February 9, 2024

A historical moment unfolded as LGU San Agustin and the entirety of the province, together with the Civil Service Commission (CSC) RO-IV and FO-Romblon, successfully conducted the Ceremonial Groundbreaking of the Civil Service Commission Field Office – Romblon which will be constructed in Brgy. Poblacion, San Agustin, Romblon. The location was deemed as accessible and convenient for public service delivery not just in the province but the entire region which would contribute both benefit to the agencies involved and the constituents. The total land area donated is 600 square meters. It will be a three-storey building complete with basic amenities that features office rooms, private rooms, dormitories, storage rooms, records rooms as well as wide examination/training areas.

This momentous occasion was graced by the presence of distinguished personalities including CSC Chairperson Karlo Alexei B. Nograles, CSC RO-IV Regional Director Maria Leticia G. Reyna, ARD Radne B. Jomuad, ARD Josephine R. Altura, Dir. II Rafael A. Prado, as well as our beloved and esteemed government officials, Congressman Eleandro Jesus “Budoy” F. Madrona, Governor Jose “Otik” R. Riano, Vice Governor Armando “Arming” M. Gutierrez, ever supportive Mayor Esteban “Denon” SF Madrona, Jr. and Vice Mayor Norman M. Fatalla; as well as selected Mayors around the province namely, Mayor Riza G. Pamorada of Alcantara, Mayor Lorilie M. Fabon of Sta. Maria, Mayor Lisette M. Arboleda of Looc, Mayor Christian LL Gervacio of Ferrol, Mayor Arsenio G. Gadon of San Andres, Mayor Marietta F. Babera of Calatrava, Mayor Gerard S. Montojo of Romblon, Mayor Egdon Sombilon of San Jose, Mayor Milagros F. Faderanga of Banton and Mayor Elmer Fruelda of Corcuera. The respective Human Resource Management Officers (HRMOs) of the respective Municipalities of Romblon also attended the event.

None other than Chairperson Nograles shared in his speech that based on various meetings and committee hearings in Congress, there has been a consistent dilemma for job regularization and promotion of some particular workers in government agencies. These specific workers have already served the public for long and have acquired sufficient experience, knowledge and skills towards the operation of their respective office/establishment however, unable to secure the appropriate Civil Service Eligibility for regularization or promotion.

These specific groups include Job Order (JO), Contract of Service (COS), Casual, Contractual, Coterminous, employees holding Category III and Category IV positions, as enumerated in CSC Memorandum Circular No. 10, dated 16 April 2013, and Career service employees with first level eligibility (hereinafter collectively referred to as “JOCOSC6”). The guidelines shall cover JOCOSC6 if the qualified personnel have taken, but failed in the Career Service Examination (CSE), either CSE – Professional or CSE – Subprofessional level, whether through the Pen-and-Paper Test (PPT) or other test modes, beginning with the 3 March 2024 CSE and thereafter, and who have rendered an aggregate of at least ten (10) years of service in the government as JOCOSC6 with at least a Very Satisfactory (VS) performance rating or its equivalent in the latest/available two (2) rating periods immediately preceding the date of application for the grant of Career Service Eligibility – Preference Rating (CSE-PR). This is great news for our long-term casual/contractual employees.

Cong. Budoy, Gov. Otik, and Vice Gov. Arming were unable to hide their excitement and joy towards having the CSC Field Office in Tablas Island where most of the population of the province is located. Through an inspirational message, each of the head dignitary greeted and congratulated involved agencies for the successful event. Cong. Budoy emphasized his excitement towards the inauguration of the spectacular building. Moreover, Mayor Denon have extended his gratitude as the ceremonial groundbreaking was highly attended by esteemed government officials especially, the Chairperson Nograles himself despite his busy schedule. Furthermore, the event was supported by all heads of agencies and the CSC/LGU San Agustin Families. He expressed his utmost joy and pride that San Agustin, Romblon was the chosen location of the highly-vital establishment. All head dignitaries assured to give a hundred percent of their capability to aide in the operation of the upcoming CSCFO-Romblon.

To end, we would also like to acknowledge the presence of the dignitaries of the DPWH, District Engineer Elena Castilan, Assistant District Engineer Boy Alexei Miñano, Architect Jerry Y. Yap, PIO of District Engineering Office of Romblon and staff. Moreover, Schools Division Superintendent Roger F. Capa, RSU President Merian Catajay-Mani and official representatives from the Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection and Philippine Coast Guard.

Last but not the least, we extend our sincerest gratitude to the Municipal Department Heads, Officials, Employees, San Agustin Singing Ambassadors, and LGU San Agustin Family who have contributed their best efforts to make this program very eventful.