Engineer Mario A. Balboa, PECE, ACPE, ASEAN Eng., a 1992 graduate of Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering of the UE College of Engineering-Caloocan, was awarded Most Outstanding Electronics Engineer by the Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines Inc. (IECEP) at its Annual General Membership and Convention on October 29, 2016, at the Philippine Trade and Training Center in Pasay City.
The Saudi Arabia-based Engr. Balboa has been with Saudi Telecoms, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the Middle East and Africa. He served as its Senior Business Consultant-Analyst from 2004 to 2009 before becoming its Senior Product Development Manager and Technical Adviser from 2009 up to the present.
In the Philippines, Engr. Balboa was a part of Eastern Telecoms from 1995 until 2004, serving as Telecoms Engineer, Senior Business Analyst and Department Head for Operations and Maintenance. He was also Datacoms Engineer for BPI Computer Systems Corporation from 1993 to 1995.
Engr. Balboa has also received numerous awards and citations. He was awarded the Presidential Citation by the Philippine Technological Council in September 2016. He was also recognized by the Professional Regulation Commission for his Outstanding Achievement as a Migrant Filipino Professional in 2015 and one of the Western Union “Heroes for Better” Awardee, as an Outstanding Filipino Migrant Professional in Saudi Arabia.
The IECEP awards the Most Outstanding Electronics Engineer to ECEs who have demonstrated high professional competence, exhibited integrity in the practice, and contributed significantly to the advancement of the profession.
Among the recent UE CEng’g alumni recognized by the IECEP include Engr. Teodoro D. Buenavista Jr. (UE BS ECE 1987) as Most Outstanding ECE of 2012; UE CEng’g Caloocan Associate Dean Miriam R. Borja (UE BS ECE 1984) as Outstanding ECE in the field of Education of 2010; and Engr. George P. Tardio (UE BS ECE 1995), Outstanding ECE in the field of Communications of 2010.
Congratulations, Warrior ECE and continue making Lualhati proud!