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PNP downs GSIS; maintains lead at UNTV Cup Executive Face Off

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

PSupt. Voltair Rivera tries to block the shot of his GSIS opponent. (Fred Alvior / Photoville International)


Team PNP Responders maintained their lead in the ongoing UNTV Cup Off Season Executive Face Off eliminations after strafing down GSIS Thunder Furies, 98-50 on Sunday.

Though GSIS claimed a three-point lead in the first quarter, PNP retaliated with 26 to zero run in the second quarter paralyzing GSIS cagers until the final buzzer sounded.

But despite suffering loss, Thunder Furies remained in high spirits because the players showed great improvement compared to their debut game.

GSIS Head Coach Reneboy Banzali said, “Talagang minotivate ko sila, saka sa practice talagang binigay nila sa akin as headcoach magalit kong magalit na daw ako para sumunod sila. Kaya noong practice namin nitong linggo na ito talagang hinard ko sila tapos yung press break namin yun effective kaya maganda first quarter namin.”

(I really motivated them. Also during practice, they entrusted the helm to me as head coach and encouraged me to  be more assertive so that they will follow what I say. So, during our practice this week, I really pushed them hard with the press break so it was effective. We had a good first quarter.)

PNP Responders Head Coach Alfred Suarez said, “Enjoy the game, don’t treat this game lightly.  Kung ano yung nilalaro natin tuloy-tuloy lang. Isipin natin malakas ang GSIS kaya tuloy tuloy lang ang game.”

(Enjoy the game, don’t treat this game lightly, just maintain your plays and think of GSIS as a formidable force then continue with the game.)

PSupt Anthony Padua and PSupt Ieneo Dalogdog are the best players of the game after finishing combined 30 points.

Meanwhile, Atty. Armando Sanchez Jr. and Director Nikki Laure led the Ombudsman Graft Busters in clinching their second victory after narrowly clipping DOJ Justice Busters in the second game, 69-61.

Sanchez and Laure are the best players of the game after scoring 22 and 16 points, respectively.

Graft Busters attributed their win to its 11-man line up which is higher than their previous games.

Ombudsman Coach Ricky Alcantara said, “Yung depensa namin saka yung addition ni Rafael, malaking bagay dahil lumuwag yung Bigman ko. As well as si Laure nakapag-wing sya so malaking bagay… saka yung conditioning namin talaga… nasustain namin yung game. Saka pangalawa nakapagahinga kami dahil nga lumalim ang rotation ng player.”

“Our defense and with Rafael which is a great addition because it helped my big man as well as Laure was able to wing it and our conditioning also so we were able to sustain the game. Secondly, we were able to rest because of the rotation of players.”

DOJ Coach John Agbayani Jr said, “Kinapos lang kami sa depensa kanina, pero yung sa opensa naman namin medyo sumasabay naman.”

(We were not able to sustain our defense earlier but our offense tactics were okay.)

Judiciary Magis, meanwhile, tallied a 3-1 win loss record after blocking Malacañang-PSC Kamao from snagging the elusive victory in the main game, 81-41.

Joey Yabut and Judge Gerard Manuel Tomacruz are the best players of the game bucketing respective 19 and 14 points.

“Siyempre yung pagkatalo namin sa PNP nagising yung team. Yung huling ensayo namin panay hard practice, more on defense. Kasi tinalo kami sa noong PNP medyo lapsed yung defense namin.”

(Of course, our defeat against PNP was a wake up call for the team. In our last practice, it was a hard practice, more on defense. The PNP defeated us because of our defense lapses.)

Malacañang-PSC Kamao and GSIS Thunder Furies will both be facing elimination if they continue to remain at the bottom of the standings. — Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue



GAME 1: PNP defeats GSIS, 98-50

Quarter Scores:20-23,48-30,69-37, 98-50

PNP Responders
Box Scores: 90
J. De Mesa 16, A. Padua 15, I. Dalogdalog 15, P. Philips 13, I. Dickson 13, V. Rivera 9, R. Dimaya 4, E. Gonzales 4, R. Sumalde 3, R. Cejas 2, J. Aguillon 2, P. Limbauan 2

