DTI 11 urges contractors to renew PCAB licenses to avoid penalties

January 22, 2016 10:45 am 

DAVAO CITY, Jan. 21 -– The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) 11 and the Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board (PCAB) called on contractors to renew their licenses soonest to avoid rush, delay and penalties.

Starting the first day of February, PCAB, an attached agency of DTI, shall be accepting renewal applications for the fiscal year 2016-2017.

To avoid the rush and delay in the filing/processing ore renewal application, contractors are advised to observe and follow the Staggered Renewal Schedule of PCAB Licenses, through Board Resolution No. 376, series of 2014.

The schedules in the filing are according to the last digit of license as follows: zero (0) is on February 1 to 14; one (1) – February 15-28; two (2) – March 1-15; three (30 – March 16-31; four (4) – April 1-15; five (5) – April 16-30; six (6) – May 1-15; seven (7) – May 16-31; eight (8) & new license approved from January to March – June 1-15; and, nine (9) & new license approved from April to June is scheduled from June 16-30.

PCAB will strictly enforce the new schedule of renewal of licenses among contractors. Failure to file renewal applications within the designated months shall be assessed the payment of Php 5,000 Additional Processing Fee (APF) plus Php 5,000 Additional License Fee (ALF) if the renewal application is filed after June 30.

Meanwhile, PCAB-Davao is encouraging all unlicensed contractors, subcontractors, and specialty contractors to first secure a license before engaging or attempting into any construction activities.

This will help them avoid sanctions, measures being envisioned by PCAB and the Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines (CIAP) against unlicensed contractors as well as project owners involved in the services of unlicensed contractors.

For inquiries, contractors may reach PCAB -Davao staff Alex G. Domingo at (082) 224-0511 local 417 and 420. They may also visit its office at 4/F Mintrade Realty Building, Monteverde Avenue corner Sales Street, Davao City. (PNA)

RMA/LCM/JENNY GRACE M. MENDOZA/LDP

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