P1.5 million cash prize, naihandog na ng Cavaliers sa AFP General HQ

admin   •   July 31, 2014   •   4104

Ang pag-turnover ng AFP Cavaliers ng P1.5M UNTV Cup Season 2 champion cash prize sa AFP-EBSO o ang scholarship foundation ng AFP para sa mga anak ng sundalong namatay o nabaldado sa labanan. Ang naturang event ay dinaluhan mismo ni
AFP Chief of Staff General Gregorio Pio Catapang, Lt. Gen. Virgilio Domingo ng AFP-EBSO at ng Team AFP Cavaliers sa pangunguna ni Head Coach Col. Alfredo Cayco. (UNTV News)

MANILA, Philippines — Iprinesenta na ng AFP Cavaliers sa AFP General Headquarters sa Camp Aguinaldo ang napanalunan nito sa UNTV Cup season 2.

Tinanggap ni AFP Chief of Staff General Gregorio Pio Catapang ang tseke na nagkakahalaga ng P1.5 million.

Inihandog naman ng heneral ang tseke sa AFP Educational Benefit System Office na siyang chosen beneficiary ng Team AFP.

Ayon kay Lt. Gen. Virgilio Domingo ng AFP-EBSO, malaking tulong ang halagang naibigay ng UNTV upang masuportahan ang pag-aaral ng mga naulila ng mga sundalo.

“Hindi rin naman ganun kalaki ang sweldo ng isang sundalo so yung iba nasusugatan at meron sinasawimpalad na mamamatay. Itong halagang ito na 1.5 million pesos ay malaking bagay ito para sa mga anak ng ating kasundaluhan. Maraming salamat sa UNTV sa pabuya o premyo na ibinigay nila sa aming basketball players.”

Sa kasalukuyan ay mayroong 4,322 ang enrolled sa scholarship program ng AFP-EBSO sa buong kapuluan. Isa dito si Cayner Curitana, anak ng isang army na nasawi habang gumaganap ng tungkulin.

Sa pamamagitan ng AFP EBSO, nakakapagpatuloy sya sa pag-aaral at kasalukuyang architecture student sa isang unibersidad sa Maynila.

Kwento ni Cayner, “Namatay siya sa service noong 7 years old po ako. Devastated po family naming noon. Hindi ko po ma-imagine may gantong program sa mga anak ng sundalo. Luckily po sa tulong po ng UNTV Cup, mas mapagpapatuloy pa pag-aaral ng mga anak ng sundalo.”

Dagdag pa nito, “Kuya Daniel, maraming maraming salamat po kasi sobrang laking tulong po nito kasi yung AFP-EBSO po. Mas marami pa pong mapag-aaral na mga anak ng sundalo gaya ko.”

Bagamat hindi napunta sa mga player ng Cavaliers ang cash prize, buong puso silang nakipaglaban sa loob ng hard court upang magkaroon ng bahagi sa scholarship foundation ng AFP.

“Nagpapasalamat kami kay Kuya Daniel Razon sa programang inilunsad niya na basketball Cup. Si CS (AFP Chief of Staff General Gregorio Pio Catapang) talagang sumusuporta sa amin yan. Sa suporta niya nagkaroon kami ng mga rubber shoes. Ngayong Season 3 gagawin namin ang magagawa namin para makuha uli ang championship,” pahayag ni Team AFP Cavaliers Head Coach Col. Alfredo Cayco (PAF).

Binigyang pagkilala naman ng bagong talagang Chief of Staff ang AFP Cavaliers para sa karangalang dinala nito sa
Sandatahang Lakas.

Mensahe nito sa team, idepensa ang hawak na titulo alang-alang sa kanilang mga benipisaryo.

“Of course, natutuwa ako dahil nanalo tayo sa Championship. Siguro mag-relax muna and then after that they can start practicing again so that they will win back to back win for the next season,” pahayag pa ni Catapang. (Bernard Dadis / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

DPWH, DND inaugurate hospital facility, barracks at Camp Aguinaldo

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 17, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) with the Department of National Defense (DND) on Thursday (June 17) inaugurated the new military facilities at Camp Aguinaldo.

DPWH Secretary Mark Villar with DND Secretary Delfin Lorenzana led the inauguration and handover ceremony of a four-storey male and female enlisted personnel barracks building and two-storey hospital facility at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo Station Hospital.

The P63.7 million barracks facility will provide enlisted military personnel a safe and secure accommodation or billeting place for troops essential to mission accomplishment. Meanwhile, the hospital facility has 25 beds for emergency services and inpatient care as well as pharmacy, in-house laboratory, and imaging.

