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Charity basketball tournament pits gov’t officials, senators in Executive Face-Off

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, 23 May 2017 03:25 PM

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MANILA — UNTV Cup supporters have more to cheer for as the annual charity basketball league that features public servants from the three branches of government, raises the stakes this season.

Previous seasons have seen regular government personnel turn into hard court superstars.

This time, executive officials aged forty and above will have their chance to battle it out at UNTV Cup’s off-season game Executive Face-Off.

Yesterday, the six joining teams were formally introduced.

These are PNP Responders, BOC Transformers, Senate Sentinels, AFP Cavaliers, DOJ Justice Boosters and Judiciary Magis.

National Capital Region Police Office Regional Director, PDIR Oscar D. Albayalde of  PNP Responders said  “This is really good. This is one way of fostering camaraderie and of course, unity and cooperation among the agencies of the government.”

Brigadier General Gener Del Rosario of AFP Cavaliers said, “The different government offices were very busy and this is the best venue for us to mingle, to bond, to see each other and to talk with each other especially the public servants.”

And as always since its first season, UNTV Cup aims to fulfill its advocacy of helping those in need.

“Well, first of all, we are thankful to God and to everyone who participated…Like before, this is the continuation of public service we are doing. Each team still has its own beneficiary who will receive its prize. So this is still for charity and this is still for public service,” Mr. Public Service Kuya Daniel Razon said. — Leslie Longboen |  UNTV News and Rescue

 

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PARDSS Foundation receives P500,000 from PNP Responders at UNTV Cup Season 7

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, 20 March 2019 08:36 PM

The PNP Responders together with their chosen beneficiary PARDSS Foundation International receive their cash prize of P500,000 after finishing as 4th placer in seventh season in the league of public servants, UNTV Cup. The prize was handed by the UNTV Cup innovator, BMPI-CEO and President Kuya Daniel Razon together with BMPI vice presidents and UNTV Cup commissioner Atoy Co. (Charlie Minon / Photoville International)

Even though PNP Responders just finished 4th place in the seventh season of the league of public servants, they were still entitled to donate P500,000 to their chosen beneficiary.

The cash prize was awarded on March 11, 2019 during the UNTV Cup Season 7 Finals Game 2 at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

PARDSS Foundation International has been PNP’s chosen beneficiary for 2 season’s now and in an off-season edition in 2018.

The Peace Action and Rescue with Dedication to Serve the Society (PARDSS) is a SEC-registered non-governmental organization with a mission to assist the PNP and other local government units in promoting peace, unity, public safety and development in the country.

The organization has almost 300 chapters in the Philippines and abroad conducting activities such as feeding programs, relief and rescue operations in times of calamities and disaster, assisting some communities of indigenous people, providing school supplies and shoes for destitute students and organizing medical and dental missions to name a few.

Arcie Fabon, the founder and president of PARDSS Foundation, says that part of their advocacy is to be an anti-crime entity in the society, “Sa bawat chapter po namin ine-endorse po namin sa chief of police sa malapit na station sa kanilang lugar. So dahil po dito nagiging katuwang po ng kapulisan ang ating PARDSS Foundation members sa pag-monitor, gathering information. Dahil po doon, natutulungan po namin sila [PNP] sa kanilang kampanya kontra krimen, kontra droga.”

(We endorse our chapter members to the local PNP officials for us to be of help. We usually help the policemen in monitoring and gathering information which is vital to PNP’s campaign against crime and drugs.)

In the latest executive face off before UNTV Cup Season 7 began, PNP Responders were able to donate P1,000,000 to PARDSS Foundation as championship prize. Part of the prize went to the acquisition of a parcel of land in Taytay, Rizal where they plan to build their national headquarters. The remaining amount went to the purchase of some rescue equipments, medical supplies and as budget for their relief operation in Bataan and Albay.

