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Malacañang Kamao, PNP Responders: Final face off for charity at UNTV Cup 5 Finals rubber match

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, March 20th, 2017

UNTV Cup Season 5 Finals Game 2 last March 14, 2017 at Smart-Areneta Coliseum(Marlon Bonajos/ Photoville International)

UNTV Cup Season 5 Finals Game 2 last March 14, 2017 at Smart-Areneta Coliseum (Marlon Bonajos/ Photoville International)

PHILIPPINES — The last game of the best of three finals draws near.  Both teams will take the last stand to determine who will bring home the UNTV Cup Season 5 championship trophy and the top prize, as Season 3 runner-up PNP Responders face the Malacañang Kamao at Smart-Araneta Coliseum at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21.

The team who will emerge victorious will bring home P4,000,000 while P2,000,000 for the 2nd placer all for their chosen charity or beneficiaries.

Malacañang Kamao has chosen a group of cancer patients and Millennium Sports Support System Association Incorporated while PNP Responders pick Police Community Relations Group “Drug Rehabilitation Program” respectively.

As PNP is very eager to capture the ever elusive UNTV Cup title on their 4th try, so is Malacañang on its 2nd chance.

In Game 1, Malacañang Kamao defeated the PNP Responders with final scores 82-81, while the PNP Responders bounced back in game 2 beating the Malacañang team with final scores 67-61.

Malacañang Kamao admit they were not able to show their play in game 2 due to the tight defense showed by the PNP Responders. That is why in Game 3, the Kamao team will recuperate and show their fierceness.

Kamao’s Gonzales said, “Totoo yan, I give credit also doon sa depense ng PNP medyo na off talaga yung rhythm namin and they have a good game plan.”

(That’s true. I give credit to the PNP team’s defense. Their defense made us off rhythm, and they had a good game plan.)

With PNP’s intense defense in Game 2, the two best players of the game in game 1, Christian Luanzon, who made 29 points (in game 1) made only 15 points (in game 2), while Eric dela Cuesta, who made 23 points (in game 1) made only 1 point (in game 2).

“Siguro ang isa sa mga biggest adjustment na gagawin ko is we need to share the ball more. Siguro yung touches namin as much as possible kung sino yung mga naglalarong lima sa loob kailangan magkaroon ng touches, magkaroon ng opportunity kasi nagiging predictible kami masyado, eh. Maganda yung coverage nila kay Luanzon, maganda yung coverage nila specially kay Dela Cuesta.”

(Perhaps one of the biggest adjustments I will do is, we need to share the ball more. Perhaps the touches, as much as possible, the five players on the court must have touches and have opportunities because we have become too predictable. Their coverage on Christian Luanzon, especially on Eric Dela Cuesta, was good.)

Coach Louie Gonzales said that in game 3 they will exert all their effort to claim the championship.

“Sa tingin ko kailangan talaga, if we want to get the championship, we have to do good on both offensive and defensive, alam naman natin is a Game 3 closing out. Ang team na nanalo diyan madalas yung maglalaro as a team. It’s not kung sino yung malakas o sino mahina, pero kung sino yung magkakaisa, kung sino yung magtutulungan, kung sino yung magtatrabaho, yan madalas ang mga pinapalad”.

(I think we need to if we really want to get the championship. We have to do good on both offense and defense. We know that is a game 3 closing out. The team that wins in game 3 is usually the team that plays as a team. It’s not who’s strong or who’s weak, but who is united, helps one another and works hard for it — that’s the team that usually wins.)

Fans and audiences are going to witness an action-packed basketball game this Tuesday at Araneta as both teams are expected to play all out for this last game. This will reveal who wants it more for their chosen beneficiaries.

Meanwhile, in Game 3, the Most Valuable Player Finals will be named.

UNTV Cup Finals Game 3 entertainment will be provided by Kakai Bautista and Tawag ng Tanghalan finalists Marielle Montellano, Rachel Gabreza, Gidget Dela Llana, Karl Malone Montecido and Jex De Castro.

