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Doble ang Christmas bonus na matatanggap ng mga Public School Teachers ngayong taon!

Isang magandang balita para sa 720,000 na mga guro sa lahat ng mga pampublikong paaralan sa buong bansa dahil makakatanggap sila ng mula Php34,000 hanggang Php64,000 na cash bonus mula sa gobyerno.

Ayon sa Teacher’s Dignity Coalition (TDC), ang isang guro na tumatanggap ng sweldo na Php19,077 ay makakatanggap ng mga sumusunod na benepisyo:

  • Minimum of Php5,000 na Performance-based Bonus
  • Php19,077 na year-end bonus
  • Php5,000 na cash gift
  • Php5,000 na Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI)

Ang Performance-based Bonus at ang cash gift ay ibibigay ngayong Nobyembre samantalang ang Productivity Enhancement Incentive ay ibibigay sa Disyembre.

Ang lahat ng mga guro at DepEd employees at mga opisyal na tumanggap ng national awards noong 2015 mula sa Civil Service Commission, Metrobank Foundation, at National Literacy Awards ay siguradong tatanggap ng buong Php35,000 na bonus.

Samantala, ang mga entry-level teachers ay tatanggap ng Php16,774 na bonus at may iba na tumanggap din ng hanggang Php46,744.

Maligayang Pasko ang naghihintay sa ating mga mahal na guro!

Source: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/842029/public-school-teachers-nationwide-to-receive-double-their-christmas-bonus



Everyone is excited with the upcoming launch of the government’s hotlines: the 8888 for citizens’ complaints and 911 for emergency cases.  These are set to go live beginning Monday, August 1, 2016 as part of the government’s drive to promote safety and security in the country, as well as discourage unethical practices and behavior of government employees.

Everything’s coming up roses except for one of the country’s leading telecommunications company.  Contrary to the public’s expectation that calling these numbers are free from charges, the telco company announced that they will be imposing a fixed rate of Php 5.00 for calls to the 911 emergency response hotline and regular charges for calls made to 8888.

Their reason?  To discourage prank callers from abusing the access.

In the U.S., all types of phones have built-in capability to call the 911 emergency hotline: no extra charges, no balance requirements for those using prepaid services.  Each state has its own laws against the use and abuse of the 911 service to discourage prank calls.

And since all phones are equipped with free and easy access to 911, operators are trained to treat each call as an emergency.  Even in cases when they don’t hear the caller’s voice, they dispatch rescue teams to the area where the call is coming from.  If a person accidentally dials 911 and then immediately hangs up, a police officer nearest to the caller’s area will ring him back just to be sure that he is safe and does not need emergency care.

The operative phrase here is: they have laws that govern the public’s access to the emergency response system.  No one is above it, not even the phone companies.

On Monday, we will already be able to call these hotline numbers that are supposed to rescue us from our emergencies and hear us out when we have complaints against erring government employees.  But for those using the services of this telco company, the access is limited to their cell phone’s load.  If you have enough, then you can call.  If not, magpa load ka muna.  If all else fails, swallow your pride and get a load loan.  Yes, mangutang ka!  Borrow the amount you need to make a call and get yourself rescued.  The next time you buy load for your phone, the telco’s system will simply debit the amount you loaned.

We will remember that the 911 emergency service has long been in full operation in the city of Davao.  Mayor Duterte (now President of the Philippines) found an effective way to minimize prank callers by publicly reading out the phone numbers of pranksters during his weekly TV program “Gikan sa Masa, Para sa Masa”.  We wonder if this will work on a national level.

Is it right to charge calls made to 8888 and 911 when the primary objective of these hotline numbers is to provide public assistance?

When a person is in an emergency and does not have enough prepaid credits on his phone to make a successful call to 911, how will the government’s best efforts apply to him?

Should the burden of keeping the integrity of these emergency services be placed on the shoulders of the public by making them pay every time they request for assistance?

Feel free to let us know what you think about this issue.

Excuse us while we get cell phone load.




If you have plans of pursuing a career in government service, you need to take and pass the Civil Service Examination. Here are some tips that may help you pass the exam as well as the steps in taking the exam.

This year’s Civil Service Examination will be on April 17, 2016 while the deadline for filing of application will be on February 26, 2016 (Friday).

