Republic Act 9646 , known as the Real Estate Service Act of the Philippines provides in Sec.2 Article I its Declaration of Policy as follows:
The State recognizes the vital role of Real Estate Service Practitioners in the social, political, economic development and progress of the country.. Hence it shall develop and nurture –through proper and effective regulation and supervision — a corps of technically competent, responsible and respected professional real estate service practitioners whose standards of practice and service shall be globally competitive…
We –members of the Board of Real Estate Service of the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) — are in the process of developing an educational program –in cooperation with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED)—the curricula that the CHED has just adopted last month.
As Professionals we are also required to study and attend the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Program; to be active participants in conferences, seminars and lectures.
We can also advance our knowledge by reading, doing research and studying. This way we can upgrade the quality and skills of the profession.
To study is therefore a duty and obligation of every professional.
The Filipino is globally competitive and it is through education, skills development and training that we can build-up international recognition for being prestigious, reputable and reliable.
We look forward to the formation of the CPE Council who shall be tasked to enforce these objectives. My advice –as we wait for the AIPO organization and election– is that:
We, as Real Estate Professionals, must do our part in helping build-up a strong, competent and knowledgeable corps of Real Estate Professors who will form part of the Real Estate Academe. These highly respected professionals will help form and teach in their capacity as Professors to those pursuing a degree in Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Management.