Nagsagawa na ng tune up games ang mga participating team sa UNTV Cup Season 2. Ang unang laro ay sa pagitan ng Team PNP at Team LGU. Ibinaba na rin ng mga UNTV Cup commissioners ang mga house rules ngayong season 2. (PRINCE MARQUEZ / Photoville International)
MANILA, Philippines — Inilatag na sa lahat ng team coaches at managers ang house rules and regulations sa sampung koponan na kalahok sa Season 2 ng UNTV Cup.
Binigyang diin ni UNTV Cup Commissioner Atoy Co at Deputy Commissioner Ed Cordero ang layon ng istasyon na mai-promote ang magandang pagsasamahan ng mga manlalaro.
“Camaraderie, bonding, family-oriented tayo, kaya as much as possible talagang clean fun basketball. Ni-reiterate ko rin yung mga physical contacts sa games na napapanood natin sa PBA eh ayaw kong mangyari sa UNTV Cup, ang gusto ko dito sa UNTV Cup clean fun basketball,” pahayag ni Co.
Ayon kay Raffy Bretanico, pinuno ng Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas na FIBA rules ang gagamitin sa UNTV Cup bilang isang amateur league.
“Even NBA and other tournament, ‘pag dumating sa world basketball and Olympics, we use FIBA rules so dapat talaga this is about time lahat ng tournament natin is using FIBA Rules,” saad nito.
Base sa inilatag na house rules, ang bawat koponan ay may hanggang labing walong player na lehitimo at may isang taon nang empleyado sa ahensyang kinakatawan.
Ang ikalawang laro sa tune up games ay sa pagitan naman ng Team Supreme Court at Team AFP. (PRINCE MARQUEZ / Photoville International)
Pinahihintulutan naman ang isang team na gumamit ng dalawang guest player. Maaring dating PBA player basta’t itoy limang taon ng retirado sa professional game, o kaya’y celebrity player o nakasali sa non-professional league basta’t hindi bababa sa edad na 32.
Nais ng kauna-unahang inter-agency basketball tournament on TV na mabigyang pagkakataon ang mga empleyado ng gobyerno na maipakita ang kakayahan at makatulong sa mga nangangailangan sa larangan ng basketball.
Positibo naman ang naging pagtanggap ng coaches ng bawat koponan.
“Maganda yung intension ng mga commissioners at ng UNTV because ang purpose naman siguro nito hindi naman yung pro-league. Ang ano dito eh yung for mga empleyado. Ang gusto nila ay magkaroon ng panibagong star within the rank ng mga empleyado,” pahayag ni Coach Lino Ong, Team Senate.
Ayon naman kay Team MMDA Assistant Coach John Cardel, “I’m very excited, you know magandang liga ito. At least kahit medyo retired ka na, we have the TV and all the interviews, so sisikat sila at least kahit ganung age na sila, sabi nga ni commissioner yun nga mga kapitbahay, they cheer for them na manood ng game na to, I’m very-very excited talaga for the first game.”
Kahapon, sinimulan na ang tune-up practice ng iba’t ibang team bilang preparasyon season two ng UNTV na magbubukas sa Pebrero.
“Kaya ko ginawang re-enforce yun para naman yung ibang team na nasa ilalim nung nakaraan eh magkaroon ng tsansa na magpalakas at maging competitive sila sa ibang team,” dagdag pa ni Atoy Co. (Pong Mercado / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)
Isang maliit na pag-uusap-usap sa pagitan ng ilang team members and coaches kasama sina Deputy Commissioner Ed Cordero (black shirt) at Commissioner Atoy Co (green shirt) pagkatapos ng mga laro. (PRINCE MARQUEZ / Photoville International)
by Aileen Cerrudo | Posted on Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
During the flag ceremony of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Monday, the AFP Cavaliers officially gave their 4 million grand prize to their beneficiary, the AFP Educational Benefits System Office (AFP EBSO).
According to AFP Cavalier team captain Sgt. Alvin Zuñiga, they chose AFP EBSO to help in the education of children of fallen soldiers.
