To be able to practice as an electronics engineer in the Philippines, one must first finish a BSECE course in any of the more than 200 electronics engineering schools nationwide, then pass the Electronics Licensure Examination held twice in a year usually in April and in October.
There are 4 sets of subjects to be taken which are compressed in two days: Mathematics; Applied Sciences, Engineering Economics, Laws and Ethics; Electronics; and Communications, Computer, and Information and Communications Technology. The passing rate is 70% in each subject given, but the board exam taker is allowed to take one removal examination on the subject/s failed to get the passing mark. This is indicated in the Republic Act 9292 which is the Electronics Engineering Law of 2004.
Based on the same law, there are three categories of electronics practice – Professional Electronics Engineer (PECE), Electronics Engineer (ECE), and Electronic Technician (ECT). All are regulated by the PRC.
More often than not, ECE graduates aim to be electronics engineers, with being an ECT as a bonus, and later an option to become a PECE with the right qualifications after an exam. It is notable, however, that others just don’t strive to become an ECE – they work their way to become ECE topnotchers.
Like these people below. They are the roster of the top 1 takers in the ECE Board Exams from 2015 to 2019. Below it is a table of the passing rate per exam and the names of the topnotchers with their respective ratings and schools.
Passing Rate of Electronics Engineering Board Exam from 2015 to 2019
|EXAMINATION DATE||# OF PASSERS||# OF TAKERS||PASSING RATE|
Electronics Engineering Board Exam Top 1 from 2015 to 2019
|APRIL 2015||ANGELO TIRAO LOPEZ||88.40%||BATANGAS STATE UNIVERSITY-BATANGAS CITY (PBMIT)|
|APRIL 2015||RODOLFO CATOLICO SALVADOR JR||88.40%||AMA COMPUTER UNIVERSITY-PROJ. 8, QC|
|OCTOBER 2015||EMILIANO MARCELO TAN||91.20%||UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINESDILIMAN|
|APRIL 2016||PAUL ESTEBAN QUIBUYEN||89.30%||UNIVERSITY OF THE EAST-MANILA|
|OCTOBER 2016||MASARU QUEMQUEM NAKAEGAWA||92.30%||UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS|
|APRIL 2017||AARON MACA-AYONG POLANCOS||88.80%||MAPUA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGYMANILA|
|OCTOBER 2017||DINO DOMINIC FORTE LIGUTAN||94.40%||DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY-MANILA|
|APRIL 2018||MARK EULLYSIS DANDO ALZAGA||93.30%||FEU-INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY(FOR. FEUEAST ASIA COLL)|
|OCTOBER 2018||DANIEL DILAG CABRALES||92.00%||TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-MANILA|
|APRIL 2019||MALCOLM LEELAND PARAZ KWOK||90.70%||DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY-MANILA|
|OCTOBER 2019||NEIL KENNETH TAMINA MENDOZA||92.00%||UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS|