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Senate Defenders wins UNTV Cup Season 6 Finals

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

The UNTV Cup Season 6 champion Senate Defenders celebrate at the awarding ceremony of their cash prize of P4,000,000 to be donated to their chosen beneficiaries, Kythe Foundation Inc., Tahanang Mapagpala Immaculada Concepcion Inc., and Pangarap Foundation, Inc and P500,000 to the team. Also in the picture is Senator Franklin Drilon and Senator Juan Miguel Zubirri together with the representatives of the said beneficiaries and of course the UNTV Cup founder, Dr. Daniel Razon of BMPI-UNTV and MCGI. (Frederick Alvior / Photoville International)

On Monday night’s Game 2 between Malacañang-PSC Kamao and Senate Defenders, Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go showed for the first time what he’s got on the UNTV Cup hard court at Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

SAP Bong Go bucketed several early shots, including 3 pointers, before the first period ended, with the Kamao on the lead by 4, 21-17.

In the second quarter, the Defenders stole the lead before the first half buzzer went off, 39-34.

In the third period, the Defenders intensified their hustle on the defense which brought them to a bigger lead, 59-50.

And in the last quarter, as the UNTV Cup crowd got more excited, the Senate team displayed increasing determination to end the final series with them lifting the trophy.

The Senate’s tough defense prevented the Kamao from bucketing scores with only two shots made in five minutes.

Their efforts resulted in a 20-point lead in favor of the Defenders as the final buzzer of the ball game went off, 84-64.

WATCH: UNTV Cup Season 6 gives out nearly P10-M worth of financial aid to teams’ beneficiaries 

Jeffrey Sanders, who made 20 points, 14 rebounds, 4 steals at 1 block, was hailed the finals MVP.

Meanwhile, Senators Sonny Angara and Joel Villanueva contributed 9 points combined.

Coach Mike Fermin’s side was able to limit the Palace hoopsters’ key players, Eric Dela Cuesta and Chirstian Luanzon, with only single-digit points.

“Ang ganda ng preparasyon, nasunod ang game plan to the hilt talaga. Yun ang key dyan eh, dumipensa kami,” the Senate Defenders coach said.

(We prepared well for this game and our game plan was followed to the hilt. The key to our victory was our defense.)

Meanwhile, SAP Bong Go expressed gratitude and greetings through a text message to congratulate the Senate Defenders as well as the UNTV Cup crowd. — Bernard Dadis / UNTV News Rescue

The Scores
Senate Defenders (84) — J. Sanders 20, M. Legaspi 17, G. Sevilla 15, J. Mangaran 11, H. Ng 7, J. Angara 7, R. Balboa 5, E. Villanueva 2
Malacañang-PSC (64) — J. Besa 11, C. Go 10, E. Dela Cuesta 9, C. Luanzon 8, J. Jimenez 8, V. Javier 6, M. Ignario 6, G. Gadong 4, I. Garrido 2
Quarter Scores:  17-21, 39-34, 59-50, 84-64

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UNTV responders rescue rider in Butuan road crash

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

UNTV Rescue responded to a motorcycle rider who figured in a crash, Tuesday (July 31) midnight at J.C. Aquino Avenue.

The victim, 21-year old Ryan Paran, sustained injuries in different parts of his body when he crashed his motorcycle against the road barriers of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

The victim said he did not see the road barriers due to the darkness of the highway.

Paran was immediately given first-aid on site by the rescue team and was brought to Agusan del Norte Provincial Hospital.

Meanwhile, Butuan City police warned motorists to wear helmets and avoid drunk driving to prevent any road mishaps. — Raymond Octobre | UNTV News & Rescue

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UNTV surprises employees with unannounced earthquake and fire drill

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Friday, July 20th, 2018

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – UNTV shared its part in the government’s disaster awareness and preparedness campaign by holding its own unannounced earthquake and fire drill on Friday (July 20).

As the siren sounded at exactly 9:00 a.m., employees immediately executed the “duck, cover and hold” method. Minutes later, all employees were asked to vacate the building to a safer place as firefighters move to control the “fire” at some parts of the building.

The UNTV News and Rescue team, meanwhile, immediately acted to rescue two “trapped” employees on the fourth floor.

After 17 minutes, the building was declared safe and all employees were allowed to return to their respective departments.

The UNTV Management admitted that the company still has a lot to improve when it comes to disaster preparedness especially the response time.

“I think in terms of time, in terms of responding, kailangan nating mag- improve doon…Sinusuportahan namin anomang initiative o gawain sa kahandaan para masiguro natin na tayo ay handa sa mga ganitong sakuna,” added Jay Eusebio, UNTV’s Vice President for TV.

“I hope na ginagawa rin ito ng ibang building owners, iyong mga administrator ng buildings for them to realize na meron talagang kailangan na ganitong paghahanda…Ang ayaw natin ay tayo o ikaw ang ire- rescue, hindi ba? We are trying to minimize casualty in case dumating ang The Big One,” said UNTV’s Vice President for Administration Gerry Panghulan.

