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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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6 dead in Nueva Ecija family massacre

by UNTV   |   Posted on Saturday, April 21st, 2018

 

A simple marital spat escalated into the brutal murder of six family members in San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija at early dawn on Friday.

The victims were identified as Abby Caballero, Jennifer Caballero, Leonila Caballero, Joshua Caballero, Serrio Caballero and Sonny Custodio.

Wounded survivor Analyn Caballero, 20, was rushed to Dr. Paulino J. Garcia Memorial Research and Medical Center while two other surviving minors are currently under the custody of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Women’s Desk.

Based on the initial investigation of the authorities the suspect, identified as Jesse Tesoro, hacked to death his live-in partner, Jenifer Caballero, and five other victims at around 4:30 a.m.

According to their neighbors, the family has been renting the house for a month while working as farm laborers.

The authorities are looking into possible motives for the massacre while a manhunt operation for the suspect is underway. — UNTV News & Rescue

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UNTV News and Rescue provides first-aid to injured driver

by UNTV   |   Posted on Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Mariel Soriano suffered injuries to the nose, mouth and bodily pains after her car rammed into the center island in Sasa, Davao City, Friday.

A witness said Soriano was driving her car beyond speed limit when it suddenly swerved off the road and slammed into the center island hitting another vehicle.

In the initial investigation of the police, Soriano and her husband were quarreling inside the car when the incident happened.

“Buti na lang pagkarinig niya sa impact, agad itong pumreno (It’s a good thing that she stepped on the brakes upon hearing the impact),” said the eyewitness.

Soriano was brought to the Southern Philippines Medical Center after UNTV News and Rescue administered first aid to her wounds.

Authorities reminded the public to follow the specified road speed limit to avoid any accidents. — UNTV News & Rescue 

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Dela Rosa retires; Albayalde takes over

by UNTV   |   Posted on Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go, newly-installed Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Oscar Albayalde and outgoing PNP Director General Ronald dela Rosa strike President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s signature pose on the sidelines of the PNP Change of Command Ceremony at Camp BGen. Rafael Crame in Quezon City on April 19, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa formally passed his post to National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde on Thursday.

The two police officers came from Philippine Military Academy Sinagtala Class of 1986.

Albayalde was chosen by President Rodrigo Duterte to be the next PNP chief after the end of Dela Rosa’s three-month term extension on Saturday.

The turnover ceremony was led by President Rodrigo Duterte and strict security was observed in Camp Aguinaldo.

The EDSA gate was closed and Task Force Disiplina police officers were deployed for security measures. — UNTV News & Rescue

 

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