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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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DOJ must win vs Senate on UNTV Cup, Sunday

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

Senior Assistant City Prosecutor Atty. Nonilon Tagalicud (#17) in action during the game between the DOJ Justice Boosters and AFP Cavaliers on June 17, 2018, at the Pasig City Sports Center for the elimination round of the #UNTVCupOffSeason Executive Faceoff. Atty. Tagalicud was hailed as the Best Player of the Game for leading the team to victory with a commanding 21 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal. (Jaycee Costales / Photoville International)

 

Games on Sunday, June 24

2pm Judiciary vs GSIS
3:30pm Senate vs DOJ
5pm AFP vs Malacañang-PSC

Venue: Pasig City Sports Center

DOJ Justice Boosters rev up its armaments as it gears up against Senate Sentinels in the second game of UNTV Cup Executive Face-off tripleheader on Sunday, 3:30 PM at the Pasig City Sports Center.

DOJ Head Coach Noli Mejo said they remain determined in winning their last two games in the elimination round to advance to the offseason playoffs along with the top 3 teams.

Justice Boosters currently hold 2 wins and 3 loss record.

Coach Mejo said, “We need to win against the Senate and Malacañang-PSC to advance to the final four. We will probably improve our trapping defense and half-court defense.”

The Sentinels meanwhile are raring to add more wins to their current 3-2 record, hoping for the return of their ace players, Senators Joel Villanueva and Sonny Angara who missed the games last week due to injury.

Sentinels Coach Mike Fermin said, “They said they can’t play this game and then in the next two games they will give everything. We really need to win the last two games to get to the final four.”

DOJ-Senate clash will come after Judiciary Magis and GSIS Thunder Furies’ face off at 2 pm while main game presents the battle between AFP Cavaliers and Malacañang-PSC-Kamao around 5 pm. — UNTV News & Rescue

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Rescue groups gear up for first-ever UNTV Rescue competition

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, June 22nd, 2018

 

MANILA, Philippines — For the third time, UNTV will hold a rescue summit to be participated by rescuers from different regions in the country.

The summit this July 11 will be different as it will open a competition for the most skilled and fastest-rescue teams that can respond to various scenarios, especially the Big One or a major earthquake.

“Kung dito nga naman mangyayari yun (major earthquake), we cannot expect na taga-dito pa rin. Tayo-tayo pa rin ang magtutulungan regarding that. We have to depend on the help from outside,” said BMPI-UNTV  Vice President for admin and external affairs Gerry Panghulan.

(If the ‘Big One’ hits us, we cannot expect help to come from here also. We have to help each other regarding that. We have to depend on help from outside.)

UNTV Rescue Summit is among the public service projects spearheaded by BMPI-UNTV President and CEO Daniel Razon, who also pioneered the rescue training effort for its news reporters and personnel.

Major cash prizes await the winning rescue groups apart from the experience and opportunity to improve their abilities.

“Alam mo naman si Kuya Daniel pag nag-isip ng proyekto lagi gusto niya kasi ma-improve ang capabilities ng mga team na sasali para sa kanila rin,” said Panghulan.

(You know how Kuya Daniel thinks. When he comes up with a project, he wants to make sure that the capabilities of participating teams will also improve. It’s for their own good.)

But even without monetary incentives, participating rescue teams view the event as essential in enhancing their skills and knowledge in saving lives.

“Kasi dito, hindi po ang kompetisyon ang tinitignan naming kundi yung mga natutunan po namin. Mas marami kami natutunan tsaka yung camaraderie na nakikilala namin mga kapwa namin rescuers. Mas mabilis response namin,” said PDRRMO Nueva Vizcaya training head  Jennelyn Hernandez.

(We’re not looking to win the competition but rather what we can learn from it. We learn a lot and we enjoy the  camaraderie as we get to know our fellow rescuers.  We respond faster now.)

“Napakahalaga ng ginagawa ng UNTV ngayon lalo na sa aming mga responders upang mas lalo kami matuto o di kaya’y mas lalo kaming maging ready pagdumating ang the Big One,” said PDRRMO Isabela training head Robert Umoso.

(UNTV’s initiatives are so valuable especially in training responders to be more alert when the Big One comes.)  — Mon Jocson | UNTV News & Rescue

 

 

 

 

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Wishcovery’s Wishful 5 marks ‘historic’ album launch

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

(L-R) BMPI Events Head Bobby Delos Santos, Star Music Audio Content Head Jonathan Manalo,
Wishcovery’s resident reactor Jungee Marcelo, Star Cinema executive Roxy Liquigan, BMPI CEO and President Kuya Daniel Razon, Wishful Ace, Carmela, Louie Anne, Kimberly, Princess, VP for TV and Marketing Jay Eusebio, VP for Radio Bong Etorma at Wishful Journey Album Launch Concert held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on June 19, 2018. (PVI/Paul Junel Aquino)

 

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – There is no stopping Wishcovery’s Wishful 5 – Ace Bartolome, Carmela Ariola, Louie Anne Culala, Kimberly Baluzo and grand champion Princess Sevillena – from achieving their dreams as they mark the very first in the music history’s album launch record.

Award-winning Music Producer Junjee Marcelo and Star Music Audio and Content Head Jonathan Manalo both agreed that the Wishful 5’s album launch was indeed “historical.”

A total of 15,000 units of the group’s “Wishful Journey” album were sold out in a matter of hours on Monday, June 18, which accorded them both a gold and platinum award. According to Manalo, it was rare for a new group of artists to receive such overwhelming support from fans.

“First time na talagang for a new artist, sa isang baguhang grupo ng artist na ganoon karami at ganoon kahaba iyong pila. Sobra talagang natutuwa ako na iyong supporters nila talagang sobrang loyal at talagang pinilahan…First day nag- gold, nag- platinum agad and first time nangyari iyon sa history,” exclaimed Manalo.

The Philippine Association of the Record Industry Inc. (PARI Inc.) considers an album a gold record if it reaches 7,500 units of sales mark and platinum if it reaches the 15,000 unit sales mark.

The gold and platinum awards were given to the Wishful 5 during their successful “Wishful Journey” concert at the Big Dome on Tuesday, June 20.

Meanwhile, music veteran Junjee Marcelo considers it a great honor to be part of the Wishful 5’s songwriting team and have a hand in the five artists’ training, seeing their exceptional potential.

“I have no words. Ibang level talaga. Iyong ma- appreciate iyong ginawa mo, one thing iyon. Pero para ma- appreciate ng nakararami iyong ginawa mo ay sobrang blessing iyon. It can only happen because the LORD made it happen,” he said.

Kuya Daniel Razon, the innovator behind Wish 107.5, expressed his gratitude to the Lord for the record sales and for the success of the Wishful Journey concert.

“One day platinum, one day gold, kasi magkasama na…Maraming salamat sa inyong lahat na sumuporta sa Wishful 5. Una ang ating laging pasasalamat sa Panginoon sa lahat ng Kaniyang kabutihan…Sa mga hindi natin ine-expect pero ipinagkakaloob Niya pa rin,” he said.

Junjee, meanwhile, commended Kuya Daniel for the success of the project and hopes for more to come from Wish FM.

“Si Kuya Daniel na laging mahirap sundan iyong mga ideya dahil laging trail blazer. I just want to tell you personally Kuya Daniel na don’t ever stop doing those things kasi it really blesses a lot of people. People who really need a break. People na katulad namin who are looking for talents and nagawa lahat iyan nitong buong experience na ito,” he concluded. – Aiko Miguel / Marje Pelayo

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