Friday, June 4, 2010

Battle of Streaks: BGK vs TNT in Batangas

Good morning! I'm back. After not eating dinner Sunday night, I am here again. Afterall, I was never a quitter. Especially when it comes to my passion for Ginebra. Tested.

So, tomorrow is the battle of streaks, if i may say. Why? For Tropang Texters, since they are on a 10-game winning streak this conference and for Gin Kings, well, the magic hasn't tarnished.. yes, they have been winning straight in their last 8 or 9 out-of-town games (somebody correct me please!!!)? Yes? Yes. So, as I was saying, this is going to be the battle of winning streaks. For Talk N Text, they will face the challenge of playing Gin Kings, the most loved team in the league. Imagine hearing "WALK OUT! WALK OUT! WALK OUT!" again.. Oh! And the famous "Gi-neb-ra! Gi-neb-ra! Gi-neb-ra!" chant.. Oh! This is going to be one helluva game, no one would dare miss.

Eric Menk was said to sit out for 2 or more games due to a strained muscle. And Ronald Tubid will be out tomorrow to serve his one-game suspension because of the Flagrant Foul Penalty 2 called against him last game when he allegedly extended an elbow to Jireh Ibañes of Rain or Shine Elasto Painters.

Mildon Ambres, Ginebra's 2nd import this season (who succeeded NBA veteran Awvee Storey) will now be replaced by Denham Brown (please open another tab and google it!). An insider said that he will arrive today. So, the crowd can't be sure yet if we'll see some action tomorrow.

In lieu with this, we will expect to see more playing time for our local heroes Mark Caguioa, Jayjay Helterbrand, and even new kabarangay Willie Miller.

Okay, I think this is getting boring now. I myself is not a fan of long articles. Please follow me for more information re: Ginebra and of course for your daily dose of random rants from me.. Hehe! thanks much!!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Our very own Cebuana sister Aubrey and the GinKings

with John Ferriols and Ronald Tubid

with William Wilson and Mildon Ambres

with Jayjay Helterbrand and Mark Caguioa

with Rudy Hatfield and Eric Menk

with Mark Caguioa (and as we all know, die-hard Caguioa fan si Aubs, yihee!!!)

Aubs, super happy ako for you, finally, nagka-moment na rin kayo ng mahal nating Ginebra! :) We love you! Totoong masaya kami for you! :)

Ginebra Lives Another Day, Displays Never-Say-Die Spirit

Barangay Cebu rejoices as Ginebra displays their Never-Say-Die attitude when they trip Alaska Aces in their out-of-town game last night, May 22, 2010.

Eric Menk showed some muscles as he owned the night with conference-high 25 points (and was later declared as the Best Player of the Game).

Mark "The Spark" Caguioa, Jayjay "The Fast" Helterbrand, Ronald "The Fearless" Tubid and Willie "Thriller" Miller also displayed remarkable performance when they all combined efforts to succumbed Cone's Aces to their 6th loss.

"Our players played their hearts out and that's just the way the Ginebra team should play come what may." Ginebra mentor Jong Uichico said.

Diamon Simpson on the other hand led the Aces with 24 points.

Cyrus Baguio, a former GinKing, finished with 17 points, and
Tony Dela Cruz and Joe DeVance had 11 each.

This is another Ginebra classic so to speak, a classic come-from-behind victory..


Ginebra 105 – Menk 25, Caguioa 20, Miller 12, Helterbrand 12, Ambres 10, Tubid 9, Hatfield 8, Villanueva 4, De Ocampo 3, Wilson 2, Cruz 0.

Alaska 93 – Simpson 24, Baguio 17, Dela Cruz 11, DeVance 11, Tenorio 9, Thoss 7, Fonacier 6, Borboran 4, Eman 2, Hugnatan 2, Dela Pena 0.

