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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO.

1308 Regulating the Practice of the Profession of Environmental Planning in the Philippines WHEREAS, the New Society is pursuing an integrated program of social economic and political reforms so that it may be able to establish a secure national community and improve the quality of life and the people; WHEREAS, in achieving these ends the government has utilizing the concept of environmental planning as one of its principal instruments, operationalized through the creation of the Human Settlements Commission and the National Coordinating Council for Town Planning, Housing and Zoning; WHEREAS, a comprehensive system of environment planning which seeks to conserve, rehabilitate and develop the physical environment and natural resources of the nation has already been established together with a National Framework Plan that translates into Physical and spatial considerations policies on land capability, urbanization, agricultural development and natural resources development; WHEREAS, the Institute of Environmental Planning in the University of the Philippines has been established for the precise purpose of providing assistance in the implementation of this comprehensive system and of developing a pool of capable Environmental Planners; WHEREAS, in recognition of the significant role and substantial contribution that the science of environmental planning has made to the country there appears a need to professionalize and regulate its practice in the Philippines. NOW, THEREFORE, I, FREDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the constitution, do hereby order and decree, as follows: Title I TITLE OF DECREE AND SCOPE OF PRACTICE Section 1. Title This Decree shall be known as the Law Regulating the Environmental Planning Profession in the Philippines. Section 2. Definition of Terms a. Environmental planning refers to activities concerned with the management and development of land, as well as the preservation, conservation, and rehabilitation of the human environment. b. The term environmental planner, as used in this Decree, refers to a person engaged in the practice of environmental planning and duly registered with the Board of Environmental Planning in the manner herein provided. Section 3. Scope of Practice The Practice of environmental planning, within the meaning and intent of this Decree shall embrace, inter alia, professional services in the form of technical consultation, plan preparation, and/or implementation involving the following: a. Development of a community, town, city or region; b. Development of a site for a particular need such as housing, centers for activities concerned with research, education, culture, recreation, or

government, industrial, estates, agriculture, and water resources, including creating a spatial arrangement of buildings, utilities and communication routes; c. Land use and zoning plans for the management and development preservation, conservation, rehabilitation, and control of the environment; and d. Pre-investment, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies. Title II BOARD OF ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING Section 4. Creation of a Board of Environmental Planning. Within thirty (30) days after the approval of this Decree, there shall be created a Board of Environmental Planning, hereinafter referred to as the Board, which shall be composed of a chairman and two (2) members. They shall be appointed by the President of the Philippines from among those recommended by the Philippine Institute of Environmental Planners (PIEP). Section 5. Tenure of the Board Member The members of the Board shall hold office for a term of three (3) years after their appointment until their successor shall have been appointed and shall have duly qualified: Provided, however, That the members of the Board first appointed under this Decree shall hold office for the following terms: one member for one year one member for two years; and one member for three years. Each member of the Board shall qualify by taking the proper oath of office before assumptions of his duties. Section 6. Qualification of Board Members Each member of the Board shall, at the time of

his appointment, possess the following qualification: a. A citizen and resident of the Philippines; b. At least thirty (30) years of age and of good moral character; c. A holder of an environmental planning degree or its equivalent from a recognized and legally constituted institution of higher learning and with at least three (3) years of practical experience in environmental planning, prior to his appointment or a degree holder in architecture , civil engineering, economics, public administration, or sociology and with at least five (5) years of practical experience in environmental planning, prior to his appointment; and d. A registered environmental planner duly qualified to practice environmental planning in the Philippines. The members of the first Board shall be deemed automatically registered as environmental planner upon assumption of their duties as members of the Board. Section 7. Causes for Removal from Office Any member of the Board may be removed from office for neglect of duty, incompetence, malpractice, unprofessional, unethical, immoral or dishonorable conduct after having been given the opportunity to defend himself in a proper administrative investigation; Provided, that during the process of investigation, the President of the Philippines shall suspend such member under investigation and shall appoint a temporary member in his place. Vacancies in

