Senate Bill Introduced to Repeal Continuing Professional Development Act


MANILA, Philippines — A bill to repeal the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Act of 2016 has been introduced in the Senate.

Senator JV Ejercito filed Senate Bill 1162a copy of which was sent to journalists on Thursday, to repeal the CPD law.

Under Republic Act No. 10912 or the CPD Act, the CPD is a mandatory requirement for the renewal of professional identification cards for professionals registered and licensed by the Regulatory Commission of the Philippines.

“While the CPD Act aims to develop and maintain professional skills by serving as a gateway to acquire new skills and knowledge in their professions, compliance with said Act does not come cheap, especially for struggling professionals” , said the measure of Ejercito.

Ejercito said the CPD law had caused a “costly burden” on Filipino professionals amid the country’s rising inflation.

“Right now, with inflation still on the rise and Filipinos grappling with soaring food prices, the 2.56 million registered Filipino professionals do not need the additional costly burden. to comply with their CPD requirements. Thus, the CPD Act must be repealed,” the bill added.

The country inflation is at 6.3% in Augustaccording to the Philippine Statistics Authority.


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Norman D. Briggs