About UP Provident Fund

About UP Provident Fund

UP Provident Fund office

UP Provident Fund, Inc. (UPPFI) is a voluntary retirement fund established by the University of the Philippines (UP) with a mandate to provide UP employees with supplementary retirement benefits and other financial services such as loans, financial assistance, and life insurance coverage, among others.

The Fund was created by the UP Board of Regents in 1994 and registered as a non-stock, non-profit corporation with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in 1997.

As of 2020, more than 10,000 out of a total of 13,000+ employees across all UP campuses are members of the UP Provident Fund. This means that 3 out of 4 UP employees are currently members of UP Provident Fund.

Board of Trustees (BOT)

The Board of Trustees (BOT) is the highest policy-making body in UP Provident Fund.

It is headed by the UP President as Chairperson and the UP Vice President for Administration as Vice-Chairperson. The chancellor of a constituent university is appointed as Chancellor-Trustee every year.

Two (2) member-representatives from each of the four UPPFI cluster units are elected as members of the Board. The four campus clusters are:

Cluster 1: UP Diliman / Baguio / System Administration

Cluster 2: UP Manila / PGH

Cluster 3: UP Los Banos / Open University

Cluster 4: UP Visayas / Cebu / Mindanao

UPPFI BOT Meeting Aug 2021


  • Atty. Danilo Concepcion (UP President)

Vice Chairperson

  • Dr. Nestor Yunque (UP Vice President for Administration)


  • Dr. Fidel Nemenzo (UP Diliman Chancellor)

Cluster Representatives

  • Ms. Ma. Eden Perdido (SG 1-15 Representative, UP Manila/PGH)
  • Mr. Jossel Ebesate (SG 16-above Representative, UP Manila/PGH)
  • Mr. Alvin Luangco (SG 1-15 Representative, UP Diliman/Baguio/System Cluster)
  • Ms. Leizel Lectura (SG 16-above Representative, UP Diliman/Baguio/System Cluster)
  • Ms. Analiza Fulvadora (SG 1-15 Representative, UP Visayas/Cebu/Mindanao Cluster)
  • Prof. Christopher Honorario (SG 16-above Representative, UP Visayas/Cebu/Mindanao Cluster)
  • Ms. Elena Pasuquin (SG 1-15 Representative, UP Los Banos/Open Univ)
  • Ms. Maria Cielo Lampa (SG 16-above Representative, UP Los Banos/Open Univ)

UP Provident Fund Officers and Staff

The day-to-day administration and management of the Fund is led by the Executive Director, assisted by officers and staff in the four campus cluster offices.

Executive Director

  • Prof. James Ryan Jonas


  • Dr. Debbie Chua Bun Pho

Corporate Secretary

  • Atty. Yolanda Mendoza-Eleazar

Asst. Corporate Secretary

  • Atty. Daisy Margaret Ducepec

Head Office Employees and Staff

  • Ms. May Manuel (Accountant and Operations Officer)
  • Ms. Purisima Salve Paloma (Assistant Operations Officer)
  • Ms. Joan Obinguar (Cashier)
  • Ms. Louriz Sarming (Asst. Cashier)
  • Ms. Ma. Cristina Pascual (Accounting Assistant)
  • Mr. Gilbert Tan (IT Associate)
  • Ms. Arlene Borjal (Secretary)
  • Mr. Ricky Evangelio (Driver/Messenger)

Campus Cluster Fund Managers and Employees

  • UP Diliman / System / Baguio cluster
  • Prof. Adeline Pacia (Fund-Manager)
  • Leah Ruby Caballero (Account Analyst / HR Associate)
  • Joellizzle Gwynne Binua (Account Analyst)
  • UP Manila / PGH cluster
  • Dr. Arlene Samaniego (Fund Manager)
  • Rodelyn Peralta Perdido (Account Analyst)
  • Robelyn Aguilar (Account Analyst)
  • UP Los Banos / Open University cluster
  • Prof. Rolando Bello (Fund Manager)
  • Prof. Hanna Miranda-Quibot (Co-Fund Manager)
  • Ofel Sarmiento (Account Analyst)
  • Ma. Celine Mogueis (Account Analyst)
  • UP Cebu / Visayas / Mindanao cluster
  • Asst. Prof. John Lorenz Belanio (Fund Manager)
  • Jocelyn Genesila (Co-Fund Manager)
  • Marilou Villarin (Account Analyst)
  • Pia Karmela Monterola (Account Analyst)