House Bill Extending Validity of PRC IDs to 5 Years Passed in Second Reading

The House of Representatives, led by Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, passed House Bill (HB) 9764 on its second reading. This bill, introduced by representatives Edwin L. Olivarez, Angelo Marcos Barba, Paul Ruiz Daza, Kristine Alexie B. Tutor, Marissa “Del Mar” P. Magsino, Ciriaco B. Gato Jr., and Gabriel H. Bordado Jr., proposes a change in the validity period of professional identification cards issued by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).

HB 9764 seeks to extend the validity period of professional IDs from three to five years. This aims to ease the burden on the PRC’s appointment system by staggering the renewal of professional IDs over a longer timeframe. By doing so, the bill seeks to provide the PRC with the opportunity to refine its appointment system and address any operational gaps during periods of lower demand.

The significance of extending the validity period to five years lies in affording professionals a longer duration of validity for their IDs. This adjustment is poised to reduce the frequency of renewal requirements, thereby streamlining administrative processes for both professionals and the PRC. Key provisions of HB 9764 encompass the extension of the validity of professional identification cards and certificates of registration to all professionals regulated by the Professional Regulation Commission, marking a substantial leap towards administrative efficiency and regulatory alignment.


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