AN APPEAL TO PRC AND PRBRES, PLEASE RENEW STATUS OF PHILRES AS OUR AIPO IN 2021

AN APPEAL TO PRC AND PRBRES, PLEASE RENEW STATUS OF PHILRES AS OUR AIPO IN 2021

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Since 2014, The Real Estate Service Practitioners in the country have no Accredited and Integrated Professional Organization or AIPO as required by RA9646. We are one of the few if not the only sector of professionals under PRC which has no AIPO.  The non-renewal of PhilRES created a vacuum as no alternative AIPO was formed since then. Despite attempts of the Professional Regulatory Board of Real Estate Service or PRBRES and representatives of various Real Estate Service Organizations to form an AIPO to be composed of RESP associations in the so-called Unity Council, no concrete agreement has been reached for its formation.

The absence of AIPO in those 6 years in which the AIPO should have been assisting PRBRES in the implementation of the provisions of Republic Act 9646 gave rise to the unprecedented growth of the so-called colorums (unlicensed) practitioners proliferating in the country. Ironically, some unscrupulous Real Estate brokers took advantage of the absence of AIPO by recruiting en masse these unlicensed practitioners like multi-level marketing firms. These colorums backed by unscrupulous brokers are now even clamoring for amendments to RESA to suit their ways. According to RESA, AIPO acts as a partner of PRBRES in the professionalization of real estate service practitioners composed of real estate consultants, real estate assessors, appraisers, brokers, and salespersons.

PRC's stringent standards in accepting applicants for AIPO requiring 51 percent of the total licensed practitioners as members to qualify as AIPO is a big hurdle for the applicant organizations. Another hurdle is the need to revise the applicant organization's by-laws to conform to the standards of an AIPO. Therefore, the outlook of having a new AIPO in 2021 is bleak. No organization can qualify with these requirements even if the deadline is reset by PRC to December 31, 2020.

PhilRES' accreditation as  AIPO is not renewed but not revoked.

We, therefore, appeal to PRC and PRBRES to renew the status of the Philippine Institute of Real Estate Service Practitioners Inc (PhilRES) as our AIPO in 2021. Thank you.

 

ACCORDING TO RESA:

Section 34. Accreditation and Integration of Real Estate Service Associations. - All real estate service associations shall be integrated into one (1) national organization, which shall be recognized by the Board, subject to the approval of the Commission, as the only accredited and integrated professional organization of real estate service practitioners.

A real estate service practitioner duly registered with the Board shall automatically become a member of the accredited and integrated professional organization of real estate service practitioners and shall receive the benefits and privileges appurtenant thereto. Membership in the accredited and integrated professional organization of real estate service practitioners shall not be a bar to membership in other associations of real estate service practitioners.

Section 35. Code of Ethics and Responsibilities for Real Estate Service Practitioners. - The Board shall adopt and promulgate the Code of Ethics and Responsibilities for real estate service practitioners which shall be prescribed and issued by the accredited and integrated professional organization of real estate service practitioners (AIPO).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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