SAP Bong Go erupts for 44 pts in Malacañang-PSC victory at UNTV Cup
by UNTV News | Posted on Monday, June 11th, 2018
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
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
by UNTV News | Posted on Thursday, September 13th, 2018
FILE PHOTO: Supreme Court’s Court Administrator Justice Jose “Midas” Marquez (#1) in action during a UNTV Cup off-season game with the Senate Sentinels. This seventh season the two-time regular season champion the Magis will start by facing the young and dynamic NHA Builders. (Lian Opol / Photoville International)
Games on Sunday, September 16 2PM: AFP Cavaliers vs DOJ Justice Boosters 3:30PM: Malacañang-PSC Kamao vs Ombudsman Graft Busters 5PM: Judiciary Magis vs NHA Builders VENUE: Pasig City Sports Center – FREE ADMISSION
The Supreme Court and National Housing Authority basketball teams are set to debut for the seventh season of the League of Public Servants on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. on September 16 at Pasig City Sports Center.
Judiciary Magis will be led by their executives Court Administrator Jose “Midas” Marquez, Judge Jacob Montesa II and Judge Manuel Gerard Tomacruz with reinforcements of former professional basketball players who are also now employees in the high court: Chester Tolomia, Don Camaso and Warren Ybañez.
The two-time regular season and one-time off-season champion, Magis, has been in drought since 2015 but has already won a total of at least P4,000,000 for their chosen beneficiaries.
Meanwhile, the young and dynamic NHA Builders will be led by former MVP Antonio Lustestica, John Derrick Dizon, and Marvin Mercado with a strong support form Marvin Ladia, Waldemar Tibay and Alvin Vitug.
The team, coached by former Ginebra player, Bennett Palad, has achieved a final 4 seat in Season 6, finishing as 4th placer and earning P500,000 for their chosen charity.
In the other games, the Malacanang-PSC Kamao will clash with the Ombudsman Graftbusters at 3:30 p.m.
The President’s men will be led by Special Assistant to the President Bong Go and PACC Commissioner Greco Belgica together with John Paul Yamamoto, Ian Garrido and Visnu Das Javier.
This season they will be joined by a strength and conditioning coach, a 6’5 former San Beda Red Lions cager Martin Lloyd Antonio.
The Kamao has already been to the regular season finals thrice, (Seasons 3-5-6) but to no success yet.
While the Ombudsman Graft Busters, this season, will get a boost for their campaign from Bernzon Franco, a former professional basketball player who also played for them in Season 4 and in BOC Transformers in Season 5.
The Graft Busters most successful run in the league was in the recently Off-Season games wherein they finished as 2nd placer with a prize of P500,000 for their chosen beneficiary.
Meanwhile, at the first game of the triple-header on Sunday, the former two-time regular season and one-time off-season champion AFP Cavaliers will collide with the DOJ Justice Boosters.
The Cavaliers is expected to field their new recruits on this battle: a 6 foot 6 inch center Private First Class Ezer Rosopa and a 5 foot 10 inch guard Airman Second Class Darwin Cordero.
The Justice Boosters led by an executive PCGG Commissioner Reynold Munsayac on the other hand will get some boostings from their reinforcement players: Eric Mabazza, Jose Marie Villegas, Donnie Rayos and Lyncir Paolo Lagunzad.
Another attraction to every UNTV Cup games are the public services offered on the venue organized by UNTV Action Center through the participation of various government agencies.
UNTV Cup, the brainchild of public service advocate, Dr. Daniel Razon, aims to foster camaraderie among participating government agencies through their common passion for basketball and playing for a humanitarian endeavor.
