UNTV Cup Season 5 Celebrating Charity through Camaraderie

Pasay City, Philippines [9/2/2016] UNTV Cup Season 5 is the most anticipated basketball league in the Philippines. Its unique vision is endless. Spearheaded by Mr. Public Service Kuya Daniel Razon and Bro. Eli Soriano, a simple vision that is now emulated by different organizations. The only difference is commitment. Heart. Guts. But above all, trust what God can do.

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The new season welcomes another new team to the league. The Bureau of Customs or the BOC Transformers. Caritas Manila, Inc. as their chosen beneficiary, Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon also graced the opening and boosting the teams’ morale. To further ignite the team, veterans Marlou Aquino joins the team with fellow veteran Kenneth Duremdes.

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Kuya Daniel appealed to everyone’s full support for the on-going transition and reformation of the Bureau of Customs.

“Suportahan natin ang kabuuan ng ng ligang ito at sama-sama nating i-welcome ang bagong koponan sa ligang ito. Ang Bureau of Customs. Tulungan natin ang Bureau of Customs sa isang pagbabagong mukha sa kanilang pagbabagong gustong magawa sa customs at wala na pong kotong ang bagong Bureau of Customs. Tuluy-tuloy po ang lahat ng ating mga ginagawa na pagsisilbi sa ating mga kababayan. At ngayon, sa season 5 na ito, aalamin natin at makikilala kung sino ba ang magkakamit ng o makakakuha ng ating mga premyo na nasa 8 milyong piso para sa lahat ng mga mananalo.”

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The Season 5 of UNTV Cup, 13 teams will be fighting for the over 8 million pesos to be given to the charity of their choice.

Before the game proper starts, Bro. Eli voiced out the bad practices in the government and now that President Duterte implementing a complete turn-around, little by little, red tapes are being eliminated. He sends his inspiring words to all the players.

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“Ito pong ginagawa ng UNTV, mga public services, napakarami po nito. It will not be possible without the help of the Almighty, the Members of the Church of God International, lahat ng mga team na lumahok, kasi naniniwala kaming bayani kayong lahat. You sweat.. para ikaw ay mapagod para makagawa ka ng tulong sa mga charitable institutions kagaya ng mananalong team, ido-donate nila yung kanilang mapapanalunan doon sa mga charitable institutions of their choice, naniniwala akong it’s a kind of sacrifice. Salamat sa ating mga senador, mga pulis, sa government agencies na lumahok, patunayan ninyo na sa paglahok pa lang ninyo, inyong pagnanais na makatulong sa kapwa Pilipino. Kailangang kailangan kayo ng bayan. Samahan nawa kayo ng Panginoon mga kapatid, mga kababayan, mga kaibigan at sana palawakin pa ang magagawang charitable works ng UNTV sa pamamagitan din ng UNTV Cup.

Eventhough it is a rough start of the two teams (Cavaliers vs Defenders), every player held it together throughout the game and ends the game with high spirits. AFP Cavaliers won with a score of 85-71, as Boyet Bautista got the player of the game.

 

 

 

 

 

Thrilla in MOA Arena for the Opening of the UNTV Cup Season 5!

Manila, Philippines [8/31/2016] The opening of the UNTV Cup Season 5 and the arrival of basketball enthusiasts flooded at the Mall of Asia Arena on August 29th 2016. For this season, 13 teams will vie for the championship title and their chosen charity.

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A crowd of excited fans arrived early to get the best seats and to meet up close and personal of their favorite team players. The crowd outside the MOA, cheering their and singing as they waited for the gates to open.

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In anticipation of the much-awaited opening, singers Jay R and Jed Madela serenade the crowd on their current hit singles. On the lighter side, AJ and Le Chazz entertains the crowd with their funny tag lines. Both a veteran in stand-up comedy.

