(UPDATED) MANILA – Good news to all professionals! An act repealing the CPD Law was pushed in the Senate.
Senate Bill No. 2073 known as an “Act Repealing Republic Act No. 10912,Otherwise Known as the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Act of 2016,” has been filed in the Senate courtesy of Sen. Ralph Recto.
The passage of the law will repeal all other laws, executive orders, resolutions, rules and regulations and other issuances pertaining to RA 10912. The act, once approved, shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in the Official Gazette or in at least two (2) newspapers of general circulation.
Ever since it became a law, many professionals have been clamoring to repeal the CPD law due to the high costs of trainings, seminars, or other activities undertaken that is related to their professions to earn the necessary CPD units. Thus, the act was deemed to make the process costly, more bureaucratic, and unnecessarily regulative.
Further, some professionals even have to work in graveyard shifts, especially those working in the hospital, and do not have the luxury of time to enroll in training programs.
Moreover, the accessibility of these training programs may not be readily available to those professionals working in the countryside, thus, incurring more costs on transportation and accommodation when attending these CPD activities. These circumstances have prompted the uproar to repeal the law.
Not surprisingly, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has received numerous complaints regarding the operational guidelines of the CPD Act. A poll conducted by the PRC in February 2018 reveal that 95,950 out of 101,000 or 9 out 10 Facebook users who participated in the survey agreed to abolish the CPD Act.