Official Roster of the PIChE College of Fellows

Listed below are the inducted and official members of the PIChE College of Fellows. As PIChE Fellows , they have committed themselves to share their expertise and experience for the continual development of PIChE, serving as models and inspiration to all the members of the Institute.


Eriberto D. Pineda

 Chair, Governing Body

About Engr. Bert Pineda :

Bert has been active with PIChE since 1991. He considers serving PIChE as a way of giving back his profession, which was his magic carpet to a wonderful and successful career.

Bert held various positions in the PIChE National Board, eventually becoming the National President in 1999. He is a former President of the Philippine Association of Paint Manufacturers (PAPM), and a founding member of the Surface Coatings R&D Center, under the DOST-ITDI. As the National Convention Chair in 1998 and with DOST as host chapter, he delivered more than P1.0 M to the PIChE National Board as its share in the earnings from the said convention.

Presently, Bert is the President of the Industrial Research Foundation, an NGO promoting research and development in the private sector. He is concurrently the Chair of the PIChE Council of Advisers and Chair of the Governing Body of the PIChE College of Fellows. He expects the newly formed College to deliver more activities in support to the projects of the PIChE National Board.  








Evelio G. Echavez

   Vice Chair, Governing Body

About Engr. Loloy Echavez:

Loloy is an experienced chemical engineer  in the pulp-and-paper and cement manufacturing industries, where he spent a total of 35 years. Starting as a cadet engineer in the chemical recovery section, he became the assistant vice-president & mill manager of a pulp plant, and then moved to the cement industry where he became the highest operations executive of several cement companies. He has an International Diploma in Pulp and Papermaking and has also attended special training programs on energy efficiency, total quality control, and ISO 9000 in the US, Europe and Asia.


He was elected  PIChE National President in 2002-2003, and as member of the Council of Advisers,  he was  the prime mover for the promulgation of the new Code of Ethics for Chemical Engineers in 2009 and the chief author of the guidelines creating the PIChE College of Fellows in 2010.


He completed his MBA from UP-Diliman and has attended the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA. He is presently the Dean of the College of Business Administration and Accountancy of the Baliuag University in Bulacan and a candidate for a DBA degree at the DLSU’s Graduate School of Business..


Loloy is a recipient of various prestigious awards: the Juran Medal for total quality management given  by the Philippine Society for Quality in 1999; Outstanding Energy Manager of the Philippines from the DOE and the ENMAP; the 2009  PRC Outstanding Ch.E. Professional Award; the Gawad Dangal ng Lipi (Professional Category) given by the Bulacan Provincial Government in 2009. He is listed in the 2010 Strathmore’s Who’s Who and in the ASEAN Engineer Registry conferred by the Confederation of ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organizations (CAFEO) in 2002.  




Alberto A. Laurito

Governing Body

About Dean Abet Laurito:

Abet is a full professor at the UST Chemical Engineering Department where he teaches core professional courses. He is now the Chair of the new CHED Technical Panel for Chemical Engineering. His  current interest is to provide consultancy in outcome-based education, strategic planning and building cost effective e-learning management systems for institutions.

He was the PIChE National President in 2008-2009, Dean of the UST Faculty of Engineering (1985-2000), President of the Philippine Association for Technological Education (PATE) in 1992-96 and 1998-2000; Asst. to the Rector for Planning and Development (2001-2007), Director of the UST Educational Technology Center (2002-2006), and founding president of the PIChE Metro-Manila Academe Chapter (2003-2005)

He looks forward to the College of Fellows as the major driving force that will provide PIChE with future opportunities and challenges for global recognition and the innovative development of its members.  




Nuna E Almanzor

     Treasurer, Governing Body

About Dr. Nuna Almanzor:

Nuna is the first lady Director of the Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) of the Department of Science and Technology in its 108 years of existence.  She has a B.S. Ch.E. degree from the University of Santo Tomas, a  Doctorate in Business Management degree, and completed a post-graduate course in Chemical Engineering at the Tokyo Institute of Technology  as a UNESCO scholar.

