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    UNTV Cup: For the love of basketball and public service

    by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, March 16th, 2017

    Judiciary Magis (3rd placer) receives the P1,000,000 cash prize for their chosen charity: Judiciary Employees Severely Affected by Typhoons and Calamities. It was awarded by BMPI-UNTV CEO Daniel Razon (leftmost) VP Commissioner Atoy Co and Gerry Panghulan (rightmost) during the Game 2 of the UNTV Cup Season 5 Finals at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum, March 14, 2017. The recipient of P4,000,000 and P2,000,000 cash prizes is yet determine on March 21 as Malacañang Kamao and PNP Responders face on the deciding game. (Rodel Lumiares / Photoville International)

    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 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 year, UNTV Cup Season 5, the cash prizes for all participating teams and individual honors were awarded on Game 2.

    The teams which did not qualify to the Final 4 received P100,000 each for their chosen charities.

    Here are the teams and their chosen beneficiary / charity:

    1. AFP Cavaliers – AFP-EBSO (Education Benefit Systems Office)
    2. BFP Firefighters – Philippine Science High School Foundation Inc.
    3. MMDA Blackwolves – Philippine General Hospital – Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Philippine Cerebral Palsy, Inc. and Damayan MMDA Provident Fund
    4. Senate Defenders – Kythe Foundation Inc., Pangarap Foundation and Share An Opportunity, Philippines Inc.
    5. Ombudsman Graftbusters – Ombudsman Provident Fund 6. DOJ Justice Boosters – DOJ Employees Association
    7. GSIS Furies – Kapisanan ng mga Manggagawa sa GSIS
    8. HOR Solons – Foundation of Our Lady of Peace Missions, Inc. and Congressional Spouses Foundation Inc.
    9. NHA Builders – NHA Provident Fund Association, Inc.

    While the 4th and the 3rd placer teams received P500,000 and P1,000,000 respectively.

    4th Place: BOC Transformers – Caritas Manila, Inc.
    3rd Place: Judiciary Magis – Judiciary Employees Severely Affected by Typhoons and Calamities

    A total of P2,700,000 were already awarded for charity on Game 2.

    Come Game 3, the top prizes will be awarded to the top 2 teams of the season.

    The champion gets P4,000,000 while the 2nd placer, P2,000,000 all for their chosen beneficiary / charity.

    For this, Malacañang Kamao has chosen a group of Cancer Patients and Millennium Sports Support System Association Incorporated while PNP Responders pick Police Community Relations Group “Drug Rehabilitation Program” respectively.

    As for the individual awarding, Chester Tolomia of Judiciary Magis bagged 3 honors: Most Valuable Player, Scoring Champion and Member of UNTV Cup Starting 5.

    Harold Sta. Cruz of PNP Responders got Defensive Player of the Season.

    Ian Vincent Garrido of Malacañang Kamao got Step Up Player of the Season.

    The season’s Starting 5 awardees are Vishnu Das Javier of Malacañang Kamao, Jeffrey Quiambao of AFP Cavaliers, Gilbert Malabanan of BFP Firefighters, Ollan Omiping of PNP Responders and Chester Tolomia of Judiciary Magis.

    There will be a Finals MVP award that is yet to be announced at the Game 3 of the UNTV Cup Season 5 Finals next Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

    The brilliance of the concept of this league, UNTV Cup, have transcended to the personal lives of the players as their dream of playing basketball aired on national TV and in a world-class arena with their idol professional basketball players is matched with the joy of giving or helping someone in need through their chosen charities or beneficiaries.

    UNTV Cup is only on its fifth year and hopes to continue in the years to come.

    As Kuya Daniel Razon would always say, “Thanks be to God and to God be the glory!”

    — with reports from Bernard Dadis / Mon Jocson | UNTV News & Rescue

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    Senate Defenders defeat GSIS Furies

    by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

    Senate Defenders’ Joel Villanueva (#3) navigates inside the paint area during the game against the GSIS Furies on October 15, 2017 at the Pasig City Sports Center. (Marlon Bonajos / Photoville International)

    A tough defense led the Senate Defenders to a win against the GSIS furies in the third game on Sunday’s tripleheader at the Pasig City Sports Center.

    “Pinaghandaan talaga namin yung individual defense eh, para gumanda yung team defense. Kanina nakita nyo result ng individual defense, trumap kami, nag-straight match up kami, nag half-court trap so maganda nga yung resulta,” Senate head coach Mike Fermin said (We really prepare for individual defenses to level up the team’s defense. Earlier you saw the result of our individual defense. We trapped, we did a straight match up and half-court trap. So, the result was good).

