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PNP takes on BFP at UNTV Cup

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.

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For this, Responders Head Coach Ernie Sta. Cruz plans on bolstering the team’s performance in the defense department.

“Definitely sa next game naming doon pa rin kami babalik sa depensa.”

(Definitely in our next game, we will still go back to defense.)

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On the other hand BFP Firefighters Head Coach Ramon Garcia plans on preparing his team harder as they take on the league’s three time runner up team.

“First, we will watch our game, i-assess namin what went wrong. maybe paghahandaan pa naming yung defense namin sa next game.”

(First, we will watch our game, assess what went wrong, and prepare our defense for our next game perhaps.)

The Firefighters now possesses a 4-3 win-loss record and definitely aims to retaliate as the second round elimination of the league of public servant continues.

The match between the improved BFP Firefighters and the powerhouse PNP Responders will be aired live on Sunday at 2 PM on UNTV with live streaming via

Half time entertainment on Sunday’s triple-header will be provided by Kath Loria,  Sam Mangubat of Tawag Ng Tanghalan and Tim Pavino.

— Bernard Dadis / UNTV News & Rescue

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