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
FILE PHOTO: Brigadier General Gener Del Rosario (#16) prepares to breach the defense Atty. Homer Alinsug during the game between the Senate Sentinels and AFP Cavaliers on May 27, 2018, at the Pasig City Sports Center for the elimination round of the#UNTVCupOffSeason Executive Faceoff.
Games on Sunday, June 17
2pm: GSIS vs Ombudsman 3:30pm: DOJ vs AFP 5pm: Senate vs PNP
Venue: Pasig City Sports Center
It’s a do or die game for the off season defending champion AFP Cavaliers against the DOJ Justice Boosters on Sunday at the Pasig City Sports Center.
The AFP needs to fight harder to secure a spot in the eliminations and advance to the playoffs to defend their title.
The Cavaliers are yet to enter the win column after absorbing successive defeats in their last three games.
The Ombudsman Graft Busters, meanwhile, remains in high spirits after tallying their third win.
But they seek to protect their fourth spot to press on to the playoffs by routing GSIS Thunder Furies on Sunday’s first game at 2 p.m.
Ombudsman head coach Ricky Alcantara said they already ramped up their practices by joining exhibition games in some high school basketball team.
“There’s a saying na palaging may una, baka sa amin pa makuha yung unang panalo kaya paghahandaan namin nang husto,” Coach Alcantara said.
(There’s a saying: there’s always a first time. The GSIS might get their first win through us, [we don’t want that to happen] that’s why we are preparing hard for this battle.)
Senate Sentinels, on the other hand, promise to bounce back from their stinging defeat against Ombudsman last week.
The Senate cagers are looking to end PNP Responders’ winning streak in the main game on Sunday at five pm.
“Against PNP, kailangan namin kung ano yung nagpanalo sa amin doon sa tatlo, triplehin naming yung ginawa namin para manalo kami,” Coach Mike Fermin said.
(In this battle with PNP, we need to triple our efforts to win against them.) — Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue
Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go fires from the rainbow territory. SAP Bong Go was chosen as the Best Player of the Game after finishing 44 points with five 3-pt shots made during the game between the Malacañang-PSC Kamao and GSIS Thunder Furies on June 10, 2018, at the Pasig City Sports Center for the elimination round of the #UNTVCupOffSeason Executive Faceoff. (April Maling / Photoville International)
Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go produced a total 44 points with five 3-point shots to carry the Malacañang-PSC Kamao to the win column of the UNTV Cup Executive Face-off after beating the GSIS Thunder Furies, 105-79.
With his career-high performance, SAP Bong Go was hailed as the Best Player of the Game.
“Salamat at naka-tsamba po kami for our very first win of the executive season po. At masaya po ako ang daming fans ng UNTV na nandito napa-pump up ang team namin. Congratulations din po sa UNTV management, kay Kuya Daniel Razon, napakagandang ideya po at least nakakalaban po namin lahat ng heroes ng gobyerno,” President Duterte’s special assistant said.
(Thank you and we got lucky in our very first win at the UNTV Cup Executive Face-off. I am happy because there are a lot of UNTV Cup fans who attended, we were pumped up. Also, I would like to congratulate the UNTV Cup management, Kuya Daniel Razon for this [UNTV Cup] is a very good idea, at least we can play with the heroes in the government.)
In the other game, Ombudsman Graft Busters handed the Senate Sentinels its first loss.
Team Ombudsman dominated all the quarters through their tight defense and ending the game with a 15-point gap, 66-51.
Graft Busters Head Coach Ricky Alcantara said, “Ang ginawa lang namin is we adjust doon sa trap nila. Ini-anticipate ko yun eh na gagawin nila yun sa amin. So siguro nakita nila hindi nagwo-work, hinintuan nila kaya kami in return ibinalik lang namin yung ginagawa nila.”
(What we did is to adjust to their trap defense. I already anticipated that they will pull one on us. Maybe they saw that it wasn’t working so they stopped; but in return, we used it against them.)
Senate Head Coach Mike Fermin countered, “We got outrebounded eh… siguro we got outrebounded by 15 plus eh. Yun ang naging difference so offensive rebounds na makuha nila the more chances of scoring, doon kami nagkaroon ng lapses sa rebounding.”
