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Saturday, September 5, 2020

September 2020 PLE, QAFMP: program, room assignment, safety protocols

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and the Professional Regulatory Board of Medicine announced the programs and health and safety protocols for takers and exam personnel of the September 2020 Physician Licensure Examination (PLE) and Qualifying Assessment for Foreign Medical Professionals (QAFMP). See also the room assignment here once announced.

September 2020 PLE, QAFMP: program, room assignment, safety protocols

PRC recognized the urgent need for physicians during these times of public health emergency, thus the Part II of the March 2020 PLE and the QAFMP shall continue as scheduled.

The Physician board exam will be held in Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga cities on September 20 and 21 (Sunday and Monday).

Meanwhile, PRC will administer QAFMP in Manila on September 19 (Saturday).

September 2020 PLE, QAFMP

September 2020 PLE, QAFMP

Relative to this, the Commission and the Board primarily consider the safety and welfare of all examinees and examination personnel who will be exposed to health risks while participating in the conduct of the continuation of the said examinations, thereby recommending the following health and safety protocols:

1.Observe physical distancing of two (2) meters between examinees. Examinees shall be restricted to their assigned seat.

2. Require wearing of facemask (at least 3-ply surgical mask, preferably N95 mask) and face shield.

3. Require to bring 70% ethyl alcohol for hand disinfection.

4. Submit duly accomplished informed consent (Annex A1) and health declaration (Annex A2) forms with the Notice of Admission (NOA) to the proctor immediately. Find annexes in these links:
5. Follow Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction RT-PCR Testing and Quarantine Protocol.

a. Mandatory on the examinees who fall under the following groups according to Department of Health Memorandum 2020-258A or the Updated Interim Guidelines on Expanded Testing for COVID-19:
  • suspect cases; or
  • individuals with relevant history of travel and exposure (or contact), whether symptomatic or asymptomatic; and
  • health care workers with possible exposure, whether symptomatic or asymptomatic.
The following exposures should have happened two (2) days before or within 14 days from onset of symptoms of a confirmed or probable case:
  • Face-to-face contact with a confirmed case within 1 meter and for more than 15 minutes;
  • Direct physical contact with a confirmed case;
  • Direct care for a patient with probable or confirmed COVID-l9 disease without using proper personal protective equipment.
In this case, the examinee shall be required to submit the results of his/her RT-PCR. Only those with negative results shall be allowed to take the examination.

b. If an examinee does not fall on the above mentioned conditions, he/she (both for PLE and QA-FMP) should undergo a 14-quarantine day period wherein individuals asymptomatic for at least 14 days prior to the scheduled examination dates provided that they have had no close contact exposures to the aforementioned cases shall be allowed to take the exam in the absence of an RT-PCR test. A Certificate of Quarantine or its equivalent signed by the accredited licensed physician or duly authorized local officials should be submitted instead.

c. Examinees coming from other countries should be able to quarantine for at least 2 weeks or provide a negative RT-PCR test result.

6. Bring your own meals (preferably pre-packed meal/snack and drink) to be eaten during breaks, while being in their assigned seats.

a. Windows will be opened to improve ventilation during breaks.

Note: Facemasks will only be removed when taking meals or drinks.

7. No talking and loitering in the hallways or in the examination room.

8. Bring your own ball pens, pencils, and erasers. BORROWING FROM SEATMATE IS NOT ALLOWED TO PREVENT CROSS-CONTAMINATION.

9. Decreasing the queuing time at the entrance gate:

a. Queuing will be staggered as indicated in the NOA.

b. Examinees will be given time slot to queue in front of the gate (indicated in the NOA).
  • Batch 1= 6:00 - 6:35 am
  • Batch 2= 6:30 - 7:00 am
Examinees will be instructed to proceed to the room assignment after screening at the entrance gate.
As soon as the exam is finished, examinees will be instructed to leave the premises through the designated exit gate.

HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS TO BE OBSERVED IN THE TESTING VENUES DURING THE CONDUCT OF THE MARCH 2020 PLE AND QAFMP

1. Foot bath with 10% Chlorine solution.

2. Temperature scan

a. Examinee with temperature of less than or equal to 37.5 degrees Celsius (≤37.5◦C) will be allowed entrance into the testing venue.

b. Examinee with temperature of more than 37.5 degrees Celsius (>37.5◦C) will be referred to the Floor Supervisor who shall refer the concerned examinee to an onsite medical doctor for assessment. Examinee will not be allowed to take the rest of the PLE.

3. Seventy percent (70%) isopropyl or ethyl alcohol rub shall be used for hand disinfection.

4. Hand soap or 70% ethyl or isopropyl alcohol shall be provided in all comfort rooms.

5. Proper observance of social distancing (at least two meters).

6. Thorough cleaning and disinfection of the venue prior and after the examination.

7. During breaks, examinees will be restricted to their assigned seat and windows will be opened for proper ventilation.

ROOM ASSIGNMENT

PRC advised examinees to check and verify school and room assignments at the PRC Official website or through the announcements to be posted at the PRC premises 2-3 working days before the date of examination.

In the July 14 virtual discussion with the House of Representatives, PRBOM said they were studying the specific sites of the examinees of postponed March 2020 PLE.

"What we wanted at this time is for the examinees to write down their intention where they are going to take their exam. NCR is 1,236 examinees for the second part of the exam. We were thinking that for these examinees, we may be able to transfer them to get their exam on their sites [regional]. They are supposed to express it out until July 31," Dr. Clarita C. MaaƱo of the PRC Board of Medicine said.

UPDATES

Check out full details of Resolution No. 17 here. These include the general instructions and reminders.

For further queries and concerns, you may email Licensure Division at licensure.division@prc.gov.ph and licensure.office@prc.gov.ph.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

PRC announces 2020 online oathtaking schedule for new LET passers, Psychometricians, others

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) informs the new passers of various board exams the schedule of online oathtaking (e-oath) the COVID-19 pandemic.

PRC announces 2020 online oathtaking schedule for new LET passers

This includes schedule for passers of licensure exam for teachers (LET), Psychologists and Psychometricians, Master Plumbers, Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists, Customs Brokers and Electrical Engineers.

PRC earlier announced the availability of application system (e-oath), which can be accessed via Licensure Examination and Registration Information System (LERIS).

READ: Step-by-step guide: PRC online oathtaking (e-oath) application system

New Professional Teachers (LET passers) of NCR

Schedule is on September 25, 2020, Friday, 10:00 A.M.

It will be spearheaded by PRC Lucena through Microsoft Teams.

New Psychologists and Psychometricians

Online oathtaking will be on September 15, 2020, Tuesday, 9:00 A.M., which will be spearheaded by PRC Tuguegarao through Microsoft Teams.

New passers are reminded that only the first 250 online applicants will be accommodated and those who will not be able to get a slot are advised to wait for the next online oathtaking schedule which will be posted in the PRC official website and social media accounts.

New Master Plumbers

Online oathtaking will be on September 18, 2020, Friday, 1:30 P.M., which will be spearheaded by PRC Lucena through Microsoft Teams.

Only the first 250 online applicants will be accommodated and those who will not be able to get a slot are advised to wait for the next online oathtaking schedule which will be posted in the PRC official website and social media accounts.

New Customs Brokers

Online oathtaking will be on September 10, 2020, Thursday, 10:00 A.M., which will be spearheaded by PRC Davao through Microsoft Teams.

New Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists

Conduct of online oathtaking will be on September 3, 2020, Thursday, 1:00 P.M., through Microsoft Teams.

New Professional Electrical Engineers

Conduct of online oathtaking will be on August 28, 2020, 2:00 PM through Microsoft Teams.

INSTRUCTIONS

Inductees shall wear a formal or business attire and use a white backdrop (white physical or virtual background) throughout the oathtaking ceremony.