The Opening

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The introduction of the 13 groups is followed by Fortunato “Atoy” Co’s announcement with minor changes consist of 2 groups. Here as follows:

 Group A

AFP Cavaliers

MMDA BLackwolves

BFP Firefighters

Malacañang Kamao

Senate Defenders

Ombudsman Graft Busters

 

Group B

PNP Responders

NHA Builders

Judiciary Magis

GSIS Furies

HOR Solons

DOJ Justice Boosters

BOC Transformers

Welcome the new team, the BOC (Bureau of Customs) Transformers which is supported by Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon. Marlou Aquino also joins the team joining fellow veteran Kenneth Duremdes.

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A ceremonial toss between the AFP Cavaliers and the Senate Defenders’ start of the opening game. On the first 2 quarters, both teams are having a hard time making points. AFP won the first game with a score of 85- 71.

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Jed Madela and Jay R guests on UNTV Cup Season 5

Apalit, Pampanga, Philippines [8/28/2016]  The UNTV Cup Season 5 will feature two of the Philippines most talented singers. Mall of Asia Arena (MOA) is the place to be on August 29, 2016. A basketball event you should not miss.

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Kuya Daniel Razon spearheaded one of the firsts in public services in the country. This basketball event is specially formed to promote comradery and is the first and one of a kind charity basketball league.

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Jed “The Singer’s Singer” Madela, with a countless success to his credit, he took part in the performing arts boot camp, joining the Team Philippines. Mentoring kids gives him a feeling of fulfillment. He is also referred to as “The Voice.”

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Jay R, Philippines’ RNB King, also has his hands on taking part into collaborating with different artists like “Kaya Natin Ito” which is a tribute to the Typhoon Ondoy. The proceeds is given to the Philippine Red Cross and Gawad Kalinga.

Both artists has the heart into public service. Both artists had been a constant guest artist to many events of  Kuya Daniel Razon. UNTV Cup Season 5 will not be complete without the full support of Bro. Eli Soriano of the Members Church of God International (MCGI) also known as Ang Dating Daan.

 

Funny tandem of AJ and Le Chazz will also tickle your funny bones.

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photo: Adjes Carreon

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See you at the Mall of Asia Arena!!!

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Manny Pacquiao Change Boxing Gloves to Jersey at UNTV Cup Season 5

Apalit, Pampanga, Philippines   The UNTV Cup Season 5 Ang Liga ng Public Servants opening ceremony will take place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on August 29, 2016. Biggest surprise is that “Pambansang Kamao” and Senator Manny Pacquiao will be joining the team Senate Defenders.  Both senators’ Joel Villanueva and Sonny Angara is a fan of the boxing champ.

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Setting aside of his boxing gloves, now with the Senate Defenders jersey, will they be the one to beat? Will Manny Pacquiao help to knock other teams?

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UNTV Cup is the first and one of a kind charity basketball league in the Philippines spearheaded by Mr. Public Service Kuya Daniel Razon and Bro. Eli Soriano.

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UNTV Live Bigger !!! Bigger Game of UNTV Cup Season 4

Pasay City, Philippines.  The long wait is finally over as UNTV Cup Season 4 opens at SM Mall Of Asia Arena on August 24, 2015, Pasay City. The event is highlighted by introducing the teams from different branch of the government.

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APF Cavaliers, BFP Fire Fighters, DOJ Justice Boosters, GSIS Furies, House of Representatives Solons, Malacanang Patriots, NHA Builders, MMDA Blackwolves, PNP Responders, The Senate Defenders, The Judiciary Magis.

The Ombudsman Graftbusters were added to the line up of the players. Expect the best game plays and best moves for this season has to offer.

Johnedel Cardel of the Blackwolves used to play for the Negros Slashers (Metropolitan Basketball Association); Warren Ibanez of the Judiciary Magis (former player of the Red Bull Barako); Boyet Bautista (former player of Harbour Center Batang Pier, PBL)– pointguard, AFP Cavaliers.

