DEPARTMENT of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) guns for its third straight win when it battles two-time champion Judiciary on Sunday in the 8th UNTV Cup at the Pasig City Sports Center.
One of two new teams in the annual tournament for public servants, the DENR Warriors collide with the Judiciary Magis at 2 p.m. in Group B elimination play.
The National Housing Authority Builders and Government Service Insurance System Furies clash at 3:30 also in Group B.
Department of Agriculture tries to get back on winning track as the Food Masters tackle PhilHealth Plus at 5 p.m. in the lone Group A match.
Expected to show the way for the Warriors again are Ralph Lansang and Melvin Bangal who both scored 21 points in the team’s stunning 88-77 win over the Philippine National Police Responders.
Out to provide additional firepower for the Warriors are Paul Parreno, Ed Rivera and Des Ayson.
Former PBA players Chester Tolomia and Warren Ybanez spearhead Judiciary’s attack.
The Food Masters eye a bounce-back win after absorbing a 91-84 defeat to group frontrunner Armed Forces of the Philippines last week despite getting 28 points from former UST star Emerson Oreta and 15 from ex-Cebuano standout Henry Fernandez.
The Builders of coach Bennet Palad will be bannered by Alvin Vitug and Marvin Mercado.
The 12-team tournament organized by UNTV president and CEO Daniel Razon offers P4 million to the chosen charity of the champion.