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SK chairman ranks 8th in nursing exams

The chairperson of the Sangguniang Kabataan in Barangay Kalanganan in this city placed eighth in the nursing licensure examinations given by the Philippine Regulations Commission on July 3 and 4......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJul 20th, 2021

4 Cebu grads are topnotchers in July 2021 nursing board exams

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Four graduates from Cebu-based universities made it to the Top 10 in the recently concluded July 2021 Nursing Licensure Examinations. The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) released on July 16, 2021 the results of the nursing board examinations in which 5,008 out of 7,746 examinees passed. A total of 47 examinees made it to the […] The post 4 Cebu grads are topnotchers in July 2021 nursing board exams appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 18th, 2021

Secretary Bello& rsquo;s suggestion

Last week, Labor Secretary Salvador Bello came up with a suggestion to do away with government licensure examinations. This would mean that those who studied law, medicine, accounting, engineering, nursing and others will no longer be required to take government licensure exams to practice their professions. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 14th, 2021

Nurses’ group: Abolishing exams perilous to health

The Filipino Nurses United yesterday opposed the proposed abolition of licensure examination for nurses, citing the commercialization of nursing education in the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 11th, 2021

Bello floats idea to abolish licensure exams

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III floated the idea of abolishing licensure exams, especially for nursing and law, arguing that people seeking to enter professions where these are needed have already taken enough tests as students......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 7th, 2021

It& rsquo;s time to lift moratorium on nursing course, CHED urged

The chairman of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Health has asked the Commission on Higher Education to allow the reopening of nursing courses owing to the shortage of health care workers, particularly nurses in the country and abroad......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

PRC defers nursing licensure exams

The Professional Regulation Commission has postponed nursing licensure examinations due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2021

Online licensure exams posible ngayon taon, ayon sa PRC

Ikinukunsidera na ng Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) ang pagsasagawa ng computer-based licensure examinations ngayon taon. Noong nakaraang taon, 11 exams lang ang naikasa ng ahensiya dahil sa pandemya, samantalang 80 noong 2019. Ngayon taon, binabalak ng PRC na makapagsagawa ng 101 examinations. Paliwanag ni PRC Chairman Teofilo Pilando Jr., pinag-aaralan na nila ang mga batas […] The post Online licensure exams posible ngayon taon, ayon sa PRC appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2021

PRC schedules 101 licensure exams in 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) has scheduled 101 licensure examinations this year to make up for the low number of exams conducted in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. PRC chairman Teofilo Pilando Jr. said Thursday that only 212,000 applied for exams in 2020 as opposed to the 660,000 in 2019. The […] The post PRC schedules 101 licensure exams in 2021 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2021