    Jeffry Sanders was hailed as the Best Player of the Game for bucketing 17 points and grabbing seven boards.

    Meanwhile, Senator Joel Villanueva contributed 10 points and Senator Sonny Angara, seven points to the Defenders which now has a 2-0 win-loss record.

    In the first game of the triple-header, the AFP Cavaliers gave Commission on Audit Enablers its second loss after the two-time champion beat the rookie team 127-103.

    The soldiers were led by Best Players of the Game Alvin Zuniga with 28 points and Vicente Evidor who made 25 points.

    The AFP Cavaliers now has two games won and zero loss.

    In the Food Masters-Graft Busters match, the Department of Agriculture team elevates in group b with a 2-1 win-loss record after stunning the Ombudsman team 98-61.

    DA administrative assistant 1 Christian Dematera led the team with 23 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals. — Bernard Dadis / UNTV News & Rescue

     

    The Scores
    AFP Cavaliers (127) — A. Zuniga 28, V. Evidor 25, B. Bautista 12, R. Araneta 11, J. Quiambao 9, W. Sergio 9, W. Casulla 8, L. Cabayao 7, L. Lumongsod 4, P. Fernandez 4, M. Mendoza 4, R. Cahanding 2, R. Pascual 2, R. Almerol 2
    COA Enablers (103) — J. Angel 22, E. Ballesteros 20, A. Gamboa 18, R. Garin 9, R. Carpina 9, B. Lazon 6, R. Villanueva 6, A. Florentino 5, M. Perral 4, B. Villordon 2, C. Sulay 2
    Quarter Scores: 35-18, 64-39, 103-57, 127-103
    DA Food Masters (98) — C. Dematera, M. Martinez 16, S. Silva 14, J. Comerciase 12, M. Mangrobang 11, J. Torion 11, R. Mangalindan 6, A. Manganip 3, M. Lim 2
    Ombudsman Graft Busters (61) — F. Palacio 13, F. Baldonado 12, R. Lumague 11, E. Escudero 8, A. Lazo 6, A. Sanchez 3, A. Francisco 2, C. Lasam 2, E. Elmido 2, W. Romero 2
    Quarter Scores: 25-16, 53-31, 76-49, 98-61

     

    Senate Defenders (91) — J. Sanders 17, H. Ng 13, E. Villanueva 12, J. Mangaran 12, M. Legaspi 11, J. Angara 7, S. Marata 6, R. Balboa 4, R. Endaya 3, M. Omega 2, R. Malaga 2, W. Tan 1, C. Andaya 1
    GSIS Furies (81) — R. Banzali 14, D. Bunyi 10, T. Hernandez 10, A. Sunga 9, A. Cuevas 8, M. Nuyana 7, J. Abugan 6, P. Dela Cuadra 5, N. Cacatian 4, S. Tamayo 4, F. Dorato 4
    Quarter Scores: 25-14, 42-41, 70-52, 91-81

     

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    DA Food Masters take on Ombudsman Graft busters on Oct. 15

    by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, October 13th, 2017

    Department of Agriculture’s Jimwell Torion (#4) comming out from screen by his teammate Ricky Mangalindan (#15) during their game against the PDEA on the elimination round of UNTV Cup Season 6 on September 19, 2017 at the Pasig City Sports Center. (Russell Julio / Photoville International)

    MANILA, Philippines —The Department of Agriculture Food Masters are set to face off with the Ombudsman Justice Boosters as they step into their third game in the league of public servants.

    The Food Masters, now with one game won and one game lost, admit there are many areas for improvement and more to prepare for especially that opponents are guarding reinforcement player Jimwell Torion.

    Head Coach Zaldy Realubit said his club needs to beef up on defense.

    “Siguro mag-adjust pa sa mga bagay… hindi kami nakaka-shoot. Hindi kami marunong dumepensa (Maybe we will adjust on things… we couldn’t shoot baskets. We couldn’t defend),” he said.

    As the Food Masters gear up against the Graft Busters, which now has a 0-1 win-loss record, the UNTV Cup crowd must watch out for more action and new plays from the rookie team.

    “Inaanyayahan ko po kayo na panoorin kami ulit, mga Food Masters. Sigurado po marami po kaming ipakikitang bago na laro namin sa susunod na laro (I invite you all to watch us again, the Food Masters. I assure you that we will showcase new plays at the next game),” Team captain Augustin Manganip Jr said.

    The battle between the DA Food Masters and the Ombudsman Graft Busters takes place on Sunday, October 15, 2017, 3:30 pm at the Pasig City Sports Center.

    Watch the game online via untvweb.com.

