San Miguel, Alaska hold twice-to-beat advantage in UNTV Cup PBA Legends Face-off semi-finals
Aileen Cerrudo • June 23, 2019 • 5880
San Miguel and Alaska hold twice-to-beat advantage at the UNTV Cup PBA Legends Face-off semi-finals on Sunday (June 23) at Pasig City Sports Center.
Alaska will take on Ginebra in the first game of the semi-finals followed by San Miguel versus Purefoods.
The two teams will face head to head in the finals if they remain unbeaten on Sunday.
Alaska’s John ‘The Flying A’ Abarrientos calls on everyone to watch the game on Sunday.
“Come here and watch po sa UNTV sa Pasig Sports Center. Thank you, Kuya Daniel, salamat po sa suporta, (Watch in UNTV, in Pasig Sports Center. Thank you Kuya Daniel, thank you for your support)” he said.
Nic Belasco of San Miguel is proud to be a part of the UNTV Cup PBA Legends.
“I just want to invite everyone, it’s for the PBA , for UNTV, the PBA Legends Foundation. It’s something great that Atoy Co [and] all the guys [including] Allan Caidic did. They did something really nice and I’m glad to be part of, so we give back,” he said.
Over P2 million combined prizes will go to the PBA Legends Foundation, which provide aid to former PBA players. —AAC (with reports from Bernard Dadis)
Team Philippines has securely kept the top spot in the medal tally as the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games ended on Wednesday (December 11).
As of December 10 at 10:00 p.m., the Philippines has collected 149 gold, 117 silver, and 119 bronze, securing a total of 385 medals. The country is set to win the overall championship during the closing ceremony on Wednesday afternoon.
The final day of competition of the #2019SEAGames saw the Philippines officially claiming the title as overall champion of the biennial regional sports event,” according to the 2019 SEA Games’ official Facebook.
Vietnam was able to snare the second spot with 96 golds while Thailand settled for the third spot with 92 golds.
The SEA Games closing ceremony will be held at the New Clark City Athletics Stadium starting at 4:00 p.m.—AAC
Philippine boxing bet Nesthy Petecio clinched another gold for the Philippines in the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games women’s featherweight finals on Monday (December 9).
Petecio defeated Myanmar’s New Ni Oo by a unanimous decision. This is Petecio’s first SEA Games gold and the sixth gold medal for the Philippine boxing team.
In an interview with reporters, Petecio said that at first she felt pressured and nervous in going to the finals.
“Ang bigat po talaga, lalo na nung sasabihin nila ‘nanalo ka sa world so panalong-panalo ka na rito’, (It felt really heavy, especially when they said ‘you won in the world so you can win this’)” she said.
She recalled that she just prayed and stopped thinking about all the pressure in order for her to focus on the game.—AAC
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