PRC Offers Two New E-Services for Filipino Professionals
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has two new services that would be of benefit to Filipino professionals who need to renew their professional ID registration and to employers who want to verify the license of Filipino professionals they want to hire.
Through the recently launched Online Renewal Application System (ORAS) of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), there is now an automated system that would make it possible for Filipino professionals to renew their licenses online. They do not need to go and fall in line at PRC offices in the Philippines and Filipinos who are currently working abroad need not go home for license registration.
The second new high-tech service of PRC is the Online Verification for Filipino Professionals (OVFP), which would allow the public and employers to verify the license of a Filipino professional. The new e-services is part of the DOLE and PRC’s effort to fight the proliferation of fake documents and swindlers who pretends to be professionals.
The DOLE secretary, Baldoz said, “The new PRC services are part of the DOLE reform measures in pursuit of the overarching goal of President Benigno S. Aquino III set in the 22-point labor and employment agenda to strengthen the opportunities, development, and employment of our number one resource, our human resource, as well as to ensure the protection of both local and overseas Filipino workers,” said Baldoz.
The Labor Secretary praised the PRC for the launching of ORAS and OVFP systems and said that these would help professionals that are working abroad save time, money and effort in securing a new professional ID. It would also strengthen the campaign of the government to always guarantee the authenticity of the credentials of Filipino professionals.
Baldoz said, “This reflects, on the part of the PRC, the innovative and resourceful application of information technology in pursuit of safeguards on professional authenticity that can only redound to the strengthening and continuing preference for highly skilled Filipino professionals engaged in various fields and disciplines in industries worldwide.
“The same credential as professionals will be of productive value as they reintegrate into the local economic mainstream on their return home and contribute to the upgrading of the skills of our workforce,” she added.