[ LETTER OF INSTRUCTION NO. 1000, March 20, 1980 ]
THE PROFESSIONAL REGULATION COMMISSION, THE MINISTRY OF HUMAN SETTLEMENTS, THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, THE MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS, THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND CULTURE, THE MINISTRY OF PUBLIC HIGHWAYS, THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS, THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM, AND ALL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES CONCERNED
WHEREAS, P.D. 223 created the Professional Regulation Commission charged with the supervision and regulation over the professional practice in the Philippines;
WHEREAS, in support of PD 223 and its implementing rules and regulations, the various professional organizations have voluntarily integrated themselves, one for each profession, and subsequently accredited by the Professional Regulation Commission;
WHEREAS, integrated professional organizations are necessary for the upliftment of the standards of the professions through their self-regulation and discipline for better service to the Filipino people;
WHEREAS, the PRC accredited integrated professional organizations contribute an important role in promoting and maintaining high professional, ethical, and technical standards among its members through their continuing education activities, thereby elevating then to a higher level of competence, proficiency integrity and social commitment;
WHEREAS, the PRC accredited bonafide professional organizations which truly represent the professionals in our country, have proven their capabilities, competence and social consciousness by collaborating with government agencies in the pursuit of national goals, and through the several national, regional and international conferences which they have sponsored, organized, or attended.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President and Prime Minister of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the power vested in me by the Constitution do hereby order and direct the Professional Regulation Commission, the Ministry of Human Settlements, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Ministry Public Highways, the Ministry of Public Works, the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications and all government agencies concerned to authorize and support only PRC accredited bonafide professional organizations, and their members to organize host, sponsor or represent the Filipino professionals in national regional and international forums, conferences, conventions where the concerned professions are involved, AND I FURTHER ORDER AND DIRECT that all government agencies and any of its instrumentalities shall give priority to members of the accredited professional organizations in the hiring of its employees and in the engagement of professional services.
This Letter of Instruction shall take effect immediately.
Done in the City of Manila, this 20th day of March, in the Year of Our Lord, nineteen Hundred and Eighty.
(Sgd.) FERDINAND E. MARCOS
President of the Philippines
President of the Philippines