She is the founding president of the DOST PIChE chapter which hosted the 60th National Convention , recording  the biggest attended PIChE convention ever with over a thousand participants. During her term as PIChE National President in 2006-07, she initiated the approval of a Presidential Proclamation by GMA declaring the 3rd week of September as the National Chemical Engineering Week.  It was also during her incumbency that saw the launching of a new seal for use by registered chemical engineers .

She is one of a still few chemical engineers listed in the ASEAN Engineer registry. Currently, she represents the DOST in many inter-agency committees working on environment and solid waste management, energy, standards, among others.  She has also been appointed as the Philippine Focal Point to the ASEAN Sub-Committee on Food Science and Technology.









Lydia G. Tansinsin

 P.R.O., Governing Body

About Dr. Lydia Tansinsin:

Lydia is perhaps the most prolific among the Filipina chemical engineers to date.  She is currently a professorial lecturer and research and development consultant at University of Santo Tomas where she completed her B.S.Ch.E. degree. She also finished her M.S. Degree in Engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Monbusho Scholarship), and  received a  Doctor of Science, honoris causa degree from the Bulacan State University.  

Her professional career in R&D led to her appointment as Cabinet Assistant Secretary, and for a short period Acting Undersecretary of the Department of Science and Technology.  She is a former member and Chair of the Board of Chemical Engineers, Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) from 1985-95 and was the PIChE National President (1978-80).        

She was the Chartered President of the Philippine Technological Council and chartered Chairperson of the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organizations (AFEO), President of SPAC in 1992-94, current Vice-President of the Women in Science and Technology Development Foundation, Inc.(WISTDF), and Member of Board and Secretary, National Research Council of the Philippines Foundation, Inc.(NRCPF).  

Her numerous awards include among others: Outstanding Chemical Engineer (PRC, 1985); Outstanding Alumni for Science and Technology (TOTAL, UST) 1984; Thomasian Engineer Hall of Fame (1987); Outstanding Ministry of Education Scholars (MONBUSHO) (1992); and the PFPA Excellence Award for Chemical Engineering, 2005.  


Cezar S. De La Cruz

         PIChE National President

Ex-Officio Member, Governing Body


About Engr. Cezar Dela Cruz:

Cezar is currently serving his second year as the PIChE National President. He is the Assistant Brewmaster Brewing Superintendent at the San Miguel Brewery Inc.- Polo Brewery Plant at Valenzuela, Metro Manila.  He has been an active member of the PIChE Polo Chapter where he served as President for two terms already.  He was elected to the National Board in 2006 as Director for Metro Manila and has since been reelected as Vice President for Metro Manila and as the National  Executive Vice President and 70th National Convention chair.

As PIChE National President, he sits as ex-officio member of the Governing Body of the College of Fellows as he is expected to share with and seek assistance of the College the plans and projects of the National Board.









Cesar V. Campos


About Engr. Cesar Campos:

Cesar is the epitome of the chemical engineer as a successful corporate leader. He moved up the ranks in Atlas Fertilizer Corporation, starting as a senior engineer, rising to General Manager and finally as Assistant VP.  He then became the first Filipino VP of A. Soriano Corporation, supervising three companies: Phelps Dodge Philippines, Industrial Textile Corporation of the Philippines and Anscor Container.

He was VP for Marketing of the Paper Industry Corporation of the Philippines and Senior VP of Anscor Management Group. After early retirement, Cesar was appointed as the Philippine Representative of SRI (Stanford Research Institute) International which brought him to PLDT as Senior VP heading the Development and Expansion Group.  12.8 years later, he became President of Isla Communication Inc.