the Board shall be filled for the unexpired term only. Section 8. Powers ad Functions of the Board. The Board shall have the following powers and functions: a. Issue certificates of registration for the practice of environmental planning and suspend or revoke the same for cause provided herein; b. Issue certificates of recognition to environmental planers already registered under this Decree for specialized training undertaken in physical planning, administrative planning or planning law, or in any other branch of environmental planning, subject to the approval of the Professional Regulation Commission, hereinafter referred to as Commission. c. Approved registration without examination and the issuance of the corresponding certificates of registration in accordance with Section 12 of Title III of this Decree. d. Determine ad prepare the contents of licensure examinations, score and rate the examination papers and submit the results thereof to the Commission within one hundred twenty (120) days after the last examination day. e. Adopt a Code of Ethics in the practice of environmental planning. f. Adopt an official seal to authenticate its official documents. g. Inspect, coordinate with the Department of Education and Culture, at least once a year, educational institution offering courses in environmental planning in the Philippines to ensure that these

institutions maintain high standard of planning education. h. Look from time to time, into the conditions affecting the practice of environmental planning profession ad adopt measures necessary for the enhancement of the environmental planning profession. i. Investigate violations of this Decree and rules and regulations thereunder as many come to its knowledge and, for this purpose issue subpoena and subpoena duces tecum to secure the appearance of witnesses and exhibition of the documents and other evidence necessary in connection with performance of its functions. j. Delegate the conduct of hearing or investigation of administrative cases filed before the Board. k. Promulgate decisions on such administrative cases subject to the review by the Commission. l. Issue, with the approval of the Commission, such rules and regulations as may be deemed necessary to carry out the provisions of this Decree; and m. Discharge such other powers and duties as may affect professionals, ethical and technological standards of the environmental planning profession in the Philippines. Section 9. Fees ad Compensation of the Board a. The Board shall charge for each application the sum of one hundred pesos (P100.00) upon filing of said application, and for registration purposes, the amount of fifty pesos (P50.00) payable to the collecting and disbursing officer of the Commission.

b. Each member of the Board, whether a government employee or not, shall receive a compensation of twenty-five pesos (P25.00) for each applicant examined or registered without examination, and a per diem not exceeding fifty pesos (P50.00) for each day of attendance in administrative investigations and ocular inspection lasting for more than one (1) hour at a time: Provided, that the total annual compensation of each member shall not exceed thirty-six thousand pesos (P36,000.00) c. All authorized expenses of the Board, including the compensation provided for herein, shall be paid by the collecting and the disbursing officer of the Commission out of such appropriation as may be made for the purpose. Section 10. Annual Report. The Board shall, at the end of each calendar year, submit to the Commission a detailed report of its activities ad proceedings during the year embodying also such recommendations as it may deem proper to promote the policies and objectives of this Decree. Title III EXAMINATIO AND REGISTRATION Section 11. Registration Required Upon the effectivity of this Decree, no person shall practice or offer to practice environmental planning in the Philippines without having obtained the proper certificate of registration from the Board. Section 12. Examination Requirements Except as otherwise permitted under Section 12 of this

Title, all applicants for Registration for the practice of environmental planning shall be required to pass the required professional examination as herein provided. Section 13.Registratio without Examination A certificate of registration for environmental planners shall be issued to any applicant by the Board first constituted, without requiring the passing of the examination herein prescribed: Provided, that he registers within one (1) year after the constitution of the said Board and that he possesses the following qualifications: a. He must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age; b. He must be a Filipino Citizen; c. He must e currently involved in the practice of environmental planning; and d. He must have any of the following academic and/or training background or experience: 1. Masteral degree in environmental planning, city and regional planning, or town and country planning or its equivalent from a school recognized by the government, plus one (1) year of environmental planning experience. 2. Masteral degree in a field of discipline related to planning such as architecture, civil engineering, geography, economics, public administration, or sociology, plus two (2) years of environmental planning experience by the Board. 3. Masteral degree in a field of discipline related to planning, other than those listed I paragraph (2) above, plus two (2) years of environmental planning experience, and either of the following additional qualifications:

