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    New schedule March and April 2020 cancelled PRC board exams

    MANILA, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced on Friday, May 8, the new schedule of March and April 2020 cancelled or postponed board exam amid the preparation of the government to the 'new normal'.
    New schedule March and April 2020 cancelled PRC board exams

    PRC cancelled the scheduled board exams due the treat of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 922 dated March 8, 2020 declaring a State of Public Health Emergency throughout the Philippines.

    "To further ensure the safety of the examinees and employees of the PRC, the conduct of licensure examinations/assessments is hereby CANCELLED...," PRC ordered.

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    Affected board exams are the following: Assessment for Foreign Medical Professionals, Physician Licensure Examination (PLE), Medtech licensure exam, Licensure Exam for Teachers (LET), Electronics Engineer and Electronics Technician (ECE-ECT), Registered Electrical Engineers and Registered Master Electricians (REE-RME), Pharmacist and Midwife exams.

    The "enhanced community quarantine," which is effectively a total lockdown, in Luzon and Metro Manila was raised on March 17 and was extended for several months.

    PRC advised that during this period, they adopt "a work-from-home arrangement and skeletal workforce whenever appropriate, until April 12, 2020 or upon the lifting of the Enhanced Community Quarantine Period."

    UPDATE: PRC offices under GCQ open, resume work on May 4

    Rescheduling of postponed/cancelled board exam

    The new schedule of cancelled March-April 2020 licensure exam as announced by PRC:

    LICENSURE EXAMINATIONS NEW DATE/S OF LICENSURE EXAMINATION DAY/S PLACE/S OPENING OF ONLINE APPLICATION DEADLINE IN FILING OF APPLICATION
    Electronics Engineers October 25 and 26, 2020 Sunday, Monday NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de   Oro, Cebu, Davao, Legaspi, Lucena and Tacloban July 24, 2020 September 24, 2020
    Electronics Technicians October 27, 2020 Tuesday NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de   Oro, Cebu, Davao, Legaspi, Lucena and Tacloban July 24, 2020 September 24, 2020
    Medical Technologists August 30 and 31, 2020 Sunday, Monday NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de   Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Rosales, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and   Zamboanga May 29, 2020 July 30, 2020
    Midwives November 8 and 9, 2020 Sunday, Monday NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de   Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Pagadian, Tacloban, Tuguegarao,   and Zamboanga August 7, 2020 October 8, 2020
    Pharmacists December 13 and 14,   2020 Sunday, Monday NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de   Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Lucena, Rosales, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga September 14, 2020 November 11, 2020
    Qualifying Assessment for Foreign Medical Professionals (QAFP) June 5, 2020 (For March 2020 QAFP Examinees) Friday NCR - -
    Physicians September 13, 14, 20 and 21, 2020

    September 20 and 21, 2020 (for March 2020 Examinees)
    Sunday, Monday, Sunday,   Monday NCR, Baguio, Cebu,   Davao and Zamboanga June 3, 2020 August 13, 2020
    Professional Teachers (LET) September 27, 2020 Sunday NCR, All Regional   Offices; Zamboanga, Bacolod, Dumaguete, Catanduanes, Occidental Mindoro,   Palawan, Romblon, Catarman, Jolo, Sulu, Tawi-tawi and Kidapawan June 1, 2020 July 29, 2020
    Registered Electrical Engineers September 3 and 4, 2020 Thursday, Friday NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de   Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Tacloban and Zamboanga June 5, 2020 August 4, 2020
    Registered Master Electricians September 6, 2020 Sunday NCR, Baguio, Cagayan de   Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Tacloban and Zamboanga June 5, 2020 August 4, 2020

    Community quarantine

    Dr. Darwin Bandoy of the College of Veterinary Medicine at UP Los Baños and the School of Veterinary Medicine at University of California at Davis predicts that the reported cases will only peak in the last week of June 2020.

    The government might have to enforce prolonged and more stringent lockdown for the succeeding months in some areas.

    The World Health Organization (WHO) also said that it could take up to 18 months with the needed safety approvals to come up with the needed vaccine for coronavirus.

    UPDATES

    The Summit Express will update this page for the resumption of cancelled PRC board exams. Stay tuned and Like Us on Facebook for real-time updates.

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