MANILA, Philippines — Christmas parties are not prohibited as long as government agencies can assure the continued delivery of efficient services.
The Civil Service Commission (CSC) made the clarification on Thursday after it earlier reminded government agencies that they should not hold Christmas parties during office hours.
The CSC reminded government agencies, especially those that deliver frontline services, “to provide uninterrupted service amid the conduct of Christmas get-togethers and other similar year-end activities.”
“Christmas is the season of sharing and giving and I know that the best gift government workers can give to the transacting public is the provision of responsive, compassionate, and effective public service, not only for the holidays but throughout the year,” CSC Chairperson Alicia dela Rosa-Bala said in a statement. /muf
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