by UNTV News | Posted on Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
The awarding of trophy and P1-M check to the AFP Cavaliers, the champion of the UNTV Cup Executive Face-Off. Receiving the award is AFP Deputy Chief of Staff Vice Admiral Narciso A. Vingson Jr. (in white polo shirt) from Dr. Daniel S. Razon, President & CEO of UNTV-BMPI. Their chosen beneficiary is the AFP Educational Benefit System Office (AFPEBSO). (RODEL LUMIARES / Photoville International)
QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Before the main game on Monday, the crowd was entertained by a selection of artists who helped build up the excitement inside the Araneta Coliseum.
The fans came to life upon seeing their favorite former basketball professionals paraded to the hardcourt for the exhibition game against the executive selections.
One million pesos was given to the newly-established Samahan ng mga Dating Propesyonal na Baskebolista sa Pilipinas Foundation for the benefit of former basketball professionals in need of medical assistance.
Meanwhile, off-season game champion AFP Cavaliers received P1-million for the AFP’s Educational Benefit System Office (EBSO) which grants scholarship to orphans and children of soldiers killed and wounded in action.
Cavaliers head coach Sonny Manucat said, “Emotional yung usapan namin iaalaya natin ito doon sa mga kasama nating sundalo na namatay sa Marawi, pamilya nila. Kaya pursigido talaga yung team.” (We’re emotional because we offer this to our comrades who were killed in Marawi, to their families. So our team was really determined.)
Meanwhile, runner up PNP Responders also offered their P500,000 prize to the families of policemen killed and wounded in action in Marawii City.
And for securing the third spot, the DOJ Justice Boosters received P250,000.
Fourth placer Judiciary Magis received P200,000 while the fifth and sixth placers, Senate Sentinels and BOC Transformers received P100,000 respectively.
UNTV Cup founder Kuya Daniel Razon said, “Nagpapasalamat po tayo sa palagiang pagsuporta ng ating mga kasama sa Church of God International, ang palaging pagsuporta ni Brother Eli Soriano sa atin pong mga ginagawa at sa lahat ng mga tumatangkilik at tumangkilik at patuloy na tumatangkilik sa ating ginagawang liga ng mga public servants ang UNTV Cup.”
(As always we are thankful for the support of our brethren in Members, Church of God International (MCGI), for the unrelenting support of Bro. Eli Soriano, and to all who supported us and will continuously support our league of public servants, the UNTV Cup)
Kuya Daniel is pleased to know that the league is now being imitated, a proof that it has inspired others to do good as well.
“Nabanggit nga nila mayroon daw magpapasimula rin na isang liga ng mga public servants, sabi ko salamat naman at nagbubunga ang ating ginawa at meron ng gumagaya. Sabi ko nga sa kanila sa doon sa mga gumagaya sa ating konsepto, gayahin na rin nila pati yung mga pa-premyo na ibinibigay natin para mas maraming magbenipisyo sapagkat itong ating ginagawa na liga na ito ay nakatungkol pa rin sa paglilingkod sa ating mga kababayan.”
(I understand that a certain group is also organizing their version of the league. Well, I’m thankful that our endeavor is bearing fruit and there are people who are inspired to do a similar concept. But I ask them to give the same amount of prize that we give so that more people will benefit, because this league is intended to serve our compatriots.)
MCGI Over-all Servant Bro. Eli Soriano said, “Alam ko po na mayroon kayong puso na makatulong sa kapwa, diwa po yan ng Panginoon. Doon sa Galacia kapitulo 6 bersikulo 10, “Samantalang tayo’y may pagkakataon, ay magsigawa tayo ng mabuti sa lahat,” pati sa kaaway nga “ibigin mo ang iyong kaibigan.”
(I know that you have the heart to help others. That’s a spirit from the Lord. In Galatians 6:10, it says, “as we have opportunity, let us do good unto all men,” even to enemies and love your friend.)
Meanwhile, fans are invited to support the upcoming regular season of UNTV Cup as it enters its six season.
Four million pesos cash prize awaits the next champion. — Victor Cosare | UNTV News & Rescue
UNTV Cup Off Season: Executive Face Off Finals (July 10, 2017)
GAME 1: Ex Professional players defeat UNTV Cup Selection, 117-85.
Quarter Scores: 39-17, 57-42, 85-63, 117-85
EX PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS Box Scores: 117 K. Duremdes 31, V. Hizon 25, A. Dela Cruz 18, A. Caidic 12, J. Codinera 12, N. Locsin 8, O. Racela 5, J. Lastimosa 3, B. Dela Cruz 3
UNTV CUP SELECTION Box Scores: 85 J. Marquez 18, E. Sorongon 10, G. Gambala 10, J. Angara 9, R. Munsayac 9, M. Tomacruz 6, C. Garvida 6, G. Cruz 6, J. Montesa 5, R. Dela Rosa 4, A. Suarez 2, J. Catalan 0, R. Golding 0
GAME 2: AFP Cavaliers defeat PNP Responders, 75-71 (OT).
AFP CAVALIERS Box Scores: 75 W. Gonzales 16, D. Macasaet 16, E. Abutin 14, G. Del Rosario 7, J. Paulo 7, C. Catubigan 6, M. Feliciano 6, K. Grajo 3, A. Agpalo 0, N. Clement 0, A. Devinagracia 0, O. Vesliño 0, L. Caranto 0, V. Bayani 0
PNP RESPONDERS Box Scores: 71 A. Padua 24, P. Limbauan 15, I. Dalogdog 9, D. Vitug 7, C. Empiso 4, J. Chua 4, P. Phillipps 3, A. Sintin 3, I. Dickson 2, R. Aspera 0, J. Aguillon 0, N. Quinsay 0, J. Ramos 0
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will conduct a financial management training for its members to prevent them from falling into debt traps.
AFP spokesman Col. Edgard Arevalo said, an official directive was issued by AFP Chief of Staff General Carlito Galvez Jr. instructing that take-home pays of soldiers should not be lower than P15,000.
Arevalo explained that P15,000 is the minimum amount that will enable a soldier to lead a decent life. He also said that debt deductions from salaries will not be allowed if the soldier’s remaining take-home pay will amount to less than P15,000 after deduction.
Aside from limiting loan amortization deductions, the AFP will also train soldiers how to handle finances so that they will not get into the habit of borrowing money and drowning in debt.
According to Arevalo, the AFP is going for the holistic approach to ensure that the salary raise given to soldiers will be put to good use and not end up as payment for endless debts.
The directive comes on the heels of a report exposing the money problems of a number of policemen who are almost left with nothing during paydays due to numerous loan deductions.
Arevalo emphasized that soldiers must learn how to manage their income to and prevent them from mindlessly borrowing money without understanding their capacity to pay.
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
Nearly 125,000 job openings await Filipinos in job fairs across the country on June 12 in celebration of the nation’s 120th Independence Day.
Over 60,000 jobs are being offered for local employment. Top job vacancies include production machine operators, construction workers, company drivers, service crews, customer service representatives, factory workers and sales agents.
There are 7,000 vacant positions for officers and enlisted personnel in the AFP, PNP, Philippine Navy and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology.
Over 53,000 jobs overseas are open for service workers, nurses, engineers, labor workers, sales personnel, and carpenters.
Foreign countries with job openings include Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Malaysia, Japan, Oman and New Zealand.
DOLE assured that all participating companies in the jobs and business fair will not offer contractual jobs in line with the government’s directive to regularize all workers and end illegal contractualization in the country.
“We saw to it that nothing like that is included. All these employers are legitimate,” said DOLE Undersecretary Jing Paras. – Aiko Miguel | UNTV News & Rescue
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