The Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE) Iloilo Chapter is planning to host another oathtaking ceremony this year to welcome the new civil engineers who passed the recently concluded Licensure Examination for Civil Engineers on April 23-24, 2023.
Following a successful activity organized last January 28, 2023 in the iconic Iloilo Convention Center, the PICE Iloilo Chapter Board of Directors through Chapter President, Engr. Mary Earl Daryl A. Grio will be coordinating with the Professional Regulation Commission and express the chapter’s interest of hosting an oathtaking cum induction of new PICE members some time in June 2023.
During the January ceremony hosted by PICE Iloilo Chapter, 198 civil engineers took their oath of profession and were formally inducted as members of the PICE.
Their oath of profession was led by Dr. Pericles Dakay, member of the Professional Board of Civil Engineering while an inspirational message was delivered by Engr. Arecio Casing, Jr., CESO IV, OIC-Regional Director of the National Economic and Development Authority VI.
New civil engineers who recently passed the board examination last April as well as those who wish to become members of the PICE are welcome to participate in the activity. Pre-registration will be for a limited time only until May 5, 2023. Note that those who are pre-registered will be given priority to participate.
Dr. Pericles P. Dakay, member of the Professional Regulatory Board of Civil Engineering, administered the oath of professionals of the new civil engineers during the Mass Oathtaking Ceremony of New Civil Engineers and Induction of New PICE members at the Iloilo Convention Center, Iloilo City.
“Consistently believe in the physical course of nature. Our profession is diverse,” he opened the various perspectives of the careers new civil engineers may pursue and reminded them of the various roles a civil engineer can do.
Currently engaged with the construction of power plants, ports, malls, and high-rise commercial and mixed-use developments, Dr. Dakay is Chairperson of the Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board (PCAB) and a Board Member of the Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines (CIAP), an attached agency for the Department of Trade and Industry specializing in the regulation and development of the country’s construction industry.
Citing several events of the current times, including the pandemic and climate change, the Cebuano engineer called for each of the new engineers’ individual effort in facing the challenges requiring their expertise.
“We need to prepare for the challenges that is waiting; All 185,000 of us, especially for you, the new civil engineers,” he reiterated.
A consistent honor student, Dr. Dakay was an Albert Einstein Awardee during his high school in Cebu City National Science High School and continued finishing his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree with Latin honors from the University of San Carlos.
He also completed his Master of Science in Civil Engineering major in Structural Engineering and Doctor of Engineering Management from the University of Missouri-Rolla in the United States.
Coupled with his academic achievements, he completed his post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Missouri-St. Louis Graduate Engineering Research Center and was appointed as Assistant Professor. Among his assignments included in the development of the Union Electric Callaway Nuclear Plant and the United States Military Aviation Training Command.
A total of 191 new civil engineers took their oath coming from various schools in the region and beyond: Aklan State University, Capiz State University, Central Philippine University, Colegio dela Purisima Concepcion, Garcia College of Technology, Northern Iloilo State University, Palawan State University, St. Anthony’s College – Antique, University of Antique, University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos, University of San Agustin, and Western Institute of Technology.
The said activity was organized by the PICE Iloilo Chapter and the Professional Regulation Commission Regional Office VI.
“Learning from experience in the course of my career as a professional, it has always been our duty to serve our people, not to be served.”
Engr. Arecio A. Casing, Jr., CESO IV, OIC-Regional Director of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) VI, shared this important note during his inspirational message on the challenges of a practicing professional.
He is one of the guests of honor during the Oathtaking Ceremony of New Civil Engineers and Induction of New Members of the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE) at Iloilo Convention Center, Iloilo City on January 28, 2023.
Recalling his journey when he began his career, Engr. Casing also emphasized the value of lifelong learning as well as finding purpose in the work being done which led to him in the role of OIC-Regional Director of NEDA Regional Office VI.
Engr. Casing entered government service as City Administrator of Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental for 12 years. In 2019, he joined NEDA as Assistant Regional Director in Region VI.
“There are a lot of duties including planning, budgeting, and implementation of programs and projects. When there are natural calamities, there is an overwhelming demand for the local government. As an engineer, I am glad that it is innate in our nature to solve problems and act on them swiftly,” he shared remembering his time as city administrator.
An alumnus of the University of San Carlos for his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, Engr. Casing also earned three master’s degrees in the course of his career beginning with his Master of Science in Civil Engineering major in Construction Technology and Management degree from De La Salle University, then Master of Management from the University of the Philippine Visayas – Cebu College, and finally, Master of Public Administration from the National University of Singapore – Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.
A total of 199 new civil engineers participated in the event coming from various schools in the region and beyond: Aklan State University, Capiz State University, Central Philippine University, Colegio dela Purisima Concepcion, Garcia College of Technology, Northern Iloilo State University, Palawan State University, St. Anthony’s College – Antique, University of Antique, University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos, University of San Agustin, and Western Institute of Technology.