Go urges BFP to push modernization efforts

Senator Christopher ‘’Bong’’ Go on Friday urged the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) to continue its efforts to modernize and enhance its ranks by acquiring more fire trucks and equipment especially for the  remote areas in the country. Sen. Bong Go (Senate of the Philippines / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) Go issued the statement after attending yesterday the ceremonial turnover at the Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City of the recently procured equipment of the BFP, including 84 units of 1,000 gallons capacity fire trucks, five units of aerial ladder, and three units of rescue trucks to be distributed by BFP to various local government units around the country.  “All over the country po ito ipapamahagi. Natutuwa po ako dahil ang gusto naman po natin ay mabigyan ng sapat na kagamitan laban sa sunog ang mga iba’t ibang lugar — hopefully sa lahat ng sulok po ng bansa ay handa po tayo,” Go said. (These will be distributed all over the country. I am happy because we want to give the appropriate fire-fighting equipment to different parts of the country.)    Go said there are many municipalities that have no financial capabilities to buy such an equipment. “Hopefully, patuloy pa ang pag-acquire nila ng mga panibagong equipment. Kinausap ko rin po si Dir. Embang na ikonsidera rin nila ‘yung mga maliliit na fire trucks na puwedeng pumasok sa mga liblib o masisikip na lugar kasi doon po madalas nagkakasunog,” Go said, referring to BFP Chief Jose Embang, Jr. (Hopefully, their acquisition of fire-fighting equipment will continue. I told Director Embang that BFP should consider buying small fire trucks that can enter narrow roads and congested areas where fires usually originate from.) Last February 11, 2020, Go joined President Duterte in witnessing the turnover of 74 fire trucks. The Senator also continues to provide aid to fire victims in different parts of the country.  “Mahirap po mawalan ng bahay at kagamitan dahil sa sunog at iba pang sakuna. Kaya po patuloy akong nagbibigay ng tulong sa mga biktima at nag-iiwan ng ngiti sa oras ng kanilang pagdadalamhati,” Go said. (It is hard to lose a house and personal belongings due to fires. That is why I continue to extend help to fire victims and give them a reason to smile during a time of grief.) “Bilang isang Senador at public servant, patuloy po akong magseserbisyo, lalo na sa mga mahihirap at nangangailangan na apektado ng krisis tulad ng sunog. Kasabay nito ay pagsisikapan ko bilang mambabatas na mas palakasin pa ang ating fire prevention and protection measures,” he added. (As a senator and a public servant, I continue to be of service, particularly to victims of crises like fires. As a lawmaker, I continue to help to strengthen our fire prevention and protection measures.)     As vice-chairman of the Senate Committee on Peace and Order and as a main advocate of fire protection modernization initiatives, one of Go’s priority bills is Senate Bill 204 which is now consolidated under Committee Report No. 111, otherwise known as BFP Modernization Act of 2020.  The measure is currently undergoing the period of interpellation in the Senate. The bill aims to ensure the hiring of more personnel, acquisition of modern fire equipment, and the conduct of training for firefighters of the BFP.  The bill will also empower local communities in preventing fire incidents by mandating the BFP to conduct monthly fire prevention campaigns and information drives in all local government units (LGUs), especially in vulnerable areas.  Go said President Duterte fully supports the modernization efforts of the BFP. “Ang sabi ng Pangulo, sabihin mo sa kanila huwag na nila ako unahin, ‘yung kagamitan ng mga sundalo at kapulisan at bumbero ang unahin natin,” he said. (The President said the equipment of soldiers, policemen, and firemen should come first.) During the event, Go expressed his and Duterte’s full support for the country’s fire personnel, citing the government’s recent effort to increase the salaries and promote the welfare of the military and uniformed personnel.  “Full support po kami sa inyo. Unang-una po, ‘yung pangako niya pagkaupo pa lang niya bilang Pangulo, tinupad niya agad ang pangako niya,” Go said, referring to the increase in salaries provided to uniformed personnel, including firefighters. (We give our full support to you. The President fulfills his promises when he took over the presidency in 2016.) Go also said that he supports the President’s position of arming BFP personnel so they can help in the fight against criminality.  “We are currently studying this added measure of arming firefighters. Nabanggit na rin ito ng Pangulo. Makakatulong din sila sa paglaban ng kriminalidad at para rin maproteksyunan ang kanilang mga sarili. Pati sa kampanya laban sa droga, makakatulong din sila,” Go said. (This was mentioned by the President. They can help fight criminality and also protect themselves. They can also help in containing the spread of dangerous drugs.)    In addition to fire trucks and other modern equipment, Go also said that he is coordinating with BFP officials, government finance managers, and concerned agencies on how to also provide additional ambulance units to the BFP.  He said that providing ambulances will make the BFP more responsive in fulfilling its mandate and will be useful, especially in times of national emergencies given that their personnel are well-trained frontliners.  “Kapag mayroon nang vaccine kontra COVID-19, pwede pong tumulong ang BFP para mabakunahan ang mga tao. Nagtutulungan po lahat ng ating uniformed personnel, mula military, pulis, bumbero, at iba pa para maprotektahan ang kapakanan ng ating mga kababayan,” Go explained. (Our firemen can also help in the vaccination of our countrymen to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Our uniformed personnel, from the military, policemen, firemen and others can help in protecting the interests of Filipinos.)  Go thanked officials for their efforts to modernize the BFP and for their continuing service, especially during the pandemic, specifically Department of the Interior and Local Government officials led by Secretary Eduardo Año and BFP officials led by Embang, Jr.  Go also acknowledged local officials and district representatives who were present, including Congressman Onyx Crisologo of the 1st District of Quezon City, Congresswoman Angel Amante-Matba of the 2nd District of Agusan del Norte, Mayor Marcy Teodoro of Marikina City, and Mayor Judy Amante of Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte and thanked them for their support to the national government in the bayanihan efforts to overcome the pandemic.  “Dahil mahirap ang panahon ngayon, we have to adjust to the new normal pero konting tiis lang po. Alam kong hirap po kayo. Kami ni Pangulong Duterte, hindi kami nawawalan ng pag-asa, magtulungan lang po tayo. Sino pa ba ang magtutulungan kundi tayong kapwa Pilipino,” he said, (Because times are hard, we have to adjust to the new normal. Please bear with us. I know you are suffering. I and President Go have not lost hope. We should help one another.).....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 16th, 2020

