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    PCA: Cutting of coconut trees, banned

    by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

    Coconut tree plantation as captured by UNTV drone.

     

    The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) has discovered that monitoring of permit for coco tree cutting activities in the country has become ineffective.

    For this, a moratorium or the prohibition of cutting down coco trees will be in effect on January 3 and will last for three months.

    PCA administrator Billy Andal said several PCA officials had been negligent in issuing cutting permits, mostly in Quezon Province.

    “For example the 20 trees that they applied for cutting supposedly due to maturity, there is no actual checking if there are really cutting trees in the area. The permits were eventually used to cut other trees located in where they want to cut,” Andal said.

    However, moratorium excludes areas devastated by the typhoon wherein, around 300 thousand coconut trees were damaged, such as in the Bicol area.

    Areas infested by cocolisap are also not included under the memorandum for the reason that some trees need to be cut to control the infestation.

    There are about 340 million coconut trees in the country and 20% of them are subject for cutting due to maturity. — Rey Pelayo | UNTV News and Rescue

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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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    NHA Builders defeat Judiciary Magis for the first time

    by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, October 9th, 2017

    Judiciary Magis’ Vincent John Puno (#10) and Don Camaso (#4) tries to block the shot of NHA Builders’ Jessie Alastoy (#33) during the elimination round of UNTV Cup Season 6 on October 8, 2017 at the Pasig City Sports Center. (Rommel Flores / Photoville International)

    MANILA, Philippines — For the first time since they joined the UNTV Cup, the NHA Builders defeated the two-time champion Judiciary Magis last Sunday with the final score 95-87.

    This is why the Builders are so happy.

    Coach Bennet Palad said, “Actually, sabi ko hindi tayo mananalo kung kanya-kanya. Kasi kung kanya-kanya tayo, ma-open tayo, mag e-errors. Ngayon sabi ko magtulungan lalo na yung Tolomia , yung Camaso. So kung hindi mo tao yun at libre kailangan mo puntahan yun. So it’s more team effort kami ngayon at yung puso nila ngayon hindi sila bumigay.”

    (Actually, I told them that we cannot win if we don’t work together. We will be open to errors if the players don’t play as a team. I told them, we must help in guarding them, especially, Chester Tolomia and Don Camaso. Even if they are not assigned to you, you should also help in containing them. Now, it’s more of team effort and their hearts didn’t falter.)

    Meanwhile Coach Joey Yabut of Judiciary Magis expressed, “Unang una naging problema namin yung depensa, yung tao-tao kasi nakakalusot sila. Saka yung transition offense nila, doon kami medyo nahirapan sa kanila, yung takbuhan.”

    (Firstly, we had problems with our defense. Our man-to-man defense was not that effective. Their transition offense really punished us.)

    In the beginning of the battle, the Magis dropped three consecutive three-pointers from Warrane Ybanez, Don Camaso and Chester Tolomia for them to be ahead in the first quarter 23-20.

    But the NHA Builders did not back down, they quickly took the lead early in the second quarter, 28-25. And they managed to maintain the momentum to their favor until the end of the 2nd period, 46-38.

    NHA’s lead reached 14 points but Judiciary was able to narrow down the gap to 6 points.

    In the last period, the Magis had a 7-0 run to take the lead of the game, 69-68.

    They even held the lead until 74-71, after a three-point shot from Chester Tolomia.

    But NHA was quick to recover. Former MVP Antonio Lustestica Jr. responded with three consecutive field goals from the rainbow country.

    Then on, the Builders controlled the momentum for the rest of the game.

    Lustestica (25pts) and John Derrick Dizon (18pts) were both hailed as the best player of the game.

    While Chester Tolomia (25pts), W. Ybanez (17pts), C. Camaso (16pts) led the Judiciary Magis.

    Earlier in the tripleheader, Malacanan-PSC Kamao listed their 2nd win of the season by defeating the DOJ Justice Boosters, 91-75.

    In the other game, Senate Defenders claimed their first win after giving the BFP Firefighters their 2nd loss in the final score, 88-81. — Bernard Dadis / UNTV New & Rescue

    Game 1: 
    Malacañang-PSC Kamao (91) — E. Dela Cuesta 20, I. Garrido 16, N. Javier 13, G. Gadong 9, J. Besa 9, V. Javier 8, J. Jimenez 8, R. Abalos 6, J. Magadia 2
    DOJ Justice Boosters (75) — E. Mabazza 24, J. Lopez 15, P. Butel 11, P. Reguera 10, C. Borile 4, M. San Juan 4, C. Tagle 3, A. Vitero 2, J. Polican 2
    Game 2: 
    NHA Builders (95) — A. Vitug 24, A. Lustestica 22, J. Dizon 18, C. Santos 11, M. Mercado 10, W. Tibay 7, J. Alastoy 3
    Judiciary Magis (87) — C. Tolomia 25, W. Ybanez 17, C. Camaso 16, J. Rabino 8, F. Salamat 7, R. Chua 6, J. Norbe 4, V. Puno 2, R. Paras 2
    Game 3: 
    Senate Defenders (88) — M. Legaspi 23, J. Mangaran 15, J. Sanders 12, M. Omega 8, H. Ng 8, S. Marata 7, R. Malaga 6, R. Balboa 4, C. Andaya 3, R. Golding 2
    BFP Firefighters (81) — G. Malabanan 22, R. Wainwright 13, J. Jayona 12, K. Amores 10, J. Egea 8, R. Sibal 6, R. Namia 6, R. Molina 2, D. Macato 2

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    BFP-Senate duel banners on UNTV Cup triple-header this Sunday

    by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, October 6th, 2017

    (Left-Right) Senate Defender’s Sonny Angara and BFP Firefighters’ Gilbert Malabanan (Photoville International)

    
    
    Games Sunday
    
    Game 1: 2:00pm — Malacañang vs. DOJ
    Game 2: 3:30pm — NHA vs. Judiciary
    Game 3: 5:00pm — BFP vs. Senate
    Venue: Pasig City Sports Center
    
    

    Despite suffering a loss against PNP Responders in this season’s opening game, the BFP Firefighters is ready to prove it is a team to beat in the league of public servants.

    “Kailangan naming ipakita na we are really a strong team. Dadagdagan pa namin ang mga effort namin. At siyempre lack of conditioning pa kami, medyo kaunting conditioning pa kami para maka-cope up kami sa mga kalaban namin. Unang target namin is makapasok kami sa Final 4,” BFP coach said.

    (We need to show that we are really a strong team. We need to increase our efforts. We are still lacking in conditioning so we need to be conditioned more to be able to cope with our opponents. Our first target is to make it to the Final 4.)

    The camp of playing coach Gilbert Malabanan will use its firepower which includes Fil-Am ex-pro player Robert Wainwright (who is making his debut this season), seasoned big man fire trainee Kurt Amores and point guard Fire Officer 1 Julius Jayona.

    The Firefighters will display intensified action against the Senate Defenders led by Senators Sonny Angara, Joel Villanueva, Bam Aquino and Manny Pacquiao.

    The Defenders’ shooters also include Deputy Secretary for Administration Commission on Appointments Joey Flaminiano and Director General Ronald Golding.

    The Senate team, managed by Senator Ralph Recto, now has on its side Jeffry Sanders, who is expected to pump up the team together with power player Marlon Legaspi.

    Watch the Firefighters-Defenders UNTV Cup battle live on Sunday, 5:00 in the afternoon emanating from Pasig City Sports Center with live streaming via untvweb.com. — Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue

     

     

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