There will be a delayed telecast of the game at UNTV by 9PM. —  Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue

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DOJ must win vs Senate on UNTV Cup, Sunday

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

Senior Assistant City Prosecutor Atty. Nonilon Tagalicud (#17) in action during the game between the DOJ Justice Boosters and AFP Cavaliers on June 17, 2018, at the Pasig City Sports Center for the elimination round of the #UNTVCupOffSeason Executive Faceoff. Atty. Tagalicud was hailed as the Best Player of the Game for leading the team to victory with a commanding 21 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal. (Jaycee Costales / Photoville International)

 

Games on Sunday, June 24

2pm Judiciary vs GSIS
3:30pm Senate vs DOJ
5pm AFP vs Malacañang-PSC

Venue: Pasig City Sports Center

DOJ Justice Boosters rev up its armaments as it gears up against Senate Sentinels in the second game of UNTV Cup Executive Face-off tripleheader on Sunday, 3:30 PM at the Pasig City Sports Center.

DOJ Head Coach Noli Mejo said they remain determined in winning their last two games in the elimination round to advance to the offseason playoffs along with the top 3 teams.

Justice Boosters currently hold 2 wins and 3 loss record.

Coach Mejo said, “We need to win against the Senate and Malacañang-PSC to advance to the final four. We will probably improve our trapping defense and half-court defense.”

The Sentinels meanwhile are raring to add more wins to their current 3-2 record, hoping for the return of their ace players, Senators Joel Villanueva and Sonny Angara who missed the games last week due to injury.

Sentinels Coach Mike Fermin said, “They said they can’t play this game and then in the next two games they will give everything. We really need to win the last two games to get to the final four.”

DOJ-Senate clash will come after Judiciary Magis and GSIS Thunder Furies’ face off at 2 pm while main game presents the battle between AFP Cavaliers and Malacañang-PSC-Kamao around 5 pm. — UNTV News & Rescue

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Rescue groups gear up for first-ever UNTV Rescue competition

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, June 22nd, 2018

 

MANILA, Philippines — For the third time, UNTV will hold a rescue summit to be participated by rescuers from different regions in the country.

The summit this July 11 will be different as it will open a competition for the most skilled and fastest-rescue teams that can respond to various scenarios, especially the Big One or a major earthquake.

“Kung dito nga naman mangyayari yun (major earthquake), we cannot expect na taga-dito pa rin. Tayo-tayo pa rin ang magtutulungan regarding that. We have to depend on the help from outside,” said BMPI-UNTV  Vice President for admin and external affairs Gerry Panghulan.

(If the ‘Big One’ hits us, we cannot expect help to come from here also. We have to help each other regarding that. We have to depend on help from outside.)

UNTV Rescue Summit is among the public service projects spearheaded by BMPI-UNTV President and CEO Daniel Razon, who also pioneered the rescue training effort for its news reporters and personnel.

Major cash prizes await the winning rescue groups apart from the experience and opportunity to improve their abilities.

“Alam mo naman si Kuya Daniel pag nag-isip ng proyekto lagi gusto niya kasi ma-improve ang capabilities ng mga team na sasali para sa kanila rin,” said Panghulan.

(You know how Kuya Daniel thinks. When he comes up with a project, he wants to make sure that the capabilities of participating teams will also improve. It’s for their own good.)

But even without monetary incentives, participating rescue teams view the event as essential in enhancing their skills and knowledge in saving lives.

“Kasi dito, hindi po ang kompetisyon ang tinitignan naming kundi yung mga natutunan po namin. Mas marami kami natutunan tsaka yung camaraderie na nakikilala namin mga kapwa namin rescuers. Mas mabilis response namin,” said PDRRMO Nueva Vizcaya training head  Jennelyn Hernandez.

