Professional Regulation Commission has always been important to the Filipino professionals both local workers and OFWs. Its purpose is to support Filipino professionals towards technical proficiency and civic responsibility in the service of the nation.
PRC training scam
The PRC is a three-man commission attached to the Department of Labor and Employment. But as time passes the PRC becomes less and less useful. The goal to have the professionals to undergo training and continuing education through seminars are praiseworthy but has failed to implement it correctly. Taking into account the situation of professionals, particularly OFWs leading it to some people calling it “training scam”.
Stop the program
Two lawmakers Reps. Neil Abayon of Aangat Tayo and Bernadette Herrera-Dy of Bagong Henerasyon recommend to President Duterte to stop the program. They said the PRC keep ignoring the complaints of professionals. This lead to Reps. Neil Abayon and Bernadette Herrera-Dy to address their concerns to the President.
“Mr. President, please suspend this broken program indefinitely for the sake of Filipino professionals here and abroad, including tens of thousands of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs),” Reps. Neil Abayon said.
PRC training a business
Moreover, Abayon said that PRC has lost its purpose and become a profitable business to some.
“There are entities and people out there who charge tens of thousands of pesos for training. Given current difficult economic times, how can our professionals cope with that? There are even some event organizers who are of dubious character, yet they flourish,” he said.
Labor Undersecretary Jacinto Paras, head of the cluster overseeing PRC, said he would summon PRC Chairman Teofilo Pilando Jr. and Commissioners Yolanda Reyes and Jose Cueto Jr. to shed light on the allegations.
“I assure the members of Congress that I will immediately conduct an investigation on the alleged training scam at PRC,” Paras told The Manila Times.
“I will invite Chairman Pilando and the two Commissioners of PRC to shed light on these training being conducted which are taken advantage of by corrupt, unscrupulous and scheming individuals.”
Labor Undersecretary Jacinto said he would stop the continuing professional training program of PRC if justified.
They should also abolish the CPD points as a requirement for renewing PRC ID or fix the system before its implementation.