Board of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering


On June 18, 1964, Republic Act No. 3927 otherwise known as the “Philippine Agricultural Engineering Law” was approved. With its enactment, the Board of Examiners for Agricultural Engineers was created to regulate the practice of agricultural engineering in the country.

Realizing the need to promote and upgrade the practice of agricultural engineering in the Philippines, the Congress enacted on February 26, 1998 Republic Act No. 8559 or “The New Philippine Agricultural Engineering Act of 1998.” The law which took effect on March 23, 1998 expanded the practice of the profession to reflect current developments in agricultural engineering and resulted to better agricultural engineering career prospects.

It also hastened the delivery of basic and technical agricultural services in the countryside. Today, 4,752 agricultural engineers registered with the PRC ensure food security for Filipinos. The first Board was composed of Engr. Zacarias V. Valdez as Chairman and Engrs. Ignacio R. Ang and Emmanuel F. Niño as Members. Presently, the Board of Agricultural Engineering is composed of Engr. George Q. Canapi as Chairman and Engr. Ariodear C. Rico and Dr. Reynaldo C. Castro as Members.

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