Together with OIC-Regional Director Casing was Dr. Pericles P. Dakay, Member of the Professional Regulatory Board of Civil Engineering who officiated the oath of the profession of the new civil engineers. The said activity was organized by the PICE Iloilo Chapter, an accredited private sector organizaton of the Regional Development Council VI, and the Professional Regulation Commission Regional Office VI.
The PICE Iloilo Chapter will be organizing a Special Oath-Taking Ceremony in coordination with the Professional Regulation Commission. Please take time to read all of the guidelines to avoid any inconvenience during the oathtaking ceremony. General Information
Date and Time: January 28, 2023, 3:00PM
Venue: Iloilo Convention Center, Mandurriao, Iloilo City
Attire: Filipiniana (adhering to standards set by the PRC)
Reminder: All guests must bring their Vaccination Card. Unvaccinated guests must present a Negative RT-PCR Test taken within 48 hours before the activity
Deadline of Registration: January 27, 2023, 12:00NN
PRC Instructions for Oathtakers
Register to confirm your attendance to the Face to Face Oathtaking not later than January 27, 2023, 12:00noon by securing an Online Appointment at https://online.prc.gov.ph. Select: PRC ILOILO (Note: Slots are taken depending on its availability online.)
Make sure that you have secured an online appointment, even if you have attended the face-to face Oathtaking, but your name is not in the Official List of Attendees, you will not be tagged as ATTENDED in the LERIS;
On the day of the Oathtaking, come on time and submit the following to the PRC ATTENDANCE VALIDATOR: (a) printed copy of Panunumpa ng Propesyonal (Oath Form) with generated QR Code (“No Oath Form, No Tagging of Names”); (b) Official Ticket; (c) valid ID or previously issued Notice of Admission (NOA); and (d) vaccination card or negative RT-PCR results taken 48 hours before the oathtaking (Note: Failure to personally submit your printed Oath Form before the Administration of the Oath, will result in non-confirmation of your attendance in the ceremony. You cannot proceed with your initial Registration, if your name has not been tagged as “ATTENDED” in the system.)
Oathtakers who will arrive late or after the administration of the Oath of Professional, will not be tagged as ATTENDED.
If you have a problem with your PRC Account, visit the office personally to update your account.
Full Event Registration Steps
REGISTER FOR THE PRC OATHTAKING. Register at the PRC Official Website (https://online.prc.gov.ph) no later than January 27, 2023, 12:00NN. Only those registered on the PRC website will be accommodated. Names not on the list of PRC will be denied entry as PRC representatives will check the official registration list on the day of the event. Existing licensed engineers who wishes to join as PICE Member may skip this step and proceed to Step 2.
PAY THE EVENT AND PICE FEES. Proceed paying the fees to register as member of the PICE and to defray food, souvenir, and other logistical expenses (breakdown available below) at your respective payment channels (See below). Secure a screenshot or proof of payment as this will be needed in Step 4.
FILE YOUR PICE MEMBERSHIP FORM. Download the PICE Registration Form (Membership-Registration-Form.pdf) and fill this up together with your 2×2 photo (labelled with your family name at the back). Please leave the “Membership Status” portion blank. If you do not have a PRC ID No. yet, also leave it blank. Scan this document as this will also be needed in Step 4. The hard copy must be submitted before entering the venue of the oathtaking.
REGISTER FOR EVENT. Register at the PICE Registration Form and provide all the necessary information. Be sure to upload your proof of payment and PICE Registration Form.
What to bring in the event
Printed Copy of Panunumpa ng Propesyonal (Oath Form) with QR Code*
Valid ID or previously issued Notice of Admission*
Vaccination card or negative RT-PCR result taken 48 hours before the event*
PICE Membership Form with 2×2 Photo
*These are to be presented/submitted to the PRC Attendance Validator
Schedule of Fees
PHP4,000.00 – Registration Fee for Oathtaker inclusive of Food and Venue (PHP1,250), PICE Initial Membership Fee for new members (PHP1,000), Annual Membership Due (PHP1,000), PICE ID (PHP150), PICE Pin, Hardhat, Logistics and Contingency (PHP600)
PHP1,250.00 – Extra Guest Example Computation: You will be going with two extra guests
PHP4,000.00 – your registration fee
PHP2,500.00 – two extra guests at PHP1,250.00 per head
The Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE) – Iloilo Chapter will be going south this October 30, 2022, Sunday at 7:00 AM as it kicks of the opening of the Civil Engineering Month with a bicycling event.
Interested bicyclists are invited to join the fun ride event that will be held in the Municipality of Miagao, Iloilo.
“Iloilo has been known for its growing bicycle culture and we want bicyclist to know that the civil engineers are supportive with the current developments for them,” PICE Iloilo Chapter President Engr. Mary Earl Daryl Grio shared.
The route will stretch at approximately 18 kilometers which will start in the town proper of Miagao all the way to Barangay Banbanan and then back.
