Unlock Your Government Career: 10 Eligibilities Granted Under Special Laws and CSC Issuances You Need to Know About

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The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is the government agency responsible for administering the civil service system in the Philippines. Part of its mandate is to grant eligibility to qualified individuals who aspire to work in the government service.

Eligibilities are important in determining an individual\’s qualifications for a particular position in the government. These eligibilities are granted under special laws and CSC issuances.

In this blog post, we will discuss in detail the various eligibilities granted under special laws and CSC issuances.

I. Special Laws

A. Republic Act No. 1080 (RA 1080) – Bar and Board Examination Eligibility

RA 1080 grants eligibility to individuals who have passed the bar examinations conducted by the Supreme Court and licensure board examinations administered by the Professional Regulation Commission. This eligibility is necessary for those who wish to work in positions requiring professional or technical knowledge and skills.

The suitability of eligibility is based on the candidate\’s type of examination. Passing the Bar/Board exams is mandatory for appointment to positions requiring the practice of a profession regulated by Philippine Bar/Board laws, as stated in Item No. 5, Part V of the Revised Policies on Qualification Standards.

Eligibilities acquired from Bar/Board exams that necessitate a bachelor\’s degree completion are deemed fitting for the positions for which the exam was given. Additionally, they are considered suitable for first and second-level positions that are not covered by Bar/Board/special laws. These eligibilities also apply to those requiring other special eligibilities as decided by the Commission or those that mandate licenses, such as the positions enumerated under Category IV of CSC MC No. 11, s. 1996, as amended, as per Item No. 6, Part V of the Revised Policies on Qualification Standards.

Eligibilities resulting from Board exams that necessitate less than four (4) years of a college education are appropriate for appointment to the positions for which the exam was conducted. Moreover, these eligibilities are deemed fitting for first-level positions that are not covered by other Board/special laws. They also apply to those requiring other special eligibilities as determined by the Commission or those that mandate licenses, such as the positions listed under Category IV of CSC MC No. 11, s. 1996, as amended, as mentioned in Item No. 7, Part V of the Revised Policies on Qualification Standards.

B. Republic Act No. 6136 (RA 6136) – Pilot Eligibility for Military Aviators

RA 6136 grants eligibility to military aviators who have completed at least five years of continuous service and have passed the required examination. This eligibility is necessary for those who wish to work in positions requiring knowledge and skills in aviation.

C. Republic Act No. 1082 (RA 1082) – National Service Training Eligibility

RA 1082 grants eligibility to individuals who have completed the National Service Training Program (NSTP). This eligibility is necessary for those who wish to work in positions requiring a basic knowledge of the national defense.

D. Republic Act No. 8551 (RA 8551) – Philippine National Police (PNP) Entrance Eligibility

RA 8551 grants eligibility to individuals who have passed the PNP entrance examination. This eligibility is necessary for those who wish to work in positions requiring knowledge and skills in law enforcement.

E. Republic Act No. 7883 (RA 7883) – Barangay Health Workers Eligibility

The eligibility was awarded per R.A. No. 7883, issued on February 20, 1995, also known as the \”Barangay Health Workers Benefits and Incentives Act of 1995.\” It was implemented via CSC Resolution No. 992845 on December 29, 1999.

Local Health Board-accredited barangay health workers who have completed at least two years of college education leading to a college degree and have rendered voluntary and continuous service as an accredited BHW to the community for at least five years are eligible for the BHWE. The grant does not include services rendered before February 20, 1995, or the date of approval of RA No. 7883.

The following are the requisites to be met by BHWs to be eligible for the grant: the services should be voluntary, continuous for a minimum of five years, and rendered under accredited status by the Local Health Board. BHWs who were hired by an agency under Job Order status and/or Contract of Service may still qualify for the grant.

BHWE is appropriate for first-level positions in the government, except for those requiring passing the TESDA trade tests, licenses issued by a competent authority, stenographer positions, and those requiring passing board examinations or those governed by special laws.

The date of effectivity is the date of approval of the application by the CSC Regional Office. Applications for the grant of BHWE are continuous.

