In consonance with his visit as one of the Keynote Speakers for the IECEP 73rd AGM and Convention, on that same day, Northern Samar First District Representative Hon. Paul R. Daza filed a bill amending Section 16 (Ratings) of the Republic Act No. 9292.

This was also reported by National President Engr. Lyle Anthony Jowill G. Villas on his President's Report during the Annual General Membership Meeting proper.

As mentioned in the bill's explanatory act, while there is a high demand for Electronics Engineers, the reality is that there is a dearth already of Electronics Engineering practitioners due to several factors which include the dwindling number of enrollees in the Electronics Engineering courses, migration overseas and rigidities in the licensure examinations. The cause of the examinees' performance in the examination is multifactorial one of which could be attributed to the stringent application of the "no rating below 70% in any subject" requirement. The proposed measure aims to make the passing rate of the Electronics Engineering Licensure Examination consistent with the other engineering professions and to address the relatively low passing percentage in recent years.

House Bill No. 9614 is also a by-product of the collective resolve of the IECEP National Board of Directors 2023 - which passed a resolution as early as March 2023 endorsing the amendment of the aforementioned section and the Professional Regulation Commission through the Board of Electronics Engineering. With the continuous dialogue through our lawmakers, the Institute hopes for the promulgation of this bill into law the soonest.

Mabuhay ang IECEP! Mabuhay ang Propesyon!