Dean Alfredo L. Juinio


The UP Engineering Research and Development Foundation, Inc. (UPERDFI) was established in August 3, 1972 under the leadership of UP College of Engineering (UPCOE) Dean Alfredo L. Juinio until his death in 2003. Since then, Leopoldo V. Abis; Alfonso A. Aliga, Jr.; Emilio Lolito J. Tumbocon; Rosario S. Calderon; Frederick Jonathan A. Trinidad; Ferdinand M. De La Cruz; and Valentin A. Reyes have been elected as President.

UPERDFI now counts on 205 members, who are mostly alumni and friends who are industry leaders. Membership is done by invitation only. A 15-person Board of Trustees oversees the Foundation’s operations.

UPERDFI is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Science and Technology, and the Philippine Council for NGOs. It is also recognized by the Bureau of Internal Revenue as a Donee Institution, exempting donors from paying donor’s tax and providing 100% expense deductibility of donations of at least P50,000.

US-based donations to UPERDFI are coursed through the Friends of UP Foundation in America, which issues the Acknowledgement Letter for tax deduction recognized by the US Internal Revenue Service.

SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co. (SGV & Co.) is the independent auditor.

Officers 2020-21

Alex Sy Sun Eng


Valentin A. Reyes


Dante M. Briones


Edgardo G. Atanacio


Rafael Nestor V. Mantaring

Corporate Secretary

Alfonso A. Aliga, Jr.

Executive Director

Editha J. Atienza


Board of Trustees 2020-21

Edgardo G. Atanacio

Lisa Grace S. Bersales

Dante M. Briones

Elmir S. De La Cruz

Michael V. Gonzalez

Rowena Cristina L. Guevara

Alex D. Ibasco

Ferdinand G. Manegdeg

Rafael Nestor V. Mantaring

Robert Minguez II

Valentin A. Reyes

Alex Sy Sun Eng

Guillermo Q. Tabios III

Manuel H. Torres

Victor N. Villagracia

Council of Advisers

Estrella F. Alabastro

Magdaleno B. Albarracin, Jr.

Filemon T. Berba, Jr.

Cesar A. Buenaventura

Rosario S. Calderon

Marcelo M. Casillan, Jr.

Isidro A. Consunji

Fortunato T. De La Peña

Manuel T. Frondoso

Pedro H. Maniego, Jr.

Rogelio M. Murga

Emilio Lolito J. Tumbocon

Gregorio V. Vigilar

Cesar E. A. Virata

Francisco L. Viray