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Professionals need not spend to comply with CPD — PRC

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By Samuel Medenilla
The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) said professionals could comply with the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirement without spending a single peso through their employers.

 

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PRC officer-in-charge (OIC) Standards and Inspection Division Maria Liza Hernandez said company seminars could provide CPD units to professionals if their employers get the necessary accreditation from PRC.
“The company will only have to pay P5,000 for the accreditation which is good for three years. Then their human resources could apply each of their (seminar) programs for P1,000,” Hernandez explained.
“Once the companies becomes accredited, all of their professionals could get the CPD units at no cost by attending company seminars,” she added.
On Monday, PRC also released a circular allowing government agencies to register as CPD providers for free.
Hernandez said the aforementioned measures are pursuant to the provisions of  Republic Act No. 10912 of the CPD Law, which states that all private and government, are required to include CPD as part of their human resource development program.
Aside from attending seminars, she also explained professionals could get the CPD units through academic means like getting a postgraduate degrees or through other activities related to their professions like becoming a source person or doing socio-civic activities.
For such activities, she said professionals would only have to shell out P1,000 to convert the said activities to CPD units.
“If they will go through this track, then they don’t have to attend seminars anymore,” Hernandez said.
PRC issued the statement after a group professional started an online signature petition at Change.org to call on PRC to review the implementation of the CPD program.
As of yesterday, around 49,000 professional have signed the petition to change the guidelines of the CPD program since they claim it forces them to attend costly seminars from accredited CPD providers in exchange for CPD units.
Under the CPD Law, all professionals are required to obtain the necessary CPD units as prescribed by their respective professional regulatory boards (PRB) to renew their professional Identification Cards.

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    Roy Adrian Cornel

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    Eh papano po ung mga OFW na walang access to comply with the CPD requirements.

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      Jeffrey Flores

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      base po sa information n nalaman ko pwede po iwave yung cpd req .. pwede po kayu mag file ng affidavit of undetaking papanotaryuhan po iyun den makakapag renew na po kayu den sa next renew po ninyu ma dodoble n yung unit na kaylangan

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    oscusn

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    But, did you see the application process. Most companies do not have the expertise to provide the required resources to comply.

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    Ros Feliciano

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    Quote “PRC officer-in-charge (OIC) Standards and Inspection Division Maria Liza Hernandez said company seminars could provide CPD units to professionals if their employers get the necessary accreditation from PRC.” Will employers overseas care to exert efforts to apply for accreditation from our PRC? No way! We will not expect that they will do such a thing. There are thousands of other nationalities out there that can replace our professionals especially in the engineering discipline as there are thousands of Indian nationals who are searching for works. Why I say this thing? It is because of my long experience working as OFW from 1974 up to now 2017 that I have been exposed to many countries where Indian nationals are in greater number than us and fluent in the English language; not us and because some of us (not all) cannot express well in the English language even under difficulties or we may say “driven against the wall” and cannot complain because as I say cannot explain well, and so will just keep doing the assigned tasks, where upon our own kinds back home think that we are hard workers. Not me because I reason out when I am maltreated by the management. This PRC requirement is a thorn in the neck of every Filipino professional.

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    Dutertard

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    Panu po ung mga GRO at babaeng Night Club sa Bar??? hinihingan din sila ng license sa city hall para makapag trabaho sa night cllub at umaabot ng 20K ung lahat ng gastos… ung nakausap ko single mom.. wla nmn ibang skills na alam kundi ibandera puK! nya sa bar sa pag sasayaaw ng hubot hubad.. kaya nga siya nagtrabaho sa ganun kc wla cya pera tapos aabot ng 20K sa lisencya?? anu anu ung kelangan??? hinihingan sila ng complete physical checkup.. papsmear.. HIV test, psychological test, SSS, Pilhealth pagibig, TIN number, brgy clearance, police clearance, NBI, tapos kelangan may OJT kpa at natikman ng pulis, na devirginize ng pulis o di kaya ginagalaw ng pulis.. tapos ung kawawang GRO pa magbabayad sa pulis para tikman cya… 20K lahat aabutin.. cnasadya yata ito ng gobyernong Duterte.. para nga nmn maging desperado at wag na magtrabaho mga tao… para magutom sila.. at pag gutom na sila kakapit sila sa druga.. at pag pusher na sila.. may dahilan na ang gobyernong DUterte para patayin sila… puro patayan lng pala alama ng gobyernong DUterte.. lech3!

