“This CPD law is uncalled for. To address this, we will file a bill repealing this anti-professional measure introduced by Trillanes. We can actually help our professionals meet global standards through other means, without passing the burden to them,” presidential son House Deputy Speaker and Davao City First District Representative Paolo Duterte said in a statement.
The Continuing Professional Development Act of 2016 made CPD mandatory requirement in the renewal of the PICs of all registered and licensed professionals under the regulation of the PRC.
“While we support the lifelong learning among our professionals to further their craft, the requirements set by the CPD law just adds to the burden they have to deal with. After a long day of work, they are forced to spend a bulk of their salary, take absences from work, and go through unreasonable hardships just so they can renew their licenses and continue the practice of their professions,” Duterte said.
He added that the “proposed measure is also to serve as gratitude to our professional frontliners who continuously render their service to our nation, especially in this time of crisis.”
“We have witnessed the selfless acts of our professional frontliners. They do not deserve the CPD law,” the lawmaker said.
“This is long overdue. We will not just file it for the sake of filing. We will file this bill, seek support from our colleagues in Congress, and make sure that this is enacted as soon as possible,” he noted.