The Civil Service Commission (CSC) welcomed the Commission on Appointments’ confirmation of Atty. Aileen Lourdes A. Lizada as its new commissioner. Her term will expire in 2025.
"Government service is both an honor and a privilege," the new CSC commissioner said as she expressed that she will include among her priorities the retirement program for state workers.
Commissioner Lizada pointed out the need to re-invigorate the civil service, re-instill the value of service and integrity among the 1.5 million civil servants. She said that she will work toward "gawing lingkod bayani ang bawat kawani".
She also vowed strict monitoring of work performance through individual performance commitment reports and qualification standards, adding that the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act or Republic Act No. 11032 will be an important tool to improve public service delivery.
“We need a game changer like her,” said Senator Grace Poe in her sponsorship speech. She also cited Commissioner Lizada as a paragon of excellence and integrity.
CSC Commissioner Lizada served the Office of the Ombudsman in Mindanao for 12 years where she was known as a staunch “crime buster and anti-graft lawyer” before her transfer to the Land Transportation Franchise and Regulatory Board or LTFRB. Assuming higher responsibilities as board member of LTFRB, she was known to uphold the truth and fight corruption.
The CSC is a constitutional commission headed by a three-member collegial body composed of a chairperson and two commissioners. It is mandated to promote morale, efficiency, integrity, responsiveness, progressiveness, and courtesy in the Civil Service.