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      kamote

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      dba ung idol mo na si Trililing ang gumawa nyang batas nyan at bago lumayas si kalbo pinirmahan nya yan, tapos kasalanan pla ni duterte?

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        Dutertard

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        uu nmn.. tang@ ba si DUterte??a alam nyang mali tapos iimplement pa nya?? hnd kb nag iisip?? gungg0ng

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    Alberto Arenavlas

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    Abolish CPD Now! Any Senator could sponsor to abolish RA 10912?

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    Georg Simon Ohm

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    Tangina nyo PRC at CONGRESS, demonyo kayo. TANGGALIN NA YANG CPD.

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    Weng Caunan

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    Solusyon ba ito o dagdag sakit ulo?!? Di nyo ba naisip na imbes na magspend ang kumpanya sa pagpapa accredit sa PRC e ibigay na lang sa mangagawa bilang benepisyo. Ang kumpanya magpapa aacredit sa inyo?!?! Helloer PRC! Baket?!?! Lahat ba ng empleyado nya professionals, paano kung wala pa sa sampung porsyento ito?!?! Sa tingin nyo magiging concern sila o concern nila yun?!? Di ba kayo may mga Board Member kada profession. Di naman sila magiging Board Member ng di sila Doctorate degree, Masteral degree man lang, may kakayanan silang maging spoke person sa kanya-kanyang larangan. Baket hindi kayo mismo PRC ang mag offer ng libreng Seminar, Updates, Symposium! Imposible naman pro bono lang yang mga posisyon nyo. Binabayaran kayo dyan, baket hindi kayo mismo ang kumilos at tumulong sa mga propesyunal ng bansa?!? O baka kayo mismo kelangan nyo ng mag update?!? Tignan nyo ha!?! Kayo ang implementing body ng batas na to. Dapat kayo mismo may solusyon para sa Continuing Education or Continuing Professional Development. Galing sa PRC Board ang spokeperson, ang venue sa facility ng Gobyerno don tayo magdaos at magdagdag ng kaalaman para wala na tayong bayaran o iaccredit pa. Hindi yung ipapasa nyo pa sa iba lalo na sa mga kumpanya na mismong sahod o pagtaas ng sahod ng mga empleyado e problema na!?! Helloer PRC act like a professional gamitin ang isip para makatulong sa mga Pinoy! Hindi yung solusyon na kokolekta na naman kayo ng pera sa mga kapwa nyo na dapat pinaglilingkuran nyo ng buong puso at walang pag aatubili! Hoy Gising! Kilos ng Naaayon sa kapakanan ng lahat!

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      Poisonous

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      Actually.. iyan ang hindi nila nakita… dahil maraming kompanya ngayon ang nagtitipid kaya kumukuha sila kahit hindi mga professionals… at nangyayari ito sa buong bansang Pilipinas… at wala namang monitoring na ginagawa ang gobyerno sa ganitong mga situasyon.. dahil kahit mga Consultants na supposedly ay professionals lahat at humawahak ng mga government projects ay employed with non-professionals or PRC license and yet they are calling themselves engineers…

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    Weng Caunan

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    Ito pa isang nakakatawa sa solusyon mo Madam PRC-OIC. Ang alam ko sa socio civic activity ay nagbigay o naglaan ka ng kakayanan mo bilang propesyunal na libre at walang bayad. Tapos para maconvert ito sa CPD units magbabayad sa ahensya nyo!?! Ano kayo hunghang! O sadyang mukha lang kayong pera! Daig nyo pa nag taxi lahat ng kilos demetro!

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    Michael Gallardo

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    but still there are money involve .. “For such activities, she said professionals would only have to shell out P1,000 to convert the said activities to CPD units.”
    ~eh d ganun dn binili mo dn yung CPD mo ..

