Press Release No. APV-26-2007 (4 June 2007)
Filipino Professionals in the Kingdom to benefit from New PRC Regulation
Professionals who had left the Philippines to work immediately after their examinations or before the results of the examinations were released, can now file their initial registration with the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) in Manila without making a personal appearance.
The PRC through Resolution No. 2006-313 series of 2006 has amended its rules on personal filling up of entries of data in the Registry of Professionals by newly passed professionals subject to certain requirements and conditions.
Under the new guidelines, new registrants may take their professional oath before the Philippine Embassy or Consulate in the country where they are currently situated.
The concerned Professional will have to execute a Special Power of Attorney for their representatives in the Philippines to submit their oaths to PRC and undertake any action relative to their initial registration.
The professionals concerned shall then sign the Registry Book of Professionals at the PRC when they return to the country.
Noting that this new regulation will greatly favor professionals in Saudi Arabia who are not yet registered with PRC, Ambassador Antonio P. Villamor had the information circulated to all Filipino Community organizations.
During the recent “Embassy on Wheels” outreach service in the Eastern Province, a Filipino engineer was able to take his oath before consular officer and issue the necessary SPA for his representative in Manila to file his initial registration with PRC.
Ambassador Villamor also received positive feedback from some leaders of the community and urged those concerned to avail themselves of this facility provided by the PRC. END