SAN FRANCISCO, FEBRUARY 15, 2023 – The University of the Philippines Alumni Association of San Francisco (UPAASF) had its officers’ induction on February 3, 2023, at the Sentro Rizal, at the Philippine Consulate General in the city.

Philippine Consul General Neil Ferrer administered the oaths of office of the board and officers for 2023-2024.

Philippine Consul General Neil Ferrer (left) leads the oath-taking ceremony of the UPAASF Board and Officers. (Photo courtesy of Richard Ang)

The new board is chaired by Eric Golangco, who studied Civil Engineering at U.P. Diliman, finishing his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Santa Clara University and Stanford after moving to the U.S. Most of his career is spent as a senior manager for site development and construction in the real estate construction industry.

The UPAASF officers are led by the new president, Chato Calderon, a civil engineer from UP Diliman, and alumna of Harvard and Syracuse universities. She is UP Engineering R&D Foundation former President and current advisor and San Francisco SCORE Vice Chair.

Tancinco Law P.C. Principal Partner and GMA Pinoy TV host Atty. Lou Tancinco is the Executive Vice President.

This is the first time in the history of UPAASF where the board chair and the president are both Civil Engineering graduates.

Philippine Consul General Neil Ferrer (5th from left, seated) and other consuls join the newly inducted board and officers of the UPAASF. (Photo courtesy of Miguel Carrion)

The 2023-2024 UPAASF Board of Directors are composed of:

Chair Eric Uy Golangco; Vice Chair Simeon Godinez; Secretary Luisa Yee; with Board Members – Chato Calderon; Immediate Past President Liza Gino; Sonia Delen; Letty Quizon; Mae Dizon Perez; Edcelyn Pujol; Irene Townsend; Wennie Conedy; Tanya Cruz-Duldulao; Dr. Sheryll Casuga, Psy.D; Elvie Barron Teodoro; and Jim Cortes.

The 2023-2024 Officers are: President Chato Calderon; Executive Vice President Lou Tancinco; Recording Secretary Francis Siapno Lopez; Treasurer Francis Faeldonea; and Public Relations Officer Pia Lopezbanos-Carrion.

Consul General Ferrer commended the UPAASF for their “unflinching commitment to serve the community and the motherland.” He is also looking forward to productive relations with the organization’s new set of officers since the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco and the UPAASF have worked together on a few other projects like the latter’s Annual Filipino Cultural Immersion Summer Camp for young Filipino Americans.

Philippine Consul General Neil Ferrer congratulates the newly inducted board and officers of the UPAASF. (Photo courtesy of Miguel Carrion)

The UPAASF board and officers will be finalizing the organization’s projects and priorities for the year to ensure that activities are in line with UP’s guiding principles of honor and excellence.

Residents of the San Francisco Bay Area who have studied at any of the constituent universities or campuses of the University of the Philippines system are encouraged to join the UPAASF. Visit to learn more about the benefits of membership and to register.