CSC commissioner guests at opening of Tacloban frontline service fair
Tacloban City (September 13) -- CSC Commissioner Cesar D. Buenaflor is the guest of honor and speaker during the Opening Program of the Frontline Service Fair which opens today at the Kanhuraw Convention Center, in celebration of the 107th Anniversary of Philippine Civil Service.
Commissioner Buenaflor is expected to elucidate on this year's theme "Itaguyod ang Kasarinlan ng Serbisyo Sibil." The theme of this year's celebration aims to uplift the identity and stature of the career service as a distinct institution.
The career service is the bureaucracy's gold mine, the source of institutional memory and professional expertise that pushes development efforts amidst changes in political leadership. As such, it deserves to be accorded esteem and attention as an institutional partner in governance.
The career service is composed of public officials and employees who have obtained eligibility and security of tenure in government after passing a series of examinations administered by CSC. Said sector makes up 89% of the entire bureaucracy.
The government workers will surely be inspired by Commissioner Buenaflor who is known as dedicated, adept and virtuous bona fide public servant and who adheres to the supremacy of the law and firmly believes that each individual in the bureaucracy has an obligation to serve the public over themselves.
Born in Lebak, Sultan Kudarat, Buenaflor began his work with CSC as Head Civil Service Staff of CSC Regional Office No. 12 from 1979 to 1986. He was Assistant Regional Director in 1987 and became Regional Director of CSC RO12 and ARMM on the same year.
Comm. Buenaflor was re-assigned to CSC RO6 in 1998 and in 2001, he was appointed by Her Excellency, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as Commissioner of the Presidential Anti-Graft Commission.
Fate must have placed its favor on Commissioner Buenaflor when it allowed him to return to his stead of almost eighteen (18) years. His wealth of experience in civil service matters is immense, his resolve to effect changes in the bureaucracy in relation to the recruitment of the most qualified and competent individuals is so steadfast that one can only surmise that the Civil Service Commission is indeed where he belongs. (PIA 8) [top]