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Judiciary, NHA first clash at UNTV Cup Season 7 set on Sunday

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, September 13th, 2018

FILE PHOTO: Supreme Court’s Court Administrator Justice Jose “Midas” Marquez (#1) in action during a UNTV Cup off-season game with the Senate Sentinels. This seventh season the two-time regular season champion the Magis will start by facing the young and dynamic NHA Builders. (Lian Opol / Photoville International)

 

Games on Sunday, September 16
2PM: AFP Cavaliers vs DOJ Justice Boosters
3:30PM: Malacañang-PSC Kamao vs Ombudsman Graft Busters
5PM: Judiciary Magis vs NHA Builders
VENUE: Pasig City Sports Center – FREE ADMISSION

 

The Supreme Court and National Housing Authority basketball teams are set to debut for the seventh season of the League of Public Servants on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. on September 16 at Pasig City Sports Center.

Judiciary Magis will be led by their executives Court Administrator Jose “Midas” Marquez, Judge Jacob Montesa II and Judge Manuel Gerard Tomacruz with reinforcements of former professional basketball players who are also now employees in the high court: Chester Tolomia, Don Camaso and Warren Ybañez.

The two-time regular season and one-time off-season champion, Magis, has been in drought since 2015 but has already won a total of at least P4,000,000 for their chosen beneficiaries.

Meanwhile, the young and dynamic NHA Builders will be led by former MVP Antonio Lustestica, John Derrick Dizon, and Marvin Mercado with a strong support form Marvin Ladia, Waldemar Tibay and Alvin Vitug.

The team, coached by former Ginebra player, Bennett Palad, has achieved a final 4 seat in Season 6, finishing as 4th placer and earning P500,000 for their chosen charity.

In the other games, the Malacanang-PSC Kamao will clash with the Ombudsman Graftbusters at 3:30 p.m.

The President’s men will be led by Special Assistant to the President Bong Go and PACC Commissioner Greco Belgica together with John Paul Yamamoto, Ian Garrido and Visnu Das Javier.

This season they will be joined by a strength and conditioning coach, a 6’5 former San Beda Red Lions cager Martin Lloyd Antonio.

The Kamao has already been to the regular season finals thrice, (Seasons 3-5-6) but to no success yet.

While the Ombudsman Graft Busters, this season, will get a boost for their campaign from Bernzon Franco, a former professional basketball player who also played for them in Season 4 and in BOC Transformers in Season 5.

The Graft Busters most successful run in the league was in the recently Off-Season games wherein they finished as 2nd placer with a prize of P500,000 for their chosen beneficiary.

Meanwhile, at the first game of the triple-header on Sunday, the former two-time regular season and one-time off-season champion AFP Cavaliers will collide with the DOJ Justice Boosters.

The Cavaliers is expected to field their new recruits on this battle: a 6 foot 6 inch center Private First Class Ezer Rosopa and a 5 foot 10 inch guard Airman Second Class Darwin Cordero.

The Justice Boosters led by an executive PCGG Commissioner Reynold Munsayac on the other hand will get some boostings from their reinforcement players: Eric Mabazza, Jose Marie Villegas, Donnie Rayos and Lyncir Paolo Lagunzad.

Another attraction to every UNTV Cup games are the public services offered on the venue organized by UNTV Action Center through the participation of various government agencies.

UNTV Cup, the brainchild of public service advocate, Dr. Daniel Razon, aims to foster camaraderie among participating government agencies through their common passion for basketball and playing for a humanitarian endeavor.

This Sunday starting at 2:00 p.m., the audience at the Pasig City Sports Center can avail the following services:

— National Housing Authority: Help and Information desk

— PAGIBIG: Info desk, application form and online verification

— PHILHEALTH: Member’s Data Record, ID releasing and information desk

UNTV Cup games can also be watched worldwide via www.untvweb.com.

 

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AFP defeats ex-champs Senate at UNTV Cup elimination

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Best Player of the Game Jerry Lumongsod put up 17 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 3 steals together with co-awardee Darwin Cordero’s 20 points, 2 rebounds and 1 steal to lead the AFP in beating the former champion Senate Defenders on November 8, 2018 at the closing of the 1st round elimination of the League of Public Servants, UNTV Cup. (Frederick Alvior / Photoville International)

QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Two-time champion AFP Cavaliers prolonged their winning streak to five after downing the Senate Defenders at the end of the first-round eliminations of UNTV Cup Season 7 last Thursday.

