UNTV Cup Season 3 Ceremonial toss (Jun Rapanan / Photoville International)
MANILA, Philippines – Sa pagbubukas UNTV CUP Season 3 sa unang sagupaan pa lamang ay parang championship na.
Kaagad na ipinadama ng defending champion AFP Cavaliers ang kanilang puwersa matapos tiklupin ang new comer team na NHA Builders, 90-71, sa sagupaang ginanap sa MOA Arena sa Pasay City.
“Lumalamang kami ng 21 points pero nahahabol pa nila, paunti-unti magaling yung isang player nila paghahandaan namin uli next time na makalaban uli namin sila,” pahayag ni Alvin Zuñiga ng AFP Cavaliers.
“Yung depensa namin mas idedevelop namin siguro excited lang kami kasi bago yung team sa liga pero sa susunod siguro wala na yung pressure,” saad naman ni Waldemar Tibay ng NHA Builders.
Sa second game, exciting din ang sagupaan ng season 2 second placer PNP Responders at DOJ Boosters.
Namayani ang Responders sa Boosters sa score na 90-72.
Ngayong season ay tatlong bagong koponan ang nadagdag kabilang ang NHA Builders, GSIS Furies at BFP Firefighters.
Ang mga dati ng team ay ang AFP Cavaliers, PNP Responders, Judiciary Magis, MMMDA Blackwolves, Malacañang Patriots, Senate Defenders, HOR Solons at ang DOJ Justice Boosters.
Inaasahan na mas lalong titindi ang mga labanan ngayong season dahil sa mas pinalaking premyo ng tatanghaling kampeon.
Ipinasya ni Mr. Public Service Kuya Daniel Razon na mula sa P1.5 million ay gagawin ng P2 million ang premyo ng tatanghaling kampeon.
“Maraming natutulungan ito. Kaya sumasali dito ang HOR dahil naniniwala kami sa mga natutulungan ng UNTV ni Bro. Eli at ni Kuya Daniel Razon,” ani Rep. Niel Tupas Jr. ng HOR Solons.
Sinabi naman ni Sen. Sonny Anggara Jr., “Alam natin na lahat naman ng teams ay gumaling this year pero mas susubukan namin na pag-igihan ang season na ito.”
Samantala, inanyayahan naman ni Season 2 MVP Erwin Omiping ng PNP Responders ang lahat na patuloy na suportahan ang UNTV Cup dahil sa mas kapana-panabik na bakbakan sa hardcourt.
“Mas lalong lumakas ang motivation namin na makuha yun para makatulong sa aming beneficiary talaga.”
“Ini-invite ko po kayo na manood ng UNTV Cup Season 3, ito ang bagong game ko,” dagdag pa nito.
“Sa lahat ng mga teams sa mga bagong teams welcome po sa season 3 at we are looking forward sa masayang games sa mga darating pong panahon,” pahayag naman ni UNTV CEO Kuya Daniel Razon.
Ang baway koponan ay may kanya-kanya nang napiling charitable institution na magsisilbing benipisaryo ng makukuhang premyo sakaling tanghaling kampeon.
Bukod dito ay maglalagay din ng public service booth ang mga koponan sa bawat game venue upang umasiste sa mga nangangailangan ng tulong. (Grace Casin / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)
by Maris Federez | Posted on Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
Peter Joemel Advincula, the man who presents himself as alias Bikoy, has surrendered to the Philippine National Police (PNP) Northern Police District on Wednesday night.
This, after the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a warrant for his arrest for an estafa case in Baguio City.
He requested to face the media at the Camp Crame this morning to clear the names of the personalities he implicated in the illegal drug trade and to ask forgiveness from the administration.
Bikoy said the series of “Ang Totoong (the real) Narcolist” with episodes 1 to 5 is a hoax and that Senator-elect Bong Go doesn’t really have a dragon tattoo.
He added that they were all fabricated by the camp of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.
He further said that they came up with a scheme called “Project Sodoma” together with the Otso Diretso, with the exception of former Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Mar Roxas.