3.1 Completion of at least eighteen units of graduate course work in environmental planning; 3.2 Completion of a training program or program the total number of hours of which is equivalent to the number of graduate course work in environmental planning. 4. Bachelors degree in environmental planning, city and regional planning, or town and country planning from a school or institution recognized by the Government, plus three (3) years of environmental planning experience acceptable by the Board; 5. Bachelors degree in a field of discipline related to planning such as architecture, civil engineering, geography, economics, public administration, or sociology, plus four (4) years of environmental planning experience accepted by the Board; or 6. Civil service eligibility in planning or city planning, plus five years of environmental planning experience. Section 14. Holding of Examination Examination for candidates desiring to practice environmental planning in the Philippines shall be given once a year in Metro Manila at such dates to be determined by the Commission. Section 15. Subjects of Examination Applicants for certificates of registration as environmental planners shall be examined on comprehensive plan preparation including the following subjects: a. Physical planning, such as zoning, land use and water resources studies; analysis of microclimate, vegetation,

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topography, soil conditions, ecological and geological conditions; site planning; design and planning of infrastructure and transportation systems, communications and utilities systems, housing and community facilities; analysis of space standards and interrelationship of building layouts and buildings envelopes; detailed planning design, etc; Social planning, such as the sociological anthropological ad demographic aspects and requirements of planning; Economic planning, such as economic resources analysis, assessment of economic facilities, industrial siting, determination of labor and transport requirements of industries, analysis of statistical information and economic linkages among different economic activities, etc.; Planning law and administration, such as organization & administration of a planning agency, preparation of cases in planning & zoning litigations, public policy instruments, professional practice, laws and ethics, & standard rules and regulations, etc.; Special planning studies, project planning, pre-investment and feasibility studies, etc. Subject groupings with corresponding percentage rating shall be determined by the Board and approved by the Commission. Subjects not enumerated herein shall not be construed as excluded in this subject listing if in the opinion of the Board, such inclusion is necessary.

Section 16. Qualification for Examination Any person applying for admission to the environmental planning examination as herein

provided shall, prior to the dates of the examination, established to the satisfaction of the Board that he has the following qualifications: a. A citizen of the Philippines; b. At least twenty-one (21) years of age; and c. A holder of any of the following: 1. Masteral degree in environmental planning, city and regional planning or town and country planning, or town and country planning, or its equivalent acceptable to the Board. 2. Bachelors degree in environmental planning city and regional planning, or town and country planning, or its equivalent, and with two (2) years of environmental planning experience certified by a registered environmental planner; 3. Masteral degree in either architecture, civil engineering, economics, public administration or sociology, and with one (1) year of environmental planner; or 4. Bachelors degree in either architecture, civil engineering, economics, public administration, or sociology, and with two (2) years of environmental planning experience certified by a registered environmental planner. Section 17. Refusal to Issue Certificate The Board shall not issue a certificate of registration to any person who suffers from any of the following disqualifications: a. Conviction by a court of competent jurisdiction of any criminal offense involving moral turpitude;

b. Conviction in an administrative case of any offense involving immorality or notoriously undesirable conduct; and c. Has unsound mind. Section 18. Oath of Environmental Planners all successful candidates in the examination shall take the prescribed professional oath before the Board or before any other government official authorized to administer such oath prior to entering the practice of the profession. Section 19. Planning Services by a Registered Environmental Planning a. It shall be unlawful for any person to render planning services as defined in Section 3, Title I hereof, unless the plans, designs and programs have been prepared under, and signed and sealed by a registered environmental planner. b. It shall be unlawful for any environmental planner to sign his name, affix his seal or use any other method of signature on plans, specifications or other documents prepared by other environmental planner or made under the supervision of another environmental planner. It shall likewise be unlawful for any person. Except the environmental planner in charge, to sign for any branch of the work, or any function o environmental planning practice, not actually performed by him. The environmental planner in charge shall be fully responsible for all plans, specifications and other documents issued under his seal or authorized signature. c. It shall be unlawful for any person, without the written consent of the environmental planner or author of said

documents, to amend, revise, duplicate or make copies of said documents for use in the repetition of and for other projects whether executed partly or in whole. Section 20. Consulting Firms and Corporations Engaged I Environmental Planning Practice A consulting firm, partnership, Company Corporation, or association may engage in the practice of environmental planning in the Philippines: Provided, That it complies with the following requirements: a. The consulting firm, partnership, company, corporation, or association is registered as Commission to engage I the practice of environmental planning in the Philippines: Provided, That at least seventy-five (75) percent of the entire membership of the entire membership of the Board of the corporation, partnership, firm or association shall be registered environmental planners and at least seventy-five (75) percent of the total capitalization of the said entity is owned by them; and b. The practice of the consulting firm, partnership, company, corporation or association in environmental planning shall be carried out by the duly registered environmental planners. Section 21. Roster of Environmental Planners A roster showing the names and places of business of all registered environmental planners or of those holding Certificate of Recognition along special branches of environmental planning, shall be prepared and kept by the Board and by the Secretary of the Commission, Copies of this roster shall be furnished to all building officials and