Veteran players like Arnold Gamboa, Gerald Francisco and Kiko Adriano for the HOR Solons (House of Representatives) , Jeffrey Sanders of MMDA Blackwolves, Kenneth “Captain Marbel” Duremdes, Don “the Hammer” Camaso at Potch Juinio of Malacanang Patriots.

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The Manila Tron Dancers opens this Season’s UNTV Cup

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“Mga kasangbahay, sa bawat participation nyo po at pagpunta ninyo sa mga ganitong activities, nagiging bahagi po ng pagtulong sa ating kapwa-tao. Ito po ay hindi para sa mga sarili ng mga naglalaro. Maraming salamat po sa pag participate ng ating mga teams dahil alam natin na, this is for a noble cause at kami po ay nakikiisa na magpagod para makapag bigay tayo ng tulong sa lahat nating mga kapwa-tao na nangangailangan.”

“To our kasangbahay and everyone who participated in these activities serves as an opportunity to help, not for themselves, but for our fellowmen. I would like to thank all the teams who participated for this noble cause to help the needy.” — Kuya Daniel Razon

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Edward Joseph “E.J.” Feihl used to play for the PBA Team Ginebra. He stands 7’1” – tallest Filipino player to play at the PBA. He was included in The Ombudsman Graftbusters.

The Game

The MMDA Blackwolves beat the Judiciary Magis, 76-56. Still injured, Don Camaso and John Hall of Magis is missed by the fans for their good plays.

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“Naniniwala po kami na ang isang bagay na nagpaginhawa sa kalooban ng isang kapwa-tao, yun po ay nakapagpapasaya sa Dios. Pagka po ang isang tao ay naaawa sa isang mahirap o tumutulong sa isang mahirap, is tantamount na parang napapautang natin ang Dios. Yun ang sinasabi sa aklat ng Kawikaan, ang naaawa sa dukha, nagpapautang sa Panginoon. Kaya parang naiisip ko, na yung mga naglalaro – mga senador, mga taong kilala sa lipunan, siguro bawat dribol nun, pag nanalo siya, dinonate yung kanyang napanalunan sa mga nangangailangan, parang nagpautang na siya sa Dios. At pagka ang Dios ang nagkautang, nagbabayad Siya. Kung magbayad ang Dios, maka- pupong mahigit kaysa sa ating ginawa. Yun po ang sinasabi sa kasulatan. “ — Bro. Eli Soriano

“We believe that a chance to ease the pain of our fellowmen pleases God. To feel some pity or the urge to help the helpless, to the needy is tantamount to lending to God. In the book of Proverbs, it says, he who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord.In my thoughts, those senators, those well-known in the society … in every dribble, in every win, they would donate it to the needy, it is like lending to the Lord. And if God pays, he pays more than what you have given, more than what you have done for Him. That is written in the scriptures.”  — Bro. Eli Soriano

The opening of the UNTV Cup Season 4 is one of the highlights of the 11TH anniversary of UNTV themed UNTV Live Bigger, a two-day celebration.

AFP Cavaliers donate UNTV Cup’s prize to chosen charity

The P1.5 million check won by the AFP Cavaliers in UNTV Cup Season 2 was received by the AFP Chief of  Staff  Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang at the AFP General Headquarters at Camp Aguinaldo for the benefit of the children’s soldiers who were hurt and diseased, through the foundation, AFPEBSO. Lt. Gen. Virgilio Domingo stated that this would mean so much for the orphaned family members left during the combat.

Lt. Virgilio Domingo

“The 1.5 million pesos would mean a lot for the orphaned family members of the soldiers died at combat. We all know that salaries of the soldiers are not that high, so this is a big step and we would like to thank UNTV for giving this to the players who had played their hearts out.”

                                             –Lt. Gen. Virgilio Domingo, Chairman, AFP EBS Board of Trustees

 

Col. Alfredo Cayco

“We are sending our gratitude to Kuya Daniel Razon for supporting different charitable institutions like ours, through UNTV Basketball Cup. Ever since, he had been supporting us, giving us supplies of  rubber shoes, but nonetheless, we will be giving our best for the next season to get that another win.”

