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Republic of the Philippines
Professional Regulation Commission
Manila
Resolution No. 01
Series 2001
RULES AND REGULATIONS TO IMPLEMENT THE
PROVISIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8981,
THE PRC MODERNIZATION ACT OF 2000.
Pursuant to Section 17 of Republic Act No. 8981, the PRC Modernization of Act of 2000, the following rules and regulations are hereby promulgated to implement the provisions of the said Act.

Rule I
TITLE, POLICY STATEMENT, DEFINITION OF TERMS
Section 1. Title. This Rules and Regulations shall be known as the Rules and Regulations Implementing the Provisions of Republic Act No. 8981, otherwise known as The PRC Modernization of 2000. For brevity, it may be cited as IRR of the PRC Modernization Act of 2000.

Sec. 2. Statement of Policy. The State recognizes the important role of professionals in nation-building and toward this end promotes the sustained development of a reservoir of professionals whose competence has been determined by honest and credible licensure examinations and whose standard of professional service and practice are internationally recognized and considered as world class brought about by regulatory measures, programs, and activities that foster professional growth and advancement. These rules shall be interpreted in the light of the Statement of Policy found in Section 2 of Republic Act No. 8981, as restated above.

Sec. 3. Definition of Terms. As used in this Rules and Regulations, unless specifically provided in the various professional regulatory or other laws, the following terms shall be understood to mean:

a) Accredited Professional Organization (APO) refers to a professional organization which may now or hereafter be accredited by the Commission. b) Board refers to a Professional Regulatory Board (PRB) created by law, decree, or other issuance pursuant to law to regulate a specific profession or group of professions.

c) Commission refers to the Professional Regulation Commission created under Republic Act No. 8981.
d) Foreign Professional refers to foreign nationals who, being licensed professionals in their own countries, are allowed to practice their respective

professions in the Philippines under the provisions of subsections (j) and (l) of Section 7 of Republic Act No. 8981.
e) Modernization refers not only to the computerization of all licensure examinations given by the various professional boards including the registration of professionals and other operations of the Commission, but also to the adoption and application of new techniques and technologies in the regulatory and executive functions of the Commission and the Professional Regulatory Boards. f) Practicing Professional refers to persons who are engaged in the practice of their respective professions or are performing acts or activities, whether regularly or occasionally, including those holding positions in the government or in private firms, companies or corporations, whose duties require knowledge and application of their respective professions as defined in the various regulatory laws.

g) Professional refers to a person whose name and registration/professional license number is entered in the Commission registry book and computerized data as one who (is) legally authorized to practice his profession. Rule II

THE PROFESSIONAL REGULATION COMMISSION:
ITS ORGANIZATION, POWERS AND FUNCTIONS
Sec. 1. The Professional Regulation Commission. - The Professional Regulation Commission is a three-man commission created under the provisions of Republic Act No. 8981, hereafter referred to as the Commission, which shall be attached to the Office of the President of the Philippines for general direction and coordination. Sec. 2. Composition of the Commission. - The Commission shall be headed by one (1)...
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