Here are the results of the recent licensure examinations for Physical and Occupational therapists held earlier this month.
The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 323 out of 833 passed the Physical and Occupational Therapist Licensure Examinations given by the Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy in the cities of Manila, Baguio and Cebu this February 2008.
The members of the Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy who gave the licensure examinations are Dr. Reynaldo R. Rey-Matias, Chairman; Raul G. Agustin, Marylynn B. Querouz and Bernadette M. Reyes, Members. Registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will start on Monday, February 11, 2008 but not later than February 26, 2008. Those who will register are required to bring the following: duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal, current Community Tax Certificate (cedula), 2 pieces passport size picture (colored with white background and complete nametag), 1 piece 1″ x 1″ picture (colored with white background and complete nametag), 2 sets of metered documentary stamps, and 1 short brown envelope with name and profession; and to pay the Initial Registration Fee of P600 and Annual Registration Fee of P450 for 2008-2011. Successful examinees should personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals. The oathtaking ceremony of the successful examinees in the said examinations as well as the previous ones who have not taken their Oath of Professional will be held before the Board on Sunday, March 2, 2008 at 1:00 o’clock in the afternoon at Manila Hotel, One Rizal Park, Manila.
For a full list of all successful examinees, go to this link: February 2008 Philippine Physical and Occupational Therapists Licensure Exam Results. Here is also a full account of the February 2008 examination results: Detailed Report of Feb 2008 PT and OT Philippine Board Examination Results.
It looks like our numbers are really dwindling. If you remember in previous years, hopeful examinees were in the thousands. Now, it is just in the hundreds. I hope other people realize that therapists are just as in demand as other professionals in the health care industry.