Good news for all agricultural technicians and technologists who haven’t been registered.
The Philippine Regulation Commission (PRC) had re-opened the registration and licensing without examination for agriculturists effective since on September 12, 2013.
This was embodied through Resolution No. 08, series of 2013 of the Professional Regulatory Board of Agriculture entitled “Resolution to Re-open the Registration and Licensing without Examination for Agriculturists, Amending for the Purpose Board Resolution No. 05, Series of 2011 and Section 3 of Board Resolution No. 09-A, Series of 2005.
It was recalled that PRC set until December 29, 2011 as the deadline for the registration without examination for agriculturists.
But on its recent resolution, it acknowledges that there is still substantial number of agricultural technicians and technologists who are unable to avail of the opportunity due to difficulties in obtaining the documentary requirements and heavy work schedules.
The resolution further acknowledges that the employment status and promotion of hundreds of agricultural technologists rests on their acquisition of license as agriculturists.
With the foregoing facts, the board recommended the re-opening of the application for registration without examination for agriculturists, until such time that the new agriculturist law is approved and made operative.
The resolution was in response to numerous appeals from various groups including the Office of the Department of Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala, League of Municipal Agricultural Officers, Municipal Agriculturists and City Agriculturists of the Philippines, Inc. and the Philippine Coconut Authority.
For more information and details, interested parties may inquire at your nearest PRC office or visit their website www.prc.gov.ph. (Aurell P. Arais/RAFID DA CARAGA)