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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

GAMES ON SUNDAY:

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 must win vs Senate on UNTV Cup, Sunday

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

Senior Assistant City Prosecutor Atty. Nonilon Tagalicud (#17) in action during the game between the DOJ Justice Boosters and AFP Cavaliers on June 17, 2018, at the Pasig City Sports Center for the elimination round of the #UNTVCupOffSeason Executive Faceoff. Atty. Tagalicud was hailed as the Best Player of the Game for leading the team to victory with a commanding 21 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal. (Jaycee Costales / Photoville International)

 

Games on Sunday, June 24

2pm Judiciary vs GSIS
3:30pm Senate vs DOJ
5pm AFP vs Malacañang-PSC

Venue: Pasig City Sports Center

DOJ Justice Boosters rev up its armaments as it gears up against Senate Sentinels in the second game of UNTV Cup Executive Face-off tripleheader on Sunday, 3:30 PM at the Pasig City Sports Center.

DOJ Head Coach Noli Mejo said they remain determined in winning their last two games in the elimination round to advance to the offseason playoffs along with the top 3 teams.

Justice Boosters currently hold 2 wins and 3 loss record.

Coach Mejo said, “We need to win against the Senate and Malacañang-PSC to advance to the final four. We will probably improve our trapping defense and half-court defense.”

The Sentinels meanwhile are raring to add more wins to their current 3-2 record, hoping for the return of their ace players, Senators Joel Villanueva and Sonny Angara who missed the games last week due to injury.

Sentinels Coach Mike Fermin said, “They said they can’t play this game and then in the next two games they will give everything. We really need to win the last two games to get to the final four.”

DOJ-Senate clash will come after Judiciary Magis and GSIS Thunder Furies’ face off at 2 pm while main game presents the battle between AFP Cavaliers and Malacañang-PSC-Kamao around 5 pm. — UNTV News & Rescue

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PNP Responders keep lead with 6-0 record

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

PNP’s Tower of Power. Police Superintendent Voltaire Rivera (#11) provided 15 points, 15 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 blocks to combine to Joel De Mesa’s 21 pts, Philip Phillips’ 15 points in leading the PNP Responders victory against the Senate Sentinals on June 17, 2018, at the Pasig City Sports Center for the elimination round of the #UNTVCupOffSeason Executive Faceoff. PNP Responders now holds a 6-0 flawless record at the top spot. (Fred Alvior / Photoville International)

 

PNP Responders’ eyes are firmly on the prize this off season as it continues to bulldoze its way to the playoffs after routing Senate Sentinels at Sunday’s main game, 86-64.

PSupt Joel De Mesa led the PNP in keeping its 6-0 lead with his 21-point finish with 4 rebounds.

“Salamat sa Dios, salamat sa pag-guide sa amin at saka yung effort talaga, team effort from the players and the coaching staff nagwo-work talaga, nag ge-gel kami,” PNP Responders Head Coach SPO2 Alfred Suarez said.

(Thanks be to God. Thank you for the guidance and for the team effort from the players and the coaching staff. It really works, we gel together.)

Senate attributed its second defeat to the absence of its ace players, Senators Joel Villanueva and Sonny Angara.

“Si Senator Joel [Villanueva] kasi may hamstring injury si Senator Sonny [Angara] naman yung tuhod nya medyo sumasakit. It bothered him sa mga previous game namin, so malaking kawalan,” Senate Sentinels Head Coach Mike Fermin said.

(Senator Joel has a hamstring injury while Senator Sonny was complaining of knee pains. It was bothering him in our previous games so it’s a big loss really.)

DOJ Justice Boosters, meanwhile, widens berth to playoffs after handing AFP Cavaliers its fourth consecutive loss, 77-69.

The recent defeat further obscures AFP’s chances of defending their title while DOJ needs to win two more games to survive the elimination rounds.

Senior Assistant City Prosecutor Nonilon Tagalicud lifted DOJ with 21 points, 11 rebounds and two assists.

“Medyo maganda nilaro namin sa defense. Siguro kailangan pa naming manalo next game,” DOJ Head Coach Noli Mejo said.