The AFP banked on its tight defense plays to rout the season six champion by maintaining a five to nine-point advantage and controlling all game quarters.

The Cavaliers leaned on its cagers, Darwin Cordero and Jerry Lumongsod, who gave a total of 37 points after bucketing four three-point shots each in the last quarter. Cordero and Lumongsod were hailed as the best players of the game.

With five victories and zero defeats, the AFP still tops Group-A while Senate’s 3-2 win-loss record puts them in the third spot.

The Malacañang -PSC Kamao, meanwhile has stolen Group-B’s lead from the DA Food Masters after the latter received a beating in their match, 75-63.

Best players of the game, Visnu Das Javier and Eric Dela Cuesta led the Malacañang to victory with their combined 35-point finish.

The Ombudsman Graft Busters, on the other hand, bowed out of the charity league after their stinging loss against the NHA Builders, 94-57.

Jose Adolfo earned the best player of the game title after bucketing 17 points.

The NHA has now settled in the second Group-B ranking from the third place following its latest win. — Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue

THE SCORES

GAME 1: NHA defeats Ombudsman, 94-57.
Quarter Scores: 22-9, 45-29, 65-49, 94-57
NHA Builders
Box Scores: 94
A. Adolfo 17, J. Dizon 13, C. Torrente 12, J. Alastoy 8, W. Tibay 8, A. Lustestica 7, R. Tibay 7, J. Prado 7, M. Mercado 5, S. Crisostomo 5, J. Mahamud 4, M. Dizon 1
Ombudsman Graft Busters
Box Scores: 57
F. Palacio 18, A. Sanchez 10, E. Ojerio 9, R. Lumague 8, X. Malones 5, W. Romero 5, A. Lazo 2
Best Players of the Game: Adofo Jose Adolfo (17 points, 1 rebound)
GAME 2: Malacañang-PSC defeats Agriculture, 75-63.
Quarter Scores: 14-15, 30-35, 45-57, 75-63
Malacañang-PSC Kamao
Box Scores: 75
E. Dela Cuesta 22, V. Javier 13, M. Antonio 10, J. Jimenez 9, I. Garrido 9, J. Besa 4, A. Catipon 4, G. Gadong 2, R. Abalos 2
Department of Agriculture Food Masters
Box Scores: 63
E. Oreta 23, S. Silva 15, C. Dematera 14, M. Manigo 5, H. Fernandez 3, J. Comerciase 2, B. Mastelero 1
Best Players of the Game: Visnu Das Javier (13 points, 8 rebounds, 4 steals and 2 blocks) and Eric Dela Cuesta (22 points, 9 rebounds and 3 steals )
GAME 3: AFP defeats Senate, 76-70
Quarter Scores: 22-17, 35-29, 59-50, 76-70
AFP Cavaliers
Box Scores: 76
D. Cordero 20, J. Lumongsod 17, J. Quiambao 14, B. Bautista 10, E. Rosopa 9, W. Sergio 3, W. Casulla 2, R. Pascual 1
Senate Defenders
Box Scores: 70
J. Mangaran 15, R. Balboa 15, G. Sevilla 13, J. Sanders 8, M. Omega 6, R. Malaga 4, E. Villanueva 3, M. Legaspi 2, S. Marata 2, H. Ng 2
Best Players of the Game: Darwin Cordero (20 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steals) and Jerry Lumongsod (17 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 3 steals )

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AFP still unbeaten; Judiciary snaps losing streak at UNTV Cup

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

Best Players of the Game Vicente Evidor AFP #19 produced a total of 24 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 steal to go with co-awardee Boyet Bautista’s 6 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. (Charles Ember Paña / Photoville International)

Two-time champion AFP Cavaliers maintains its pristine record after routing the GSIS Furies, 93-87, in a match held on Sunday at the Pasig City Sports Center.

