Monday, 21 January 2013

Sinulog 2013 Grand Parade Winners

Posted by Kevin Ray N. Chua on 6:22:00 pm 0 comments

Sinulog 2013 Grand Parade Winners are posted below and will be awarded at Cebu City Sports Complex on January 21, 2013.


And the Sinulog 2013 Grand Parade Winners are:

FREE INTERPRETATION CATEGORY
  • 1st Place - Tribu Lingganay from Alang-alang, Leyte
  • 2nd Place - Tribu Basakanon from Basak San Nicolas, Cebu City
  • 3rd Place - Tribu Himag-ulaw from Placer, Masbate
  • 4th Place - Talamban National High School from Talamban, Cebu City
  • 5th Place - Land of Beauty and Bounty from Lanao Del Norte
  • Best in Costume - Tribu Basakanon from Basak San Nicolas, Cebu City
  • Best in Musicality - Tribu Basakanon from Basak San Nicolas, Cebu City

SINULOG-BASED CATEGORY
  • 1st Place - Sinanduloy Cultural Troupe from Tangub City, Misamis Occidental
  • 2nd Place - Carcar City Division from Carcar City
  • 3rd Place - Kulturang Placereño from Placer, Masbate
  • 4th Place - Talisay City Central School from Talisay City
  • 5th Place - Apas National High School from Cebu City
  • Best in Costume - Sinanduloy Cultural Troupe from Tangub City, Misamis Occidental
  • Best in Musicality - Sinanduloy Cultural Troupe from Tangub City, Misamis Occidental

STREET DANCING CATEGORY
  • 1st Place - Sinanduloy Cultural Troupe from Tangub City, Misamis Occidental
  • 2nd Place - Carcar City Division from Carcar City
  • 3rd Place - Lumad Basakanon from Basak San Nicolas, Cebu City

ON-SIGHT DECOR CATEGORY
  • 1st Place - Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
  • 2nd Place - St. Cecilia's College Cebu
  • 3rd Place - Gaisano Capital Site

VISUAL MERCHANDISING CATEGORY
  • 1st Place - Elizabeth Mall
  • 2nd Place - Gaisano Main
  • 3rd Place - Gaisano Capital Site

HIGANTE CATEGORY
  • 1st Place - HERSHILL
  • 2nd Place - Giovanni B. Abos
  • 3rd Place - Julius Buligan

FLOAT CATEGORY
  • 1st Place - Lactobiotics Worldwide Corporation
  • 2nd Place - Casino Femme Alcohol
  • 3rd Place - Rose Pharmacy Inc.

PUPPETEERS CATEGORY
  • 1st Place - Elves - Sinulog
  • 2nd Place - Lebron James -Sinulog
  • 3rd Place - Jason Santiago/Noel

Congratulations to the Sinulog 2013 Grand Parade Winners!

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Thursday, 17 January 2013

Miss Cebu 2013 Winners

Posted by Kevin Ray N. Chua on 8:22:00 pm 0 comments

The winners of Miss Cebu 2013 were announced last January 16, 2013 at Waterfront Hotel Cebu. The winners of Miss Cebu 2013 together with the special awards are listed down below.


And here are the Miss Cebu 2013 Winners:



Miss Cebu 2013 Grand Winner: Candidate No. 8 Namrata Neesha Murjani



Miss Cebu 2013 1st Runner-Up: Candidate No. 2 Therese Christine Llamada



Miss Cebu 2013 2nd Runner-Up: Candidate No. 10 Maria Gigante



Miss Cebu 2013 3rd Runner-Up: Candidate No. 7 Patricia Ann Estuart



Miss Cebu 2013 4th Runner-Up: Candidate No. 9 Ely Rose Apple Angcon

SPECIAL AWARDS:

Miss Friendship: Candidate No. 4 Jehanne Frances Dy

Miss Photogenic: Candidate No. 5 Marivee Ann Velasquez

Kapamilya Star of the Night: Candidate No. 9 Ely Rose Apple Angcon

Best in Evening Gown: Candidate No. 8 Namrata Neesha Murjani

Miss Megaworld: Candidate No. 8 Namrata Neesha Murjani

Best Evening Gown Designer: Cary Santiago

Our congratulations to the Miss Cebu 2013 Winners, the lovely candidates, the organizers, the sponsors and the people who made the event possible!

Feel free to visit the blog posts below about Sinulog 2013:

If you want to know more about the Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan 2013 Winners, please click here.

If you want to know more about the Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan 2013 Winners, please click here.

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Sunday, 13 January 2013

Sinulog 2013: Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan Winners

Posted by Kevin Ray N. Chua on 4:56:00 pm 0 comments

13 contingents participated the Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan 2013 today which started through a parade and ended at the Cebu City Sports Complex. The Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan winners were also declared today and the Top 5 will be joining the Sinulog 2013 Grand Parade this January 20, 2013.


The competition, in honor of Señor Santo Niño, is dedicated for the schools under the supervision of the Province of Cebu. Present during the event was Cebu City Mayor Michael L. Rama.

