What are Millennials?

Time Magazine's May 20, 2013 issue
Time Magazine’s May 20, 2013 issue

According to TIME Magazine’s Joel Stein, Millennials or Generation Y are people born between 1980-2000.  They are “fame-obsessed” and compared to the generation that is now 65 or older, “the incidences of narcissistic personality disorder are three times as high.”  Coined by Strauss and Howe, Millennials were described as having been empowered by the information revolution—to the point that their self-esteem and self-worth have reached record levels compared to past generations.

Simply put, Stein’s piece paints a picture of a young entitled adolescent who may have already defined who they are at the tender age of 14.  Today, their self-worth is in such a fragile state and can change in an instant based on how many ‘likes or dislikes’ they get on their social media posts.  As for the millennial generation workforce, they are no longer shackled by the modesty or unspoken etiquette of their predecessors as they are now willing to question their CEO about the projects that they are assigned to and why they must do them.

Despite the seemingly brimming overconfidence of the millennial generation, Stein also points out that the transition of this population out of their parent’s home has also been “prolonged” and “stunted.”  A failure-to-launch of sorts.

For more, pick up TIME Magazine’s May 20, 2013 issue.

Out now in newsstands everywhere.


  • With the release of the May 27, 2013 Angelia Jolie cover issue of TIME Magazine, it has become a challenge for some people to procure the May 20 issue.  Good luck!

Guide to submitting your PRC documents for registration without examination

“Professional Improvement: Day 2 of the Philippine Guidance and Counseling Association’s (PGCA) 49th Annual National Convention. Theme for 2013 is “Beyond Knowledge, Wisdom in Counseling.” | Attended the workshop of my mentor Dr. Jose Alberto Reyes entitled, “Documenting the Counseling Process: From Intake to Termination.” (May 16, 2013 | Miriam College SMT Building)

If you have read this far, you are no doubt familiar with the ongoing application for registration without examination for psychologists, psychometricians, and respiratory therapists in the Philippines.  It is the moment that our profession has long been waiting for and–if I may say–a truly and exciting time for everyone involved.  With that, we are tasked to satisfy the qualification standards required by our Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) board and consolidate our academic, work, and personal documents for review.  A tedious task if I do say so myself (Click here for more on Republic Act No. 10029 [The Psychology Law])

Below are a number of points that I overlooked or were called to my attention when I initially submitted my documents to the PRC.  It is my hope that this guide will be helpful so that you need not make a return trip to Morayta.

  • After filling out the online application form on the PRC website, don’t forget to print it out.
  • Print and bring a copy of your application notice.
  • Should any part of your National Statistics Office (NSO) Birth Certificate be deemed unclear by the assessor (e.g., the assessor cannot distinguish a “G” from an “O”), you will be required to get a transcription of your Birth Certificate from your Local Civil Register (LCR) located in the municipality where you were born.
  • Read the fine print pertaining to your Transcript of Records, “Where school is exempted from the issuance of an SO (Special Order Number), a certificate of authentication and validation (CAV) must be secured.”  Basically, without the CAV, PRC won’t even entertain your application. Continue reading “Guide to submitting your PRC documents for registration without examination”

Sidebar Feature: “Age Is Not An Issue” in the May 2013 issue of Women’s Health Philippines

Age Is Not An Issue: Dr. Villasor's tips for upping your self-esteem at any age.  Photo credit: Ms. Regine Rafael
Age Is Not An Issue: Dr. Villasor’s tips for upping your self-esteem at any age. | Photo credit: Ms. Regine Rafael

Awhile back, I was interviewed by one of the editors of Women’s Health Philippines’ and my good friend Regine Rafael for a sidebar piece on the subject of self-esteem.  Highest marks Reg!

The sidebar (and more) can be found in the May 2013 issue of Women’s Health Philippines that is out now wherever magazines are sold.

Grab your copy today!