, and in pushing for digital transformation and innovations to uphold public service excellence and continuity.

Other activities lined up for the 123rd PCSA include the 2023 Public Sector Human Resource Symposium, 2023 Awards Rites for Outstanding Government Workers, Government Online Career Fair, Online Zumba and Film Showing, Plant-Run, Golf for a Cause, Virtual Recognition Program for Contact Center ng Bayan Partner Agencies, and PRIME HRM Awards.

For more information about the 123rd PCSA and the schedule of activities, go to or monitor the CSC Facebook Page at civilservicegovph for updates. (CSC)

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