Gov’t workers hit by Taal eruption may get special emergency leave – CSC

Robie de Guzman   •   January 14, 2020   •   1255

A view of roofs covered in ash at a lakeside community two days after an eruption of Taal Volcano, in Agoncillo town, Batangas province, south of Manila, Philippines 14 January 2020.  EPA-EFE/Rolex dela Pena

MANILA, Philippines – Government employees badly-hit by the eruption of Taal volcano may avail of the special five-day emergency leave, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) said Tuesday.

In a statement, the CSC reiterated its Memorandum Circular Nos. 2 and 16, issued in 2012, which contain guidelines for the granting of the special emergency leave to state employees.

Under the guidelines, state employees may apply for five-straight working days or on staggered basis and will not be deducted with leave credits.

The CSC said this privilege may be used for any of the following:

  • For urgent repair and clean-up of damaged house
  • Being stranded in affected areas
  • Disease/illness of employees brought by natural calamity/disaster
  • Caring of immediate family members affected by natural calamity/disaster

The special emergency leave may be availed of by the affected government employees within thirty days from the first day of calamity declaration by proper government agencies/authorities, the CSC said.

It added that the head of office shall take full responsibility for the grant of special emergency leave and verification of the employee’s eligibility applying for the said leave.

“Said verification shall include: validation of place of residence based on latest available records of the affected employee; verification that the place of residence is covered in the declaration of calamity area by the proper government agency; and such other proofs as may be necessary,” the agency said.

Taal Volcano spewed ash and steam on Sunday, January 12, prompting evacuation orders for residents in surrounding villages as precaution for an imminent hazardous eruption.

Taal volcano is currently under alert level 4, which means a hazardous eruption is imminent within hours to days.

Gov’t employees in typhoon-hit areas may file for 5-day leave of absence – CSC

Marje Pelayo   •   November 5, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has announced that government employees in areas heavily affected by typhoons Quinta and Rolly may file for up to five days of leave of absence from work.

This special emergency leave privilege will not be deducted from the employee’s regular leave credits, the CSC assured, and can be availed within 30 days after the onset of the typhoon. 

The days of leave of absence may be utilized for recovery or repairs of damaged properties or to attend to other relatives affected by the calamity.

The CSC said the leave of absence will be based on the declaration of a state of calamity in the employee’s place of residence or it may be offered by the head of the government agency if deemed necessary based on evidence provided by the employee. MNP (with inputs from Rey Pelayo)

CSC’s online registration, appointment portal opens Oct. 1

Marje Pelayo   •   October 2, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced that the agency’s enhanced Online Registration, Appointment, and Scheduling System (ORAS) can now be accessed at effective Thursday (October 1).

Through the portal, clients will be able to transact for service requests at the CSC Central Office, Batasang Pambansa Complex while observing minimum health protocols imposed due to the coronavirus disease (COVID 19) pandemic.

The enhanced ORAS will now enable the client to:

1. File requests and submit requirements online;

2. Settle payment through any branch of the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP); and

3. Select the mode of receipt of requested documents:

    – by mail; or

    – pick-up by the client or authorized representative at the CSC Office.

To avail of the services, new client registrant must register at and follow the required procedures.

Those who had previous transactions with CSC using ORAS need not register again.

For list of services, visit CSC’s official website at

CSC, may online job fair sa Sept. 14-18

Robie de Guzman   •   September 1, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Mahigit sa 700-libong trabaho ang iaalok sa online job fair na nakatakdang isagawa ng Civil Service Comission (CSC) sa susunod na linggo.

Ayon sa CSC, sisimulan ang online job fair sa Setyembre 14 at magtatapos sa Setyembre 18.

Sinabi ni CSC Commissioner Atty. Aileen Lizada na 76 ahensiya ang lalahok sa job fair na gagawin katuwang ang

“This is the time po at least sa mga bahay ninyo at the confides of your home you can access Tignan nyo lang po dun sa meron pong proseso on how to get it hopefully. We will be able to give more jobs sa mga taong naghahanap po,” ani Lizada.

Layon aniya ng online job fair na tulungang makahanap ng trabaho ang mga naapektuhan ng pagsasara ng mga kumpanya bunsod ng epekto ng COVID-19 pandemic.

Sa huling survey ng Social Weather Stations, aabot sa 27.3 milyong Pilipino ang nawalan ng trabaho dahil sa pagsasara ng maraming negosyo at establisimyento sa gitna ng kinakaharap na krisis.

Para sa mga nais mag-apply sa naturang online job fair, maaaring pumunta sa website ng CSC upang i-download at sagutan ang personal data sheet (PDS).

Sa JobStreet, maaaring hanapin ang ahensiya at ang posisyon na nais pasukan.

Dapat ring tiyakin na may account sila sa JobStreet upang mai-upload ang PDS.

Kailangan ring pasado sa Civil Service Examination ang aplikante.

Ayon sa CSC, sasailalim sa assessment ang aplikante at tatawagan na lamang o kaya ay papadalhan ng mensahe kung matatanggap sa trabaho.

Hinihikayat ng ahensiya ang mga naghahanap ng trabaho na samantalahin ang pagkakataon upang magkaroon ng hanapbuhay sa gitna ng pandemya. – RRD (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Joan Nano)


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