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Volume: 119  ,  Issue: 1 , February    Published Date: 16 February 2023
Publisher Name: IJRP
Views: 74  ,  Download: 35 , Pages: 56 - 67    
DOI: 10.47119/IJRP1001191220234470


# Author Name
1 Maricar C. Tegero


In 1995, the Civil Service Commission launched “The Great Filipino Workout” program through the issuance of CSC Memorandum Circular No. 6 and it was subsequently reiterated by CSC MC no. 8, series of 2011. It was a physical fitness project in support of the National Fitness and Sports Development Program of the government which aimed at reducing the publics risk of acquiring heart disease. It directed all government agencies to allow reasonable time for regular physical fitness exercises and to include physical fitness exercises in seminars, training programs, and similar events. The study assessed the status of the Great Filipino Workout of government agencies in Tacloban City. Specifically, it aimed to find out the profile of the respondents the status of “The Great Filipino Workout” program the extent of the implementation of the program the level of participation the level of satisfaction the preferred physical fitness activities and suggestions for an improved physical fitness activity. The descriptive design, particularly, the correlational survey method was used with a combination of a researcher-made questionnaire and an adopted questionnaire in the data-gathering process. The data were analyzed using frequencies and percentages, weighted means, t-test and single analysis of variance (ANOVA), and Pearson r for the correlations. A total of 213 government employees in 23 selected government agencies in Tacloban City representing ten percent (10%) of the total population were the respondents of the study. Most agencies did not allocate adequate time for physical fitness activities and had not organized physical fitness activities. Although few agencies had organized physical fitness activities, there was a low level of participation among employees as the participation was voluntary. The level of satisfaction of the respondents with the implementation of “The Great Filipino Workout” translates to a satisfactory level. Most respondents strongly preferred flexibility-enhancing activities, while the preferred activities vii proposed are aerobic exercises, muscle-strengthening activities, and individual or dual sports. It is recommended to design a program of physical fitness activities for government agencies with special consideration to time allocation designation of an officer-in-charge budget allotment suitability of physical fitness activities to the health conditions of employees variation of selected physical fitness activities proper information dissemination of CSC MC no. 8, series of 2011.


  • Great Filipino Workout
  • Government Agencies
  • Workplace
  • Physical Fitness