LEGAZPI CITY (PIA) - In observance of the 119th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary (PCSA), the Civil Service Commission in Bicol (CSC-5) will honor four government workers in Bicol who died while performing their jobs.
The four who will be recognized with the Pamanang Lingkod Bayani are the former CSC-5 regional director and three police officers who died while in the line of duty.
CSC-5 Information Officer Ronba Jane Nunez said a former livestock inspector in Sorsogon province who also died in line of duty will be also awarded soon under the Pamanang Lingkod Bayani.
The Pamanang Lingkod Bayani seeks to recognize public servants whose dedication to duty came at the price of their lives.
It covers all permanent civilian employees of the government including the non-uniformed personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police.
CSC conducts annual fund raising activity like fun run or Zumba during the celebration of PCSA to fund the program because the Pamanang Lingkod Bayani comes not only with the recognition befitting a hero, but monetary support to the awardee's family as well.
That is why the Pamanang Lingkod Bayani has three components, namely, the Pamanang Parangal sa Lingkod Bayani, Pamanang Lingkod Bayani Iskolarship, and Pondong Pamanang Lingkod Bayani.
Under the Pamanang Parangal sa Lingkod Bayani, a beneficiary is recognized through a posthumous award or citation in the form of a plaque signed by the chairman of the Civil Service Commission.
On the other hand, the Pamanang Lingkod Bayani Iskolarship is awarded to the three immediate family members of the deceased civil servant wherein they can avail themselves of a baccalaureate, masteral or doctoral degree scholarship.
It will be in the form of discounts on tuition and school fees. The first beneficiary will receive 100 percent; second beneficiary, 75 percent; and third beneficiary, 50 percent.
They can enroll in any of the 111-member institution of the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC).
The CSC also provides a one-time financial assistance determined by the Pamanang Lingkod Bayani Executive Committee depending on the availability of funds under the Pondong Pamanang Lingkod Bayani.
Meanwhile, acceptance of nomination for the Pamanang Lingkod Bayani is continuing. Nunez encouraged government agencies to submit endorsement or nomination for Pamanang Lingkod Bayani. (PIA-5)