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PICE Qatar Chapter ASEAN ENGINEER REGISTER (AER) 2017 CONDUCTED ACTIVITIES Prepared by Engr. Romulo Agatep

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: 2nd Special ASEAN ENGINEER CONFERMENT CEREMONY Date : 20 October 2017 Engineering Field : Civil Engineering Venue : Oryx Rotana Hotel, Doha State of Qatar No. of Receipents : 13 No. of Attendees : 114 Conferment Rites 1. Charging : Conducted by AER Country, Engr. Registrar Romulo Agatep 2. Oath-taking : Conducted by PTC President Engr. Federico Monsada Awarding of Medallion, AER Certificate and AER Sash to the Receipents by: 1. Philippine Ambassador to the State of Qatar Hon. Alan Timbayan 2. Thailand Ambassador to the State of Qatar H.E. Soonthorn Chaiyindeepum 3. PTC President Engr. Federico Monsada PICE Qatar Chapter President Allen L. Nacario joined the awarding of the emblems to the conferees.

Photo from right to left, bottom; PICE Qatar Chapter President Engr. Allen Nacario, Public Works Authority (PWA) - Ashghal Traffic Engineering Team Leader Engr. Frazer Anami, Philippine ASEAN Engineer Country Registrar Engr. Romulo Agatep, Brunei Darussalam Embassy Second Secretary Hon. Fauzana Alli, Thailand Ambassador H.E. Soonthorn Chaiyindeepum, Philippine Ambassador Hon. Alan Timbayan, PTC President Engr. Federico Monsada, Philippine Embassy Third Secretary and Vice Consul Hon. Kristine Bautista, PTC Presidential Adviser (MENA) Engr. Trese Bustamante, and PTC Deputy Adviser and Coordinator to Qatar Engr. Roy Baquiran and the 13 New ASEAN Engineers (top row).

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Note: This event had been endorsed by ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations through Philippine Technological Council as one of the activities to celebrate ASEAN @ 50 (50th founding anniversary) being the Philippines as Chairman of the Association.

B Event Title

: ORIENTATION ON ASEAN ENGINEER APPLICATION

Date : 15 March 2017 Engineering Field : Civil Engineering Venue : Filipino Community Center, Doha State of Qatar Timing

: 7:30 AM to 9:30 PM (2hrs)

No. of Attendees : 33 Resource Speaker : ASEAN Engr. Luisito Carlos Facilitator : ASEAN Engr. Emmanuel German Boceta

PICE Qatar Chapter ASEAN ENGINEER REGISTER (AER) FUTURE ACTIVITIES (2018) The organisation plans to conduct the 3rd Special ASEAN ENGINEER CONFERMENT CEREMONY in September 2018. However, the same is subject to the number of approved ASEAN Engineers and the availability of Conferring Officials. At least a minimum of 25 receipents shall confirm to consider feasibility on financial aspect. The organisation will continue to promote the registry, receive and endorse ASEAN Engineer application for registration through the PICE Qatar Committee on Life Members and Specialist Applications (COLSA).

THE HOST OF FUTURE CAFEOS AND MID TERM MEETINGS Year

Mid term

Host

CAFEO

Host

2018

17th Meeting

PII

CAFEO 36

IES

2019

18th Meeting

PUJA

CAFEO 37

PII

2020

19th Meeting

BEC

CAFEO 38

20th Meeting

LUSEA

LUSEA

Complete cycle

VUSTA

On standby

2021

Complete cycle

CAFEO 39

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PICE Riyadh and YES-PTC hold 2017 ASEAN/APEC Engineer Registers Writeshop in Riyadh Prepared by Joel Abaincia

