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THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE INSTITUTE OF INTEGRATED ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS OF THE PHILIPPINES, INC.

Volume I January 2019

BOARD OF GOVERNORS 2019 TEAM BUILDING By: KB Llamas

Subic Bay, Zambales – It was an exciting road trip up North and what greeted us is the serene beach side and picturesque mountains of Zambales, inspiring in every way to start off the year right. The 2019 Board of Governors (BOG) together with the IIEE National Secretariat Department Heads kicked off the year with the annual team building last January 18-19, 2019 at the Camayan Coast, Beach Resort, Subic Bay, Zambales, bannering the IIEE theme: “IIEE@44: Distinctive Journey in Advancing Global Competitiveness” The two day event commenced with the IIEE Orientation and training for the new BOG, the topics tapped were: Revisiting Leadership, Primer on Regional Governance, Roberts Rules, Chapter Operations Manual, Accounting for Non-Accountants by Punongbayan & Araullo. It was certainly informative as the influx of exchange of insights and ideas

were overwhelming. The day concluded by a sumptuous dinner coupled with a fun filled fellowship night. It’s not all been indoors. On a beautiful Saturday morning at the beach front, the BOG and Department Heads teamed up for some action – the team building games spearheaded by the group of Camayan Resort. The games were challenging at the same time

loaded with fun and laughters, ending it with a reflection that the strength of the team is each member. The strength of each member is the team. In the afternoon, the BOG convened for its 1st Board meeting, capped off by a farewell dinner at Vasco’s Restaurant, Subic Bay Freeport Zone.


EDITORIAL

IIEE and BFP conducted Fire Safety Seminar and Fire Drill By: Aron D. Ricafrente

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Highlights EDITORIAL BOARD EDITOR-IN-CHIEF RAMIL R. TAN ASSOCIATE EDITORS MA. ELENA LIONGSON News and Current Affairs KRISTINE BERNADETTE J. LLAMAS Personnel & Administrative operations MARY ANN B. GUILLEN Lifestyle & Features HEAD WRITER YHELLA N. MIRARAN LAY-OUT ARTISTS ARON D. RICAFRENTE MARIA KHATRINA D. MAGNO EDITORIAL ADVISERS PRESIDENT CIRILO C. CALIBJO VP-INTERNAL AFFAIRS EUGENIO F. ARAULLO VP-EXTERNAL AFFAIRS RODRIGO T. PECOLERA VP-TECHNICAL AFFAIRS LYNDON R. BAGUE SECRETARY ALLAN ANTHONY P. ALVAREZ TREASURER ANGEL V. DE VERA, JR. IMMEDIATE FORMER PRESIDENT NOEL T. FERNANDEZ

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The Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers of the Philippines, Inc. together with the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) have successfully conducted fire safety seminar and fire drill held last January 28, 2019. The safety seminar was conducted to brief the employees on the safety precautions to avoid the occurrence of fire and maintain the safety in the vicinity of IIEE. On the other hand, the fire drill aims to provide safety procedures and actual scenarios whenever the fire occur.

The employees were given strategies and techniques on how to be safe in cse of fire such as: (1) be aware on the purpose of fire alarm; (2) identify the nearest fire exit in the area and avoid using the elevators; (3) use wet towel to cover the nose; and (4) look for an area safe from fire and smoke. We do not know when a disaster would occur, it is better to plan and be prepared. As what the saying goes “Prevention is always better than cure.”

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NEWS IIEE-STATE OF QATAR CHAPTER January 2019 ACTIVITIES CHAPTER BODs MEETINGS The 1st BOD BOD The 1st meeting was meeting was held held on January on 5, 2019 at the January 5, City 2019 at Center City Rotana, Center Rotana, st Doha. The The main preparation of of 11st Doha. main agenda agendaincludes are thethepreparation Technical Seminars, Seminars, updates and Technical updates in in SPLE SPLEReview, Review,ACPE-AER ACPE-AER PEEPEE Mentoring. and Mentoring.

