MANILA - The validity of professional identification cards (PIC) set to expire during the period of the enhanced community quarantine is extended until the end of the lockdown period, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) said as the country continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic.
"The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) informs the public that the validity of the Professional Identification Card of all professionals expiring during the period of community quarantine is extended until the lifting of the community quarantine period," the regulatory body said in an advisory issued last month.
The PRC added that after the lockdown period, all concerned professionals may file their PIC renewal online within 30 days without incurring any surcharges or penalties.
All professionals with confirmed renewal appointments during the quarantine period shall be accommodated once PRC operations resume after the lockdown.
The PRC told professionals to check its website and social media accounts for further announcement.
Luzon and other areas in the Visayas and Mindanao were placed on lockdown to curb the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The Luzon-wide lockdown was extended until April 30 from its original end date of April 12.
As of Sunday, the country recorded 6,259 COVID-19 cases, with 572 recoveries and 409 deaths.