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ith the success of last year’s Writeshop on ASEAN/APEC/ ACP Engineer Registry where seventeen (17) of its members were conferred the status of ASEAN Engineer, PICE KSA Riyadh Chapter in cooperation with the Young Engineers Section – Philippine Members of PAC entertain participants Technological Council (YESduring the registration. PTC) conducted its 2017 Writeshop on ASEAN/APEC Engineer Registers held on March 17, 2017 at Aquarium Hotel, Al Murabah District, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Writeshop which aims to guide applicants to the ASEAN/APEC Engineering Registry was organised by the Chapter’s Professional Accreditations Committee (PAC) headed by its Chairman, Engr. Rusmar Ian D. Tijing. The event started with the registration of attendees that attracted forty (40) participants who are aspiring to become this year’s batch of ASEAN Engineers. It formally began with the call to order by Engr. Juanito C. Ricohermo followed by the invocation and the singing of the Philippine National Anthem led by Engr. Alberto Balogo, Jr. Chapter President, Engr. Alvin L. Caballos, welcomed the participants while Engr. Rosauro S. Binuya, Welfare Officer introduced the resource speaker. Engr. Trese T. Bustamante, Presidential Adviser for Middle East and North Africa Affairs (MENA) of Young Engineers Section – Philippine Technological Council (YES-PTC) was the resource speaker. An ASEAN Engineer himself, Engr. Bustamante began his discussion by introducing the Philippine Technological Council (PTC) as an umbrella organisation of all integrated professional engineering organisations in the country that works

Resource Speaker Engr. Trese Bustamante discusses the engineering education and engineering professional qualifications alignment.

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The Resource Speaker continues to discuss the AEC blueprint.

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Engr. Bustamante as he speaks on ASEAN/APEC Engineer competency standards.


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for international recognition of Filipino engineers’ qualifications at both entry and professional levels. He added that PTC is composed of thirteen (13) accredited professional organisations (APO), including the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers, where the president of each APO or their representative sits as one of the Trustees of the Council. During the early part of the writeshop, Engr. Bustamante emphasized that mobility is imperative of today’s competitive education and engineering practice because of the Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) involving trade in goods and services such as the ASEAN Economic Community 2015 (AEC), PHILJPEPA, etc. He added that in order to operationalise FTA on services, it requires mechanisms for recognition of qualifications and that is the Engineering Registry. The speaker defined the three Engineering Registries namely, the ASEAN Engineers Registry, APEC Engineers Registry, and the ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineers Registry. He also enumerated the member economies of the ASEAN and APEC and added that the engineering registry is a system to certify the equivalency of professional experience between the member economies.

IN PHOTOS | (From top) Engr. Bustamante discusses the compulsory units of competency for APEC engineer applicants; Participants as they listen to the speaker; A participant receives his certificate of attendance from Engr. Bustamante and Engr. Ceballos; Participants, BODs and organizers pose for the customary group photo ops with the resource speaker.

In the succeeding part of the event, Engr. Bustamante discussed the aims of the engineering registry, as well as its opportunities and economic aspects and significance. He also discussed the potential competence to be admitted to the registry including its requirements for registration in accordance to the Washington Accord. In the later part, the resource speaker discussed in detail the requirements for registration to the ASEAN and APEC Engineer Registries such as the applicants must be assessed within their own jurisdiction as eligible for independent practice; gained a minimum of 7 years professional

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experience after registration as registered engineers; spent at least 2 years in significant engineering work; maintained their continuing professional development at a satisfactory level; bound by the Codes of Professional Conduct established and enforced by their home jurisdiction; and held individually accountable for their actions as professional engineer. Towards the end of the writeshop, Engr. Bustamante discussed the documentation requirements and application process, and showed samples on how to filled-up the application forms. In his closing remarks, Engr. Tijing who got his ASEAN Engineer status last year, extended his thanks and appreciation to the speaker for sharing his expertise and time, and to the participants for attending the event. He presented a template of application submittal document for the applicants to follow in order to have a similar application format for all. Before he ended his message, Engr. Tijing showed a presentation slide of the memorable moments of the ASEAN Engineer conferment held last year in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan during the 34th Conference of the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations (CAFEO), and hoped that more ASEAN Engineers from PICE Riyadh will be conferred this year. The event ended with the awarding of certificates to the speaker and attendees and the traditional photo-ops and exchanging of pleasantries among peers. â–

