Dr. Carlos C. Baylon, former Dean and a retired Professor of the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, UP Visayas, is the new member of the Professional Regulatory Board (PRB) of Fisheries.
Dr. Baylon formally took his oath of office for a term of three years before Hon. Teofilo S. Pilando, Jr., Chairman of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), on February 28, 2022 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Pasay City. Dr. Baylon was accompanied by his wife, Dr Juliana C. Baylon, Professor of the Division of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, UP Visayas.
Dr. Baylon was appointed to the Board of Fisheries based on his academic credentials, proven leadership qualities, professional competence and experience, integrity and commitment to high professional standards, as well as his capacity to perform the duties and responsibilities of a member of the regulatory board.
The PRB of Fisheries, composed of a Chairperson and four members, is primarily tasked to regulate and monitor the practice of the profession in order to improve the quality of fisheries education in the country and to establish the highest standards for fisheries professionals.
Created by virtue of RA 11398 otherwise known as the Philippine Fisheries Profession Act, the Board, among others, is authorized to promulgate, adopt, and issue rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of the law; administer and supervise the licensure examination for admission to the practice of the fisheries profession; and supervise and regulate the licensure, registration, and practice of the fisheries profession.
In addition to his appointment at the PRC, Dr. Baylon is also currently the Chairperson of the Technical Committee for Fisheries at the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Philippine Representative to the Network of Aquaculture Centers in Asia and the Pacific (NACA) for 2021 - 2022. (With sources from Dr. Carlos C. Baylon)