Goal Setting

SAMA has organized a seminar entitled “Goal Setting” for its members. See poster below for details…


Please RSVP to:
Ms. Bang Acasio @ 9112 7921
Email sama.memcomm@gmail.com

See you there.

Viva Mapúa!


Bayanihan Walk 2016

The Philippine Bayanihan Society Singapore (PBSS) will have it’s second Bayanihan Walk on April 3, Sunday from 8:00am to 1:00pm. The walk will start from the Bayanihan Center at 43 Pasir Panjang road and will go around Labrador Park and back to the center for a distance of about 3 kms.


Registration will start at 7:00am with our SAMA volunteers at the helm of the registration desks.

Tickets are availabe from SAMA. Please contact Joy or Edwin at samaexecomm@gmail.com for inquiries.

Viva Mapúa!

Bayanihan Workshop 2016

The Philippine Bayanihan Society (Singapore), or PBSS for short, had its workshop last 12th March participated by various leaders and representatives of the Filipino Communities in Singapore. It was a gathering or brainstorming meant for the review and improvement of the current mission, vision, purpose and services offered by the Bayanihan Center building located at 43 Pasir Panjang Road and is easily accessible via bus or mrt. More information can be found at it’s website: www.bayanihancentre.com.

SAMA was represented in this gathering by Edwin and Joy, current President and current Special Projects Committee Chairman, respectively. It was a whole day affair complete with buffet lunch and tea break snacks.

From left: Mr. Basty (BV), Atty. Ranvir (PBSS), Ms. Luz (Pinoy Star), Ms. Minnie (PBSS), Consul Mers (Phil. Embassy), Ms. Cristy (PBSS), Mr. Edwin (Guardians), Mr. James (USTAAS), Engr. Joy (SAMA), Cecil (Bayanihan Center), Engr. Edwin (SAMA), Mr. Pol (BV)

The participants were grouped into five tables comprising of 5-7 persons from different FILCOM organizations including the Philippine Embassy representatives. There were many good and creative ideas for the improvement of the Bayanihan Center but one among them was commonly raised. It was the idea of maintaining one room in the Bayanihan Center as a tambayan or a place to hangout with other FilCom groups. The room itself may have a number of tables assigned for each FilCom group willing to participate. This way, the networking, in the bayanihan sense, will be achieved.

The PBSS Board collated all the suggestions and will deliberate further with the hopes that the Bayanihan Center will be utilized to it’s full capacity. All of us in the room look forward to that.


Viva Mapua!





FILCOM Meeting No.2

March 5, 2016

SAMA attended the second FILCOM meeting for the year. SAMA was represented by Shaun (VP-Ext), Joy (ImmPast-Pres now Special Projects Chairman), and Edwin (Pres). The usual kapehan sa umaga was done before the meeting proper.


L-R: Joy, Edwin. Not in picture: Shaun.

Here are a few important updates for us residing in Singapore.

Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV) 2016

  • The main information update is for the upcoming Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV). You can check in the link Certified List of Overseas Voters (upd.2016)  if you are eligible to vote at The Philippine Embassy in Singapore.
  • Another option is if you want to receive your ballot via post. Kindly refer to the link OAV via Post for more information. Deadline for this request is by April 22, 2016.
  • You can visit the Philippine Embassy website at www.philippine-embassy.org.sg.


Philippine Embassy Major Undertaking in 2016


  • PIDC 2016 – Philippine Independence Day Celebration 2016 will be held on June 12, 2016. SAMA has again volunteered as in-charge for Logistics. A separate meeting with the PIDC committee was held after the FILCOM meeting to discuss any updates or changes to the plans.
  • PHL Art Trek 2016 and Sentro Rizal do not have much details at the moment. You can get more information from the Philippine Embassy website posted above.


SAMA Featured in Star Studio Magazine

An article was published in the February 2016 issue of the monthly magazine, Star Studio, showcasing what SAMA is all about. It was well written by Ms. Christine M. Chan. We grabbed a few copies during the meet and we’ll distribute them to interested SAMA members during the next weekly bowling games. Available on a first-come-first-serve basis.




After the meeting, a generous lunch was provided by the embassy. Each rice box had a hefty serving of rice with a combination of either beef tapa or caldereta partnered with chicken adobo. There was also chicken arrozcaldo on the side in addition to the rice packets.


Viva Mapua!

Opening of the SAMA Bowling Tournament – Season 11

SAMA kicked off it’s 11th SAMA Bowling Tournament  (SBT) last March 3 at the SuperBowl in SAFRA Toa Payoh. We have 8 teams again this year vying for the top prizes. They are:

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Team 1: ALLEYGATORSX (L-R: Eric, Vlad, Vhines, Ed)
Update: The team has changed their name to “3 STARS AND A SUN.”

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Team 2: UAP-SAMA (L-R: Rey, Mike, Lalaine, Billy, Frank, Gianfranco, Rem, Jo)

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Team 3: TURK3XYZ (L-R: <back> Jek, Edwin, Benjie, Allen; <front> Philip, Cesar, Joy, Carol)

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Team 4: PINNOYZ (L-R: Monti, Ana, Aldwin, Raymond, Rico)

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Team 5: ANGAZ (L-R: <back> Allan, Zeham, Ray, Philip; <front> Russel, Kitkat, Angel, Edwin)

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Team 6: PICE (L-R: Oneil, Achilles, Chai, Ron, Edmund)


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Team 7: BOWLILITS (L-R: Randy, Klevin, Minnette, Carol, Christian, Kristian, Mica, John)

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Team 8: STRIKE ANYWHERE (L-R: Vani, James, Roselle, Gumer, Ferdie)

There was a huge turn out that night, all thanks to the respective team captains and friends. Kudos also to the management committee and supporters.

No, these are not the security! They are the MIT Alumni showcasing the new SAMA polo tee.

The night is not complete with fun(ny) moments…

Showing the right moves…



Lots of food..


This is just the first week of the 28-week tournament. Come and join the fun with our SAMA family. You know what to do…


Viva Mapua!