Documentary requirements include a properly accomplished application form, three pieces of identical I.D. pictures, an original and photocopy of any of the required I.D. cards, an original and photocopy of the applicant\’s authenticated birth certificate issued by the National Statistics Office, an original and photocopy of the applicant\’s authenticated marriage certificate issued by the National Statistics Office for married female applicants, and a certification that the applicant has no pending administrative and/or criminal case before any court/authorized body and that he/she has never been found guilty/convicted of any administrative offense.

II. CSC Issuances

A. Career Service Professional and Sub-Professional Eligibility

The Career Service Professional and Sub-Professional Eligibility are the most common eligibilities granted by the CSC. These eligibilities are granted to individuals who have passed the Career Service Professional Examination (CSE-PPT) or the Career Service Sub-Professional Examination (CSE-SUB).

The CSE-PPT is a general ability test that assesses an individual\’s knowledge and skills in English, Filipino, and numerical and clerical abilities. Conversely, the CSE-SUB assesses an individual\’s knowledge and skills in English, Filipino, and numerical abilities.

These eligibilities are necessary for those who wish to work in positions requiring a college degree (for Professional Eligibility) or at least two years of college (for Sub-Professional Eligibility).

B. Special Career Service Eligibilities

The CSC also grants special career service eligibility to individuals who meet certain criteria. These eligibilities include:

  1. Honor Graduate Eligibility – The Civil Service Eligibility for College Honor Graduates (HGE) is granted according to Presidential Decree (P.D.) No. 907, issued on March 11, 1976. To be eligible for HGE, the following individuals must submit the required documents: a) those who graduated with honors in their baccalaureate degree, regardless of the number of years of completion; b) those who graduated from the school year 1972-1973, and onwards; and c) those who graduated from a private higher education institution or state/local college or university in the Philippines with a baccalaureate/bachelor\’s degree recognized by CHED.

    HGE is deemed appropriate for first and second-level positions in the government that do not require professional practice and are not covered by Bar/board/other special laws. The date of effectivity of the HGE shall be the date of course completion/graduation (as indicated in the Transcript of Record/school certification that the applicant graduated with honors), and the filing of applications for the grant of HGE is continuous.

    There are additional policies on the grant of HGE. For instance, honor graduates of distance education are not eligible for HGE since the competitive atmosphere of the academic community is not fully realized in distance education. Additionally, distinctions such as Excellentisimus, Benemeritus, Meritisimus, and Beneprobatus are not comparable to Latin honors of Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and Cum Laude and hence do not qualify for HGE.
  2. Sanggunian Member Eligibility – The SME, which stands for Appropriate Civil Service Eligibility under Certain Circumstances, is granted based on Republic Act (R.A.) No. 10156, also known as the “An Act Conferring upon Members of the Sangguniang Bayan, Sangguniang Panlungsod and Sangguniang Panlalawigan, the Appropriate Civil Service Eligibility under Certain Circumstances, and for Other Purposes” dated December 20, 2011.

    To be eligible for the SME, the following Sanggunian Members elected after the effectivity of the Local Government Code of 1991 (RA 7160) or on May 11, 1992, onwards, are granted effective May 1, 2013, in accordance with Civil Service Commission (CSC) Resolution No. 1300486 promulgated on March 6, 2013, and circularized through CSC Memorandum Circular No. 12, s. 2013 dated May 31, 2013:
    • a. Vice mayor, the presiding officer for the Sangguniang Bayan or Sangguniang Panlungsod;
    • b. Vice governor, as the presiding officer for the Sangguniang Panlalawigan; and
    • c. Regular Sanggunian Members of the Sangguniang Bayan, Sangguniang Panlungsod and Sangguniang Panlalawigan.
  3. Electronic Data Processing Specialist Eligibility – The grant of EDPSE is authorized by CSC Resolution No. 90-083, issued on January 22, 1990.

    The following individuals are eligible to receive EDPSE: those who pass the proficiency test or training course administered by the Information and Communications Technology Office [ICTO] (formerly National Computer Center) for Systems Analysis and Design, Java, MS Access, or Visual Basic programming courses.

    The appropriateness of EDPSE is limited to positions related to the eligibility granted, including functionally related roles within the Information Technology/Management Information System Group such as Data Encoder, Data Machine Operator, Auxiliary Machine Operator, Data Encoder-Controller, Computer Programmer, Information Systems Analyst. The Commission may also determine eligibility for other positions as appropriate under Item No. 8, Part V of CSC MC No. 12, s. 2003 on Revised Policies on Qualification Standards.
  4. Foreign School Honor Graduate Eligibility – The grant of FSHGE is authorized by CSC Resolution No. 1302714, issued on December 17, 2013.