Quarter scores: 25-20; 46-50; 69-75; 105-93.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Sta. Lucia Realtors Stunned Ginebra Kings, 86-72

It was our Kings' 2nd game for this conference and still, I was not able to watch it. I have not seen the 2 games even on TV -- super busy. I feel sorry too that I was not able to have this blog updated for the longest time. 1st game, our team won versus Talk N Text Tropang Texters 97-90. Awvee Storey made a shocking 33 points and Mark "The Spark" Caguioa exploded with 19 points. Caguioa was declared the Best Player of the Game. However, in it's 2nd game this conference, Ginebra was stunned by Sta. Lucia Realtors as the latter owned all 4 quarters of the game 25-20, 44-39, 61-54, 86-72. SLR leaders were Johnson 22, Reyes 14 and Williams 13. And on the Kings' side, Storey contributed 13 points, his score way too low compared to his performance in their first game, Jayjay Helterbrand added 12, Baguio 9 and Caguioa 8. Last conference, Urbiztondo of SLR was ill-marked by some kabarangays who witnessed him talk-smacking Caguioa in one of their games. Caguioa at that time, alongside Helterbrand was not playing due to his knee injury. Die-hard fans who were furious at that incident said "Tingnan natin yabang mo pag naglaro si Caguioa!" (Let's see what you can do once Caguioa is back.) Now in their first encounter, Urbiztondo added 9 points for his team evidently outscoring Mark's 8 points. But, is this really much of an issue? Do we even have to talk about this? If that one game shows Urbiztondo is better than Caguioa in all aspects, then we are in real sh*tty talk here. A single game won't make you a superstar. A single game won't make you THE FURIOUS overnight. And you can never earn respect if you are like that. Yeah, like that. So, I guess, clearly, we shouldn't really be explaining things, or justifying things, to evidently say Mark Caguioa is waaaaaaaaaay too good to be compared to some, no-names. Yeah, no-names. I will be seeing you PBA sometime April, once Rudy Hatfield is back. I am also looking forward to seeing my super duper ultra mega to the max love team, Ginebra. :)

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Tune Up Game Pictures Vs Smart-Gilas

Awvee Storey

Our Kings

Cyrus Baguio, Jayjay Helterbrand, Mark Caguioa, and William Wilson

Jc Intal and Awvee Storey

The Mentor, Coach Jong Uichico

Credits: Ginebra Online :)

Sunday, March 7, 2010


Happy faces! :) (from Yen's digicam)

(from Pheng's phone)

The kids are full.. (from Yen's digicam)

Another happy picture before we say goodbye (from Yen's digicam)

Aura Gesima, Patrice and Aryen.. BGK Jamships!

Nobody, Nobody, But YOU! :) the kids were dancing on this picture.. (from Pheng's phone)

Ooopps, taken while they were still preparing the dance.. (from Pheng's phone)

Patrice and yours truly.. haha.. picture while they're eating.. :) yummy spaghetti! :)

As promised, here are some of the pictures taken last February 28, 2010 when we went to the House of Refuge Orphanage in Katipunan. We brought spaghetti (my mom's specialty), bread, juice, and wafer biscuits for the kids there. I would like to thank my BGK Jamships Family for helping me out with the cause. I know that if you guys aren't busy that day, you would have helped us there. Anyway, I know that this wouldn't be the last time we'll reach out to the less-fortunate ones. Thanks to Ms. Patricia Hizon, for inspiring us. You are a beautiful lady inside and out. Thanks to the beneficiaries, you gave us the opportunity to share our blessings.. Special thanks to Aura Gesima Alano, Aryen Neyra, Aphril delos Reyes, Patrice Eugenio, Liezl Catacutan (my hipag) and my mom Catalina. Super thank you!!! :) See you again.. this month? Let's plan our next project! :)

*the other photos are on facebook..

