The UAP was hailed as the 2020 “Outstanding Accredited Professional Organization (APO) of the Year” during the 47th Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Awards last December 17, 2020 which was held via zoom platform.
Winning the award for the fourth consecutive years, UAP made history by being the first and only APO to win the coveted award nine times (2002, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2014, 2017, 2018, and this year).
The organization’s excellent programs, projects, and accomplishments made it possible for UAP to earn the “Oscar” of Accredited Professional Organizations.
The Most Outstanding APO Award, the highest award that could be conferred upon an accredited professional organization by the PRC which is the central agency of the government charged with the licensing and regulation of professionals and the professions as well as the APOs, is presented annually to recognize the achievements, services and commitment of the APO to the profession.
UAP bested other professional organizations based on the following criteria set by the Commission for the 2018 Most Outstanding APO through PRC Memo Circular 12: (1) Active participation in PRC activities and/or PRC-sponsored programs/ activities, such as: a. PRC Social Responsibility Program, b. Professional Branding, c. PRC Scholarship Program, and d. Gender and Development (GAD) Programs; (2) Quality and relevance of CPD programs administered and implemented by the organization, such as: a. Organization's international exposure; leadership/participation and involvement; (3) Significant achievements as a corporate body in: a. attaining the objectives of the organizations, b. enhancing the welfare of its members in terms of placement and assistance in the practice of the profession, and c. enhancing the stature / prestige of the profession; (4) Effective discharge of the profession's social responsibility through meaningful participation in socio-civic related activities; (5) Harmonious relationship among the officers and members of the APO and with the officers and members of the other registered professional organization in the same profession in terms of camaraderie, fellowship, and cooperation with regard to national programs and activities of the profession; (6) Leadership and initiative in undertaking programs, projects, and activities whether or not related to the profession, as well as improvement and/or contribution to the solution of problems affecting the profession which redound to the benefits of its members and to the community and the country in general; (7) Healthy relationship with the PRC and the PRB concerned in terms of cooperation and coordination; (8) Smooth turn-over of duties and responsibilities of incumbent to newly-elected national officers of the organization through peaceful and orderly elections; (9) Instrumental to the creation and/or maintenance of an integrated professional organization; (10) Sponsorship of international conventions, conferences, workshops, symposia and other similar gatherings of professionals; (11) Regular publication of new bulletin and technical journals; (12) Submission of annual reports (financial and operations) to PRC and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); (13) Ownership of its national headquarters; and (14) Financial solvency.
Registration starts at March 12, 2018, Monday, 1:00 p.m.