Here’s where gov’t workers can enjoy discounts this Civil Service Month

Published September 16, 2020, 5:33 PM

by Ellson Quismorio

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has come out with a list of establishments where government employees can enjoy special discounts on the occasion of the 120th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary (PCSA) this September.

Civil Service Commission (CSC)

“This is one way of thanking government workers for a job well done, and recognizing their efforts in responding to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic,” the CSC said in a statement Wednesday in connection with the “special treats.”

According to the Commission, Ace Hardware is offering government workers 20 to 50 percent discount on selected items under its “Salute to the New Heroes” promo, which will last until September 20.

This will include an extra 10 percent off on all items for a minimum purchase of P2,000. “This is available in all Ace Hardware stand-alone branches nationwide,” the CSC said.

“A 10 percent discount is also offered by on their ergonomic office furniture and accessories, Ideal Vision on their frames and sunglasses, and Anthony Audio for their Filipino-made speakers and audio equipment for the whole month of September. The discount may be availed upon checkout from their online stores,” it said.

“Meanwhile, Ka Tunying’s is giving government workers a free coffee or iced tea upon purchase of any of their rice meals from their stand-alone stores this September as well,” it further said.

On the other hand, retail giant SM Store will offer a 10 percent discount on regular-priced items in all SM branches nationwide, with a minimum receipt of P2,000. This is under its Civil Service Day Sale from September 18 to 20. This may be availed through their #143SM hotline.

“Government workers are required to present their government agency ID or UMID card, and in the case of SM, the SM Advantage Card, to avail of the discounts. Job Order and Contract of Service workers may also avail of the discounts as long as they are able to present their official government agency ID card,” the CSC said.

The agency said the offers are compliant with the Department of Trade and Industry’s guidelines on promos for stand-alone stores and online stores.