Bagong geology law, nilagdaan ni Aquino
IKINATUWA ni Sen. Antonio Trillanes ang paglagda ni Pangulong Benigno Aquino III sa bagong geology law na magpapatingkad sa propesyon ng Filipino geologists upang tumaas ang kalidad ng kanilang kasanayan sa pandaigdigang hamon.
Sa nilagdaang Geology Profession Act of 2012, pinalitan nito ang Republic Act 4209 o ang Geology Profession Act of the Philippines upang umangkop ang propesyon ng geology sa kasalukuyang kondisyon at pandaigdigang pamantayan habang binibigyang proteksiyon ang propesyon sa mula sa hindi kuwalipikadong dayuhan.
Ilan sa mahahalagang probisyon sa bagong batas ang:
1.Redefines and expands the coverage of the practice of geology and delineates the scope of the practice vis-a-vis other allied fields such as mining and metallurgical engineering;
2. Establishes the Professional Regulatory Board of Geology, which shall supervise, control and regulate the practice of geology;
3.Defines the Board’s authority in the conduct of education, examination and licensing of geologists;
4. Provides guidelines for issuing certificates of registration and identification card, as well as certificates of specialization to professionals;
5. Promotes mandatory continuing professional education for geologists in order to ensure that they would be up-to-date on the latest development and innovations in their profession; at
6. Inclusion of a foreign reciprocity clause, which prohibits the practice of foreign geologists in the Philippines unless countries where they come from grant the same or similar privilege to Filipino geologists.
“I thank President Aquino for his swift action of signing this law. It is a milestone towards the development of geology profession in the country.” Ayon kay Trillanes.