An appeal to PRC-PRBRES: Implement AIPO of Real Estate Service Professionals as per RA9646

An appeal to PRC-PRBRES: Implement AIPO of Real Estate Service Professionals as per RA9646

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JOVENCIO CAINONG started this petition to Professional Regulation Commission and

The passing of the Republic Act 9646 by Congress or the Real Estate Service Act in 2009 was aimed to professionalize the real estate service industry in the Philippines. The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) through the Professional Regulatory Board of Real Estate Service (PRBRES) is mandated to implement the provisions of the law. The Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 9646 stated in

SEC. 34.   Accreditation and Integration of Real Estate Service Associations (AIPO). 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 pursuant to PRC Res. No. 2004-178, Series of 2004.

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; Provided That the Board, subject to approval by the Commission, shall issue a Resolution on the membership and payment of the fee therefor as a requirement for the renewal of the Professional Identification Card. The automatic 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.

The first recognized AIPO which is PhilRES ceased to exist since 2014 after various Real Estate Service Organizations opposed its formation due to various reasons. The absence of AIPO which should have helped PRC and PRBRES implement the law resulted in various violations and rampant illegal practices of non-licensed consultants, appraisers, brokers, and non-accredited real estate salespersons. Ironically, some unscrupulous licensed brokers and developers are recruiters and coddlers of unlicensed (colorum) real estate agents.

The AIPO, just like other professional organizations’ AIPO under PRC has the power to prescribe Code of Ethics and to discipline and sanction erring members as stated in the RESA’s IRR:

SEC. 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 (AIPO) of real estate service practitioners.

In view of this, We, the Real Estate Service Professionals composed of Real Estate Consultants, Real Estate Appraisers, Real Estate Assessors, Real Estate Brokers, and Accredited Salespersons would like to appeal to PRC through PRBRES to implement the formation of AIPO the soonest time possible within the year 2020. RESA is now 11 years old yet we have no AIPO that will help PRBRES implement the provisions of RESA for the improvement of the real Estate Service industry and enhance the services and protection of the buying public from unlicensed practitioners.

We do hope PRC and PRBRES will give this appeal their immediate attention. Thank you.

 

 

 

 

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