COUNCIL FOR THE RESTORATION OF FILIPINO VALUES (CRFV)
Civil Service Commission Accredited Learning and Development Institute
“Whatever you do is a reflection of you” so they say. A man only produces what he is or what is already inside him. Excellence is a lifestyle, and if there is none in a person, hardly will he produce excellent results in whatever endeavor he does.
Excellence is defined by Oxford Dictionary as the quality of being outstanding or extremely good. It does not mean perfection but simply the result of pursuing perfection. As Vince Lombardi said, “Perfection is not attainable but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.” From this point of view, excellence is being the best at doing something, a valuable characteristic that distinct men and women possess.
How can excellence be shown in a society where standards are already set and creativity is seldom encouraged? With the prevailing and widespread corruption in the public and private sector, is excellence still possible to attain? Though temptations surround every personnel in a lot of public and private institutions, excellence can be achieved if there is will and desire to attain it. It is just a matter of character and attitude. As Ralph Marston said, “Excellence is not a skill. It’s an attitude.” Confucius also supports the idea. He said, “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential…these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” The Civil Service Commission believes the same; thus, excellence is identified as one of the core values all civil servants must possess.
The Filipino people deserve the best. People expect highly from public servants as positions in the government are regarded with honor. Possessing excellence means there will be no haphazard work among the officials and employees, and all government transactions and projects will be praiseworthy. Infrastructures will be finished and completed on time, every output has a taste of class, and materials are of superb quality. With excellence as the end goal, public servants will no longer settle for less than the best or render substandard compliance to projects.
We dream of a day when all people, especially the public officials and employees as models, live with the highest standard of excellence. We dream of a generation who would give their best in building the physical and moral infrastructures that would last for a lifetime, putting in mind the sake of the next generations who will be proud of what their forefathers have started. To achieve this, we must put into remembrance, “Whatever we do, let’s work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a
harvest if we do not give up.”
“𝔉𝔦𝔫𝔞𝔩𝔩𝔶, 𝔟𝔢𝔩𝔦𝔢𝔳𝔢𝔯𝔰, 𝔴𝔥𝔞𝔱𝔢𝔳𝔢𝔯 𝔦𝔰 𝔱𝔯𝔲𝔢, 𝔴𝔥𝔞𝔱𝔢𝔳𝔢𝔯 𝔦𝔰 𝔥𝔬𝔫𝔬𝔯𝔞𝔟𝔩𝔢 𝔞𝔫𝔡 𝔴𝔬𝔯𝔱𝔥𝔶 𝔬𝔣 𝔯𝔢𝔰𝔭𝔢𝔠𝔱, 𝔴𝔥𝔞𝔱𝔢𝔳𝔢𝔯 𝔦𝔰 𝔯𝔦𝔤𝔥𝔱 𝔞𝔫𝔡 𝔠𝔬𝔫𝔣𝔦𝔯𝔪𝔢𝔡 𝔟𝔶 𝔊𝔬𝔡’𝔰 𝔴𝔬𝔯𝔡, 𝔴𝔥𝔞𝔱𝔢𝔳𝔢𝔯 𝔦𝔰 𝔭𝔲𝔯𝔢 𝔞𝔫𝔡 𝔴𝔥𝔬𝔩𝔢𝔰𝔬𝔪𝔢, 𝔴𝔥𝔞𝔱𝔢𝔳𝔢𝔯 𝔦𝔰 𝔩𝔬𝔳𝔢𝔩𝔶 𝔞𝔫𝔡 𝔟𝔯𝔦𝔫𝔤𝔰 𝔭𝔢𝔞𝔠𝔢, 𝔴𝔥𝔞𝔱𝔢𝔳𝔢𝔯 𝔦𝔰 𝔞𝔡𝔪𝔦𝔯𝔞𝔟𝔩𝔢 𝔞𝔫𝔡 𝔬𝔣 𝔤𝔬𝔬𝔡 𝔯𝔢𝔭𝔲𝔱𝔢; 𝔦𝔣 𝔱𝔥𝔢𝔯𝔢 𝔦𝔰 𝔞𝔫𝔶 𝔢𝔵𝔠𝔢𝔩𝔩𝔢𝔫𝔠𝔢, 𝔦𝔣 𝔱𝔥𝔢𝔯𝔢 𝔦𝔰 𝔞𝔫𝔶𝔱𝔥𝔦𝔫𝔤 𝔴𝔬𝔯𝔱𝔥𝔶 𝔬𝔣 𝔭𝔯𝔞𝔦𝔰𝔢, 𝔱𝔥𝔦𝔫𝔨 𝔠𝔬𝔫𝔱𝔦𝔫𝔲𝔞𝔩𝔩𝔶 𝔬𝔫 𝔱𝔥𝔢𝔰𝔢 𝔱𝔥𝔦𝔫𝔤𝔰 [𝔠𝔢𝔫𝔱𝔢𝔯 𝔶𝔬𝔲𝔯 𝔪𝔦𝔫𝔡 𝔬𝔫 𝔱𝔥𝔢𝔪, 𝔞𝔫𝔡 𝔦𝔪𝔭𝔩𝔞𝔫𝔱 𝔱𝔥𝔢𝔪 𝔦𝔫 𝔶𝔬𝔲𝔯 𝔥𝔢𝔞𝔯𝔱].
