Philippines Team


Board of Directors


Pastor Antonio Ner- President and Founder

Pastor Ner is the leader of UIP and pastor of Crossroad Community Baptist Church in Talisay City, Negros, Occidental. His wife, Merliza Ner, leads the Rescue Center and Street ministry teams while pastor Ner leads the meal center ministry and oversees all aspects of the ministry. Pastor and Mrs. Ner are church planting missionaries with IBMA and they are currently working in their fifth church plant. Pastor Ner serves in several local capacities such as Provincial Director for IBMA, member of Association of Chief of Police in the Philippines, National Coordinator for Values Formation and Spiritual Transformation Council serving as a chaplain, and other service oriented positions.




Pastor Jezer Manguilimutan- Treasurer

Pastor Jezer and his wife Russell live in Toboso, Negros, Occidental where he is the pastor of Graceway Community Baptist Church in Bug-Ang. He is a teacher at Sagay National High School and a missionary with IBMA. Jezer and Russell have two daughters and have been in ministry since 1994. He has pastored several churches and planted his current church.





Pastor Raul Remada Jr

Pastor Remada and his wife Rachel live in Mindanao where he planted and pastors Bible Believing Christian Church in Dapitan City. He has planted several churches in Negros, Occidental. He is a member of Values Formation and Spiritual Transformation Council serving as a provincial director Zambuanga, Del Norte. Raul and Rachel operate three meal centers in Mindanao.






Pastor Ricky Yamoyam

Pastor Yamoyam and his wife Marilyn live in La Castellana where he planted and pastors Crossroad Community Baptist Mission. He is a missionary with IBMA and also serves weekly in the rescue center ministry. He and Marilyn have four children.




Travis and April Sharpe

Travis and April went to the Philippines in 2015 and Partnered with Antonio and Merliza to help start UIP. Travis and April continue to travel yearly to help in the Philippines ministry and they each sit on the board of directors.




UIP Rescue Center and Street Ministry Leaders

The rescue center and street ministry team members have various roles. The ladies cook and serve the meals while the men do the driving and preaching. They all visit on the streets and participate in soul-winning and counseling. Everyone pitches in during the TGIT ministry nights to help the children get showers and new clothes. It’s a real team effort!

Pictured from left to right are:

Antonio Ner, Ricky Yamoyam, Rama Sendico, Melanie Suarez, Jovelyn Merano, Merliza Ner. Front row: Richard Cuarte, Frank Merano, Gundino Tuazon


Talisay and Bacolod Meal Center Teachers

*not pictured: Jessica Valdeviezo, Jenny Valdeviezo, Irra Javier, Helen Javier, Melanie Suarez, Mary Joy Merano, Reggie Ayco, Bella Ayco, Elena Catalino

Mary Joy Merano

Elena Catalino

Elena teaches at Zone 16, Tumpok and Handumanan meal centers

Jessica Valdeviezo

Melanie Suarez

Melanie teaches at the Catabla meal center.

Reggie and Bella Ayco

They teach and oversee the meal centers at Handumanan, Tumpok and Zone 16.


Toboso Meal Center Teachers

Rodelia Bucatija

Rold Bucatija

Renelyn Bucatija

Jhonvey Silabay

Raffy Laceda


Dapitan Area Meal Center Teachers

Rachel Remada, Raul Remada Jr., Chelra Remada

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