The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) in coordination with the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Philippine Bureau of Immigration, and the Philippine Professional Organizations (PPO) offered this option for Filipinos working in the Middle East to be able to take the exams in Saudi Arabia. They no longer need to go home to the Philippines just to take the licensure exams.
President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo issued an Executive Order No. 835, hereby instructing the Philippine Labor department to conduct Special Professional Licensure Board Examinations for qualified overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and other Middle East countries.
GMA quoted, “It is the thrust of the national government to encourage qualified OFWs to take and pass the licensure board examinations abroad as it would greatly enhance their edge and competitiveness in the labor market, and it would spare them from expensive travel expenses and rigorous travel permits form their employers and/or host countries”
The licensure exams will be conducted once every year. The first will be on December 2009.
This is a good news indeed for our modern day heroes.