PRC to hold Professional Summit

The Professional Regulation Commission announced Friday the holding of the first ever Professional Summit at the Manila Hotel on October 18-19, 2012.

The event will be centered on the theme: “Convergence of Professionals for Nation Building and Global Competitiveness.”

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The Commission says the Summit “will take up the current state of the practice of the various regulated professions in the country in order to address the mismatch of supply and demand of professionals, galvanize support to and cooperation of the professional sector in the Philippine Development Plan, and come up with strategies, action plans, and recommendations to resolve pressing issues relating to global events, including climate change and risk management.”

It also aims “to enhance the knowledge and capabilities of the PRC, the Professional Regulatory Boards and Accredited Professional Organizations (APOs).”

PRC says the seminars are intended “to generate greater awareness and understanding of the implementation of free trade in services under various international agreements; validate, improve and widen ownership of drafted competitiveness roadmaps for specific professions; discuss and generate inputs for preparing promotional materials of respective professions to be used for local and global placement of professional services; strengthen collaborative partnerships among PRC, PAPRB, PRBs, APOs and DTI in building competitiveness of Filipino Professionals; firm up roles and responsibilities and formulate action plans of respective professions in support to the implementation of the PEDP and of the Philippine Development Plan.”