UNTV Cup Season 6 gives away nearly P10-M cash prizes to charity
by UNTV News | Posted on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
AFP Educational Benefit System Office (AFP-EBSO) receives P1,000,000 cash donation as part of AFP Cavaliers’ winnings after finishing on 3rd place this sixth season of UNTV Cup — the league of public servants. (Marlon Bonajos / Photoville International)
MANILA, Philippines — The battle on the hard court between Malacañang-PSC Kamao and Senate Defenders at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Monday was intense during UNTV Cup’s Season 6 Game 2 Finals.
The two teams showed their hard work in an effort to provide huge assistance for their chosen beneficiaries.
The champion, the Senate Defenders won P4-million for their three beneficiaries namely: Kythe Foundation, Tahanang Mapagpala Immaculada Concepcion, and Pangarap Foundation.
Meanwhile, runner-up Malacañang-PSC Kamao bagged P2-million with which they intend to assist around 600 cancer patients of the Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC).
“Malaking tulong itong premyong nakuha namin at sana ipagpatuloy nila ang magandang hangarin nila sa pagtulong sa mga pasyente,” said PCMC Cancer & Hematology Center Administrative Officer Mercy del Rosario.
(This prize is really a great help and we hope they will continue their advocacy to help the patients.)
“We have partner hospitals where we have our child life program and the amount granted to us by Senate will go a long way in pushing for the medicine, the [transportation] and everything,” said Kythe Foundation Inc. president, Atty. Roy Santos.
The third runner-up, AFP Cavaliers, received P1-million for their beneficiary, the Armed Forces of the Philippines Educational Benefit System Office (AFP-EBSO).
The 4th placer NHA Builders received P500, 000 while the other 10 participating teams received P100,000 each for their chosen institutions.
“We should complete the good works we started because in Galatians 6:10, it says while we have the opportunity, let us do good to all men especially to those who are of the household of faith.
“There is special care for the household of faith but the words of God said we must do good unto all men, even to those who do not of the household of faith. It means we have obligation to do good even to those who are not of the household of faith, charitable works which prove ever since we were given the chance to manage the UN Television.
“These charitable works, these are not just for one day, once a year, once a month or once in a blue moon. This will be continuous. One of these is the UNTV Cup, in which the cash prizes will be given to chosen charitable institutions of the teams. If we are commanded to love our enemies, more so we should love those who are less fortunate and being sponsored by the teams through our basketball league,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Executive Face-Off of the UNTV Cup off-season games eye for level-up public service and more camaraderie between government officials and employees.
“Many committed to play for the Executive Face-Off. We’re hoping that our executives will give further participation including various government officials in the executive level because this is their chance as well to share not only the prize they won for their beneficiaries but also to develop camaraderie among the high-ranking officials, to take a break and exercise through the UNTV Cup off-season games, the Executive Face-Off. God-willing, it will be more exciting and more will participate,” said UNTV-BMPI CEO & president, Daniel Razon.— Rosalie Coz | UNTV News and Rescue
Complete List of Prizes for Beneficiaries
FINAL FOUR TEAMS:
Champion — Senate Defenders — Kythe Foundation, Inc., Pangarap Foundation, Inc. and Tahanang Mapagpala Immaculada Concepcion, Inc. — ₱4,000,000 (beneficiary) + ₱500,000 (team)
Second Place — Malacañang-PSC Kamao — Philippine Children’s Medical Center and Millennium Sports Support System Association Inc. — ₱2,000,000 (beneficiary) + ₱300,000 (team)
Third Place — AFP Cavaliers — AFP Educational Benefit System Office — ₱1,000,000 (beneficiary) + ₱200,000 (team)
Fourth Place — NHA Builders — NHA Provident Fund Association, Inc. — ₱500,000 (beneficiary) + ₱100,000 (team)
OTHER PARTICIPATING TEAMS:
PNP Responders — Public Assistance for Rescue, Disaster and Support Services (PARDSS) Foundation International, Inc. — ₱100,000
