By Leslie Ann G. Aquino
The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has extended the validity of expiring Professional Identification Card (PICs).
The PIC is an identification card that certifies that the card holder is a duly registered professional and is authorized to practice his or her profession.
In an advisory, the PRC said the validity of the PICs of all professionals expiring during the period of community quarantine is extended until the lifting of the community quarantine period.
After the lapse of the extension period, the PRC said all concerned professionals shall file their applications online for PIC renewal within 30 days therefrom without accruing any surcharges or penalties.
The PRC said all professionals with confirmed renewal appointments within the Enhanced Community Quarantine period will be accommodated upon resumption of operations or upon the lifting of the quarantine period.
The government earlier declared an enhanced community quarantine in Luzon.