Please secure an online appointment schedule at http://online.prc.gov.ph.

Inductees are required to print "OATH OF PROFESSIONAL" form that is downloadable at the PRC Online Services.

Check out online oathtaking registration and ceremony protocols here:


Congratulations to our new professionals!

Sunday, August 9, 2020

October 2020, select November 2020 board exams postponed, rescheduled in 2021

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced Sunday, August 9, the postponement of October 2020 scheduled board exams and select November 2020 licensure exams amid the prevailing threat of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
October 2020, select November 2020 board exams postponed, rescheduled in 2021

In a Facebook post, PRC cited the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in our country that resulted to fear and anxiety to the health and safety of everyone.

The conduct of the following scheduled licensure examinations is hereby POSTPONED:

October 2020
  • Chemical Engineers Licensure Examination (October 2, 3, & 4, 2020)
  • Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Licensure Examination (October 6, 7, & 8, 2020)
  • Metallurgical Engineers Licensure Examination (October 6, 7, & 8, 2020)
  • Certified Public Accountants Licensure Examination (October 10, 11, & 17, 2020)
  • Licensure Examination for Optometrists (written) (October 13, 14, & 15, 2020)
  • Licensure Examination for Optometrists (practical) (October 18, 19, 20, & 21, 2020)
  • Special Certification Examination in Ocular Pharmacology (October 13, 2020)
  • Chemists Licensure Examination (October 20 & 21, 2020)
  • Chemical Technicians Licensure Examination (October 22, 2020)
  • Electronic Engineers Licensure Examination (October 24 & 25, 2020)
  • Electronic Technicians Licensure Examination (October 26, 2020)
  • Geodetic Engineers Licensure Examination (October 28 & 29, 2020)
  • Fisheries Technologists Licensure Examination (October 28 & 29, 2020)
November 2020
  • Customs Brokers Licensure Examination (November 4 & 5, 2020)
  • Agriculturists Licensure Examination (November 10, 11, & 12, 2020)
PRC said these licensure examinations will be rescheduled in 2021.

"The examinees are advised to check the PRC official website and social media accounts for important updates," PRC said.

Takers of the following examinations scheduled in November 2020 will have to wait for further assessment and possible postponement of exams:

  • Midwives (November 7 & 8)
  • Civil Engineers (November 14 & 15)
  • Aeronautical Engineers (November 17, 18 &19)
  • Geologists (November 17, 18 & 19)
  • Nurses (November 21 & 22)
  • Criminologists (November 28, 29 & 30)

Recently, PRC discussed the issues and gave recommendations for the conduct of remaining tests this year.

PRC Chairman Teofilo Pilando Jr. emphasized the following issues:
  • availability of the examination venues
  • exam personnel
  • ever changing dynamic changes in the situation as defined by IATF
“The Commission and the Boards made some recommendations, one of which would be prioritization of the small scale examinations for the remaining part of the year, meaning those that would involve 1,000 more or less examinees,” Pilando said.

READ: PRC bares 2020 board exam plans amid COVID-19 pandemic

Thursday, July 23, 2020

September 2020 board exams postponed, rescheduled in 2021

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced the postponement of the September 2020 scheduled board exams amid the prevailing threat of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
September 2020 board exams postponed, rescheduled in 2021

PRC cited government imposed restrictions and other unforeseeable circumstances because of extended community quarantines.

This is to ensure as well the health and safety of the PRC examinees, Professional Regulatory Boards (PRBs) and examination personnel, the agency said.

The conduct of the following scheduled September 2020 licensure examinations is hereby POSTPONED:
  • Licensure Examination for Foresters (September 1 – 2, 2020)
  • Licensure Examination for Registered Electrical Engineers (September 4 – 5, 2020)
  • Licensure Examination for Registered Master Electricians (September 6, 2020)
  • Librarians Licensure Examination (September 8 – 9, 2020)
  • Licensure Examination for Respiratory Therapists (September 15 – 16, 2020)
  • Licensure Examination for Professional Teachers (September 27, 2020)
  • Agricultural and Biosystems Engineeers Licensure Examination (September 29 – 30, 2020)
SEE ALSO: PRC plans to reschedule September 2020 PLE Physician board exam

PRC said these licensure examinations will be rescheduled in 2021.

