POSTPONED: April 2021 Pharmacy board exam in non-MGCQ areas

MANILA, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced Thursday, April 1, the postponement of the conduct of April 2021 Pharmacy Licensure Examination (PhLE) in non-Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) areas.

POSTPONED: April 2021 Pharmacy board exam in non-MGCQ areas

Due to the rising cases of COVID-19 infections in the country, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) instructed PRC to postpone the Pharmacist board exams in areas under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) to avoid cross-border transfer of examinees.

Affected testing centers under GCQ are the cities of Baguio, Davao, Lucena, Tacloban and Tuguegarao.

Also includes in the postponement of exams are areas under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) and modified ECQ.

The Pharmacy Licensure Examination scheduled on April 25 - 26, 2021 shall be conducted only in the following MGCQ areas:
  • Cagayan de Oro
  • Cebu
  • Iloilo
  • Legaspi
  • Pagadian
  • Rosales, Pangasinan
  • Zamboanga

Postponed exams under:
  • NCR
  • Baguio
  • Lucena
  • Davao
  • Tacloban
  • Tuguegarao

PRC said that only the examinees assigned to the above examination venues shall be allowed to take the PhLE as scheduled.

Affected examinees were advised to take their examination on June 29 & 30, 2021.

On March 29, President Rodrigo Duterte announced the new community quarantine classifications for the month of April. ECQ in Metro Manila and nearby provinces were retained until April 4 and subject for review. Meanwhile, several areas were put under MECQ and GCQ.

READ: Duterte announces April 1-30 community quarantine classifications


For further queries and concerns, you may send email to concerned PRC Regional Office here:

Refer to the official website of PRC ( for more announcements. You may also check our website and social media channels from time-to-time for the updates.

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  1. They should have just postponed all areas, other areas that allowed to take the PhLE like Cebu and Zamboanga has a rising trend in covid cases. Even more than Davao. Jusko

  2. Oo nga they dont know that cebu also has the rising trend in covid cases nang pinas number 1 pa nga yan tapos ngayun tuloy ang PhLe sa cebu wow galing nyo naman mas marami pa sa davao tapos cebu tuloy parin hindi man lng isali sa postpone. Minsan napaisip ka nalng tutuo ba talaga tong covid na sinasabi nyo?

  3. Kung tuloy ang Cebu ay aba tutuo nga talaga hindi to tutuo covid na nasa pinas.

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