governmental agencies involved in planning and/or approval of environmental plans, and shall be made available to the public upon request. Section 22. Suspension and Revocation of Certificates Subject to the approval of the Commission, the Board shall have the power, after due notice and hearing, to suspend or revoke the certificate of registration for any cause mentioned in Section 16 of this Title. Section 23. Re-issuance and Replacement of Certificate The Board may, after the expiration one (1) year from the date a certificate or registration is revoked and for valid reasons, entertain an application for the issuance of a new certificate of registration. Section 24. Use a Seal All registered environmental planners shall obtain a seal of such design as the Board shall authorize and direct: Provided, however, that the serial number of the certificate issued by the Board shall be included in the design of the seal, Plans design and programs prepared by, or under the direct supervision of a registered environmental planner shall be stamped with the said seal during the life of the registrants certificate, and it shall be unlawful for anyone to stamp or seal any documents with the said seal after the certificate of the registrant named thereon has expired or has been revoked, unless said certificate shall have been renewed or reissued. Title IV ENFORCEMENT OF DECREE AND PENAL PROVISIONS Section 25. Enforcement by Government Officials and Officers of the Law It shall be the

duty of all government officials and duly constituted law officers of the national, provincial city and municipal governments, to assist the Board and the Commission in enforcing the provisions of this Decree and to prosecute any person violating the same. In this connection, heads of government offices, departments, bureaus, government-owned or controlled corporations, provincial governors, and city and municipal mayors shall appoint only qualified and/or registered environmental planners to positions requiring the knowledge, skill, and competence of environmental planners. Section 26. Penal Provision Any person committing any of the following acts shall, upon conviction, be sentenced by imprisonment of not less than six (6) months, nor more than five (5) years, or a fine not less than two thousand pesos (P2,000.00) nor more than five thousand pesos (P5,000.00) or both, in the discretion of the Court: a. Engaging in the practice of environmental planning in the Philippines without having been registered or without having conformed to the provisions of this Decree; b. Presenting or attempting to use as his own the certificate of registration of a registered environmental planner; c. Giving any false or forged evidence of any kind to the Board, or impersonation any registered environmental planner; d. Attempting to use a revoked or suspended certificate of registration. Using in connection with his name or otherwise assuming, e. Using or advertising any title or description tending to convey the impression that he is an certificate of registration; or

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Violating any of the provisions of this Decree. In case the offender is a corporation, partnership or juridical person, the penalty of imprisonment shall be imposed on the officer or officers responsible for permitting or causing the violation.

Section 27. Repealing Clause All laws, parts if laws, decrees, orders, letters of instructions and ordinances, or regulations conflict with the provisions hereof, are hereby repealed or modified accordingly. Section 28. Separability Clause If any part of section of this Decree shall be declared unconstitutional, such declaration shall not invalidate the other provisions hereof. Section 29. Effectivity This Decree shall take effect six months after the constitution of the Board. Done in the City of Manila, this 2nd day of Match, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy seven. Resolution No. 01 Series of 1994 Rules and Regulations Governing the Examination, Registration, Licensure and the Practice of Environmental Planning Pursuant to Section 8, paragraph (1) of Presidential Decree Number 1308, otherwise known as the Law Regulating the Environmental Planning Profession in the Philippines, the Board hereby prescribed and promulgates the following Rules and Regulations to carry out the provisions of the Decree;

Rule I DEFINITION OF TERMS Section 1. Definition of terms. a. Commission shall refer to the PRC; b. Board shall refer to the Board of Environmental Planning; c. Environmental planning refers to those activities concerned with the planning, development and management of land as well as the preservation environment; d. Environmental Planners refers to a person engaged in the practice of environmental planning and duly registered with the Board of Environmental Planning with valid Certificate of Registration and valid Professional License. Rule II SCOPE OF PRACTICE Section 2. Scope of Practice The practice of Environmental Planning shall include professional services in the form of technical consultation, plan preparation, and/or implementation involving the following: a. Development of community, town, city or region; b. Development of a site for a particular need such as housing centers for activities concerned with research, education, culture recreation or water resources including a spatial arrangement of buildings, utilities and communication routes; c. Land use and zoning plans for the management and development, preservation, conservation, rehabilitation and control of the environment.

