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    BOC Transformers takes on MMDA Black Wolves on Sunday

    by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, December 16th, 2016

    FILE PHOTO: Bureau of Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon at the bench together with the whole BOC Transformers basketball team, players and staff enjoying a play in one of their games at UNTV Cup Season 5 Round 1 elimination. (Madz Milana / Photoville International)

    QUEZON CITY, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs Transformers aim to maintain their no-games-lost record at the UNTV Cup this season; a tour de force by the team after toppling every opponent in the first round elimination.

    For this, the Transformers, headed by Coach Kenneth Duremdes are preparing rigidly for their upcoming match against the ferocious MMDA Black Wolves, who are known for their run-and-gun play on the UNTV Cup hard court.

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    “We will prepare hard kasi sayang itong record namin… hardwork  and kailangan namin ituloy. Itong laban ng Bureau of Customs para sa transformations,” Coach Kenneth Duremedes said.

    (We will prepare hard because we don’t want to waste our record. Hard work and we need to continue this fight of the Bureau of Customs for the transformations.)

    Although the BOC have proved to be the team to beat this season, they admit that the road to finals is no cakewalk.

    Assistant Coach Bong dela Cruz added, “Every team dito sa UNTV Cup very tough, lahat sila naka-prepare, lahat sila magagaling so kailangan ready kami every game. Yung conditioning namin, yung stamina namin and yung strength namin kailangan mag-double effort kami.”

    Every team here at UNTV Cup is very tough. They are all prepared. They are all good. So we need to be ready in every game. The team’s conditioning, the stamina, and strength, we need to make double effort because we are going into the second round.”

    On the other hand, the MMDA Black Wolves, who now possess a 4-3 win-loss record, are gearing up before taking on the Transformers.

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    MMDA Head Coach Mandeville Martires expressed, “Number one sa kabilang bracket yan, hopefully kumonekta yung defense namin, yun ang hinahabol ko sa game na yun.”

    (They are number 1 in the other bracket. Hopefully, our defense connects. That’s what we are after in that game.)

    Meanwhile, Bureau of Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon calls on other government agencies to take part in the league of public servants.

    “Second round na tayo, pasalamat kami nakapasok kami dun. Hindi kami natalo sa first round… I also encourage the other government agencies to participate para mas masaya, 13 pa lang tayo gawin nating 20 yan mas maganda.”

    “Of course, sa mga supporters ng UNTV Cup, please continue to support it this is a very nice public service.”

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    (We are thankful that we are able to enter the second round. We did not experience loss in the first round. I also encourage the other government agencies to participate to be merrier. We have only 13 teams. Let’s make it 20. That’s better.)

    (Of course, to UNTV Cup supporters, please continue to support it. This is a very nice public service.)

    Watch out for the faceoff between the BOC Transformers and the MMDA Black Wolves on Sunday, December 18, 3:30 PM, at the University of Makati Gymnasium.

    Half time entertainment on Sunday’s triple-header will be provided by Kath Loria,  Sam Mangubat of Tawag Ng Tanghalan and Tim Pavino.

    Bernard Dadis / UNTV News & Rescue


    2 p.m. PNP Responders vs BFP Firefighters

    3:30 p.m. BOC Transformers vs MMDA Black Wolves

    5 p.m. Judiciary Magis vs Malacañang Kamao

    VENUE: University of Makati Gym

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    DOJ denies Faeldon’s motion to transfer his case to the Ombudsman

    by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, October 20th, 2017

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    MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Justice (DOJ) has maintained that they have jurisdiction on drug-related charges even when high-ranking officials are involved.

    This as the DOJ rejected the motion of former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon asking for the transfer of the investigation on his case to the Ombudsman.

    Faeldon is one of the respondents in PDEA’s complaint for allegedly conspiring to smuggle over 600 kilos of shabu which was recovered in Valenzuela City.

    The DOJ has previously rejected a similar motion of Sen. Leila de Lima in relation to her illegal drug trading case.

    During Thursday’s hearing, Faeldon and other former Customs officials submitted their counter-affidavits.

    Faeldon said the allegation that he conspired to smuggle the drug shipment from China is baseless.

    He pointed out the principal complainant Norman Balquiedra has no personal knowledge of the events.

    Former Customs Intelligence chief Niel Estrella insisted that their inspection on the warehouse where the drug shipment was seized was legal.

    He added, the operation was properly coordinated with PDEA and they did not spoil the evidence.

    Forwarding company owner Richard Tan also maintained his innocence.

    In fact, he claims to be the informant that led the authorities to the drug shipment.

    “It’s a pity he was the one who help our agencies to seize the drugs and yet he was the one being charged now,” Tan’s lawyer Atty. Abraham Gutoc said.

    “It seems that Richard Tan is being made a convenient scapegoat, a convenient excuse,” he added.

