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UPDATE: Registration has been extended to August 4, 2014.

July 3, 2014

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) invites government choral groups to participate in the Government Choral Competition.

“The competition aims to showcase the musical creativity of state workers, promote Filipino culture and arts, and inculcate in the minds of public servants a culture of excellence in public service,” said CSC Chairman Francisco T. Duque III.

Grand prize winners will receive PHP150,000 cash prize and plaque. First, second, and third runners-up will receive plaques and PHP100,000, PHP70,000, and PHP50,000, respectively.

Special awards await the best conductor and best arrangement of competition song. Best Regional Entry will receive a plaque, while non-winning finalists will each receive PHP20,000 and certificate.

Interested choral groups should submit the following: registration form; list of singers, conductor, and accompanist; photocopy of agency ID of each singer showing his/her photo and signature; and an audio-video recording in .avi or .mpg format.

Requirements should be submitted by July 25, 5 p.m. to the designated regional centers, namely, CSC Regional Office (RO) No. 3 in Pampanga for Luzon participants, CSC RO6 in Iloilo for Visayas participants, CSC RO11 in Davao City for Mindanao participants, and CSC National Capital Region for Metro Manila participants.

Participating groups should have 20 to 30 members, inclusive of one conductor and one accompanist. All singers must be government employees but the conductor and accompanist need not be employees of the government.

All singers of a choir must belong to one government agency only. Any misrepresentation shall be a basis for disqualification.

Adjudication of choirs shall be conducted in two stages: regional and final. Selection of finalists shall be based on a choir’s general performance quality as captured in the audio-video recording to be submitted.

The choirs with the top scores in each of the four regional clusters will be declared finalists. There will be at least one finalist but not more than three finalists per regional cluster.

Finalists shall be notified by email on or before Aug. 8.

The grand finals will be held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on Sept. 30.

The Government Choral Competition is one of the events lined up for the 114th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary on September, with the theme “Tapat na Serbisyo Alay Ko Dahil Lingkod Bayani Ako.”

Registration form and guidelines are available for download at the PCSA website www.celebratepcsa.wordpress.com.

For more details on the contest, contact the event coordinator Director Ronnie Mendoza at CSC RO4, Panay Ave., Quezon City, telephone number (02) 927-1830, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .