PRC HQ to rise soon in Pasay City


The Department of Public Works and Highways has started work on a P872.9-million building that will serve as the new central office of the Professional Regulation Commission.

DPWH Secretary Mark Villar and PRC Chairman Atty. Teofilo Pilando Jr. led the groundbreaking for the building at Bay City in Pasay City last Monday, May 20.

“The construction of this new PRC Building in Pasay City begins the fulfillment of our dream to finally have a national building of its own that can truly cater the needs of the Commission and the professionals,” Pilando said.

He said the old building, surrounded by mostly old dilapidated buildings and establishments, has become obsolete and acquired a negative image among professionals and other stakeholders.

Scheduled for completion in two years, the new PRC building at Phase 1, Super Block A, Central Business Park Island-A, Bay City, Pasay City will be the center for Continuing Professional Development and Professional Licensure Examinations, Villar said.

The building will replace the present PRC main office building in Sampaloc, Manila which was built since World War II.

It will have three modern structures:

* an 11-story building to house the Commission and Professional Regulatory Boards offices
* an 8-storey building to house examination facilities and parking spaces
* a 3-storey building to house the hearing rooms, food court and roof garden.

Villar said the facility would also “provide a venue for local and international events to further prepare Filipino professionals for global practice.”

The new PRC Building will be implemented by DPWH Unified Project Management Office – Buildings and Special Projects Management Cluster headed by Project Director Atty. Johnson Domingo and Project Manager Jose Aguinaldo; and under the direction of DPWH Undersecretary for UPMO Operations and Technical Services Emil Sadain.