SAMA 15th Annual Party & SBT11 Awards

#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!!!


Upcoming events…Sept/Oct


It’s been almost two and a half weeks since our last event – SAMA Family Day 2016. Thanks to our SAMA members, family and friends who came and spent the day (and overnight) of (lotsa) food, drinks and fun with us.

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We also had a very interesting presentation of completed projects where BIM was used. Kudos to Engr. Sonny Andalis for doing the presentation and showing the technical details involved without being boring. Both his technical and non-technical audiences voiced their appreciations and further clarified parts where they found very interesting e.g. air conditioning using solar energy, many more. We really appreciate the time you’ve spent with us. Unfortunately he didn’t have the chance to enjoy the pool afterwards. Anyway, binawi na lang niya sa food hehehe.

Now, this September, we will have two sports events – basketball and bowling.

We hope that some of our basketball enthusiasts and friends will be able to join us in this year’s 3-on-3 Basketball Games! In the tradition of our badminton event last May, this basketball games will have a similar inter-school concept. Contact us via the link or thru Mr. Shaun Acasio for details. [Update 18/Sept: 3-on-3 will be held on 1st October in November 2016, tentatively instead of this September, due to schedule conflicts with other basketball tournaments.]

Meanwhile, our weekly bowling tournament will have it’s Masters Event this coming Sunday, 4th of September. Details are posted in our bowling group’s fb page. Cheerers and clappers are most welcome to attend. Our bowlers will surely appreciate it! Interested parties may also contact us thru our contact page or thru Mr. Rico Cordero for details.

This coming October, we will be preparing for a Seminar for our members. The details are still being finalized and we will post it soon here. [Seminar details in the recent post: Industrie 4.0]

Lastly, we are also looking for volunteers to help us with some heavy lifting activities for the Bayanihan Center in October. This will be happening in two or three weekends depending on the turn out of volunteers. More volunteers mean faster completion of the job. Interested parties may contact us thru our contact page or drop a message to Mr. Edwin or Ms. Joy for details. Everyone is welcome. Let us do this the ‘bayanihan’ way.


SBT11-Official Results, Round 1

SAMA logoThe results are out and the official SBT 11 Round 1 winners have been declared by the Technical Committee. CONGRATULATIONS to Round 1 Winners!

Thank you to all the Team Captains and Players. Let’s get ready for Round 2!

Round 1 Winners

Champion: ANGAZ


1st Runner Up: TURK3XYZ


2nd Runner Up: PICE


3rd Runner Up: BOWLILITS


Awards and prizes will be given out to the winners during our celebrations in December.


Viva Mapua!!!

SBT11 – Round 1 updates

SAMA logoWe are now half-way to the finals of the SAMA Bowling Tournament Season 11. This 14th week marks the end of the first round of SAMA’s 28-week bowling tournament. After the results this evening, it is still anybody’s game in the top 4 ranking. All the teams brought their games on and delivered strike after strike with some of them hoping to get the perfect 20 points and high ranking points per team.

The official results will be released next week as our technical committee processes the data and then we’ll know who are in the top 4 ranks. The teams in the top 4 of the first round are already winners while the bottom 4 teams can still fight it out in the second round.

The second round will start immediately next week. The winners in the 1st Round will only have the chance to win again in the overall category while the non-winners in round 1 can vie for the top 4 positions in the second round as well as in the overall category. The next 14 weeks will be intense and exciting for everyone.

Come and join us every Thursday, 8:00 pm at Superbowl in Safra Toa Payoh.

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!