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Nominations to the 2021 Search for Outstanding Government Workers will be accepted until 30 April 2021 as the Civil Service Commission (CSC) has extended the deadline for another month.

The CSC said that to protect both its Regional/Field Offices and the agencies under their jurisdiction from the risk of COVID-19 transmission, submission of nominations shall be done online.

Inquiries about the 2021 Search may be sent via email to the Honor Awards Program (HAP) Secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The awards to be given out are the highest and most coveted recognition given by the government to individuals or group of individuals who have excelled or shown utmost dedication and commitment to public service.

All government workers in the career and non-career service including appointive barangay officials may be nominated. Employees who are under job order or contract of service are excluded from the coverage of the program.

The three award categories under the Search are the Presidential Lingkod Bayan, Outstanding Public Officials and Employees or the Dangal ng Bayan, and the CSC Pagasa.

The Presidential Lingkod Bayan is conferred on an individual or group for exceptional or extraordinary contributions that had nationwide impact. The Dangal ng Bayan Award is conferred on an individual for performance of extraordinary act or public service and consistent demonstration of exemplary ethical behavior on the basis of adherence to the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees. Meanwhile, the CSC Pagasa Award is given to an individual or group of individuals for outstanding contributions that directly benefit more than one department of the government.