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PRC Board News Poll Results: 95% agree to repeal CPD Law

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MANILA, Philippines - With an overwhelming total votes of 95-percent, professionals voiced out to repeal implementation of the Continuing Professional Development Act of 2016 or known as the CPD Law.

PRC Board News Poll Results: 95% agree to repeal CPD Law

This came after a House Bill was filed by Representatives Antonio Tinio and France Castro of the ACT Teachers Party-List, Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate of Bayan Muna, and other party-lists solons to help abolish the controversial Republic Act 10912.

READ: Lawmakers formally file a bill to repeal CPD Law

The poll, conducted by PRC Board News on its Facebook page from February 16 to 23, asked its readers: "Do you agree on House Bill No. 7171 seeking to repeal CPD Law implementation?"

The results showed that 9 out of 10 agree to end the CPD Law. The poll was joined by 101,000 Facebook users, who said "Yes. It should be stopped" and 5,600 respondents who said "No. Professionals need it."

The viral poll amassed over 10,000 shares, 2,300 reactions, 2,600 comments and has reached 1.2 million Facebook users.

"Let us hope that this bill gets the attention and traction it deserves. May our representatives do their jobs and make this happen!," a certain Keno Macarayo has commented.

"It is becoming money making for organizations who are providing CPD accreditted lectures. Some lectures are just presenting lectures taken from slide share," Uriel Zarsaga claimed.

Meanwhile, several professionals said the law should be reviewed further and amended.

"This law should not be repealed but must be reviewed and amended to serve its very purpose of maintaining the level of professional fitness of each licensed professional," Facebook user Chris Burgos expressed.

"Professional Growth is a good thing but make it MORE ACCESSIBLE and LESS BURDEN to everyone. If we are really into professional development consider a lot of factors and suggestions from the professionals," a certain Leymarie Tiston added.

PRC: We exercise maximum flexibility in the implementation of CPD

In a statement released on February 5, the Professional Regulation Commission said it exercises maximum flexibility in the implementation of the CPD and has made available for the professionals the Undertaking embedded in the Professional Identification Card (PIC) renewal form, thereby allowing the professional to complete and submit only the CPD units in the next renewal period three years after his/her first renewal under CPD Law.

"Since the implementation of the Continuing Professional Development in July 2017, no professional who applied for the renewal of his/her professional ID has ever been denied by PRC due to incomplete or lacking CPD units," PRC emphasized.

READ: PRC breaks silence on CPD Law issues, spread of fake news

Editor's Note: PRC Board News, though reflects the name of PRC is not directly related to the commission that regulates licenses in the Philippines. This website is the exam results portal of The Summit Express. We are just disseminating news from PRC and analyzing probable release of exam results, history of exams, reliable contents and other articles that surely ease agony on the part of examinees and professionals.

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  2. ibasura na ang CPD!! Ginagatasan nyo lang kaming mga professional. Mahiya naman kayo!!

  3. CPD is not helpful..di ko nga napakinabangan ang tinapos ko, and i know a lot of professionals nagtiis and even work as laborer, saleslady, etc. Why not look into opportunities to professionals? Pinaghirapan nmin yan matapos ang courses namin,pati ba nmn pagrenew ng license pahirapan din? Pambihira kau..Just saying, nkakairita kc eh,

  4. Please tanggalin na poh CPD.
    4 years pinaghirapan na makatapos nang nursing. Plus board exam! review na halos nasa 18-20+ thousand ang nagastos makapasa lang sa NLE. Pahirapan pa makahanap trabaho na may maayos na sahod. Alam niyo naman cguro magkano offer sa nurse dibah dito sa Pinas. 8k ang basic na offer sakin! Iba samin nasa ibang field nang trabaho dahil ang baba nang sahod sa nurses para makaipon lang tapos gagastos pa dyan sa CPD nayan? ? Alam niyo naman cguro na may training with exam before mahire and lagi may seminar/updates sa hospitals for their staff. May PRC Id bayang c Trillanes? Kasi parang di niya inisip na pahirapan magrenew nang ID pag may CPD. Hay nako...nakita ko sa guidelines sa CPD posted nang isang RN 45 units requirements.. 2 units per seminar. Kelanga gumastos para mag masters or PhD to get higher points.. nakakairita!

  5. Yes please repeal CPD law it became a fast money making of CPD providers. Here is an example a certain CPD provider charged us 600 i think per head excluding other charges like seminar fee, meal, snacks etc for a topic we can all get from the internet but we paid for it because of the 6.5 units it provides. The cpd provider bagged more than 200k for the whole day seminar imagine that.

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  6. Sana nga po wala n yang CPD law na yan. 7pts p lang ako, this Nov na renewal ko. Matatanggal po b ako sa listahan ng professionals? Nagpakahirap k mag-aral tapos d k makapagrenew kasi d mo alam kung saan k hahagilap ng magka-conduct ng CPD seminars. Nakakalungkot isipin.

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  8. I agree na i abolish ang cpd law, indi naman lahat ng nagtapos eh un ang nagiging trabaho, kelangan pang mag absent to attend at gumastos ng malaki para sa pagbabayad ng seminars/ training, laking pahirap samin. May mas marami pang dapat i priority kesa ang cpd units for renewal of license.

  9. Kahit pa umattend ang mga professionals ng mga trainings pero indi naman un ang aming trabaho, useless lang ang cpd na yan. All we need is jsut to renew our license without cpd units just like before.

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