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)
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
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