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Senate a step closer to UNTV Cup trophy

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, March 5th, 2018

Senate Defenders’ #3 Sen. Joel Villanueva tries to avoid the blocking attempt of Malacañang-PSC Kamao’s #11 Visnu Das Javier . Senate’s balance offense and defense strategies worked as they did not let the Malacañang-PSC Kamao take a lead all through out the game. (James Espiritu / Photoville International)

Senate Defenders is just one win away from getting the championship trophy since winning the first game in the best of three series of the UNTV Cup season 6 finals last Sunday at the Pasig City Sports Center.

The Defenders piled up huge lead as much as over 20 points against the Kamao with 77-62 at the final buzzer.

Senate’s team defense has crippled the Malacañang-PSC offensively for most of the ball game.

Jeffry Sanders was hailed as the best player of the game with 13 points, 3 rebounds, 3 blocks and 1 steal.

Senate Defenders’ Head Coach Mike Fermin said, “[Our win] was a collective effort specially on the defensive side. So, credit goes to the players, they played well, they executed the plan properly.”

While Senator Sonny Angara added, “Pasalamat kami sa Senate fans, we had a good game dahil dala din kami noong energy ng crowd. Congrats to our coach, to our players. Magaling din yung nilaro ng kabila.”

(We thank the Senate fans, we had a good game because the energy of the crowd boosted us. Congratulations also to our coach, to our players. The other team also played good.)

Senator Joel Villanueva also expressed, “I have to give it to my team mates, to the entire team, sa coaching staff namin talagang lahat nagsasakripisyo, lahat more than willing to walk etxra mile para makuha itong victory na ito.”

(I have to give credit to my teammates, to the entire team, to our coaching staff. They really sacrificed. All are more than willing to walk the extra mile to get this victory.)

Present on the venue to support the Team Senate, were the staff, the beneficiaries and the minority floor leader Senator Franklin Drilon.

“Ako po’y narito para sumuporta sa UNTV at sa mga teams at lalo na po sa ating mga beneficiaries, congratulations po,” the senator stated.

(I am here to support UNTV [Cup] and all the teams and most specially to the beneficiaries, congratulations po.)

Meanwhile on the battle for 3rd, the AFP Cavaliers defeated the NHA Builders, 85-84.

On the first half of the ball game, the Cavaliers just lead by 3 points, 44-41.

But the men in uniform exploded in the 3rd quarter, 74-55.

The Builders counter attacked in the last quarter to close the gap to just 1 point down to the final buzzer with a final three-point shot from Alvin Vitug.

NHA Head Coach Silverio Palad III said, “Medyo kinapos, lumamang sila disinueve, hinabol namin… yung intensity nawala kasi kaya lumubo.. so noong nagkroon na ng intensity wala na eh naubusan ng oras.”

(We fell short, the AFP was able to lead by 19 points so we tried to catch up… we lost our intensity that’s why the lead bloated… but when we gained intensity, we ran out of time.)

Pro-baller-turned soldier, Boyet Bautista was hailed as the best player of the game with 12 points, 4 steals, 1 rebound and 1 assist.

Baustista said, “Napakaganda pa rin yung natapos namin nanalo kami. Then, maganda pa rin nakapagbigay kami ng magandang regalo sa benificiaries namin.”

(It’s good that we got to end the season with a win. Then, it’s also good that we can donate our cash prize to our beneficiary.)

The Cavaliers received P1,000,000 for their chosen beneficiary AFP – Educational Benefit System Office and P200,000 for the team.

The Builders, on the other hand, received P500,000 for NHA Provident Fund Association and P100,000 for the team.

The game 2 of the best of 3 finals series will be held on May 12, Monday at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

Should the Senate Defenders win again, they would get the top prize of P4,000,000 for their beneficiaries and P500,000 for the team, while Malacañang-PSC Kamao would receive P2,000,000 for their beneficiaries and P300,000 for the team.

All prizes are tax-free.

But should the Kamao win, they will force a do-or-die Game 3 on May 19, Monday at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. —  Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue

The Scores

GAME 1: AFP defeat NHA, 85-84

Quarter Scores: 14-18, 44-41, 74-55, 85-84

AFP Cavaliers
Box Scores: 85
W. Sergio 15, J. Quiambao 13, B. Bautista 12, W. Casulla 12, R. Araneta 11, R. Almerol 8, J. Lumongsod 7, R. Pascual 7

NHA Builders
Box Scores: 84
A. Vitug 28, M. Mercado 16, W. Tibay 10, A. Lustestica 8, J. Dizon 8, A. Adolfo 6, J. Alastoy 5, S. Crisostomo 3

GAME 2: Senate defeat Malacañang-PSC,77-62.

