Philippine Ambassador to the UAE Constancio R. Vingno Jr. (center), together with Labor Attaché Ophelia Almenario and Assistant Labor Attaché Jay Jasper Javines, met with the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) delegation led by Director Rodrigo Balaqui Jr. on 04 September 2017 at the Philippine Embassy, Abu Dhabi.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (DWDD) – The Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi reported that a total of 1,180 Filipinos in the United Arab Emirates took the Special Professional Licensure Examinations (SPLE) on 01-03 September 2017 at The Philippine Global School in Abu Dhabi.
The number of examinees in SPLE increased by 29.5% compared to 2016 which had 911 examinees.
Director Rodrigo Balaqui Jr. led the nine-member Philippine Regulation Commission (PRC) team for Abu Dhabi composed of Elvira Arellano, Dinah Lim, Lea Francia, Mahalina Duroy, Beatriz Lugena, Nora Siason, Romel Ruiz, and Ronald Allan Denoso .
The PRC team conducted the SPLE for Architects, Certified Public Accountants, Civil Engineers, Dentists, Electronics Engineers, Electronics Technicians, Environmental Planners, Master Plumbers, Mechanical Engineers, Nurses, Physical Therapists, Professional Teachers, Radiologic Technologists, and Veterinary Medicine.
Prior to the examinations, the PRC Abu Dhabi Team conducted on August 27 to 31 a five-day screening and evaluation of documents submitted by the applicants for SPLE at the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Abu Dhabi. POLO, as the lead partner agency of the PRC for SPLE, spearheaded the preparations and conduct of the SPLE in Abu Dhabi, in coordination with the Philippine Professional Organization (PPO) – UAE.
The Embassy and POLO expressed their gratitude to the officers and members of the PPO – UAE under the leadership of its current Chairperson, Ms.Divina Digap, and The Philippine Global School for the support and successful conduct of the licensure exams in Abu Dhabi this year. DFA/MCAG
The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) delegation led by Director Rodrigo Balaqui Jr. posed with officers and members of the Philippine Professional Organization (PPO) – UAE led by Chairperson Divina Digap, and former Chairmen Engr. Antonio Morales and Engr. Epifanio Raquinio Jr., on 01 September 2017, first day of the three-day Special Professional Licensure Examinations (SPLE) at The Philippine Global School, Abu Dhabi. They are joined by Assistant Labor Attaché Jay Jasper Javines, Cultural Officer Delza Bayabao, POLO Administrative Staff Elizabeth Ledesma, and OWWA Administrative Staff Marne Halanes.