"Examinees are advised to check the PRC official website and social media accounts for important updates," PRC added.

Recently, PRC discussed the issues and gave recommendations for the conduct of September 2020 board exams and remaining tests this year.

PRC Chairman Teofilo Pilando Jr. said nine examinations set for September 2020 and emphasized the following issues:
  • availability of the examination venues
  • exam personnel
  • ever changing dynamic changes in the situation as defined by IATF
“The Commission and the Boards made some recommendations, one of which would be prioritization of the small scale examinations for the remaining part of the year, meaning those that would involve 1,000 more or less examinees,” Pilando said.

READ: PRC bares 2020 board exam plans amid COVID-19 pandemic

Thursday, July 2, 2020

RESULT: OWWA Scholarship Exam passers 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Results of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration's (OWWA) Education for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP) and Congressional Migrant Workers Scholarship Program (CMWSP) exam for school year 2020-2021 are released online on Thursday, July 2, 2020.
RESULT: OWWA Scholarship Exam passers 2020

OWWA announced the new set of 400 scholars under EDSP. They bested 4,006 examinees coming from the 17 regions and two Kingdom of Saudi Arabia cities-Riyadh and Al Khobar.

This year, the most number of qualifiers comes from the National Capital Region with a total of 53 scholars.

OWWA similarly welcomes the new batch of scholars under the Congressional Migrant Workers Scholarship Program (CMWSP).

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) conducted the qualifying examination on October 20, 2019 in various testing centers nationwide to identify the top 400 qualifiers who will earn a scholarship slot in the EDSP and slots for the CMWSP.

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The EDSP is a scholarship grant offered to qualified dependents of active OWWA members who intend to pursue a 4 to 5-year baccalaureate course in any preferred colleges or universities with financial assistance of Php 60,000.00 per school year.

Meanwhile, the CMWSP is a program extended to deserving migrant workers and/or their immediate descendants who intend to pursue 4 or 5 year courses in the priority fields in Science and Technology. It was created by virtue of Republic Act 8042, otherwise known as the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995 under section 37, Article lX with an educational assistance is P 60,000.00/year funds from the PCSO.

OWWA Scholarship Exam Qualifiers AY 2020-2021

TOP 400 EDSP examinees

RESULT: OWWA Scholarship Exam passers 2020
RESULT: OWWA Scholarship Exam passers 2020
RESULT: OWWA Scholarship Exam passers 2020

TOP 5 CMWSP examinees

1. SENO, ALOYSIUS GANADEN
2. ACENAS, JHON BRANDON PUNSALAN
3. VALIENTE, CLEVER ANNE PASAMONTE
4. BUDOMO, KIMBERLY ANNE LUMIQUED
5. PASCUA, JACKIE MAE SUMAONG

EDSP Topnotchers

1. Aijin Mozart Dumaual Gatchalian - NCR
2. Don Nicolai Guevarra Salonga - Region 3
3. Francis Glenn Dizon - NCR
4. Miles Patrice Torres Villegas - NCR
5. Adrian Albor Anyayahan - Region 4A

PREVIOUS EXAM

Last year, results were released in more than six (6) months after the exam. Eighty-four of the EDSP grantees came from Region IV-A while the National Capital Region and Region III had 46 each. 20 slots were given for CMWSP.

In the 2017 exams, OWWA also announced results in more than 6 months after the test or on April 24, 2018. Of the 3,249 children of OWWA members who vied for the Undergraduate Scholarship Examination, only 13.85% made it to the top 400 slots enlisted for the EDSP and 50 slots for the CMWSP.

