Ang Dating Daan radio-television host Bro. Eliseo F. Soriano has sent his best wishes for the incumbent Supreme Court Chief Justice and prayed for true light of justice to prevail in the country.
Speaking before thousands of participants of the first edition of UNTV Cup through live streaming, Bro. Eli said that he admires Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno’s track record.
“I pray to God that Justice Sereno will lead beyond her term of office,” said the international evangelist, said the international evangelist. “[I am hoping] that the Philippines may see the light of true justice.”
Bro. Eli thanked supporters of the good cause of the league, including the Justice Department and Philippine National Police (PNP) for making it to the finals of the first UNTV Cup and playing basketball for their chosen charities.
Chief Justice Sereno joined the crowds at the Big Dome in support for Team Judiciary, which eventually took the championship trophy after beating Team PNP with a close final score of 86 to 83.
UNTV Cup Finals was held at a jam-packed Smart-Araneta Coliseum on November 5, 2013.
The top four winning teams received the cash prizes in behalf of their chosen charitable institutions.
Team Judiciary, the grand champion of UNTV Cup, selected to receive the P1 million prize the affected families of the aftermath of the calamities that struck Cebu, Bohol, and war victims in Zamboanga.
First Runner-up placer Team PNP selected the Masonic Charity for Crippled Children Incorporated to receive P500,000 while Second Runner-up Team AFP chose AFP-Educational Benefit Assistance Office to receive P250,000.
Third Runner-up Team Philhealth chose Cancer Warriors Foundation to receive their winning pot of P150,000.
UNTV Cup, the first charitable basketball tournament on television draws its players from the government and entertainment industry.
Spearheaded by Kuya Daniel Razon, the current CEO of UNTV, the benefit basketball league is just one of the many projects launched by the media channel in cooperation with MCGI to help indigents in the country.
“These innovations would not have been possible without your support,” said Kuya Daniel. “This is not the last, this is only the first season.”
Kuya Daniel is also Vice-Presiding Minister to MCGI.
(Written by Roy Cruz)