PASAY CITY, Philippines — A better and stronger UNTV Rescue was launched during the celebration of UNTV’s 11th anniversary yesterday, August 25.
Hundreds of new UNTV rescuers across the country were introduced.
A new hotline for emergency situations was also launched – the 911-UNTV or 911-8688.
Official launching of the new UNTV underwater rescue team and 911-UNTV hotline.
BMPI-UNTV CEO Daniel Razon said, “UNTV News And Rescue team is ready with God’s help and equipped with the knowledge and advance skill in rescue operations and with the help of God we will be able to meet the task ahead of us. Kami po ang inyong maliliit na mga lingkod laging nakahanda na tumulong sa awat tulong ng Panginoon, and let me officially introduce po sa inyo ang atin pong official launch ng 911-UNTV”
(The UNTV news and rescue team is ready with God’s help and equipped with the knowledge and advanced skills in rescue operations. And with the help of God, we will be able to meet the task ahead of us. We are your humble servants, ready to help, with God’s mercy. Let me officially introduce to all of you the launch of the 911-UNTV)
The underwater rescue was introduced as the newest addition to UNTV’s rescue services. TV actor and licensed scuba instructor, Jess Lapid was assigned as the head of the underwater rescue team that underwent training with Kuya Daniel Razon.
The 2nd UNTV rescue summit was also conducted today.
Mr. Public Service Kuya Daniel Razon led the opening of the summit with NCRPO Chief Joel Pagdilao and Progressive Broadcasting president and owner UNTV Mr. Atom Henares.
The rescue summit showcased emergency response equipment and practical demonstration of life saving skills.
Vehicles used by UNTV in rescue operations such as the ambulance, fire truck, rescue truck and boat, amphibious car and quad ski, and equipment such as the first aid and medical kit were also displayed.
Aside from these, various drones used by UNTV news and rescue teams were also on display such as rescue drones, underwater drones, and drones used in news gathering and reporting traffic situation in an area.
Selected resource persons also gave seminars and lectures on how to save lives.
Various government agencies also participated and shared their knowledge in disaster preparation. (UNTV News)
The Southeast Asian (SEA) Games was able to witness the true spirit of sportsmanship and heroism.
Pinoy surfer Roger Casugay and Indonesia’s Arip Nurhidayat were about to battling gold medal for the men’s longboard open competition for surfing in La Union on Friday (December 6).
In an unfortunate incident, Nurhidayat broke his leash and was swept by the huge waves. Without having any second thoughts, Casugay immediately came to his aid.
According to a post of Jefferson Ganuelas, Casugay was able to rescue Nurhidayat.
“Indonesian longboard sensation @mencosss broke his leash and swept away and being pounded by triple overhead bomb waves at Monaliza Point. Local surfer @roger_casugay rescued him not minding the ongoing race for gold medal,” according to his post.
According to United Philippine Surfing Association, the competition is currently on hold.—AAC
Season 7 third placer NHA Builders failed to defeat the defending champion AFP Cavaliers during their face off last Thursday with final score 86-84.
It will be recalled that the Cavaliers have beaten the Builders in the best of three semifinals series last season.
Former Letran Knights standouts Boyet Bautista and Air Man Jerry Lumongsod were hailed as Best Players of the Game with 17 points and 19 points a piece including a crucial 3-point shot from Lumongsod in the final one minute and 38 seconds for the AFP to get the lead, 83-80.
In the first quarter, the NHA Builders were ahead by 7 points against AFP, 19-12, led by Alvin Vitug who contributed 11 points that early.
But the AFP Cavaliers quickly recovered in the 2nd quarter and tied the game at 37 points.
And in the 3rd quarter, the AFP Cavaliers took the lead, 64-61.
The last period was a neck-to-neck bout as the games have tied many times.
NHA dominated the boards by 51 compared to 20 of AFP while the men in uniform assisted more, 14-9.
“It’s a hard-fought game, alam namin talaga na yung NHA malakas talaga yan since before dahil kumpleto rin sila. Siguro breaks of the game, sinuwerte lang kami noong huli,” AFP Cavaliers Corporal Sonny Manucat said.
NHA Builders Head Coach Benete Palad revealed, “Breaks din eh, hindi nagpapasok ang tira mga namin medyo napapabayan yung mga fastbreak nila, yung opensa nila pumasok yung mga three points. Medyo sinuwerte sila, overall maganda naman nilalaro ng players ko.”
In the other game, the rookie team DENR Warriors stayed undefeated after a triumphant bout over the Agriculture Food Masters, 94-85.
The Food Masters were leading over the DENR Warriors, in the first quarter and in 2nd quarter.
But in the 2nd half the DENR Warriors started to turn the game to their side as they took the lead at the end of the third period.
Aside from the tight defense of DENR, the bench players have stepped up too showing the depth of Warriors line up against the Food Masters.
“Sinabihan ko lang mga players ko na we have to remenber na we are playing as a team, if we continue individually tatambakan talaga tayo. Good thing, the team responded,” DENR Warriors Head Coach Dir. Norlito Eneran expressed.
“Noong nag-run na yung DENR ay nataranta na yung mga bata. Nawala na yung composure. Pero we lost to a better team,”Agriculture Food Masters Head Coach Rodney Santos said.
Ryan Abanes and Desiderio Ayson shined as the Best Players of the Game with 23 points and 18 points respectively.
Meanwhile, Malacañang-PSC Kamao toppled the PhilHealth Plus with a 98-91 victory.
With this win, the Kamao now holds a 5-1-win loss record.
“Noong first half, wala kami depensa, binigay naming laro kaya ang tapos ng score ng first half 47-all. Sinabi ko lang sa dug out, Guys hindi yan laro natin. Kailangan nating dumipensa ng maayos, kailangan nating magsakrapisyo kung gusto nating manalo,” Malacañang-PSC Kamao Head Coach Raffy Gonzalez revealed.
Next Sunday, December 01, the Malacañang-PSC Kamao will face PITC Global Traders in the main game of the triple header while the AFP Cavaliers will face former 2-time champion Judiciary Magis in the first game and the Agriculture Food Masters will take on the NHA Builders after.
Games will still be played at San Juan Knights Gym live starting at 2PM with telecast, webcast and live streaming at UNTV Cup’s Facebook and YouTube accounts. — Bernard Dadis
GAME 1: Malacañang-PSC Kamao def. PhilHealth Plus, 98-91
Malacañang-PSC 98 – Dela Cuesta 20, Antonio 16, Javier 15, Besa 11, Jimenez 11, Roque 8, Javier 6, Punzalan 4, Gadong 3, Garrido 2, Ignario 2
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