Quarter Scores: 22-12, 37-24, 56-33, 77-62

Senate Defenders
Box Scores: 77
G. Sevilla 15, J. Sanders 13, J. Mangaran 9, E. Villanueva 8, R. Balboa 6, H. Ng 6, R. Malaga 5, M. Omega 3, M. Legaspi 3, J. Angara 2, R. Golding 2, C. Andaya 1

Malacañang-PSC Kamao
Box Scores: 62
C. Luanzon 21, V. Javier 10, E. Dela Cuesta 8, I. Garrido 7, M. Ignario 7, J. Magadia 5, G. Gadong 3, J. Besa 1

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First aid tips when travelling

by Aileen Cerrudo   |   Posted on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Be prepared for any emergencies when traveling this long vacation.

UNTV’s News and Rescue team shared first aid tips for safe travels.

Heat exhaustion/ heat stroke

  • Take them to a nearest shade
  • Lie them down and elevate their foot for blood circulation
  • If able to drink, give them cool water
  • Apply cool water to the skin or ice packs on
    armpits, wrists, ankles & groin
  • Bring the patient to the nearest hospital

Sunburn

  • Place under running water for 15 to 20 minutes
  • Don’t apply any ointment

Drowning

  • Immediately call a lifeguard or trained rescuer
  • Throw a life vest or any floating item available.
  • It is not advisable to interfere if untrained

Cuts and bruises

  • Clean the wound using Povidone Iodine
  • Cover the wound with a gauze pad
  • Immediately call for assistance for severe injuries

Assistant training officer of UNTV News and Rescue Angelo Dela Paz advise to carefully plan vacations by bringing a first aid kit.

Individuals should also know the necessary emergency contact numbers as well as the location of the nearest hospital.

“Iyong mga major injuries, pinaka-the best doon would be tumawag na sa mga emergency hotline na malapit sa ating lugar. (For major injuries it is best to call emergency hotlines near the area)” he said.—Aileen Cerrudo (with reports from Grace Casin)

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UNTV gears up for 4th Rescue Summit on April 28

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, April 12th, 2019

UNTV News and Rescue is set to conduct the 4th Rescue Summit on Sunday (April 28) at the Marikina Sports Center.

The summit which will be done in partnership with the Marikina City Government will start at 6 o’clock in the morning with whole day activities showcasing disaster response capability, rescue competition, and disaster preparedness seminars infused with entertainment from guest artists.

Conceptualized by Mr. Public Service, Kuya Daniel Razon, the rescue summit aims to establish a strong coordination with rescue units in the local government sector and the general public in preparing for the widely-anticipated strong earthquake dubbed as ‘The Big One’.

Partnering with the LGUs

UNTV’s partnership with the Marikina government this year was forged during the station’s annual rescue sendoff ceremony on New Year’s eve at the Marikina Riverbanks when all the UNTV News and Rescue units and volunteers and the Marikina Rescue 161 units joined forces in responding to emergency calls during the revelry of welcoming 2019.

“Baka po pwede magkaroon kami (tayo) ng mga joint exercises para lalong mapatibay ang ating rescue efforts at yung organization natin… hindi para lang sa atin kundi para sa lahat ng mga nangangailangan,” Marikina City Mayor Marcy Teodoro suggested.

Marikina’s Rescue 161 is one of the most established rescue units in the country with a standard 5-minute response time anywhere in the City.

In 2018, UNTV initially partnered with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in mounting the 3rd Rescue Summit at the Quezon City Memorial Circle. It was participated in by various local government units and government agencies, as well as key officials in the national level, such as PNP Chief, Police Director-General Oscar Albayalde, DILG Undersecretary for Public Safety Nestor Quinsay, Jr., and National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Executive Director Usec. Ricardo Jalad.


Learning and competing

The seminars in the 4th Rescue Summit include Disaster Concept and Management, Family Disaster Plan, Wound Management and Limb Injury Management, Hands-only CPR, and Basic Ropemanship and Hazardous Material Orientation.

