MANILA, Philippines – Two-time champion Judiciary Magis is now ready to put up a fight this UNTV Cup Season 5, which will open this August 29 at MOA Arena.
Magis is determined to bounce back after its loss to PNP Responders last UNTV Cup Season 4 that left the team on the 6th rank.
Being the Season 1 and Season 3 champions, Magis is eager to regain the title and is now back in rigid training sessions.
“Well, it’s a new season, new struggle to win the championship. We’re a bit unlucky in UNTV Cup Season 4 so we will try to fight back and win the championship again,” said Court Administrator Midas Marquez in an interview with UNTV News.
“We were a bit complacent last season so now we are really practicing hard so team Judiciary could bounce back,” said Joey Yabut, Magis Team Captain.
Magis also revealed new additional players in its lineup.
Chester Tolomia, who played for Brgy. Ginebra and three other teams in professional basketball associations, is one of its reinforcement players. “There’s a little pressure since this is a champion team. We need to maintain the high level game of the Judiciary,” said Tolomia.
And METC Muntinlupa City Judge Jacob Montesa is also included in its lineup who came from the bureau itself.
“I was a participant in the Clash of Three, where judges played against undersecretaries, congressmen, and others. I’m happy because I was able to join. At least, my game will improve,” said Judge Montesa.
Meanwhile, former pro cagers Warren Ybanez, Ariel Capus and Don Camaso will still be defending the team Magis.
UNTV Cup is a basketball charity game project of UNTV’s veteran broadcaster, Kuya Daniel Razon.