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BFP stuns AFP in UNTV Cup 6

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

AFP Cavaliers’ #41 Romeo Almerol Jr. in rebounding duel with BFP Firefighters’ #5 Rob Wainwright. (Jaybe De Leon / Photoville International)

MANILA, Philippines — The Fire Fighters have stained the Cavaliers’ record to give the soldiers’ their first defeat of the season.

This, after the firemen dominated all four quarters in Sunday’s third game that ended with 104-97 at the Pasig City Sports Center.

BFP playing coach Gilbert Malabanan believes that the team’s extra effort in practices and in the game bore fruit.

“Actually, pinaghandaan namin iyan. Sinabi ko iyan sa mga players ko, hindi namin kakayanin iyan kapag magpa-practice lang kami. Kailangan namin mag-extra effort talaga. Nakita naman namin ang conditioning na ginawa namin sa kalaban, so nagbunga talaga ang hirap namin,” Firefighters head coach Malabanan said.

(Actually, we have prepared for it. I have told my players we won’t be able to handle it by practice alone.We really need to exert extra effort. Anyway, we have seen the conditioning that we made on the other team, our efforts paid off.)

Meanwhile, AFP Assistant Coach Ronald Cahanding admits lack of defense was a culprit of their loss.

“Kung makikita natin yung game, natapos yung game high score eh. So ang nangyari talaga sa amin, ang sama ng defense namin. Nakita nyo naman ang taas ng score nila… ang dami namin ibinigay na fast break.”

(If we look back at the game, it ended with a high score. So what really happened to us was, our defense was so bad. You have seen how high the other team’s score was…we gave them a lot of fast breaks.)

The AFP now has a 3-1 standing, while the BFP has a 1-3 win-loss record.

Meanwhile, in the PDEA-DOJ action, the Drug Busters stunned the Justice Boosters 105-86 to mark its first win.

PDEA was able to limit DOJ’s outside shooting and intensified its defense in the paint area.

“Yung mga shooter lang habulin nila. Di bale na maliit sila basta may challenge. Tapos ang mga big man pigilan nila sa ilalim,” Drug Busters Coach Felix Armando said.

(They should only go after the shooters. It doesn’t matter if they are small, as long as they are challenging. Then, they should block the bigger men in the paint.)

While DOJ Head Coach John Agbayani Jr. said, “Ganoon talaga, mayroong nanalo may natatalo. Nagkaroon ng break ang PDEA during the second half, so we need to accept that.”

(It’s really like that. There’s a winner, there’s a loser. PDEA had a break on the second half, so we need to accept that.)

Robert Sanz and Brillos Rizon made combined 56 points and were hailed as the best players of the game.

And in the GSIS – DOH duel, the Furies claims its second win after toppling the Health Achievers, 83-73.

Forward James Patrick Abugan led the furies with 22 points and six rebounds thus hailed as the best player of the game.

GSIS now has a 2-2 win-loss record, while DOH has 1-3. — Bernard Dadis | UNTV News and Rescue

 

The Scores

 
GAME 1: GSIS Furies defeat DOH Health Achievers, 83-73.

Quarter Scores: 18-18, 36-33, 60-58, 83-73

GSIS Furies 

Box Scores: 83

J. Abugan 22, D. Bunyi 15, R. Banzali 11, M. Nuyana 11, A. Cuevas 10, T. Hernandez 7, A. Sunga 7, 

DOH Health Achievers

Box Scores: 73

S. Mopera 26, R. Dabu 13, L. Nidoy 13, M. Kalaw 9, R. Pingol 4, J. Guevarra 3, A. Saculinggan 3, R. Herrera 2 

 

GAME 2: PDEA Drug Busters defeat DOJ Justice Boosters, 105-86

Quarter Scores: 19-23, 43-45, 69-67, 105-86

PDEA Drug Busters 

Box Scores: 105

R. Sanz 33, B. Rizon 23, M. Basco 23, J. Montallana 19, D. Dejarme 4, J. Perante 3

DOJ Justice Boosters

Box Scores: 86

E. Mabazza 28, C. Borile 16, J. Lopez 12, P. Reguera 11, J. Polican 7, P. Butel 7, C. Cruz 2, M. San Juan 2, A. Vitero 1

 

GAME 3: BFP Firefighters defeat AFP Cavaliers, 104-97

Quarter Scores: 26-15, 58-33, 68-51, 104-97

BFP Firefighters

Box Scores: 104

R. Wainwright 19, G. Malabanan 19, J. Jayona 18, R. Sibal 15, R. Molina 11, J. Egea 8, K. Amores 6, A. Cabais 5, R. Namia 3

AFP Cavaliers

Box Scores: 97

J. Lumongsod 21, R. Almerol 19, B. Bautista 16, R. Pascual 15, J. Quiambao 9, W. Casulla 6, R. Araneta 6, A. Zuñiga 3, W. Sergio 2

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PNP selects players for UNTV Cup Season 7, Executive Face-Off rosters

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, April 6th, 2018

The opening ceremony of a basketball league within the different police districts in Metro Manila

MANILA, Philippines — It took the Philippine National Police (PNP) Responders four seasons in the league of public servants before finally taking home the championship title in Season 5.

However, the cops failed to defend the title last season, when the Senate Defenders ousted them in the quarterfinals.

At the UNTV Cup Executive Face-off last year, the AFP Cavaliers beat the PNP executive roster in an overtime game.

