ILOILO CITY, February 16 (PIA) --- The Civil Service Commission (CSC)-6 called on all government agencies to help spread awareness on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Community and the Philippines’ Chairmanship of ASEAN 2017.
CSC-6 Regional Director Rodolfo B. Encajonado said that the commission enjoins all heads of government offices in the promotion of ASEAN by participating in the information campaign and in the conduct of related programs and activities.
“As per CSC Memorandum Circular No. 6, Series of 2016, government agency heads are enjoined to spread ASEAN awareness through posting of ASEAN materials in their respective websites, the display of ASEAN community banners, and the inclusion of the ASEAN Anthem in the first flag ceremony of the month,” he said.
He said that government offices are also encouraged to conduct activities such as sharing information on ASEAN such as updates on ASEAN-related activities, trivia, informative videos, among others, during the flag ceremony and other staff gatherings.
Government officials and employees can also wear ASEAN-inspired attire during the flag raising ceremony.
Information materials on ASEAN as well as specifications and protocols on the use of the ASEAN flag and recording/musical score of the Anthem may be downloaded from the ASEAN website www.asean.org
CSC-6 also encouraged the Department of Education, Commission of Higher Education, and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority to enjoin public and private educational and training institutions to adopt similar activities to raise awareness among faculty members, students, and stakeholders.
Encajonado said that he has directed all CSC Field Offices to monitor agency compliance.
In Western Visayas, three sites namely Boracay in Malay Aklan, Iloilo City, and Bacolod City in Negros Occidental were selected to host various ASEAN meetings which kicked off this February. (JCM/LTP/PIA-Iloilo)