d. Pre-investment, pre-feasibility studies. Rule III DUTIES AND POWERS OF THE BOARD Section 3. Enforcement and Execution The Board in the enforcement and administration of Presidential Decree 1308: the Law Regulating the Practice of Environmental Planning Profession and in the execution and performance of its powers, duties, functions and responsibilities set forth therein shall rely or seek the supervision, assistance, support and advice of the Professional Regulation Commission through the latters offices, divisions, sections and units. Section 4. Promulgation of Decisions, Rules, etc To promulgate a decision, resolution or order, in an administrative case, or a policy, rule and/or regulation measure, directive, order, circular, or other resolution for the implementation of P.D. 1308, the Board shall meet an en banc and vote personally. Both a quorum and a majority vote are pre-requisite for the validity of any of the foregoing actions, A quorum or majority vote shall consist of two of the total membership or composition of the Board. An official action of the Board other than the decision, resolution or order issued by in an administrative case shall be valid and enforceable, and effective only after it shall have been approved by the Commission and published in the Official Gazette or newspaper of general circulation. Publication of a Boards decision or order which is internal, administrative and not affecting the public, and nor penal or disciplinary in nature, shall not be required.

Section 5. Monthly Regular and Special Meetings The Board shall hold a regular meeting within the Commissions premises on a date and time fixed by the Board, A special meeting may be called to deliberate on or attend to important and urgent business. The meeting shall be deemed official only if it is attend to or the proceedings thereof are taken by the Secretary of the Professional Regulation Boards, Any of the Board shall designate at least one member to be at the Commissions premises during the week to attend to matters that any of the offices divisions sections or units of the Commission may refer thereto for appropriate action. Section 6. Official Business With the Commission. For any dealing, transaction or business with the Commissioner, Commissioner shall be the spokesman, representative or liaison of the Board. He may authorize or designate any of the members of the Secretary of the Professional Regulatory Boards in the Case of his absence or indisposition. Section 7. Assignment of Duties The Chairman shall be responsible for the assignment of duties and responsibilities to the members and for the supervision and management of their work. Section 8. Opinion On and Interpretation of P.D. 1308 and the Boards Rules and Policies The Board on the discharge of the quasi-legislative (rule making) power may issue an opinion on construction, or interpretation of any provision of P.D. 1308, of Rules of Regulations, Code of Ethics, policies, issuance, etc. the issuance of the herein Boards official action shall be released through the Chairman, or a Board member or the Secretary of the Professional

Regulatory Boards as signatory if authorized by the Chairman. Section 9. Action on Communication - Queries or communications which do not require collective official action or reply of the Board or which are ministerially actionable may be answered and signed by the Chairman or a Board Member or the Secretary of the Professional Regulatory Board if authorized by the Chairman. Section 10. Place and Date of Examination The licensure examination shall be given once a year Metro Manila. The Board shall recommend to the Commission for the approval the schedule and venue of the licensure examination for Environmental Planners. However, extension of examination in another venue may be proposed by the Board to the Commission for approval after compliance with the requirements imposed by the Commission. Section 11. Subjects and Percentage Weights The grouped of classified subjects in the licensure examination for environmental planners shall be the following with their corresponding percentage weights:
a. b. c. d. e. Physical Planning, etc. 25% Social Planning, etc. 20% Economical Planning, etc. 20% Planning Law and Administration, etc. 20% Special Planning Studies, etc. 15%

