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AFP Cavaliers stun Senate Defenders

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Senate Defenders’ Sen. Joel Villanueva (#3) looks to attack the basket after his teammate Michael Dan Omega (#9) gave a screen to Alvin Zuniga during their game against the AFP Cavaliers on UNTV Cup Season 6 elimination round on October 22, 2017 at the Pasig City Sports Center. (Mark Oliver Santillan / Photoville International)

MANILA, Philippines — The first round of eliminations continues on the league of public servants, the UNTV Cup.

In the main game of Sunday’s triple-header at the Pasig City Sports Center.

The Senate Defenders surrendered to the AFP Cavaliers as the two-time champion made it to a one-point win, 72 – 71.

Coach Sonny Manucat of the Cavaliers said defense was a key to the soldiers’ victory on Sunday.

“Number one, defense. Kasi alam ko talaga malakas yung Senate eh, so sabi ko sa kanila we have to contain all players inside lalo na yung Mangaran, Sevilla, saka si Jeff Sanders, kaya sabi ko walang magre-relax. Focus lagi sa game, kaya breaks of the game.”

(Number one, defense. I know that Senate Defenders is a really strong team, so I said to them we have to contain all players inside specially James Ryan Mangaran, Garry Sevilla, and Jeffry Sanders.  So I told them we shouldn’t relax. We need to focus on the game all the time — breaks of the game.)

Sir Romero Almerol Jr. with 17 points and Rolando Pascual with 13, led the Cavaliers in the scoring department.

While Rommel Balboa with 17 points and Jeffrey Sanders with 14 points led the Defenders. Senator Joel Villanueva, meanwhile, contributed 12 points.

In the second game, Malacañan-PSC Kamao knocked down PDEA Drug Busters, 91-85.

Coach Louie Gonzales admitted the Drug Busters posed a great challenge overconfidence was out of the question.

“We don’t have to be overconfident sa laban na to kasi, I watched their games, alam ko hindi pa nagka-come together, it’s a brand new team. Pero alam mo mga matured na yan eh, mga marurunong na yan, mag-aadjust na din yan. Now, kung bibigyan pa natin sila ng fighting chance, maglalaro ng maganda yan and which happened. Buti na lang nakalusot kami.”

(We don’t have to be overconfident in this game. I watched their games, I know they have not yet come together, it’s a brand new team. But you know, they are matured already, they are skilled, they will adjust. Now, if we will give them a fighting chance, they will play good, which actually happened. Good thing we made it through.)

And in the PNP-COA match, the Responders eased to victory over the Enablers, 112-72.

The Responders stays on the top spot in Group A with three games won and no game lost while COA has a 0-3 win-loss standing. — Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue

The Scores:
Game 1
PNP Responders (112) — A. Yanquiling 18, A. Bayabao 17, J. Cabahug 14, O. Omiping 11, H. Decena 8, A. Tolentino 7, J. Saracho 6, R. Abaya 6, R. Ongutan 6, R. Cabrera 5, C. Elopre 4, J. Tacsay 4, H. Sta. Cruz 3, J. Misola 2, J. Criste 1
COA Enablers (71) — A. Gamboa 31, E. Ballestos 18, J. Angel 6, W. Paquera 5, R. Villanueva 4, J. Balgua 2, R. Garin 2, C. Sulay 2, P. Carpina 1
Quarter Scores: 31-11, 54-29, 80-50, 112-71
GAME 2:
Malacanang-PSC Kamao (91) — V. Javier 20, J. Besa 17, C. Luanzon 14, E. Dela Cuesta 13, I. Garrido 10, J. Jimenez 8, G. Gadong 4, M. Ignario 2, N. Javier 2, R. Abalos 1
PDEA Drug Busters (85) — M. Basco 32, R. Rizon 19, J. Perante 18, R. Sanz 12, C. Santiago 2, D. Dejarme 2
Quarter Scores: 24-20, 51-45, 76-65, 91-85
GAME 3:
AFP Cavaliers (72) — R. Almerol 17, R. Pascual 13, W. Casulla 10, A. Zuniga 8, B. Bautista 8, J. Lumonsod 6, W. Sergio 3, J. Quiambao 2, P. Fernandez 2, R. Araneta, E. Tan 1
Senate Defenders (71) — R. Balboa 17, J. Sanders 14, E. Villanueva 12, J. Mangaran 9, M. Omega 8, S. Marata 6, H. Ng 3, J. Flaminiano 2
Quarter Scores: 16-24, 47-39, 56-54, 72-71

 

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PNP warns of ‘Tokhang’ robocall scams

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, September 21st, 2018

 

A number of telephone subscribers have complained about receiving a robocall or a phone call that uses computerized autodialer to deliver the pre-recorded message: “Paalala. Ito ang departamento ng pulisya ng lungsod. Para sa iyong kaalaman nasangkot ka sa isang nakabinbing kaso ng iligal na droga. Pindutin ang number 1 upang marinig muli ang mensahe at number 9 upang ilipat ang tawag sa opisyal ng pulisya. Salamat.”

The robocall claims to come from the Philippine National Police (PNP). A prerecorded female voice would urge the recipient to press the number 9 to talk to a police officer about their alleged involvement in a drug case.

The person posing as an officer on the other line will allegedly order the victim to pay a certain amount of money or ask for personal information such as bank details in order to clear their name from the list of “narcos”.

The same robocall was received by the head sector relations of Globe Telecommunications.

“Ako mismo nakatanggap ako. Two days ago on the way to a meeting with NDRRMC. Nakatanggap ako ng call mismo. It was the recording. Yung female voice telling me to press 1 or press 9” said Globe Telecom Inc. Sector Relations head Robert Bobby Aquino.

