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Aquino declares every third week of October as ‘Philippine Professionals Competitiveness Week'

President Benigno S. Aquino III has declared the third week of October of every year as the “Philippine Professionals Competitiveness Week” to underscore the important role of the Filipino professionals in nation-building and development. More details after the jump.

The Chief Executive issued the declaration by virtue of Proclamation No. 487 signed by Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. on October 2.

"The Philippine Association of the Professional Regulatory Board Members, Inc. (PAPRB), which is a non-stock and non-profit corporation registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), is composed of incumbent and past chairpersons, vice-chairpersons and members of the Professional Regulatory Boards (PRBs) under the administrative control and supervision of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC)," the President said.

The PRBs and PRC regulate the practice of forty-six (46) professions comprising 3.2 million Filipino professionals.

"The skills and competencies of Filipino professionals have to be developed in order for the Philippines to become more globally competitive," the President said.

The PAPRB, in cooperation with the PRC, PRBs and other stakeholders, held the First Professional Summit on October 18-19, 2012 at the Manila Hotel, with the theme, “Convergence of Professionals for Nation-Building and Global Competitiveness.”

The President called on all registered and licensed professionals to give their full support for the observance of the “Philippine Professionals Competitiveness Week.”

Source: Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO)

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