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    Judiciary faces Malacañang on UNTV Cup’s main game on Sunday

    by UNTV News   |   Posted on Saturday, December 17th, 2016

    FILE PHOTO: Former pro basketball player Chester Tolomia of Judiciary Magis going for a lay up. (Webster Moldez / Photoville International)

    QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Sunday’s triple header brings two-time champion Judiciary Magis and Season 3 runner up Malacañang team back to a showdown on the UNTV Cup hardcourt as they battle for the first time this season.

    The Magis, armed with four former basketball pros, are gearing up ahead of the much awaited match.

    WATCH: BOC Transformers take on MMDA Blackwolves on Sunday’s 2nd Game 

    Coach Joey Yabut of Judiciary Magis said, “Pag-aaralan namin mga plays nila, transition offense para ma break kaagad namin, saka yung depensa yun talaga mahalaga sa laro.”

    “Kailangan talaga namin manalo sa susunod na game para makapasok kami ulit sa semis, saka number one team yun sa kabilang grupo, kung matatalo namin yun medyo lamang na kami sa panalo.”

    (We will thoroughly assess their plays, transition offense, so we could break them. And defense is important in a game. We really need to win in the next game to be able to advance to the semifinals. And they are the number 1 team in the other group. If we beat them, we are at the advantage.)

    WATCH: PNP takes on BFP at UNTV Cup Season 5 2nd round elimination 

    On the other hand, the Malacañang Kamao with its new roster has its mind set for a tough bout against the former champs.

    Malacañang Head Coach Louie Gonzales said, “Handa naman yung team dyan. Naka-mind set kami na… ang treatment namin sa elimination, hangga’t tumatagal kailangan malaman naming yung galawa at kung ano ang kayang ibigay ng bawat isa.”

    (The team is prepared. We have a mindset in treating the elimination such that as the games go on, we must be able to learn the moves and full capacity of every team member.)

    Watch out for the Judiciary-Malacañang championship caliber battle on Sunday, 5:30 PM at the University of Makati Gymnasium with live telecast on UNTV and live streaming via untvweb.com.

    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 

    (University of Makati Gym)

    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

     

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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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    DA Food Masters take on Ombudsman Graft busters on Oct. 15

    by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, October 13th, 2017

    Department of Agriculture’s Jimwell Torion (#4) comming out from screen by his teammate Ricky Mangalindan (#15) during their game against the PDEA on the elimination round of UNTV Cup Season 6 on September 19, 2017 at the Pasig City Sports Center. (Russell Julio / Photoville International)

    MANILA, Philippines —The Department of Agriculture Food Masters are set to face off with the Ombudsman Justice Boosters as they step into their third game in the league of public servants.

    The Food Masters, now with one game won and one game lost, admit there are many areas for improvement and more to prepare for especially that opponents are guarding reinforcement player Jimwell Torion.

    Head Coach Zaldy Realubit said his club needs to beef up on defense.

    “Siguro mag-adjust pa sa mga bagay… hindi kami nakaka-shoot. Hindi kami marunong dumepensa (Maybe we will adjust on things… we couldn’t shoot baskets. We couldn’t defend),” he said.

    As the Food Masters gear up against the Graft Busters, which now has a 0-1 win-loss record, the UNTV Cup crowd must watch out for more action and new plays from the rookie team.

    “Inaanyayahan ko po kayo na panoorin kami ulit, mga Food Masters. Sigurado po marami po kaming ipakikitang bago na laro namin sa susunod na laro (I invite you all to watch us again, the Food Masters. I assure you that we will showcase new plays at the next game),” Team captain Augustin Manganip Jr said.

    The battle between the DA Food Masters and the Ombudsman Graft Busters takes place on Sunday, October 15, 2017, 3:30 pm at the Pasig City Sports Center.

    Watch the game online via untvweb.com.

    Games (Sunday)
    Game 1:  2:00pm AFP vs. COA
    Game 2:  3:30pm Ombudsman vs. DA
    Game 3:  5:00pm Senate vs. GSIS
    Venue: Pasig City Sports Center

     

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    Malacañang looks forward to more foreign direct investments

    by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

    Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion

    MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship, Joey Concepcion has responded to critics questioning the foreign trips of President Rodrigo Duterte, demanding concrete result of each travel.

    Recent reports also indicate that there is a 14% drop in the foreign direct investments in the country for the first 6 months of 2017 compared to that of last year.

    “If it is constantly going down for the last two-three years then maybe you have a problem. But if it’s just a blip this year I wouldn’t be concerned…we look at it long term,” Concepcion said. “Nothing is always a direct arrow going up, there are always cycles and that’s normal.”

    Concepcion added that the business confidence in the country is high. The Philippine Stocks Exchange Index has maintained a good overall performance in the market.

    Malacañang remains positive that there will be more foreign direct investments in the country and reiterated that the Duterte administration is laying the foundation first, such as long-lasting peace, security and resolution of criminality and illegal drugs, to sustain economic development in the country.

    “He wanted to lay foundation for a comfortable life for all and he’s, in fact, looking forward to beyond 2022, not for himself but for the rest of the administration, for other administrations to come in in order to bring decent life for the Filipino inclusively for every Filipino,” Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said.– Rosalie Coz | UNTV News & Rescue

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