“Sa amin pong PNP Responders, sa pangunguna ni Chief Police Chief Superintendent Rhodel Sermonia, ang director ng PNP-PCRG, maraming maraming salamat po sa ikatlong pagkakataon na kami ay maging inyong beneficiary,” PARDSS Foundation President Arcie Fabon expressed.

(To PNP Responders, led by PNP-PCRG Director Chief Police Chief Superintendent Rhodel Sermonia, thank you very much. For the third time you chose PARDSS as your beneficiary.)

“To Kuya Daniel and Bro. Eli Soriano, thank you for inspiring us to help others. Dahil po sa inyo, nagkaroon ng UNTV Cup charity basketball league. At dahil po sa inyo, maisasakatuparan ang pangarap ng aming samahan na mas makatulong pa sa ating mga kababayan,” Fabon added.

(To Kuya Daniel [Razon] and Bro. Eli Soriano, thank you for inspiring us to help others. Because of you, a charity basketball league like UNTV Cup came into existence. And also because of you, PARDSS dream of helping more is getting into reality.) — UNTV Cup Staff

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UNTV Cup Season 7: Charity organizations receive over P10-M cash prizes

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, 13 March 2019 12:50 PM

UNTV Cup Season 7 2nd Placer Senate Defenders pose for a photo together with their beneficiaries and UNTV Cup Founder Kuya Daniel Razon. (Charlie Miñon / Photoville International)

Aside from fostering camaraderie between players from different government agencies, participating teams of UNTV Cup are given the
opportunity to help people in need — that alone already makes every team a winner.

In line with the public service advocacy of UNTV Cup innovator, Daniel Razon, the charitable event allows each team to choose a charity institution that will receive corresponding cash prizes.

With the recently concluded UNTV Cup Season 7, chosen beneficiaries of respective teams once again received total cash prizes of ten million pesos tax free.

One of these charities is the Senate Defenders’ beneficiary, Pangarap Foundation Incorporated.

Pangarap Foundation provides shelter and care to street children and abused minors.

“Every year, we allocate the fund. So, yung mga previous na binibigay sa amin, dinadagdag namin sa pagkain because that is the most expensive item that we usually [provide], kasi hindi naman pwede magutom ‘yung mga bata. Pero last year, kasi marami, more than one million, ginamit namin sa pagpapa-aral sa mga anak. So, we have 43 na pinag-aaral at lahat sila ay nasa school,” Executive Director Leah Lanzuela of Pangarap Foundation, Inc. said.

(Every year, we allocate fund. So, the previous cash prizes we received, we used it to augment fund for food because that is the most expensive item. But last year, we had a lot — more than one million— which we used on the children’s education. We are currently sending 43 children to school.

The AFP Cavaliers dedicated their victory to the orphans of more than four thousand soldiers who were wounded or killed in action while on service.

It is the team’s third championship, and the cash prizes they have won from previous seasons of UNTV Cup have helped their chosen charity — the Armed Forces of the Philippines Educational Benefit System Office (AFP-EBSO) — in rebuilding the lives of the fallen soldiers’ families.

This season, the AFP Cavaliers once again bagged the grand prize for UNTV Cup Season 7, which means, their beneficiary will receive anew the coveted cash prize of four million pesos.

“Maliban sa pagpapa-aral, mayroon kaming mga allowances na binibigay ‘yung per semester and libreng miscellaneous, ‘yung mga libro, mga pangangailangang pang-araw-araw ng mga beneficiary natin,” AFP-EBSO Chief NCO MSG Manuel de Leon said.

(Aside from education, we have allowances provided per semester and free miscellaneous like books and daily needs of our beneficiaries.)

Senators Sonny Angara and Joel Villanueva lauded the advocacy of UNTV Cup.

“Napakaganda, talagang modern fairy tales itong ginagawa ninyo para sa ating mga kababayan. At kami naman, very privileged kami na maging parte nito at nagiging instrument kami through the game we love,” Sen. Sonny Angara said.

