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Board Member to head appeal in behalf of nurses

Board Member to head appeal in behalf of nurses

BOARD member and mother of a nursing board passer, Cecilia Capadosa will lead a plea for President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to intervene on the revocation of the oath-taking ceremonies made on nurses.

Capadosa's son is a Nursing graduate in St. Paul's University of Iloilo. Her son and other board passers were not issued with licenses after the examination leakage reported in Baguio earlier.

"Mothers of Nursing Board passers like me are crying over what is presently happening," Capadosa said.

She said that her son went to the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) to get his license but it was not given to him.

Last week, the Court of Appeals (CA) issued a Temporary Restraining Order on oath taking ceremonies for the June batch of Nursing Board exam passers.

There were more or less 600 of oath takers at the ceremony held also last week at the Central Philippine University (CPU) Rose Memorial Hall.

These passers came from various colleges here and Capadosa's son was one of them.

The Board Member from the 2nd District said that she would announce this before the Provincial Board today during the session. She would propose a resolution seeking for a presidential intervention through the Department of Justice (DOJ).

"I'm sure the President could intervene with the present situation. There are 17,000 nursing board passers in the region whose parents expressed support on doing it."

They would ask for the lifting of the TRO, she said.

Capadosa said many parents of nursing board passers coming from Aklan and Roxas came to her office last week and contemplated on making such request before the President.

She is set to make the privilege speech Tuesday in which she'd propose her resolution. The passage of which depends on the opinion of the PB members.


Meanwhile, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Monday ordered the reorganization of the nursing board of the PRC and the changing of the nursing examiners in the light of the cheating in the 2006 nursing board examinations.

Arroyo, in an interview with RMN, said she told PRC chair Leonor Rocero last Sunday to find a solution to the controversy without having to punish the innocent with those who are guilty.

"I told her that there should be a reorganization of the nursing board," she said.

She said Rocero gets to keep her position because the problem with the nursing examination is only isolated.

Arroyo said she informed Commission on Higher Education (Ched) chairman Carlito Puno that she will issue an executive order placing the review centers of the nursing board under Ched.

She said she will place the PRC under the labor department so that the issue of how to deal with the nursing controversy would be tackled at the Cabinet level.

Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita said MalacaƱang is also waiting for the results of the investigation of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on the leakage.

Mona Valisno, presidential assistant on education, proposed the creation of a professional body in the PRC that will solely handle the testing instruments and upgrade the validity and professionalism of all exams based on international standards.

Valisno, in a memorandum to the President, said the body and the regulatory boards should be composed of people who are not connected with any schools to ensure the integrity of the exams and that there is no conflict of interest. (LABB)


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