SEASON 6 of the UNTV Cup, a basketball league for a cause concept of Mr. Public Service Kuya Daniel Razon, begins today with four new teams at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
The new squads include the Commission on Audit Enablers, Department of Agriculture Food Masters, Department of Health Health Achievers and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Drug Busters.
A total of P8.5 million worth of prizes are at stake on The League of Public Servants this season, with the champion getting P4,000,000 for its chosen charity organization. Second to fourth placers will receive P2,000,000, P1,000,000 and P500,000, respectively, while the rest of the non-placing participating teams will get P100,000.
The following are the teams and their corresponding beneficiaries: 1. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP Cavaliers), Educational Benefit System Office; 2. Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP Firefighters), Philippine Science High School Foundation Inc.; 3. Department of Justice (Justice Boosters), Department of Justice Employees’ Association, Silong Tanglaw, Uswag Kabataan Inc. and Nazareth Home for Children Foundation Inc.; 4. Government Service Insurance System (GSIS Furies), Kapisanan ng mga Manggagawa sa GSIS; 5. Judiciary (Magis); 6. Malacañang-Philippine Sports Commission (Kamao), Philippine Children’s Medical Center and Millennium Sports Support System Association Inc.; 7. National Housing Authority (NHA Builders)—NHA Provident Fund Association Inc.; 8. Philippine National Police (PNP Responders), Association of Chiefs of Police of the Phils. Inc.; 9. Senate (Defenders), Khyte Foundation Inc. and Pangarap Foundation Inc. and Tahanang Mapagpala Immaculada Concepcion Inc.; 10. Ombudsman (Graft Busters), Ombudsman Provident Fund; 11. PDEA (Drug Busters), Confederation of Community Oriented Policing System NGOs Inc.; 12. COA (Enablers), Caritas Novaliches Inc.;
13. Department of Agriculture (Food Masters); 14. Department of Health (Health Achievers); 15. Dr. Gerry Cunanan Mindanao Heart Foundation, Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko.
The league is supervised by Commissioner Fortunato “Atoy” Co and Deputy Commissioner Ed Cordero since season 1 and games are regularly analyzed by veteran sports analyst Sev Sarmenta and basketball legend Ronnie Magsanoc.
UNTV Cup’s main sponsor is Bro. Eli Soriano of the Ang Dating Daan and Members, Church of God International.
The gates of Araneta Coliseum opens at 4 p.m. while program starts at 6 p.m., with performances by Sassa Dagdag, Jason Dy, Mela and Angel Misstres.
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