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A mall chain and a theme park are offering discounts to government employees in mid-September as part of the 114th Philippine Civil Service anniversary.

The Civil Service Commission said government employees who have official government IDs may avail of discounts at SM department stores and the Manila Ocean Park.

In a post on its website, the CSC said the Manila Ocean Park offers two discount tour packages.

On the other hand, SM will hold six days of back-to-back special sales for government workers in SM Department Stores nationwide from Sept. 15 to 17.

SM will also offer discounts for government workers in its Supermarket and Hypermarket stores Sept. 19 to 21.

But government workers who want to avail of this should show their government IDs and SM Advantage or Prestige Card, or BDO Rewards Card.

Earlier, the Light Rail Transit Authority said government workers may avail of free rides on the Light and Metro Rail Transit systems on September 19.

The LRTA said free rides for government employees on Sept. 19 will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

LRT-1 links Roosevelt in Quezon City to Baclaran while LRT-2 links Recto in Manila to Santolan. MRT-3 links North Avenue in Quezon City to Taft Avenue in Pasay City via Epifanio delos Santos Avenue.

The CSC, in Memorandum Circular 06, had set several activities to mark the anniversary of the Philippine civil service. These include:

– display of anniversary banner in all government offices
– R.A.C.E. to Serve fun run at SM Mall of Asia grounds Sept. 6
– Honor Awards Program rites for the presidential Lingkod Bayan, Dangal ng Bayan, and CSC Pagasa Awardees in Malacañang
– Government choral competition at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on Sept. 30
– special treats for government employees

Joel Locsin /LBG, GMA News

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