Almost four years since the enactment of Republic Act No. 10912 or the “Continuing Professional Development Act of 2016,” Deputy Speaker Paolo Duterte pronounced that he will file a measure repealing the said law.
“While we support the lifelong learning among our professionals to further their craft, the requirements set by the CPD law just adds to the burden they have to deal with. After a long day of work, they are forced to spend a bulk of their salary, take absences from work, and go through unreasonable hardships just so they can renew their licenses and continue the practice of their professions,” the presidential son said.
“This CPD law is uncalled for. To address this, we will file a bill repealing this anti-professional measure introduced by Trillanes. We can actually help our professionals meet global standards through other means, without passing the burden to them,” Duterte noted.
“Our proposed measure is also to serve as gratitude to our professional frontliners who continuously render their service to our nation, especially in this time of crisis. We have witnessed the selfless acts of our professional frontliners. They do not deserve the CPD law,” the solon stated.
“This is long overdue. We will not just file it for the sake of filing. We will file this bill, seek support from our colleagues in Congress, and make sure that this is enacted as soon as possible,” Duterte pronounced.
The said Act lapsed into law on July 2016 and took effect on August 2016.
The implementation of R.A. No. 10912 started on March 15, 2017, upon the effectivity of Resolution No. 1032 or the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of R.A. No. 10912.
The said law were authored by Senators Cynthia Villar and Francis Escudero and former senator Antonio Trillanes IV.