The First PBA ’09 Visayas Awards Night


My third time in Cebu is very memorable and should I say ‘historical’ because I witnessed the first ever Philippine Blog Awards ’09 Visayas Leg last October 19 at Ayala City Sports, Cebu City. The event was well-attended by Cebu-based bloggers, PBA Organizers, volunteers, press and media from the Queen City of the South.

PBA '09 Visayas Leg - Major Success!

PBA '09 Visayas Leg - Major Success!

Ada and I booked a flight to Cebu last month via Zestair (and I regret my choice of airline LOL). We originally wanted to go to Cebu then take an hour ride to Bohol for Saturday and go back to the City by Sunday morning to attend the awards night at the evening. Plans changed due to the weather reports and lack of funds πŸ˜›

Our first day in Cebu with some of our Manila blogger friends is made of pure win. I got the chance to patch up with Pangga couple Hana and Markku, who were my former workmates (that deserves another blog entry hehe). We got the chance to gallivant around the city and visit Talisay, Kuya Markku’s hometown.

Let’s go back to the awards night πŸ˜› After eating our lunch at Mooon Cafe, Ada, Winston, Van and I went to the venue to simply check the place. We went back to our hotel room at Sampaguita Suites to sleep (yes, sleeping in Cebu is a great experience! haha). We dressed up at around 5pm and went straight to Ayala City Sports for the awards night.

Bryan Karl and Micamyx - Besprens :P

Bryan Karl and Micamyx - