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PIA Press Release
Thursday, January 19, 2012


Awards, civil service eligibility await outstanding councilors

CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar, Jan 19 (PIA) –- To entice councilors to work better and espouse their commitment to public service, the Philippine Councilors’ League (PCL), is seeking for 10 Most Outstanding Councilors of the Philippines, announced by the PCL president Alma Moreno-Salic during the PCL Convention in Samar.

The winners, at the end of their term, will get P1-million of projects from Senator Edgardo Angara.

An added and the more salient part of the incentive is that the Civil Service Commission will be conferring on members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod and Panlalawigan the Appropriate Civil Service Eligibility; this law was approved by President Benigno Aquino on December 20, 2011.

Meanwhile PCL president in Samar, Roger Casurao, said that a city or municipal councilor and a provincial board member may be conferred a CS eligibility if he has served some nine years or three terms and if he has a college degree.

If a local lawmaker has only served some six years in office, CSC can confer him the Sub-Professional Eligibility, as long as he has obtained at least 72 units of any college course or any baccalaureate degree program, he added.

Casurao said that the PCL has institutionalized the Legislative Academy where, of its 156 members, 19 have Masters Degrees while the rest are pursuing masters and baccalaureate degrees. (PIA 8-Samar)

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