UP, CSC draw hundreds of applicants at the government job fair

| Written by Stephanie Cabigao

Various government agencies set up their respective job application booths at the UP GT Toyota Asian Center Auditorium. Photo by Bong Arboleda, UP MPRO.


The Civil Service Commission National Capital Region (CSC-NCR) held a one-day government job fair at the UP GT Toyota Asian Center Auditorium in Diliman, Quezon City on September 24.

The job fair is a nationwide search for the next generation of government employees and is part of the series of activities in celebration of Civil Service Commission’s 119th anniversary. CSC Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala welcomed the officials and staff of participating government agencies as well as the hundreds of hopeful applicants.


Early bird applicants check out the job listings posted outside the UP GT Toyota Asian Center Auditorium. Photo by Bong Arboleda, UP MPRO.


With their anniversary theme, “Upholding Integrity and Building a High-Trust Society”, CSC aims to continue holding activities that inspire and motivate individuals, build teams and networks, promote solidarity among government workers, and uphold public service values.


Hopeful applicants going through the application process one form at a time. Photo by Bong Arboleda, UP MPRO.


“We expect the best applicants. We have a lot of openings, and we expect a lot of people coming in that UP can choose from. Secondly, our own personnel will be able to know that there are openings in other agencies that they might want to explore and apply, too, especially job order [workers], also our non-UP contractual since we cannot offer them items yet as this opens up opportunities for them. As much as we want to keep them, we cannot stop them from getting more opportunities knowing that there are other government institutions,” said UP Vice President for Administration Nestor Yunque, who attended the opening of the event.


The staff of the UP Vice President for Administration and Human Resources Development Office with Vice President for Administration Nestor Yunque (third from right) manning the UP application booth. Photo by Bong Arboleda, UP MPRO.


“I expect a young generation of applicants since UP is in the education sector; and also we have not only the administrative, but also the research and teaching function that I think serve as our edge to other government agency offerings,” Yunque added.

Participating agencies aside from the University of the Philippines System and Diliman include: the  Bureau of Customs, the Bureau of Internal Revenue, the Department of Education, the Department of Health, Rizal Medical Center, National Children’s Hospital, National Center for Mental Health, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Trade and Industry, the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Metro Manila Development Authority, Philippine Air Force, Philippine Deposit Insurance Company, Philippine Health Insurance Company, and Securities and Exchange Commission.

The CSC, in partnership with JobStreet.com, will hold the Online Career Fair for Government from October 21 to 25, 2019. Interested applicants may visit the CSC website and its Facebook page for updates.