Board of Directors

Benjamin de Leon

Donato C. Endencia

Sylvia H. Guerrero

Maureen C. Pagaduan

Judy M. Taguiwalo

Ma. Corazon J. Veneracion

Board Members:

Ma. Corazon Alma G. de Leon

Josefina D. Pineda

Florence Flores-Pasos

Prof. Jocelyn T. Caragay
Ex-Officio Member, CSWCD Dean


The University of the Philippines Social Action and Research for Development Foundation, Inc. (UPSARDF) is a non-political, non-stock, non-profit corporation established in 1981 to provide an institutional medium which will assist the UP College of Social Work and Community Development (UP-CSWCD) to undertake, promote, and/or enhance research and action programs and projects on social development.

As an affiliate organization of the UP-CSWCD, the Foundation is committed to:

  • Support programs and projects in social work and community development;
  • Encourage and underwrite researches and studies in social development;
  • Establish scholarships and professorial chairs in social work, CD and related fields;
  • Conduct, sponsor or underwrite seminars, training programs, and conferences dedicated to the promotion, propagation, and enhancement of social development;
  • Publish and distribute without profit research outputs of projects and research programs supported or undertaken; and
  • Assist in strengthening the library, laboratory, and other facilities, teaching and research capabilities of UP-CSWCD.

Programs and Projects

1. Scholarships and Endowment Grant

  • Joson-Castillo Student Award
  • Luis H. Lim Memorial Scholarship/Student Award
  • Soledad A. Florendo Scholarship Award
  • Rutsuki Fujisaki DCO Scholarship Award
  • Sigma Delta Phi Student Award
  • Petra R. de Joya Student Award
  • Raymond F. Johnson Scholarship Award
  • Enrique Joaquin Scholarship Award
  • Cayetano Santiago Endowment Fund

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