Aquino declares every 3rd week of October ‘PHL Professionals Competitiveness Week'

October 22, 2012 10:00 pm 

MANILA, Oct. 22 — President Benigno S. Aquino III has declared the third week of October of every year as the “Philippine Professionals Competitiveness Week.”

This is to underscore the important role of Filipino professionals in nation-building and development.

"The Philippine Association of the Professional Regulatory Board Members, Inc., a non-stock and non-profit corporation registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, is composed of incumbent and past chairpersons, vice-chairpersons and members of the Professional Regulatory Boards under the administrative control and supervision of the Professional Regulation Commission," the President said in his declaration.

The PRBs and PRC regulate the practice of 46 professions comprising 3.2 million Filipino professionals.

"The skills and competencies of Filipino professionals have to be developed for the Philippines to become more globally competitive," the President said.

The PAPRB, in cooperation with the PRC, PRBs and other stakeholders, held the First Professional Summit on October 18-19, 2012 at the Manila Hotel, with the theme, “Convergence of Professionals for Nation-Building and Global Competitiveness.”

The President called on all registered and licensed professionals to fully support the observance of the “Philippine Professionals Competitiveness Week.” (PNA)

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