WHO WE ARE
We are an organization of economic solutions experts that enables our partners to craft complete reform packages that facilitate inclusive economic growth and development.
We are founded on proven economic, political, and institutional frameworks enhanced by cutting edge multi-disciplinary approaches to the research, design, implementation and institutionalization of economic reform.
Our economic solutions experts undertake thorough and exhaustive research, education and training in utilizing up-to-date tools and technology in selecting and implementing projects that will have maximum impact on economic development, and empower our network of public and private partners.
We build and capacitate networks of partnerships between public and private actors with comprehensive real time technical assistance in order to consolidate collective action to effect the timely delivery of economic reform solutions.
REID is a private, not for-profit, policy research and advocacy institute duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in 2009.
In 2025, REID Foundation is the premier source of effective and complete economic reform solutions packages in the Philippines, implemented with the widest network of public and private partners.
REID Foundation is composed of highly-knowledgeable and technically competent individuals looking for high-impact economic sectors with immense growth potential that can be unlocked through network-building and capacity-sharing.
REID Foundation has in place a good finance and accounting unit and system. As a former sub grantee of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through The Asia Foundation (TAF), REID Foundation has complied and continues to comply with the USAID and TAF accounting rules and procedures. It employs an external auditor: Mendoza, Ignacio and Company.
Dr. Thomas G. Aquino, Chairman
Dr. Aquino has professional expertise in several fields namely business strategy, trade, investments and technology promotions, industrial policy, and trade negotiations.
He is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Research and Communication of the University of Asia and the Pacific. He presently specializes in economic policy related to reinvigorating manufacturing for regional and global competition. (see more on his LinkedIn Account)
Dr. Victor A. Abola, President and Trustee
Dr. Abola is the current Program Director of the Strategic Business Economics Program (SBEP), a Senior Economist and Asst. Professor of the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P).
He is also the Executive Director of the UA&P-FMIC Capital Market Research Alliance (see publications); an Independent Director of First Metro Securities Brokerage Corp., a stock brokerage subsidiary of First Metro Investment Corp.
He is the principal senior consultant of the Department of Trade and Industry in the crafting of the eCommerce Philippines 2022 Roadmap. (see more on his LinkedIn Account)
Dr. Rolando T. Dy, Trustee
Dr. Rolando T. Dy is a Professor at the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P), where he is also the Executive Director of its Center for Food and Agri-Business. He is a former dean of the UA&P School of Management.
He is the Academic Director and Founder of the Davao-based UA&P Agribusiness Executives Program (AEP). He lectures in the AEP as well as the UA&P Strategic Business Economics program. (see more on his LinkedIn Account)
Prof. Bienvenido P. Nito, Trustee
He is a project manager at, Center for Research and Communication, University of Asia and the Pacific. He has conducted briefings and served as Resource Person in the following subject areas: Macroeconomy, Local Economy, Social Sector, Co-operatives, Micro and Small Enterprises, Poverty, Strategic Planning, Organizational Values and Leadership. Conducted research and served as Panelist in the following research areas: Co-operatives, Micro and Small Enterprises, Poverty, Agriculture, Employment, Health, Education, and Water. (see more on his LinkedIn Account)
Mr. Paul Joseph M. Garcia, Trustee
PJ Garcia is the Chief Executive Officer of Leechiu Management, Inc., a Philippine-based boutique investment management advisory company focused primarily on managing a unique set of investment strategies in both financial and real estate investments for institutional investors and multi-family offices. Previously, he was Head of Institutional Business of BPI’s Asset Management and Trust Group. He was responsible for the business development and overall Institutional Business including accounts previously managed under the ING Investment Management brand. (see more on his LinkedIn Account)
Mr. Alejandro A. Aquino, Trustee
Mr. Aquino provides advisory work for international and local companies in the areas of business development, capital fund raisings, investor relations, and telecommunications network infrastructure. His current engagements also include coverage of digital transformation, product and service development in wired and wireless broadband services, rights-of-way acquisition, submarine cable systems and telecom regulatory issues. He was a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Institute for International Development and an International Economist at the Republic National Bank of New York.