It is with great sadness to inform you that former ISSI Director Paterno V. Viloria is now with our Lord. He died peacefully last night, 22 September 2021, at the age of 97.
PV, as he was fondly called, came to ISSI in 1968 and became the Institute’s third director (1976-1979).
During his term, PV co-founded Small Enterprises Research and Development Foundation (SERDEF) and the Netherlands Fellows Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. Both NGOs are still holding office at the Institute.
ISSI is extending condolences to PV’s family and also offering heartfelt prayers for the eternal rest of his soul.
Know more about Dr. Viloria from the The Philippines Star article entitled “A public servant for all seasons” by Ted Torres, May 20, 1966.
Read the full article in PDF here.