The Execom The Execom meeting meetingwas was held last 2019 held last January January16, 16, 2019 at Café at Café Vergnano, Vergnano,Doha, Doha, Qatar, The main is is Qatar, mainagenda agenda the preparation of 1st composed of: the preparation Technical Seminar of 1st Technical Seminarand and Courtesy call callwithwith Courtesy the the Labor Labor Attache Hon. David Attache Hon. David Des T. Des T. Dicang. Dicang. UpdatesUpdates For PEE review and and ACPE-AER Seminars For PEE Mentoring, Mentoring,SPLE SPLE review ACPE-AER were alsowere discussed. Seminars also discussed.

TECHNICAL SEMINARS A of of A 55 days days training trainingsession, session, continues continuation th and 5th Basic Basic PLC PLC programming. programming. The The4 4th and 5th Day Day of of Training Training were were held held last last January January 11 11 2019. The eventwas washeld at City andand 25,25, 2019. The event at City Center Pino was was one one of of the Center Rotana, Rotana, Engr. Engr. Pino the technical speakers. technical speakers.

CHAPTER ACTIVITIES 2019 sple REE Review

2019 sple REE Review Headed by Chapter VPT Rudilyn S. Reyes. The ongoing review of 2019 20 SPLE REE Aspirants are regularly held at City Center Rotana, Doha, Qatar. Review instructor is Engr. Joseph Fernado.

Engr. Engr. Aceron serves as the review review instructor instructor on in the the ongoing review 2019SPLE SPLERME RMEAspirants Aspirants held ongoing review of of2019 held to 1pm at Qatar everyevery FridayFriday from from 9A.M 9am to 1PM at Qatar Bowling Bowling Center, Doha, Qatar, Center, Doha, Qatar,

PEE Aspirants Batch 11 Mentoring and Meeting

IIEE-SQC Batch 11 IIEE-SQC PEE PEEAspirants Aspirants mentoring conductedwas last January Batch 11was mentoring 18, 2019 aton Crowned conducted January Plaza 18, Hotel, Doha, Headed by FP and PEE 2019 Qatar. at Crowned Plaza Coordinator E. Estebal. Hotel, Doha, Edgardo Qatar. Headed Aspirants introduced themselves fom by FP and PEE Coordinator the preparationE.for theEstebal. upcoming Initial Edgardo Oral Interview. Aspirants presented their Introducing Oneself for the preparation for the upcoming Initial Oral Interview.

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NEWS

IIEE, LGU and ABS-CBN’s iLOVE Program SETS THE INITIAL ACTION TO DEVELOP BENGAONGAO CAVE in Tublay, Benguet By: Ramil R. Tan – Executive Director

Bengaongao Cave, one of the two (2) famous caves of Tublay, Benguet.

TUBLAY, Benguet – Consistent with its commitment to further the interest of the people in various communities of the Philippines, the ABS-CBN’s iLOVE Program and the Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers of the Philippines (IIEE) together with the local government of Tublay, Benguet, launched the rehabilitation and development of

On January 24, 2019, the IIEE team Headed by the IIEE Executive Director, together with Northern Luzon Regional Governor Engr. Gilman Barcarse and Baguio-Benguet Chapter Engr. Leonard Atam, with Tublay, Benguet Mayor Armando Lauro and the full force of Sangguniang Bayan Members of the LGU together with their spouses headed by the wife of the Mayor. Ms. Vevey Lascano, Program Director of ABSCBN’s Ilove Program facilitated the event of startingup and preparing the development of Bengaongao Cave. Former IIEE Governor Francis Calanio joined the team together with the Baguio-Benguet’s Chapter officers and linemen from the Benguet Electric Cooperative (BENECO). The tripartite program of iLOVE

Program, Local Government of Tublay, Benguet and the IIEE intends to install lights in the entire cave – providing for the purpose the source of electricity and aesthetic lights to provide guide to tourist and attract more visitors to the cave. The IIEE Baguio-Benguet Chapter, in coordination with the iLOVE Program, created a design for the installation of lighting facilities to the cave. The IIEE National Office on the other hand initially provided the necessary generator set and strip lights consistent with the design made of IIEE BaguioBenguet Chapter President Engr. Leonard Atam. Unminding the challenge of going deep into the ravine through the stairways access, the team joyfully went to the cave to test and initially install the lights system provided by the IIEE to the people ot Tublay, Benguet. Tublay, officially the Municipality of Tublay is a 5th class municipality in the Province of Benguet. It has a Continue on page 7..