Each subject, or group of subjects, shall have a syllabus, containing the concepts and topics thereof, that serves as the basis for the framing of question. The examination shall be fully computerized; that is questions prepared, or adopted by a Board Member shall be inputted into the question bank and extracted therefrom through the randomization into sets;

and the correction of the test papers shall be, by computer for the 70% objective type (multiple choice) and by manual for the 30% for subjective or problem-solving type. Section 12. Program of Examination The Board shall issue a program for every scheduled examination indicating therein the subjects with their dates, time and percentage weights, the instruction, and the names and signatures of the Chairman of the Board and the Secretary of the Regulatory Boards, twenty (20) days prior to the first day of the examination. Section 13. The Publication of the Examination The dates and the venue or names of the licensure examination shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation and/or disseminated through schools, colleges and universities offering the courses of environmental planning or its equivalent at least one (1) month prior to the first day of the examination. Section 14. Qualifications for Examination An applicant for the environmental planning examination shall have the following qualifications: a. A citizen of the Philippines; b. At least twenty-one (21) years of age; and c. A holder of any of the following: 1. Masteral degree in environmental planning, city and regional planning, or town and country planning, or the equivalent acceptable to the Board; 2. Bachelors degree in environmental planning, city and regional planning, or equivalent, and with two (2) years of certified by a registered Environmental Planner.

3. Masteral degree in either architecture, civil engineering, economics, public administration or sociology, and with one (1) years of environmental planning experience certified by a registered Environmental Planner; or 4. Bachelors degree in either architecture, civil engineering, economics, public administration, or sociology, and with two (2) years of environmental planning experience certified by a registered Environmental Planner; Section 15. Filing of Application for Examination. An applicant for examination shall file his/her application in for prescribed by a Commission at least ten (10) days prior to the examination together with hereunder documents, to wit: a. Proof of Philippine citizenship, e.g. Certificate of Naturalization, voters affidavit or voters ID Cards; b. Certificate of Live Birth and/or Marriage Contract (if applicant is married female); c. Transcript of Records with the name of the S.O. No. unless exempt therefrom due to accreditation of the course by the DECS or to being a state school/college graduate and certification of environmental planning experience issued by a registered Environmental Planner; and d. Certification of his/her good moral character or any other proof that he/she possesses such character. Approval or denial of application shall be approved unless all the qualifications shall have been substantially established by the applicant with his/her proofs or documents above mentioned.

Section 16. Rating in the Examination To pass the examination an examinee must obtain a weighted average of at least 70% with no grade lower than 50% in any subject. An examinee who gets a weighted average of 70% or more but with a grade of below 50% in any subject shall be considered to have failed the examination and shall be allowed to retake only the said subject/s for not more than two (2) times until he/she shall have obtained 70% therein. If, after the second re-examination in the same subject/s, he/she should still fail therein, he/she shall be required to retake all the subjects in the examination. Once he/she obtains 70% weighted average rating of 70% or more shall be considered a passing weighted average rating. Rule V REGISTRATION WITHOUT EXAMINATION Section 17. Filing of Application without Examination An applicant for registration without examination shall file his/her application in a form prescribed by the Commission at anytime within the one (1) year period for registration from the constitution of the Board on June 25, 1993 together with the hereunder documents, to wit: a. Proof of Philippine citizenship, e.g. Certificate of Naturalization, voters affidavit or voters ID Cards; b. Certificate of Live Birth, and/or Marriage Contract (if applicant is a married female); c. Transcript of Records with the name of the degree/course, date of graduation and S.O. No. unless exempt therefrom due to

accreditation of the course by the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS) or to being a state school/college graduate; d. Certificate of Environmental Planning experience; e. He must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age. Section 18. Qualifications of Registration Without Examination an applicant for registration without examination shall have any of the following academic and/or training backgrounds or experiences: a. Masteral degree in environmental planning, city and regional planning, or town and country planning, or its equivalent from a school recognized by the government, plus one year of environmental planning experience; b. Masteral degree in a field of discipline related to planning, such as architecture, civil engineering, geography, economics, public administration, or sociology, plus two years of environmental planning experience; c. Masteral degree in a field of discipline related to planning, other than those listed in paragraph (b) above, plus two years of environmental planning experience, and either of the following additional qualifications: 1. Completion of at least eighteen (18) units of graduate course in environmental planning; or 2. Completion of a training program or program the total number of hours of which is equivalent to the no. of graduate course work in environmental planning. d. Bachelors degree in environmental planning, city and regional planning, or