(We’re not looking to win the competition but rather what we can learn from it. We learn a lot and we enjoy the  camaraderie as we get to know our fellow rescuers.  We respond faster now.)

“Napakahalaga ng ginagawa ng UNTV ngayon lalo na sa aming mga responders upang mas lalo kami matuto o di kaya’y mas lalo kaming maging ready pagdumating ang the Big One,” said PDRRMO Isabela training head Robert Umoso.

(UNTV’s initiatives are so valuable especially in training responders to be more alert when the Big One comes.)  — Mon Jocson | UNTV News & Rescue

 

 

 

 

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Wishcovery’s Wishful 5 marks ‘historic’ album launch

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

(L-R) BMPI Events Head Bobby Delos Santos, Star Music Audio Content Head Jonathan Manalo,
Wishcovery’s resident reactor Jungee Marcelo, Star Cinema executive Roxy Liquigan, BMPI CEO and President Kuya Daniel Razon, Wishful Ace, Carmela, Louie Anne, Kimberly, Princess, VP for TV and Marketing Jay Eusebio, VP for Radio Bong Etorma at Wishful Journey Album Launch Concert held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on June 19, 2018. (PVI/Paul Junel Aquino)

 

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – There is no stopping Wishcovery’s Wishful 5 – Ace Bartolome, Carmela Ariola, Louie Anne Culala, Kimberly Baluzo and grand champion Princess Sevillena – from achieving their dreams as they mark the very first in the music history’s album launch record.

Award-winning Music Producer Junjee Marcelo and Star Music Audio and Content Head Jonathan Manalo both agreed that the Wishful 5’s album launch was indeed “historical.”

A total of 15,000 units of the group’s “Wishful Journey” album were sold out in a matter of hours on Monday, June 18, which accorded them both a gold and platinum award. According to Manalo, it was rare for a new group of artists to receive such overwhelming support from fans.

“First time na talagang for a new artist, sa isang baguhang grupo ng artist na ganoon karami at ganoon kahaba iyong pila. Sobra talagang natutuwa ako na iyong supporters nila talagang sobrang loyal at talagang pinilahan…First day nag- gold, nag- platinum agad and first time nangyari iyon sa history,” exclaimed Manalo.

The Philippine Association of the Record Industry Inc. (PARI Inc.) considers an album a gold record if it reaches 7,500 units of sales mark and platinum if it reaches the 15,000 unit sales mark.

The gold and platinum awards were given to the Wishful 5 during their successful “Wishful Journey” concert at the Big Dome on Tuesday, June 20.

Meanwhile, music veteran Junjee Marcelo considers it a great honor to be part of the Wishful 5’s songwriting team and have a hand in the five artists’ training, seeing their exceptional potential.

“I have no words. Ibang level talaga. Iyong ma- appreciate iyong ginawa mo, one thing iyon. Pero para ma- appreciate ng nakararami iyong ginawa mo ay sobrang blessing iyon. It can only happen because the LORD made it happen,” he said.

Kuya Daniel Razon, the innovator behind Wish 107.5, expressed his gratitude to the Lord for the record sales and for the success of the Wishful Journey concert.

“One day platinum, one day gold, kasi magkasama na…Maraming salamat sa inyong lahat na sumuporta sa Wishful 5. Una ang ating laging pasasalamat sa Panginoon sa lahat ng Kaniyang kabutihan…Sa mga hindi natin ine-expect pero ipinagkakaloob Niya pa rin,” he said.

Junjee, meanwhile, commended Kuya Daniel for the success of the project and hopes for more to come from Wish FM.

“Si Kuya Daniel na laging mahirap sundan iyong mga ideya dahil laging trail blazer. I just want to tell you personally Kuya Daniel na don’t ever stop doing those things kasi it really blesses a lot of people. People who really need a break. People na katulad namin who are looking for talents and nagawa lahat iyan nitong buong experience na ito,” he concluded. – Aiko Miguel / Marje Pelayo

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