(d) Electronics and Communications Engineer – A person who is qualified to hold himself out as an electronics and communications engineer under this Act and to affix to his name the letters “E.C.E.” SECTION 22 . Enforcement of the Act by Officers of the Law – It shall be the duty of all duly constituted officers of the law of the National Government, or of any provincial, city or municipal government, to enforce the provisions of this Act and to prosecute any person violating the same. The Secretary of Justice shall render such legal assistance as may be necessary in carrying out the provisions of this Act. SECTION 23 . Foreign Reciprocity – No foreigner shall be admitted to an examination or registration as electronics and communications engineer under this Act unless he proves in the manner as provided by the Board that, by specific provisions of law, the country, state or province of which he is a citizen, subject, or national admits Filipino citizens to the practice of electronics and communications engineering after an examination on terms of strict and absolute equality with the citizens, subjects, or national of said country, including the unconditional recognition of prerequisite degrees issued by institutions of learning duly recognized by the Government of the Philippines. SECTION 24 . Penal Provisions – The following shall be punished by a fine of not less than two thousand pesos nor more than five thousand pesos, or by imprisonment for not less than six months nor more than six years, or both, in the discretion of the court: (a) Any person who shall give any false or fraudulent statement to the Board to obtain a certificate of registration as electronics and communications engineer; (b) Any person who shall present or use as his own a certificate of registration issued to another under this Act; (c) Any person who shall present or use a revoked or suspended certificate of registration as electronics and communications engineer; (d) Any person who shall assume, use, or advertise as electronics and communications engineer, or append to his name, letters, or words tending to convey the impression that he is a registered electronics and communications engineer when in fact he is not duly registered with the Board as such; (e) Any electronics and communications engineer, or any person on his behalf, who shall stamp or seal any document with his seal as such after his certificate of registration has expired or has been suspended or revoked; (f) Any electronics and communications engineer who shall sign his name, affix his seal, or use any other method of signature on plans, technical description, or other documents prepared by or under another electronics and communications engineer's supervision, unless the same is prepared in such manner as to clearly indicate the part or parts of such work actually performed by the former; (g) Any person, except the electronics and communications engineers in charge, who shall sign for any branch of the
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