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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 News and Rescue provides first-aid to injured driver

by UNTV   |   Posted on Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Mariel Soriano suffered injuries to the nose, mouth and bodily pains after her car rammed into the center island in Sasa, Davao City, Friday.

A witness said Soriano was driving her car beyond speed limit when it suddenly swerved off the road and slammed into the center island hitting another vehicle.

In the initial investigation of the police, Soriano and her husband were quarreling inside the car when the incident happened.

“Buti na lang pagkarinig niya sa impact, agad itong pumreno (It’s a good thing that she stepped on the brakes upon hearing the impact),” said the eyewitness.

Soriano was brought to the Southern Philippines Medical Center after UNTV News and Rescue administered first aid to her wounds.

Authorities reminded the public to follow the specified road speed limit to avoid any accidents. — UNTV News & Rescue 

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Ang Dating Daan’s Bro. Eli celebrates 71st birthday

by UNTV   |   Posted on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

It was on April 4, 1947, when the world was blessed with a Brother Eli Soriano.

Brother Eli has been well-known for hosting the religious program “Ang Dating Daan” or “The Old Path”.

On Wednesday, Brother Eli celebrated his 71st birthday.

Netizens filled social media with greetings for the international televangelist.

On a special day, #BroEliThankfulAt71 started trending at 9 am and later reached the top spot on Twitter Philippines’ trends.

Netizens shared through tweets and posts how grateful they are to know Brother Eli.

Some also voiced out their wishes to the birthday celebrator while others dedicated a song to him.

Some also happily shared their unforgettable moments with Brother Eli.

The whole UNTV and Breakthrough and Milestones Production International (BMPI) family also greeted the well-loved preacher. — Leslie Longboen | UNTV News and Rescue

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Senate formally commends Senate Defenders for winning UNTV Cup title

by UNTV   |   Posted on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

CHAMPIONS. The Senate of the Philippines formally commended the Senate Defenders for winning the UNTV Cup championship title.

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate of the Philippines formally commended on Wednesday, the Senate Defenders for winning the championship title in UNTV’s basketball league of public servants — the UNTV Cup Season 6.

Senators Joel Villanueva and Sonny Angara delivered their manifestation in the plenary regarding the approved resolution last March 13.

“And those who gave all-out support, we will no longer mention what they did for us, Senator Ping Lacson and Senator Cynthia Villar,” said Villanueva.

The highlights of the game of the Senate Defenders was shown during the plenary session.

Senate President Koko Pimentel also thanked UNTV at the event.

UNTV vice presidents Gerry Panghulan and Ruth Soriano received the certificate of appreciation for UNTV, Kuya Daniel Razon, and Members Church of God International (MCGI) led by Bro. Eli Soriano.

“In behalf of the Senate Defenders, our senators, in behalf of the beneficiary na sabi nga namin (as we have said), we play basketball but we save lives,” Senate Tax Study and Research Office Director-General Atty. Rodelio T. Dascil said.

“Nagpapasalamat tayo sa taas at binigyan tayo ng pagkakataon na kahit sa paraan na ito ay nakakatulong na ito. Nakita niyo naman ang mga benepisyaryo ay kasama natin sa araw na ito,” said UNTV Vice President for Adminsitration Gerry Panghulan.

(We thank God for giving us the opportunity to help even through this way. You have seen the beneficiaries who were with us today.)  — UNTV News & Rescue

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