Professionals may shop, get IDs at same time



Filipino professionals may now renew their Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) identification cards at the malls.

“They may file their applications for ID renewal and claim the IDs at the malls, at their own time and at their own convenience, sans the hassle of long queues,” said Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz during Friday’s simultaneous opening of the PRC ID Renewal Centers in 13 malls in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.

Baldoz said the project was a public-private partnership between SM Mart Inc. and the Bureau of Treasury.

The 13 PRC ID Renewal Centers are located in the SM Mall of Asia, SM Novaliches, SM Marikina, SM Masinag, SM Manila, SM Quiapo, SM Harrison Plaza, SM Sta. Mesa and SM Sucat, and in the four SM malls in Bacoor and Dasmariñas, Cavite;  Calamba, Laguna, and Lipa City, Batangas.

“The Department of Labor and Employment and all its offices, including the PRC, have always been looking for ways to improve their services to the public. Now with the PRC’s ID renewal system at the malls, Filipino professionals can renew their PR IDs without having to wait in long queues,” said Baldoz.

“Under this public-private partnership, the PRC is extending its services even during weekends and after government office hours, making things easier for busy Filipino professionals,” she added.

The renewal centers are open seven days a week during mall hours, said PRC chairperson Teresita Manzala.

After submitting  an ID application renewal, the PRC ID should be available after seven working days.

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  • judy gabas

    bakit wala dito sa visayas?

  • JEO

    ito talaga government natin oh..pag may ipa-impliment na bagong pamaraan unahin talaga ang Luzon or Manila..from Development to benefits or opportunities they always come first while Visayas and Mindanao will have to wait and mostly wait for nothing or less! Look at manila or Luzon, they have a lot of train networks but in Cebu City for example which a vibrant City also don’t have anything but the unfriendly, outdated,unsafe or unpleasant jeepneys! except inside at SM Cebu there is a train for the kids. The government must remember all parts in Philippines are paying taxes too not just in Luzon or worst manila which become a messy city.

    • kittyguard

      Ask the Garcia’s and the Osmenas’

  • Jun Go

    bakit hindi sa kabuuan ng pilipinas na may mga malls, tsaka bakit sm lang?

    you call this public-service? ‘comon, makikinabang lang nyan sm.  is the givernment now promoting sm more than their efficiency of service?

    • popeyee

      O di wag kang mag renew sa SM, as simple as that..

    • kittyguard

       sm manila, sm quiapo; wow! prc is in morayta!

  • ulimos

    Wow. ” the PRC ID should be available after 7 working days.”  I just renewed my PRC ID in Lucena City and the staff told me to call after 2 months at baka available na ang ID ko…hehehehe

  • Elmer Mercado

    Ok ol right yan. Approved sa akin yan. Kailan naman ang Opening the PRC ID Renewal dito sa SM Pampanga, SM San Fernando at SM Clark? Para maka-titipid naman kami sa pasahe o diesel.

  • Ronald Duro

    Hi just want to ask if I will renew my PRC ID is it a requirements to pay also the PSME organizations in the Philippines? since before I pay the organization I don,t ever heard any good news with the organization where is the fund ? and what they are doing since its not my business anymore. Just wanna know how much i will pay for the renewal and any penalties for late renewal. For the PRC or govt official be fair to all Filipino citizen if your going to change system wise of the organizations kindly also include Visayas and Mindanao area this two area are not Foreign or different country, this is like not a good habit that Govt have done. I agree previous comments all Filipino Citizens payed tax voted for those Govt official cited on the office of Congress. Govt official have their vote in all entire region why they are not implemented in Province area is there an favoritism? Ohhh common this is old culture from the Spanish..we are now in nano technology…..

    • AJ

      dapat di ka bigyan ng PRC ID kasi pa english english ka pa baloktot naman!

      • kittyguard

         at least he tried!

  • OverseasFilipinoContractWorker

    nakanampota… paano naman ang mga OFW?

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