CSC releases results of Foreign Service Officer qualifying test
Seventy-seven (77) examinees passed this year’s Career Service Examination for Foreign Service Officer (CSE-FSO).
The Civil Service Commission (CSC) disclosed that the figure represents 16.70% of the total number of examinees that took the CSEFSO on Jan. 27, 2019. The CSE-FSO was conducted in 10 regions.
Out of 461 examinees, Michael Joseph Ostique from the National Capital Region (NCR) topped the CSE-FSO with a rating of 85.85.
All top examinees were from NCR where most examinees came from. They are: Jose Mari Valenzuela and Michael Anton Estipona (84.88); Marthy Angue, Jopol Alvin Ancheta, and Manfred Neale Manalo (84.39); and Emmanuel Garcia, Danica Denise Manicad, Jeffrey Louis Ilagan, Anton Sandoval, Carlo Jejomar Pascual Sanchez, Kriezel Joy Daria, and Paul Gerard Caab (83.90).
The resulting eligibility called the Career Foreign Service Officer Eligibility is appropriate to first and second level positions in the government that do not involve practice of profession and are not covered by Bar, board and other laws. As such, it is comparable to the Career Service Professional Eligibility, the CSC explained.
On top of being conferred the Career Foreign Service Officer Eligibility, the 77 passers of the CSEFSO shall be able to proceed to the succeeding part of the five-part Foreign Service Officer Examination (FSOE) administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).
The CSE-FSO serves as the first part (qualifying test) of the FSOE administered to recruit candidates for the Foreign Service Officer, Class IV position. The remaining parts of the FSOE include the Preliminary Interview, Written Test, Psychological Test, and Oral Test, all administered by the DFA.
Examinees may generate their test result using the Online Civil Service Examination Result Generation System (OCSERGS), which can be accessed through the CSC website, www.csc.gov.ph by March 24.
Those who passed, the CSC added, may claim their Certification of Eligibility at the CSC Regional Office concerned by April 10. Passers are advised to verify first the availability of their Certification. The complete list of passers of the Jan 27, 2019 CSE-FSO may be accessed at the CSC website. The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday advised the public that it is no longer holding voter registration activities for now.
“Comelec registration ended as early as last year. There is no ongoing registration of any kind. We don’t have an ongoing biometrics registration now,” Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said in an interview.
“So if there are those in your barangay inviting you to have your biometrics taken so you can vote on Election Day, that is not true,” he added.
The last time the Comelec conducted voter registration was from July 2 to September 29, 2018.
Jimenez explained that only the Election Day Computerized Voters' List (EDCVL) being held by the Board of Election Inspectors (BEI) is the legitimate list.
He noted that the public should not believe the list being claimed by some people or their barangay as the EDCVL is the only true list they should look at.
“But the list from the barangays are not the basis if you can vote or not. The list we are using is the one held by the Board of Election Inspectors (BEI),” Jimenez said.
He added that the use of the “fake” voters list is to prevent people from voting.
“Its purpose is actually to defeat your right to vote by preventing you from voting, by telling you that you are not a voter,” the Comelec official said.