GSIS Thunder Furies
Box Scores: 50
R. De Luna 20, L. Casio 8, J. Jaro 5, R. Manuel 4, R. Defeo 3, R. Curiba 3, P. Flores 3, J. Pineda 2, R. Abarintos 2

GAME 2: Ombudsman defeats DOJ, 69-61

Quarter Scores: 18-9, 31-26, 44-40, 69-61

Ombudsman Graft Busters
Box Scores: 69
A. Sanchez 22, Q. Laure 16, R. Sadsad 12, J. Espinal 10, A. Tamano 4, A. Almojuela 3, A. Atienza 2

DOJ Justice Boosters
Box Scores: 61
R. Munsayac 18, C. Guhit 15, J. Gernale 12, D. Africa 4, R. Aguto 4, R. Tomas 4, V. Villena 2, J. Gaurano 1, C. Garvida 1

GAME 3: Judiciary defeats Malacañang-PSC, 81-41

Quarter Scores: 13-5, 41-13, 61-20, 81-41

Judiciary Magis
Box Scores: 81
J. Yabut 19, M. Tomacruz 14, J. Marquez 12, W. Ramiterre 10, J. Montesa 8, I. Ramoso 5, J. Villanueva 5, R. Paras 2, R. Bacolor 2, D. Sevilla 2, M. Atleta 2

Malacañang-PSC Kamao
Box Scores: 41
M. Buena 7, G. Belgica 6, S. Malbog 6, S. Rivera 5, N. Herico 4, I. Papera 4, A. Mitra 3


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PNP Responders keep lead with 6-0 record

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

PNP’s Tower of Power. Police Superintendent Voltaire Rivera (#11) provided 15 points, 15 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 blocks to combine to Joel De Mesa’s 21 pts, Philip Phillips’ 15 points in leading the PNP Responders victory against the Senate Sentinals on June 17, 2018, at the Pasig City Sports Center for the elimination round of the #UNTVCupOffSeason Executive Faceoff. PNP Responders now holds a 6-0 flawless record at the top spot. (Fred Alvior / Photoville International)


PNP Responders’ eyes are firmly on the prize this off season as it continues to bulldoze its way to the playoffs after routing Senate Sentinels at Sunday’s main game, 86-64.

PSupt Joel De Mesa led the PNP in keeping its 6-0 lead with his 21-point finish with 4 rebounds.

“Salamat sa Dios, salamat sa pag-guide sa amin at saka yung effort talaga, team effort from the players and the coaching staff nagwo-work talaga, nag ge-gel kami,” PNP Responders Head Coach SPO2 Alfred Suarez said.

(Thanks be to God. Thank you for the guidance and for the team effort from the players and the coaching staff. It really works, we gel together.)

Senate attributed its second defeat to the absence of its ace players, Senators Joel Villanueva and Sonny Angara.

“Si Senator Joel [Villanueva] kasi may hamstring injury si Senator Sonny [Angara] naman yung tuhod nya medyo sumasakit. It bothered him sa mga previous game namin, so malaking kawalan,” Senate Sentinels Head Coach Mike Fermin said.

(Senator Joel has a hamstring injury while Senator Sonny was complaining of knee pains. It was bothering him in our previous games so it’s a big loss really.)

DOJ Justice Boosters, meanwhile, widens berth to playoffs after handing AFP Cavaliers its fourth consecutive loss, 77-69.

The recent defeat further obscures AFP’s chances of defending their title while DOJ needs to win two more games to survive the elimination rounds.

Senior Assistant City Prosecutor Nonilon Tagalicud lifted DOJ with 21 points, 11 rebounds and two assists.

“Medyo maganda nilaro namin sa defense. Siguro kailangan pa naming manalo next game,” DOJ Head Coach Noli Mejo said.

(We had good defense plays so we need to win in the next game.)

Ombudsman Graft Busters also gained more chances of qualifying to the final four after clobbering GSIS Thunder Furies, 62-42.