Below is the list of the Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan 2013 winners divided in two (2) divisions namely Elementary Division and High School Division:

ELEMENTARY DIVISION
  • Grand Champion: Mabolo Elemementary School
  • 2nd Place Winner: Guadalupe Elementary School
  • 3rd Place Winner: Cebu City Central School
  • 4th Place Winner: Regino Mercado Elementary School
  • 5th Place Winner: Basak Community Elementary School
  • Special Awards
  • Best in Costume: Cebu City Central School
  • Best in Musicality: Mabolo Elemementary School

SECONDARY DIVISION
  • Grand Champion: Apas National High School
  • 2nd Place Winner: Don Sergio Osmeña Sr. Memorial National High School
  • 3rd Place Winner: Zapatera Natioanal High School
  • 4th Place Winner: Abellana National School
  • 5th Place Winner: Talamban National High School
  • Special Awards
  • Best in Costume: Apas National High School
  • Best in Musicality: Don Sergio Osmeña Sr. Memorial National High School

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Saturday, 12 January 2013

Sinulog 2013: Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan Winners

Posted by Kevin Ray N. Chua on 11:36:00 pm 0 comments

16 contingents participated the Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan 2013 today which started through a parade and ended at the Cebu City Sports Complex. The Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan winners were also declared today and the Top 5 will be joining the Sinulog 2011 Grand Parade this January 20, 2013.


The competition, in honor of Señor Santo Niño, is dedicated for the schools under the supervision of the Province of Cebu. Present during the event was Cebu City Mayor Michael L. Rama.

Below is the list of the Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan 2013 winners divided in two (2) divisions namely Elementary Division and High School Division:

ELEMENTARY DIVISION
  • Grand Champion: Talisay City Central School from Talisay City
  • 2nd Place Winner: Pajo Elementary School from Lapu-Lapu City
  • 3rd Place Winner: Pundok sa Nagkahiusang Danaoanon from Danao City
  • 4th Place Winner: Gregoria Milan Memorial Elementary School from Balamban
  • 5th Place Winner: Naga Central Elementary School from Naga City
  • Special Awards
  • Best in Costume: Talisay City Central School
  • Best in Musicality: Talisay City Central School

SECONDARY DIVISION
  • Grand Champion: Carcar City Division from Carcar City
  • 2nd Place Winner: Tuburan National High School from Tuburan
  • 3rd Place Winner: Beatriz Durano Memorial National High School from Danao City
  • 4th Place Winner: Toledo National Vocational School from Toledo City
  • 5th Place Winner: Uling National High School from Naga City
  • Special Awards
  • Best in Costume: Carcar City Division
  • Best in Musicality: Carcar City Division

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Sharing My Insights during the Digital Influencers Marketing Summit Cebu 2012

Posted by Kevin Ray N. Chua on 10:16:00 pm 0 comments

I was very honored to be part of the Digital Influencers Marketing Summit Cebu last November 24, 2012 being one of the panelists on how bloggers are becoming brand influencers and advocates.

Photo courtesy of Carlo Angelo Gonzales

Together with me were Fleire Castro and Rabsin De la Cruz, my colleagues in Cebu Bloggers Society, Inc. It was quite new to me sharing my insights and learnings to a crowd composed mostly of marketers, business people and entrepreneurs. There were also bloggers in attendance during the said event.

I talked about my humble beginnings as a blogger way back November 2003 when I was just thinking of a free site where I can post something then came this thing called "blog" and it was not yet an "in" thing before. Even my friends don't know what a "blog" is.

HTML Coding was also one of my challenges since I was still then a 2nd Year High School students and I want to improve the layout of my blog. I experimented it and through it, I was able to learn HTML. Then there's also the mistakes on spelling and grammar which I must say are my stumbling blocks. Though I'm not very particular of grammar in reading other blogs, it would still be good to learn on how to improve it. Besides, being a blogger is a like juggling a lot of hats: being the proof reader, writer, editor, layout artist, etc.

Politics and current events were driving forces for me to blog and also sustain in back then. Then came the Mar Roxas 2010 Blog which was about supporting and encouraging then Senator Roxas to run for President. That blog started around 2007 and rose to prominence which led to an award for being one of the Emerging Influential Blogs of 2008. It was quite surprising for me back then that one blog can go so far to somewhere I have never realized.

I have come across the thought that I might be evolving into an influencer given the people who interact on my post and the number of people I can persuade. Though I'm not sure of how effective it is but still, I can see myself leading to that way. It might sound ambitious but that's what I think.

My advice to the audience during the said summit was to have patience in order to be on such position as a brand influencer. It's not an overnight thing that you wake up and voila, you're a brand influencer. You need to build community and shape trust among the people you deal with and I can tell you, it takes a lot of time.

It was a great experience attending the summit though I was not able to finish it since I had another speaking engagement in CIT University with students about bloggging and Facebook marketing but still, I am very happy to have shared my journey as a blogger and my insights.

Thank you to Ms. Janette Toral, the owner and founder of DigitalFilipino.Com for the invitation! :)
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