The Civil Service Commission (CSC)- Cordillera has again proved the success of the Distance Learning Program (DLP) implementation in the region. Take for one, the story of Abbeydele Angel Dogaysan, 23, from Balili, La Trinidad, Benguet, one among the first completers of DLP on the RA
6713, also known as the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards in Civil Service, conducted by the CSC- Cordillera last year.

The DLP on RA 6713 aims to provide basic knowledge of the norms of conduct and other pertinent provisions of RA 6713. Ten short case studies are included as part of the learning content, to emphasize and enliven some ethical issues or dilemmas relative to public service. Dogaysan is the first to receive said a Certificate of Completion from among her batch region-wide, under the updated DLP guidelines of CSC-CAR and using Google Classroom as an added feature which was only introduced last year.

Dogaysan is graduate of Bachelor of Science in Office Administration (BSOA) and is currently working at the Municipal Treasury Office (MTO) of the Local Government Unit (LGU) of La Trinidad in her capacity as a Job Order employee assigned to do field tax collections at the vegetable trading post in La Trinidad, Benguet where farmers comprise most of her clients.

“I feel grateful that I had the opportunity to enroll in this training, grateful to the Civil Service Commission – CAR for accepting my application,” Dogaysan said in an interview. Sharing her impression of the program, Dogaysan said “I heard this from my supervisor, and I initially thought that it will be held in-person.” When asked of her greatest takeaway from the training, “A simple smile can change the rule of the game for the better in terms of dealing with clients.

This [program] will surely help me strengthen my limited knowledge in the principles of public service,” Dogaysan said noting on the impact that a ‘smile’ could do in alleviating the misery of clients who would often approach her office bearing a weight on their shoulders. “Nagdakkel nga
impact,” she described. Dogaysan also shared that it was mostly convenient on her part as she had the advantage to finish the course at her own pace.

“Ken adu ti naadal ko nga ammok nga mai-apply ko iti trabahok [and I really learned a lot which I will surely apply in my work].” Dogaysan also encouraged other interested government and non- government employees alike to take advantage of the online learning program of the CSC like what she did. “Based on my experience, nagmayat gayam karkaro kaniami nga kanayun nga busy iti trabaho [it was the best especially in our case where we are most of the time busy].”

For her part, CSC-CAR Regional Director Nerissa Canguilan in her talk wished for Dogaysan to keep on learning for it will be through such that more of the likes of her become professionalized
and effective public servants. Canguilan, together with Assistant Regional Ruben U. Wacas led the awarding of Dogaysan’s Certificate of Completion on March 21, 2023 at the CSC Regional Field
Office in Baguio City. Dogaysan was also among the passers of the March 2022 Career Service
Examination – Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) and is also scheduled to take the Basic Competency on Local Treasury Examination (BCLTE) to be held by the CSC in June this year.

Amianan Balita Ngayon