The Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE) – Iloilo Chapter will be holding the banner of all civil engineering professionals in the Regional Development Council (RDC) VI, the highest policymaking and planning body in Western Visayas.
After its successful accreditation as private sector organization in the RDC VI, the PICE Iloilo Chapter went on and nominated Engr. Felvin Gurrea, member of the Board of Directors, as one of the 12 sectoral private sector representative (PSR) to the council.
Twenty-five percent of the RDC VI is comprised of PSRs as mandated by Executive Order No. 325, series of 1996.
The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) VI, which serves as secretariat, shared that private sector representation in the RDC ensures participatory decision-making process and substantial representation in terms of agenda formulation and addressing multi-sectoral regional development concerns through policy recommendation and formulation.
Engr. Gurrea had to undergo a sectoral committee election to secure one of the three slots in the Infrastructure Development Committee on August 16, 2022 and he was formally inducted to the full council of the RDC VI on August 18, 2022.
Having been inducted for a three-year term from 2022 to 2025, Engr. Gurrea will be joining the quarterly meetings of the IDC and the RDC where he can amplify the sentiments of the civil engineering professionals as well as the construction industry.
Engr. Gurrea is currently the Vice-President for Construction of F. Gurrea Construction, Inc. He graduated from De La Salle University in Manila and earned a bachelors degree in civil engineering major in construction technology and management.