To commemorate the invaluable sacrifices of civil servants who have met their untimely demise in the line of duty, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) has extended an open invitation for nominations to the Pamanang Lingkod Bayani (PLBi) program. This initiative, pursuant to CSC Resolution No. 2100266 dated March 10, 2021, and CSC Memorandum Circular No. 9 promulgated October 5, 2023, serves as a solemn tribute to the dedicated individuals who have given their all in the service to the nation, honoring their unwavering commitment and selflessness. The PLBi program covers civilian employees with permanent, temporary, probationary, elective, contractual, casual, and co-terminus status of employment, except those entitled to compensation and death benefits under existing and prospective laws and issuances. CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles urged agency or regional office heads to submit nominations of qualified deceased or killed personnel to the relevant CSC Regional or Field Offices within six months of their passing. 'Ang PLBi ay paraan ng CSC upang kilalanin at pasalamatan ang tapang at dedikasyon ng ating mga namatay na kawani na hanggang sa huli ay inuna ang serbisyo publiko (The PLBi is the CSC's sway to honor and thank the bravery and dedication of our fallen employees who have prioritized public service untul their last breath). We want their families and loved ones to know that their efforts did not go unnoticed, and their sacrifice is valued,' he said. Nograles also said the CSC pays tribute to the dedication and sacrifice of the country's fallen heroes by providing one-time financial assistance to their bereaved family members through the Pondong Pamanang Lingkod Bayani. This support is coupled with a plaque signed by the CSC Chairperson, and it is presented during a simple program known as the 'Pamanang Parangal sa Lingkod Bayani,' hosted by the relevant CSC Regional Office. Through the Pamanang Lingkod Bayani Iskolarsyip, it is possible to recommend up to three eligible beneficiaries of PLBi honorees as scholars in state universities and colleges. This program is conducted in partnership with the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges. The implementation of PLBi program shall be sustained through fund raising activity to be launched to kick-off the month-long celebration of the Philippine Civil Service every September. 'The CSC would like to express gratitude to all civil servants who have continuously supported the PLBi over the years by participating in our fundraising activities every Philippine Civil Service Anniversary. Your active participation in our R.A.C.E to Serve Fun Run, Online Zumba sessions, Film Showings, and more recently, the Plant Run allows us to honor our fellow kawani (employees),' Nograles said. The complete list of nomination requirements and procedures may be viewed at https://www.csc.gov.ph/programs/honor-awards-program/pamanang-lingkod-bayani.
Source: Philippines News Agency