Every year, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) visits the Middle East to conduct a Special Professional Licensure Examination (SPLBE) for various disciplines - Nurses, Architects, Teachers, Engineers, among others.
On September 1, 2 & 3, 2017, the PRC and Professional Regulatory Board of Accountancy administered the SPLE 2017 for Certified Public Accountants (CPA) in the following locations: Al-Khobar, KSA; Jeddah, KSA; Riyadh, KSA; Doha, Qatar; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Al Ahmadi, Kuwait; Muscat, Oman; and Tel Aviv, Israel. For 2017, a total of 168 hopeful candidate took the examinations. The results were released on the evening of November 2, 2017. Result revealed 38 successful passers were added to the roster of Filipino Accounting Professionals.
PICPA Abu Dhabi Chapter welcomed six (6) of their associates as full-pledged members during the oath taking ceremony which was held on November 29, 2017 at the halls of Royal Rose Hotel in Abu Dhabi, UAE namely: Georgette Bartolome Abcede, Karen Torres Arcilla, Johnny Rey Gumapang Caldoza, Rocsan Macua Cuarez, Maria Cenisa Belardo Paterno and Loida Haydee Turno Reyes.
Present in the event as guests of honor were Vice Consul Rowena Daquipil Third Secretary and Vice Consul Head Atty. Anna Marie Guera. Vice Consul Daquipil who led the oathtaking of the new CPAs and shared inspiring message and updates on the Philippine Embassy’s activities. Also present were the present and past PICPA officers, members and invited guests and families of the passers and the new aspirants for the upcoming SPLE 2018.
Each passer had their moment on the spotlight where they shared the struggles of their journey on becoming CPA and finally celebrated their victory. The night was indeed a joyous one where everybody shared laughter and tears while listening to the speeches.
The event was capped with picture taking.
-Rocsan Cuarez, CPA