A long-time UPERDFI member, Dr. Francis Chua (IE ’72) hosted a kamustahan dinner on September 21. Joining UPERDFI Adviser DOST Sec Boy de la Peña, member DOST Usec. Gev Guevara, Trustees Pres. Chato Calderon, Dean Babylin de Leon, Joe Florendo, Roger Buendia, Ronnie Nolasco, ED Tito Aliga, and member Benny Pacheco, were NEDA Secretary Ernesto Pernia, former UP VP Gisella Concepcion, visiting US PAASE President Joel Cuello, UP Engineering Prof. Eric Paringit, and Jess Varela of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Dean de Leon and Pres. Chato Calderon shared the status of UPCOE and UPERDFI’s plans to support the College through its technopreneurship thrust.

Dr. Chua once served as a member of the UP Board of Regents; he is the Founding Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines and currently serves as the Ambassador of Peru in the Philippines.

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