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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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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

THE SCORE:

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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SAP Bong Go erupts for 44 pts in Malacañang-PSC victory at UNTV Cup

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, June 11th, 2018

Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go fires from the rainbow territory. SAP Bong Go was chosen as the Best Player of the Game after finishing 44 points with five 3-pt shots made during the game between the Malacañang-PSC Kamao and GSIS Thunder Furies on June 10, 2018, at the Pasig City Sports Center for the elimination round of the #UNTVCupOffSeason Executive Faceoff. (April Maling / Photoville International)

 

Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go produced a total 44 points with five 3-point shots to carry the Malacañang-PSC Kamao to the win column of the UNTV Cup Executive Face-off after beating the GSIS Thunder Furies, 105-79.

With his career-high performance, SAP Bong Go was hailed as the Best Player of the Game.

“Salamat at naka-tsamba po kami for our very first win of the executive season po. At masaya po ako ang daming fans ng UNTV na nandito napa-pump up ang team namin. Congratulations din po sa UNTV management, kay Kuya Daniel Razon, napakagandang ideya po at least nakakalaban po namin lahat ng heroes ng gobyerno,” President Duterte’s special assistant said.

(Thank you and we got lucky in our very first win at the UNTV Cup Executive Face-off. I am happy because there are a lot of UNTV Cup fans who attended, we were pumped up. Also, I would like to congratulate the UNTV Cup management, Kuya Daniel Razon for this [UNTV Cup] is a very good idea, at least we can play with the heroes in the government.)

In the other game, Ombudsman Graft Busters handed the Senate Sentinels its first loss.

Team Ombudsman dominated all the quarters through their tight defense and ending the game with a 15-point gap, 66-51.

Graft Busters Head Coach Ricky Alcantara said, “Ang ginawa lang namin is we adjust doon sa trap nila. Ini-anticipate ko yun eh na gagawin nila yun sa amin. So siguro nakita nila hindi nagwo-work, hinintuan nila kaya kami in return ibinalik lang namin yung ginagawa nila.”

(What we did is to adjust to their trap defense. I already anticipated that they will pull one on us. Maybe they saw that it wasn’t working so they stopped; but in return, we used it against them.)

Senate Head Coach Mike Fermin countered, “We got outrebounded eh… siguro we got outrebounded by 15 plus eh. Yun ang naging difference so offensive rebounds na makuha nila the more chances of scoring, doon kami nagkaroon ng lapses sa rebounding.”

(We got outrebounded… maybe about more than 15 rebounds. That was the difference. They had more offensive rebounds, more chances of scoring. We had lapses in the rebounds.)

Hailed as the Best Players of the Game were Director Nikki Laure with 26 points, 11 rebounds and Atty. Armando Sanchez Jr. with 13 points, 4 rebounds and 4 steals.

And on the PNP-DOJ bout, PNP Responders remained flawless in their record after it defeated the DOJ Justice Boosters, 90-59.

PSupt Joel De Mesa led the policemen with 22 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal together with PCSupt Philip Philips’ 18 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal.

Police officers De Mesa and Philips shared the Best Player of the Game honors. — Bernard Dadis| UNTV News & Rescue

 

THE SCORES

 

Malacañang-PSC Kamao (105) — C. Go 44, G. Belgica 15, S. Malbog 14, M. Buena 14, R. Sergio 7, I. Papera 4, B. Patrimonio 3, M. Peleto 2, N. Herico 2

GSIS Thunder Furies (79) — R. De Luna 38, L. Casio 11, R. Curiba 8, P. Flores 6, J. Pineda 5, R. Abarintos 5, J. Jaro 4, V. Rengel 2

Quarter Scores: 33-15, 55-42, 76-59, 105-79

Ombudsman Graft Busters (66) — Q. Laure 26, A. Sanchez 13, W. Layson 7, J. Espinal 6, R. Sadsad 6, A. Almojuela 4, R. Rafael 2, A. Atienza 1, A. Tamano 1

Senate (51) — W. Tan 17, E.Villanueva 9, R. Sison 8, B. Navea 5, R. Endaya 4, R. Golding 2, S. Dela Cruz 2, U. Garces, J. Flaminiano 2

Quarter Scores: 19-15, 32-25, 48-41, 66-51

PNP Responders (90) — J. De Mesa 22, P. Philipps 18, A. Padua 11, I. Dalogdog 10, P. Limbauan 8, V. Rivera 6, R. Cejas 6, R. Sumalde 3, R. Dimaya 2, E. Gonzales 2, J. Aguillon 2

DOJ Justice Boosters (59) — D. Africa 15, R. Fadullon 14, R. Tomas 12, J. Gernale 7, C. Garvida 6, A. Suarez 3, R. Aguto 2

Quarter Scores: 18-10, 46-25, 73-40, 90-59

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