-Col. Alfredo Cayco (PAF), Head Coach, Team AFP Cavaliers

 Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang

“I am really happy for this championship, but for now, we can just relax and after, we could start practicing for another back to back win. Till next season.

                                             –Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang, AFP Chief of Staff

 

he AFP Cavaliers had undoubtedly won the game through their perseverance and a big heart to bring that trophy for the kids whose parents had been lost during the service. This is spearheaded by the Chairman and CEO of Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International (BMPI) Kuya Daniel Razon. UNTV Cup is one of the advocacies of Kuya Daniel to help the needy and deserving individuals. Making a difference in reaching out to the most unique way as possible is now being imitated by different tv stations.

Bro. Eli Soriano, Presiding Minister of Ang Dating Daan is one of the major supporters of UNTV Cup. Because of the astounding success of this season’s basketball league, he had added an additional 500,000 to the winning team.

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[photo: UNTV Your Public Service Channel]

 

AFPEBSO has 4,322 scholars throughout the Philippines and and Cayner Curitana is one of those,  taking up archintecture.

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“Sa AFP, army po siya and namatay po siya sa service noong 7 years old po ako. So tatlo po kaming magkakapatid and devastated po yung family namin noon. Di ko po ma- imagine na may ganito po palang ganitong program yung para sa mga anak ng sundalo. And luckily po, sa tulong po ng UNTV Cup, mas napagpapatuloy po yung pag-aaral ng mga anak ng mga sundalo po. Para po kay Kuya Daniel po, maraming maraming maraming salamat po kasi sobrang laking tulong po nito kasi yung AFPEBSO po mas marami pa po siyang mapag-aaral na mga anak ng sundalo pong kagaya ko.”

                             –Cayner Curitana, one of the beneficiaries of AFPEBSO

 

Expect another exciting and an interesting set of games for the next season of UNTV Cup, Ito ang Game ko!

 

 

 

AFP Cavaliers Ignites as it Ties the Series to 1-1

Quezon City, Philippines.  AFP Cavaliers drowned the PNP Responders with their head to head match in the fully-packed Smart Araneta Coliseum on July 1, 2014.

AFP Cavaliers’ Paulino Fernandez and PNP Responders’ Ollan Omiping scored the first 2 points and a fade away shot. A back to back 3 point shot by Alvin Zuniga as the PNP fumbles in a transition. Eugene Tan added another 3 points with 3 minutes remaining, a score of 16-4 in favor of the Cavaliers and finishing the second quarter with 18-7.

The Cavaliers dominated the 2nd quarter, 22-7 making it the lowest game score. AFP used a man to man guard and a full body contact to stop the Responders from scoring.  Omiping made 2 free throws but Alvin Zuniga steals the ball from the running game of the Responders. With 21 rebounds, 10 assists, 5 steals and a block at the second quarter, the Cavaliers stopped the defense of the Responders. The final minutes of the 3rd quarter, the Responders crashed down to a 22 point lead by the AFP Cavaliers with a score of 59-37.

Center Jeffrey Quiambao, Ian San Esteban, Roger Araneta and Eugene Tan also played their best at the crunch time while Alvin Zuniga boxing his way through the net as the score of 75-52 with less than 2 minutes and 30 seconds.  The 4th quarter ended with 75-64 as the Cavaliers’ 43 rebounds, 10 assists, 9 steals and 5 blocks.

 

 

[Photo:  UNTV Cup]
[Photo: UNTV Cup]

An inspirational message is given by Kuya Daniel Razon and Bro. Eli Soriano of Members Church of God International both to the players and to the fans. An additional 500, 000 is given by Bro. Eli Soriano for the winning team for the efforts given by the players and coaching teams for the benefit of the teams’ charities of their choice.

