The Local Government of Buhi (LGU-Buhi) joins the whole nation in the celebration of the 120th  Philippine Civil Service Anniversary that will kick-off tomorrow, September 1, with a theme, Philippine Civil Service @ 120: Public sector, in the age of digital transformation.

The celebration will start at 6:00 in the morning with a community mass at the church of St. Francis of Assisi.

A flag-raising ceremony and a short program will be at the municipal hall compound with Mayor Margarita Aguinillo and Vice Mayor Jofred Balagot as keynote speakers.

Other speakers includes Buhi Municipal Employees Union (BUMEU) President Venerando Claveria and OIC-Human Resource Management Officer and Administrative Officer Beethoven Joy E. Nachor.

After the opening program, a virtual unity Zumba will be showcased via the internet platform zoom.

The hosts of the program are Edgar Steinbeck Sergio and Buster Ibarbia.

Presidential Proclamation No. 1050, series of 1997 declares the month of September as the Civil Service Month. This is in observance of the establishment of the Philippine Civil Service by virtue of Public Law No. 5 (An Act for the Establishment and Maintenance of an Efficient and Honest Civil Service in the Philippine Islands) on September 19, 1900.

According to the Civil Service Commission (CSC), in the age of technology, public service has to remain competitive and responsive enough to meet the evolving needs of its clientele. Human resource (HR) management and development are also evolving as technology introduces new ways of interaction and alternative work arrangements. This was further highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic situation, which brought about changes to work, government-client transactions, and other processes.