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Senate commends Senate Defenders for winning UNTV Cup Season 6

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

(Left-Right) Senate Defenders’ Senator Sonny Angara, Sen. Joel Villanueva, Sen. Franklin Drilon and Sen. Migz Zubiri celebrate at the awarding ceremony being the champion of the 6th season of the League of Public Servants, UNTV Cup. Sen. Bam Aquino was also in the venue to support their team. (Marjhon Obsioma‎ / Photoville Interanational)

MANILA, Philippines — At the plenary session on Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon proudly sponsored a resolution congratulating the Senate Defenders for bringing home the championship title in Monday night’s UNTV Cup Season 6 finals game against Malacañang-PSC Kamao.

“Mr. President, the UNTV Cup was conceptualized by Kuya Daniel Razon in 2012 as a charity basketball league dubbed as “Liga ng Mga Public Servants” to better serve the public thru sponsorship camaraderie and health competition sponsored by the Members of Church of God [International] (MCGI) headed by Bro. Eli Soriano,” said Drilon.

Senators Joel Villanueva and Sonny Angara expressed gratitude to their colleagues and employees of the Senate who supported them during the league.

“That four million cash price that we won last night will go straight to Tahanang Mapagpala, Kyth Foundation. These are cancer survivors and Pangarap Foundation,” said Villanueva.

“The fact that we defeated Malacañang Kamao shows that the principle of check and balances is very much alive, Mr. President,” said Angara.

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“Lampaso po yung kalaban. This is not the close game,” said Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri.

The team’s manager, Senator Ralph Recto even joked about Malacañang-PSC Kamao’s key player, Special Assistant to the President Secretary Christopher “Bong” Go by asking Sen. Drilon, “Would the gentleman know the reason why Mr. Bong Go is interested running for the Senate?”

To which Drilon quipped, “So he can join the Senate Defenders basketball team,” sending everyone in the room laughing.

All senators became co-sponsors of the resolution which was eventually approved by the plenary. — Nel Maribojoc | UNTV News & Rescue

 

 

 

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Malacañang-PSC frustrates PITC at UNTV Cup

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Malacañang-PSC Kamao flexed muscle as they overcome the power of the uprising rookie team PITC Global Traders. (Daniel Iglesias / Photoville International)

The Malacañang-PSC Kamao team is tightly clinging onto the second spot after narrowly pounding the PITC Global Traders, 69-64 at Thursday’s match.

Michael Ignario and ‘Bigman’ Martin Lloyd Antonio shared the Best Player of the Game title after firing 15 and 16 points, respectively.

The Kamao team now holds six wins and one loss under its belt while the global traders fell to the sixth rank after absorbing defeat for the fourth time.

Meanwhile,  the AFP Cavaliers are still the top team to beat as the end of the second round of eliminations of the UNTV Cup 7th edition draws closer.

The AFP maintained their lead after routing the DA Food Masters, 79-73, in a match held last Sunday.

Darwin Cordero was hailed as the Best Player of the Game after firing 24 points with three rebounds, two assists and one steal.

The Cavaliers now hold seven wins and one loss record while the Food Masters were pushed down to the bottom of the standings after absorbing six losses and winning only three of their games.

UNTV Cup Season 6 champion Senate Defenders, on the other hand, spoiled the hopes of the NHA Builders to take home the crown this season after their explosive match last Sunday.

The NHA lost to the Senate in overtime, 98-97, with Marlon Legaspi and Harly Ng scoring the game-winning shots after firing 22 and 24 points, respectively.

Legaspi and Ng were hailed as the Best Players of the Game. — Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue

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Judiciary snaps AFP’s winning streak at UNTV Cup

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Chester Tolomia carried the Judiciary Magis team to tarnish the clean slate of AFP Cavaliers this season. (Prince Marquez / Photoville International)

Chester Tolomia and Frederick Salamat fired 5 three points each to lead the Judiciary Magis to victory against the AFP Cavaliers 95-93.

The hailed Best Player of the Game, Chester Tolomia, poured a total of 37 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists, and 1 steal; while Frederick Salamat helped with 19 points.

This is the first time the AFP Cavaliers lost this season, nevertheless, they are still on top of the ranks with 6-1 win-loss record while the Magis is on the 8th spot on the brink of elimination having a 3-5 win-loss standing.

Meanwhile, Season 5 champion, PNP Responders, continue to climb in the ranking after defeating the NHA Builders, 102-93.

The Sniper, Ollan Omiping, fired 35 points with 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals to be named as the Best Player of the Game together with Richard Villanueva who produced 14 points.

Though the NHA had the lead at the end of the 3rd period, the Builders were outscored by the policemen in the final period with 31 points compared to just 21.

Villanueva’s 2 crucial three-pointers were vital in turning the game in their favor.

Responders rose to 2nd place in ranking with 6-2 win-loss record while the Builders are on 4th place with 4-3 record.

In the 3rd game, defending champion, Senate Defenders, overpowered the DA Food Masters, 84-76.

Best Players of the Game were Garri Sevilla and Harly Ng for their combined 44 points.

This win is crucial for the Senate team to be able to continue to the next round of the league and be able to defend their championship title because they are now in the 6th place.

According to the rules of the league, the bottom 2 teams which are in the 7th and 8th place will be eliminated. — Bernard Dadis / UNTV News & Rescue

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PNP rout Judiciary to snag third spot in UNTV Cup Season 7 eliminations

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Judiciary Magis’ Chester Tolomia tries to block the shot of PO1 Rollie Serrano during their game on November 25, 2018 at the Pasig City Sports Center. (Jepoy Pasig / Photoville International)

The PNP Responders climbed up another rung in standings after routing the Judiciary Magis, 69-61, in a heart-thundering match on Sunday at the Pasig City Sports Center.

