Credits to Engr. Jan De Villeres

The Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines – United Arab Emirates (IECEP – UAE) Chapter celebrated its 8th Anniversary and held its 2nd Technical Seminar for this year with the  theme, “The Electronics Profession: Key to Sustainable Development Towards ASEAN Integration”. It was attended by 88 participants composed of Professional Electronics Engineers, Electronics Engineers, Electronics Technician, Associate members and non-members last July 15, 2016, held at Fraser Suites, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

“Coming together is a Beginning;

Keeping together is Progress;

Working together is Success.”

The celebration was formally opened by very inspiring and challenging words from our founding president, Engr. Jethroefel Ramboyong. Sharing the roots of how IECEP – UAE was started and established, he proudly spoke about the history and achievements of the chapter through the 8 years of continued growth and success.

The program highlighted two technical seminars tackled by Engr. Ronald Esguerra, current Chapter President and Chairman of the Board, on “Mobile Evolution: 2G Heading to 4.5G” and Engr. Virgilio Javier, Chapter Adviser, on “Boost Your Career as Information System Auditor”, wherein the participants truly gained additional knowledge and further understanding about the topics discussed and how these could help upgrade their profession. In fact, they actively interacted with the question and answer portion of each topic that made the session more interesting to all. Upgrading their knowledge on the current technologies and getting certifications greatly encouraged its members in attaining their goal of being a world-class organization of globally competitive professionals who are models of excellence in their respective fields.

In line with the technical seminars conducted, the chapter commemorates its 8th Anniversary, a celebration of excellence, commitment, and service. In such event, games and fellowship should never be missed! Surely the members had fun and amazing experience. Also, the event became more appealing with the involvement of the sponsors that gave a broader idea in dealing with financial matters such as investments. Additionally, Engr. Analiza Binondo, current Vice President for Education, discussed updates and significant announcements concerning the future activities of the chapter and encouraged everyone to get involved. More importantly, Engr. Binondo elaborated on the processes and requirements for upgrading the members’ PRC licenses. Furthermore, the event would have never been complete without recognizing the people behind the success of the organization through those wonderful years. Lastly, Engr. Dionimar Mejia, current Vice President for External Affairs, conveyed the message from the Philippine Embassy regarding the online processing of Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC), Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS) and Post Arrival Orientation Seminar (PAOS). On behalf of IECEP – UAE, he expressed a heartfelt gratitude to all the sponsors, resource speakers, officers and most especially to the unwavering support of the members.

As Engr. Ramboyong quoted, “Working together is Success”; it is really a great pride and honour for the chapter to have 8 amazing years of experience in accomplishing tasks and fulfilling dreams together and most importantly gaining a family in IECEP.

Truly, another victorious event of knowledge and interactions for all as the organization looks forward to more grateful and blessed years of IECEP – UAE.

To God be the glory!

More power IECEP – UAE!