Judiciary Magis — Judiciary Employees Severely Affected by Typhoons and Calamities — ₱100,000
GSIS Furies — Kapisanan ng mga Manggagawa sa GSIS — ₱100,000
PDEA Drug Busters — Confederation of Community Oriented Policing System NGOs, (CCOPS-NGOs) Inc. — ₱100,000
BFP Firefighters — Philippine Science High School Foundation Inc. — ₱100,000
DOJ Justice Boosters — Department of Justice Employees’ Association (DOJEA), Silong Tanglaw, Uswag Kabataan Inc., and Nazareth Home for Children Foundation, Inc. — ₱100,000
DA Food Masters — Don Bosco Foundation for Sustainable Development — ₱100,000
DOH Health Achievers — Dr. Gerry Cunanan Mindanao Heart Foundation, and Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko — ₱100,000
COA Enablers — Caritas Novaliches, Inc. — ₱100,000
Ombudsman Graft Busters — Ombudsman Provident Fund — ₱100,000
by UNTV News | Posted on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
Garri Sevilla (#33) was hailed as the Best Player with 18 points in the game between Senate Defenders and GSIS Furies on September 23, 2018 at the GSIS Gymnasium in Pasay City. (Rodel Lumiares / Photoville International)
Season 6 champion Senate Defenders and NHA Builders kept their early edge in contrasting fashions at the UNTV Cup Season 7 match held last Sunday at the GSIS Gymnasium in Pasay City.
The Senate remains on top of the Group-A after toppling the GSIS Furies, 78-51. The game’s best player, Garri Sevilla, led the defenders to victory with his 18-point finish.
Head coach Mike Fermin said their intensified maneuvers were inspired by a near upset in the hands of swift-footed PITC Global Traders in their September 3 match.
“Collective effort lang kasi from the last game namin, lousy defense kami so parang chinallenge namin yung players to play individual players, stopper para we will not make them easy basket,” Senate Defenders Head Coach Mike Fermin said.
(It was a collective effort because in our last game, our defense was lousy, so we challenged the players individually so as not to give opponents some easy shots.)
“Importante ngayon na-realize namin is practice as a team,” GSIS Furies Coach Rene Boy said.
(What is important now is that we realize the importance of team practice.)
The NHA Builders also maintained their early Group B lead after routing the PhilHealth Plus, 103-100, to claim their second win.
Twin towers, Jessie Alastoy and Marvin Mercado, led the NHA by bucketing 13 and 19 points, respectively.
NHA head coach Bennet Palad attributes their victory to enhancing the team’s agility by observing their opponents moves.
“Malaki yung ginawa naming paghahanda. Alam ko quick ang team na ito, maliliit. So inaral namin yung lahat, yung safety, yung quickness nila,” NHA Builders Head Coach Bennett Palad said.
(We really prepared for this game because we know that Team PhilHealth is quick. So we studied everything: safety and their agility.)
The PhilHealth Plus, meanwhile, blames their second defeat to low energy and lack of able players.
“Una sa lahat marami tayong players na nasa injury kaya maraming wala. Pangalawa, naiwanan kami mababa yung energy namin noong first half but we made adjustments. Pero ang pinaka-critical dito siguro yung free-throw shootings , free-throw shootings namin masyadong mababa,” PhilHealth Plus Head Coach Dello Aseron II said.
(First of all, we have players who are injured. Secondly, we have low energy during the first half, but we made adjustments. But the most critical was our poor free throw shooting.)
The PNP Responders, meanwhile, snagged its first victory after clobbering PITC Global Traders in a heart-thundering game, 80–77.
PO2 Anton Tolentino’s buzzer-beater three-point shot thrown from beyond the court’s half served as the key to defeating the PITC. His 16-point finish earned him the best player of the game title.
“Well, yung depensa namin siguro lesson-learned kami against GSIS kaya naman kami nahabol kasi poor defense namin. Natuwa ako sa mga teammates ko hindi kami nag-give up, dumipensa. Sa palagay ko, yun talaga nagpanalo sa amin,” PNP Responders playing-coach Harold Sta. Cruz said.
(Maybe our defense during our game against GSIS was a lesson-learned. We lost then because of our poor defense. Now, in this game against PITC, I was happy with my team mates. We didn’t give up, we had good defense. I think that’s the reason why we won this time.)
