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Nurses, criminologists, teachers oversupplied—PRC

By: - Reporter / @jgamilINQ
/ 05:41 PM November 17, 2011

MANILA, Philippines—During the launch of its radio show on Thursday in Malate, Manila, the Professional Regulation Commission gave a rundown on oversupplied and undersupplied licensed professions in the Philippines.

Expectedly, nursing was listed among the professions with an oversupply of practitioners which, surprisingly, also included criminology and teaching.

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Undersupplied professions, meanwhile, spanned from optometry, nutrition and dietetics, guidance counseling, social work, medical technology, pharmacy, librarians, psychology and dentistry, said PRC commissioner Jennifer Jardin-Manalili.

PRC chair Teresita Manzala, meanwhile, said that from 2005 to 2010, there have been increasing examinees for the board exams for criminology, fisheries technology, radiologic technology, nursing, nutrition and dietetics.

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Having decreasing examinees, meanwhile, were dentistry, medical technology, optometry, physical and occupational therapy and mining engineers.

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