PRC eyes online licensure exams amid COVID-19

MANILA, Philippines — The Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) is eyeing the conduct of online licensure exams amid the threat of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. During the Senate hearing on the budget of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Thursday, PRC chairman Teofilo Pilando Jr. said the commission is eyeing the use of […] The post PRC eyes online licensure exams amid COVID-19 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 1st, 2020

Fanged GAB to go after health protocol violators

The Games and Amusements Board will have more teeth in going after violators of strict health protocols among pro sports. GAB chairman Abraham ‘Baham’ Mitra in his appearance in the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum online session on Tuesday stressed that with the presence of an official Joint Administrative Order (JAO) the agency has the right to sanction any teams or players found guilty of breaching safety protocols in their respective leagues. “Since meron nang JAO and sa amin na ibinigay 'yung load, kami na ang mag-i-impose ng sanctions,” said the 50-year-old Mitra of the provision of the JAO signed by his office together with the Department of Health and Philippine Sports Commission (PSC). The sanctions of course, will always be done in coordination with top officials of the pro leagues that were already given the green light to resume workouts as in the case of basketball, football, and boxing under a General Community Quarantine (ECQ) status. “In case something happens and there may be violations, we will be there,” said Mitra. The National Capital Region (NCR) and other nearby provinces reverted back under a Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) on August 4 owing to the major surge of COVID-19 cases, prompting a delay in the resumption of team workouts among professional players. The GAB chairman also didn’t mince words against repeated violators, adding it has the right to cancel licenses of erring players or ball clubs. “Kung talagang paulit-ulit ay puwede sigurong suspendihin at eventually, kung talagang matigas ang ulo, tanggalan ng professional license. We can do that dahil meron na ring JAO,” Mitra said in the weekly forum presented by San Miguel Corp., Go For Gold, MILO, Amelie Hotel Manila, Braska Restaurant, Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), and powered by Smart, with Upstream Media as the official webcast partner. Mitra commended both the PBA and PFL for policing their ranks and doing their job of having everybody on board in terms of understanding and abiding by the strict health guidelines as provided under JAO. He added the cooperation of every players and teams are needed for the plan to work out especially once teams begin their respective trainings. “So far yung mga leagues naman sila na mismo (ang kumikilos). Nau-unahan parati ang GAB, kasi kami we want to hear both sides, we want due process.  And we’re doing several things. Unlike ang PBA, nakatutok lang sa PBA, ang PFL nakatutok lang sa PFL,” said the son of the late House Speaker Ramon Mitra Jr. In the case of the Blackwater franchise, the GAB chairman said the team was only given stern warning by his office since the violations committed were done when JAO was yet in effect. Besides, the PBA already penalized the ballclub for P100,000. “The PBA already sanctioned them and GAB doesn’t want to really step on institutions. We always believe in self-regulation. Nandiyan lang kami kung kailangan ninyo kami,” said Mitra, a former member of the House of Representatives and Palawan governor. At the same time, he clarified that guidelines under JAO can be amended and revised from time to time, to adopt to the current situation of the country under the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 4th, 2020

