Manila, September 11, 2013 – The Professional Regulation Commission announces the oath and assumption into office as members of the various Professional Regulatory Boards (PRB) of the newest batch of Presidential appointees.
The oath of the new members of the board was administered by PRC Chair Teresita R. Manzala on Thursday, September 5 at the PRC Conference Room in Manila.
The new members who took oath are: Board of Electronics Engineering – Chairman: Alnar L. Detalla and Members: Herminio J. Orbe and Enrico Claro R. Delmoro; Board for Master Plumbers – Chairman: Valentino M. Mangila and Members: Pedrito D. Camilet Jr. and Prospero A. Abellano; Board of Optometry – Members: Teresita R. Yambot, Maria Elizabeth B. Valconcha and Mary Rose S. Paredes; and Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy – Chairman: Pollyana G. Escano.
R.A. 8981 section (7) subsection (i) provides that the PRC submit and recommend to the President of the Philippines the names of nominees for appointment as members of the various boards from among those nominated by the bona fide professional organizations accredited by the Commission to fill existing or probable vacancies.
In addition to the qualifications required by the respective laws governing each profession, the new members of the PRB’s has met the following criteria: proven leadership qualities; professional competence and experience; impeccable integrity and a strong commitment; up-to-date knowledge of current theories, principles and practices in the profession; and has the time, capacity and capability to perform the duties and to fulfill the obligations of a regulatory board member (Art.I, Sec. 5 of E.O.496).