The Phi Beta Epsilon (Wikipedia) is a Professional Fraternity for Engineers currently exclusive for the students in the College of Engineering in Iloilo City, Philippines - Colleges and Universities.
“Men if left to wander on the fields may stumble upon the truth and pick the wildflowers of knowledge but if their efforts are controlled and directed they may reap a more bountiful harvest with which they can build a beautiful garden of understanding wherein the minds of men can find a serene delight.”
To help engineer a better future for aspiring and deserving individuals and entities.
To become the model of excellence for the “Fellowship of Brother Engineers” worldwide.
We have dreamt to make this fraternity a vivid symbol of real brotherhood of engineers.
On September 28, 2022, the Phi Beta Epsilon Fraternity(aka Fellowship of Brother Engineers, Betans), originally established in Central Philippine University (Formerly Central Philippine College) will be celebrating its 75th Founding Anniversary.
To highlight this momentous occasion, the Betans are hereby extending recognition and utmost respect to the Founding Fathers of the fellowship.
Dean Juan E. Sornito, Engineer Celestino Javier, EngineerArturo Rivera, Engineer Jesus B. Cordero, and ArchitectLuis Dichupa.
With their infinite vision, noble aspirations, and all-encompassing wisdom, our Founding Fathers have laid for us a very stable and sound foundation, by which the fellowship can build the framework for success. The united and strong bond of fellowship, the exemplary and exceptional performances of Betans in the field of engineering as well as other field of endeavors, all over the world, is a testament to the realization of their dream, “to make this fraternity a vivid symbol of real fellowship ofbrother engineers”.
The Phi Beta Epsilon is a Professional Fraternity for Engineers, currently exclusive to the students in the College of Engineering in universities and colleges in Iloilo City, Philippines.
Its purpose is to bind the top and talented engineering students from different engineering schools in Iloilo city together so that they may work shoulder to shoulder for a common good and noble end. The term "Betans" is the nickname of the alumni and resident members of the Phi Beta Epsilon Fraternity from fifth (5) schools namely, Central Philippine University, Iloilo City College (Iloilo City Colleges upon accreditation became the University of Iloilo while the Iloilo City College, Engineering Department - Lapaz Unit eventually became Western Institute of Technology), the University of Iloilonow University of Iloilo - PHINMA, Western Institute ofTechnology and University of San Agustin. In 2008, a sixth chapter joined the fraternity, the Iloilo Science and Technology University. These schools are based in Iloilo City, Philippines.
The fraternity currently has several alumni member organizations, based in the Philippines and various countries around the world. A global network of Betans ready to support the Resident Members in all chapters in particular and the fellowship in general.
As we look back to honor our Founding Fathers and orient our bearings from the starting point, we will continue our journey with the fellowship using their guiding principles as our compass. We will continue to explore new horizons, equipped with our Code of Conduct to guide us in our words and our deeds, the Betans Creed, and the Betans Scroll to keep us inspired to achieve our goals and reach our destinations.
With this testimony, our Founding Fathers can rest, knowing that they did well, and assured that the legacy they left behind with us will continue to flourish as we look forward to the next 75 years and beyond.
Words are not enough to express our gratitude, but from the deepest recesses of our hearts, we the Betans express our sincere appreciation and thank you, to all of you our Founding Fathers!
Long Live Phi Beta Epsilon Fraternity!
Bro. Jairus Cancel
PBEF B22 1981 WIT / BSCE 1984 WIT
Structural Special Inspector
Property & Building Structures
New York City, NY USA
Secretary, East Coast USA Betans
To all Betans around the world,
Greetings of peace and solidarity Brothers and Sisters of WIT Betans and around the globe! The long-awaited event of the year has come to its peak!
As our connection get stronger and passes throughout the years, throughout the tears, and throughout all the sacrifices, it's the Time For Us to recompense and gather all the memories that we cherished together as brothers and sisters.
This upcoming February 17-19, 2023 at Nabas, Aklan is an extraordinary event for us to give ourselves the greatest applause, and to shake the hands of our long-lost brothers and sisters.
We, the WIT Betans, honorably invite you to join us and to witness the celebration of our Grand Reunion 2023 together with the installation of our new brothers from batches 99-100 from the Western Institute of Technology!
Together we stand, together we rise, all together we excel! We are connected as bridges and firm as diamonds.
Long Live Betans!
For more information, please contact the following:
Chief Board of Advisers
Most Exalted Brother
Vice Exalted Brother
What: Iloilo Betans Caravan 2022 for the Phi Beta Epsilon Fraternity 75th Diamond Founding Anniversary
Date: September 28, 2022
Assembly Time: 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Assembly Location: CPU in front of the College of Engineering
Registration: Php 600.00 per head (this includes served buffet for lunch).
Place of Venue: Punta Villa - Crown Ballroom Function Room
Starting from the CPU campus in Jaro, going all along passing ISAT-U, and WIT campuses in La Paz, then proceed to Iloilo City passing the Iloilo Provincial Capitol, USA campus, Iznart, and JM Basa Street then passing the UI campus, Plaza Libertad, Iloilo City Hall then back again passing USA campus and proceed to end at Punta Villa.
Iloilo City will provide motorcycle escorts for smooth traffic.
For more and complete detail please send a message to the following:
CPU: Bro. Eng’r. Panoy Penacerrada
WIT: Bro. Eng’r. Tony Morales
UI/ISAT-U/USA: Bro. Eng’r. Leonel Obsiana
The registration will be collected at Punta Villa - Crown Ballroom Function Room and lunch will follow.
Overnight option at Punta Villa:
Deluxe room with 4 single bed = Php 1,600 including 2 free breakfast meal, and 2 free swimming pool pass.
Please contact our POC brothers if you want to reserve a room. There might be a discount for bulk reservation. Or contact the Punta Villa directly at 09959613823 (Goldie). Mention you want to reserve a room for the Phi Beta Epsilon event.
The Caravan participants are:
When: September 2 to 4, 2022
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada USA
The Betans Caravaneer Participants:
- Las Vegas USA Betans
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada Betans
- Calgary, Canada Betans
Download our Betans Caravan Programme and Activities.
The next place of venue of the 8th North America Betans Caravan 2024 will be held at Los Angeles, California, USA.
A ceremony of turning -over of the host was witnessed by the Betans Caravaneers during the concluded event, the 7th North America Betans Caravan last September 4, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The Phi Beta Epsilon is a Professional Fraternity for Engineers currently exclusive for the students in the College of Engineering in Iloilo City, Philippines - Colleges and Universities.
Ask any Resident Members (Betan) in each school chapter. They will guide you on how to become a Betan. Or message us at Betans@phibetaepsilon.net.
The applicant must have the following qualifications:
1. Any student in the College of Engineering.
2. The applicant must have at least one (1) semester residency in the College of Engineering.
3. Must successfully be passed all their requisite subjects in the semester prior to their application.
4. Those with incomplete and failing grades will be automatically disqualified.
The applications for membership must be come from the College of Engineering and be enrolled in any of the following fields:
2. Civil Engineering
3. Computer Engineering
4. Electrical Engineering
5. Information Technology
6. Mechanical Engineering
7. Chemical Engineering
8. Electronics Engineering
9. Electronics and Communication Engineering
10. Software Engineering
11. Packaging Engineering
12. Marine Engineering
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For engineering job seekers, there are skills, training, and experience gap between undergraduate studies and first job productivity. To fill that gap, Betans Academy brings on-the-job experience from our pool practicing engineers. We carefully selected the courses that will expose you to those field experiences. Your response will be measured and be guided so you’ll hit the ground running in your first job.
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