(We had good defense plays so we need to win in the next game.)

Ombudsman Graft Busters also gained more chances of qualifying to the final four after clobbering GSIS Thunder Furies, 62-42.

Ombudsman has bagged 4 wins with 1 loss while GSIS and AFP remain at the bottom of the standings. Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue

THE SCORE:

GAME 1: Ombudsman defeats GSIS, 62-42

Quarter Scores: 11-6, 29-19, 35-27, 62-42

Ombudsman Graft Busters
Box Scores: 62
A. Sanchez 15, J. Espinal 13, Q. Laure 11, R. Sadsad 5, A. Almojuela 5, R. Rafael 4, A. Tamano 4, R. Casal 3, A. Atienza 2

GSIS Thunder Furies
Box Scores: 42
R. De Luna 21, L. Casio 6, J. Defeo 4, J. Andres 4, J. Jaro 3, R. Abarintos 2, P. Flores 2

GAME 2: DOJ defeat AFP, 77-69

Quarter Scores: 20-13, 35-41, 58-55, 77-69

DOJ Justice Boosters
Box Scores: 77
N. Tagalicud 21, J. Gaurano 12, J. Gernale 10, C. Guhit 10, R. Antero 8, R. Tomas 7, C. Garvida 5, A. Suarez 4

AFP Cavaliers
Box Scores: 69
O. Vesliño 17, J. Paulo 17, N. Mendez 14, G. Del Rosario 11, K. Grajo 6, V. Bayani 2, A. Divinagracia 2

GAME 3: PNP defeat Senate, 86-64

Quarter Scores: 23-23, 44-37, 66-53, 86-64

PNP Responders
Box Scores: 86
J. De Mesa 21, V. Rivera 15, P. Philipps 15, I. Dalogdog 10, J. Alejandro 9, E. Gonzales 5, R. Cejas 4, P. Limbauan 4, I. Dickson 3

Senate Sentinels
Box Scores: 64
R. Endaya 15, U. Garces 15, J. Flaminiano 14, W. Tan 9, S. Dela Cruz 8, R. Sison 2

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AFP in ‘do or die’ game vs DOJ at UNTV Cup

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, June 15th, 2018

FILE PHOTO: Brigadier General Gener Del Rosario (#16) prepares to breach the defense Atty. Homer Alinsug during the game between the Senate Sentinels and AFP Cavaliers on May 27, 2018, at the Pasig City Sports Center for the elimination round of the#UNTVCupOffSeason Executive Faceoff.

 

Games on Sunday, June 17

2pm: GSIS vs Ombudsman
3:30pm: DOJ vs AFP
5pm: Senate vs PNP

Venue: Pasig City Sports Center

 

It’s a do or die game for the off season defending champion AFP Cavaliers against the DOJ Justice Boosters on Sunday at the Pasig City Sports Center.

The AFP needs to fight harder to secure a spot in the eliminations and advance to the playoffs to defend their title.

The Cavaliers are yet to enter the win column after absorbing successive defeats in their last three games.

The Ombudsman Graft Busters, meanwhile, remains in high spirits after tallying their third win.

But they seek to protect their fourth spot to press on to the playoffs by routing GSIS Thunder Furies on Sunday’s first game at 2 p.m.

Ombudsman head coach Ricky Alcantara said they already ramped up their practices by joining exhibition games in some high school basketball team.

“There’s a saying na palaging may una, baka sa amin pa makuha yung unang panalo kaya paghahandaan namin nang husto,” Coach Alcantara said.

(There’s a saying: there’s always a first time. The GSIS might get their first win through us, [we don’t want that to happen] that’s why we are preparing hard for this battle.)

Senate Sentinels, on the other hand, promise to bounce back from their stinging defeat against Ombudsman last week.

The Senate cagers are looking to end PNP Responders’ winning streak in the main game on Sunday at five pm.

“Against PNP, kailangan namin kung ano yung nagpanalo sa amin doon sa tatlo, triplehin naming yung ginawa namin para manalo kami,” Coach Mike Fermin said.

(In this battle with PNP, we need to triple our efforts to win against them.) — Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue

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