Best Players of the Game, Vicente Evidor and Boyet Bautista, led the AFP with their combined scores of 40 points and 9 rebounds.

This fourth victory earns the AFP a ticket to the second-round eliminations while the GSIS Furies bid farewell to this season after failing to win any of their games.

“Hopefully, magtuloy tuloy. It’s a long way to go. Syempre, hindi pa kailangang mag-relax,” AFP Cavaliers Coach CPL Cornelio “Sonny” Manucat said.

(Hopefully, our winning streak will continue. It’s a long way to go. Of course, we should not relax yet.)

The AFP is set to face the Season 6 champion Senate Defenders in a match on November 8, Thursday.

Two-time champion Judiciary Magis, meanwhile, finally barged into the win column after clobbering the Ombudsman Graft Busters, 104-65.

Richard Litonjua and Edu Mustre’s combined 24 points led the Judiciary to victory which has now climbed up in the rankings with one win and three losses.

“Itong huling ensayo namin, hard practice na kami, more on defense na kami dahil yun ang nagiging problema,” Judiciary Magis head coach said.

(Our last practice was a hard one, we practiced more on defense because that’s where we are lacking.)

The Judiciary is set to battle with PhilHealth Plus, who keeps two-two win-loss record, in a knockout game on Sunday.

The Ombudsman meanwhile will collide with the NHA Builders in a non-bearing game on November 8.

The rookie team PITC Global Traders also gained a bigger chance to advance to this season’s second round eliminations after defeating DOJ Boosters, 74-60.

Rod Vasaloo and Haddi Porto earned the Best Players of the Game title after bucketing 22 and 15 points, respectively.

“Kaya masaya kaming lahat dahil alam namin na this game is very important to the team. We promised Boss Dave [ Alamarinez] na pag-uwi nya may lalaruan pa sya na liga. So eto nag trabaho naman lahat,” PITC coach Victor Ycasiano said.

(We are happy because we know how important this game is. We promised Boss Dave Almarinez that when he returns he still has a league to play in. So, everyone worked hard for it.)

Meanwhile, DOJ Justice Boosters Coach Reynaldo Tomas Jr. said, “Back breaker talaga yung dalawang tres ng (PITC) imbes na apat na lang yung lamang nila naging sampu agad, eh. So kahit papaano nakakabawas ng moral yun…kaya hindi na namin kinaya noong huli.”

(The 2 consecutive three-pointers of PITC were back breakers. Instead of catching up only 4 points, it ballooned to 10 points. It was quite demoralizing; we failed to recover.) — Bernard Dadis / UNTV News & Rescue

 

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PNP snaps Senate’s winning streak at UNTV Cup 7

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, October 22nd, 2018

PNP Responders’ defense were able to limit Senate Defenders’ main gunners Jeff Sanders and Garri Sevilla to just 13 points combined. (Russell Julio / Photoville International)

 

Games on Sunday, October 28

2PM – Judiciary vs Ombudsman
3:30PM – PITC vs DOJ
5PM – AFP vs GSIS

Venue: Pasig City Sports Center

 

The Senate’s three-game winning streak snaps Sunday after the Defenders fell to PNP Responders, 60-59, in a heart-thundering game at the Pasig City Sports Center.

Allan Omiping’s three-point shot in the last minute and 60 seconds of the ball game lifted the PNP to victory. Omiping also contributed 16 points to the game, but Anton Tolentino’s 15-point finish with two rebounds and steals and one assist earned him the best player of the game title for the second time.

The Responders also dominated all quarters after blocking the Defenders’ maneuvers.

“Inensayo talaga namin ung depensa namin. So yung mga guys di tumigil dumepensa, naging compose that’s why we get the win,” PNP Responders Head Coach Harold Sta. Cruz said.

(We really practiced our defense. So, the guys didn’t stop on defending, they were composed that’s why we get the win.)

The DA Food Masters, meanwhile, keep their share of Group-B lead by downing the two-time champion Judiciary Magis, 106-78.

Christian Dematera snagged the Best Player of the Game award after bucketing 28 points with four rebounds, one assist and a steal.

This is Food Masters’ third straight win while the Magis are yet to snag their first victory of the season.

