- House Bill No. 7171 has been filed in the House of Representatives to repeal the CPD Act
- They called the CPD Act an “unnecessary law” since there are existing several laws, regulations and various professions’ code of conduct and charters
- The PRC released a statement that they exercise “maximum flexibility” in the implementation of CPD
A group of representatives from various party-lists, including ACT Teachers Party-List and Kabataan Party-List submitted House Bill No. 7171 in the House of Representatives to help repeal the Continuing Professional Development Act of 2016.
In a statement on their Facebook page, Representatives Antonio Tinio and France Castro of the ACT Teachers Party-List, called the CPD a means of profiteering by foreign corporations. They said, “It is geared to benefit foreign corporations—not the professionals themselves nor the Philippine economy, aside from imposing multiple financial, logistical, and psychological burdens on teachers and other professionals.”
The solons added, “This government should no longer inconvenience our professionals in the name of business and foreign interests. We strongly urge the House of Representatives and the Senate to immediately hear and pass House Bill No. 7171 to repeal the CPD Act of 2016.”
The Representatives also outlined how burdensome and costly the earning of CPD units have been to professionals.
They called the CPD Law as an “unnecessary law” since there are already existing laws and regulations, including professionals charters, codes of conduct that are “sufficient to regulate the practice of these professions.”
The Professional Regulations Commission released an official statement early this February that they exercise “maximum flexibility on the implementation of the CPD.” They stated that “no professional who applied for the renewal of his/her professional ID has ever been denied by PRC due to incomplete or lacking CPD units.”