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AFP, Senate keep lead; PhilHealth notches 2nd win at UNTV Cup 7

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

PhilHealth Plus’ team and fans celebrate as the awarded Best Player of the Game Kenneth Emata sink the game-winning buzzer beater 3-point shot to lift their team to another victory, 2-2. (MAIA GARCIANO / Photoville International)

 

Games on Sunday, October 21

2:00PM – GSIS vs PITC
3:30PM – Agriculture vs Judiciary
5:00PM – PNP vs Senate

Venue: Pasig City Sports Center

 

UNTV Cup Season 6 champion Senate Defenders and the Armed Forces of the Philippines kept their share of the Group-A lead after defeating their respective opponents in the seventh edition of the UNTV Cup at the Pasig City Sports Center on Sunday, October 14, 2018.

The Senate defeated the Department of Justice Boosters, 87-72 after blocking the latter’s fast transition offense plays to chop down their early edge in the ball game.

Jeffry Sanders lifted the Defenders with his 23-point finish, 20 rebounds, 3 steals and 3 blocks that earned him the best player of the game title.

“Half time, sinabi namin ‘We have to stop their transition offense.’  In doing that, we should be stopping the ball all the time,” Senate Defenders Coach Mike Fermin said.

(During the half time break, we said ‘We have to stop their transition offense.’ In doing that, we should be stopping the ball all the time.)

“Noong later part na, out of frustration na yung mga galaw eh… yun lang ibang players napu-frustrate na, doon kami nagkagulo, medyo nawala sa focus,” DOJ Assistant Coach Jessie Montivirgen said.

(At the later part of the game, our plays were out of frustrations… some of our players were frustrated then. That’s when our game broke down, we lost our focus.)

The AFP Cavaliers also scored their third straight win after clobbering the rookie PITC Global Traders, 78-68.

Jerry Lumongsod led the Cavaliers by bucketing 19 points, including five from the three-point area, 5 assists, four rebounds and steals and a block, earning him the best player of the game award.

“Medyo mataas yung morale ng team, since the start ng league… we will take one game at a time,” AFP Cavaliers Head Coach CPL Cornelio “Sonny” Manucat III.

(Team’s morale is quite high since the start of the league… we will take once game at a time.)

The PhilHealth Plus, meanwhile, gains their second victory after upsetting the Malacañang-PSC Kamao, 90-87.

Kenneth Emata’s buzzer-beater three-point shot served as the key to defeating the Malacañang-PSC after both teams scored 87-all in the last part of the game. His 9-point finish with Jonathan Aldave’s 36 points earned them the game’s best players title.

PhilHealth now holds 2-2 win loss record while this is Malacañang-PSC’s first loss of the season.

“Nagkulang kami sa Defense namin, ball rotation din namin kulang, so kailangan din namin I work out yun,” Malacañang-PSC Kamao Coach Raffy Gutierez said.

“As promised kahit kulang kami ng players, kahit maraming challenges, injury it will not stop us. Dahil dito po sa laro ng UNTV Cup, puso talaga ilalaban namin para sa beneficiaries namin at kami po ay nakikiisa sa magandang adhikain ni Bro. Eli at Kuya Daniel na gamitin namin ang aming talento sa basketball para manalo para sa aming chosen beneficiary,” PhilHealth Plus Head Coach Delio Aseron II said.

(As promised, even though we don’t have enough players, despite the challenges and injury, it will not stop us. Because in this game of UNTV Cup, we will fight with our hearts for our beneficiaries. We are one with the noble advocacy of Bro. Eli Soriano and Brother Daniel Razon of using our talent in basketball to help our chosen beneficiaries.) — BERNARD DADIS / UNTV News & Rescue

 

THE SCORES: 

GAME 1: Senate defeats DOJ, 87-72.

Quarter Scores: 20-21, 44-23, 67-60, 87-72

Senate Defenders
Box Scores: 87
J. Sanders 23, G. Sevilla 15, E. Villanueva 10, M. Omega 10, R. Balboa 8, H. Ng 7, J. Angara 5, J. Mangaran 5, J. Flaminiano 3, R. Malaga 1

DOJ Justice Boosters
Box Scores: 72
D. Rayos 16, C. Cruz 11, J. Lopez 10, E. Mabazza 10, C. Borile 7, J. Villegas 7, R. Viterbo 4, L. Lagunzad 4, M. San Juan 3

BEST PLAYER OF THE GAME: Jeffry Sanders (23 points, 20 rebounds, 3 steals, 3 blocks)

GAME 2: PhilHealth defeats Malacañang-PSC, 90-87.

