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Senate wins basketball championship, donates P4M prize to charity

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The Senate basketball team led by Senators Sonny Angara and Joel Villanueva has been crowned this year’s champion of the UNTV basketball tournament at the Smart Araneta Coliseum ‪Monday night‬.

Armed with scoring and defense skills, the Senate Defenders defeated Malacañang-PSC Kamao 84-64 to win the best-of-three finals. It was the first championship earned by the Senate team.

“Too many people to thank for the championship win of the #SenateDefenders 🏀 team last night which means P4million for our chosen charities,” Angara wrote on Instagram.

“Thanks to #untvcup for letting my brother/team co captain Sen @joelvillanuevan I live out our bball fantasies by winning a finals game at Araneta Coliseum (the Mecca of Phil Bball, ganun pala pakiramdam 🤗),” he said.

Angara also thanked the Senate family especially Senators Frank Drilon, Migz Zubiri and Bam Aquino “who all gave a big boost to the team by watching Game 2.”

A press release from the Senate read that the P4 million prize would be distributed to their three chosen charities, Kythe Foundation, Inc., Tanghalang Mapagpala Immaculada Concepcion and Pangarap Foundation Inc., and P500,000 for the team.

Too many people to thank for the championship win of the #SenateDefenders 🏀 team last night which means P4million for our chosen charities. Thanks to #untvcup for letting my brother/team co captain Sen @joelvillanueva n I live out our bball fantasies by winning a finals game at Araneta Coliseum (the Mecca of Phil Bball, ganun pala pakiramdam 🤗). Thanks to our teammates, families, Senate family especially our colleagues Sens @bigmandrilon @migzzubiri and @bamaquino who all gave a big boost to the team by watching Game 2. To our team manager Sen @ralphrecto coaches and managers @mikemin11 atty Rodel MVP Jeff Sanders the Malacanang team led by the scorching shooting of SAP Sec Bong. Thanks for the ❤️❤️❤️ this one is for all of u! 🏀🏀🏀 #MabuhaySenado #senatedefenders #untvcupseason6 #champs #ligangmgapublicservants

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