Manila, November 27, 2015 --- The Professional Regulation Commission and the Professional Regulatory Board of Environmental Planning reinforced the legal requirement and compliance of Republic Act no. 10587 and Board Resolution no. 3 Series of 2014, requiring registration of government incumbent planners and consulting firms, corporations, partnership, etc; doing business directly or indirectly in the Philippines, at the beginning of each year, to register with the PRC and the Board of Environmental Planning.
The issuance mandates all incumbent holders of government planning positions in the national, regional or local government offices or agencies including government-owned and controlled corporations and have been engaged in development planning functions acceptable to the Board to take the Licensure Examination for Environmental Planning provided that they are holders of professional civil service eligibility and they have undergone at least (80) hours of in-service training or distance learning in development planning from a government agency, school or institution recognized by proper authorities. Provided, further, that a person falling under this condition may be allowed to take the licensure examination only within the next five (5) years after the effectivity of this last May 27, 2015.
RA 10587 also provides for the practice of Environmental Planning in the Philippines by consulting firm, partnership, corporation, association or foundation subject to the following conditions:
- Issued a Certificate of Registration by the Board and the Commission to engage in the practice of environmental planning in the Philippines provided that the majority of the partners of the partnership are registered and licensed environmental planners.
- The practice shall be carried out by duly registered and licensed environmental planners.