“Kulang namin depensa, eh. Kung makikita mo yung mga kalaban namin, parang tira lang ng tira sa labas. Ah, di nagkaroon ng pag-uusap sa loob,” Judiciary Magis Coach Joey Yabut said.

(We lacked defense. Our opponents were just shooting freely from the outside. Internal communication was missing.)

“Credit ito ng mga players. Sila sila mismo gusto manalo. So, ginawa namin yung game plan namin,” DA Food Master Coach Zaldy Realubit said.

(Credit goes to our players. They really wanted to win. So we just executed our game plan.)

Rookie team PITC Global Traders, meanwhile, successfully barged into the win column after smothering the GSIS Furies, 94-61.

Rod Savallo and Luis Lopez led the PITC by exploding a combined 28 points aside from grabbing 20 rebounds in the tournament.

PITC Coach Victor Ycasiano attributes their win to a well-thought out plan and teamwork.

“Yung game plan namin nagawa namin. We have to run… sabi nga namin at the same time we hit our basket,” PITC Global Traders Coach Victor Ycasiano said.

“Talagang hindi naging maganda yung preparation namin this coming weekend,” GSIS Furies Playing Coach Rene Boy Banzali said.

(Our preparation for this game were awful, really.) — Bernard Dadis  / UNTV News & Rescue

 

THE SCORES: 

GAME 1: PITC defeats GSIS, 94-61.

Quarter Scores: 19-17, 46-34, 71-45, 94-61

PITC Global Traders
Box Scores: 94
R. Vasallo 18, H. Porto 16, M. Gecale 14, R. Regalado 13, L. Lopez 10, A. Taplah 9, M. Juan 7, M. Macabasco 5, K. Tibayan 2

GSIS Furies
Box Scores: 61
K. Ilano 10, M. Nuyana 10, A. Martinez 9, D. Bunyi 7, A. Cuevas 6, T. Gementera 6, A. Sunga 3, R. Banzali 3, J. Abugan 3, B. Flores 2, T. Herenandez 2

BEST PLAYERS OF THE GAME: Rod Vasallo (18 pts, 8 rebs, 3 asts, 4 stl, 2 blk) and Luis Lopez (10 pts, 12 rebs, 2 asts, 1 stl, 3 blk)

GAME 2: Agriculture defeats Judiciary, 106-78.

Quarter Scores: 19-19, 41-40, 67-57, 106-78

Department of Agriculture Food Masters
Box Scores: 106
C. Dematera 28, H. Fernandez 18, M. Manigo 17, J. Comerciase 14, E. Oreta 12, S. Silva 10, M. Mangrobang 5, I. Hassan 2,

Judiciary Magis
Box Scores: 78
C. Tolomia 22, C. Camaso 12, J. Serrano 10, C. Roma 8, R. Chua 7, J. Rabino 5, R. Malinao 4, J. Montesa 3, F. Salamat 3, H.Bergonio 2, R. Litonjua 2

BEST PLAYER OF THE GAME: Christian Dematera (28 pts, 4 rebs, 1 asts, 1 stl, 0 blk)

GAME 3: PNP defeats Senate, 60-59.

Quarter Scores: 19-14, 32-28, 46-44, 60-59

PNP Responders
Box Scores: 60
O. Omiping 16, A. Tolentino 15, C. Santiago 8, J. Cabahug 5, J. Saracho 5, R. Abaya 4, J. Misola 4, R. Cabrera 2, J. Criste 1

Senate Defenders
Box Scores: 59
J. Mangaran 11, J. Sanders 10, M. Legaspi 9, R. Balboa 7, J. Angara 6, R. Malaga 5, M. Omega 4, R. Endaya 4, G. Sevilla 3

BEST PLAYER OF THE GAME: Anton Tolentino (15 pts, 2 rebs, 1 asts, 2 stl, 0 blk)

GROUP A: AFP (3-0), Senate (3-1), PNP (2-2), DOJ (1-2), PITC (1-3), GSIS (1-3)

GROUP B: NHA (3-0), Agriculture (3-1), Malacañang-PSC (2-1), PhilHealth (2-2), Judiciary (0-3), Ombudsman (0-3)

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