Excellence is a talent or quality which is unusually good and surpasses ordinary standards. It is both a driving force and a culture to be manifested as our lifestyle. It must be deeply embedded as a mindset that will consequently promote a higher standard in our ways for others to imitate – these standards of excellence are those that are sound and impeccable. On the other hand, excellence implies a determined extraordinary quality of thoughts, words and actions. In this way, quality is continually generated. Excellence is not just a by-word or an ordinary value but it is a spirit. As it was mentioned in the scriptures, "Then this Daniel distinguished himself above the governors and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king gave thought to setting him over the whole realm.” Being good isn't sufficient and enough; we need to surpass expectations and incessantly raise the bar for brilliance and distinction.
One of the keys to dismantle restlessness, alleviate dissatisfactions and pacify complaints is the noticeable practice of excellence in all that we do during these challenging times. Excellence is demanded from everyone who has been bestowed with power and authority. It is to be lived and espoused by every high ranking official, rank and file government employees, and ordinary citizens. Due to some thoughts of survival and instinct, many have clamored for answers from others who lost track of sound perspective.
Now, for us who knew and understood, excellence is about contributing our best to the world. We are to uplift others from hopelessness during fiery trials. While doing so, we evoke others to do the same. We model to them the way to understanding our strategic position and how to impress our mark in our areas of influence as ordained by God. From here we can further say that excellence will result to honorable partnership with others as we move together towards our goal common goal of recovery and restoration. As we work to make this world a better place, exemplifying a life of excellence, we will then heal as one (#WeHealAsOne). COVID is not our future or God’s plan for us, we have a destiny and it is in Him and His victorious plans.
Therefore, we have to center our thoughts on excellence and implant it in our hearts. We are to excel in mind, faith, words and actions As we live an exemplary life, we create a pathway for success and fulfillment not only for us but for everyone else. (CRFV)
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CRFV was recently appointed as the implementing Civil Society Organization of the Values Restoration Program (Civil Service Commission Announcement No. 40 s. 2013) empowering the organization to deliver its advocacy to all Constitutional Bodies, Departments, Bureaus and National Government Agencies (NGAs); Local Government Units (LGUs); Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCCs) with original charters; and State Universities and Colleges (SUCs).
There is a nationwide launching and discussion of a common value each week.
The Council for the Restoration of Filipino Values (CRFV) is a non-government organization (NGO) dedicated to the effort in transforming the Filipino public servant and the local government leadership to subscribe to the Code of Ethics and Values that shall provide our nation, the Philippines, with righteous, incorruptible, and sincere service towards a graft free society through the help and guidance of the word of GOD consistent to the exemplary life of our Lord Jesus Christ.