 

 

Mr. Daniel Razon

 

“Ang atin na ngayong magiging grand prize for the champion na mapupunta sa kanilang charitable institution of their choice, its either AFP or PNP, ang mangyayari, ang atin ng grand prize ngayon ay instead of 1 million ay magiging 1.5 million. So instead na 500,000 naman po yung sa runner up ay ginawa na po ni Jerry Panghulan na 650. Good luck to AFP and PNP. May the best team win. “

 

— Kuya Daniel Razon

 

 

Best Player of the Game
Best Player of the Game,  Alvin Zuniga

 

… dahil sa collective effort coming from all of these people, itong team AFP Cavaliers na ito, we manage and secure the game and we will be back again in game 3, that’s a promise.”

 

— Alvin Zuniga, Best Player of the Game

 

Coach Alfredeo Cayco
Coach Alfredeo Cayco

 

Kagaya ng sinasabi ko palagi sa mga tao ko, let us start practicing. Kung ano yung mga lapses natin, i-recover natin, kagaya ng paghahanda namin, itong coming week, maghahanda pa rin kami to refresh yung aming mga players dun sa aming mga plays na ginagawa. At nakita ko na very commited ang aking mga players ngayon kaya una pa lang binanatan na namin.”

 — Coach Alfredeo Cayco, AFP Cavaliers

 

[Photo: UNTV Cup 2]
[Photo: UNTV Cup 2]
 

 

MMDA Band opens the UNTV Cup 2 Finals hosted by Ryan Ramos and Rheena Villamor.

 

An exhibition game between Team Executive vs Team `Legislators welcomes the first game. Captain Yamamoto and Sec. Joel Villanueva rallied at the last minute of the second quarter but the Legislators fought back to gain the lead. Team Manager of the Legislators, Senator Ralph Recto, Cong. Neil Tupas and Senator Sonny Angara also played their best plays. The tight ball game between the Executives and the Legislators final score, 66-65 in favor of the Legislators.

On June 8, 2014 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, the two teams will fight for the coveted title for UNTV Cup Season 2 Finals is on.

 

 

 

UNTV Cup Season 2 Best of 3 : Game 1 Snatched by PNP Responders Team

Will the AFP respond in the second game?

Pasig City, Philippines — The first tap of the ball goes to the PNP Responders as the  second game at the Ynares Sports Arena is once again attended by the supporters of both teams. 

The first quarter is a close game fight with a 19-16 score in favor of the PNP Responders. Harold Sta. Cruz had been a factor for the PNP’s team’s stability in terms of defense inside the basket. The defense force of the Responders plays a critical factor against the Cavaliers. Forcing AFP to play outside the 3 point area wherein the Cavaliers lost its flow of shooting range. They took advantage to play a man to man game. Rebounders for Cavaliers injured their scoring and committed a back to back lapse and forced turnovers in the 3rd and 4th quarter.
Cramming for the ball of the PNP and a superb defense of the Responders, as Yanquiling played as the stopper for the Cavaliers’ running game. The collaboration of the coaches and players’ strategic play made easy for the players to find an open spot to go for the score.
The offensive play of the AFP Cavaliers  is low with its impatient players under the basket. Boxing off the ball is the main problem of the Cavaliers. Their transition game and inconsistent shooting range outside and the lack of scorers under the basket paved way as the Respondents took advantage to a back to back score.
Through end of the second half, 33-28 as the PNP Responders scores ahead of the Cavaliers.
3rd quarter

In the first minute of the 3rd quarter, the Cavaliers had sliced the lead of the Responders by one point forcing a turn over and another at the transition play of the Cavaliers. AFP’s running game is answered by the Cavaliers and converting every play into points. 2 minutes in the end of the 3rd quarter, the 3 point shot by the Cavaliers is quickly answered by a quick lay-up by the Responders; ending in a 41-41 score at the end of the 3rd quarter crunch game.
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Eugene Tan fires a 3 point shot at the 4th quarter. But De la Cruz blasted a critical 3 point shot and an unconverted 3 point shot attempt by the Cavaliers. Abaya of the PNP snapped a 3 point shot basket leading them to 5 point lead, 42-47 in favor of the Responders.
A short jump by Casulla cuts the lead but the fast break offense of the Responders ignited as an unselfish pass of Japhet Cabahug for an easy 2 for Abaya and Casulla cut the lead by 3. But the unstoppable Ollan Omiping blasted an important 3 point shot for a 6 point Responders lead.