UPDATES

OWWA on June 11 announced that results will be available soon.

April 3, 2020 Update: OWWA said the exam results are not yet endorsed by DOST-SEI. To quote,

Due to the bulk of examinees in 2019 as well as the on-going Enhanced Community Qurantine, the DOST-SEI has not yet endorsed the official result of the said pre-qualifying examination.

Official results from DOST-SEI shall be the basis of the OWWA in releasing the top ranking OWWA examinees (scholarship applicants) to qualify the EDSP and CMWSP for SY 2020-2021.

OWWA shall provide updates once the results of the exam came in from the DOST-SEI.

Monitor this page for the announcement of results. You may also visit the official website of OWWA for more information.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Postponed June, July and August 2020 board exam rescheduled in 2021

MANILA, Philippines - The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced today, June 26, the rescheduling of postponed June, July and August 2020 board exams in the year 2021.
Postponed June, July and August 2020 board exam rescheduled in 2021

The decision came amid the prevailing threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Here is the list of June to August board exams for rescheduling in 2021:
  • Environmental Planners
  • Guidance Counselors
  • Interior Designers
  • Landscape Architects
  • Mining Engineers
  • Nutritionists-Dietitians
  • Psychologists
  • Psychometricians
  • Social Workers
  • Veterinarians
  • Master Plumbers
  • Mechanical Engineers and Certified Plant Mechanics
  • Medical Technologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Sanitary Engineers
PRC mentioned the following reasons on their decision to postpone the exams:
  • government imposed restrictions
  • other unforeseeable circumstances because of extended community quarantines
  • ensure the health and safety of PRC examinees, Professional Regulatory Boards (PRBs) and examination personnel
New dates of postponed board exams

PRC said that the specific dates of the new schedules will be posted on PRC’s website and official social media accounts.

For further queries and concerns, you may email Licensure Division at licensure.office@prc.gov.ph and licensure.division@prc.gov.ph.

Since March, all scheduled licensure exams were postponed as a precautionary measure of the government to prevent spread of deadly COVID-19.

Monday, June 15, 2020

PRC postpones August 2020 scheduled board exams

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced today the postponement/cancellation of August 2020 scheduled board exams due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis.

PRC mentioned the following reasons on their decision to postpone the exams:
  • government imposed restrictions
  • other unforeseeable circumstances because of extended community quarantines
  • ensure the health and safety of PRC examinees, Professional Regulatory Boards (PRBs) and examination personnel

The administration of the following scheduled August 2020 licensure examinations is hereby POSTPONED:
  • Sanitary Engineers Licensure Examination (August 4-6, 2020)
  • Mining Engineers Licensure Examination (August 4-6, 2020)
  • Licensure Examination for Physical and Occupational Therapists (August 8-9, 2020)
  • Licensure Examination for Veterinarians (August 11-13, 2020)
  • Licensure Examination for Nutritionists and Dietitians (August 16-17, 2020)
  • Licensure Examination for Guidance Counselors (August 19-20, 2020)
  • Licensure Examination for Mechanical Engineers and Certified Plant Mechanics (August 22-23, 2020)
  • Social Workers Licensure Examination (August 25-27, 2020)
  • August 30-31, 2020 Medical Technologists Licensure Examination
New dates of postponed August 2020 board exams

PRC said that new schedule of these licensure examinations will be posted on the PRC website and PRC social media accounts.

For further concerns and queries, you may contact the Licensure Office through their email at licensure.office@prc.gov.ph and licensure.division@prc.gov.ph.

June 26 UpdatePostponed June, July and August 2020 board exam rescheduled in 2021

Since March, all scheduled licensure exams were postponed as a precautionary measure of the government to prevent spread of contagious COVID-19.

Just recently, PRC announced new dates of March-June 2020 board exams, which were set from end August to last quarter of the year.

UPDATES

Stay tuned here for more updates on postponed August 2020 board exam.
PRC postpones August 2020 scheduled board exams
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