PRC center in Ilocos Norte opens after years of mobile outreach partnerships

Feb 06, 2018 ...

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) together with the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte-Public Employment Service Office (PGIN-PESO) inaugurated the PRC Offsite Service Center in Ilocos Norte today, February 6, at the Robinsons Place Ilocos Expansion Mall.

Since 2015, the PGIN-PESO has been partnering with the PRC for monthly mobile outreaches, paving the way for over 10,000 professional licenses to be given in Ilocos Norte. In 2017 alone, mobile outreaches serviced more than 15,000 professionals.

The PRC Mobile Outreach was part of Governor Imee Marcos' "Manang Imee=Trabaho" campaign, which aimed to address the problem of local unemployment and the migration of professionals abroad.

Senior Provincial Board Member Matthew Marcos Manotoc, representing the PGIN, said "I'm sure na malaking tulong ito sa mga professional in Ilocos and maybe now, when Ilocanos see this office, they'll be inspired to become professionals as well."

Upon inauguration, the Center went into full swing, offering applications for various examinations, registration of licenses, renewal of professional ID cards, and certification or authentication of licenses and other documents.

Also present were PRC Commissioner Jose Cuerto Jr., Municipal Mayor Alfredo Valdez, and Mr. Ervin Wu of Robinsons Malls.

"This is one way of decongesting our central and regional offices. We are trying to improve everything and this establishment of service centers will really go a long way in improving our services," Cuerto said.


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