MANILA, Philippines – Senator Manny Pacquiao was seen in one of the basketball game practices of the Senate Defenders’ preparation for the upcoming UNTV Cup Season 5. Senator Sonny Angara and Senator Joel Villanueva were also with him.
Senator Villanueva revealed this through his Instagram post on August 18 with caption: “After committee hearings & sessions basketball time naman. Meet your Senate Defenders headed by our Team Captain Sen @sonnyangara & our Pambansang Kamao @mannypacquiao getting ready for @untv_cup. #centennialsenators #basketballneverstops #pwedepakami“
WATCH! Sen Pacquiao, Sen Angara and Sen Joel Villanueva on Senate Defenders’ basketball practice.
Meanwhile, the netizens expressed their excitement for the appearance of Senator Pacquiao in the team. Pacquiao and Villanueva are both new members of Senate Defenders.
Read the reaction of the netizens:
The team Senate Defenders is only one of the 13 participating government agencies that are set to play for this season of UNTV Cup. The UNTV Cup Season 5 ceremonial opening will be held at MOA Arena on August 29, 2016.
The other participating basketball teams are: BOC Transformers, MMDA Blackwolves, NHA Builders, AFP Cavaliers, , BFP Firefighters, GSIS Furies, PNP Responders, Judiciary Magis, Malacañang Patriots, HOR Solons, DOJ Boosters, and Ombudsman Graft.
UNTV Cup is an initiative of UNTV-BMPI’s CEO and Chairman, Kuya Daniel Razon. This is the only basketball league on television that promotes unity among public servants. UNTV Cup also provides millions of cash prizes on its Championship games that will be given to each teams’ chosen charity. UNTV Cup’s Season 4 already gave a total of 8 million pesos.