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.


  1. mas maayo labi na mga seaman, kay inig naog naa. dayon gina require na seminar, so ang dala nga kuwarta didto lang magastos imbis para sa familya, unya maayo ra ba jud ug bag o ng gina tudlo sus balik balik lang, ang mga instructor inom.ra sad ang ginahulat.


  2. I congratulate u for this congratulations Paulo…this is much helpful for us professionals…thank you soooooo much & God Bless!!!


  3. WOW maraming maraming salamat po
    Paulo Duterte .Salamat sa Dios narinig ang mga panalangin namin.God bless you more


  4. Tama, very true kasi anong naitulong at nagawa ng CPD Law sa mga professional frontliners natin ngayun?!! Sa totoo lang this CPD Law adds burden to professionals who are not practicing their profession and to be honest andaming professional na galit ngayon kay Trillanes kasi useless naman talaga tong CPD Law na ito and its very expensive. We have been studying 4 to 5 years to earn a degree in College tas ngayon we can not just simply renew our PRC Licenses because of this CPD Law. It’s a hindrance kaya wag kang magtangkang tumakbo sa susunod na eleksyon Trillanes kasi andaming mga professionals na may galit sayu hindi personally ha pero nang dahil sa CPD Law na ito kasi nahihirapan ibang mga professionals at ang mahal kumuha ng CPD points for us to be able to renew our PRC License…!!! ABOLISH CPD LAW As it is VERY USELESS


  5. Tama yan dati naimplement na yan tapos inistop na yan dahil pinagkakakitaan lang tapos ibinalik lang dahil k Trillanes wala naman nagawa sa senado kundi paninira lang, isa rin akong professional galing abroad last year pa buti na lang pinayagan ako magrenew ng license ko dahil galing abroad pero may utang nga kailangan makapagproduce ng 30 units o nakapagseminar ng CPD bago makapagrenew so it’s really a burden to individual professional kaya tama lang yung naifile ni Cong. Paulo Duterte to abolished sana maaprovan na sa lalong madalong panahon, mabuhay ka Cong. Paulo Duterte.


  6. Continuous learning is up to the individual. CPD is useless because most attendees are looking for points and not continuous learning. It is up to professional organization if they want their ranks upgraded, not necessarily world class but humane and environment friendly.


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