March 1, 2024

The Professional Regulation Commission-Cordillera reiterated its warning for the public to be wary of fixers or individuals posing as PRC officials and employees extorting money in exchange for fake documents.
The PRC said fixers are individuals, whether or not officially involved in the operation of a government office or agency, who have access to people working therein, and whether or not in collusion with them, facilitate speedy completion of transactions for pecuniary gain or any other advantage or consideration.
The PRC also asked employers to first verify with them the documents submitted by applicants for employment or those applying for promotion.
The PRC also reiterated that the viewing of test papers or the filing of request for reconsideration of ratings after the result of the examination has been released is not allowed, pursuant to Resolution 2004-223.
Only the PRC issues valid professional identification cards, official report of ratings, and certificates of registration.
The PRC has filed complaints against three fake professionals posing as a dentist, a pharmacist, and a civil engineer.
In 2019, three were sentenced to prison terms up to four years and two months with fines for falsification of public documents and violation of professional regulatory laws.
The fake professionals submitted documents to employers which were later found spurious when the Civil Service Commission conducted verification through the PRC-Cordillera’s online verification of eligibility system. The fake dentist was exposed through an ocular inspection conducted by the Board of Dentistry. – PRC release