The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Iloilo is full-swing in its service delivery on-the-road again. Implemented as early as January 3 of this year, the three (3) teams alternately travel to various destinations in Region 6.
At the start of the year, “Team 1” spent five (5) days in Bacolod City, from January 3 to 7, to process applications for licensure examinations for Professional Teachers, Physicians, Criminologists, Mechanical Engineers and Certified Plant Mechanic, Real Estate Brokers and Midwives. Considering the enormity of clientele in Negros Occidental, “Team 2” revisited Bacolod City on February 15-17 to process applications for various transactions: licensure examinations; renewal of professional identification card (PIC); initial registration; and requests for certification of passing, report of rating and of good standing; license verification and validation; and authentication of PIC, Certificate of Registration or Board Certificate; and Report of Rating.
“Team 3”, on the other hand, spent three (3) days in Roxas City, at the Filamer Christian University (FCU) campus to deliver similar services, though with focus on processing of applications for the PNLE on June 30 and July 1, and Licensure Examination for Teachers or LET on September 30 this year. “Team” will revisit Bacolod City anew on April 18-20, 2012 for the big number of repeaters both in the PNLE and the LET, and deliver the same services in previous visits. Professionals who reside or are currently working in Kalibo, Aklan and other municipalities surrounding it may wait for “Team 2” on May 9 and 10 (and May 11, if need arises) in Kalibo. The venue is still being arranged.
The “PRC-Iloilo On-The-Road Program” was first designed in 2000 as an activity with budget allocation from the Commission to especially assist professional teachers in filing applications for registration without examination in accordance with Republic Act No. 7836, otherwise known as the Philippine Teachers Professionalization Act of 1994. Considering the thrust of empowering Local Government Units (LGUs), and the current program of President Aquino on PPP or the Public-Private-Partnerships, this program continues today in collaboration with LGUs, Accredited Professional Organizations (APOs), and NGOs and other groups, including the PRC-EMC or the PRC-Iloilo Employees’ Multi-purpose Cooperative.
The basic requirements and procedures on the flow of various services are printed and posted on tarpaulin banners/streamers and other forms of printed announcement at the venue. Details on requirements in availing of various services, particularly the documentary requirements may be obtained from the PRC website, prc.gov.ph or thru a text message to cellular phone number 0917 840 7409, and e-mail message sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.