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

Robie de Guzman   •   January 14, 2020   •   1163

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.

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 JobStreet.com.

“This is the time po at least sa mga bahay ninyo at the confides of your home you can access jobstreet.com. Tignan nyo lang po dun sa jobstreet.com 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)

Lizada says CSC chair issued guidance to withhold info on PhilHealth officials’ cases

Marje Pelayo   •   August 25, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Some information on cases involving officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) are allegedly being withheld.

This was revealed during the hearing on Tuesday (August 25) by the House Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability and the House Committee on Public Accounts on the alleged corruption within the agency.

The lawmakers initially asked officials of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) who were present at the hearing regarding cases that have been filed with the agency against PhilHealth executives .

CSC Assistant Commissioner Ariel Ronquillo was not able to provide a specific number of cases so the lawmakers asked Commissioner Aileen Lizada.

The official said there have been 74 cases filed in the CSC Central Office since 2010.

Of the said number, 19 are pending including the ones involving high ranking PhilHealth officials.

The panel questioned Ronquillo why he was not able to give the information when he was supposed to be the representative of CSC Chairperson Alicia del Rosa-Bala in the hearing.

Lizada then revealed that there was an instruction from the CSC Chairperson not to give out any information about the PhilHealth officials’ cases.

“If my recollection serves me right: ‘This information should not be made public nor be given out to anyone who would be asking either in aid of legislation or investigation,’ parang ganun. Iyon ang natatandaan ko, (Something like that. That’s what I remember),” said Lizada.

But according to Ronquillo, the instructions were to keep the information confidential.

“[The] instruction of the chair was to ensure that this matter will be kept confidential and not to be shared to the public, but will be shared if needed in any of the investigations being conducted concerning PhilHealth. So there is no guidance to suppress evidence,” he said.

Lizada said her office is conducting an inventory of all cases after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered a task force to investigate the alleged anomalies in the state insurer.

The House panel will resume its inquiries for the CSC in the next hearing on Thursday where CSC Chairperson Bala has been invited for a chance to respond to the queries.

Meanwhile, the audio recording of the meeting where the said guidance was mentioned has been subpoenaed to shed light on Commissioner Lizada’s claim that there had been an order not to disclose information about PhilHealth officials’ cases with the CSC. MNP (with reports from Rey Pelayo)

CSC to launch online career fair to fill 260,000 vacancies in government

Marje Pelayo   •   August 3, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is encouraging all government agencies to open for application all vacant positions in their offices. 

According to CSC Commissioner Aileen Lizada, the government still has more than 260,000 vacant plantilla positions.

Thus, the agency will launch a five-day online government career fair from September 14 to 18 to accept applications for the said open positions. 

All vacancies are listed on jobstreet.com.ph. 

Applicants must pass the Civil Service Exam to apply.

“We are allowing now the interviews online, submission of requirements online to make it more convenient to the transacting public, ” Lizada explained.

The CSC also appeals to agencies to give opportunities to applicants who are technically qualified instead of “reserving” the position to applicants endorsed through connections.

Huwag na mag-reserve. Kasi ang iba naman dyan, sa totoo lang talaga, nagrereserve ng posisyon kasi mayroong manok na hindi pa eligible, (Please do not reserve [positions]. Other agencies are saving some positions for a favored applicant who isn’t eligible yet),” the Commissioner said.

Lizada said the government has vacancies from clerical positions to division heads whose monthly pay is based on the Salary Standardization Law.

To date, there are about 34 government agencies that are joining the online career fair in September. MNP (with reports from Rey Pelayo)

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