The UNTV Rescue Team regularly conducts rescue training to equip the station’s employees with proper skills in line with the advocacy and directive of its CEO and President “Mr. Public Service” Kuya Daniel Razon.– Aiko Miguel / Marje Pelayo

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Ombudsman claims twice to beat advantage in UNTV Cup Offseason playoffs

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Together with Graft Investigation and Prosecution Office Armando Sanchez Jr (#23), Assistant Special Prosecutor III Jorge Espinal (#10) was hailed as the Best Players of the Game leading the Ombudsman Graft Busters with 36 points, 12 rebounds and 9 steals combined in defeating the Judiciary Magis by a point, 55-54. Ombudsman Graft Busters are now on the top 2 spot of the Executive Face Off. (Fred Alvior / Photoville International)

Ombudsman Graft Busters claimed twice to beat advantage in the off-season playoffs after narrowly routing Judiciary Magis, 55-54, in a cardiac game on Sunday at the Pasig City Sports Center.

The victory allowed the Ombudsman to keep its top two spot while Judiciary fell to the third place, sharing it with Senate Sentinels, which is currently holding 4-2 win-loss record.

Jorge Espinal and Armando Sanchez are the best players of the game, finishing combined 36 points to jack up score after key player, director Nikki Laure, was forced to step back during first quarter due to an injury.

Graft Busters Head Coach Ricky Alcantara said, “You know naman na si Director Nikki yung talagang bumubuhat sa opensa namin. So as I’ve said sa first half sabi ko wag nating sayangin ginawa ni Nikki. Let’s offer this game to him.”

(You know how Director Nikki is, he really lifts the team so as I’ve said, in the first half, I told the players let us not waste Nikki’s efforts, let’s offer this game to him.)

Meanwhile, off season reigning champion AFP Cavaliers finally claim its first win by ending GSIS Thunder Furies’ campaign in the league, 92-55.

LT COL Egverr Jonathan Abutin and LT COL Julius Cesar Paulo’s tandem lifted the AFP with 17 points, claiming best players title.

The Cavaliers has 1-5-win loss record and still has one elimination game to play.

DOJ Justice Boosters, on the other hand, crash out for the rest of the off season though they remain in high spirits.

Head Coach Noli Mejo explains they were able to defeat Malacañang-PSC Kamao in their last elimination match, 85-81, before finally bidding farewell to the game.

DOJ Head Coach Noli Mejo said, “Instruction ko sa kanila is kailangan pa ring manalo dito sa last game (I told them we still need to win the last game).”

“Hindi ibig sabihin na hindi ka na mag qu-qualify hindi ka na maglalaro ng maayos, we have to give it our all,” acting Prosecutor General Richard Anthony Fadullon said.

(Not being able to qualify for the game doesn’t mean we should slack off. We have to give it our all.)

Atty. Nonilon Tagalicud and Atty. Charlie Guhit are the best players for bucketing respective 22 and 14 points.

Kamao’s main gunner, Special Assistant to the President Christopher ‘Bong’ Go, meanwhile drizzles with 41 points, including nine from the rainbow country.

SAP Bong Go said, “Congratulations po sa DOJ ang ganda ng laban at least palitan yung lamang pero breaks of the game napunta po sa kanila.”

(Congratulations po sa DOJ ang ganda ng laban at least palitan yung lamang pero breaks of the game napunta po sa kanila.) — Bernard Dadis / UNTV News & Rescue

 

THE SCORES

AFP Cavaliers (92) — R. De Luna 14, L. Casio 12, R. Manuel 10, J. Jaro 4, R. Abarintos 4, J. Defeo 3, B. Comor 2, R. Manila 2, V. Rengel 2, R. Curiba 2

GSIS Thunder Furies (55) — E. Abutin 17, J. Paulo 16, N. Mendez 11, G. Del Rosario 10, L. Caranto 9, W. Gonzales 9, K. Grajo 6, O. Vesliño 6, A. Divinagracia 4, V. Bayani 2, E. Talja 2

Quarter Scores: 25-14,42-32,66-42,92-55

 

Ombudsman Graft Busters (55) — A. Sanchez 20, J. Espinal 16, A. Atienza 9, R. Casal 6, A. Almojuela 2, R. Sadsad 2

Judiciary Magis (54) — J. Yabut 13, M. Tomacruz 11, W. Ramiterre 10, J. Marquez 8, I. Ramoso 3

Quarter Scores:10-8, 32-23, 47-37, 55-54

 

DOJ Justice Boosters (85) — N. Tagalicud 22, C. Guhit 14, J. Gernale 12, J. Gaurano 10, R. Fadullon 6, C. Garvida 6, R. Munsayac 5, R. Aguto 3, D. Africa 2, R. Ricamora 2, L. Taliping 2, R.Antero 1

Malacañang-PSC Kamao (81) — C. Go 41, M. Buena 20, I. Papera 6, N. Herico 4, G. Beljica 4, R. Sergio 4, S. Malbog 2

Quarter Scores: 20-14, 38-34,62-60, 85-81

 

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