DEFENDING champion Armed Forces of the Philippines and Department of Environment and Natural Resources try to extend their winning streaks when they launch their bids in the crossover second round of the 8th UNTV Cup today at the San Juan City gym.
The AFP Cavaliers, who topped Group A with a 5-0 mark, collide with the National Housing Authority Builders at 5 p.m. while the DENR Warriors, who likewise completed a 5-0 sweep of Group B, take on the Department of Agriculture Food Masters at 3:30 p.m.
Clashing in the first game at 2 p.m. are Malacañang-Philippine Sports Commission and PhilHealth, with the latter needing a win to improve its 2-3 mark in the event organized for public servants by UNTV President and CEO Dr. Daniel Razon.
The chosen charity of the champion teams gets a tax-free P4 million prize while the foundation selected by the runner-up will receive P2 million.
Expected to lead the Cavaliers, who are bidding to become the first back-to-back champions, are former Letran star Boyet Bautista, Eugene Tan, Alvin Zuniga and Jerry Lumungsod while the Builders of coach Benneth Palad will be led by Alvin Vitug, John Derrick Dizon and Waldemar Tibay.