Aside from the opportunity for advanced learning, nine rescue units will also be participating in a rescue competition.

The nine teams are: Palawan PDRRMO, Ilocos Sur PDRRMO, Camarines Sur PDRRMO, Cagayan PDRRMO, Bulacan PDRRMO, Nueva Vizcaya PDRRMO, Laguna PDRRMO and Balanga CDRRMO, City of San Pedro DRRMO.

Over P5-million worth of prizes await the winners:

First place           –        P2-million

Second place       –        P1.5-million

Third place          –        P1-million

Fourth place        –        P500,000

Fifth place           –        P100,000

Sixth place           –        P100,000

Seventh place      –        P50,000

Eighth place        –        P50,000

Ninth place          –        P50,000

The beginning of a worthy cause

The UNTV News and Rescue team was conceptualized and immediately realized in 2010. This was to address the growing need for more rescue teams to respond to emergency situations brought about by disasters and calamities.

UNTV News and Rescue founder, Kuya Daniel Razon, believes that every news team in broadcast organizations have the responsibility to respond to emergencies not just by mere reporting of details, but first and foremost, by saving lives or, at the very least, ensuring that people are led far from danger.

“Naumpisahan natin yung ‘Tulong Muna Bago Balita’, yung ating mga reporters ay capable na tumulong sa pag-rerescue at yung ating mga vehicles, kinonvert natin sa rescue vehicles dahil dito natin ipinasok yung konseptong ‘Tulong Muna, Bago Balita’.

Since then, UNTV News and Rescue has been be upskilling, organizing free rescue trainings and acquiring rescue equipment to better serve those in emergency situations and be a reliable partner in public service. – Maris Federez

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AFP Cavaliers donate P4-M cash prize for scholarships of fallen soldiers’ kin

by Aileen Cerrudo   |   Posted on Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

All smiles as the UNTV Cup Season 7 Champion was hailed. The AFP Cavaliers together with their chosen beneficiary: AFP Educational Benefit System Office (EBSO) are awarded with their prize after a season of hard-work and sacrifices paid off. With this cash donation won by the soldiers for their fellow soldiers children, new scholarship grants is expected to be made available. (Charlie Miñon / Photoville International)

During the flag ceremony of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Monday, the AFP Cavaliers officially gave their 4 million grand prize to their beneficiary, the AFP Educational Benefits System Office (AFP EBSO).

According to AFP Cavalier team captain Sgt. Alvin Zuñiga, they chose AFP EBSO to help in the education of children of fallen soldiers.

“It is our way of doing it the best that we could para mabigay namin iyong P4-M sa mga beneficiary kasi alam namin na mas maraming matatawid na estudyante na mag-aaral ng EBSO (It is our way of doing it the best we could for us to the P4 million to our beneficiary because we know EBSO can provide a lot of scholarships to students),” he said.

He is also grateful to UNTV for the opportunity it has given to help the scholars of AFP EBSO.

“Sa UNTV lalo na kay Kuya Daniel at kay Bro. Eli in behalf of AFP Cavaliers team at ng buong AFP lubos na nagpapasalamat sa malaking pagkakataon na ibinibigay sa amin. Patuloy niyo pa pong palakasin at pagandahin ang ating tournament alang alang po sa mga beneficiary na matatawid at matutulungan po ng ating programa, maraming maraming salamat po sa inyo(Thank you to UNTV, Kuya Daniel and Bro. Eli in behalf of AFP Cavaliers team and the whole AFP. Continue to strengthen our tournament for the beneficiaries that are helping our program. Thank you),” Zuñiga adds.

AFP EBSO chief Col. Antonio Dulnuan said the money they received from the AFP Cavaliers will help 233 students.

“Iyong ating programa covers elementary to college, tuloy tuloy po iyan, basta pumasa and we will support them giving them free tuition fee, allowance at miscellaneous na binibigay sa kanila kahit saang eskwelahan, [Our program covers elementary to college and it will continue as long as they pass the entrance examination, we will support them by giving them free tuition fee]” he said.

Meanwhile, AFP Chief of Staff, Gen. Benjamin Madrigal Jr is proud of the achievement of the AFP Cavaliers and its contribution to the armed forces.

“What you have achieved is no small feat yet you have consistently manifested utmost excellence, compassion and patriotism that will serve as an inspiration to do more, to gave more and be more,” he said.—Aileen Cerrudo (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

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