    The DOJ will resume the investigation on November 3. – Roderic Mendoza | UNTV News & Rescue

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    Senate Defenders defeat GSIS Furies

    by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

    Senate Defenders’ Joel Villanueva (#3) navigates inside the paint area during the game against the GSIS Furies on October 15, 2017 at the Pasig City Sports Center. (Marlon Bonajos / Photoville International)

    A tough defense led the Senate Defenders to a win against the GSIS furies in the third game on Sunday’s tripleheader at the Pasig City Sports Center.

    “Pinaghandaan talaga namin yung individual defense eh, para gumanda yung team defense. Kanina nakita nyo result ng individual defense, trumap kami, nag-straight match up kami, nag half-court trap so maganda nga yung resulta,” Senate head coach Mike Fermin said (We really prepare for individual defenses to level up the team’s defense. Earlier you saw the result of our individual defense. We trapped, we did a straight match up and half-court trap. So, the result was good).

    Jeffry Sanders was hailed as the Best Player of the Game for bucketing 17 points and grabbing seven boards.

    Meanwhile, Senator Joel Villanueva contributed 10 points and Senator Sonny Angara, seven points to the Defenders which now has a 2-0 win-loss record.

    In the first game of the triple-header, the AFP Cavaliers gave Commission on Audit Enablers its second loss after the two-time champion beat the rookie team 127-103.

    The soldiers were led by Best Players of the Game Alvin Zuniga with 28 points and Vicente Evidor who made 25 points.

    The AFP Cavaliers now has two games won and zero loss.

    In the Food Masters-Graft Busters match, the Department of Agriculture team elevates in group b with a 2-1 win-loss record after stunning the Ombudsman team 98-61.

    DA administrative assistant 1 Christian Dematera led the team with 23 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals. — Bernard Dadis / UNTV News & Rescue


    The Scores
    AFP Cavaliers (127) — A. Zuniga 28, V. Evidor 25, B. Bautista 12, R. Araneta 11, J. Quiambao 9, W. Sergio 9, W. Casulla 8, L. Cabayao 7, L. Lumongsod 4, P. Fernandez 4, M. Mendoza 4, R. Cahanding 2, R. Pascual 2, R. Almerol 2
    COA Enablers (103) — J. Angel 22, E. Ballesteros 20, A. Gamboa 18, R. Garin 9, R. Carpina 9, B. Lazon 6, R. Villanueva 6, A. Florentino 5, M. Perral 4, B. Villordon 2, C. Sulay 2
    Quarter Scores: 35-18, 64-39, 103-57, 127-103
    DA Food Masters (98) — C. Dematera, M. Martinez 16, S. Silva 14, J. Comerciase 12, M. Mangrobang 11, J. Torion 11, R. Mangalindan 6, A. Manganip 3, M. Lim 2
    Ombudsman Graft Busters (61) — F. Palacio 13, F. Baldonado 12, R. Lumague 11, E. Escudero 8, A. Lazo 6, A. Sanchez 3, A. Francisco 2, C. Lasam 2, E. Elmido 2, W. Romero 2
    Quarter Scores: 25-16, 53-31, 76-49, 98-61


    Senate Defenders (91) — J. Sanders 17, H. Ng 13, E. Villanueva 12, J. Mangaran 12, M. Legaspi 11, J. Angara 7, S. Marata 6, R. Balboa 4, R. Endaya 3, M. Omega 2, R. Malaga 2, W. Tan 1, C. Andaya 1
    GSIS Furies (81) — R. Banzali 14, D. Bunyi 10, T. Hernandez 10, A. Sunga 9, A. Cuevas 8, M. Nuyana 7, J. Abugan 6, P. Dela Cuadra 5, N. Cacatian 4, S. Tamayo 4, F. Dorato 4
    Quarter Scores: 25-14, 42-41, 70-52, 91-81


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    Malacañang suspends classes, gov’t work due to 2-day nationwide transport strike

    by UNTV   |   Posted on Sunday, October 15th, 2017

    MANILA, Philippines — The transport group, Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston) was undeterred by a pending complaint against their leader, George San Mateo, for violating Commonwealth Act 146 or Public Service Law that was initially filed by Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) for the transport strike the group held last February that affected a lot of passengers.

    On Monday, the group will begin their two-day nationwide transport strike opposing the government’s jeepney modernization program.

    To avoid inconveniencing passengers, Malacañang has suspended work in government offices and classes in all private and public schools nationwide on Monday.

    Even the Supreme Court, House of Representative and the Senate also declared work suspension.

    The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) prepared 41 buses and trucks to provide free rides. Some private buses are also on standby.

    “There are six staging areas, with government vehicles for libreng-sakay and private buses non-aircon 10, Aircon 12 will be stationed,” said LTFRB Spokesperson Atty. Aileen Lizada.

    Meanwhile, the MMDA also suspended the number coding scheme implementation today on all public and private vehicles. This is to give opportunity to all motorists to travel and not be inconvenienced by the transport strike.

    The LTFRB gave another warning to remove the franchise of all drivers and operators participating in the transport strike. — Mirasol Abogadil | UNTV News & Rescue


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