In July 2006, with series friendly talks and meetings among them at Arwad Suite in Al-Khobar; Engr. Joaquin R. Rillo, Engr. Rodrigo F. Pardilla, Engr. Cecilio P. Punzal, Engr. Anthony M. Laid, Engr. Gilbert S. Jurado, Engr. Venjie J. Biaco, Engr. Jun Eladia, Engr. Neil Duhaylungsod and Engr. Antonio Berido, had initiated and founded the much awaited “first foreign based chapter” of Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia- Eastern Region Chapter (IECEP-KSA-ERC) with the Accreditation number 11 of 2007 through the help of then IECEP National President Rosula San Juan Reyes.