“Part of the game eh, talagang breaks of the game kami natalo. I think we did better… nag-collapse noong first game pero this time naka-recover kami was down by 11 when it started. Noong first half medyo sabog kami, pero nakabalik naman yung mga boys. Along the way we will be better,” PITC Global Traders Head Coach Vic Ycasiano said.
(Losing is really part of the game. I think we did better… it may have collapsed during the first game [with Senate] but we recovered this time [with PNP]. We were down by 11 points when it started. We were a mess during the first half , but we were able to recover. Along the way we will be better.) — Bernard Dadis | UNTV News and Rescue
by UNTV News | Posted on Thursday, September 20th, 2018
FILE PHOTO: PhilHealth’s #23 Mark Eduard Pedroso trying to escape the triple-team defense in their game against the Department of Agriculture Food Masters when he contributed an impressive 29 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steals to go with his fellow team leader Jonathan Aldave who put up 31 pts, 8 rebs, 2 ast, 1 stl and 2 blk. (Lian Opol / Photoville International)
Games on Sunday, September 23
2PM – NHA vs Philhealth
3:30PM – PITC vs PNP
5PM – GSIS vs Senate
Venue: GSIS Gymnasium
Address: GSIS Financial Center, Macapagal Avenue, Pasay City
Fresh from claiming their first victory against the two-time champion Judiciary Magis, the NHA Builders are now preparing for an upcoming match against the PhilHealth Plus in the ongoing elimination rounds of UNTV Cup Season 7.
The NHA basketball team is gunning for a second win as part of its aim to finish higher than last season’s fourth rank.
NHA Builders Head Coach Silverio ‘Bennett’ Palad III said they are now ramping up practices and tactics to boost the players’ stamina and chemistry, especially since they are set to clash with a team that also boasts of swift-footed players and skillful shooters.
“Hopefully, sana mag-continue yung camaraderie and yung ano ng mga bagong players maka-adjust doon sa mga dati kong players,” the NHA Builders coach said.
(Hopefully, we can continue the camaraderie and the integration of the news players to our team.)
“Marami [pa kaming adjustments na gagawin], kasi unang una yung mga shooting nila hindi pa naglalabasan, yung mga passing nila, pati yung defense, yung defense nade-delay pa masyado. Hindi sila nag-aadjust kaagad kaya nababagsakan ng tao sa ilalim. So madami pa kami ia-adjust sa kanila so hopefully makapasok kami sa championship,” Coach Palad added.
(We still have to do a lot of adjustments. Firstly, their shooting: sure shots are not consistent yet, their passing, their defense mostly are delayed that’s why we have allowed the opponents a lot of points in the paint. So, we still have to work out a lot of things. Hopefully, we can qualify for championship title this season.)
Team PhilHealth Plus is also adjusting its players’ techniques, refusing to get intimidated by NHA’s speed and power.
“Together with the coaching staff, we need to adjust… nakita namin yung plus at minus ng team namin but we really have to help each other to get rebounding, we have to take advantage of our quickness and sa aming mga shooting we need to practice more,” PhilHealth Plus Head Coach Delio Aseron III said.
(Together with the coaching staff, we need to adjust…we saw the strengths and weaknesses of our team. But we really have to help each other to get rebounding. We have to take advantage of our quickness. And when it comes to our shooting, we need to practice more.)
PhilHealth has yet to record a win after suffering a defeat from their debut match with DA Food Masters last week.
The NHA and PhilHealth clash is the first of the three games slated on Sunday at the Pasig City Sports Center. — Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue
by UNTV News | Posted on Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
NHA Builders’ Jessie Alastoy (#16) and Marvin Mercado (#22) not willing to give Judiciary Magis’ main gunner Chester Tolomia (#29) an easy shot. (Marlon Bonajos / Photoville International)
UNTV Cup Season 6 4th placer NHA Builders proved they are among the teams-to-beat after routing two-time champion Judiciary Magis, 73-68, in the charity tournament that is offering P4-million to the winning team’s chosen charity.
The NHA needed a decisive run mid-way through the payoff period to surprise the Judiciary in their match at the Pasig City Sports Center on Sunday.
The heroic moves of Marvin Mercado and Alvin Vitug led the Builders to beat the Magis by bucketing 22 and 18 points, respectively.
