#mitsamasg  |  2016.12.03

SAMA 15th Annual Party

The Association of Mapua Alumni, Singapore (SAMA) held it’s 15th Annual Gathering and SAMA Bowling Tournament Season 11 Awards Night last 3rd December at Jag Wine LLP located along East Coast Road. We were joined by our SAMA members, Mapua alumni, their families and friends. The party was co-hosted by our own Ms. Joy and Ms. Rochelle.

Team team responsible for receiving our guests were at the front door to give out sweets and raffle coupons for a fun raffle draw later in the evening.

We started off our event with the buffet dinner! Everyone was excited with the buffet lined up for tonight. The food was prepared and served by the excellent cooks of Jag Wine. We had big servings of spaghetti bolognese (not too sour, not too sweet… just right), crispy pork belly (marinated overnight in their mixture of sauces and spices with a dash of wine), barbequed chicken (hot and just enough spice to tingle every bite), mixed vegetables with quail eggs (special mention of the quail eggs as this concoction reminded me of the chop suey that we normally cook at home…), and fried rice (buttered and sprinkled with veggie bits). The dessert was dark chocolate brownies (uhmmmm it was the first dish that was wiped out in the buffet line). The buffet trays were kept filled with sumptuous food all throughout the evening.

The guests were also given an option to order free-flow of the wine bar’s house wine (red or white) and for the ladies, if they prefer, was a bottle or two of moscato wine courtesy of Ms. Bang.

After we got our fill of dinner, the program started with a 5 minute (more or less) look back at the 15 years since SAMA started in Singapore. Prepared and presented by our President, Mr. Edwin and a short welcome to everybody in the event.

> 15 Years of SAMA in 5 Minutes movie <

We then welcomed our special guest from the Philippine Embassy, Consul Mers Mellejor, who gave us an inspiring talk and shared the latest new from both our homes, the Philippines and Singapore.

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Afterwards, we presented Consul Mers with a bottle of wine for him to enjoy at home!

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The event was peppered with fun games and loads of prizes for the contestants…

The longest….tongue???

Sexy walk…

Guess the next lyrics…

…and hep-hep hooray!

SAMA Bowling Tournament Season 11 – Awarding

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Now we go to the awarding of the teams and participants of the recently concluded season 11 of our Thursday League and Masters’ Event…

Team Winners

Round 2 – 3rd Runner Up: Team UAP-SAMA

Round 2 – 2nd Runner Up: Team 3 Stars & A Sun

Round 2 – 1st Runner Up:  Team Pinnoyz

Round 2 – Champion: Team Strike Anywhere

Round 1 – 3rd Runner Up: Team Bowlilits

Round 1 – 2nd Runner Up: Team PICE

from left: Consul Mers, Sonny, Jericho, Rico


Round 1 – 1st Runner Up: Team Turk3xyz

Round 1 – Champion: Team Angaz

Overall – 3rd Runner Up: Team Strike Anywhere

Team Strike Anywhere

Overall – 2nd Runner Up: Team Bowlilits

Team Bowlilits

Overall – 1st Runner Up: Team Turk3xyz

Team Turk3xyz

Overall – Champion: Team Angaz

from left: Consul Mers, Edwin, Jopet, Russel, Allan, Rico

Special Awards, Ladies:

High game with handicap – Chris Cayabyab, 250 pts (Team Strike Anywhere)
High game scratch – Kitkat Lajara, 233 pts (Team Angaz)
High series with handicap – Fay Lugue, 645 pts (Team PICE)
High series scratch       – Roselle Martin, 590 pts (Team Strike Anywhere)

Special Awards, Men:

High game with handicap – Gerry Arguelo & Jericho Biasca, 277 pts (Team PICE)


High game scratch – Jowel Villaruel, 255 pts (Team Strike Anywhere)

High series with handicap – Philip Isip, 709 pts (Team Angaz)

High series scratch – Ron Arreza, 718 pts (Team PICE)

Major Individual Awards:

Ladies’ Elite Bowlers:

Roselle Martin, 169.92 pts average

Chris Cayabyab, 168.55 pts average

Zith Caneba, 160.63 pts averageSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Men’s Elite Bowlers:

Sam Advincula, 185.53 pts average

Edwin Villaber, 183.50 pts averageSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Randy Salita, 183.03 pts average

Rico Cordero, 180.22 pts averageSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Christian Barandon, 177.93 pts averageSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Philip Barandon, 173.96 pts averageSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Most Improved Bowlers:

Joy Barandon (Team Turk3xyz)

Jericho Biasca (Team PICE)

Bowlers of the Year:

Carol Bragais (Team Bowlilits)SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Edwin Villaber (Team Angaz)SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES


This year’s events and programs culminating in the 15th Annual Christmas Party are brought to you by our Executive Committee…

left: Rico, Philip, Joy, Bang, Vhines, Edwin, Shaun, Rochelle, Alison, Dennis; not in picture: Lester

From all of us in SAMA… Merry Christmas to Everyone!

Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!


Viva Mapua!!!


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