Sunday, February 28, 2010

1st Jamships Social Work

Happy Monthsary BGK J. A. M. S. H. I. P. S. Family! Walang 31 ngayong month kaya, let's celebrate our 19th monthsary today. Let us thank God for all the blessings we have received from Him. To mention a few, for giving us this 'family' without whom, my Ginebra life would not be as happy and ofcourse, for allowing us to meet people, share experiences, common things we have, being able to really call ourselves, brothers and sisters. As a way of giving thanks for all the answered prayers, we offer a sharing hand to the less-fortunate ones. This afternoon, we will have a small pasta party for the kids of House of Refuge in Katipunan. I know this is going to be really fun and exciting, i hope to end this day with a happy heart.

Jamships, see you later!

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ginebra Pa Rin Hanggang Sa Huli!

Ouch! Our team didn't win. But that's fine -- GINEBRA PA RIN HANGGANG SA HULI! :) Bawi na lang next conference. Is it true that Rudy Hatfield is coming back to play for Ginebra? That is the best news I heard today. I hope that's true. We would badly need this big guy's services next conference.. If you agree with me, raise your hand! Aye, thanks! :) and, of course, our reinforcement Awvee Storey is arriving this Sunday, what good news! That means, the team will practice on Monday and will do their assignments seriously. Seriously.

For other news, our sister in KSA Shell "Caguioa" Toriaga doesn't have any globe sim yet. Please refuse any business with fake people pretending to be our "sis" okay? Confirm it with me first, thru text, or tweet me.

Also, para sa iba pang "other news" hahaha.. yung "gimik" natin sa Sunday, 4pm po yun. I need hands. Who's with me, raise your hands! Aye, thanks! :) super excited talaga ako dito. Ayun. Til next entry Jamships!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ginebra Import Will Arrive This Sunday, Feb 28

As tweeted by Asst. Coach Juno Sauler, Ginebra Reinforcement for next conference Awvee Storey is arriving this Sunday. And practice resumes Monday.

Let us all hope the new guy contributes huge to the team. Ü

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Alaska Trips Menk-Less Ginebra

How hard is it for Ginebra to play without Eric "Major Pain" Menk? Especially when they are dealing with Alaska, whose players are way too big than the Kings. Eric was sidelined last night in the Semifinals Game 2 when he re-injured himself with a pulled groin and veteran guard Celino Cruz, also in the injured list when he twisted his ankle. Both players, were seen in casual wear last night. The answer, very hard. It was difficult to watch, really. They lost, 90-82 and the series is now at 0-2.

Although, i must commend the other players who stepped up last night and tried really hard to help the team win. Kevyn White, yeah, the guy wearing jersey number 5, Ginebra's rookie, contributed 7pts, that includes a 3-pointer. Then after a number of attempts, Jayjay Helterbrand finally made it, fired a 3-pointer. Other players who almost sparked were, Mark Caguioa, Ronald Tubid, Willie Wilson, Cyrus Baguio, Billy Mamaril, and Sunday Salvacion. Too bad the team, despite all efforts didn't make it, leaving the crowd shocked and glued to their seats. What more can we say but, "bawi na lang next game" (let's get even next game) and, "never say die!" Hopefully, tomorrow, Ginebra is able to finally get that supernatural favor from Him. Til next entry, fellas!

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Keep The Faith! Nagsisimula Pa Lang Ang Laban!

I have been closely monitoring blogs, article news, writeups in the past few days, especially after the historical Quarterfinals Series where Ginebra dethroned Talk N Text last February 7, 2009.