Ombudsman has bagged 4 wins with 1 loss while GSIS and AFP remain at the bottom of the standings. Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue


GAME 1: Ombudsman defeats GSIS, 62-42

Quarter Scores: 11-6, 29-19, 35-27, 62-42

Ombudsman Graft Busters
Box Scores: 62
A. Sanchez 15, J. Espinal 13, Q. Laure 11, R. Sadsad 5, A. Almojuela 5, R. Rafael 4, A. Tamano 4, R. Casal 3, A. Atienza 2

GSIS Thunder Furies
Box Scores: 42
R. De Luna 21, L. Casio 6, J. Defeo 4, J. Andres 4, J. Jaro 3, R. Abarintos 2, P. Flores 2

GAME 2: DOJ defeat AFP, 77-69

Quarter Scores: 20-13, 35-41, 58-55, 77-69

DOJ Justice Boosters
Box Scores: 77
N. Tagalicud 21, J. Gaurano 12, J. Gernale 10, C. Guhit 10, R. Antero 8, R. Tomas 7, C. Garvida 5, A. Suarez 4

AFP Cavaliers
Box Scores: 69
O. Vesliño 17, J. Paulo 17, N. Mendez 14, G. Del Rosario 11, K. Grajo 6, V. Bayani 2, A. Divinagracia 2

GAME 3: PNP defeat Senate, 86-64

Quarter Scores: 23-23, 44-37, 66-53, 86-64

PNP Responders
Box Scores: 86
J. De Mesa 21, V. Rivera 15, P. Philipps 15, I. Dalogdog 10, J. Alejandro 9, E. Gonzales 5, R. Cejas 4, P. Limbauan 4, I. Dickson 3

Senate Sentinels
Box Scores: 64
R. Endaya 15, U. Garces 15, J. Flaminiano 14, W. Tan 9, S. Dela Cruz 8, R. Sison 2

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AFP in ‘do or die’ game vs DOJ at UNTV Cup

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, June 15th, 2018

FILE PHOTO: Brigadier General Gener Del Rosario (#16) prepares to breach the defense Atty. Homer Alinsug during the game between the Senate Sentinels and AFP Cavaliers on May 27, 2018, at the Pasig City Sports Center for the elimination round of the#UNTVCupOffSeason Executive Faceoff.


Games on Sunday, June 17

2pm: GSIS vs Ombudsman
3:30pm: DOJ vs AFP
5pm: Senate vs PNP

Venue: Pasig City Sports Center


It’s a do or die game for the off season defending champion AFP Cavaliers against the DOJ Justice Boosters on Sunday at the Pasig City Sports Center.

The AFP needs to fight harder to secure a spot in the eliminations and advance to the playoffs to defend their title.

The Cavaliers are yet to enter the win column after absorbing successive defeats in their last three games.

The Ombudsman Graft Busters, meanwhile, remains in high spirits after tallying their third win.

But they seek to protect their fourth spot to press on to the playoffs by routing GSIS Thunder Furies on Sunday’s first game at 2 p.m.

Ombudsman head coach Ricky Alcantara said they already ramped up their practices by joining exhibition games in some high school basketball team.

“There’s a saying na palaging may una, baka sa amin pa makuha yung unang panalo kaya paghahandaan namin nang husto,” Coach Alcantara said.

(There’s a saying: there’s always a first time. The GSIS might get their first win through us, [we don’t want that to happen] that’s why we are preparing hard for this battle.)

Senate Sentinels, on the other hand, promise to bounce back from their stinging defeat against Ombudsman last week.

The Senate cagers are looking to end PNP Responders’ winning streak in the main game on Sunday at five pm.

“Against PNP, kailangan namin kung ano yung nagpanalo sa amin doon sa tatlo, triplehin naming yung ginawa namin para manalo kami,” Coach Mike Fermin said.

(In this battle with PNP, we need to triple our efforts to win against them.) — Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue

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Senate extends AFP losing streak; shares UNTV Cup lead with PNP

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, May 28th, 2018

Sen. Sonny Angara (#2) blocks Col. William Gonzales (#89) in mid-air during the game between the Senate Sentinels and AFP Cavaliers on May 27, 2018, at the Pasig City Sports Center for the elimination round of the #UNTVCupOffSeason Executive Faceoff. (Cyron Monton / Photoville International)


Reigning champion AFP Cavaliers suffer another stinging defeat after Senate Sentinels blocked them as they tried to muscle their way to the win column.

