Wednesday, August 24, 2016

BLEPP 2016 Room Assignments

Room Assignments

Note - If your name is not on the list visit PRC Office where you applied and check their bulletin board for BLEPP 2016 room assignments.  Previous years some names were inadvertently omitted but their names were posted at PRC. 

  1. Examinees should report before 6:30 in the morning every examination day.LATE EXAMINEES WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.
  2. Bring the following: Notice of Admission (NOA), Official Receipt, pencils no. 1 or 2,  black ball pens, metered-stamped window mailing envelope, long brown and long plastic envelopes.
  4. Wear the prescribed dress code.

Note: You may bring your mobile phone but it will be put in a place/corner of the testing room together with your other belongings (bags, envelope, etc).

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Prayer Before the BLEPP

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Dear Lord, as I take this exam, I thank you that my value is not based on my performance, but on your great love for me. Come into my heart and let us  journey with this together.  Help me, not only with this test, but the next exam and many  more tests of life that are sure to come my way. As I take this exam, bring back to my mind everything I studied and be gracious with what I have overlooked. Help me to remain focused and calm, confident in my abilities, and firm in the knowledge that no matter what happens today you are there with me.  Lord make it happen for me to pass and become RPm and wear that pin in the oath taking. Amen.

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Other prayers

Prayer Before an Exam

O wise God, I pray that my mind might be rested, my body energized, and my spirit inspired for the exam I must write.

Grant me peace and assurance so that I might do the best I am able, regardless of what that might be.

Be with my fellow students and may I be a good example to them, offering reassurance and confidence regardless of how I feel.

May I be honest and insightful, and able to give a true record of what I have learned. In the end, may any disappointment be born with grace, and any joy accompanied with humility.

I write this exam with Thee, O Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Prayers for Students During Exams

First Day of Exams

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and they who live by it grow in understanding. Praise will be His for ever." Psalm 111: 10 (REB)

O wise God, I pray that my mind might be rested, my body energized, and my spirit inspired for the exam I must write.

Grant me peace and assurance so that I might do the best I am able, regardless of what that might be.

Be with my fellow students that I might be a good example to them of faithfulness, offering reassurance and confidence regardless of how I feel.

May I be honest and insightful, able to give a true record of what I have learned this past term. In the end, may any disappointment be born with grace and any joy accompanied with humility.

I write this examination with Thee, O God. Amen.

Second Day of Exams

"Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn her seven pillars. … The first step to wisdom is the fear of the Lord, and knowledge of the Most Holy One is understanding." Proverbs 9: 1,10 (REB)

Whether I have an exam or not, incline my ear to Thy word, and open my eyes to Thy presence. It is so easy to forget that Thou art with us.

Direct my energy to the accomplishment of Thy will for me, allowing my spirit to detect the direction in which I might best be Thy disciple.

Today I find myself immersed in words, sentences, symbols and equations – whatever language which my subject uses. May they speak clearly and with distinction.

May my desk be an altar where I may lay down my life through my efforts, and dedicate it all to Thee by quickening my knowledge for Thy will to be done. Amen.

Prayer to St. Joseph of Cupertino for success in Examinations.

This powerful prayer is very effective in examinations. It has to be said before appearing in the examination. There are two variants to this prayer. Both the prayers are equally effective. You can choose any one of these:-

First Prayer

O Great St. Joseph of Cupertino who while on earth did obtain from God the grace to be asked at your examination only the questions you knew, obtain for me a like favour in the examinations for which I am now preparing. In return I promise to make you known and cause you to be invoked.

Through Christ our Lord.

St. Joseph of Cupertino, Pray for us.


Second Prayer

O St. Joseph of Cupertino who by your prayer obtained from God to be asked at your examination, the only preposition you knew. Grant that I may like you succeed in the (here mention the name of Examination eg. History paper I ) examination.

In return I promise to make you known and cause you to be invoked.

O St. Joseph of Cupertino pray for me

O Holy Ghost enlighten me

Our Lady of Good Studies pray for me

Sacred Head of Jesus, Seat of divine wisdom, enlighten me.

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Power Pose bago Mag-BLEPP Exam

Take a few minutes break from your review and empower yourself with this image and video. Complement your cognitive skills with some practical mind conditioning exercise that you can do to build your confidence and faith in yourself - that you will be a RPm

Do your prayers/praise/invocation of the divine,the energy, the universe, the blessings to pass the exam.

Do a power pose before entering the exam room. Inhale/exhale, create that image, visualize, imagine that pin, the oath taking and the celebration of your success. 

Remember your passing the BLEPP is a gift for your loved ones. You will do your best to obtain that gift.