Quarter Scores: 21-26, 45-48, 68-73, 90-87

PhilHealth Plus
Box Scores: 90
J. Aldave 36, M. Pedroso 19, I. Mazo 13, E. Pacheco 10, K. Emata 9, J. Hierro 3

Malacañang-PSC
Box Scores: 87
V. Javier 20, M. Antonio 17, E. Dela Cuesta 17, J. Jimenez 8, J. Gadong 7, N. Javier 6, R. Abalos 4, J. Besa 4, I. Garrido 2, A. Catipon 2

BEST PLAYERS OF THE GAME: Kenneth Emata (9 points, 2 rebound and 1 assist) and Jonathan Aldave (36 points, 7 rebounds, 1 block)

GAME 3: AFP defeats PITC, 78-68.

Quarter Scores: 25-17, 43-27, 66-48, 78-68

AFP Cavaliers
Box Scores: 78
J. Lumongsod 19, D. Cordero 17, W. Casulla 11, B. Bautista 10, J. Quiambao 6, E. Rosopa 4, P. Fernandez 3, E. Tan 3, R. Araneta 3, R. Almerol 2

PITC Global Traders
Box Scores: 68
H. Porto 23, R. Vasallo 18, M. Gecale 5, A. Taplah 4, J. Melaño 4, M. Juan 4, L. Lopez 4, D. Almarinez 2, R. Regalado 2, M. Macabasco 2

BEST PLAYER OF THE GAME: Jerry Lumongsod (19 points, 2 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, 1 block)

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AFP defeats ex-champs Senate at UNTV Cup elimination

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Best Player of the Game Jerry Lumongsod put up 17 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 3 steals together with co-awardee Darwin Cordero’s 20 points, 2 rebounds and 1 steal to lead the AFP in beating the former champion Senate Defenders on November 8, 2018 at the closing of the 1st round elimination of the League of Public Servants, UNTV Cup. (Frederick Alvior / Photoville International)

QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Two-time champion AFP Cavaliers prolonged their winning streak to five after downing the Senate Defenders at the end of the first-round eliminations of UNTV Cup Season 7 last Thursday.

The AFP banked on its tight defense plays to rout the season six champion by maintaining a five to nine-point advantage and controlling all game quarters.

The Cavaliers leaned on its cagers, Darwin Cordero and Jerry Lumongsod, who gave a total of 37 points after bucketing four three-point shots each in the last quarter. Cordero and Lumongsod were hailed as the best players of the game.

With five victories and zero defeats, the AFP still tops Group-A while Senate’s 3-2 win-loss record puts them in the third spot.

The Malacañang -PSC Kamao, meanwhile has stolen Group-B’s lead from the DA Food Masters after the latter received a beating in their match, 75-63.

Best players of the game, Visnu Das Javier and Eric Dela Cuesta led the Malacañang to victory with their combined 35-point finish.

The Ombudsman Graft Busters, on the other hand, bowed out of the charity league after their stinging loss against the NHA Builders, 94-57.

Jose Adolfo earned the best player of the game title after bucketing 17 points.

The NHA has now settled in the second Group-B ranking from the third place following its latest win. — Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue

THE SCORES

GAME 1: NHA defeats Ombudsman, 94-57.
Quarter Scores: 22-9, 45-29, 65-49, 94-57
NHA Builders
Box Scores: 94
A. Adolfo 17, J. Dizon 13, C. Torrente 12, J. Alastoy 8, W. Tibay 8, A. Lustestica 7, R. Tibay 7, J. Prado 7, M. Mercado 5, S. Crisostomo 5, J. Mahamud 4, M. Dizon 1
Ombudsman Graft Busters
Box Scores: 57
F. Palacio 18, A. Sanchez 10, E. Ojerio 9, R. Lumague 8, X. Malones 5, W. Romero 5, A. Lazo 2
Best Players of the Game: Adofo Jose Adolfo (17 points, 1 rebound)
GAME 2: Malacañang-PSC defeats Agriculture, 75-63.
Quarter Scores: 14-15, 30-35, 45-57, 75-63
Malacañang-PSC Kamao
Box Scores: 75
E. Dela Cuesta 22, V. Javier 13, M. Antonio 10, J. Jimenez 9, I. Garrido 9, J. Besa 4, A. Catipon 4, G. Gadong 2, R. Abalos 2
Department of Agriculture Food Masters
Box Scores: 63
E. Oreta 23, S. Silva 15, C. Dematera 14, M. Manigo 5, H. Fernandez 3, J. Comerciase 2, B. Mastelero 1
Best Players of the Game: Visnu Das Javier (13 points, 8 rebounds, 4 steals and 2 blocks) and Eric Dela Cuesta (22 points, 9 rebounds and 3 steals )
GAME 3: AFP defeats Senate, 76-70
Quarter Scores: 22-17, 35-29, 59-50, 76-70
AFP Cavaliers
Box Scores: 76
D. Cordero 20, J. Lumongsod 17, J. Quiambao 14, B. Bautista 10, E. Rosopa 9, W. Sergio 3, W. Casulla 2, R. Pascual 1
Senate Defenders
Box Scores: 70
J. Mangaran 15, R. Balboa 15, G. Sevilla 13, J. Sanders 8, M. Omega 6, R. Malaga 4, E. Villanueva 3, M. Legaspi 2, S. Marata 2, H. Ng 2
Best Players of the Game: Darwin Cordero (20 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steals) and Jerry Lumongsod (17 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 3 steals )