    Individuals who meet the following qualifications may be granted FSHGE after submitting the required documents:
    • Filipino citizens who graduated with honors (summa cum laude, magna cum laude, cum laude, or equivalent) starting from the academic year 1972-1973, subject to compliance with Philippine laws and rules on citizenship;
    • Graduates of recognized foreign schools, as validated by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) through Philippine Foreign Service Posts;
    • Individuals who have not been convicted of any crime involving moral turpitude or any offense related to immoral conduct, dishonesty, drunkenness, or drug addiction;
    • Individuals who have not been previously found guilty of any offense related to the conduct of a civil service examination; and
    • Individuals who have not been dismissed from government service for any reason.

C. Barangay Official Eligibility

The \”BOE\” is granted under the authority of the Republic Act (R.A.) No. 7160, also known as the \”Local Government Code of 1991.\”

To be eligible for the BOE, the following Barangay Officials, based strictly on the completion of the term of office, shall be granted effective August 1, 2012, pursuant to CSC Resolution No. 1200865, promulgated on June 14, 2012, and circularized through CSC Memorandum Circular No. 13, s. 2012 dated August 2, 2012:

  1. Elective Barangay Officials, including the Punong Barangay or Barangay Captain, regular Sangguniang Barangay Members, and Sangguniang Kabataan Chairmen; and
  2. Appointive Barangay Officials, including Barangay Treasurers and Barangay Secretaries appointed by the duly elected Punong Barangay.

Completion of the term of office for elected barangay officials shall refer to the term of office specified by the prevailing law on the term of office of elected barangay officials. For appointive barangay officials, it shall refer to the continuous number of years of satisfactory service rendered from the time of appointment, which must correspond to the number of years covering the term of office of the appointing Punong Barangay and may include services rendered under previous appointment.

D. PD 907 – Security Guard Eligibility

PD 907 grants eligibility to security guards who have completed the basic training course for security guards. This eligibility is necessary for those who wish to work in positions requiring knowledge and skills in security services.

E. PD 997 – Fire Officer Eligibility

PD 997 grants eligibility to individuals who have completed the Basic Fire Service Course and the Civil Service Fire Officer Examination. This eligibility is necessary for those who wish to work in positions requiring fire protection and prevention knowledge and skills.

F. PD 1184 – Industrial Safety and Health Eligibility

PD 1184 grants eligibility to individuals who have completed the Industrial Safety and Health Course and the Civil Service Industrial Safety and Health Examination. This eligibility is necessary for those who wish to work in positions requiring knowledge and skills in industrial safety and health.

G. PD 1416 – Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) Eligibility

PD 1416 grants eligibility to veterans who have completed at least six months of active military service and have been honorably discharged. This eligibility is necessary for those who wish to work in positions requiring knowledge and skills in veterans affairs.

H. P.D. No. 1569 – Barangay Nutrition Scholar Eligibility

The grant of BNSE is authorized by P.D. No. 1569, dated June 11, 1978, entitled “Strengthening the Barangay Nutrition Program by Providing for a Barangay Nutrition Scholar in Every Barangay, Providing Funds Therefor, and for Other Purposes.”

To be eligible for BNSE, one must have rendered at least two (2) years of continuous and satisfactory nutrition services and related activities, including community health, backyard food production, environmental sanitation, culture, mental feeding, and family planning to the barangay as a barangay-based volunteer worker. BNS who have been hired under Job Order status and/or Contract of Service by agencies may still qualify for the grant of BNSE.

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Conclusion

Eligibilities granted under special laws and CSC issuances are important in determining an individual\’s qualifications for a particular position in the government. These eligibilities are granted to qualified individuals who meet certain criteria and have passed the required examinations or completed the required courses. The CSC also grants special career service eligibility to individuals who meet certain criteria.

It is important for individuals who wish to work in the government service to be aware of the various eligibilities granted under special laws and CSC issuances. These eligibilities determine their qualifications for a particular position and provide opportunities for career advancement and professional growth. As such, individuals who aspire to work in the government service should strive to meet the qualifications and requirements for the various eligibilities granted by the CSC.

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