But the PNP clarified that its Oplan Tokhang does not use robocall, but rather, police officers who personally visit the residence of the person suspected of being involved in illegal drug use or trading.

The PNP Anti-Cybercrime Group said this is a type of telephone fraudulent scheme that evolved from the text method used by scammers to extort money.

Due to mounting complaints, the PNP-ACG reached out to the management of giant telecommunications company in the country to discuss and agree on ways to counter the fraudulent scheme.

“We can alert our internal fraud teams and we will discuss and see how can this be mitigated or prevented,” said PLDT Inc. 15 Inter-carrier Transactions and Proceedings Division Head Senior Associate Atty. Juan Antonio Lopez.

“Ang recommendation ko is to come up with an advisory right away to our customers about this new scheme siya, pero old fraud method ito para ma-educate ang customers about this,” said Aquino.

The PNP ACG also calls on the public to remain vigilant and to immediately report to authorities when they encounter such or similar fraudulent schemes.

“Sa mga nabibiktima kung puwede po ay mag report sila sa PNP-Anti Cybercrime Group. Doon naman po sa nakarecieve pa lang ng tawag, kung maari po ‘wag nyo na lang sagutin kasi kung importantenaman po ay magtetext naman po yun. Hindi rin naman po puwedeng tawag lang at text ang Tokhang natin. Pupunta po ang kapulisan sa mga bahay kung totokhangin po tayo,” said Investigation Section – ACOD chief PCInsp Joseph Arvin Villaran. — Lea Ylagan

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NHA, PhilHealth clash on UNTV Cup set this Sunday

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, September 20th, 2018

FILE PHOTO: PhilHealth’s #23 Mark Eduard Pedroso trying to escape the triple-team defense in their game against the Department of Agriculture Food Masters when he contributed an impressive 29 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steals to go with his fellow team leader Jonathan Aldave who put up 31 pts, 8 rebs, 2 ast, 1 stl and 2 blk. (Lian Opol / Photoville International)

 

Games on Sunday, September 23
 
2PM – NHA vs Philhealth
3:30PM – PITC vs PNP
5PM – GSIS vs Senate
Venue: GSIS Gymnasium
Address: GSIS Financial Center, Macapagal Avenue, Pasay City

 

Fresh from claiming their first victory against the two-time champion Judiciary Magis, the NHA Builders are now preparing for an upcoming match against the PhilHealth Plus in the ongoing elimination rounds of UNTV Cup Season 7.

The NHA basketball team is gunning for a second win as part of its aim to finish higher than last season’s fourth rank.

NHA Builders Head Coach Silverio ‘Bennett’ Palad III said they are now ramping up practices and tactics to boost the players’ stamina and chemistry, especially since they are set to clash with a team that also boasts of swift-footed players and skillful shooters.

“Hopefully, sana mag-continue yung camaraderie and yung ano ng mga bagong players maka-adjust doon sa mga dati kong players,” the NHA Builders coach said.

(Hopefully, we can continue the camaraderie and the integration of the news players to our team.)

“Marami [pa kaming adjustments na gagawin], kasi unang una yung mga shooting nila hindi pa naglalabasan, yung mga passing nila, pati yung defense, yung defense nade-delay pa masyado. Hindi sila nag-aadjust kaagad kaya nababagsakan ng tao sa ilalim. So madami pa kami ia-adjust sa kanila so hopefully makapasok kami sa championship,” Coach Palad added.

(We still have to do a lot of adjustments. Firstly, their shooting: sure shots are not consistent yet, their passing, their defense mostly are delayed that’s why we have allowed the opponents a lot of points in the paint. So, we still have to work out a lot of things. Hopefully, we can qualify for championship title this season.)

Team PhilHealth Plus is also adjusting its players’ techniques, refusing to get intimidated by NHA’s speed and power.

“Together with the coaching staff, we need to adjust… nakita namin yung plus at minus ng team namin but we really have to help each other to get rebounding, we have to take advantage of our quickness and sa aming mga shooting we need to practice more,” PhilHealth Plus Head Coach Delio Aseron III said.

(Together with the coaching staff, we need to adjust…we saw the strengths and weaknesses of our team. But we really have to help each other to get rebounding. We have to take advantage of our quickness. And when it comes to our shooting, we need to practice more.)

PhilHealth has yet to record a win after suffering a defeat from their debut match with DA Food Masters last week.

The NHA and PhilHealth clash is the first of the three games slated on Sunday at the Pasig City Sports Center. — Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue

 

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EXCLUSIVE: 349 cops test positive for illegal drug use – PNP

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

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MANILA,Philippines — Despite the government’s intensified war against drugs, cops who test positive for illegal drug use continue to rise.

The Philippine National Police Crime Laboratory said that 349 policemen have tested positive of using shabu based on the latest tally from January 2016 to September 2018.

PNP Crime Laboratory Director PCSupt. Rolando Hinanay said, drug use is more prevalent among Police Officers 1 (P01) with 146 offenders while the highest ranking cop on record is a police superintendent.

“Administratively they are charged with grave misconduct. Of course they will be given due process but ang grave misconduct kasi, ang maximum penalty niyan is dismissal from the service,” Hinanay said.

He added that the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) has the highest number of personnel who use illegal drugs at 47, followed by Calabarzon area with 41 and Zamboanga peninsula with 37.

“ Tuloy- tuloy yung aming internal cleansing, random drug testing to find out kung sino-sino sa mga personnel namin ang gumagamit ng drugs,” Hanay said. “Totoo nakakabahala siya kaya nga ito yung actions na ginawa ng pamunuan ng PNP upang i-address yung problem na yun.”

Meanwhile, no PNP personnel tested positive of illegal drug use in the Cordillera Administrative Region. — Lea Ylagan

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