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Senate bill to repeal Continuing Professional Dev’t Act filed

/ 11:40 AM October 20, 2022
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MANILA, Philippines — A bill seeking to repeal the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Act of 2016 has been filed in the Senate.

Senator JV Ejercito lodged Senate Bill No. 1162, a copy of which was sent to reporters on Thursday, to repeal the CPD law.

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Under Republic Act No. 10912 or the CPD law, CPD is a mandatory requirement for the renewal of professional identification cards of registered and licensed professionals under the Philippine Regulatory Commission.

“While the CPD Act aims to develop and maintain professional competencies by serving as a gateway in gaining new skills and knowledge in their professions, compliance to the said law does not come cheap, particularly for struggling professionals,” Ejercito’s measure stated.

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Ejercito said the CPD law had caused a “costly burden” on Filipino professionals amid the country’s increasing inflation.

“At this time, when inflation has risen yet again, and Filipinos struggle with soaring food prices, the 2.56 million registered Filipino professionals do not need the additional costly burden of complying with their CPD requirements. Thus, the CPD Act needs to be repealed,” the bill further said.

The country’s inflation is at 6.3 percent in August, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority.

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