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NEWS population of 17,892 based on the 2013 census. Tublay is located at the central portion of Benguet. It is bounded by Kapangan on the north, Atok on the east, Itogon and Bokod on the southeast, La Trinidad on the west and Sablan on the northwest. The topography is generally mountainous. The municipality of Tublay is located 263 Kilometers north of Manila and 13 Kilometers north of Baguio City. Municipality of Tublay has eight (8) barangays, most famous of which is Barangay Ambongdolan, home of Bengaongao Caves. Bengaongao Cave is one of the two (2) famous caves (the other is Paterno Cave) is located in the steep ravine of Barangay Ambongdolan. From the road, the local government has constructed 162 steps stairways winding in a very steep area overlooking a massive formation of river and rocks. The site offers a magnificent view of nature as you traverse down the stairways into the mouth of the Bengaongao Cave. The cave has a very wide opening with sizes of boulders at the entrance.

IIEE-PTDC HOLDS SEMINAR ON ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION WORKS CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT By: Emmanuel B. Allada, REE – Training Staff II

Quezon City – The Institute’s Professional Training & Development Committee successfully conducted its first training program for the year last January 18-19, 2019 at IIEE National Office, Cubao, Quezon City. The “Electrical Installation Works Construction Management” seminar was facilitated by the Former Chairman of the committee, Engr. Edgardo C. Calantuan. The said seminar was attended by twenty three electrical practitioners who came from different regions of the country. Aside from an interactive learning experience, the participants were able to share their thoughts and insights and enjoy fun-learning activities.

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THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE INSTITUTE OF INTEGRATED ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS OF THE PHILIPPINES, INC.

Volume I January 2019

By: Emmanuel John B. Allada, REE

Photo exerpt from :https://www.trekearth. com/gallery/Asia/Philippines/NCR/Manila/ photo606828.htm

Let’s admit that this is one of the most awaited holidays aside from Christmas day as we enter a new chapter of our lives – a new beginning. The celebration is felt all over the world, having countdowns everywhere; massive fireworks display that wherever you look, you can see colorful display of lights in the sky. It is midnight but the noise is almost unbearable because of the parties, the sound of firecrackers, and other props that the people are using to celebrate the New Year. Indeed, a celebration for all of us, for our families around the globe. What’s funny about this time is that almost everyone is dedicated to change, many people are hitting the gym, give more time to exercise and be fit, some decide to spend more time with family, to give more efforts on their daily tasks, but after few weeks or even months, they are back to being their usual self, back to their previous lifestyle. These are some of

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Photo exerpt from https://expat.com. ph/sofitel-philippine-plaza-manilawelcomes-2019/

their endeavors that are not meant to be done as expected. New Year is also dangerous as the rate of fireworks related accidents elevate during this time. From minor injuries and sometimes it even leads to death. Even the hospitals are displaying their horrifying apparatus that will be used to treat those kinds of injuries, some people still continue to use fireworks and firecrackers knowing serious consequences if they will be careless. Some people are shooting their guns during this time to make loud noise which has a huge consequence where some people might be hit by a stray bullet. Others are burning flammable materials like tires to light up their area which create negative effect in our environment.

Photo exerpt from https://www.emirates247. com/news/philippines/hundreds-injuredin-philippines-during-new-year-celebratio ns-2015-01-01-1.575157

New Year is really a special holiday, but let us not wait for it to come just so we can start our resolutions, everyday is a new day, everyday is a chance for us to be better, to show more love to our family, to exert more efforts in our daily tasks. And for those who use fireworks and firecrackers every New Year, please refrain doing it. Instead, light up those fireworks in an area far from the mass and use it with precaution to avoid accidents. Let us celebrate new year happily and safely. Happy 2019 to everyone!

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