NHA Builders’ Head Coach Silverio “Benett” Palad said, “Noong third quarter nakita nila hindi sila pwedeng mag-kanya kanya. So they worked as a team, they worked as a family.”
“Sa darating namin na ensayo mag-ha-hard practice pa rin kami, saka yung depensa rin medyo nawala rin noong bandang huli,” Judiciary Magis coach Joey Yabut said.
The AFP cavaliers, meanwhile, drew 26 points from former Letran star Boyet Bautista and waylaid the DOJ Justice Boosters, 109-87.
The AFP’s win put the Cavaliers in the same level with opening-day winner and defending champion Senate Defenders.
“Hopefully, magtuloy-tuloy ngayon. Nadagdagan kami ng dalawang players, isang malaki saka isang medyo maliit. Basically, medyo bumata kami ngayon siguro makakasabay kami nang maayos ngayon,” AFP Cavaliers Head Coach Corporal Cornelio “Sonny” Manucat III said.
Malacañang-PSC Kamao, meanwhile, dumped the Ombudsman Graft Busters, 101-72, despite the 25-points bucketed by the latter’s reinforcement player, Luis Palaganas Jr.
Eric dela Cuesta was hailed as the Best Player of the Game with 14 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 4 steals.
Malacañang-PSC Kamao Head Coach Raffy Gonzales said, “Sinabi ko naman sa players ko napaka-importante ng bawat game ngayon sa atin. Sana magtuloy-tuloy, siyempre nag-reready rin kami. One game at a time lang kami.”
“Kailangan lang namin talaga i-solid yung depensa namin, saka yung mga lokal namin kailangang mag-step up… saka si Bernzon Franco hindi sya 100 percent kaya walang katulong si [ Luis ] Palaganas,” Ombudsman Graft Busters Coach Ricky Alcantara said. — Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue.
GAME 1: AFP Cavaliers defeats DOJ Justice Boosters, 109-87.
Quarter Scores: 32-16, 54-34, 78-52, 109-87
AFP Cavaliers Box Scores: 109 B. Bautista 26, J. Lumongsod 16, W. Casulla 15, D. Cordero 14, R. Almerol 7, J. Quiambao 6, P. Fernadez 6, V. Evidor 5, A. Zuñiga 4, M. Mendoza 4, E. Rosopa 2, R. Pascual 2, R. Araneta 2 s DOJ Justice Boosters Box Scores: 87 E. Mabazza 19, J. Lopez 18, C. De Lucas 8, J. Villegas 8, L. Lagunzad 7, D. Rayos 7, R. De Viterbo 6, M. Moises 5, A. Vitero 4, C. Borile 3, I. Cabrido 2
GAME 2: Malacañang-PSC Kamao defeats Ombudsman Graft Busters, 101-72.
Quarter Scores: 28-15, 56-32, 80-52, 101-72
Malacañang-PSC Kamao Box Scores: 101 E. Dela Cuesta 14, V. Javier 14, N. Javier 11, J. Javier 11, I. Garrido 10, J. Besa 10, M. Ignario 9, J. Magadia 8, A. Catipon 5, M. Antonio 4, G. Gadong 3, R. Abalos 2
Ombudsman Graft Busters Box Scores: 72 L. Palaganas 25, R. Lumague 10, B. Franco 10, E. Escudero 6, W. Romero 4, E. Elmido 3, F. Palacio 3, F. Baldonado 3, A. Sanchez 2, C. Lasam 2, M. Veloso 2, E. Ojerio 2
GAME 3: NHA Builders defeat Judiciary Magis, 73-68.
Quarter Scores: 20-22, 34-34, 50-45, 73-68
NHA Builders Box Scores: 73 M. Mercado 22, A. Vitug 18, W. Tibay 10, A. Lustestica 8, J. Alastoy 8, A. Adolfo 3, S. Crisostomo 2, J. Dizon 2
Judiciary Magis Box Scores: 68 C. Tolomia 27, W. Ybañez 15, F. Salamat 6, V. Puno 5, E. Mustre 4, R. Malinao 4, J. Rabino 4, J. Serrano 2, R. Chua 1
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