Sabi ng mayabang kong katext (kilala mo na kung sino ka), "O, arangkada ng Ginebra walang nakaawat o! 6th man ang crowd e, sira ang laro ng Walk N Text, magtambol na lang sila!" Sabi pa ng isa, "O, di pa 100% ang Fast and the Furious nyan ha!" And there would be endless stories to share, PAG NANANALO ANG GINEBRA. True! At pag talo? Walang naguusap sa facebook, busy ang status ng mga online sa ym, walang nagti-tweet, at aminin nyo, walang naghahapunan. Even on papers! Walang bumibili ng dyaryo, walang masulat, hmmn, tanong ko yan kahapon e. Dahil ba, yung mga writers, kabarangay din? Ü

And last Wednesday, after 5 grueling games, our beloved Barangay Ginebra Kings has been defeated by the Alaska Aces. Ouch! It's really painful not to see them win but it's much painful to see them fight eventhough you see them battered by their own weak bodies. Hindi na Alaska ang kalaban nila kundi sarili nila. Kita yung pagod sa kanila, esp kay Eric who got himself re-injured, pulled groin, then Celino, JC, Willie, Cyrus, Ronald, Enrico, lahat sila. But you know, this is when WE LOVE OUR TEAM THE MOST. Pag nadedehado. Because we know, this is when we are stronger, this is when we roar louder, this is when we stand up, to fight, to continue the battle. Nagsisimula pa lang ang laban. And knowing Ginebra, babawi kami, lalaban kami.

And before I end this entry, my eyes now swelling with mist, or, is it tears? Uhm. Well, i just can't help smiling every time i would remember Mark's performance last game. 23pts and he's still not 100% okay. And Kevyn White who fired two three-points! I just go speechless.

So, kabarangay, pagkatapos mong basahin to, offer a short prayer, as always, lagi nating ginagawa to, pagpray natin ang team.

Go ginebra! Fight, ginebra, fight! We never say die!


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Hello Semis!

It has always been hard when you have an unhealthy lineup. Most especially when your team is Caguioa-less and Helterbrand-less and hefty Junthy Valenzuela is sidelined by an injury. Good thing it's not always just about having healthy and fit players, but sometimes, you know, having an ALLY is really what everthing is all about. If you keep on believing in Him, if you never lose your faith, if you never say die.. If, everything seems to be hopeless but you just keep your faith, you keep your fingers crossed, you keep cheering and fighting for what you believe in, then, there's a prize. And that is what we, the fans of the most popular team in town is holding on to. We started strong, first quarter of the deciding Quarterfinals Game 5 match versus Talk N Text Tropang Texters, the players never lose their focus on their gameplan, they keep their presence of mind. Each rebound means everything. Every basket attempt is like one precious ball of prophecy. Until the last 2 minutes of the game, the GinKings keep their composure, they played with their hearts, they played it big. And that is why from 0-1, 0-2, 1-2, 2-2, we now move forward to Semifinals of the 2010 KFC-PBA Philippine Cup. Good job JC Intal, Erik Menk, Sunday Salvacion, Ronald Tubid, Enrico Villanueva, Willie Wilson, Kevyn White, Celino Cruz, Billy Mamaril, Rich Alvarez, Doug Kramer, Cyrus Baguio! We are truly proud of you!

Hello Semis! The GinKings, healthy or not, will face the challenges with a big heart.

Ginebra Faces Talk N Text Tonight

Good morning jamships and fellow kabarangays! Game day Sunday again, our beloved Ginebra will face Talk N Text tonight at 6:30 pm at the Araneta Coliseum. Please include them in your prayers. That they may be blessed with wisd0m, exceptional basketball skills, strength, and heart to win the game. Let us also pray for fair officiating.

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Friday, February 5, 2010

Tnt Forfeits Game4, Ginebra Ties Series

A flagrant foul penalty 2 called against Tropang Texter Ranidel de Ocampo sparked their team's anger and led them to walk out of the game at exactly 1minute remaining in the 1st quarter of Game 4, Best-of-Five Quarterfinals Series. The dramatic walk-out scene forfeited the game, and tied the series to 2-2. A deciding game 5 will be held on Sunday 7:00pm, still at the Araneta Coliseum.

The controversial flagrant penalty 2 called against de Ocampo was a fitting call when he extended his arm to a driving Ronald Tubid of the Barangay Ginebra Kings. After the announcement, Talk N Text Head Coach Chot Reyes stood up and encouraged his men to walk out of the playing court thus making the crowd roar to mixed chants of happiness and overflowing joy.

