Standings: Group A – Senate (5-1), AFP (4-1), PNP (3-2), GSIS (3-2), BFP (3-3), DOH (1-4), COA (0-6). Group B – Malacanang-PSC (5-1), Judiciary (5-1), NHA (5-1), DA (2-4), PDEA (2-4), DOJ (1-4), Ombudsman (0-5).
REIGNING champion Philippine National Police (PNP) and Government Services and Insurance System (GSIS) shoot for a second-round berth in Group A when they clash on Sunday in the 6th UNTV Cup at the Olivarez Sports Center in Paranaque.
Toting similar 3-2 cards, the PNP Responders and the GSIS Furies are expected to go all-out in their 3:30 p.m. showdown.
The winner will join early qualifiers Senate and former champion Armed Forces of the Philippines which have 5-1 and 4-1 records, respectively, in the event organized by UNTV president and CEO Daniel Razon for the country's public servants.
Out to lead PNP is former University of the East player Ollan Omiping, Japhet Cabahug and Harold Sta. Maria.
The Responders, however, should have their hands full against the GSIS Furies who are coming off an inspiring 81-75 win over the Bureau of Fire Protection Firefighters a week ago.
Despite their defeat to the Furies, the Fire Fighters are still in contention on a 3-3 record.
Meantime, the AFP Cavaliers collide with also-ran Department of Health Achievers at 5:30 p.m. with the former determined to close out their first round campaign with a bang.
In Group B, Ombudsman shoots for its first win when it tackles Department of Justice in the event offering P4 million to the chosen charity of the champion team.