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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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Duterte requests Congress to extend on-going martial law for one more year

by Joniel Monton   |   Posted on Monday, December 11th, 2017


President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Anti-Corruption Summit 2017: ‘Breaking Chains of Corruption 2017’ at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on November 28, 2017. RUJI ABAT/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) submitted last week a recommendation to President Rodrigo Duterte regarding the martial law in Mindanao.

Both agencies favor the extension of martial law in the region instead of lifting it on its scheduled term before the end of the year.

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea has confirmed that President Rodrigo Duterte will request the Congress to extend the on-going martial law for one more year.

Based on the text message of Sec. Medialdea, the letter has already been signed by the Chief Executive pending submission to Congress.

The AFP initially stated that there is still a need for martial law in Mindanao because of reports regarding remaining Maute members, Abu Sayyaf and other terrorist groups merging together.

“Those who survived that siege still remain at large and are attempting to recover by recruiting other members of the society,” said AFP spokesperson Brigadier General Restituto Padilla.

Another reason cited for the extension is the on-going violent attacks by members of the New People’s Army (NPA).

“There was a 2,000% increase in the amount on the effect of the violent incidents on business alone,” said Padilla.

The opposition of the administration expressed their disapproval and said that the martial rule extension would only hinder the Marawi residents from returning to their homes. — Rosalie Coz | UNTV News & Rescue

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AFP ready to face CHR probe on the Nasugbu, Batangas encounter

by UNTV   |   Posted on Friday, December 8th, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said it is ready to face the investigation of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) into a military encounter with the New People’s Army (NPA) in Nasugbu, Batangas.

Fourteen suspected rebel members were killed, including a 22-year former student, in an operation, the military conducted last November 28.

According to AFP-PAO chief Marine Gen. Edgard Arevalo, they will provide the information needed by the CHR.

“Handa pa po tayong tumulong sa kanila sa gagawing imbestigasyon. Kung meron man po tayong mga tauhan na gusto nilang tanungin ay puwede po tayong magbigay ng kooperasyon para mabigyang daan ang isang malaya at patas na imbestigasyon,” said the official.

(We are very ready to help with the investigation. If they want to question some of our men, we will cooperate to give way to a free and fair investigation.)

Arevalo said the military respects the mandate of the constitutional body, but noted that the CHR must respect the mandate of the AFP in return.

“Which is to perform our role that is to protect the people and to secure the state,” said Arevalo.

The military official reminds parents and teachers to properly guide their children and students to protect them from rebel influence.

“Ikinalulungkot nati sa AFP na kailangan itong magyari subalit kaalinsabay nito ang ating kahilingan sa mga magulang na gabayan nila ang kanilang mga anak,” said Arevalo.

(The AFP is saddened that this happened. Alongside this is our call to parents to guide their children.)

Arevalo said that the military is saddened that there are minors joining the fight of the rebels against the government. — Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue

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PNP chief cautions OFWs against fake news on PH war on drugs

by UNTV   |   Posted on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

IMAGE_UNTV_NEWS_120617_DELA ROSA IN NEW YORK

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald dela Rosa believes the problems in illegal drugs in the country should stop, hopefully under the current administration. Otherwise, the Philippines will remain under the grip of such social menace.

In his official business trip to the United States, the PNP chief has advised Filipino community to be wary against fake news circulating on social media about the government’s war on drugs.

“Kawawa ang Pilipinas talaga. Alam ko kayo dito, hindi kayo mapapalagay habang nandito kayo, mga mahal niyo sa buhay nandoon sa Pilipinas. Kaya sana magtulungan tayo. Huwag kayong masyadong magpadala sa mga fake news na nakakarating dito, mga paninira,” said the chief.

(The Philippines is really pitiful. I know that you are uneasy living here while your loved ones are back in the Philippines. That’s why we should help each other. Do not get carried away by damaging fake news that reaches you.)

Dela Rosa assured the Filipino community in the US that the PNP will be more cautious in its operations now that it is reinstated as a support group to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in executing anti-illegal drugs operations.

This has prompted the PNP to call for support in order to acquire the needed body cameras for their operations.

Meanwhile, the PNP chief guarantees the police’s support to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in its pursuit of the New People’s Army (NPA).

Dela Rosa warned organizations supportive of the NPA which is now officially declared a terrorist group by the Philippine government.

“Well, pagbasehan natin ‘yung Constitution at tsaka ‘yung Revised Penal Code. Kung meron silang nagawa dun na labag dun then, they are punishable by their crimes. At kami naman sa pulis palagi kaming actively supporting the Armed Forces of the Philippines when it comes to internal security operations. So pagtutulong-tulungan namin yan sa AFP yung laban natin na against sa NPA,” said Dela Rosa

(Well, let’s base it on the Constitution and the Revised Penal Code. If they have committed violations of these, then they are punishable by their crimes. We at the PNP are actively supporting the Armed Forces of the Philippines when it comes to internal security operations. So we will be working together with AFP against the NPA.) — Victor Cosare | UNTV News & Rescue

 

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