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Institute of Electronics & Communications Engineers (IECEP) History

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THE INSTITUTE OF ELECTRONICS & COMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERS 
OF THE PHILIPPINES (IECEP):
 PROFILE OF AN ORGANIZATION IN SUPPORT OF THE
ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATIONS DEVELOPMENT OF THE COUNTRY

The Institute of Electronics & Communications Engineers of the Philippines was organized in 1950 by a group of pioneers in the electronics and communications fields in the country, which included Dean Jose S. Alfonso, Mamerto Buenafe, Fred Carino, Ciriaco Coronel, Jose Grey, Alfredo Gella, Ariston Huliganga, Gonzalo Kamantigue, Albino Lara and Venancio Pineda. Dean Alfonso served as the founding President of the organization.

It was during the term of Engr. Rosauro Calupitan (1968-1970) when Republic Act No. 5734 was enacted into law, by the virtue of which the Electronics & Communications Engineering (ECE) profession was born, and the mechanism for the registration and licensing of ECE's was put into place. Engr. Calupitan was subsequently appointed the first ever Chairman of the Board of Examiners for Electronics & Communications Engineering, with Engrs. Felicito Rey Signo and Rigoberto Espinosa as Members.

The succession of IECEP Presidents thereafter reads like a virtual "Who's Who?" in the electronics and telecommunications industry of the Philippines: Guillermo Canon, Felicito Rey Signo, Bienvenido Tesoro, Gen. Ceferino Carreon. Col. Zosimo Carlos, Geminiano Mercado, Godofredo Ordoña, Alfredo Libuit, Col. Celso Gironella, Rogelio Ramos, Fortunato Perlas, Dionisio Ababat, Sr., Pedro Ybañez, Isabelo Ferido Jr., Commodore Rene Leandro Ebro, Henry Galingan, Conrado Hernandez, Ernesto Arce, Gen. Teodoro Yabes, Alex Villamar, Romulo Agatep, Joel Marciano, Herminio Orbe, Sylvia Marcelo, Fernando Morales, Nestor Dacanay, Aurora Adecer-Rubio and the incumbent, Edgardo Cabarios, of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).

IECEP is recognized by the Professional Regulation Commission as the only Accredited Professional Organization (APO) for the electronics engineering profession, with Accreditation No. 03. IECEP is also a founding member of the Philippine Electronics and Telecommunications Federation (PETEF), and is also affiliated with the Philippine Federation of Professional Associations (PFPA), the umbrella organization of all APO's in the country, as well as with the Philippine Technological Council (PTC). It is the designated APO for the assessment and evaluation of applications for admission of electronics engineers to the ASEAN and APEC Engineer Registers.

To date, there are over 30,000 registered ECE's in the Philippines, with a big number gainfully employed in jobs outside of the country. Indeed, the ECE profession has been a big part of the overseas labor workforce, starting from the late 80's, when countries in the Middle East started developing their telecommunications infrastructure. Up to this time, there remain a substantial number of ECE's still employed in well-paying jobs outside of the country, doing their country proud with their skills, industry and competence.

A good number of ECE's are holding responsible positions in the eleven-or-so service providers in the Philippines offering fixed, cellular and other telecommunications services. ECE's are also gainfully employed in the government and the academe, as well as in the other sectors of the burgeoning electronics and telecommunications industry in the country: broadcasting, cable TV, semiconductor manufacturing, instrumentation and control, information technology and computer hardware manufacturing, software development, avionics, medical electronics, etc.

IECEP has published the Philippine Electronics Code, Volumes I (Safety) and II (Building Telephone Facilities), as well as the Manual of Practice for ECE's. It has successfully worked for the inclusion of the ECE profession in the National Building Code, and has actively participated in the updating of the ECE curriculum and the development of the Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency Program of the Commission on Higher Education, as well as in the formulation of standards for telecommunications licensing and regulations by the National Telecommunications Commission and standards for audio, video and multimedia systems and equipment, including power supplies and transformers, power electronics and reactors by the Bureau of Products Standards of the Department of Trade and Industry.

IECEP conducts a yearly inter-scholastic quiz among schools and universities offering the ECE course, to promote camaraderie and intellectual competition among ECE students. IECEP also offers scholarship programs to deserving ECE students, funded from contributions from members and through the annual IECEP Golf Tournament.