Currently, Cesar is the Chairman and CEO of Cenel Development Corporation, a trading company importing standard components for press die and plastic mold and other related products.  He is also the Chairman and President of PTS (Philippine Telephone Service) Corporation, a telecommunication solutions provider. 

Cesar’s community service involvement include among others being Past President of Rotary Club of Makati, District Deputy of the Knights of Columbus, and lifetime member of Management Association of the Philippines and the Manila Polo Club.

He completed his B.S.Ch.E degree at the University of Santo Tomas, an M.S. Degree at the University of Tennessee, and an Advanced Management Course at the University of Hawaii. He was 4th placer in the Ch.E. Board Examination, elected PICHE National President in 1975-77, and also served as chair of the PRC Board of Examiners.







Jose B. Lugay

                      Member (Deceased)

About Engr. Pepe Lugay:

Pepe is a pioneer in the research of glass raw materials and glass properties. As a DOST consultant in 1991, he developed the method of lahar beneficiation to extract feldspar for use in glass making.   Starting as a glass technician at the San Miguel Glass Factory, he rose to executive positions in the San Miguel Corporation, as Assistant Plant Manager of the Mandaue Glass Plant,  Plant Manager of the Farola Glass Plant, and finally as Senior Vice President of Human Resources at the SMC Head Office. He was the PIChE National President from 1975 to 1977.

His expertise in glass technology comes from having B.S. Chemistry (1951) and B.S. Chemical Engineering (1960) degrees, both with Summa Cum Laude honors at the University of Santo Tomas, and his professional trainings at the American Glass Research Institute and as a post-graduate scholar at the University of Sheffield in England.

After retirement, his service to the Church led to his chairing the Council of the Laity of the Philippines in 2000-2001, and as delegate to the Second Plenary Council of the Philippines (PCP II).  His post retirement consultancy includes strategic planning, ISO certification, quality management in hospitals. He is currently an active member of advocacy groups on anti-graft and corruption, environmental control, and family life.  


 Fernando S. Baldivia Jr.


About Engr. Gerry Baldivia Jr.:

Gerry is a multidisciplinary expert in chemical engineering, as his career experience includes working for Colgate-Palmolive (8 years), Richardson-Merell (1.5 years); Pepsi Bottling Co. (5 years); Consorsient Engineering Services as President (3 years); General Manager of Nabisco (7 years); and Chairman of the Board and President of SCA (Maker of Softie) from 1979 up to his retirement in 2001.

A 1962 alumnus of Mapua Institute of Technology, his active involvement in PIChE reached its heights when he was elected National President in 1982-1984. Since retirement, he has been regularly been participating in the meetings of the PIChE Council of Advisers.






Antonio V. Enriquez II


About Engr.Tony Enriquez:

Tony's career encompasses both the technical and management fields.Upon completion of his Chemical Engineering degree (Cum Laude) at the University of San Carlos.  in 1976, Tony joined the packaging business of San Miguel Corporation, where he rose to become Asst. Vice President and Plant Manager of Mandaue Glass Plant, and  later, Vice President and Director of International Business Operations of San Miguel Packaging Products, where he managed subsidiaries in Indonesia, China and Vietnam. His last assignment was as Vice President and Director of Corporate Exports at the SMC Head Office.  

Upon early retirement from SMC,he moved on to become Managing Director of Sensient Technologies (Phils), Inc., a subsidiary of a Milwaukee-based global flavors and colors player.  He was PICHE National President in 1991-1992 and was Awardee as Most Outstanding Chemical Engineer in 1997.   

His interests include the promotion of international trade, where he has actively participated in Philippine Trade Missions to India, Mexico,  Vietnam and Australia. He has been Vice Chairman of the Philippines-Australia Business Council since 2008 to date.   


Edgardo G. Alabastro


About Dr. Ed Alabastro










Rogelio A. Panlasigui


About Dr. Roger Panlasigui:

Roger Panlasigui is presently the Director for Research, Development & Extension Services and Dean of the College of Engineering of FEATI University.  