Sen. Joel Villanueva echoed the same sentiments, saying, “Itong ginagawa nila Kuya Daniel, ng UNTV leadership, talagang kakaiba ito eh. It’s such a great honor na to be part of really something big, something that has never been done before in the history of this country.”

Meanwhile, public service advocate, Daniel Razon, is thankful for the continued opportunity to help and do good for other people regardless of what others might say or think.

“We will always be happy doing it at nagpapasalamat tayo palagi sa Panginoon sa patuloy na pagbibigay sa atin ng pagkakataon na maipagpatuloy ito at dalangin natin na sana habang mayroon pa tayong pagkakataon ay makapagpatuloy tayo na magawa ‘yung ating natutunan na makagawa ng mabuti sa lahat ng mga tao at ‘yung ating paniniwala na ang paggawa ng mabuti ay hindi magbubunga ng masama,” the UNTV Cup innovator said.

In the next season of UNTV Cup, more teams from other government agencies are expected to participate which will extend help to more of our fellow Filipinos in need. — Asher Cadapan

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Full List of Awards : UNTV Cup Season 7 Finals

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, 13 March 2019 11:21 AM

Here is the list of awards given during the UNTV Cup Season 7 Finals.

TEAM AWARDS:

CHAMPION: AFP Cavaliers (P4,000,000)
BENEFICIARY: AFP Educational Benefit System Office (AFPEBSO)

2ND PLACE: Senate Defenders (P2,000,000)
BENEFICIARY: Kythe Foundation Inc., Tahanang Mapagpala Immaculada Concepcion Inc., and Bahay Pangarap Foundation Inc.

3RD PLACE: NHA Builders (P1,000,000)
BENEFICIARY: NHA Provident Fund Association, Inc.

4TH PLACE: PNP Responders (P500,000)
BENEFICIARY: PARDSS Foundation International, Inc.

5TH PLACE: Malacañang-PSC Kamao (₱100,000)
BENEFICIARY: Philippine Children’s Medical Center and Millennium Sports Support System Association Inc.

6TH PLACE: PITC Global Traders (₱100,000)
BENEFICIARY: Blas F. Ople Policy Center & Training Institute, Mga Munting Hiling Foundation, Inc. and Bahay Pag-asa of Biñan, Laguna

7TH PLACE: Agriculture Food Masters (₱100,000)
BENEFICIARY: Tibao Farmer Dreamers Association

8TH PLACE: Judiciary Magis (₱100,000)
BENEFICIARY: Court Employees Severely Affected by Typhoons and Calamities

9TH PLACE: Philhealth Plus (₱100,000)
BENEFICIARY: Philhealth Provident Fund

10TH PLACE: DOJ Justice Boosters (₱100,000)
BENEFICIARY: Department of Justice Employees’ Association (DOJEA)

11TH PLACE: GSIS Furies (₱100,000)
BENEFICIARY: Kapisanan ng mga Manggagawa sa GSIS (KMG)

12TH PLACE: Ombudsman Graft Busters (₱100,000)
BENEFICIARY: Ombudsman Provident Fund

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS:

The UNTV Cup Season 7 First Five Awardees

Scoring Champion: Ollan Omiping (PNP)

Step Up Player of the Year: Wilfredo Casulla Jr. (AFP)

Defensive Player of the Year: Jeffry Sanders (Senate)

FIRST FIVE:

Point Guard: Chester Tolomia (Judiciary)
Shooting Guard: Ollan Omiping (PNP)
Small Forward: Rod William Vasallo (PITC)
Power Forward: Jeffry Sanders (Senate)
Center: Marvin Mercado (NHA)

Season Most Valuable Player: Jeffry Sanders (Senate)

Finals Most Valuable Player: Jerry Lumongsod (AFP)

BONUS: 3 x 3 Exhibition Game Winner: PITC Global Traders

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