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2nd ASEAN Engineers Special Conferment in Bahrain Prepared by Engr. Romulo Agatep

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or the 2nd time, PICE-Bahrain Chapter hosted the 2nd ASEAN Engineers Special Conferment as organised by the Philippine Technological Council – Middle East and North Africa Affairs (PTCMENA). A total of thirty-two (32) Filipino engineers’ conferees, 14 from the Kingdom of Bahrain and 18 from the Eastern Region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, were finally recognised as ASEAN Engineers. The recognition was conducted during a special conferment ceremony in Wyndham Grand Hotel in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain last 16th of February 2018. The ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisation (AFEO) together with Philippine Technological Council Engr. Federico A. Monsada, PTC-President and Engr. Romulo R. Agatep, Director for International Affairs, led the awarding of the certificates and medals. They were joined by Engr. Trese T. Bustamante, Presidential Adviser of PTC-MENA Affairs and currently PICE-EPSA chapter’s president. Philippine Ambassador to Bahrain, His Excellency Alfonso Ferdinand A. Ver delivered inspirational message encouraging every Filipino Engineers to obtain full status and recognition as ASEAN Engineer who are eligible to work in ten (10) member countries. Among the conferees in this event were PICE-Bahrain Chapter’s immediate past president Engr. Emmanuel G. Ganayo and past president Engr. Emilio R. Samporna. The event was also attended and supported by some of the pioneering ASEAN Engineers in the Kingdom of Bahrain as well as the family members of the conferees and aspiring applicants for AER recognition. ■

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PICE-EPSA Chapter

PICE-Bahrain Chapter

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PTC-MENA Writeshop Seminar on ASEAN Engineering Registry Application in Bahrain Prepared by Engr. Romulo Agatep

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he Philippine Technological Council – Middle East and North Africa Affairs (PTC-MENA) conducted a writeshop seminar on ASEAN Engineering Application for aspiring members of PICE-Bahrain Chapter. The event was held at the Wyndham Grand Hotel Business Center in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain last 16th of February 2018. Engr. Trese T. Bustamante, Presidential Adviser of PTC-MENA Affairs conducted the writeshop seminar as the Resource Speaker. Present also at the event were Philippine Technological Council Engr. Federico A. Monsada, PTC-President and Engr. Romulo R. Agatep, Director for International Affairs. The event was also assisted by incumbent officers of PICE-Bahrain chapter led by its current president, Engr. Bryan P. Toledo, who is also a hopeful conferee for the recognition. PTC-MENA in coordination with PICE-Bahrain will conduct more writeshopseminars for those who are qualified to be certified the same. Another Writeshop and Assessment Interviews on a later date prior to filing of applications by the next batch will be announced. ■

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2018 ASEAN/APEC WRITE-SHOP

Successful Write-Shop Held for the 4th Batch of Applicants for ASEAN/ APEC Engineer Register 2018 ASEAN/APEC WRITE-SHOP Prepared by Glenrey M. Bildo, PMP, PMI-RMP, CE, TPICQS Chairman of Publication and Information Committee PICE-KSA Riyadh Region Chapter

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hilippine Technological Council – Middle East & North Africa Affairs (PTC-MENA) in cooperation with PICE Riyadh Region Chapter thru its Professional Accreditation Committee hold the 2018 Write-shop for ASEAN Engineering Register and Awareness Seminar on APEC Engineer Qualifications and within ASEAN members. The event was held last March 16, 2018, at Aquarium Hotel, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Members and Officers of PICE-KSA Riyadh Region Chapter posses with the speaker - at the middle during ASEAN/APEC Write-shop.

