University of the Philippines denied that Bo Perasol and some members of his staff were not renewed by the school.
In separate statements, UP College of Human Kinetics Dean Kiko Diaz and NowheretogobutUP founder Renan Dalisay released separate statements regarding the matter.
“UP has formal processes in selecting varsity coaches. Right now Coach Bo is still the UPMBT head coach and he has not resigned,” said Diaz.
“We are formally refuting news articles that came out with regards to Coach Bo’s coaching status in UP MBT.”
According to multiple sources, Perasol and some members of his staff saw their contracts expire last month. They also added that Perasol is in line for a managerial position.
“That’s not how the UP system works. May proseso tayong dinadaanan. Hindi sa pag-leak ng istorya galing sa unnamed source. Its still status quo today and UP has not even allowed varsity teams to meet and practice,” said Dalisay.
“Obviously, mukhang hindi taga-UP naglalabas niyan.”
Currently, UP is mourning with Perasol, as his mother passed away Thursday evening.
“Kasalukuyan nagluluksa si Coach Bo kasama ang buong Team sa pagpanaw ng kanyang ina kagabi,” expressed Dalisay.
“The entire UP community (officials, varsity program, UP MBT and the alumni) is bereaving with Coach Bo on the recent passing of her mother due to Covid-19,” added Diaz.