    Games (Sunday)
    Game 1:  2:00pm AFP vs. COA
    Game 2:  3:30pm Ombudsman vs. DA
    Game 3:  5:00pm Senate vs. GSIS
    Venue: Pasig City Sports Center

     

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    NHA Builders defeat Judiciary Magis for the first time

    by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, October 9th, 2017

    Judiciary Magis’ Vincent John Puno (#10) and Don Camaso (#4) tries to block the shot of NHA Builders’ Jessie Alastoy (#33) during the elimination round of UNTV Cup Season 6 on October 8, 2017 at the Pasig City Sports Center. (Rommel Flores / Photoville International)

    MANILA, Philippines — For the first time since they joined the UNTV Cup, the NHA Builders defeated the two-time champion Judiciary Magis last Sunday with the final score 95-87.

    This is why the Builders are so happy.

    Coach Bennet Palad said, “Actually, sabi ko hindi tayo mananalo kung kanya-kanya. Kasi kung kanya-kanya tayo, ma-open tayo, mag e-errors. Ngayon sabi ko magtulungan lalo na yung Tolomia , yung Camaso. So kung hindi mo tao yun at libre kailangan mo puntahan yun. So it’s more team effort kami ngayon at yung puso nila ngayon hindi sila bumigay.”

    (Actually, I told them that we cannot win if we don’t work together. We will be open to errors if the players don’t play as a team. I told them, we must help in guarding them, especially, Chester Tolomia and Don Camaso. Even if they are not assigned to you, you should also help in containing them. Now, it’s more of team effort and their hearts didn’t falter.)

    Meanwhile Coach Joey Yabut of Judiciary Magis expressed, “Unang una naging problema namin yung depensa, yung tao-tao kasi nakakalusot sila. Saka yung transition offense nila, doon kami medyo nahirapan sa kanila, yung takbuhan.”

    (Firstly, we had problems with our defense. Our man-to-man defense was not that effective. Their transition offense really punished us.)

    In the beginning of the battle, the Magis dropped three consecutive three-pointers from Warrane Ybanez, Don Camaso and Chester Tolomia for them to be ahead in the first quarter 23-20.

    But the NHA Builders did not back down, they quickly took the lead early in the second quarter, 28-25. And they managed to maintain the momentum to their favor until the end of the 2nd period, 46-38.

    NHA’s lead reached 14 points but Judiciary was able to narrow down the gap to 6 points.

    In the last period, the Magis had a 7-0 run to take the lead of the game, 69-68.

    They even held the lead until 74-71, after a three-point shot from Chester Tolomia.

    But NHA was quick to recover. Former MVP Antonio Lustestica Jr. responded with three consecutive field goals from the rainbow country.

    Then on, the Builders controlled the momentum for the rest of the game.

    Lustestica (25pts) and John Derrick Dizon (18pts) were both hailed as the best player of the game.

    While Chester Tolomia (25pts), W. Ybanez (17pts), C. Camaso (16pts) led the Judiciary Magis.

    Earlier in the tripleheader, Malacanan-PSC Kamao listed their 2nd win of the season by defeating the DOJ Justice Boosters, 91-75.

    In the other game, Senate Defenders claimed their first win after giving the BFP Firefighters their 2nd loss in the final score, 88-81. — Bernard Dadis / UNTV New & Rescue

    Game 1: 
    Malacañang-PSC Kamao (91) — E. Dela Cuesta 20, I. Garrido 16, N. Javier 13, G. Gadong 9, J. Besa 9, V. Javier 8, J. Jimenez 8, R. Abalos 6, J. Magadia 2
    DOJ Justice Boosters (75) — E. Mabazza 24, J. Lopez 15, P. Butel 11, P. Reguera 10, C. Borile 4, M. San Juan 4, C. Tagle 3, A. Vitero 2, J. Polican 2
    Game 2: 
    NHA Builders (95) — A. Vitug 24, A. Lustestica 22, J. Dizon 18, C. Santos 11, M. Mercado 10, W. Tibay 7, J. Alastoy 3
    Judiciary Magis (87) — C. Tolomia 25, W. Ybanez 17, C. Camaso 16, J. Rabino 8, F. Salamat 7, R. Chua 6, J. Norbe 4, V. Puno 2, R. Paras 2
    Game 3: 
    Senate Defenders (88) — M. Legaspi 23, J. Mangaran 15, J. Sanders 12, M. Omega 8, H. Ng 8, S. Marata 7, R. Malaga 6, R. Balboa 4, C. Andaya 3, R. Golding 2
    BFP Firefighters (81) — G. Malabanan 22, R. Wainwright 13, J. Jayona 12, K. Amores 10, J. Egea 8, R. Sibal 6, R. Namia 6, R. Molina 2, D. Macato 2

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