Republic Act No. 9292 April 17, 2004
AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A MORE RESPONSIVE AND COMPREHENSIVE REGULATION FOR THE REGISTRATION, LICENSING AND PRACTICE OF PROFESSIONAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS, ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS AND ELECTRONICS TECHNICIANS, REPEALING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 5734, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING ACT OF THE PHILIPPINES", AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled: ARTICLE I
Section 1. Short Title. - This Act shall be known as the "Electronics Engineering Law of 2004". Section 2. Statement of Policy. - The State recognizes the importance of electronics engineering in nation-building and development. The State shall therefore develop and nurture competent, virtuous, productive and well-rounded Professional Electronics Engineers, Electronics Engineers and Electronics Technicians whose standards of practice and service shall be excellent, qualitative, world-class and globally competitive through inviolable, honest, effective and credible licensure examinations and through regulatory measures, programs and activities that foster their integrity, continuing professional education, development and growth. Section 3. Definition and Interpretation of Terms. - As used in this Act, the following terms shall mean: (a) Electronics - the science dealing with the development and application of devices and systems involving the flow of electrons or other carriers of electric charge, in a vacuum, in gaseous media, in plasma, in semiconductors, in solid-state and/or in similar devices, including, but not limited to, applications involving optical, electromagnetic and other energy forms when transduced or converted into electronic signals. (b) Professional Electronics Engineer - a person who is qualified to hold himself/herself out as a duly registered/licensed Professional Electronics Engineer under this Act and to affix to his/her name the letters "PECE". (c) Electronics Engineer - a person who is qualified to hold himself/herself out as a duly registered/licensed Electronics Engineer under this Act and to affix to his/her name the letters "ECE". (d) Electronics Technician - a person who is qualified to hold himself/herself out as a duly registered/licensed Electronics Technician under this Act and to affix to his/her name the letters "ECT". (e) Electronics and Communications Engineer - a person who is qualified to hold himself/herself out as a duly-registered/licensed Electronics and Communications Engineer under Republic Act No. 5734. (f) Computer - any of a variety of electronic devices that is capable of accepting data, programs and/or instructions, executing the programs and/or instructions to process the data and presenting the results. (g) Information and Communications Technology - the acquisition, production, transformation, storage and transmission/reception of data and information by electronic means in forms such as vocal, pictorial, textual, numeric or the like; also refers to the theoretical and practical applications and processes utilizing such data and information. (h) Communications - the process of sending and/or receiving information, data, signals and/or messages between two (2) or more points by radio, cable, optical wave guides or other devices and wired or wireless medium (i) Telecommunications - any transmission, emission or reception of voice, data, electronic messages, text, written or printed matter, fixed or moving pictures or images, words, music or visible or audible signals or sounds, or any information, intelligence and/or control signals of any design/format and for any purpose, by wire, radio, spectral, visual/optical/light, or other electronic, electromagnetic and technological means. (j) Broadcast, Broadcasting - an undertaking the object of which is to transmit audio, video, text, images or other signals or messages for reception of a broad audience in...
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