With the advent of modern technologies, and new developments in both the technological and regulatory environment, a new law was enacted in 2004 that re-defined the scope of practice of the ECE and renamed the profession to simply "Electronics Engineering", taking into account the ever-expanding fields generically covered by the electronics industry. The new law (Republic Act No. 9292) took effect in May 27, 2004 and now governs the licensure procedures, practice, rights and entitlements of three different categories in the profession, namely; the Electronics Engineer (ECE), the Professional Electronics Engineer (PECE) and the Electronics Technician (ECT).

Consequently, IECEP was re-registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission under its new name of "Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines, Inc", while retaining its acronym "IECEP".

source: www.iecep.ph

14 Responses to “Institute of Electronics & Communications Engineers (IECEP) History”

Anonymous said...
November 6, 2010 at 10:45 AM

could you post IECEP ECE quiz contest result from 1985 to present..thanks and best regards!


Anonymous said...
November 23, 2010 at 5:40 PM

could u upload in PDF the Philippine Electronics Code to show to our EE teacher that we have also codes! Because he said that we are only relying to their electrical code, tnx


Anonymous said...
August 7, 2012 at 11:27 PM

The organization is useless. Having a license becomes liability except if you will work as ECE in broadcasting stations.

Look at other BS like Nurse, CPA, Civil, Architect, Electrical. They can use their license to practice their profession. For ECE, IECEP just wants to suck your blood and doing nothing in return.


Mindoro School Of Technology said...
September 5, 2012 at 12:24 PM

The above post has some point. It is time we draw the line, Board should see and look in the industry ECEs are into.

Majority are not even in the field they dream to be. Factors should be identified by the Board and do something about it.


Anonymous said...
November 29, 2013 at 1:47 AM

IECEP conducts seminars for CPE points which are all BS... most of the topics they have are nothing but the ones already in the books (meaning huli na)... useless org with primary aims of money making...


Anonymous said...
November 30, 2013 at 5:59 PM

THE MAKING OF NEW LAW RA 9292 AY HINDI MAGANDA, NOON ISA LANG PROFESSION,AT ANG ECE MAKA SIGNED AND SEAL....PLANS AND PERMITS.....NGAYON BAGONG LAW GINAWANG TATLONG PROFESSION..PECE,,ECE..AT ( ECT )ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN..PERO DITO ANG PECE LANG DAW MAKA PERMA..SABI NILA NASA BATAS DAW SILA LANG SOLE AUTHORITY TO SIGN AND SEAL....SAKIM PO SILA...ANG PAGKAKAINTINDI KO THE MAKING OF LAW FROM SENATE AY PARA SA KABUTIHAN SA LAHAT NG TAONG PILIPINO MA PROFESSIONAL KABA O HINDI...BAKIT GANOON SILA LANG DAW MAKA SIGN AND SEAL PERMITS AND PLANS......ANG SAKIM NYO ..HINDI MAGANDA ITO........SANA KUNIN KAYO NI LORD....


Anonymous said...
December 5, 2013 at 3:38 PM

I agree. Electronics Engr. should also be allowed to sign some designs or even application forms. The proponent of the ECE law overlooked this matter. What is the use of ECE license if you cannot sign. They are like technicians who cannot sign anything. This provision serves the interest of the few, if not only the PECE. what a selfish gain ....


Anonymous said...
December 7, 2013 at 2:58 PM

Somehow tama nga din na bakit nga ba wala nang power makapirma ang ECE gayong lisensyado naman ito. So parang walang bisa yung pagiging Engineer.

In other perspective, hindi naman lahat ng registered and licensed ECE ay QUALIFIED. Di naman porke nakapasa ng board exam e may full potential na para sa responsibilities and scope of practice ng isang PECE.


karlo tamayo said...
December 7, 2013 at 3:17 PM

can you please post the Philippines Electronics Code here?
Thanks you very much


Anonymous said...
December 12, 2013 at 9:07 PM

MGA KAPATID SA ELECTRONICS PRACTICES,,,,,,,,,,,,HUWAG KAYONG MAG ALALA.DAHIL, MALAPIT NA TAYONG MAGING GANAP NA MAG KA IBA NG KULAY AT PRENSEPYO. DAHIL,....GUMAGAWA NA KAMING MGA REGISTERED ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN NG ASSOCIATION..AT IWANAN NATING ANG IECEP....DAHIL, SA IECEP WALANG KWENTANG ASSOCIATION PURO PERA, PURO CPE/CPD.....SAMANTALANG, LICENSE (ECT) WALANG BISANG MAKA PERMA SA ELECTRONICS PERMIT ......GAWA TAYO NG BATAS PARA SA SENADO...NA TAYO RIN MAY PAKINABANGAN TO SIGN AND SEAL OUR DESIGN AND WORKS ONLY FOR ECT--ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN


Anonymous said...
December 12, 2013 at 9:18 PM

DITO SA BATAS ,RA 7920,KNOWN AS ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING ACT----THERE ARE 3 CATIGORIES,REGISTERED PROFESSIONALS, PEE, REE,AT, RME..........DITO SA RME--REGISTERED MASTER ELECTRICIAN MAY LIMITATION UP TO 500KVA OR 500,000 WATTS BUT NOT MORE THAN 600VOLTS.......PERO ANG RME--MAKA SIGNED AND SEAL ,ELECTRICAL PLANS AND PERMITS.....PATI RIN SA MECHANICAL ENGINEERING LAW----MAY PME,RME, AT CPM......ANG CPM -CERTIFIED PLANT MECHANICS MAY LIMITS DIN 100KW UP TO 300KW--PERO, MAKA PERMA RIN SA MECHANICAL AS IN-CHARGE OF WORKS........ BAKIT PO SA ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING LAW.. AYAW, PAYAGAN MAKA PERMA ANG (ECT) ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN AS IN-CHARGE OF WORKS NA PARIPARIHO LANG ANG BATAS NATIN DYAN SA BUILDING CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES ..LAHAT MAY PRC LICENSE DAPAT MAY SILBI. SALAMAT


Anonymous said...
December 12, 2013 at 9:21 PM

MGA KAPATID SA ELECTRONICS PRACTICES,,,,,,,,,,,,HUWAG KAYONG MAG ALALA.DAHIL, MALAPIT NA TAYONG MAGING GANAP NA MAG KA IBA NG KULAY AT PRENSEPYO. DAHIL,....GUMAGAWA NA KAMING MGA REGISTERED ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN NG ASSOCIATION..AT IWANAN NATING ANG IECEP....DAHIL, SA IECEP WALANG KWENTANG ASSOCIATION PURO PERA, PURO CPE/CPD.....SAMANTALANG, LICENSE (ECT) WALANG BISANG MAKA PERMA SA ELECTRONICS PERMIT ......GAWA TAYO NG BATAS PARA SA SENADO...NA TAYO RIN MAY PAKINABANGAN TO SIGN AND SEAL OUR DESIGN AND WORKS ONLY FOR ECT--ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN


Anonymous said...
December 12, 2013 at 9:23 PM

MGA KAPATID SA ELECTRONICS PRACTICES,,,,,,,,,,,,HUWAG KAYONG MAG ALALA.DAHIL, MALAPIT NA TAYONG MAGING GANAP NA MAG KA IBA NG KULAY AT PRENSEPYO. DAHIL,....GUMAGAWA NA KAMING MGA REGISTERED ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN NG ASSOCIATION..AT IWANAN NATING ANG IECEP....DAHIL, SA IECEP WALANG KWENTANG ASSOCIATION PURO PERA, PURO CPE/CPD.....SAMANTALANG, LICENSE (ECT) WALANG BISANG MAKA PERMA SA ELECTRONICS PERMIT ......GAWA TAYO NG BATAS PARA SA SENADO...NA TAYO RIN MAY PAKINABANGAN TO SIGN AND SEAL OUR DESIGN AND WORKS ONLY FOR ECT--ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN


Anonymous said...
January 13, 2014 at 7:05 AM

ANG PURPOSE TO HAVE A PRC LICENSE---------TO HELP YOUR SELF--------TO PEOPLE NEEDS YOUR HELP----TO HAVE TAX OF GOVT.AND PRIVATE SECTORS----ALL IN THE BUILDING CODE,MEANING ANG BINIGYAN NG LICENSE PRC DYAN SA BATAS,AY MAGAGAMIT NILA NA MAY PURPOSE...ANG PROBLEMA NGA MAY LICENSE YONG IBA,PINIPIGILAN MAG PERMA...SO,HINDI YONG MAGANDA--IS BECAUSE YOU DONT UNDERSTAND THE MEANING OF EXEPTION OF THE LAW...SA RA 9292 KAILANGAN ANG PAG INTINDI NYAN AT SURI-IN MABUTI AT MAKIKITA MO NA ANG TATLONG MAY PRC LICENSE AY----LAHAT SILA MAKA PERMA..AT MAY PURPOSE.......................SALAMAT


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