Wed. Sep 18th, 2019
Pinoy Engineer Ramboyong

Pinoy Engineer Assists Filipinos to Secure Employment in UAE

Volunteering to help others is a rewarding experience both for the receiver and the giver. The assistance is a welcome relief for people in a tight fix while the benefactor feels happiness and a sense of well-being.

One of these people who lends a helping hand is Jethroefel “Jet” Ramboyong, a successful Pinoy engineer employed at Etisalat, a multinational Emirati telecommunications service provider. He helped lots of Filipinos land a job at the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

About Engineer Ramboyong

Back in September 12, 1998, Rayombong was the youngest among the 300 technicians and engineers hired by Etisalat during their mass recruitment in Manila. He started as a technician doing groundwork in the field and worked his way up to become a full-fledged engineer.


In those days the Filipino community was small. According to him, “Filipinos then knew each other at least by face. Whenever there was an event, you would see Filipinos from far-flung areas coming to Abu Dhabi to interact with each other. Now it’s different, the community has grown and Filipinos are everywhere across the UAE.”

Things changed and the https://ofwupdate.comFilipino community grew, Rayombong realized that there are ways he can help his kababayans in the UAE,

He organized the Filipino Electronics and Communications Engineers Association (FECEA) in 2008. This would become the UAE chapter of the Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines (IECEP), an association for ECE graduates in the Philippines.

Through the organization, Ramboyong was able to extend support to Filipinos looking for a job. Seminars and trainings were conducted to upgrade their professional know-how. Assistance was given to those applying for a professional ECE accreditation and ASEAN Engineering Registry.

Recipient of Numerous Awards

For his social works, Rayombong was bestowed numerous awards and respected by the Filipino community in the Middle East.

PRC awards night
Photo credit: The Filipino Times

In 2018 he was conferred as the Outstanding Professional of the Year in the field of Electronics Engineering by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) in Manila.

In the same year, he was given the Bagong Bayani Award, a recognition given to outstanding Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).

Kudos to Rayombong, hopefully, many Filipinos will follow his footsteps. His passion for giving shows how much love he has for his kababayans. The time he spends to help the recipient is more valuable than the money it lasts for a lifetime and trickles down to the families back home.

By giving more we stand to gain purpose, meaning, and happiness, these are the things we look for in life but are elusive.

“We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.” — Winston Churchill

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