Definition and Interpretation of Terms

(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 a geographical area via wired or wireless means.

(k) Industrial Plant - includes all manufacturing establishments and other business endeavors where electronic or electronically-controlled machinery or equipment are installed and/or are being used, sold, maintained, assembled, manufactured or operated.

(l) Commercial Establishment - shall include but not be limited to office buildings, hotels, motels, hospitals, condominiums, stores, apartments, supermarkets, schools, studios, stadia, parking areas, memorial chapels/parks, watercraft and aircraft used for business or profit, and any other building/s or area/s for business purposes, where electronic or electronically-controlled machinery or equipment are installed and/or are being used, sold, maintained, assembled, manufactured or operated.

(m) Consulting Services - as used in this Act, shall include services requiring adequate technical expertise, experience and professional capability in undertaking advisory and review, pre-investment or feasibility studies, design, planning, construction, supervision, management and related services, and other technical studies or special studies in the field of electronics engineering.

(n) Accredited Professional Organization - the integrated and accredited national organization of Professional Electronics Engineers, Electronics Engineers and Electronics Technicians.

RA 9292 / SECTION 3





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