OFW Architect Speaks Against Trillanes' CPD Law, writes an open letter to Sass Sasot for help - The Daily Sentry

Thursday, July 26, 2018

OFW Architect Speaks Against Trillanes' CPD Law, writes an open letter to Sass Sasot for help

Photo credits to Sass Rogando Sasot and Rappler
Sass Rogando Sasot, Pro-Duterte Blogger and a popular social media personality on Thursday, July 26, 2018, posted on her Facebook page and shared an OFW's open letter to her that allegedly speaks against Senator Antonio Trillanes' Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Law.

The OFW thanked Sasot for posting and discussing the CPD issues which according to the OFW is actually a burden by its costly and time-consuming seminars and trainings.

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The architect then complained that with the new requirements, numerous professionals, particularly Overseas Filipino workers (OFW), who receive low wages, and casual or contractual employees, may not be able to afford the training, seminar, or courses needed to renew their licenses.

Others, he stated, have less access with limited schedules slots, particularly those assigned in offshore areas and are constrained to travel to major cities just to process their applications and complete the required CPD units.

Thus, the architect blames CPD and said that they only implemented it as a source of corruption as the people conducting the seminars are the only ones who benefit from it.

Likewise the OFW Architect asked Sasot's help to hear their invocation by not making the renewal of license mandatory because as per him, it should be their own choice if they want to grow in a professional way or not.

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Read full letter below:


"Hi po Maam Sass.

Im one of the OFW working as Architect here at UAE..Maraming salamat po sa pagpost regarding sa CPD issues.. Bilang isang OFW po napakahirap para sa amin magtrabaho malayo sa pamilya. Sakripisyo at homesick kalaban namin. Pahirap po ang CPD, hindi naman po lahat malaki ang sahod pra mkaattend ng seminar. Madalas po ang schedule ng seminar dito ay during weekend (friday) na kung kelan ka pwede lang magpahinga. Pero sa situation ko po ay pumapasok po ako every friday pra mag overtime upang sa ganun mkadagdag po ng allowance na ipapadala sa pamilya. Limited lang din po slot na pwede umatend.kaya po kapag nalate kayo ng early registration e better luck next time na lang. Ang iba ko pa po mga kaibigan e sa offshore pa nkaassign. Hindi po sila makapunta sa city dahil sobra layo po kaya wala talaga chance mkaattend. Ang nangyayari po kaya lang ngpupunta seminar e para mkaearn lang ng points.nawawala na yung aim ng CPD for professional growth. E yung mga topics nman sa seminar e natutunan nmin sa work which is more better way to learn po than to attend the seminar. Ginagawa lang nila source of corruption ang CPD

Pinapayaman lang nila ang mga ngconduct ng seminars na halos paulit ulit lang din ang topic. Hindi po basehan ang mga seminars pra matuto ka at para may malaman kang new technology, mag goggle ka lang andun na lahat kng ano gsto mo information na malaman.

Maganda nman po yung goal ng CPD pero sana wag nila gawin mandatory to renew the license. Its a choice din po namin if gusto namin mag grow in a professional way..

Maraming salamat po uli sa support at sana mapakinggan ang hinaing namin.

God bless..


See attached po.. Yan po ung send ng mga kapwa ko arkitekto na nsa pinas s private chat group nmin.. Andyn po yung sample financial report ng mga chapters sa isang seminar lang for your reference lang po.. Pra makita nyo po kung gaano kalaki kinikita nila.. Nkakapanglumo. Sinasamantala ng iba pra pagkaperahan at gatasan ang mga professionals tulad namin. Salamat po uli.."

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