Stop PRC train­ing scam, Rody urged

The Philippine Star - - METRO - Jess Diaz

Two law­mak­ers urged Pres­i­dent Duterte to stop the con­tin­u­ing pro­fes­sional train­ing pro­gram of the Pro­fes­sional Reg­u­la­tion Com­mis­sion (PRC), which they said has be­come a scam.

“Mr. Pres­i­dent, please sus­pend this bro­ken pro­gram in­def­i­nitely for the sake of Filipino pro­fes­sion­als here and abroad, in­clud­ing tens of thou­sands of over­seas Filipino work­ers (OFWs),” Reps. Neil Abayon of Aan­gat Tayo and Bernadette Her­rera-Dy of Bagong Hen­erasyon said.

They said the re­quire­ment for pro­fes­sion­als to un­dergo con­tin­u­ing ed­u­ca­tion through sem­i­nars and train­ing is laud­able, but the PRC has failed to im­ple­ment it cor­rectly, tak­ing into ac­count the sit­u­a­tion of pro­fes­sion­als, par­tic­u­larly OFWs.

They said the PRC has been “deaf and blind” to the com­plaints of pro­fes­sion­als, prompt­ing them to ad­dress their con­cerns to the Pres­i­dent.

Abayon said the con­tin­u­ing pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment pro­gram has be­come a big money-mak­ing racket.

“There are en­ti­ties and peo­ple out there who charge tens of thou­sands of pe­sos for train­ing. Given cur­rent dif­fi­cult eco­nomic times, how can our pro­fes­sion­als cope with that? There are even some event or­ga­niz­ers who are of du­bi­ous char­ac­ter, yet they flour­ish,” he said.

He said he is al­most cer­tain that the scam­mers are in ca­hoots with PRC in­sid­ers. –

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