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PRC warns public of ‘false news’ on abolition of CPD Law

/ 03:34 PM October 31, 2018

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has warned the public of false news circulating online that the Senate bill seeking to abolish the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Law has been approved.

In a statement on Wednesday, the PRC clarified that Senate Bill No. 2073, an act seeking to repeal the CPD law initiated by Senator Ralph Recto, has been filed only recently and still has to undergo deliberations and other procedures before it could amend the law.

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Republic Act 10912 or the CPD Act authored by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV requires professionals to earn CPD units by taking additional formal and non-formal training for the renewal of their Professional Identification Card every three years. It took effect on July 1, 2017.

Recto, however, raised the need to repeal the law; hence, the filing of Senate Bill No. 2073.

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“Just recently, false news has been circulating in the internet claiming that the Bill has already been approved and the CPD Law has already been repealed/abolished,” PRC said.

“This is to clarify that the above mentioned is a newly filed pending Senate Bill and still has to pass through the required deliberation, including the counterpart measure in the House of Representatives before it could amend an existing law,” it added. /ee

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