nowheretogobutUP Foundation, Inc.

#‎nowheretogobutUP started, not as the name of an organization for there was none as of yet to speak of at that time a little over two years ago, but merely as a hashtag that was used for social media posts to generate support for the UP Fighting Maroons Men’s Basketball Team.

It first went public when it was posted on the Facebook account of Renan Dalisay and a subsequent article about it was published at InterAksyon.com, but not even in its present form of #nowheretogobutUP, though almost the same: “Where we are, where we have been, and how we have defiantly bounced back from adversity, I know we have nowhere to go but UP.”

Three months after this first publication, the media took more notice of this ragtag group of nameless and faceless UP Alumni. In this second story, a self-description of some sort was already shared with the public, and it went like this: “For the lot of us nameless and faceless alumni, the task of rebuilding entails commitment to go all the way, to never look back until we have reclaimed the glory-of-old. We know it is not easy, but we know it is going to be worth it.

The rest, as they say, is history, not just because of so many more mentions in the mainstream media and in social media, but because of what the original group of a handful of UP alumni has achieved together with plenty of others who cared, who shared, and who fought for what were deserved or for what were desired.  

After a little over two years, #nowheretogobutUP has successfully mobilized continuing support in all its forms, and has already more than 35,000 members in its official Facebook Page, and has since expanded to providing help, support and assistance not just to the UP Fighting Maroons Men’s Basketball Team, but for all the other UP sports teams as well.

Founding Members

Ablanida, Rey
Angara, Sonny
Berberabe-Lim, Lelen
Casanova, Arnel
Dator, Peter
Dalisay, Renan
Dumas, Apryll
Esquivel, Gerry
Eva, Jed
Fabi, Rollie
Flores-Opida, Aruba
Frialde, Kras
Galang, Peegee
Gloria, Tony
Gozon, Annette
Jimenez. Pete
Jornacion, Miej
Jorvina, Jayson
Matutina, Dan
Mercado, Cocoy
Millan, Cristina
Millan, Taipan
Odron, Bernard
Palami, Dan
Rodriguez, Maebelle
Reyes, Mandy
Ruiz, Jay
Sabariaga, Jethro
Somera, Randy
Tan, Rina
Ubac, Mike
Uvero, Ags

Board of Trustees

Ablanida, Rey
Angara, Sonny
Casanova, Arnel
Dalisay, Renan
Esquivel, Gerry
Frialde, Kras
Gloria, Tony
Gozon, Annette
Matutina, Dan
Millan, Cristina
Mercado, Cocoy
Palami, Dan
Reyes, Mandy
Tan, Rina
Uvero, Ags

Corporate Officers

Chairman
Dalisay, Renan

President
Palami, Dan

Executive Vice President 
Reyes, Mandy

Corporate Secretary
Galang, Peegee

Treasurer
Uvero, Ags

Vice Presidents

Finance & Admin:
Naya-Frialde, Kras
Ways & Means:
Mercado, Cocoy
Creatives:
Matutina, Dan
Media Affairs:
Ubac, Mike
Varsity Affairs:
Millan, Taipan
Athlete Development:
Millan, Cristina
Community Relations:
Tan, Rina
Legal Affairs:
Jorvina, Jayson

Team Coordinators

Badmintion Men's & Women's
Baylon, Bong
Prodigalidad, Trina

Baseball
Somera, Randy

Basketball Men's
Millan, Taipan

Basketball Women's
Eva, Jed

Beach Volleyball Men's & Women's
Reyes, Mandy
Matutina, Dan

Cheerdance (Pep Squad)
Gloria, Tony
Jornacion, Miej

Chess Men's & Women's
Sabariaga, Jethro

Fencing Men's & Women's
So, Peter
Concepcion, Samboy
Limwan, Win

Filipiniana Dance Co-Ed
Tan, May

Football Men's & Women's
Punzalan, Jeff
Tan, Rina

Judo Men's & Women's
Gonzaga, Lloyd
Gonzaga, Noreen

Lawn Tennis Men's & Women's
Angara, Sonny
Alinsug, Homer 

Softball
Flores-Opida, Aruba

Swimming Men's & Women's
Acorda, Dennis
Dator, Peter

Table Tennis Men's & Women's
Reyes, Mandy

Tae Kwon Do Men's & Women's
Sarmiento, Jorge
Lucila, Bobby 

Poomsae Co-Ed
Esquivel, Gerry

Streetdance Club Co-Ed
Gloria, Tony
Jornacion, Miej

Track & Field Men's & Women's
Matutina, Dan
Millan, Cristina

Volleyball Men's & Women's
Reyes, Mandy
Matutina, Dan



We care. We share. We fight. We, all of us, are the UP Fighting Maroons. #nowheretogobutUP



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