He earned his B.S. and M.S Ch.E. degrees from the University of the Philippines and later completed his Ph.D. in Ch.E.  at the Iowa State University  as a Ford Foundation Fellow. He then served as faculty member at U.P., later becoming the Ch.E. Department Chair.  He was a member and later chairman of the PRC Board of Chemical Engineering. He was Undersecretary for Research and Development of the DOST, and was the first Executive Director of the Philippine Council for Advanced Science and Technology Research and Development (PCASTRD)  and Director of the Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI). He was the PIChE National President in 1994-1995.  

Roger was a consultant for San Miguel Corporation, the National Environment Protection Council, the Ministry of Human Settlements, the ASEAN Secretariat, APEC and the IAEA. He was likewise the Director for R&D and later AVP for Technical Services of Permaline Metals, Inc.   

He was awarded Most Outstanding Chemical Engineer of the UP Alumni Association, the PIChE Outstanding Chemical Engineer in 2000, and the PRC Outstanding Ch.E.Professional  in 2001. Roger and his wife Nora are active members of the Christian Family Movement of the Philippines where they served as National President from 2006-2007.


Shirlyn C. Reyes


About Engr. Shirlyn Reyes








Jesselito V. Baring


About Engr. Jess Baring:

Jess is a chemical engineer-entrepreneur primarily involved in pollution control design and equipment fabrication. He currently manages two companies: the JV Baring Consultants, a design outfit, and the Floijess Watertech Inc., dealing with fabrication and installation of equipment using proprietary wastewater treatment technology.  

He became active with PIChE in early 1990 as a member of PICHE-Cebu, was elected to the PIChE National Board in 1999 and eventually became National President in 2003. His best contribution to PIChE was his untiring effort in spearheading the revision of the old Chemical Engineering Law, chairing the ChE Law revision committee and personally lobbying for the passing of a bill in the Upper House on February 6, 2004 which finally became R.A. 9297, the Chemical Engineering Act of 2004.  

As PIChE National President, he was also responsible for the acquisition of the current PIChE office, utilizing the accumulated funds of the institute to buy the office at the start of his term.  He also initiated the project of drafting a Philippines Chemical Engineers Handbook, which was finally completed in 2006.   He believes that with these achievements, he has laid a strong foundation for the PIChE organization for the future leadership to lean on.  





Rex B. Demafelis


About Prof. Rex Demafelis  

Rex is one of the pioneering faculty who worked for  the creation of the BS Chemical Engineering program in UP Los Baños (UPLB). He was the chairman of UPLB  Department of Chemical Engineering in 1997–2003 and  2005–2008. He  organized PIChE  Laguna chapter in 1997 and was  PIChE national president in  2004-2005. He spearheaded the establishment of  the UPLB Chemical Engineering Graduate Program in 1998. He was a recipient of UPLB Outstanding  Teacher Award  (2006) , UP President’s Awards for Academic Excellence ( 2007-09) and CHED RIV Research and Publication Award ( 2010) . 

Rex  has been commissioned as consultant on Biofuels and Industrial Process Optimization with UN-FAO and USAID respectively. He has also been involved  as local consultant on Biofuels, Solid Waste and Wastewater Management, Process and Plant Design to numerous institutions in the Philippines. Currently, he is the Department of Agriculture- Bureau of Agricultural Research Technical Adviser on Biofuels  , Lead Convenor  of UPLB Alternative Energy RDE and Cluster Convenor of UPLB-DENR TWG on  Air and Water Pollution, Risk Assessment and Waste Management.   


Villamor C. Tila


About Engr. Vil Tila



Francisco A. Arellano


About Engr. Frankie Arellano



Fortunato T. Dela Pena


About Engr. Boy dela Pena



Filemon A. Uriarte Jr.


About Dr. Jun Uriarte



Constante T. Tapuro


About Engr. Tante Tapuro


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