town and country planning from a school or institution recognized by the government, plus three (3) years of environmental planning experience acceptable by the Board; e. Bachelors Degree in a field of discipline related to planning such as architecture, civil engineering, geography, economics, public administration, or sociology, plus four (4) years of environmental planning experience accepted by the Board; f. Bachelors degree in a field of discipline related to planning, other than those listed in paragraph (d) above, plus eighteen (18) graduate units in planning and three (3) years of environmental planning experience acceptable by the Board; and g. Civil service eligibility in planning or city planning plus five years of environmental planning experience. Rule VI ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION AND PROFESSIONAL LICENSE Section 19. Registration and Issuance of Certificate of Registration and Professional License Upon compliance withal the legal requirements for registration with or without examination, a registrant shall be allowed to enroll his/her name and other essential data in the Roster of Environmental Planners. And accordingly, shall be issued with the Certificate of Registration and Professional License. Section 20. Taking the Oath of Environmental Planners All applicants for registration with or without examination who are eligible for registration as Environmental Planners shall be

allowed to take their oath as such only after they shall have registered. Section 21. Renewal of Professional License The professional license shall be renewed after every three (3) years on the birth month of the registered Environmental Planner upon compliance with Continuing Professional Education (CPE) requirements unless exempted therefrom, and upon payment of the annual registration fees for the three (3) years. Section 22. Delisting An Environmental Planner who has been delinquent in the payment of his/her annual registration fees for five (5) continuous years since his/her last payment shall not be allowed to continue practicing his/her profession after his/her name shall have been delisted from the Roster of Environmental Planners. The said period may be interrupted upon surrender of a Certificate of Registration and/or Professional License of the Commission. Section 23. Lifting of Deferment of Registration Should the disciplinary action imposed under Section 17, Art. III of Presidential Decree No. 1308 be not cancellation of examination papers and/or debarment from taking future examination, the respondent examinee who has passed the examination be allowed by the Commission to register upon recommendation of the Board after the lapse of no less than one (1) year from the date of the decision. Section 24. Re-issuance of Certificate of Registration A registered Environmental Planner whose Certificate of Registration has been revoked mad, after the lapse of one (1) year from the surrender thereof, be re-issued with such certificate upon approval by the Commission, after he/she established to the

Board that he/she is still fit to continue practicing his/her profession/ Section 25. Registration Number and Expiry Date of the Professional License A Registered Environmental Planner shall indicate his/her Certificate of Registration with date of issuance and the expiry date of validity of his/her professional License in the document he/she issues, sign and uses in the practice of his/her profession. RULE VII MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS Section 26. Administrative Investigation The conduct and procedures of an investigation initiated by the Board against an examinee or a registered Environmental Planner shall be governed by the provisions set in Articles IV, V and VI of the Rules and Regulation Governing the regulations and Practice of Professionals and/or any other rules that may be issued by the Commission, Board or the President of the Republic of the Philippines. The Rules of the Court shall be suppletory to the foregoing rules. Section 27. Grounds for Disciplinary Action The Board shall invoke the hereunder causes in meting out a penalty of revocation of Certificate of Registration suspension from the practice of profession or reprimand to the examinees or registered environmental planner-respondent. 1. The grounds set forth in Section 17, Article III of P.D. 1308;

2. Violation of any of the Rules and Regulations of the Board or any policy or administrative issuance; 3. Violation of any provisions of P.D. 1308; 4. Breach of the Code of Ethics for Environmental Planners. Section 28. Enforceability of the Boards Decision The decision of the Board imposing a disciplinary action against the respondent shall only become final and executor after the Commission shall have approved it. Section 29. Applicability of the Rules and Regulations Governing the Regulations and Practice Professionals In the enforcement, implementation, and administration of these rules and regulation, the provisions of the Rules and Regulations Governing Regulation and Practice of the Professionals shall be suppletorily applicable. Section 30. Separability Clause If any provision of the herein Rules and Regulations is declared unconstitutional, unlawful or invalid, such declaration shall not be deemed to have invalidated the other provisions thereof. Section 31. Effectivity The herein Rules and Regulations shall be, upon approval by the Commission, effective after fifteen (15) days following the publication thereof in the Official Gazette or any newspaper of general circulation whichever is earlier.

Done In the City of Manila on 14th day of February 1994 CESAR H. CONCIO
Member Attested to:

LUIS T. TUNGPALAN
Member

CARLOS G. ALMELOR
Secretary, Regulatory Boards

Approved: HERMOGENES P. POBRE


Commission Chairman

MARIANO A. MENDIETA
Associate Commissioner

ARMANDO C. PASCUAL
Associate Commissioner