“It is our way of doing it the best that we could para mabigay namin iyong P4-M sa mga beneficiary kasi alam namin na mas maraming matatawid na estudyante na mag-aaral ng EBSO (It is our way of doing it the best we could for us to the P4 million to our beneficiary because we know EBSO can provide a lot of scholarships to students),” he said.
He is also grateful to UNTV for the opportunity it has given to help the scholars of AFP EBSO.
“Sa UNTV lalo na kay Kuya Daniel at kay Bro. Eli in behalf of AFP Cavaliers team at ng buong AFP lubos na nagpapasalamat sa malaking pagkakataon na ibinibigay sa amin. Patuloy niyo pa pong palakasin at pagandahin ang ating tournament alang alang po sa mga beneficiary na matatawid at matutulungan po ng ating programa, maraming maraming salamat po sa inyo(Thank you to UNTV, Kuya Daniel and Bro. Eli in behalf of AFP Cavaliers team and the whole AFP. Continue to strengthen our tournament for the beneficiaries that are helping our program. Thank you),” Zuñiga adds.
AFP EBSO chief Col. Antonio Dulnuan said the money they received from the AFP Cavaliers will help 233 students.
“Iyong ating programa covers elementary to college, tuloy tuloy po iyan, basta pumasa and we will support them giving them free tuition fee, allowance at miscellaneous na binibigay sa kanila kahit saang eskwelahan, [Our program covers elementary to college and it will continue as long as they pass the entrance examination, we will support them by giving them free tuition fee]” he said.
Meanwhile, AFP Chief of Staff, Gen. Benjamin Madrigal Jr is proud of the achievement of the AFP Cavaliers and its contribution to the armed forces.
“What you have achieved is no small feat yet you have consistently manifested utmost excellence, compassion and patriotism that will serve as an inspiration to do more, to gave more and be more,” he said.—Aileen Cerrudo (with reports from Lea Ylagan)
by UNTV News | Posted on Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
Despite finishing third at the UNTV Cup Season 7, the National Housing Authority (NHA) basketball team, NHA Builders, still enjoyed the opportunity to donate P1,000,000 to their chosen beneficiary: the NHA Provident Fund.
Since joining the League of Public Servants in 2014, the NHA Builders have been providing for their chosen charity.
The NHA Provident Fund was created in 1981 by the first general manager of NHA, Retired Major General Gaudencio Tobias. It was established as a way of providing support to the employees of the agency through loans and extending assistance to dependents of employees who passed away.
“It’s a big help to the members and to the members’ dependents. Malaking tulongtalagaito[It’s really a big help]. It became an additional working capital to our welfare fund because many of our employees are getting older,” NHA Provident Fund Chairperson Wilma Hernandez said.
“For Kuya Daniel and Bro. Eli, thank you very much. This tournament helps a lot to our provident fund and of course to our players. I wish that you will continue with this tournament. It is a worthy endeavor. We are looking forward to a continuing relationship with your team and our team also. Thank you very much,” Chairperson Wilma Hernandez added.
The players and coach were happy with what they achieved this season and promised to do better in the next season.
“Regardless samga challenges napinagdaanan, maswerte kami pumasok kami sa Final 4. Pero yungmapanalunannaminyung 3rd place, this is one-step higher sana-achieve namin last season (Regardless of the challenges we faced, we were lucky to be part of the Final 4 teams this season. But to win the 3rd place, this is one step higher from what we have achieved last season),” NHA Builders’ Chief-of-Staff Atty. John Christopher Mahamud said.
“Nakakatuwa dahilmado–doblenaminyungmaibibigaynaminsa beneficiary namin — from P500,000 last season to P1,000,000 this season— sa Provident Fund (I feel happy because we will be able to double our grant to the NHA Provident Fund; from P500,000 last season to P1,000,000 this season), NHA Builders shooting guard Alvin Vitug said.
“We are one step higher ngayon di ba? Next year, season 8 gusto nanaminlumabansa championship. Hindi nanaminpapakawalanito(We are one step higher. Next year, season 8, we want to battle for the championship title. We will not miss the chance),” NHA Head Coach Silverio “Benett” Palad. — UNTV Cup Staff
by UNTV News | Posted on Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
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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