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Interior design law signed

Senator Antonio Trillanes lauded Malacanang for approving the Interior Design Act of 2012, which he said will ensure the sector’s global competitiveness. “I thank President Benigno Aquino III for signing the amended interior design law,” he said. Trillanes, chairman of Senate Committee on Civil Service and Government Reorganization, said the measure “is necessary for us to introduce changes which would modernize the practice of interior design in the country to make it at par with the international standards and to enhance the competitive edge of the Filipino interior designers.” He said the law that was signed last Dec. 15 amended a 1998 measure. Under the new law, regulations on the registration, licensing and the practice of interior design will be updated by institutionalizing mandatory continuing professional education of interior design professionals. As provided, special permits of foreign interior designers will be issued without prejudice to Filipino practitioners. Trillanes said Filipino interior designers have attained international recognition and have been admitted in different international organizations. According to him, Malaysia patterned its licensing and regulatory laws on  interior design from our laws.
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