ECE Board History

On November 21, 1969, Republic Act No. 5734 was signed into law giving birth to the Electronics and Communications Engineering profession.

The first board, under Engr. Rosauro Calupitan who was appointed Chairman, promulgated the mechanisms for registration and licensing. Serving with Engr. Calupitan were Engrs. Felicito Rey Signo and Rigoberto Espinosa as Members. They were registered on March 24, 1971 as the first three Electronics and Communications Engineers.

On August 1971, the Board administered the first ECE licensure examination. After Engr. Calupitan, four (4) other members held the chairmanship of the ECE board: Engr. Felicito Rey Signo (1974-1987), Engr. Leonardo B. Faculan (1987-1989), Engr. Fortunato Q. Perlas (1989-1994), Engr. Felicito Rey Signo (1994-August 21, 1997) and Engr. Alfredo T. Fragante (November 10, 1997-to present).

The Board issued the Code of Ethics and Conduct which delineates the specific tasks of ECEs in the practice of their profession and in relation with the State, with clients and employers, with fellow engineers, and to the profession itself.

The Electronics and Communications Engineering profession plays a major role in the telecommunications industry. Thirty percent (30%) of the telecommunications manpower in the country are licensed ECEs.


Anonymous,  July 23, 2010 at 4:10 PM  

What school or university first offered the course ECE in the Phil? I've been searching for two hours and the net cannot give an answer. Is it UST or UP or what?

Anonymous,  July 5, 2011 at 11:56 PM  

not UST or UP...FEATI University was the first offered ECE course. The course before was called REE then later-on called ECE...

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