Senators Villanueva and Cayetano has a message to PRC
PRC – The Professional Regulation Commission was slammed by Senators Joel Villanueva and Pia Cayetano for their lack of concern for examinees due to the cancellation of licensure exams.
This is related to the PRC’s suspension of several professional licensure exams over the past two years. Villanueva specifically mentioned the Board Licensure Examinations for Professional Teachers (BLEPT).
The senator cited that even before the day of the examination, the examinees were already spending a lot of money.
According to him, the examinees spent for the review, excluding the P900 non-refundable application fee paid to the PRC.
He added that they are also required to undergo a 14-day quarantine period, submit a medical certificate, and a negative RT-PCR Test.
He also said that they cannot work because they do not have a license.
He noted that of the 101 scheduled exams this year, only 24 have been conducted.
Meanwhile, Sen. Pia Cayetano expressed support to Villanueva’s statement.
Cayetano said the PRC needs to have “strategic foresight” in conducting licensure exams now that the COVID-19 pandemic persists.
Meanwhile, most of the board exams in 2020 and 2021 were postponed or canceled due to the recurring statistics and variants of COVID-19.
The Professional Regulation Commission is mandated to regulate and supervise the practice of the professionals (except lawyers) who constitute the highly skilled manpower of the country.
As the agency in charge of the professional sector, the PRC plays a strategic role in developing the corps of professionals for industry, commerce, governance, and the economy.
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