This Sunday starting at 2:00 p.m., the audience at the Pasig City Sports Center can avail the following services:
— National Housing Authority: Help and Information desk
— PAGIBIG: Info desk, application form and online verification
— PHILHEALTH: Member’s Data Record, ID releasing and information desk
UNTV Cup games can also be watched worldwide via www.untvweb.com.
by UNTV News | Posted on Monday, September 10th, 2018
James Patrick Abugan, GSIS #14, was hailed as the best player of the game in the battle of PNP Responders and GSIS Furies on September 9, 2018. Abugan put up a massive 31 points, 10 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 block to help playing coach Rene “Boy” Banzali win its first win. (Myvn Fernandez / Photoville International)
GSIS Furies shocked the UNTV Cup Season 5 champion PNP Responders at their first game in the seventh season of the league of public servants on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Pasig City Sports Center.
Furies’ James Patrick Abugan put up 31 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 block, prompting him to be chosen as the Best Player of the Game.
Among Abugan’s production was the crucial 3-point shot that kept the GSIS hope alive in the last 2 minutes and 26 seconds of the game. It cut the lead of the PNP to just 2 points, 81-79.
Another important field goal that the ‘Best Player’ made was the lead-giving shot in the last 20.6 seconds of the game, 85-83.
Shooting Guard Aaron Martinez also added 2 important points to further bury the PNP, 87-83.
The policemen tried to come up with a recovery plan but time was not on their side.
PNP Responders was in control for most part of the game until GSIS’ patience and persistence paid off in the last minutes of the game.
Playing-coach Rene Boy Banzali said, “Sobrang saya namin, kasi actually medyo late na yung preparation namin. Nakita niyo yung coaches wala kami, so nakita niyo nag-usap usap na lang kami.”
(We were very happy [ with this win] though our preparation for this game were quite late already. As you can see, we even lack in coaching staff so we just coordinated with each other.)
Banzali added 27 points while Kenneth Ilano delivered 15 points for the Furies. While Olan Omiping had 20 points and rookie PO1 Rollie Serrano gave 16 points for the PNP Responders.
Meanwhile, the Department of Agriculture Food Masters frustrated the returning Philhealth Plus, 105 – 95.
Philhealth was dominating the Agriculture department until the third quarter when the Food Masters took the lead when the buzzer ended, 75-74.
The fourth quarter was consumed with Coach Zaldy Realubit’s boys flexed their muscles and left the Delio Aseron-coached team behind, 105-95.
DA Head Coach Rizaldy Realubit said, “Team na yung Philhealth, kahit ano na ginawa namin noong second quarter, nag-zone na kami nalulusutan nila kami, nag-tao tao kami ganoon pa din. So noong naka-adjust na kami noong nag-zone kami at hinigpitan namin yung defense namin sa shaded lane doon nakabawi na kami.”
(The Philhealth team were so solid. We did zone defense, man-to-man defense but to no avail. After adjusting to the strategies and intensifying our defense, we began to recover and take control of the game.)
The Best Players of the Game honors were given to Emerson Oreta with 23 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and Christian Demetera with 21 points, 1 rebound and 1 assist. — Bernard Dadis | UNTV News & Rescue
GAME 1: Department of Agriculture defeats Philhealth, 105-95.
Quarter Scores: 24-28, 49-54, 75-74, 105-95
DA Food Masters Box Scores: 105 E. Oreta 23, C. Dematera 21, H. Hernandez 19, M. Manigo 12, E. Daja 11, S. Silva 8, J. Comerciase 4, M. Lim 3, M. Mangrobang 2, E. Lacson 2
Philhealth Plus Box Scores: 95 J. Aldave 31, M. Pedroso 29, I. Mazo 14, E. Malana 9, E. Pacheco 7, K. Emata 2, J. Alfeche 2, J. Hierro 1
GAME 2: GSIS defeats PNP, 87-83.
Quarter Scores: 15-21, 37-37, 60-65, 87-83
GSIS Furies Box Scores: 87 J. Abugan 31, R. Banzali 27, K. Ilano 15, P. Dela Cuadra 6, A. Sunga 4, D. Bunyi 2, A. Martinez
PNP Responders Box Scores: 83 O. Omiping 20, R. Serrano 16, A. Tolentino 11, C. Santiago 8, J. Criste 8, H. Sta. Cruz 8, J. Misola 5, J. Cabahug 4, J. Saracho 3
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