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GEP to public: Transact only with licensed geodetic engineers

by Thelma C. Bicarme

Tuguegarao City 2 (June) -- The Geodetic Engineers of the Philippines (GEP), Tuguegarao chapter has urged the public to transact only with geodetic engineers holding valid ID duly issued by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), in their land surveying and mapping needs.

GEP's Engr. Aurea Barit said that under Philippine Geodetic Engineering Act of 1998 , as amended by R.A. No. 9200, no person shall practice geodetic engineering in the Philippines unless such person has secured a license to practice in the manner provided in R.A. 8560.

Barit stressed that the geodetic engineers must be active members of a PRC- accredited association of Geodetic Engineers, of which Geodetic Engineers of the Philippines, Inc. (GEP) is the one and only integrated and accredited organization.

Any violation of R.A. 8560 shall, upon conviction, be penalized by a fine not less than P50,000.00 nor more than P200,000.00 or imprisonment of not less than 6 months nor more than 6 years, or both such fine and imprisonment, at the discretion of the court.

Meanwhile, Engr. Alfonso D. Taccad urged the incoming college students to enroll geodetic engineering course saying there's a good future in the said field.

Taccad added that there is only 286 geodetic engineers in Region 2 and 7,000 in the entire country.

Taccad clarified that the practice of geodetic engineering is not only confined in land surveys but also gravimetric and photogrammetric surveys and the technical preparation of such survey plans.

"Some geodetic engineers are now managing their own surveying companies and others are occupying executive positions in the government", Taccad added.

Taccad however admitted that he has also experienced difficulties when he was still starting his career.

"Clients prefer to deal with geodetic engineers who have been tried and tested or those who have already established their names in the market", Taccad stressed.

Taccad advised the new geodetic engineers to handle their clients with care so that they will be able to gain their trust. (PIA 2) [top]

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