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Two MBI Operations Managers successfully passed as Professional Electronics Engineers

By Jonalyn Garcia

On December 11, 2023, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced that 45 individuals have successfully passed the technical evaluation for the upgrading as Professional Electronics Engineers. Among the successful candidates are the two Operations Manager of MBI, Engr. Francis Kenneth Billones and Engr. Remelia Firme.

Engr. Billones, the Operations Manager for South Area of MBI, earned his degree in Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering from De La Salle University – Dasmariñas in 2015. He passed the licensure examination in the same year.


“I’m on cloud nine!” Engr. Billones expressed his honest feelings upon learning the results of the evaluation after two months of waiting. When asked about the preparations he made, he explained that he compiled the necessary documents as proof of his credentials and qualifications.


Engr. Firme, Operations Manager for North Area of MBI, earned her Bachelor’s degree from Technological Institute of the Philippines – Manila in 1998. She also passed the licensure examination later that same year.

When she learned about the outcome of the evaluation, she immediately shared the good news with her family.


For those aspiring to venture into the same field, they had valuable advices to share. According to Engr. Firme, “Take the first step and have some patience and endurance until you reach your goal.” The key lies in taking the first step with unwavering determination. Engr. Billones also shared, “My advice is to start documenting their job experiences as early as now, become experts in their current field of expertise and study how to create and design electronic plans because the evaluation will be based on the experience and technical know-how of the applicant.”


The management is delighted to extend a heartfelt congratulations to Engr. Billones and Engr. Firme for passing the PECE technical evaluation. Good luck on your future endeavors!

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