This time around, the Responders is prepping up a new and stronger lineup to once again win a ticket to the finals of the UNTV Cup Season 7.

On Thursday, the PNP Responders themselves kicked off a basketball competition within the police institution, from which their new players for the next season and the off-season games will be selected.

Hoopster cops from the Manila Police District (MPD), Southern Police District (SPD), Eastern Police District (EPD), Quezon City Police District (QCPD), Northern Police District (NPD) and the national headquarters are among the participants.

The UNTV Cup Executive Face-Off kicks off in may where colonels and generals of the police force will step and battle on the UNTV Cup hardcourt.

“Hopefully we will be able to get [players] with ‘fightiness’ and the most powerful,” said PNP Directorate for Operations PDir. Camilo Cascolan.

“Sana makagawa din kami ng sariling team sa NCRPO, payagan tayo ni Kuya Daniel,” said NCRPO chief PDir. Oscar Albayalde.

(We hope we can also establish our own team in the NCRPO if Kuya Daniel permits.)

Meanwhile, the two-time most valuable player of the league, reveals the team’s main goal for the coming season.

“Kasi nawala kami sa Final 4. Gusto naming maging competitive. Gusto naming makabawi at gusto naming andon kami sa Top 4. Yun ang pinakagoal namin,” said PNP Responder forward Ollan Omiping.

(We were not able to make it to the Final 4. We want to be competitive. We want to bounce back. We want to be in the Top 4. That is our main goal.”

The PNP Responders won P4-million after lifting the championship trophy in Season 5, all for their chosen beneficiaries. — Victor Cosare | UNTV News & Rescue

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Senate formally commends Senate Defenders for winning UNTV Cup title

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

CHAMPIONS. The Senate of the Philippines formally commended the Senate Defenders for winning the UNTV Cup championship title.

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate of the Philippines formally commended on Wednesday, the Senate Defenders for winning the championship title in UNTV’s basketball league of public servants — the UNTV Cup Season 6.

Senators Joel Villanueva and Sonny Angara delivered their manifestation in the plenary regarding the approved resolution last March 13.

“And those who gave all-out support, we will no longer mention what they did for us, Senator Ping Lacson and Senator Cynthia Villar,” said Villanueva.

The highlights of the game of the Senate Defenders was shown during the plenary session.

Senate President Koko Pimentel also thanked UNTV at the event.

UNTV vice presidents Gerry Panghulan and Ruth Soriano received the certificate of appreciation for UNTV, Kuya Daniel Razon, and Members Church of God International (MCGI) led by Bro. Eli Soriano.

“In behalf of the Senate Defenders, our senators, in behalf of the beneficiary na sabi nga namin (as we have said), we play basketball but we save lives,” Senate Tax Study and Research Office Director-General Atty. Rodelio T. Dascil said.

“Nagpapasalamat tayo sa taas at binigyan tayo ng pagkakataon na kahit sa paraan na ito ay nakakatulong na ito. Nakita niyo naman ang mga benepisyaryo ay kasama natin sa araw na ito,” said UNTV Vice President for Adminsitration Gerry Panghulan.

(We thank God for giving us the opportunity to help even through this way. You have seen the beneficiaries who were with us today.)  — UNTV News & Rescue

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Senate commends Senate Defenders for winning UNTV Cup Season 6

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

(Left-Right) Senate Defenders’ Senator Sonny Angara, Sen. Joel Villanueva, Sen. Franklin Drilon and Sen. Migz Zubiri celebrate at the awarding ceremony being the champion of the 6th season of the League of Public Servants, UNTV Cup. Sen. Bam Aquino was also in the venue to support their team. (Marjhon Obsioma‎ / Photoville Interanational)

MANILA, Philippines — At the plenary session on Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon proudly sponsored a resolution congratulating the Senate Defenders for bringing home the championship title in Monday night’s UNTV Cup Season 6 finals game against Malacañang-PSC Kamao.

“Mr. President, the UNTV Cup was conceptualized by Kuya Daniel Razon in 2012 as a charity basketball league dubbed as “Liga ng Mga Public Servants” to better serve the public thru sponsorship camaraderie and health competition sponsored by the Members of Church of God [International] (MCGI) headed by Bro. Eli Soriano,” said Drilon.

Senators Joel Villanueva and Sonny Angara expressed gratitude to their colleagues and employees of the Senate who supported them during the league.

“That four million cash price that we won last night will go straight to Tahanang Mapagpala, Kyth Foundation. These are cancer survivors and Pangarap Foundation,” said Villanueva.

“The fact that we defeated Malacañang Kamao shows that the principle of check and balances is very much alive, Mr. President,” said Angara.

WATCH: UNTV Cup Season 6 gives out nearly P10-M worth of financial aid to teams’ beneficiaries

“Lampaso po yung kalaban. This is not the close game,” said Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri.

The team’s manager, Senator Ralph Recto even joked about Malacañang-PSC Kamao’s key player, Special Assistant to the President Secretary Christopher “Bong” Go by asking Sen. Drilon, “Would the gentleman know the reason why Mr. Bong Go is interested running for the Senate?”

To which Drilon quipped, “So he can join the Senate Defenders basketball team,” sending everyone in the room laughing.

All senators became co-sponsors of the resolution which was eventually approved by the plenary. — Nel Maribojoc | UNTV News & Rescue

 

 

 

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