Civil Engineering Law and Ethics

Republic Act No. 544*
(As Amended by R.A. 1582)
An Act to Regulate the Practice of Civil Engineering in the Philippines

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled

Code of Ethics
It shall be considered unprofessional and inconsistent with honorable and dignified bearing for any registered Civil Engineer: To act for his clients* in professional matters otherwise than as a faithful agent or trustee, or to accept any remuneration other than his stated charges for services rendered his clients. To attempt to injure falsely or maliciously, directly or indirectly, the professional reputation, prospects, or business of another Engineer. To attempt to supplant another Engineer after definite steps have been taken toward his employment To participate in competitive bidding on a price basis to secure a professional engagement. To compete with another Engineer for employment on the basis of professional charges, by reducing his usual charges and in this manner attempting to underbid after being informed of the charges named by another. To review the work of another Engineer for the same client, except with the knowledge or consent of such Engineer, or unless the connection of such Engineer with the work has been terminated. To advertise in self-laudatory language, or in any other manner derogatory to the dignity of the Profession. To use the advantages of a salaried position to compete unfairly with Engineers in private practice. To act in any manner or engage in any practice which will tend to bring discredit on the honor or dignity of the Engineering Profession.
*The word "clients" is considered to be inclusive of the meaning
of the word "employers."

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