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

Tiny tweaks can lead to big changes. So, this is two minutes. Before you go into the next stressful evaluative situation, for two minutes, try doing this (in the elevator, in a bathroom stall, at your desk behind closed doors). Configure your brain to cope the best in that situation. Get your testosterone up. Get your cortisol down. Leave that situation feeling like, I really feel like I got to say who I am and show who I am.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Isang Milyong Plus Pageviews sa ating Blog

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Mabuhay! Naka isang milyong plus pageviews na po ang ating blog. Salamat sa lahat ng ating mga bloggers at FB Admins mula pa 2014 ng unang magkaroon ng BLEPP (Board Licensure Exam for Psychologists and Psychometricians).

Salamat din sa lahat ng masugid na bloggers at admins natin. Gayundin ang mga contributors na nagbabahagi ng kanilang kwento. 

Lalong lalo na rin sa ating mga readers na patuloy na sumusubaybay sa ating blog at mga shared link sa ating FB page.

Sa inyong lahat salamat po.

Related Read/Links

Our very firsr blog post. 

Our team & bloggers (circa 2014/Pioneer Batch)

Some of our pages/groups on FB

First Anniversary post

Second Anniversary post

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Amendments to the Revised Guidelines on the CPD Program for all Registered and Licensed Professionals

Amendments to the Revised Guidelines on the CPD Program for all Registered and Licensed Professionals
Resolution No. 2016-990, Series of 2016

Manila, August 2, 2016 – Pursuant to Section 5 of Republic Act No. 8981, otherwise known as the “PRC Modernization Act of 2000”, Section 7(a) of Republic Act No. 8981 and Resolution No. 2013-774, Series of 2013 entitled “Revised Guidelines on the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program for all Registered and Licensed Professional, the Professional Regulation Commission, after a series of consultations and meetings, amended some of the provisions of the said guidelines in order to strengthen and enhance its implementation of effective August 5, 2016.

Amendment to the Revised Guidelines on the CPD Program includes the following:

Section 5 of Section 2: Creation and Composition of CPD Council - Every CPDC shall be composed of a Chairperson and two (2) members. The Chairperson of the CPDC shall be the Chairperson or a member of the PRC so chosen by the PRC concerned to sit in The CPDC. The first member shall be the president or any representative duly authorized by the Accredited Integrated Professional Organization (AIPO). The second member shall be the president or any representative duly authorized by the organization of deans or department heads of schools, colleges or universities offering the course requiring licensure examination.

1.) Section 12 of Section 3: Operational Protocol

1. Specific date/s of regular monthly meeting/s.
2. Provide a list of additional requirements for accreditation as CPD provider and CPD program which are necessary for the development of their profession but not stated in the CPD guidelines.
3. Provide guidelines for crediting various types of self – directed and/or lifelong learning activities.

2.) Section 14 of Section 4: Qualifications for Accreditation of CPD Providers

A. Local CPD Provider

1. Individual/Sole Proprietor

1.1 A registered and licensed professional of good standing.
1.2 Non – conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude.
1.3 Registered entity with the Department of Trade and Industry and the Bureau of Internal Revenue.
1.4 As may be required by the CPD Council.

2. Firms/Partnership/Corporation

2.1 A duly registered partnership, corporation, institution or organization.
2.2 The Articles of Incorporation/ Partnership includes as one of its purposes the training and development of professional.
2.3 Duly registered with the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Securities and Exchange Commission and/or other pertinent government bodies.
2.4 As may be required by the CPD Council.

3. Government Institutions/ Agencies

3.1 Any government institution/ agency with mandate or program on CPD for professionals.
3.2 As may be required by the CPD Council.

B. Foreign CPD Providers

1. Foreign Entity/ Firm/ Association

1.1 A duly registered entity, firm or association in the country/ state of the applicant which intends to provide CPD program.
1.2 Articles of Incorporation/Partnership/Creation or its equivalent, which includes as one of its purposes, the training and development of professionals.
1.3 Accredited CPD Provider of the country of origin.
1.4 Duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate/Legation in the country/state of the applicant and accompanied by an official English translation.
1.5 As may be required by the CPD Council.

3.) Section 19 of Section 5: CPD Credited Units – Registered and licensed professionals shall complete the required units every three (3) years as specified in Annex “A” (Credited Units Required per Professional) or as specified in their Professional Regulatory Law or as provided by the PRB and the Commission that may be issued.

Any excess CUs earned shall not be carried over the next three-year period except credited units earned for doctorate and master’s degrees or specialty trainings which shall only be credited once during the compliance period.

Credit units may be earned by professionals who participate in programs that emanate from the PRB for the development of the profession.