 

                                              [Omiping with a triple double blast]
[Omiping with a triple double blast]

Coming from a 9 minute time out, cramming and uncoordinated play for the AFP lead to a disastrous game for the Cavaliers and a total of 14 fouls for the team Cavaliers. An assist and a fake pass of Cabahug resulted an easy 2 to Misola for the Responders.
The corner play of the AFP Cavaliers had anticipated by the PNP Responders for a fast transition, thus, frustration of the AFP Cavaliers resulted the 3 point shot of Ollan Omiping – 2 tripples in the 2nd half. Zuniga tried a 3 point clutch but the ball did not score.

                                [Harold Decena and Harold Sta. Cruz : Best players of game 1]
[Harold Decena and Harold Sta. Cruz : Best players of game 1]
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Harold Sta. Cruz with a free shot and a 15 point rebound. Last two minutes play with a score 66-54 lead by the Responders. Cabahug with 5 assist and less than a minute, Cabahug scored another point and a free throw. The game ended with a score of 74-64 win of the #PNP Responders.

[UNTV Cup Season 2]
[UNTV Cup Season 2]

At an earlier game, the Judiciary Magis took home the 3rd place for the UNTV Cup Season 2 beating the MMDA Blackwolves, 84-81.

 

[photo: UNTV Cup Season 2]
[photo: UNTV Cup Season 2]

Securing the 3rd place in the run for the UNTV Cup Season 2 championship, the Judiciary Magis prevail against the MMDA Blackwolves with a score of 84-81. The Magis prize of P250,000.00 and P150,000.00 of the Blackwolves would benefit their chosen charities.

[photo: UNTV Cup Season 2]
[photo: UNTV Cup Season 2]

 

UNTV Cup Game 2 will be held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum at July 1, 2014. (Tuesday 5 p.m.) Expect an exciting game with the PNP Responders against the AFP Cavaliers.
The Solons team from the House of Representative and the Senate Defenders would play for the opening game.
UNTV Cup, Ito ang Bagong Game Ko!

 

UNTV Cup Season 2 — Fight for the Top

Pasig City, Philippines — PNP Responders at the finals.  On June 15, 2014, Sunday afternoon, fans of both MMDA and PNP eagerly awaited and anticipated the knockout games of  #UNTV Cup Season 2  Finals at the Ynares Sports Complex.
PNP ‘s energy shook the Blackwolves taking advantage to the unforced errors of the MMDA Blackwolves at an early fight. PNP lead throughout the game and after the 3rd quarter, the Responders’ 9 point lead prevails against the Blackwolves.
Ollan Omiping took two difficult shots at the first quarter  fast break offense.  A 36-17 in favor of  PNP.   The second quarter offensive rebound of Omiping is a  major factor for MMDA’s most turnovers.  MVP Ollan ‘the Sniper’ Omiping is the best player of the game.

 

Omiping, best player of the game with daughter
[Omiping, best player of the game with daughter]

The second half had been a running game for the MMDA Black Wolves down with a 17 point lead against the Responders . The PNP Responders dominated and ending the game with a 13 point lead.
Ollan Omiping blasted another 3 point shot with a dance. With a total of 31 points and 4 assist, Omiping lead the Responders. Harold Sta. Cruz with 14 rebounds and 4 steals and Jay Mann Misola with 3 blocks respectively.

