The National Archives of the Philippines joined the celebration of the 121st Philippine Civil Service Anniversary with the theme, “Transforming Public Service in the Next Decade: Honing Agile and Future-Ready Servant Heroes.” This celebration is held annually pursuant to Proclamation No. 1050, series of 1997 declaring the month of September as Civil Service Month.
On September 06, 2021, the NAP invited Mr. Mark Anthony G. Malalitan, Acting Chief Human Resource Specialist of the Leadership Development and Foundation Programs of the Civil Service Institute (CSI) to discuss the Public Service Values Program and how core values serve as a driving force of any institution. In his virtual lecture, Malalitan emphasized that governance can be enhanced through a Values Program.
Malalitan noted that through an understanding of core values, government agencies will have a better understanding of public service and governance. He said that good public servants are those who put the interest of people in their hearts. To develop such people, he stressed that an institution should focus on developing positive values.
As a values advocate, Malalitan said that the celebration of the 121st Philippine Civil Service anniversary also focuses on shaping servant heroes in times of change and uncertainty. As the world continues to move towards a new normal, he said that positive values will serve as guiding lights for any institution and will strengthen the integrity of the agency. To cope with major changes, Malalitan advises that public servants should revisit their core values to help them pursue a better new normal.