PGIN to partner anew with PRC, bring professional services closer to Ilocanos


Feb. 03, 2016 ...

In line with its desire to make government and professional services more accessible for Ilocanos, the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) in partnership with the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) shall conduct a mobile outreach at the Provincial Auditorium on February 6.

PRC covers the licensure of various professions and occupations under its jurisdiction, thus dealings with the Commission is necessary for new board-passers now requiring licensure and already-registered professionals looking to renew their license.

Forty-three (43) Professional Regulatory Boards operate under the PRC, including those of accountancy, agriculture, architecture, criminology, environmental planning, fishery technology, forestry, guidance counseling, medical technology, midwifery, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, psychology, professional teaching, social work; and agricultural, chemical, civil, electrical, electronics, mechanical, and marine engineering.

The closest PRC regional offices are in Baguio City and Tuguegarao City, hence most Ilocos Norte residents have to travel to either location whenever they require dealings with the Commission.

Gov. Imee R. Marcos believes in simplifying public services for the good of the people, as she related in her 2015 State of the Province Address that even "inside the Capitol, government service has improved. We have simplified business permitting and licensing, registering 20,000 new businesses in the last two years, worth 4.2 billion pesos."