The iGovPhil Project officially adopts the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) as the accessibility standard for all its related web development and services. WCAG 2.0 is also an international standard, ISO 40500. This certifies it as a stable and referenceable technical standard.

WCAG 2.0 contains 12 guidelines organized under 4 principles: Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, and Robust (POUR for short). There are testable success criteria for each guideline. Compliance to these criteria is measured in three levels: A, AA, or AAA. A guide to understanding and implementing Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 is available at:

All iGovPhil Project services and content are currently moving towards WCAG Level A compliance. Work is being done to make the system fully compliant with this level.

Combination keys used for each browser:
  • Chrome for Linux press (Alt+Shift+shortcut_key)
  • Chrome for Windows press (Alt+shortcut_key)
  • Chrome for MAC OS press (ctrl+opt+shortcut_key)
  • Safari for MAC OS press (ctrl+opt+shortcut_key)
  • For Firefox press (Alt+Shift+shortcut_key)
  • For Internet Explorer press (Alt+Shift+shortcut_key) then press (enter)
Shortcut Keys Combination Activation:
  • Home Page (Combination + H): Redirecting to homepage.
  • Main Content (Combination + R): View the content section of the current page.
  • FAQ (Combination + Q): FAQ page.
  • Contact (Combination + C): Contact page or form inquiries.
  • Feedback (Combination + K): Feedback page.
  • Site Map (Combination + M): Site map (footer agency) section of the page.
  • Search (Combination + S): Search page.
  • Press ESC or CLICK the close the button to close this dialog box.
PRC sets guidelines in International Agreements on the practice of foreign professionals in the Philippines

The Professional Regulation Commission recently issued PRC Resolution No.2012-668 dated June 21, 2012 setting the guidelines in implementing Section 7, paragraphs (j), (l) and Section 16 of R.A.8981 otherwise known as the PRC Modernization Act of 2000, the pertinent provisions of various Professional Regulatory Laws, the general agreement on trade in services, and other international agreements on the practice of foreign professionals in the Philippines.

The resolution requires foreign professionals who intend to practice a profession in the Philippines to file an application for registration with or without Board Licensure Examination or to secure a Special Temporary Permit from the Professional Regulatory Boards and the Commission.

Applications with complete documentary requirements for Certificates of Registration, Professional Identification Cards or Special Temporary Permits shall be filed at the International Affairs Division of the PRC.

The guidelines provide the procedures in the filing, evaluation and approval of application of:

  1. Foreign nationals applying for registration with or without examination under reciprocity or other international agreement;
  2. Foreign professionals intending to practice a profession in the Philippines under reciprocity or other international agreements;
  3. Foreign professionals who are to be engaged by the Government as Consultants in foreign-funded, joint venture, or foreign assisted projects;
  4. Foreign professionals who are to be employed by local and foreign private firms or institutions pursuant to law;
  5. Foreign health professionals on humanitarian missions for a limited period of time; and
  6. Foreign professionals under P.D. No. 541, “Allowing former Filipino professionals to practice their respective professions in the Philippines.

Section 4 of the resolution further states that foreign professionals who are allowed to practice their profession with or without examination in the Philippines shall be required to take the oath of professionals.

The Special Temporary Permits to be issued by the respective boards and approved by the Commission are valid for not more than one year unless renewed/extended.

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