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With the country observing Flag Days from 28 May to 12 June, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) reminded government workers of their duty to respect the Philippine flag as an act of patriotism.

โ€œAs civil servants, we should be living exemplars of patriotism. Not only is it part and parcel of the public nature of our jobs, but also because it is mandated by law,” said CSC Chairperson Karlo Nograles.

“This is why patriotism is one of the core public service values, together with excellence, integrity, and spirituality.โ€

The CSC chief, a lawyer and former member of Congress, was referring to Republic Act No. 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees, in which โ€œNationalism and Patriotismโ€ are included among the eight norms of conduct for public officials and employees.

Chairperson Nograles said that one of the ways government workers can show patriotism is by respecting the Philippine flag and what it represents.

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