During Sunday’s main game at the Pasig City Sports Center, Senate senior cagers employed every move in their book to stop the Cavaliers from claiming their first victory, 79-77.

Though Cavaliers tried to claim the lead during last quarter’s remaining 45.9 seconds, the Sentinels pounded on and rolled out a 5 to zero run, stopping AFP’s score at 77.

The buzzer sounded with Sentinels claiming third straight win and Cavaliers still with zero victory.

Senate Head Coach Mike Fermin said, “Yung mga ganitong games kailangan namin to toughen more di ba? So yung ganitong panalo na grinding kami all throughout the game, yun ang kailangan namin talaga.”

(It’s games like these that we need to toughen up more right? So victories like these where we were grinding all throughout the game, that’s what we really need.)

The game hails as best players, Warren Tan, who scored 23 points, 13 rebounds and 3 steals; and Ryan Neil Endaya who finished with 20 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 blocks.

PNP Responders and Judiciary Magis also rendered a heart pounding second game with Judiciary claiming early lead.

But the Responders crumbled Magis’ defenses during second half by executing fast break attack, crushing the latter, 81-75.

PNP Head Coach Alfred Suarez expressed, “Salamat sa lahat ng players, nakikinig sila sa idini-design namin, talagang nagsipag sila, they play with their heart, talagang puso pinairal nila kahit medyo pagod na pinipilit pa rin nila.”

(Thank you to our players who listened to the plays we designed. They are really hard working and they play with their heart. Even when they are tired, they still pull through.)

Meanwhile, Judiciary Magis Head Coach Warren Ybañez explained, “Resistensya siguro kinapos ng players ko. Pagdating ng huli tinakbuhan na kami ng fast break eh.

(My players fell short in their resistance, I think. In the end, the opponents got away with their fast-breaks.)

PSupt Joshua Alejandro was hailed as the best player of the game with 26-point finish, 3 rebounds and one steal and block each.

DOJ Justice Boosters, meanwhile, tallied its first win after routing GSIS Thunder Furies, 75-43.

Assistant State Prosecutor Charlie Guhit claims best player title by contributing 11 points and 2 rebounds.

Senior Deputy State Prosecutor Richard Fadullon stated, “Nakita namin ang mali namin the last time, kinapos ng hangin. So, kailangan talaga ensayo, you have to get the energy to finish, to have it until the end game.”

(We saw our mistakes, last time, we fell short in the endurance level so we really need to practice more. You have to get the energy to finish, to have it until the end game.) — Bernard Dadis / UNTV News & Rescue

The Scores:

DOJ Justice Boosters (75) – C. Guhit 11, R. Aguto 10, R. Fadullon 9, J. Gernale 8, D. Africa 8, R. Munsayac 6, R. Tomas 6, J. Gaurano 6, R. Ricamora 4, L. Taliping 3, A. Suarez 2, C. Garvida 2

DOJ Justice Boosters (43) – R. De Luna 13, L. Casio 9, R. Curiba 9, R. Defeo 3, J. Andres 3, R. Manuel 2, P. Flores 2, R. Abarintos 2

Quarter Scores: 25-6, 39-19, 52-30, 75-43

PNP Responders (81) – J. Alejandro 26, J. De Mesa 13, P. Limbauan 12, V. Rivera 7, I. Dalogdog 5, R. Cejas 4, R. Dimaya 4, E. Gonzales 3, P. Philipps 3, I. Dickson 2, R. Sumalde 2

Judiciary Magis (75) – J. Yabut 25, J. Marquez 18, W. Ramiterre 13, R. Paras 10, M. Tomacruz 5, I. Ramoso 4

Quarter Scores: 20-24, 39-45, 65-62, 81-75

Senate Sentinels (79) – W. Tan 23, R. Endaya 20, E. Villanueva 17, J. Angara 10, S. Dela Cruz 5, H. Alinsug 3, U. Garces 1

AFP Cavaliers (77) – W. Gonzales 17, G. Del Rosario 14, N. Mendez 13, E. Abutin 10, J. Paulo 8, K. Grajo 4, A. Divinagracia 4, L. Caranto 3, O. Vesliño 2, E. Talja 2

Quarter Scores: 23-20, 40-33, 55-52, 79-77

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