Senator Ralph Recto to introduce a bill that will repeal CPD Law

Manila,Philippines - The controversial Republic Act 10912 or the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) law has brought the attention to one of the lawmaker in the Philippines. Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph G. Recto released a strong message through his official Facebook account, "I will be introducing a bill that will repeal republic Act 10912, or the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Law. 

Recto explained that just "Like many pieces of legislation, intention was good, but not its implementation."

"It is not the first time that what was appealing in theory, failed in practice. And because no law is written in stone, Congress, which bears collective responsibility for its passage, should correct the mistake it has made," Recto added.

The lawmaker is confident that he can find some ways to improve the development of professionals that would be acceptable to evryone without disruptions and inconveniences with a lower cost in expenses.

Recto also shared that the 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. In one online poll reportedly conducted by the PRC, 90 percent of the respondents want CPD to abolished.

One of the online poll change.org had reached a more than 100K professionals had agreed on a petition to stop CPD. 

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


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