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UNTV Cup 5 teams donate more than P 8-M for charity

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Philippine National Police Chief Ronald Bato Dela Rosa (center) recieves from public service advocate Kuya Daniel Razon the P4,000,000 tax-free prize donation for their chosen beneficiary after the PNP Responders defeated the Malacanang Kamao in the Best of Three finals of the UNTV Cup Season 5 on March 21, 2017 at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. (Rodel Lumiares / Photoville International)

On Tuesday, March 21, 2017, the last game of the UNTV Cup Season 5 concluded at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City.

PNP Responders defeated the Malacañang Kamao in full control to claim the championship title with score 68-55.

With this victory, the policemen led by PNP Chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa, who personally watched the game, ended the 4 season–title drought and received the P4-M tax-free prize for their chosen beneficiary, Samahang Masang Pilipino International Foundation Incorporated.

While the 2nd placer Malacañang Kamao got P2-M tax-free prize for the cancer patients in Philippine Children Medical Center and the Millennium Sports Support System Association Incorporated.

These top 2 prizes are just a fraction of the total amount of donation prizes (P2,700,000) already given to the rest of the UNTV Cup participating teams for their chosen beneficiaries.

UNTV Cup, the league of public servants, as conceptualized by public service advocate Kuya Daniel Razon aims to promote camaraderie, brotherhood and sportsmanship among the participating government agencies with an aspect of public service through basketball.

Over the years, it has evolved into a more dynamic and exciting tournament giving the participants to play basketball alongside with their idolized professional players and the amount of money given for their chosen charities has tremendously increased with the augmentation from Bro. Eli Soriano from Members Church of God International.

This season, another P1.1-M was added to the prize for the Final 4 teams’ discretion: P500,000 (champion) P300,000 (2nd placer) P200,000 (3rd placer), P100,000 (4th placer).

PNP Chief Ronal Dela Rosa gave appreciation for the league, “From the bottom of my heart, nagpapasalamat ako, in behalf of the PNP, itong pagkakataon na ito na ibinigay sa amin para maipakita ng ating mga kapulisan ang kanilang abilidad iyong kanilang skills sa larangan ng basketball.”

“Kay Kuya Daniel, sagad-sagad na ang pasasalamat natin andami na niyang naibigay na tulong sa amin. Sobra-sobra na po, kaya sana tuloy-tuloy iyong swerte, iyong blessings ni Lord sa kaniya, sa UNTV.”

(From the bottom of my heart I am thankful, in behalf of the PNP, for this opportunity given us for the police to show their basketball skills. To Kuya Daniel, I am exceedingly thankful. You have given a lot of help to us. May the Lord continue blessing you and UNTV.)

Despite the loss, Malacañang Kamao is also thankful for being a part of the charitable basketball league on Philippine TV.

Chairman, Games and Amusement Board and Malacañang Kamao player Abraham Mitra expressed, “We want to take this opportunity to thank you and for bringing us together with our co-workers in the government. Thank you for a very organized league. We hope and pray for the success of the league and for the success and, of course, to serve our people.”

Meanwhile, an off-season mini-tournament will start by the month of May wherein the top officials / executives will play this time.

This will be participated by Senate, BOC, Judiciary, AFP and PNP.

According to UNTV Cup Commissioner Fortunato “Atoy” Co these five teams are those who met the requirements: 40 years old and above, all-executive roster etc.

As preview for the UNTV Cup Season 6, President / CEO of BMPI Kuya Daniel Razon expressed optimism as fans can expect more action-packed games to come and more charities will benefit for there will be new teams and bigger prizes.

“From the start ng ating liga na ito, paangat nang paangat. So, we cannot expect for less. With God’s help ay talagang pataas ng pataas yung level nitong ating nagiging laban dito sa ating UNTV Cup. Siguro by the time na nag Season 6 tayo, after ng off season natin, ay talagang mas ibibigay pa ng iba’t-ibang mga teams, yung kanilang best.”

(From the start, UNTV Cup is getting higher and higher. So, we cannot expect for less. With God’s help, the level of competitiveness at UNTV Cup is elevating. Maybe we can expect in Season 6 all the participating teams will give more their best.)

— with reports from Bernard Dadis, Mon Jocson, Aiko Miguel and Joan Nano / UNTV News

The Scores:

QUARTER SCORES — 16-13, 36-35, 51-42, 68-55

PNP Responders

Box Scores: 68 — O. Omiping 22, H. Sta. Cruz 12, J. Jamisola 11, A. Yanquiling 10, J. Cabahug 7, A. Tolentino 2, J. Criste 2, R. Abaya 2, A. Tolentino 2, A. Bayabao 0, C. Elopre 0, R. Cabrera 0, R. Ongutan 0.

Malacanang Kamao

Box Scores: 55 – C. Luanzon 14, I. Garrido 12, E. Dela Cuesta 7, J. Besa 7, V. Javier 6, M. Ignario 5, N. Javier 2, R. Abalos 2, P. Yamamoto 0, G. Gadong 0, J. Jimenez 0

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