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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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Malacañang opposes FB’s choice of fact checkers

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, April 16th, 2018

 

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement that it will become a problem because what he calls as Facebook’s “police of the truth” are “sometimes partisan.”

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang wants to meet with Facebook over its choice of fact checkers specifically for Filipino accounts on the social media platform.

Facebook has named controversial social news network, Rappler and another news outlet, Vera Files, as third-party fact-checkers in a campaign to curb the proliferation of fake news on Facebook accounts of Filipino users.

In a statement posted on the website of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy said, “efforts are underway for both the PCOO and Facebook to sit across the table and discuss and hopefully, reach agreements” to get a “shared goal of responsible and intelligent use of social media.”

Last week, a number of Duterte supporters complained after Facebook blocked their accounts.

Meanwhile, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said it will become a problem because what he calls as Facebook’s “police of the truth” are “sometimes partisan.”

“I commiserate with those who object with the selection of Rappler and Vera files because we know where they stand in the political spectrum,” he said.

Roque is encouraging all supporters of the administration to use the platform itself to actively voice out their protests against Facebook’s choice of fact checkers.

“The users of Facebook should make known their wishes to Facebook itself that there should be a more partial arbiter of the truth,” Roque concluded. — Marje Navarro –Pelayo | UNTV News & Rescue

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PNP selects players for UNTV Cup Season 7, Executive Face-Off rosters

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, April 6th, 2018

The opening ceremony of a basketball league within the different police districts in Metro Manila

MANILA, Philippines — It took the Philippine National Police (PNP) Responders four seasons in the league of public servants before finally taking home the championship title in Season 5.

However, the cops failed to defend the title last season, when the Senate Defenders ousted them in the quarterfinals.

At the UNTV Cup Executive Face-off last year, the AFP Cavaliers beat the PNP executive roster in an overtime game.

This time around, the Responders is prepping up a new and stronger lineup to once again win a ticket to the finals of the UNTV Cup Season 7.

On Thursday, the PNP Responders themselves kicked off a basketball competition within the police institution, from which their new players for the next season and the off-season games will be selected.

Hoopster cops from the Manila Police District (MPD), Southern Police District (SPD), Eastern Police District (EPD), Quezon City Police District (QCPD), Northern Police District (NPD) and the national headquarters are among the participants.

The UNTV Cup Executive Face-Off kicks off in may where colonels and generals of the police force will step and battle on the UNTV Cup hardcourt.

“Hopefully we will be able to get [players] with ‘fightiness’ and the most powerful,” said PNP Directorate for Operations PDir. Camilo Cascolan.

“Sana makagawa din kami ng sariling team sa NCRPO, payagan tayo ni Kuya Daniel,” said NCRPO chief PDir. Oscar Albayalde.

(We hope we can also establish our own team in the NCRPO if Kuya Daniel permits.)

Meanwhile, the two-time most valuable player of the league, reveals the team’s main goal for the coming season.

“Kasi nawala kami sa Final 4. Gusto naming maging competitive. Gusto naming makabawi at gusto naming andon kami sa Top 4. Yun ang pinakagoal namin,” said PNP Responder forward Ollan Omiping.

(We were not able to make it to the Final 4. We want to be competitive. We want to bounce back. We want to be in the Top 4. That is our main goal.”

The PNP Responders won P4-million after lifting the championship trophy in Season 5, all for their chosen beneficiaries. — Victor Cosare | UNTV News & Rescue

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Senate formally commends Senate Defenders for winning UNTV Cup title

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

CHAMPIONS. The Senate of the Philippines formally commended the Senate Defenders for winning the UNTV Cup championship title.

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate of the Philippines formally commended on Wednesday, the Senate Defenders for winning the championship title in UNTV’s basketball league of public servants — the UNTV Cup Season 6.

Senators Joel Villanueva and Sonny Angara delivered their manifestation in the plenary regarding the approved resolution last March 13.

“And those who gave all-out support, we will no longer mention what they did for us, Senator Ping Lacson and Senator Cynthia Villar,” said Villanueva.

The highlights of the game of the Senate Defenders was shown during the plenary session.

Senate President Koko Pimentel also thanked UNTV at the event.

UNTV vice presidents Gerry Panghulan and Ruth Soriano received the certificate of appreciation for UNTV, Kuya Daniel Razon, and Members Church of God International (MCGI) led by Bro. Eli Soriano.

“In behalf of the Senate Defenders, our senators, in behalf of the beneficiary na sabi nga namin (as we have said), we play basketball but we save lives,” Senate Tax Study and Research Office Director-General Atty. Rodelio T. Dascil said.

“Nagpapasalamat tayo sa taas at binigyan tayo ng pagkakataon na kahit sa paraan na ito ay nakakatulong na ito. Nakita niyo naman ang mga benepisyaryo ay kasama natin sa araw na ito,” said UNTV Vice President for Adminsitration Gerry Panghulan.

(We thank God for giving us the opportunity to help even through this way. You have seen the beneficiaries who were with us today.)  — UNTV News & Rescue

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