Republic Act No. 5181
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 5181 – AN ACT PRESCRIBING PERMANENT RESIDENCE AND RECIPROCITY AS QUALIFICATIONS FOR ANY EXAMINATION OR REGISTRATION FOR THE PRACTICE OF ANY PROFESSION IN THE PHILIPPINES
SECTION 1. No person shall be allowed to practice any profession in the Philippines unless he has complied with the existing laws and regulations, is a permanent resident therein for at least three years, and, if he is an alien, the country of which he is a subject or citizen permits Filipinos to practice their respective professions within its territories: Provided, That the practice of said professions is not limited by law to citizens of the Philippines: Provided, further, That Filipinos who became American nationals by reason of service in the Armed Forces of the United States during the Second World War and aliens who were admitted into the practice of their profession before July 4, 1946 shall be exempted from the restriction provided herein.
SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Approved: September 8, 1967.