BACKGROUND To have a mutual recognition that the engineers in ASEAN member countries have the equivalent qualification, the ASEAN Engineers Register has been created for assessing engineers that satisfy the standard requirements. It guarantees that the engineer has equivalent ability, skills, and education within ASEAN members.

ATTENDEES

From the left: PICE-KSA Riyadh Region Chapter, Executive Secretary: Engr. Juanito Ricohermoso; from the right PCEA Chairman: Engr. Melvin Candelario; Center is the event speaker: Engr. Trese Bustamante

The event attended by Fifty (50) participants all of which are members and officers of PICE-KSA Riyadh Region Chapter, headed by the Chapter President: Engr. Rusmar Ian Tijing. Also, in attendance are Philippine Council of Engineers and Architects

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(PCEA) Chairman Emeritus-Engr. Mario Balboa; PCEA current chairmanEngr. Melvin Candelario.

THE SPEAKER Engineer Trese Bustamante presidential adviser – PTC MENA Affairs, started the event by tackling the key-background of ASEAN integration. He gave emphasis on why Filipino engineers must undergo the required process to be an ASEAN Registered Engineer.

PROGRAM Part of the program in question and answer portion regarding all requirements to qualify as ASEAN Engineer, all ambiguous requirements to the participants were addressed. Second part of the six (6) hours seminar was the Awareness Seminar on APEC engineer Qualifications and International Recognition Mechanisms for Engineers, also discussed by Engineer Trese Bustamante.

Engineer Trese Bustamante elaborates the submission of correct documents.

Participants during the lecture of ASEAN/APEC Engineer Register.

Towards the end of the seminar, Engineer Trese Bustamante explained all essential documents to be filledup by showing sample template that can be used in the application of ASEAN Engineer Register, as well as APEC Engineer.

FINALE The seminar was concluded with the speaker encouragement to all participants to pursue to become ASEAN and APEC Engineer register. Certificates were being given at final minute of the seminar. The finale was the message of the Chairman of organising committee the Professional Accreditations’ Committee (PAC), headed by Engineer Emerson Cabrera. The PAC chairman encourages all participants to press toward the mark of becoming an ASEAN Engineer Register as he inspires "everyone this year will be an ASEAN Engineer register, the committee (PAC) will help you through the start until you become an ASEAN Engineer". The One of the participants received his chairman also extended his grateful certificate at the end of the writeappreciation to shop for ASEAN/APEC the speaker for Engineer Register. his unwavering support for the PICE-KSA Riyadh Region Chapter. Engineer Trese Bustamante is an ASEAN Engineer and APEC Engineer Register based in eastern region, kingdom of Saudi. ■

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AEI REPORT

AEI Report – Event Organised in Brunei Prepared by Danial Norjidi

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he ASEAN Engineering Inspectorate Electrical Installation roadshow took place on April 20, 2018, focussing on electrical installation standards in buildings in ASEAN member countries.

Held at the Headquarters of the Public Works Department (JKR), the event was co-organised by the ASEAN Engineers Register and PUJA Academy Sdn. Bhd. and saw the attendance of 137 people. The proceedings had two talks, beginning with a presentation by Ir. Yau Chau Fong, the Chair of the AEI-EI Steering Committee at the AFEO level, who also plays an extensively active role in The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM). He discussed a feasibility study on electrical installation standards in buildings in ASEAN member countries, conducted in 2017 in light of the aspiration and commitment under the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint 2025 to enhance participation in global value chains by harmonising with international standards and supporting standards compliance capacity building. The feasibility study is an initiative of the ASEAN Engineers Register Committee – ASEAN Engineering Inspectorate for Electrical Installation in buildings carried out and championed by the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations (AFEO) Energy Working Group, which is led by the Electrical Engineering Technical Division of the IEM. The study has two milestones to be achieved, in line with the objectives of the formation of AFEO itself. They are to promote goodwill and mutual understanding, and to establish and develop an ASEAN baseline standard for engineering profession with the objective of facilitating the mobility of the engineers within the member countries. The second presentation was delivered by Ir. Lim Kim Ten, a Professional Engineer (Electrical) BEM and Corporate Member of IEM who is actively involved in Malaysian low voltage electrical standard developments. He provided an overview on electrical installations of buildings, particularly with regards to requirements for medical locations Entitled ‘Overview of BS 7671 – 7 0 719: Electrical Installations of Buildings Part 7-710: Requirements for special installations or locations – Medical locations’, the presentation noted that low voltage electrical installations for healthcare facilities are among the most complex. The overview discussed and highlighted the design of electrical installations for hospital based on BS7671 – 7 -710:2008 with rules of standards and documents.

