Senate Bill No.2073 Abolishing The CPD Law Now Filed In Senate

Manila, Philippines - Good news to all professionals! 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 issuance related 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 was implemented, Senate offices received numerous complaints on the controversial CPD Law from all professional practitioners all over the country. 

A large nurses alliance, for example, complained that nurses lack the money and the time to complete the 45 CPD units which can cost between P15,000 to P30,000.

He also cited that in one online poll reportedly conducted by the PRC, 90 percent of the respondents want CPD to abolished.

The Senator hopes that lawmakers could find some ways to improve the development of professionals that would be acceptable to everyone without disruptions and inconveniences with a lower cost in expenses.

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV sponsored the law to make CPD units a requirement for the renewal of professional license.



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