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.

Cayner Curitana

“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.
4th quarter

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!

 

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.