February 3, 2016, 4:55p.m. – TWO UST PROFESSORS have been appointed first members of the first-ever Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Board of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). 

Philippine Medical Association (PMA) president Ma. Minerva Calimag was appointed the first member of the Council of Medicine while Mila Delia Llanes, who was president of the Philippine Nurses’ Association until last month, will now serve the first member of the Council of Nursing of the newly-created board of the PRC.

Calimag and Llanes are currently professors of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and the College of Nursing, respectively.

Their appointments follow Section 9 (b) of [Republic Act] 8981 or the “PRC Modernization Act of 2000” and Resolution No. 2013-774, Series of 2013 or the “Revised Guidelines on the [CPD] Program for all Registered and Licensed Professionals.”

According to the resolution, the CPD shall be tasked to “improve the quality of the country’s reservoir of registered professionals by updating them on the latest scientific/technological/ethical trends in their practice” and “to provide support to lifelong learning in the enhancement of competencies of Filipino professionals towards the delivery of quality and ethical services both locally and globally.”

In UST, Llanes teaches Research, Leadership and Management courses and is the Research Subject Coordinator while Calimag teaches Pharmacology, Anesthesiology, and Clinical Epidemiology. Clarence I. Hormachuelos


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