4.) Section 20 of Section 6: Maximum Creditable Units for Self – Directed And/or Lifelong Learning – The maximum creditable units for self – directed and/or lifelong learning shall be determined by the CPD Council as approved by the Board and the Commission through their Operational Protocol.

5.) Section 7: Quality Assurance Review – Section 21 and 22, Article III of the CPD Guidelines are hereby consolidated under Quality Assurance Review.

Every CPD provider shall be monitored and its performance shall be evaluated periodically during the validity of its accreditation.

For this purpose, the following shall act as CPD program monitors in the order of preference indicated hereunder:

1. CPDC member
2. Any other member of the PRB
3. Duly – designated APO Officers, Board Members, pertinent Committee Chairs and members from national and local chapters where the APO is not the provider of the program to be monitored.
4. Member of the academe who is not a participant in the CPD program.
5. Duly designated professionals among the staff or relevant government or non – government organization.

The CPDCs shall set the qualifications for CPD monitors and draw up a list of such CPD monitors. It shall also approve a monitoring tool for CPD programs.

A CPD Monitor shall be credited with twice the number of CUs approved for a CPD program for which he/she acted.

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Nabuhayan ako ng loob lumaban

(Mula sa private message sa ating Philippine Psychometrician Reviewer FB Page. Author's name was withheld per author request.)

Hi Philippine Psychometrician reviewer. I read one of your posts about a heartbreaking story and I think medyo nakarelate ako so I want to share mine as well and maybe it can help people hopeless na sa board exams or may pinagdadaanan na magkapag-asa pa. 

I will be taking the board exam this August 2016. And God, when life hits you it hits you hard.

November last year palang naghahanda na ako for the exam. I was starting to take down notes. Maayos naman, inspired naman magaaral until recently I just felt so tired. 

I just graduated last year in UP. Akala ng lahat pagkagraduate, yung gusto mong trabaho ang makukuha mo. Well for my case, it is not. I can say I performed very well in college. I aced exams, I studied very very hard. I am a consistent dean’s lister. But I have a responsibility as an Ate as well. My family is not rich. My brother is currently studying, my mom is a farmer so walang constant income. College was a real struggle. I had to sell chips in school and drinks just to have allowance for the day. Wala akong hiya kasi kailangan kong kumite. Hahaha.

So graduating was the biggest thing in my life. I looked for HR positions and sobrang bagal. I cannot wait for too long since I need to help my family na. So nagisip akong ng trabahong kaya kong gawin na pwedeng matutunan over time and I entered an industry very new to me: THE BANK.

So I am in the office from 8-6pm. And recently walang gaanong funds dahil nga walang ulan sa probinsya at hindi makapagtanim ng palay. Nagsisimatayan na ang mga baboy na alaga niya dahil walang bumibili kasi nga walang pera ang mga tao. So bottom line, I had to look for one more job. Meaning dagdag na trabaho. A parent found me and asked me to teach her child three times a week on a weekday. So bale from 7-9pm nagtuturo pa ako para lang may pandagdag pambayad sa mga bagay bagay. Buti nga di pa kami pinapalayas ng land lady namin sa dami ng delayed rent. Hehe. 2 jobs for a 21-year old lady.

Pagkatapos magturo, ako pa maglalaba at maglilinis sa bahay. Odiba. Pak. Tapos recently sa probinsya medyo nagkagulo, yung lolo kong nagpalaki sa akin was very sick. I was praying na Lord, wag mo muna kunin. I cannot think of too many things na. Maliban don, sobrang pagod pa nanay ko dahil magisa lang syang gumagawa ng lahat and I am not there to help. 

With 2 months away from the board exams naglearned helplessness ako. I didn’t study. Sobrang confused nako sa buhay. Diko na alam gagawin ko. But Lord sees us. Sometimes ibang tao ang lalaban para sayo para Manalo ka pa rin sa paligsahan. Just last week, love outpoured over me. 

Usually kasi hindi ako kumakain ng breakfast para makatipid. Lunch ko araw araw ay tinapay. One friend of mine sa office, treated me twice for breakfast and he just said “Basta pumasa ka lang sa board exam mo, yun nalang pambawi mo.” Another friend just last week also, called me before I went home and gave an envelope with money enough for my meals until the next salary cut off. But I didn’t accept. And just last week also, one of my friends offered to help me pay one month rent. And just last week also, a managing editor of a school newspaper here wants to publish poems that I wrote in FB. My original intention in writing the poems was just to help people depressed in life, hopeless like me to be inspired. Grabe. 


I hope I can still make up for lost time ng pagaaral and sana makapasa pa rin sa August 30-31! 

Kaya natin to!