Dean Alfredo L. Juinio


The UP Engineering Research and Development Foundation, Inc. (UPERDFI) was established on 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; Valentin A. Reyes; Rafael Nestor V. Mantaring; and Rowena Torres-Ordoñez have been elected as President.

UPERDFI now counts on 247 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 2023-24

Alex Sy Sun Eng


Rowena Torres-Ordoñez


Angelito D. Bermudo

Vice President

Guillermo Q. Tabios III


Frederick D. Chua

Corporate Secretary

Alfonso A. Aliga, Jr.

Executive Director

Editha J. Atienza


Board of Trustees 2023-24

Alexis A. Acacio

Angelito D. Bermudo

Frederick D. Chua

Jose Jesus R. Gomez

Enrico C. Paringit

Jose Jerome R. Pascual III

Ferdinand A. Pecson

Patrick Vincent G. Peña

Valentin A. Reyes

Gilbert Santa Maria

Alex Sy Sun Eng

Guillermo Q. Tabios III

Maria Antonia N. Tanchuling

Manuel H. Torres

Rowena Torres-Ordoñez

Council of Advisers

Estrella F. Alabastro

Magdaleno B. Albarracin, Jr.

Cesar A. Buenaventura

Rosario S. Calderon

Marcelo M. Casillan, Jr.

Isidro A. Consunji

Fortunato T. De La Peña

Manuel T. Frondoso

Rowena Cristina L. Guevara

Pedro H. Maniego, Jr.

Rogelio M. Murga

Emilio Lolito J. Tumbocon

Cesar E. A. Virata

Francisco L. Viray