Registration is open until October 28, 2022, Friday and can be made either by contacting the PICE Iloilo Secretariat or the online registration.
A registration fee of PHP150 will be collected via GCash that will cover a post-race meal and water.
The first 100 registrants will also be given the official event shirt and everyone will get a chance to win special raffle items.
Free transport service is also available for those coming from Iloilo City and are advised to assemble at Shell Tabucan. This service will depart Iloilo City at 6:00 AM.
This event is made possible by the PICE Iloilo Chapter and its partners, the Municipal Government of Miagao, Iloilo and Boysen Paints Philippines, Inc. and with the support of Abright Builders Corporation, Ace Tech, F. Gurrea Construction, and Iloilo Central Lumber.
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.
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.
The Regional Development Council (RDC) VI confirmed the accreditation of the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE) Iloilo Chapter for the period of 2022 to 2025 through a letter dated August 2, 2022.
The RDC VI accredits private sector organizations (PSOs), which serve as the council’s main source of potential private sector representatives (PSRs).
By virtue of Executive Order No. 325 (as amended), the PSRs of the RDC VI comprise a quarter or 25 percent of the members of the fully constituted RDC.
“The accreditation of the RDC VI is an essential part of the realization of PICE’s goals in nation-building,” PICE Iloilo Chapter President Engr. Mary Earl Daryl A. Grio shared.
The RDC VI is the highest policymaking and planning body in Western Visayas and serves as the primary institution that coordinates and sets the direction of all economic and social development efforts in the region.
The PICE Iloilo Chapter, being the premier organization of civil engineers and civil engineering practitioners, aims to look after the infrastructure development sector in the region through this accreditation in the RDC VI.
“We worked hard to achieve this accreditation and we are grateful to the RDC VI for the selection of PICE Iloilo Chapter. This will open opportunities for us and our members to collaborate and contribute directly to the region’s development,” Engr. Grio added.
Among the minimum criteria for the selection included: (1) legal personality, (2) performance, and (3) nationality.
The PICE Iloilo Chapter organized a two-in-one event to welcome new members of the organization and to recognize civil engineering graduates on July 30, 2022 at Smallville 21 Hotel, Mandurriao, Iloilo City.
Nineteen new members with most of them recently passing the May 2022 Licensure Examination for Civil Engineers were formally inducted into the PICE Iloilo Chapter.
They were inducted by Immediate Past President and now Miagao, Iloilo Municipal Mayor Oscar “Richard” S. Garin, Jr., who was the Guest of Honor of the event.
The new members also underwent the ceremonial capping which symbolized their official entry into the profession of civil engineering and the ceremonial pinning which symbolized their membership in the PICE and to fully enjoy all its rights and privileges as member.
PICE Iloilo Chapter President Mary Earl Daryl Grio shared her piece on the symbolism of the caps during the ceremony and emphasized the new roles and responsibilities that each new engineer should carry.
Meanwhile, exemplary BS Civil Engineering graduates were recognized and were given medals and certificates pursuant to the awarding criteria set forth by the PICE Iloilo Chapter.
These awards include the Leadership Award conferred to presidents of student chapters including the federated union of chapters, PICE Iloilo Student Affiliates; and the Academic Award conferred to honor graduates duly endorsed by their respective academic institutions.
The awarding of graduates was led by Engr. Neil Edwin Escalona, Auditor of the PICE Iloilo Chapter with Engr. Grio handing in the medals and certificates to the awardees.
The induction of new members and awarding of exemplary civil engineering graduates was organized by the PICE Iloilo Chapter with the generous support of Boysen Paints Philippines.
New PICE Iloilo Chapter Members:
Barbo, John Patrick
Fandiñola, Ernce Jullian
Gabriel , Arnel Jr.
Galo, John Paul
Hernando, Nevin Nel
Palacios, Gabb Riel
Raga-as, Francis Amro
Sanco, Ian John
Seasat, Sean Val
Tagal, Mark Joseph
Exemplary Civil Engineering Graduates
Central Philippine University
Paul Christian Alado, 2021-2022
Norbert John G. Gloria, 2020-2021
University of San Agustin
Kenneth Sean Barredo, 2021-2022 (PICE Iloilo Student Affiliates President)
(3) Proof of Payment (Minimum of PHP3,500.00 via GCash Account No. 0919 684 3484. The said amount covers the membership fee to PICE, dinner, souvenir program, pins, hardhat, and pin. For those with additional guests to attend the event, an additional PHP750.00 will be charged per pax)
(4) PRC ID
(5) Proof of Full Vaccination (at least one dose of Jansen and two doses for other brands. The proof may be the vaccination card or the vaccination certificate generated from https://vaxcert.doh.gov.ph/ )
Also note that the following hard copies must be brought to the event upon entry:
(1) PICE Membership Application Form (2) 2×2 ID Picture (3) PRC ID