CSC defers July 18 civil service exam in 18 testing centers

Published July 12, 2021, 3:49 PM

by Charissa Luci-Atienza 

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has postponed the Career Service Examination-Pen and Paper Test (CSE-PPT) initially scheduled on July 18 in 18 testing centers in selected regions as a precaution against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Civil Service Commission (Manila Bulletin File Photo)

The CSC announced the deferment of the civil service exam “until further notice.”

“The move is made in compliance with health protocols and implementation of strict community quarantines with the surge of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) cases,” it said in a statement on Monday.

The Commission said the CSE-PPT is called off in the following areas:

Region I (Ilocos) with testing centers in San Fernando City, La Union, and Vigan City;

Region VI (Western Visayas) with testing centers in Bacolod City; Kalibo, Aklan; Iloilo City; Jordan, Guimaras; Roxas City; and San Jose, Antique;

Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula) with testing centers in Zamboanga City; Pagadian City; Dipolog City; and Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay;

Region XI (Davao) with testing centers in Davao City; Tagum City; and Mati City; and Region XII with testing centers in Koronadal City; and General Santos City.

The CSC said it also decided to defer the CSE-PPT in Dumaguete City Testing Center since Negros Oriental in Region VII (Central Visayas) has been placed under Extended Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine until July 15.

Meanwhile, the civil service exam in Tagbilaran City and Siquijor in Region VII; and in Bongao, Tawi-tawi in Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) “are to proceed subject to change depending on emerging/evolving COVID-19 situation.”

The CSC urged the examinees to directly call their CSC Regional Offices for more details and for clarification.