The hospital will also be used as the primary health care facility of Camp Aguinaldo for officers, enlisted personnel, civilian human resource.

Secretary Villar said that being in the frontline in protecting the country, the two departments want nothing but the best for the armed forces. AAC

DENR Warriors make UNTV Cup history, wins championship

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 10, 2020

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Warriors made UNTV Cup history after winning the championship on Monday (March 9).

The DENR Warriors defeated the previous champion Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Cavaliers in a best-of-three series of the UNTV Cup Season 8.

The rookie team dominated in the first and second game of the series. The AFP Cavaliers did not back down in fighting for the championship but the DENR Warriors were relentless in securing their first championship.

Game 2 ended with the finals score of 99-91.

DENR Warrior coach Norlito Eneran expressed his gratitude to the DENR Warrior players for their sacrifices.

“Nagpapasalamat ako sa mga players, coaching staff talagang ang dami nilang sakripisyo para rito. Hindi biro ang ginawa namin, (I am thankful to the players and coaching staff, they sacrificed a lot for this. What we did was no joke),” he said.

Ed Rivera of the DENR Warriors is the most valuable player for his boldness in the court, scoring a total of 24 points, 4 rebounds, and 1 block. Meanwhile, Ralp Lansang secured 22 points for the DENR, Ryan Abanes and Archie Gamboa scored 20 and 11 ponts, respectively.

For the AFP Cavaliers, Boyet Bautista scored 29 points followed by Romeo Almerol with 17 points and Jerry Lumongsod scored 15 points.

The DENR Warriors will receive P4 million for their chosen charity, the Environmental Heroes Foundation Incorporated. Meanwhile the AFP Cavaliers won P2 million for AFP Educational Benefits System Office.

UNTV Cup Season 8 will give a total of P10 million to various institutions and their chosen charities.—AAC (with reports from Bernard Dadis)

DENR Warriors rout AFP Cavaliers in Game 1 of UNTV Cup title series

Robie de Guzman   •   March 2, 2020

DENR Point Guard Arturo Atablanco drives while AFP Point Guard Boyet Bautista looks for a chance to steal the ball.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Warriors are now on the cusp of winning the UNTV Cup Season 8 title after routing the defending champion Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Cavaliers, 90-73, in Game 1 of their best-of-three championship series on Sunday at Paco Arena in Manila.

Warriors dominated the ball game from the first quarter and successfully thwarted attempts by the Cavaliers to block their shots in the third quarter.

In the last quarter, the seasoned Cavaliers still tried to pump in more points with top players Romeo Almerol, Darwin Cordero and Jerry Lumongsod.

But the rookie team Warriors, led by Coach Norlito Eneran, defended tightly and rotated the ball so well that it posted impressive scores from the field to finish the game in double digits.

DENR’s Ralph Lansang and Ryan Abanes were picked as best players of the game after scoring 20 and 14 points, respectively.

Ed Rivera added 15 points to DENR’s score while Desederio Ayson Jr. provided 14 points and Melvin Bangal with 13 points.

DENR’s tough defense to AFP Cavalier’s gunners was key to beating the defending champ at Game 1

Coach Eneran admitted the team had to work doubly hard in order to clinch the title on their first try against the veteran Cavaliers in the event organized by UNTV President and CEO Daniel Razon for public servants.  

“Ang sikreto ko itong nasa likod ko, yung mga coaching staff talagang pinagtrabahuhan nila ito. Nag-isip kami, nag-analyze paano tatalunin ang Champion na AFP. Talagang hirap, sakripisyo,” Eneran said.

The team was also boosted by the support from their colleagues at the DENR, led by Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu and other top officials.

“I’m very happy because aside from giving service to the people especially sa ating different departments, we are Department of Natural and Resources. We are providing the service to people, now we would like to entertain with this basketball, so maraming salamat kay Mr. Daniel Razon,” Cimatu said in the sidelines of the ballgame.

“Nag-paid off ang sakripisyo namin… Palagay ko, the biggest factor is ‘yung suporta ng departamento. You see all these people, kahit hindi ka panalo enough na eh. ‘Yung exposure na ibinigay ng UNTV, nakikita na we are doing something for Manila Bay yun na po yun, panalo na po yun,” Environment Undersecretary Ernesto Adobo said.

The Warriors aim to complete a series sweep as they go against the Cavaliers for another game on Monday, March 9 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The Game 2 will reveal whether the rookie team will take home this season’s title or the Cavaliers will be able to force a do-or-die Game 3. – RRD (with details from Correspondent Bernard Dadis)

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