RPG Foundation: A Lasting Tribute


      The Raul P. de Guzman Foundation, Inc. a non-stock, non-profit foundation was established on February 23, 1995, coinciding with the 65th Birthday of Dr. Raul P. de Guzman and his retirement from the University of the Philippines (UP).

       Dr. de Guzman had been a faculty member of the University of the Philippines National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG) since 1952. He had served the University in various capacities starting as an Assistant Professor and later a Dean of the UP National College of Public Administration and Governance, Vice-President for Planning and Finance of the UP System, and Chancellor of the UP Los Baños. Currently, he is Professor Emeritus and member of the Board of Regents. His service to the University, which extends over 42 years, includes authoring and co-authoring several books and publications and conducting scholarly researches on various concerns. Dr. de Guzman has also acted as consultant and lecturer to other universities, both local and international, as well as to many national and international organizations.

       In honor of his contributions to the field of Public Administration, his family established the RPG Foundation, which aims to realize Dr. de Guzman’s vision to promote meaningful careers in public service. The foundation has already launched several initiatives, made possible with the assistance of his colleagues and friends.

       A professorial chair has been instituted in Dr. de Guzman’s name for deserving faculty members of the UP NCPAG. The Board of Trustees of the RPG Foundation has also established an RPG Scholarship for qualified students of the National College of Public Administration and Governance, and for qualified students of other colleges with potential for careers in public service.


Five years ago to this day, the RPG Foundation was founded to commemorate the retirement of my father, Dr. Raul P. de Guzman, from the University of the Philippines that has been his consuming passion for forty-five years.