Two-time MVP Ollan ‘The Sniper’ Omiping and Season 5 best defensive player Harold Sta. Cruz led the PNP to victory by bucketing combined 19 points and 14 rebounds. Omiping and Sta. Cruz were hailed the Best Players of the Game.

“Gaya ng panalo namin dati, yung depensa pa rin namin. Hindi kami nag-give up hanggang sa huli kahit na pagod na kami yung composure ng bawat isa sa amin,” PNP Responders playing coach Harold Sta. Cruz said.

(Like in our last win, it’s still our defense [that took us to victory]. We didn’t give up until the end.  Even though we were already tired, our composure was still there.)

“Alam naman natin kapag wala sa condition ang team doon lumalabas sa end game kaya siguro nag-collapse na yung team,” Judiciary Magis Head Coach Joey Yabut said.

(We all know that if the team is not in proper condition, it collapses at the end game.)

The latest victory puts the PNP in third rank while the Judiciary languishes at the bottom of the standings.

Meanwhile, season 6 champion Senate Defenders is down to sixth place after absorbing another defeat, this time, in the hands of the Malacañang-PSC Kamao, 75-66.

The Defenders fell short in pushing their defense and offense plays against Kamao’s insistent presses to protect their second spot in the ongoing elimination rounds.

“Una, gigil na gigil so I told sa boys na huwag nating tingnan yung scores tingnan lang natin yung sistema natin makukuha rin natin yung offense, dahan dahan lang talaga,” Malacañang-PSC Kamao Head Coach Raffy Gonzales said.

(Firstly, the boys were frustrated, so I told them not to look at the score, just look at our system, we will recover slowly.)

“We are having trouble breaking their press. We were making lousy passes. That was the turning point of the game, when they have the confidence na i-trap kami doon na nagtuloy-tuloy [ to trap us, it’s when we start to lose],” Senate Defenders Head Coach Mike Fermin said.

Rookie team, PITC Global Traders, on the other hand, claimed their fourth straight win after clobbering the Department of Agriculture Food Masters, 88-62.

Haddi Porto and Aloysius Taplah were named the Best Players of the Game after contributing 26 and 16 points, respectively.

PITC Head Coach Victor Ycasiano attributes their successive victories to good teamwork and training which they intensified after absorbing three consecutive defeats at the start of the season.

“Ang key talaga doon sa panalo namin yung hardwork lang. Yung practice nakukuha na nila. Dahan-dahan nandoon na kami, yung gusto naming mangyari sa team,” PITC Global Traders Head Coach Victor Ycasiano said.

(The key to our victory is hard work. They are now getting the hang of practicing. Slowly, we are now achieving what we want for the team.)

“Mas handa si PITC sa larong ito… hindi kami nabuo sa… hindi kami nakapaghanda kung ano game plan namin today,” DA Food Masters Head Coach Zaldy Realubit said.

(PITC came more prepared than us.  We failed to prepare for this game during our practice sessions.) — Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue

THE SCORES
 
GAME 1: PITC defeats Agriculture, 88-62.
Quarter Scores: 18-14, 40-36, 69-52, 88-62
PITC Global Traders
Box Scores: 88
H. Porto 26, R. Vasallo 19, A. Taplah 16, M. Macabasco 7, R. Regalado 5, D. Almarinez 4, M. Gecale 4, M. Juan 3, R. Barbers 2, L. Lopez 2
Agriculture Food Masters
Box Scores: 62
H. Fernandez 20, J. Comerciase 11, S. Silva 10, C. Dematera 5, B. Mastelero 4, A. Cachero 4, M. Manigo 3, E. Oreta 3, M. Mangrobang 2
Best Players of the Game: Haddi Porto (26 pts, 11 rebs, 1 stl, 1 blk) and Aloysius Taplah (16 pts, 1 reb, 3 asts, 2 stls)
GAME 2: PNP defeats Judiciary, 69-61.
Quarter Scores: 21-18, 40-33, 55-47, 69-61
PNP Responders
Box Scores: 69
O. Omiping 17, J. Criste, J. Cabahug 8, J. Misola 6, R. Serrano 5, R. Cabrera 5, H. Decena 4, R. Villanueva 4, A. Tolentino 3, R. Abaya 2, H. Sta. Cruz 2
Judiciary Magis
Box Scores: 61
C. Tolomia 17, C. Roma 8, F. Salamat 7, J. Rabino 7, C. Camaso 6, R. Malinao 6, J. Yabut 4, H. Bergonio 3, V. Puno 2, R. Tinonjua 1
Best Players of the Game: Ollan Omiping (17 pts, 7 rebs, 1 ast,  1 stl, 1 blk) and Harold Sta. Cruz (2 pts, 7 rebs, 2 asts, 1 stl, 1 blk)
 
GAME 3: Malacañang-PSC defeats Senate, 75-66.
Quarter Scores: 3-23, 28-30, 59-46, 75-66
Malacañang-PSC Kamao
Box Scores: 75
E. Dela Cuesta 22, M. Ignario 15, V. Javier 10, N. Javier 8, J. Besa 7, I. Garrido 5, J. Jimenez 4, M. Antonio 4
Senate Defenders
Box Scores: 66
G. Sevilla 18, M. Legaspi 11, R. Balboa 10, J. Mangaran 7, J. Angara 6, R. Malaga 5, J. Sanders 5, S. Marata 4
Best Players of the Game: Eric Dela Cuesta (22 pts, 4 rebs, 6 stls) and Michael Ignario (15 pts)

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