TNT governor Vargas calls Baldwin’s apology a little bit insincere

PBA chairman Ricky Vargas is not buying the reason of Tab Baldwin for his controversial statements about the league. The TNT governor, speaking about the issue for the first time, said that he had accepted the apology of the embattled Ateneo de Manila University coach.   “Nag-apologize si Tab eh. He apologized to me privately. I have accepted the apology,” said Vargas during the online session of the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum on Tuesday.  But Vargas felt that it was a ‘bit insincere’ as Baldwin clarified that the statements he said during his appearance in the Coaches Unfiltered podcast last June 11 were taken out of context. “Ang impact sa akin nu’ng comment niya na ‘taken out of context’ after the apology he made was a little bit insincere,” said Vargas in the Forum presented by San Miguel Corporation, Go For Gold PH, Amelie Hotel Manila, Braska Restaurant, and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) and powered by Smart. Baldwin, who is also the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas program director, drew flak from the league after his comments on local coaches’ tactical immaturity, calling the PBA single-import conference a big mistake and accused referees of giving imports an advantage in officiating.      The American-Kiwi mentor clarified that he was just talking about his first impression of basketball in the country but was taken out of context.   “It was sort of saying I apologize but I was taken out of context so it tended to push to blaming others,” said Vargas. Baldwin already apologized to the league after his comments drew a firestorm affecting the professional and collegiate ranks. Some agreeing with his commentaries while some took offense of his observations. “The consequence of that statement ‘taken out of context’ became more divisive,” Vargas said. Baldwin was slapped with a P75,000 fine and a three-game suspension by the league two weeks ago. TNT also last Thursday relieved Baldwin of his post as KaTropa’s consultant and assistant coach.            --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 30th, 2020

Partisipasyon ng LGUs sa education sector palakasin

Bilang Chairman ng Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture, mariing isinusulong ng inyong lingkod ang mas aktibong pakikilahok ng mga lokal na pamahalaan sa paghahatid at pag-angat sa kalidad ng edukasyon sa bansa. The post Partisipasyon ng LGUs sa education sector palakasin first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated News15 hr. 35 min. ago

AFP fetes SEAG winners, new lawyers among ranks

MANILA - The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) honored 74 soldier-athletes who brought home medals from the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) in Vietnam and personnel who passed the recent Bar examinations.These military and civilian personnel were honored by AFP chief Gen. Andres Centin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2022

Ban on nursing programs could be selectively lifted : CHED

MANILA- The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) said Monday night it is targeting a "strategic and selective lifting" of the moratorium for new nursing programs.In a Viber message, CHED Chairperson Prospero "Popoy" De Vera III said the CHED's Technical Panel on Nursing has been working on.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 14th, 2022

GAB chief bucks escalation of NCR alert system to Level 2

MANILA - Games and Amusements Board (GAB) chairman Baham Mitra said he does not prefer putting Metro Manila back under Alert Level 2 despite an uptick in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in the province.Mitra, the former Palawan governor, said bringing back some stringent Covid-19 measures in Metro Manila could drastically stop the momentum of seeing pro.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 13th, 2022

Panukalang reporma ni Salceda sa PhilHealth, suportado ng FFW

MANILA, Philippines – Suportado ng Federation of Free Workers (FFW), isang samahan ng mga manggagawa, ang mga panukala ni Albay Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda sa bagong pamunuan at Kongreso na distrungkahin ang sistema ng Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) at mga programa nito. Isa sa mga programa ng PhilHealth na tinututulan ni Salceda, na chairman […] The post Panukalang reporma ni Salceda sa PhilHealth, suportado ng FFW appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJun 5th, 2022

Chinese vax maker eyes investments in PH

MANILA - The Board of Investments (BOI) said Tuesday the agency met with Chinese global pharmaceutical firm Yisheng Biopharma Co. Ltd. to discuss the company's investment plans in the Philippines.Yisheng chairman Zhang Yi led the business delegation to Manila as the group also met with possi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 31st, 2022

NAMFREL welcomes the new COMELEC Chairman and Commissioners as it urges more transparency in the 2022 elections

A press statement by the National Citizens' Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL)......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsMay 29th, 2022

2 Cebuanos Tops Chemical Engineering Exams

Two graduates of the University of San Carlos (USC) placed in the top ten of this year’s Chemical Engineer Licensure Examinations. Richmond Pepito gained the highest rating in the board examination with 86.9%. Meanwhile, Reinell Gueverra placed tenth with a rating of 84.2%. 585 out of 1,032 or 56.7% who took the examination passed. The […].....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 25th, 2022