Photo credit: UNTV Cup Season 2
[Photo credit: UNTV Cup Season 2]

The second season of the UNTV Cup, PNP Responders had chosen PNP Special Educational Assistance Program as their beneficiary. According to PSSupt. Tomas Colet Apolinario, Chief Morale and Welfare Division, by giving financial assistance to their 465 students (scholars) as beneficiaries, this would help these less fortunate to continue their studies for the betterment of the families left by the policemen at duty.

 

DO or DIE GAME of AFP Cavaliers against Judiciary Magistrates

 

The close game between the Cavaliers and the Magistrates had made the bench of both teams hardly sat on because of the head to head fight. The second quarter finishes off with a 38-36 score in favor of the AFP Cavaliers.

On the 3rd half, Don Camaso was ejected with 2 technical fouls.  This would mean an ejection of a player to a game. The 3rd quarter left a 1-point lead of the Judiciary against the Magis.

 

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With seconds away from the end game, a turnover by the Magistrates as the Cavaliers pressed pressure. The tight game between two teams resulted a collision between Don Camaso of the Judiciary Magis against Alvin Zuniga of the AFP Cavaliers.

 

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The top players headed by the AFP  Cavaliers’ Rolando Pascual with 24 points and 12 rebounds, 2 blocks and 2 steals. Eugene Tan with 8 assists and Alvin Zuniga with 2 steals. With the Judiciary Magis, Don Camaso scored 22 points, 12 rebounds and 1 block. Julius Caesar Rabino with 2 assists and 3 steals and F. Salamat with 3 assists.

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                                      [ Photo credit: UNTV Cup Season 2 ]

 

This is a do or die game more than what the audience expected. A close game fight vie for the finals night to be held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The AFP Cavaliers’ beneficiary  AFPEBSO  (Armed Forces of the Philippines Educational Benefit System Office )  fulfilling its slogan, “Leaving No Soldiers’  Orphan Behind.
Mr. Public Service Kuya Daniel Razon  took time to watch this close fight game. AFP Cavaliers will be facing the PNP Responders in the best of 3 championship games. Expect the best of the best games at the finals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duremdes returns in UNTV Cup Season 2

Quezon City, Philippines [82/11/2014]  Unusual it seems, but for a brave and charitable cause that brought in such an anticipated breath of air and doubled a heartbeat is something to be commended for. UNTV Cup Season 2 brings the excitement once again as it happens in Smart Araneta Coliseum, February 11th, 2014. Half-dawn and a massive crowd filled the premise of the iconic coliseum.

while waiting, people gather around the UNTV Drone
while waiting, people gather around the UNTV Drone

The colorful opening ceremonies were very much applauded by the huge crowd. The game ended with the score of 83-72 win by the Senate Defenders against the  HOR (House of Representatives) Solons. Cheers filled the air as Mr. Public Service, Kuya Daniel Razon thanked the supporters and players. This is an unexpected strong support by various sponsors and different  private sectors.

photo: courtesy of UNTV Cup Facebook page
photo: courtesy of UNTV Cup Facebook page

One of the prestigious PBA’s 500 Three-Point Club Member and MVP, the “Captain Marvel” Kenneth Duremdes, 40,  proves that he still have the games. Dominating the 3-point shooting range made him the Player of the Game with a score of 36 points – 10 rebounds and 9 assists and 4 steals for the Defenders easy win. The House of Representatives’ Niel Tupas Jr scored  22 points, not enough to hit the winning score game.

Crowd favorite, Sen. Sonny Angara  from Season 1 is back with doubled agility in campaigning this seasons charity basketball league. As the crowd grew, same with statistics. In Trendinalia Philippines, just more than an hour, the hashtag #UNTVCup2 had rocketed the 3rd spot trending in Twitter.

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Before the event ended, a message from Bro. Eli Soriano addressing the event as Every Game Day is People’s Day. Encouraging everyone to support this one of a kind advocacy that benefits our fellowmen.  Together with Mr. Public Service Kuya Daniel Razon, in making  their dreams one step to reality. Players and supporters, with their talents and strength with a cause.