Filipino Nurses Protested Against the Mandatory License Renewal Requirements

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A number of Filipino nurses protested against the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Act of 2016 which requires professionals to acquire a number of units of training before they can have their licenses renewed. 

Filipino Nurses United(FNU), stated that this law can create issues for nurses, particularly to those who are jobless or in non-nursing employments or positioned in far-flung territories. 

 

As indicated by the Professional Regulation Commission, all professionals must conform to the CPD Law beginning July 1 this year, other than nurses, chemists and chemical technicians, midwives and agriculture and biosystem engineers will also be needed to comply on Jan. 1, 2018 and for teachers it is Dec. 1, 2017. 

Junzen Lavapie, a civil engineer, began an online petition at Change.org for the reexamination of the CPD prerequisites, to which 74,361 supporters have signed till now. 

He said that, It is a decent and valuable way to encourage Filipino professionals to constantly learn and widen their knowledge, however giving the way to do as such is the issue. The providers of seminars and training are private organizations which charge a hefty amount for a workshop that doesn't draw close to the required units. 

Professionals have urged the government to provide free trainings before they comply to the CPD law. 

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