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UNTV Cup gives 3.15-M for charity

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).

Quarter Scores: 14-26, 30-36, 45-46, 64-64, 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

 

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Deciding UNTV Cup game set on Sunday; teams all eyes on finals

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, February 16th, 2018

“Go win or go home”, the theme of UNTV Cup Semifinals’ last game on February 18, 2018. (Ruby Vercide / Photoville International)

Expect this Sunday to be one of best games of the season as the last four teams of UNTV Cup Season 6 this Sunday, February 18 at the Meralco Gym in Pasig City, try to secure tickets to the much-anticipated finals of the only charity basketball league in the country.

Two-time champions Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Cavaliers will battle it out with the much-improved Senate Defenders at 3 PM while last year’s runner-up, Malacañang-PSC Kamao will try to seal a finals berth as they face the National Housing Authority (NHA) Builders at 5 PM.

The losers of these battles will settle for the knockout battle for third place on March 4, 2018, at the Pasig City Sports Center.

All teams are equally hungry for the prestige of winning the Cup and the P4-M top prize and P2-M 1st runner-up.

In the first game, the AFP Cavaliers will rely on their veteran and winning experiences in the league with the help of their rookie players, Lumongsod and Almerol. The Senate Defenders, on the other hand, led by the playmakers/lawmakers senators Sonny Angara and Joel Villanueva, will capitalize on their unselfish plays and a rigorous defense.

In the second game, the NHA Builders will count on their deep pool of young and talented rosters while Malacañang-PSC Kamao will hold on to their eager desire to help their chosen charity, the children with cancer.

The Kamao and the Defenders have the momentum, but Cavaliers and the Builders have the desire to bounce back.

All participating teams have their own partner charitable institutions with the champion winning P4-M while the second placer with P2-M.

BMPI-UNTV CEO and Public Service advocate Kuya Daniel Razon, the originator of the play for charity league UNTV Cup, launched the League of Public Servants in 2013 and has been giving millions in pesos every year for beneficiaries of respective winning teams each season with the league’s primary sponsor Bro. Eliseo Soriano of the Members Church of God International (MCGI).

These games will be shown live on UNTV News and Rescue local channel 37 and via web streaming at www.untvweb.com. — UNTV New Media

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UNTV Cup Semifinals kick off

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, February 9th, 2018

UNTV Cup Final 4

MANILA, Philippines — The UNTV Cup Season 6 semifinal round kicks off on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at the Pasig City Sports Center.

The Senate Defenders and Malacañang-PSC Kamao are set to battle the top 2 seeded teams AFP Cavaliers and NHA Builders.

According to league rules, the AFP and NHA hold the twice-to-beat advantage.

This necessitates the lawmakers and the Presidents’ men to win two straights to grab the two championship tickets.

The younger team NHA Builders will battle the former two-time championship contender Malacañang-PSC Kamao on the first game (3pm) of the doubleheader while former two-time champion AFP Cavaliers will face the Senate Defenders on the main game (4:30pm).

But should the AFP and NHA emerge victorious on Sunday, the will outrightly proceed to the Best of Three Finals match, while the Senate and Malacañang-PSC will set a knockout battle for third.

The AFP Cavaliers with a mixture of old and young gunners is expected to flex their vintage champion form while the Senate Defenders will stick to their chemistry and tough defense.

On the other hand, the question of who is more hungrier will be the story of NHA-Malacañang-PSC saga as both teams had already frequented to the final 4 seats but failed to get the Cup.

This epic battles can be watched live at the venue for free as well as on the UNTV channel and website. — UNTV New Media

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AFP Northern Luzon command launches “agri soldiers” in Tarlac

by UNTV   |   Posted on Thursday, February 8th, 2018


MANILA, Philippines — The Northern Luzon Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has launched a project for its retiring soldiers called “Sundalo na, Magsasaka pa!”

AFP’s partner in the implementation of the said program are the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), Department of Agriculture (DA), local government units (LGUs), and several other stakeholders.

It is an extension project of the Northern Luzon Command (NoLCom) for retiring soldiers and their families.

The program aims to prepare soldiers near their retirement age to return to their civilian lives.

“Ito po ay para ma-execute ang transition assistance program ng AFP o Armed Forces of the Philippines para matulungan natin yung mga retirees sa darating na panahon na sila ay lalabas ng serbisyo,” said AFP-NoLCom spokesperson Isagani Nato.

(This is to execute the transition assistance program of the AFP or Armed Forces of the Philippines to help our retirees face the civilian life when they finally leave the service.)

Under the said program, the retiring soldiers will be taught about organic farming, goat-raising, and knowledge on climate change mitigation and adaptation.

“Napakaimportante because this is education. Hindi nga alam ng mga sundalo even their generals how to do farming the right way kasi may concept tayo ng pagtatanim pero outdated na yun. Dapat tuturuan tayo ng bagong technology, bagong mechanization bagong strategies,” said Sen. Cynthia Villar.

(This is so important because this is education. Soldiers, even their commanders, do not know how to do farming the right way. We have a concept for farming, but it’s already outdated. We should be taught about new technologies, new mechanization and strategies.)

Several retiring soldiers are glad about the said program.

They believe should the training become a success, they could focus on their new learnings upon leaving the camp.

“Pwede po siguro na mag farming na lang ako after retirement kung maganda po yung training na mangyayari sa amin magiging maganda yung output nya at makikita namin na mas maganda sa farming  malang Sir dun na lang kami mag farming,” said NoLCom chief Ronaldo Agdeppa.

(I can go into farming after retirement if the training is good. Once we see that the output is good, that it would be better to do farming, we might opt for it.)

“Lahat kami excited na at proud na nakasama sa estudyante. Pagdating ng araw pagretired ko uuwi kami sa probinsya at yung natutunan ko dito i-aapply ko dun balang araw,” said MSgt. Edwin Mariñas.

(We are all excited and proud to become students of this. Someday when I retire, we will go back to our province and I will apply there everything I learned here.)

Fifty soldiers will initially undergo the program where they will be monitored for two years. — Aiko Miguel | UNTV News & Rescue

 

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