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Budget deliberations resume as Senate session reopens

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Monday, November 12th, 2018

 

A Senate hearing

PASAY CITY, Philippines – At the resumption of Senate session on Monday (November 12) the lawmakers went straight to the discussion of budget appropriations for key government agencies.

First to be discussed were budget proposals of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG); the President Communications Operations Office (PCOO); and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

DILG Secretary Eduardo Año and Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde attended the deliberations to answer inquiries from lawmakers.

Senator Panfilo Lacson particularly scrutinized the PNP’s proposed budget for recruitment of new policemen in order to attain its target of ration of 1 cop for every 500 people.

The DILG said their recruitment continues, therefore, they need enough budget to sustain police training for new cops.

Meanwhile, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) claimed the agency is still short of 35,000 people in its current manpower as compared to the country’s growing population.

The agency, also, noted a shortage of around 1,296 fire trucks.

Among the priority legislation, the Senate is expected to tackle on the course of the week will be the Medical Scholarship Bill which seeks to provide free medical education to Filipinos on the condition that the scholars will render five-year service in the Philippines after graduation. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Nel Maribojoc)

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AFP still unbeaten; Judiciary snaps losing streak at UNTV Cup

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

Best Players of the Game Vicente Evidor AFP #19 produced a total of 24 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 steal to go with co-awardee Boyet Bautista’s 6 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. (Charles Ember Paña / Photoville International)

Two-time champion AFP Cavaliers maintains its pristine record after routing the GSIS Furies, 93-87, in a match held on Sunday at the Pasig City Sports Center.

Best Players of the Game, Vicente Evidor and Boyet Bautista, led the AFP with their combined scores of 40 points and 9 rebounds.

This fourth victory earns the AFP a ticket to the second-round eliminations while the GSIS Furies bid farewell to this season after failing to win any of their games.

“Hopefully, magtuloy tuloy. It’s a long way to go. Syempre, hindi pa kailangang mag-relax,” AFP Cavaliers Coach CPL Cornelio “Sonny” Manucat said.

(Hopefully, our winning streak will continue. It’s a long way to go. Of course, we should not relax yet.)

The AFP is set to face the Season 6 champion Senate Defenders in a match on November 8, Thursday.

Two-time champion Judiciary Magis, meanwhile, finally barged into the win column after clobbering the Ombudsman Graft Busters, 104-65.

Richard Litonjua and Edu Mustre’s combined 24 points led the Judiciary to victory which has now climbed up in the rankings with one win and three losses.

“Itong huling ensayo namin, hard practice na kami, more on defense na kami dahil yun ang nagiging problema,” Judiciary Magis head coach said.

(Our last practice was a hard one, we practiced more on defense because that’s where we are lacking.)

The Judiciary is set to battle with PhilHealth Plus, who keeps two-two win-loss record, in a knockout game on Sunday.

The Ombudsman meanwhile will collide with the NHA Builders in a non-bearing game on November 8.

The rookie team PITC Global Traders also gained a bigger chance to advance to this season’s second round eliminations after defeating DOJ Boosters, 74-60.

Rod Vasaloo and Haddi Porto earned the Best Players of the Game title after bucketing 22 and 15 points, respectively.

“Kaya masaya kaming lahat dahil alam namin na this game is very important to the team. We promised Boss Dave [ Alamarinez] na pag-uwi nya may lalaruan pa sya na liga. So eto nag trabaho naman lahat,” PITC coach Victor Ycasiano said.

(We are happy because we know how important this game is. We promised Boss Dave Almarinez that when he returns he still has a league to play in. So, everyone worked hard for it.)

Meanwhile, DOJ Justice Boosters Coach Reynaldo Tomas Jr. said, “Back breaker talaga yung dalawang tres ng (PITC) imbes na apat na lang yung lamang nila naging sampu agad, eh. So kahit papaano nakakabawas ng moral yun…kaya hindi na namin kinaya noong huli.”

(The 2 consecutive three-pointers of PITC were back breakers. Instead of catching up only 4 points, it ballooned to 10 points. It was quite demoralizing; we failed to recover.) — Bernard Dadis / UNTV News & Rescue

 

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