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AEI Report – Event Organised in Indonesia Prepared by : Ir. Habibie Razak Secretary of the PII Central Gas Division

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he Persatuan Insinyur Indonesia, PII successfully held a Workshop on "ASEAN Electrical Inspection Guidelines" at BPPT Thamrin Building on July 26, 2018. The workshop was attended by more than 50 participants from various agencies and companies and presented speakers from the ASEAN region. The workshop was opened formally by representatives from the Directorate General of Electricity, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. The first session of the workshop was moderated by Ir. Tumpal Gultom, MT., IPU presented several panelists, among others: The first panelist represented the Directorate General of Electricity at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources with the topic "Regulation in the Field of Electricity", the second panelist Ir. Yau Chau Fong, P.E., ASEAN Eng., ACPE and Ir. Lim Kim Ten, The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) presented the topic on the electrical standards of ASEAN countries and the standard of Malaysian electricity installations. The third panelist presents Prof. Pekik Argodahono The PII Electro Engineering Board is also Chair of the Indonesian Power Quality Association (APQI) with the topic "Inspection and Testing of Electrical Installation" and the fourth Panelist Ir. Simon K A Leong, P.E., ACPE representative from PUJA Brunei Darussalam with the topic "Electrical Installation Standard in Brunei Darussalam". Ir. Simon in his presentation said that in Brunei to be able to practice engineering must be certified as a Professional Engineer (PE). Engineers who are predicated on PE can be signed on top of drawings or other technical documents for construction approval. Foreign engineers who work in Brunei can also get Professional Engineer certification through the process required by the Brunei Darussalam Board of Engineers. The author mentions that currently for the ASEAN region there are already MRAs related to engineering professions. They organised an ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineer

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(ACPE) certification to facilitate the mobility of engineers working in the ASEAN region. The second session of the workshop was presented by representatives from PT Multifabrindo Gemilang with the topic "Standard Electric Distribution Equipment" and the PLN Electricity Development Center with the topic "Standard Power Generation Equipment". This session was moderated by Ir. Bambang Praptono, MM., IPU Management of the PII Electrical Vocational Agency. Few interesting discussions from first session included: 1. Discussion on what power factor does it mean by negative. 2. How does regulation handles the harmonics and how to inspect. 3. Electrical safety for transmission & distribution. 4. Efficiency vs. Price/Cost. 5. Products that causes harmonics and needs for awareness. 6. Government view on foreign contractors that may use competent person for work. 7. Area of authority for Hospital between Health Ministry and Energy Ministry 8. Warehouses with harmonic issues.

While in the second session captures: 1. How to counter the counterfeit on electrical products. 2. Internal standards of large corporations, 3. and how to perform sharing sessions with the other smaller companies or associations to benefit from it.

The ASEAN Electrical Inspection Guidelines that will be launched soon are the result of the work of the small ASEAN Engineering Inspectorate Electrical Installation team coordinated by Ir. Yau Chau Fong who has worked for more than 2 years to be able to realise these guidelines. AFEO is an abbreviation of the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations, which is an ASEAN Federation of Engineers organisations where the Indonesian Engineers Association (PII) is a professional organisation that has become an AFEO member representing Indonesia since the end of the 90s.

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