A total of 429 Certifications on Civil Service Commission (CSC) Eligibility for Central Luzon (CL) local officials were issued by DILG Region 3 for the First Semester of CY 2014.  These include 416 certifications for barangay officials and 13 for Sanggunian Panglungsod and Bayan Members.

   Republic Act 10156 entitled, “An Act Conferring Upon Members of the Sangguniang Bayan, Sangguniang Panlungsod and Sangguniang Panlalawigan, the Appropriate Civil Service Eligibility Under Certain Circumstances, and for Other Purposes”, was signed into law on December 20, 2011 by President Benigno S. Aquino III.   Under this Republic Act, qualified Sanggunian Members are conferred with the Sanggunian Member Eligibility or SME.  The SME is a Civil Service Eligibility (CSE) granted by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) to qualified members of the Sangguniang Bayan, Sangguniang Panlungsod and Sangguniang Panlalawigan pursuant to the Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 10156 approved by the CSC in its Resolution No. 1300486 promulgated on March 6, 2013.  On the other hand, CSC Memorandum Circular 2012-13 states the Policies on Services Requirements for Grant of Barangay Officials Eligibility and Other Related Matters.  Elected and appointed barangay officials including SK Chairmen who had rendered the required years in service as stated in this circular can avail of the said eligibility.

   The issuance of CSC Eligibility certifications is among the frontline services being provided by the DILG pursuant to Republic Act 10156 and CSC Memorandum Circular No. 2012-13.

   Both issuances grant CSC sub-professional eligibility which enables these local officials to qualify and apply for first and second level positions in the government.

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