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; and Rosario S. Calderon have been elected as President.

UPERDFI now counts on 152 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 2018-19

Emilio Lolito J. Tumbocon


Rosario S. Calderon


Frederick Jonathan A. Trinidad


Aura C. Matias


Jaime G. Del Rosario

Corporate Secretary

Editha J. Atienza


Alfonso A. Aliga, Jr.

Executive Director

Board of Trustees 2018-19

Silvino A. Alcabasa, Jr.

Roger Victor E. Buendia

Rosario S. Calderon

Ferdinand M. De La Cruz

Rizalinda De Leon

Jaime G. Del Rosario

Joselito G. Florendo

Aura C. Matias

Rene E. Nolasco

Daniel C. Peckley, Jr.

Joseph Gerard T. Reyes

Washington A. Roqueza

Alex Sy

Frederick Jonathan A. Trinidad

Emilio Lolito J. Tumbocon

Council of Advisers

Magdaleno B. Albarracin, Jr.

Filemon T. Berba, Jr.

Cesar A. Buenaventura

Marcelo M. Casillan, Jr.

Isidro A. Consunji

Fortunato T. De La Peña

Jesus P. Francisco

Manuel T. Frondoso

Pedro H. Maniego, Jr.

Gregorio V. Vigilar

Cesar E. A. Virata