by UNTV News | Posted on Thursday, December 15th, 2016
PNP Responders gather around Coach Ernie Sta. Cruz on a time-out in plotting a play. On Sunday, they will face the BFP Firefighters. (Frederick Alvior / Photoville International)
MAKATI CITY, Philippines — With a record of five games won and two games lost, the PNP Responders will take on the BFP Firefighters in Sunday’s first game at the UNTV Cup Season 5 happening at the University of Makati Gymnasium.
After capping the winning momentum of the league’s defending champion, the AFP Cavaliers, last Sunday, the Responders are confident in adding another victory on the list.
by UNTV News | Posted on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
FILE PHOTO: PDEA Drug Busters is the only rookie team to advance to the 2nd round elimination of the UNTV Cup Season 6. (Marlon Bonajos / Photoville International)
Rookie team PDEA Drug Busters eases to the second round eliminations of the league of public servants, UNTV Cup.
This, as the DOJ Justice Boosters toppled the Ombudsman Graft Busters, 95-73 on Sunday’s triple header.
Based on the league’s point system, the DOJ, Ombudsman and DA Food Masters get eliminated from the league this season, while PDEA reaches the next round.
Meanwhile, Group A’s DOH Health Achievers, COA Enablers and BFP Firefighters also exit the games.
In the AFP-DOH hard court battle, the AFP Cavaliers defeated the DOH Health Achievers 92-71.
With this, the soldiers share the 5-1 win-loss standing with the Senate Defenders in Group A.
And in the GSIS-PNP match, the UNTV Cup crowd saw an impressive win by the GSIS Furies over defending champion PNP Responders 76-68.
GSIS Furies Head Coach Myk Saguiguit said, “Ang will nila, talagang trinabaho nila nang husto. Kasi hindi namin inisip na we’re in sa second round. Sabi ko i-solidify pa natin, maka-tsamba tayo against defending champion PNP.”
(They willed it. They really worked hard for it. We didn’t think that we’re going to the second round. I said to them, “We must solidify ][our performnace]. Who knows, we may actually beat the defending champion, PNP.)
This win catapults the Furies to the third spot in Group A with four games won and two games lost, surpassing the Responders which now has a 3-3 win-loss standing.
PNP Responders Head Coach Erik Samson, “Nahirapan kami. Especially hindi kami gaanong nakadepensa nang maayos doon sa mga one-on-one nila, sa atake nila, at maaga kami nag-penalty.”
(We had a hard time beating them. Especially when we failed to guard them closely on their one-on-one plays, attack plays. And we got into penalty situation early in the game.)
Rene Boy Banzali and James Patrick Abugan were hailed as the best players of the game after bucketing 54 combined points.
The second round elimination of the UNTV Cup Season 6 kicks off on Thursday, December 14th. — Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue
GAME 1: DOJ Justice Boosters defeat Ombudsman Graft Busters, 95-73.
Quarter Scores: 20-16, 51-35, 70-53, 95-73
DOJ Justice Boosters Box Scores: 95 J. Lopez 20, C. Cruz 20, J. Polican 14, E. Mabazza 13, C. Borile 11, R. Tomas 7, G. Cole 6, C. Tagle 4
Ombudsman Graft Busters Box Scores: 73 F. Palacio 13, E. Escudero 9, A. Sanchez 9, A. Lazo 8, C. Lasam 8, Q. Laure 7, F. Baldonado 4, W. Romero 2, A. Francisco 2, E. Elmido 2
GAME 2: GSIS Furies defeat PNP Responders, 76-68.
Quarter Scores: 13-17, 27-41, 49-54, 76-68
GSIS Furies Box Scores: 76 E. Banzali 32, J. Abugan 22, A. Sunga 8, D. Bunyi 7, M. Nuyana 6, T. Hernandez 1
PNP Responders Box Scores: 68 R. Abaya 13, A. Tolentino 11, J. Criste 10, O. Omiping 9, J. Misola 6, J. Cabahug 5, A. Yanquiling 5, J. Saracho 3, H. Sta. Cruz 2, C. Cabrera 2, C. Elopre 2
GAME 3: AFP Cavaliers defeat DOH Health Achievers, 92-71.
Quarter Scores: 27-15, 31-25, 58-41, 92-71
AFP Cavaliers Box Scores: 92 L. Cabayao 21, B. Bautista 14, V. Evidor 11, J. Quiambao 10, P. Fernandez 8, J. Lumongsod 7, R. Araneta 6, R. Almerol 6, M. Mendoza 3, W. Casulla 2, R. Pascual 2, E. Tan 2
DOH Health Achievers Box Scores: 71 L. Nidoy 21, D. Magat 9, G. Domingo 8, S. Mopera 8, J. Guevarra 8, R. Pingol 6, A. Saculinggan 6, R. Dabu 3, R. Herrera 2
MANILA, Philippines — Police Senior Superintendent Albert Ferro said he did not anticipate his designation as the chief of the anti-drug unit of the Philippine National Police (PNP).
It can be recalled that then PNP anti-illegal drugs group was abolished after the abduction and killing of Korean national Jee Ick Joo, which involved some of Ferro’s men.
The new PNP anti-drug unit head thanked the leadership of the PNP for trusting him anew.
He vowed to fix their system so that scalawag policemen can no longer infiltrate the PNP Drug Enforcement Group (PNP-DEG).
“I do subscribe to what we call 6WS what went well, what went wrong. We have to examine and come up with a good safeguard. Come up with a good reform. Or come up with a good inventory of our good practices, tactics. I will anchor it with the two types of principles,” said the PNP-DEG director.
Ferro called on the public to give them another chance to prove their dedication to their job.
According to the police official, one proof of their sincerity in their effort to resolve the Jee Ick Joo case, where PSupt. Rafael Dumlao was allegedly involved.
“I want to inform you that I was part of the efforts to resolve that case. We did not hide the truth because the President ordered to tell the truth,” said Ferro.
Ferro also urged the public to help the PNP fight illegal drugs.
“We will raise our standards with most caution to everything we will do. This is a fight of not just cops, but of all Filipinos,” said the director.
The new head of the PNP-DEG warned anew the police unit’s personnel planning to commit anomalies.
Ferro also noted that his men will use body cameras in all their operations to provide transparency to the public.
The PNP-DEG concentrates on neutralizing high-value targets and in reducing the supply of illegal drugs. — Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue
by Joniel Monton | Posted on Monday, December 11th, 2017
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Anti-Corruption Summit 2017: ‘Breaking Chains of Corruption 2017’ at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on November 28, 2017. RUJI ABAT/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
MANILA, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) submitted last week a recommendation to President Rodrigo Duterte regarding the martial law in Mindanao.
Both agencies favor the extension of martial law in the region instead of lifting it on its scheduled term before the end of the year.
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea has confirmed that President Rodrigo Duterte will request the Congress to extend the on-going martial law for one more year.
Based on the text message of Sec. Medialdea, the letter has already been signed by the Chief Executive pending submission to Congress.
The AFP initially stated that there is still a need for martial law in Mindanao because of reports regarding remaining Maute members, Abu Sayyaf and other terrorist groups merging together.
“Those who survived that siege still remain at large and are attempting to recover by recruiting other members of the society,” said AFP spokesperson Brigadier General Restituto Padilla.
Another reason cited for the extension is the on-going violent attacks by members of the New People’s Army (NPA).
“There was a 2,000% increase in the amount on the effect of the violent incidents on business alone,” said Padilla.
The opposition of the administration expressed their disapproval and said that the martial rule extension would only hinder the Marawi residents from returning to their homes. — Rosalie Coz | UNTV News & Rescue
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