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AFP and Judiciary, victorious on first game of UNTV Cup 6

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, September 25th, 2017

Rene Boy Banzali’s 37-point production was not enough to lead the GSIS to victory against the two-time champion AFP Cavaliers last Sunday, September 24, 2017. (Frederick Alvior / Photoville International)

 

PASIG CITY, Philippines — UNTV Cup’s two-time champion teams, AFP Cavaliers and Judiciary Magis, proved their caliber on Sunday’s double-header at the Pasig City Sports Center.

Season 4 finals Most Valuable Player Boyet Bautista and Rookie Romeo Almerol led the AFP Cavaliers to win against the GSIS Furies.

The soldiers dominated quarters one to four to mark a 103-95 win.

For Coach Sonny Manucat, preparation with goal setting is everything.

“Talagang nag-prepare kami. Sabi ko, first impression for the other teams na champion team tayo. Saka we all agree na we’re on the same page again, na goal namin semifinals, then finals again,” Coach Manucat said.

(We really prepared for this. I told the boys, we need to makea  first impression to other teams that we are a champion team. And we all agreed to be on the same page again, that our goal is to reach semifinals and then finals.)

On the GSIS side, Coach Myk Saguitguit admitted they came up against a big challenge, with only nine out of his 17 members able to play for the Furies.

“Maraming hindi nakapunta ngayong game na ito pero maganda ang nakita kong result even [though] we lost this game. Nakita ko mas maganda ang gelling nila ngayon compared to the last season,” Coach Saguiguit said.

(Many of our players were not able to come for this game but I saw a good result even though we lost this game. I saw that their gelling was better at this game compared to last season.)

Meanwhile, in the Judiciary-Ombudsman hard court battle, the Judiciary Magis toppled the Ombudsman Graft Busters with a 39-point advantage, 115-76.

Season 5 MVP Chester “The Elevator” Tolomia, who made 20 points and 6 rebounds and Julius Rabino who bucketed 19 points and grabbed two boards, were hailed as the best players of the game. — Bernard Dadis / UNTV News and Rescue

The Scores
Judiciary Magis (115) — C. Tolomia 20, J. Rabino 19, F. Salamat 15, V. Puno 10, J. Serrano 10, J. Norbe 10, C. Camaso 6, J. Montesa 5, J. Yabut 4, J. Marquez 3, R. Paras 3, C. Roma 3, W. Ybanez 2, H. Bergonio 2, M. Tomacruz 2, R. Chua 1
Ombudsman Graft Busters (76) — E. Escudero 13, F. Baldonado 11, N. Alvarez 9, C. Lasam 9, A. Lazo 8, F. Palacio 8, Q. Laure 6, R. Lumague 5, E. Elmido 4, A. Sanchez 2, W. Romero 1,
Quarter Scores: 29-18, 57-36,78-54, 115-76
AFP Cavaliers (115) — B. Bautista 23, R. Almerol 19, J. Quiambao 12, W. Casulla 12, J. Lumongsod 11, A. Zuniga 6, W. Sergio 6, P. Fernandez 5, E. Tan 2,
GSIS Furies (95) — R. Banzali 37, J. Abugan 23, M. Nuyana 16, D. Bunyi 7, A. Cuevas 5, F. Dorato 4, J. Garcia 3, P. Dela Cuadra 0, T. Hernandez 0,
Quarter Scores: 34-21, 55-42, 87-69, 103-95

 

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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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UNTV, MCGI extend assistance to stranded Filipinos in Hong Kong

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

A UNTV volunter distributing snack packs to stranded Filipinos in Hong Kong International Airport.

HONG KONG – Some Filipino tourists were robbed of their dream vacation after a strong signal number 10 Typhoon Mangkhut battered the island state over the weekend.

Some of them were first time travelers who did not expect that their excitement would end up in dismay because instead of a comfortable hotel bed, they were compelled to sleep on chairs and eat at the airport.

“Ang hirap po dahil, ang mahal po ng pagkain dito. Tapos wala man lang pong nag-assist sa amin, ni tubig or mahigaan man lang dahil napakalamig po ng sahig dito,” said one Filipino who refused to be identified.

Some of them were vacationing Filipino workers.

Janice Ebo was supposed to take a vacation home in the Philippines. But she did not hear any advisory from her airline company regarding the cancellation of her flight. She was only informed upon her arrival at the airport.

“Hindi ako naabisuhan na na-cancel pala iyong 11:30 na flight, so nakapunta na ako dito,” she said.

Janice was just among the few stranded Filipinos at Hong Kong International Airport who received assistance from volunteers of UNTV and Members, Church of God International (MCGI). Aside from providing them with snacks and drinks, the group also coordinated with the concerned airline companies for immediate rebooking of flights of the stranded Filipinos.

“Napakaswerte namin, kahit ganito ang nangyari sa amin. Hindi pa rin po kami pinababayaan ni Kuya Daniel, salamat po Kuya Daniel sa tulong ninyo po sa amin. Nawa’y magpatuloy po ang kabaitan mo sa ibang tao sa katulad naming OFW na nagtatrabaho, dito. Sana marami pang blessings na darating sa iyo,” Janice said.

Susan Degula and Venus Ragragio, also among the stranded Filipinos, expressed gratitude to the UNTV and MCGI for their assistance.

“Kung hindi po dahil sa inyo, hindi po kami makakauwi agad. Maraming-maraming salamat po sa inyong lahat,” said Susan. – Marje Pelayo (with report from Ferdie Petalio)

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Mapua bomb scare a prank — PNP

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Students of Mapua University leave in droves after the school administration suspended classes over a bomb threat.

The administration of Mapua University received a bomb threat through a text message on Tuesday.

It warned that members of the New People’s Army allegedly planted an IED inside the campus that was scheduled to go off at 5 pm.

Classes were immediately suspended and students were instructed to evacuate the school premises.

The explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) group responded to the incident and later declared the threat to be negative.

The EOD also alleged that the text message was likely sent by a student as a prank.

Following the clearance from authorities, the school announced that classes and work will resume on Wednesday, September 19. — UNTV News and Rescue

The text message that prompted Mapua University admin to suspend work and classes on September 18.

 

From NCRPO DIRECTOR re: Bomb threat in Mapua

 

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