VP Leni Robredo is against the abolition of board exams

MANILA, Philippines – Following Secretary Panelo’s proposal to abolish the board/ licensure exams, Vice President Leni Robredo aired her side saying that she is against the idea and instead overhaul the whole education system if this is the plan.

To quote from her statements in her radio show,

“Ang exams hindi naman ito ‘yong walang purpose. Ang purpose nito ay para i-test kung pumasa ka sa standards ng profession mo. Hindi siya puwedeng tatanggalin,”

(The exams, it is not that it has no purpose. It’s purpose is to test if you pass the standards of your profession. It can’t be scrapped.)

“Halimbawa, ayaw mo na magkaroon ng professional exams later on, kailangang i-overhaul mo ang buong education system na nagpo-produce noon,”

(Example, you don’t want to have professional exams later on, there is a need to overhaul the whole education system)

Labor Secretary Silvestro Bello III earlier said that taking and passing board exams specially for nurses should no longer be needed and will thereby recommend to Congress the removal of professional exams altogether.

To quote,

“So sabi ko pag-aralan na ‘yan and then we can recommend to Congress na tanggalin na ‘yung mga exam exam na ‘yan. Gastos sa ating mga nurses. ‘Pag grumaduate na, nakuha na lahat ng kailangang pag-aralan nila, [dapat] pwede nang magpractice, hindi na kailangan ng examination,”

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) is in charge of regulating lots of professionals and administering respective board licensure exams in the Philippines. Few of those are the Certified Public Accountant licensure exams (CPALE), Licensure exams for Professional Teachers (LET), Nursing Licensure Exam (NLE), Criminology Licensure Exam (CLE), Civil Engineering Exam, among others.

Your reactions?

What can you say about the VP Leni Robredo’s statements not to abolish board exams? Tell us below.

10 comments… add one
  • Roland Paul Baltazar Jul 13, 2021 @ 8:44

    Wala nlng masabi Maka kontra lng

  • Rj Jul 13, 2021 @ 8:54

    Change the overall educational systems. We can be the best person doing our profession without the licensure examination.

  • Anonymous Jul 13, 2021 @ 12:18

    I would like to change with the passing rate not the whole education system. As a CPA in transit, iba kasi ang fulfillment na may prc id ka, iba ang fulfillment na makapasa ng board exam. Actually, I’m against with the statement na dapat wala ng board exam, sana reconsiderate naman nila ang mga bagay-bagay, siguro sa passing rate nila dapat i-change hindi naman kasi lahat ng naka-graduate maraming alam. Iba nga diyan sinuhulan lang ang prof para maka-graduate.

  • Anonymous Jul 13, 2021 @ 13:20

    Lahat nlng Ng gawin sa government against cia, wala siyang mabuting nagawa sa government. Wag nlng sayang mgsalita kc Walang katuturan ang mga sinabi nya, puro kontra nlng cia, kung yan ang proposal sang ayon cgro ang karamihan kc dagdag gadtos lng din kc.

  • Anonymous Jul 13, 2021 @ 19:40

    May mga lisensya nga o board passers pero hindi naman passionate sa pagtuturo. Dapat tanggalin sa posisyon yong mga guro na nagpapabaya, magaling LNG sa sahod pero walang love sa kanilang profession. Merong iba nga naghahangad na kanilang katayuan, unfortunately, Hindi pa board passer. Sana sa performance na LNG ang basihan o yong passionate sa pagtuturo ay bibigyan na LNG lisensya, mas mabisa pang basihan yon.

    • Anonymous Jul 13, 2021 @ 23:30

      agree ako jan, performance is the best criteria in any field of profession, napakaraming magaling sa performance na hindi talaga pinapalad na makapasa sa board exam. it doesn’t mean na hindi sila matalino hindi lang siguro sinoswerte.

  • Lyn michelle bailado Jul 14, 2021 @ 21:20

    For me i agree the idea kasi ung iba nakapasa nga walang trabaho nag aabroad nalang or meron mang prc pero dinaman tumataas sa posisyon nila. For me maraming taong they deserve to be promoted kaya lang walang board exam may iba naman jan prc nga na promote naman pero hindi karapatdapat sa kanilang posisyon na ibinigay. Hope that we could take action for this sana naman ma rerealize nung iba dagdagastosin lang ito. Kaya siguro ang hirap imasinso ng ating basa…..

  • Anonymous Jul 14, 2021 @ 21:24

    Sana wala nalang board exam hindi kasi lahat deserve dito.. maraming taong karapatdapat pero hindi naibibigay sakanila.

  • Grets Jul 15, 2021 @ 15:05

    I agree na kaylangan merun parin may exams kahit sa ibang bansa merun talaga. Kaso sa ating bansa subrang mas maraming requirements para maka exams. Ang mga requirements ang tanggalin hindi ang exam.

  • Kirsty Mae Pongos Jul 15, 2021 @ 17:48

    Yes na yes agree ako na WLA nlng exams esp.me nahirapan ako for now Kasi png 4th ko ng mg exam imbes n magpoporsegi ako gusto ko ng mkapagturo pra kumita s hirap ng buhay Kasi wlang trabaho nkapagtapos nga ng 4yrs pro hirap pang mkapag work it’s because dipa mkapasa ng exams,sana WLA nlng pong exams

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