The Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE) Qatar Chapter conducted the Induction Ceremony of Officers and Board of Directors for 2022 recently.
The occasion was attended virtually by PICE National President Ador G Canlas as the keynote speaker, National President-elect April Frances Agatha G Flores who delivered an inspirational message, and Philippine embassy in Qatar 3rd Secretary and Vice Consul Monica Remsy S Calangian who herself represents the ambassador, and it was also attended physically by Philippine Overseas Labour Office (POLO) Qatar’s Carolina L Ortiz, the office-in-charge in the absence of the Labour Attache Adam A Musa.
Canlas, in his speech lauded PICE Qatar Chapter for achieving another milestone of being the recipient of the 2021 Commission on Filipino Overseas Presidential Award for “Lingkod sa Kapwa Pilipino (LINKAPIL)," one of the seven awardees among 117 nominees from 31 countries.
Engr. Ronaldo Nilo, a member of the chapter, is also the recipient of the Pamana ng Pilipino Award. In his speech, he shared the year's goals and plans of the current leadership.
The charging officer was PICE Qatar Chapter’s Founding President, Engr Roy L Baquiran, who led the induction of the 2022 PICE Qatar leadership, namely: Engr Rolan E Nevado (President), Engr Elvin D Fajutagana (First Vice President), Engr Loraine C Radan (Second Vice President), Engr Joseph Marius R Macaraig (Secretary), Engr Aushford O Acera (Treasurer), Engr Belinda E Dela Cruz (Auditor), Engr Rosendo B Berja Jr (Business Manager), Engr Maria Michelle A Revillosa (Public Relations Officer), and Engr Victoriano P Bago Jr (Sergeant-At-Arms).
Other inductees were committee chairpersons Engr Marian M Ocampo (Membership), Engr Emmanuel German V Boceta (PICE Qatar Affairs), Engr Alnovar S Abubakar (Ways and Means), Engr Marie Joy E Reyes (Honours & Special Professional Licensure Examinations), Engr Angelo D Eda (Continuing Professional Advancement), and Engr Danilo L Chan (Publications and Information).
Highlighting the ceremony was the exaugural speech and handing over of the gavel and the PICE Qatar President banner, as the symbolic handover of leadership, by outgoing chapter president Engr Mark Anthony P Abendan to the incoming chapter president Engr Rolan E Nevado.
Awarded last year by PICE National as the most outstanding international chapter president for 2021, Engr Abendan was bestowed with a Distinguished Service Award for his exemplary leadership by the current BOD. Engr Nevado gave his inaugural message by presenting the chapter’s target plans and activities which the chapter aims to accomplish under the ‘new normal’.
Active committee members were recognised during the event for their contribution to the success of PICE Qatar in the year 2021. The new members took their oath-taking as well as the 2022 committees.
PICE Qatar Chapter was recognised during the 2021 National Convention held on November 27, 2021, as the Most Outstanding International Chapter for its fourth consecutive year coupled with the Most Outstanding Community Project and Most Outstanding Newsletter for the fifth consecutive year since 2017.