College of Optometry Faculty Amplifies Voice in CPSP-CATS Committee

In adherence to the provisions laid out in PRC Resolution No. 1646, Series of 2023, we are delighted to announce the appointments of two distinguished individuals, Dr. John Lorenze V. Juarez, Associate Dean for Student Welfare and Support, and Dr. Donnie Y. Saludes, Associate Dean for Curriculum, Instruction, and Research, to the prestigious PRC-Career Progression and Specialization Program and Credit Accumulation and Transfer System Committee (CPSP-CATS) for Optometry.

The CPSP-CATS Committee stands as a pivotal organization established under the Continuing Professional Act of 2016, serving the crucial needs of regulated professions. Its primary objective is to provide unwavering support to the CPD Councils and Boards of each profession. Drs. John Lorenze V. Juarez and Donnie Y. Saludes, appointed to this esteemed committee, bring with them a wealth of experience and expertise, positioning them to collaborate effectively with Accredited Professional Organizations, governing bodies, and stakeholders.

The seamless execution of initiatives related to the Career Progression and Specialization Programs (CPSP) and the Credit Accumulation and Transfer System (CATS) is integral to the CPSP-CATS Committee's mission. This committee ensures the meticulous design and efficient implementation of these pivotal programs by strategically partnering with relevant organizations, ultimately enhancing the professional landscape.

The appointments of Drs. John Lorenze V. Juarez and Donnie Y. Saludes underscore their remarkable achievements within the field of optometry and their unwavering commitment to its advancement. Their involvement in the CPSP-CATS Committee will play a pivotal role in shaping the future direction of the optometry profession, fostering collaboration among stakeholders, and promoting synergy between CPSP and CATS initiatives.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude for their dedication to elevating the standards of the optometry profession through their diligent work within the committee. Their appointments mark a significant milestone in the continued development and progress of the optometry field in the Philippines.