(We got outrebounded… maybe about more than 15 rebounds. That was the difference. They had more offensive rebounds, more chances of scoring. We had lapses in the rebounds.)
Hailed as the Best Players of the Game were Director Nikki Laure with 26 points, 11 rebounds and Atty. Armando Sanchez Jr. with 13 points, 4 rebounds and 4 steals.
And on the PNP-DOJ bout, PNP Responders remained flawless in their record after it defeated the DOJ Justice Boosters, 90-59.
PSupt Joel De Mesa led the policemen with 22 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal together with PCSupt Philip Philips’ 18 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal.
Police officers De Mesa and Philips shared the Best Player of the Game honors. — Bernard Dadis| UNTV News & Rescue
Malacañang-PSC Kamao (105) — C. Go 44, G. Belgica 15, S. Malbog 14, M. Buena 14, R. Sergio 7, I. Papera 4, B. Patrimonio 3, M. Peleto 2, N. Herico 2
GSIS Thunder Furies (79) — R. De Luna 38, L. Casio 11, R. Curiba 8, P. Flores 6, J. Pineda 5, R. Abarintos 5, J. Jaro 4, V. Rengel 2
Quarter Scores: 33-15, 55-42, 76-59, 105-79
Ombudsman Graft Busters (66) — Q. Laure 26, A. Sanchez 13, W. Layson 7, J. Espinal 6, R. Sadsad 6, A. Almojuela 4, R. Rafael 2, A. Atienza 1, A. Tamano 1
Senate (51) — W. Tan 17, E.Villanueva 9, R. Sison 8, B. Navea 5, R. Endaya 4, R. Golding 2, S. Dela Cruz 2, U. Garces, J. Flaminiano 2
Quarter Scores: 19-15, 32-25, 48-41, 66-51
PNP Responders (90) — J. De Mesa 22, P. Philipps 18, A. Padua 11, I. Dalogdog 10, P. Limbauan 8, V. Rivera 6, R. Cejas 6, R. Sumalde 3, R. Dimaya 2, E. Gonzales 2, J. Aguillon 2
DOJ Justice Boosters (59) — D. Africa 15, R. Fadullon 14, R. Tomas 12, J. Gernale 7, C. Garvida 6, A. Suarez 3, R. Aguto 2
Senator Joel Villanueva looks to create a play during the game between the Senate Sentinels and AFP Cavaliers on May 27, 2018, at the Pasig City Sports Center for the elimination round of the UNTV Cup Off Season Executive Faceoff. (Rodel Lumiares / Photoville International)
Games on Sunday, June 10
2pm: Ombudsman vs Senate
3:30pm: Malacañang-PSC vs GSIS
5pm: PNP vs DOJ
Venue: Pasig City Sports Center
Senate Sentinels vow to keep the lead along with the PNP Responders in the ongoing UNTV Cup Off Season Executive Face-Off elimination rounds.
Senate now holds the second spot with 3-0 win-loss record while responders top the standings with four wins.
Sentinels eye to score their fourth straight victory by clobbering Ombudsman Graft Busters at Sunday’s first game, 2 pm at the Pasig City Sports Center.
Its head coach, Mike Fermin, promised to ramp up defense plays after eking out a 79-77 win over the defending Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Cavaliers last May 27.
“Prepare lang kami ulit, maraming kailangang ayusin. We need to review the tape , kailangang ayusin yung mga lapses especially sa defense side ang daming lapses,” Coach Mike Fermin said.
(We just have to prepare again. We need to fix some things, we need to review the tape to fix the lapses especially in the defense side.)
The Ombudsman, meanwhile, is determined to score another win to climb up from its top 4 ranking, next to Judiciary Magis, which will serve as their ticket to play offs.
“Like we did sa mga previous game namin, kung ano yung tendency ng mga kalaban namin kung papaano namin i-ka-counter opensa nila, depensa nila. Saka isa sa I work ko ngayon right now yung stamina namin, dahil nakita ko yun lang yung kulang,” Coach Ricky Alcantara said.
(Like what we did in our previous games, we study how to counter the tendencies of our opponents, their offense and defense. And right now, I am working on the stamina of the team as I saw it as one of the deficiencies.)
Of the eight executive teams, only four will advance to the plays offs after eliminating those in the fifth to eighth ranks. — Bernard Dadis | UNTV New & Rescue
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