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    Concerned Citizen

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    hindi yata nasagot ang tanong about sa OFW na hindi maka comply ng CPD

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    lurker

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    kalokohan! nag socio civic activity ka na nga tapos magbabayad ka pa 1k pra lng ma convert to cpd points! best solution to the problem: governemnt with supervision of PRC should provide free and regular seminars with cpd points for all professionals, not only for those employed by the governemnt but for the private, freelancers and unemployed whose willing to renew their hard earned professional license!!!

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    Francisco C. Rivas

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    As per the above news, below is a part of it that need to be clarified.

    “Aside from attending seminars, she also explained professionals could get the CPD units through academic means like getting a postgraduate degrees or through other activities related to their professions like becoming a source person or doing socio-civic activities.
    For such activities, she said professionals would only have to shell out P1,000 to convert the said activities to CPD units.
    “If they will go through this track, then they don’t have to attend seminars anymore,” Hernandez said.””

    How much CPD points will be equivalent to one activity then? Is it by the number of hours as 1 hr = 1 CPD point, then if I need to have 45 CPD points then I have to shell out like P45,000! Very expensive at time consuming pa rin.

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      Rz Lyn

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      Per application po yung bayad. Hndi per certificate

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      Ryan SC

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      Kung mag eenroll ka for academe or post grad..ganun din magbabayad ka pa rin….then oras at pamasahe pa going to schools..pano nakatipid dun?

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        Roselyn Caraga Simbajon

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        @T|Ryan SC tapos they need your diploma talaga, hindi lang basta units.

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      Roselyn Caraga Simbajon

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      di po base sa number of hours ng seminar/conference yung points na ibibgay. Like what I experienced, I attended a 3-day seminar hoping na malaki ang points na maibibgay then at the end, 8 points lang nakuha ko dahil depende daaw po yun sa topic.

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    Georg Simon Ohm

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    Pano yung mga SELF EMPLOYED??? Tangna nyo talaga.

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    Georg Simon Ohm

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    Tangna nyo, bakit kami gagawa ng socio activity, may kasalanan ba kaming ginawa? Puro kayo bugok.

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    ENGR

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    Fu#$%^&* Nuts
    As long as hindi gov’t ang magprovide ang mga seminar/trainings, Hindi parin ako pabor sa CPD na yan.
    Tang*na, magbabayad ka sa seminar pero hindi ka pa sure sa number of CPD points na macredit sayo.
    Kasi nga hilaw na hilaw pa hinahain na.
    Professionals na po mga yan.
    at Professionals po kami.
    Hindi nyo na kami kailangan i-Spoon-feed para i-angat ang nalalaman namin.
    we can join organizations that we know both can benefit.

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    MAR

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    Let the accredited organization of each profession approved programs for CPD and be the ones to give corresponding points. Anyways, they are the once who are authority to their profession and knows what’s best for their members. The only thing PRC should do is to acknowledge certification from these organizations that their member complied. Dami dami kasing tse tse buretse application for CPD. Gusto lang ata magkapera. So fed up with government rules na napakalack of trust. Para ke pa na nag accredite kayo ng org.

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    Harry King

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    paano po mag pa accredit ang company? process please. thank you :)

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    Romy Pico

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    First of all, I am not a communist, but I i partly understand the part they are fighting for. I do not condone
    to their desire to take over the legitimate government and certainly, I do not condone to their means
    to achieve their ends.
    Reminder lang po: “OPPRESSION BREEDS REBELLION” CPD’s means, is certainly, NOT THE WAY TO GO ABOUT IT.
    Reminder again: You will have 500,000 professionals rebelling against you who are far more creative and potent. Give this more time, consult those who will be affected the most and those who will be involved. This is way too ONE SIDED. Make this MAKATAO to all, not just for those who will “FINANCIALLY GAIN and BENEFIT the most. Buti na lang hindi kasama nurses, eh madalas pa naman kayong maospital.

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    Romy Pico

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    BAkit po ba may mga nagrereklamo? Major-major, Pera na po kasi involved, pera namin na pinagpaguran ng pawis, dugo at gawa. Ano pa po ba gusto nyo bukod sa professional tax, income tax, VAT at sin taxes “kuno”, ngayon naman “CPD tax” na aabot sa mahigit pa sa doble na inaambag sa gobyerno?

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