The score, Bgk 27 - Tnt 20.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Ginebra is still ALIVE! And we never say die!

Eric Menk showed vintage performance to seal the game as they succumbed Talk N Text to a 5pts deficit in last night's Quaterfinals Series best of 5 game. He led the Barangay Ginebra Kings with 20pts while JC "THE ROCKET" Intal contributed 25 big pts, 10rbs, 3asts and a stl. Also, the Fast and the Furious backcourt tandem of Jayjay Helterbrand and Mark Caguioa was witnessed by thousands of the delighted fans adding 9pts apiece. Final score 102-97. Game4 is tomorrow at the Araneta Coliseum.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Never Say Die Kabarangay!

Ive been really tamad these past few days, havent got the time to go online ang update the blogs i maintain. Anyhoo, i feel really sorry that we are down at 2-0 versus Talk N Text. I feel tired, too. Hay! Let's watch on Wednesday guys, text me if you would like to go too. You know my number. Globe o Smart, go lang, text me. Basta, NEVER SAY DIE!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Ginebra Stuns Alaska, 93-90

Another come-from-behind game, Ginebra stuns Alaska as the 2nd round of the KFC-PBA Philippine Cup Elimination Round continues.

[As early as December, we already asked our co-Jamships living in Batangas to go and buy tickets for us so that we won't have any problems come January 9. Jamii and Rhoane then exhausted everything, thanks to you my dear bebes..

Gwen, a resident of Laguna and me, a Makati resident travelled our way to Batangas to witness the Ginebra-Alaska game. We were very excited to see the team, as if we're not seeing them during practice or during their Araneta and Cuneta games. Haha! Feeling ecstatic, we were really all geared up, ready to cheer for the team. We saw the team the first time we entered the stadium (or is-tad-yum to the Batangueños) and screeeeeeaamed! And as usual, that familiar feeling of belongingness is there.]

I'm really not in the mood to write. I just wanted another blog entry. ^__^

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Intal Lifts Ginebra, Talk N Text Misses Outright Semis Spot, 105-82

JC Intal earned his 2nd straight Best Player of the Game recognition as he lifts Ginebra to a 105-82 win to grab a tie on the 3rd spot with Talk N Text Tropang Texters in the second round elimination of the KFC-PBA Philippine Cup.

The Kings literally outscored the Tropang Texters in their rally in the 4th quarter, JC Intal contributed 19 points, 8 rebounds with the game's highlight -- a 360 degree power dunk under 2 minutes of the game.

It was also at the 4th quarter when Mark Caguioa, Ginebra's topgunner (reactivated from the injure list) made the crowd jump from their seats as he scored 8points, 4 of which were assists from JC Intal and Erik Menk.

Ronald Tubid added 18 points, 12 from Enrico Villanueva and 10 from Erik Menk.

Talk N Text, the league's top scoring team, to the fans surprise, was held idle as they continue to miss baskets even at the last 2 minutes point of the game.

Sunday Salvacion and Kevyn White's three points were also the game's highlights.

Talk N Text's Jimmy Alapag contributed 17, Jason Castro with 15 and Harvey Carey with 12.

Ginebra's next assignment is Alaska Aces come January 9 Saturday, at the Batangas City Sports Complex.


Brgy. Ginebra 105 - Intal 19, Tubid 18, Villanueva 12, Menk 10, Cruz 8, Caguioa 8, Baguio 7, Wilson 6, Mamaril 6, Salvacion 6, White 5, Abarrientos 0.

Talk 'N Text 82 - Alapag 17, Castro 15, Carey 12, De Ocampo R. 11, Cardona 7, Belasco 5, Dillinger 4, Peek 4, Ritualo 0, Isip 3, Escobal 0, De Ocampo Y. 0.

Quarterscores: 28-20, 43-47, 74-70, 105-82