Project Sodoma, which he claimed to have been planned for nine months, allegedly aimed to oust President Rodrigo Duterte and to put Vice President Leni Robredo in power so that the Otso Diretso can have the chance to win in the 2019 midterm elections.
He claimed to have personally known Senator Trillanes after they were introduced by Fr. Albert Alejo, and to have met with the seven candidates of the Liberal Party.
He also maintained that they came to an agreement that he will receive P500,000 and will be given a government position if Otso Diretso wins.
Advincula added that he has already been receiving threats against his life and his family that is why he is seeking the help of the PNP.
PNP chief, Police General Oscar Albayalde said they will still validate Advincula’s claim that his life is under threat.
Advincula will be placed under the usual booking process at the CIDG before he gets transported back to Baguio to post bail for his estafa case. (with details from Lea Ylagan) /mbmf
by Marje Pelayo | Posted on Thursday, May 16th, 2019
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) admitted that vote buying was rampant in the recently concluded midterm polls.
As proof, authorities were able to seize more than P12 million from a total of 449 violators over the course of the election.
“Lahat ng nakumpiskang pera ay magsisilbing ebidensya laban sa mga na-apprehend natin na violators,” said PNP Spokesperson Police Col. Bernard Banac.
(All cash confiscated will serve as evidence against the apprehended violators.)
The highest amount seized was in Caraga region amounting to almost P8 million.
Other areas with the most number of vote buying incidents were Northern Mindanao with more than P1 million seized followed by Cagayan Valley (P561,000); Metro Manila (P541,100); and Bicol Region (P449,080).
From the 449 violators, a total of 356 were arrested, 85 persons evaded arrest while eight minors were rescued.
Most of the violators were from Metro Manila, the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM); and from Regions 4a and 6.
“Wala pa tayong na-apprehend ngayon na nakakulong na sa vote buying dahil ang mga suspects at violators ay na-release for further investigation,” Banac said.
(None of those apprehended for vote buying were detailed because the suspects or violators were later released for further investigation.)
Appropriate charges were filed against the suspects for violation of the Omnibus Election Code.
If proven guilty, they will serve one up to six years jail term and in case of election candidates, they will be disqualified from holding public office.
The PNP is also looking into the possibility of using drug money in vote buying. – (with details from Lea Ylagan) Marje Pelayo
by Marje Pelayo | Posted on Thursday, May 16th, 2019
MANILA, Philippines – Cadet fourth class Al Rasheed Pendatun Macadato collapsed during a run on Tuesday afternoon (May 14) at Camp General Mariano Castañeda in Silang, Cavite.
The 21-year-old was taking part in the new cadet summer training program of the Philippine National Police Academy.
“Nagkaroon sila ng exercise at road run. Pagkatapos ng road run nila ng ala-singko ng hapon habang nagwa-warm down at stretching ay nakaramdam ng pagkahilo,” explained PNP Spokesperson Police Col. Bernard Banac.
(They had an exercise and a road run. After the road run around 5:00 p.m. during their warm down and stretching exercises, he [Macadato] felt dizzy.)
According to the PNPA, he was rushed to the Camp’s health dispensary and later to Qualimed Hospital in Sta. Rosa, Laguna where he was admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU).
But Macadato passed away on Wednesday (May 15).
Banac said the attending physician ruled out hazing as the cause of Macadato’s death.
Macadato died of heat stroke, according to the PNPA, as they were required to do some pull ups and running when he collapsed.
The PNPA said the hot weather may have affected the cadets’ training exercises and promised to look into the possible lapses in the training program.
“Patuloy itong iniimbestigahan ng pamunuan ng PNP…inaalam nila ang kaniyang medical records kung meron mang indikasyon o prone o maaaring naka-apekto, nakatulong at nakapagdulot ng kanyang pagkahilo,” the official said.
(The PNP leadership are investigating the case…they are looking into his medical records to see if there are existing conditions that may have contributed to his dizziness.)
Macadato was one of the 285 Fourth Class Cadets accepted in May 1, 2019 by the PNPA. Their batch was on their 10th training day when the incident happened. – (with details from Lea Ylagan) Marje Pelayo
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