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UPDATED: PRC changes website design after Facebook-like layout fiasco

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) was under fire yesterday as a screenshot of their web portal spread through social media for taking a lot of design cues from Facebook.


As can be seen from the screengrab above, the website for the PRC Licensure Examination & Registration Information System (LERIS) greatly resembles the login page of Facebook in layout and overall design. We first thought it was fake until we visited the site. It looks like a phishing portal for Facebook but, it’s a Philippine Government portal for registered professionals.

The fiasco must have reached the concerned parties as they have changed the website a bit earlier today — a change in color (see below).


Looks like the people in charge of the portal has some explaining to do. Let’s hope they change it soon and have it done professionally.

Update 03/08/16:

The site got updated with a fresh new layout and a more informative processing feature.


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This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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14 Responses

  1. noemail says:

    is that a reliable PRC website?? it is not even SSL-secured (same with passport.com.ph)

  2. I wouldn’t use this site. It asks for personal details without even using HTTPS!

    This is hard evidence on why a department of ICT is needed ASAP. A law must mandate all government offices need to abide by the technical guidance as specified by this dedicated department.

    Actually, I don’t get why individual government offices don’t consult DOST for their IT software initiatives. The department has competent people that can guide all other agencies with their implementations of IT.


    • Polene says:

      May bidding kase. Baratan. Pinakamura gets the job para sa kickback. May lagay ang auditor, areglado, malinis.

  3. drew says:

    parang phishing site. haha

  4. carldc says:

    Parang ojt lang gumawa napaka basic at walang data encryption. Nawala tuloy bilib ko sa DOST at PRC. Professional pa naman naturingan.

  5. justsayin says:

    it does not follow the Government Web Template i.gov.ph/gwhs/government-web-template/

  6. ren says:

    another proof that pinoys are monkeys and copycats.

  7. jamich says:

    to be honest, im not bothered with the design. its no biggie at all

    • Kit says:

      it is a big issue~

      ginaya nila yung design ng Facebook dun sa unang version which can be counted as plagiarism and copyright infringement~

      pwedeng kasuhan ng facebook ang PRC dun sa ginawa nila

  8. Aron says:

    Cloudflare is cheap. Please at least consider using the free version for temporariy Felxible SSL.

  9. Abed says:

    > Visit facebook website
    > View page source
    > Copy on notepad
    > Edit some code
    > Save as HTML
    > Implement on website
    > Voila!

  10. Topsy says:

    I just LOL’d when I read the “Terms of Service” under Security.

  11. Japs says:

    Abnormal lang hehehe

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