Freebies, discounts await gov’t workers this September

September 2, 2023, 10:47 am

<p><em>(Courtesy of CSC)</em></p>

(Courtesy of CSC)

MANILA – Government officials and employees may avail of special treats and discounts on purchases, accommodations and activities this September in celebration of the 123rd Philippine Civil Service Anniversary (PCSA).

Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairperson Karlo Nograles announced that the commission has partnered with various private establishments to offer exclusive rates and freebies for the 1.9 million active civil servants, as well as retired employees in recognition of their hard work and commitment to public service.

“Inihanda natin itong special treats bilang pasasalamat sa ating mga kawani. Talaga namang hindi matatawaran ang inyong mga sakripisyo upang matugunan ang pangangailangan at mabigyan ng dekalidad na serbisyo ang publiko anumang oras. Salamat po sa inyo (We prepared these special treats as a show of gratitude to our employees. Your sacrifices to extend quality public service at all times cannot be emphasized enough),” Nograles said in a statement.

According to the CSC, for the whole month of September, government employees may avail of discounts from public and private sector partners in accommodations, amusement facilities, food orders, health and wellness facilities, retail outlets, service providers and travel agencies.

The following are the partner outlets providing discounts on accommodations:

• Bluewater Maribago (Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu)

• Casa Emilia (Caloocan City)

• Desert Rose Hotel (El Nido, Palawan)

• Fulgueras Beach Resort (San Felipe, Zambales)

• Department of Tourism – Cordillera region

• Department of Tourism – Ilocos region
• Harolds Evotel Hotel Cebu

• Kwentong Dagat (San Felipe, Zambales)

• Layang Layang Home (El Nido, Palawan)

• Limliwa Beach Resort (San Felipe, Zambales)

• RedDoorz

• Seda Lio (El Nido, Palawan)

• Sitio de Amor (San Pablo City, Laguna)

• Urbiz Garden (San Juan, La Union)

• Villa Pamana Inn (Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro)

Civil servants may also enjoy discounted rates at SM Bowling, SM Skating, Game Room, and Star City. Additionally, Ka Tunying’s extends special pricing for food orders.

Meanwhile, the following health and wellness facilities have partnered with CSC:

• 2 Hands

• Asian Eye Institute

• EyeSite by Asian Eye Institute

• Blissful Bali Massage Spa and Aesthetic Center

• Dermcare

• Executive Optical

• KR Suarez Optical

• Pink Parlour

• RCC Amazing Touch

• Vitasurg Clinic

Nine retail outlets also offer discounts on in-store purchases:

• ACE Hardware

• FlexiSpot

• Hi-Q Appliances

• Miniso

• Pet Express

• SM Appliance Center

• SM Store

• Toy Kingdom

• Trax Manila Records

Government employees and retired personnel may avail of discounts on services from AutoGenic, Automobile Association Philippines, L&D's Auto Body Painting & Repair Services and Majesty Driving School.

Lastly, Bigson Travel & Tours and Travbest Travel & Tours Co. also offer discounts on travel bookings and travel insurance.

To avail of the discounts, government workers only need to present their government agency ID or UMID card.

Job Order and Contract of Service workers may also avail of the special treats by presenting their official government agency ID card.

The complete list of PCSA partner outlets, agencies and facilities can be checked via the CSC PCSA microsite at or via CSC Facebook Page at (PNA)