Professionals to Face Global Competition
DAVAO CITY, Davao del Sur (PIA) - It's fight or flight for the licensed Filipino professionals when global competition sets in by 2015 as a result of the full implementation of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Economic Community (AEC).
This was the challenge made by Philippine Regulation Commission (PRC) Commissioner Jennifer Jardin-Manalili to the 46 PRC-regulated professions that will have to compete with the ASEAN workforce.
The 46 professions belong to the four general areas including business, social and management, medical and health, and engineering and technology.
"The AEC will be characterized not only by free flow of capital and goods but also the free movement of services and skilled labor," she said.
This is the reason why PRC is holding the series of Basic Free Trade Areas Information Sessions in different parts of the country before the Convergence of Professional for National Building and Global Competitiveness Summit in October. The Davao leg, which is the fourth, was held last week. …