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    CANCELLED: September 2021 Physician Licensure Examination PLE in Manila

    MANILA, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced Thursday the cancellation of September 11, 12, 18, and 19, 2021 Physician Licensure Examination (PLE) in National Capital Region (NCR) / Manila.

    CANCELLED: September 2021 Physician Licensure Examination PLE in Manila

    However, PRC said that the September 11, 12, 18, & 19, 2021 PLE in Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Tacloban, Tuguegarao, and Zamboanga shall proceed as scheduled.

    NOTE: The PRC also informed the cancellation of September 13 and 20, 2021 Qualifying Assessment for Foreign Medical Professionals (QAFMP) in Manila.

    "Affected examinees in NCR may take the next succeeding examination without forfeiture of their examination fees," the agency said.

    "The PRC requests the public's utmost understanding and cooperation as it complies with the guidelines set forth by Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID)," the statement added.

    SEE ALSO: LIST: 2021 postponed PRC board exams, new schedule

    Med students, group ask government to postpone September 2021 PLE

    Last month, medical graduates and groups asked for the postponement of the September 2021 licensure exams amid the surge of COVID-19 cases in the country due to the Delta variant.

    The group Philippine Medical Students’ Association (PMSA) hosted an online rally on August 24 that brought together more than 1,000 students, doctors, and 35 groups in support of postponing exams.

    PMSA said pushing through with the board exam will threaten the safety of the examinees, proctors, and administrators and will put at risk their families, relatives, and the general public as well.

    “The worsening health crisis also puts a heavy burden on the emotional and mental well-being of the examinees on top of the taxing physical and academic demands of reviewing, which may cause them not to be in proper shape and health to take the exams,” the group said in a statement.

    — The Summit Express

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