Many Pre-RESA Brokers have come short in diligence and salesmanship because the Pre-RESA Seminars (that are required of us in the exams) were and are INSUFFICIENT and SUBSTANDARD.
Did you know that during my time (Nov 1997) and prior, you don't need to undergo Real Estate Seminar and Review to be able to take the DTI Licensure Exam? Hehehehe, YES, totoo eto. So ang ginawa ng mga Pre-Exam Seminar Provider cum Review Center, nag lobby sila sa RESCOP/BTRCP/DTI na mag pass ng resolution na requirement na ang Real Estate Seminar para makapag-take ng Exam, and the DTI Resolution it was imlemplemented only sometime between 1998-2008 (I can't remember the exact year).
That is why we all wanted the RESA to become a law so we can raise the quality through formal 4-year course education.
Yang mga Pre-Exam Seminar Provider cum Review Center ay mga ANTI-RESA ang mga yan, kasi pag 4-Year Course na ang requirement ehh mawawala na ang Pre-Exam Seminar (which is half ng component ng profit nila).
The RA 9646 of 2009 says that one of the requirement to become qualified to apply for licensure examination is the applicant must have graduated 4-year BS Real Estate Management, and this policy must take effect as soon as CHED approved the curriculum, and that should be October 2011. The problem is, despite the explicit mandate of the RA 9646 to the PRB-RES, we can see in PRB-RES Policy Resolution 11 that these people who currently sit in PRB-RES refuses to implement the law, and they have still allowed people to take the licesure exam after October 2011 who are not graguates of the 4-Year course BS Real Estate Management.
RA 9646 SECTION 14. Qualifications for Applicants for Examination
(B) A holder of relevant bachelor’s degree from a state university or college, or other educational institution duly recognized by CHED: Provided, that AS SOON AS a course leading to Bachelor’s Degree in Real Estate Service is implemented by the CHED, the Board shall make this course a requirement for taking the licensure examination;
NOTE that CHED implemented the Course last October 2011. Since this PRB-RES insisted that they will not implement explicit ORDER of Section 14B, then we have no choice but to file NEGLIGENCE RESULTING TO WASTE OF GOVERNMENT RESOURCES in the proper courts.
So, last 31 May 2012, I have filed a complaint in Ombudsman against the PRB-RES on negligence of duty, irregularity of conducting examination. Filing of Complaint received by Ombudsman with Reference No. C-2012-06-0160. The respondents are PRB-RES. So, let's just wait for their explanation in the proper forum.
Over and above the Ombudsman case, we will also file a Petition Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) to the Supreme Court, with the PRC Commissioner as respondent, to discontinue the issuance of licenses to those who took the exam after October 2011 who have not completed 4-Year BS Real Estate Management course. Though this TRO, the number of victims of the irregularity will stop accumulating.
THE FOUR TYPES OF EDUCATIONAL REALTY SERVICE PROVIDERS
1. CHED-ACCREDITTED - colleges and universities that offers 4-year course leading to BS Real Estate Management. It is the school board who will approve on who will teach in their school.
2. BOARD EXAM REVIEW CENTERS - colleges, universities, private companies and individuals who provide Board Exam Review services to the GRADUATES of 4-YEAR COURSE to help them prepare for the Board Exam. These are the entities that must be regulated by PRC.
3. SALESPERSON SEMINAR PROVIDERS - colleges, universities, private companies, developers, real estate firms, and individual licensed real estate practitioners who provide seminar services for pre-registration purposes of the salesperson wannabees. It is best that Salespersons seminar and training are conducted by their OWN BROKER-SUPERVISORS. It is whong to use the term CPE to refer to Salesperson Seminar.
4. CPE Providers - colleges, universities, private companies, developers, real estate firms, and individual licensed real estate practitioners who provide seminars that are classified as PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT COURSES, MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION TOPICS, or INFORMATION UPDATE OF NEW LAWS, JURISPRUDENCE, ORDINANCES, RESOLUTIONS that are relevant to LICENSED real estate practitioners (Brokers, Assessors, Appraisers, Consultants) to gain more knowledge and advance your profession for license-renewal purposes.