  1. Qualifications
    • You must be a Filipino Citizen.
    • You must be at least 18 years old.
    • You must not have any criminal record.
    • You must not have been dishonorably discharged from military service or dismissed from any position in the government.
    • You must have not taken the CSE for the same level within three months from last exam.
  2. Requirements
    1. Fully accomplished application form. This may be downloaded from the Civil Service Commission (CSC) website at www.csc.gov.ph. It may be photocopied on a legal sized bond paper.
    2. Four I.D. pictures in Philippine Passport size (1.8 x 1.4 inches).
    3. Original and photocopy of any valid I.D. such as:
      • Driver’s License
      • SSS ID
      • GSIS ID
      • Philhealth ID
      • Current company/office ID
      • Current school ID
      • Postal ID
      • BIR ID
      • Barangay ID
      • Voter’s ID
      • Valid Passport
      • Police Clearance
    4. Applicants without date of birth in their ID cards must bring the original and a photocopy of their PSA-certified Birth Certificate (formerly NSO Birth Certificate).
    5. Prepare your examination fee of Php 500.00 for the paper-and-pencil test (PPT), Php 600.00 for the computer-assisted test (CAT)
    6. If you are taking the CAT, present a copy of the appointment letter you received via email.
  3. Procedure.  The CSC offers two options for taking the CSE: the Paper-and-Pencil Test (PPT) and the computerized examination (COMEX). If you are taking the PPT, you may apply at any CSC regional office; if you are taking the COMEX, you must apply through the COMEX website (comex.csc.gov.ph)
    • Paper and Pencil Test (PPT)
      • CS Form 100_Revised 2015_Final_Nov 6 2015 (revised November 2015)
      • Fill out the form except for the thumbprint and signature. This must be done in the presence of an action officer. Submit accomplished form.
      • Affix your signature and thumbprint on the form in the presence of action officer.
      • If you are qualified to take the examination, the application form will be returned and you may proceed to the cashier to pay the examination fee. If you are not qualified, you will be informed of the reason for disqualification and asked to return the application.
      • Present the official receipt with the processed application form to the action officer, who will in turn issue the applicant the reminders for the examination and the examination receipt slip.
    • Computerized Examination (COMEX)
      • Register an account on the COMEX website (comex.csc.gov.ph)
      • Log in to the COMEX website in order to view examination schedules, and reserve a desired examination date.
      • Arrive at the testing center on the scheduled time and date of personal appearance and secure a queuing stub from the guard on duty.
      • Proceed to the processing area and present documents for verification to the processor/action officer.
      • Upon validation, proceed to cashier to pay for the examination fee.
      • Present the official receipt to the processor/action officer to receive your Civil Service identification card.
      • Attend orientation/briefing by the room examiner, then sign the examinee attendance sheet and picture-seat plan.
      • Take the exam.
    • Results
      • PPT Results. The results of the CSE paper-and-pencil test are usually released 45 days after the examination. The names of passers will be posted on the CSC website: www.csc.gov.ph
      • The results of the CSE computer-assisted test are usually released within two to three hours after the examination. Examinees are strongly advised to wait for the examination results.

Tips when taking the CSC Exam:

a. Review and refresh your knowledge.

Do not waste the opportunity by relying solely on your “stocked knowledge” and by simply watching the nightly news. There is a CSC reviewer available at National Bookstores; invest on a copy and read through the reviewer. It covers both Career Service Professional and Sub-Professional exams.

b. Relax.

As in any other examination, your mind and body must be relaxed and free from worries in order to perform better.  It is easier to recall what you have reviewed and make sense of tricky questions when you are not stressed or pressured.  Getting enough sleep the night before and wearing comfortable clothes can help you win half of the stress battle.

c. Visit the rest room before you begin your exam.

Do not waste exam time by asking to be excused to visit the comfort room. Finish all your rest room rituals before you take the exam. Of course, this means that you must be at the testing center premises way ahead of your schedule in order for your to do this. Rushing won’t help you at all.

d. Bring extra pencils.

In case you break one, you have another to use right away. Do not resort to sharpening as this takes time.

e. Avoid shading excessively.

Shade lightly; do not shade more than one answer. Choose your best answer and never leave a number unanswered.

Don’t forget to enjoy the exam! Good luck!







Bonjour. Mabuhay.

May Contact Center ng Bayan (CCB) na ginawa ang ating pamahalaan kung saan pwede tayong magsumbong ng reklamo natin sa serbisyo lalo na kung connected ito sa Anti-Red Tape Law or RA 9485 of 2007.

Below are some details regarding the CCB.

The Contact Center ng Bayan (CCB) is conceived to be the Philippine Government’s main helpdesk where citizens, civil society organizations, and other entities can voice their complaints and concerns with government agencies and gain access to information.

The CCB is a voice-based contact service that will operate Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Additional contact channels, such as email and SMS Text will be implemented in the near future.

The CCB will have a special 1-6565 hotline number accessible to PLDT and Digitel Landlines nationwide. Callers will be charged P5.00 per call plus VAT. Callers will also have access to recorded Information-on-Demand from participating government agencies. The system will have a transfer feature that can route calls to a live agent if necessary. These agents will also have call transfer capability that will allow calls to be routed to specialist agents at the Civil Service Commission, the National Computer Center, the Bureau of Internal Revenue, PhilHealth, the Department of Health, and the Department of Trade and Industry.

The CCB will also have the website www.contactcenterngbayan.gov.ph that will support the main operations of the CCB by providing static information about the CCB member government agencies. The information will be updated on a regular basis to ensure that information is always current.

The Contact Center ng Bayan is present to provide an avenue for the public to air out concerns on the quality of frontline service delivery by government personnel and any other violations of the Republic Act No. 9845 or the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007 (ARTA) for resolution, insighting, and process  improvement.

It is also able to provide information about government agency policies and procedures initially focused on the Civil Service Commission, the National Computer Center, the Bureau of Internal Revenue, PhilHealth, the Department of Health, and the Department of Trade and Industry, who are all part of the CCB.

Tawag na kung may concern ka 🙂


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