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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The 66th Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines (IECEP) National Midyear Convention


A week ago, the Greenleaf Hotel in General Santos City hosted the 66th Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines (IECEP) National Midyear Convention. From May 18 to May 20, Groups and Associations of ECE’s as well as ICT companies gathered to discuss current issues on Philippine Electronics Engineering and showcase the latest trends on Information Communications Technology.

In attendance were government agencies such as the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), public organizations like the Philippine Association of Government Electronics Engineers (PAGE), and private companies like HID Global APAC and Wireless Link Technologies, Incorporated

During the first day, a motorcade was held followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony for the convention and exhibit halls, as well as an opening program featuring the local Chorale Group from the Mindanao State University. Engr. Mishell D. Lawas, Governor of the IECEPSOCSKSARGEN Chapter gave the welcome address, with keynote and inspirational speeches from Gensan City Mayor Ronnel C. Rivera and Congressman Manny D. Pacquiao respectively, before the IECEP and other participants began the General Assembly.

Born-and- raised General, Engineer Ralph Waldy Soguilon, General Manager of Wireless Link Technologies, Inc. presented a proposal for an ambitious Integrated Citywide Solar-Powered Wireless High-Definition Video Surveillance and Public Address System, a sweeping development for the future of General Santos City.

Some of the other topics discussed in the convention proper were issues regarding the electronics profession, keys to sustainable development, preparations of the country’s ECE community towards oncoming ASEAN Integration, updates on PRC services, and an entrepreneurship workshop for attending scientists and engineers. 

Meanwhile, the participating organizations and partner sponsors exhibited their functions, services, or products for purchase in the showcase hall inside the hotel. Wireless Link Inc. did not fall behind in their exhibit booth, as they displayed their product offerings, information on their company’s latest news and developments, and a visual guide to their planned Solar Power City Video/PA System.

The convention proper only lasted two days, with a presentation of certificates and achievement awards for the best, brightest and contributors during the afternoon closing ceremony. May 20 was reserved for a whole-day Industry and Plant visit for all interested participants.

Wireless Link Technologies, Inc. was also a Partner Sponsor of IECEP the National Midyear Convention 2016.


L - R: Bacolod Branch Manager, Mr. Francis William Ymbong; WLT General Manager, Engr. Ralph Waldy Soguilon; GenSan Branch Manager, Engr. Marc Erwin Regalado & Technical Consultant, Engr. Erwin Curva

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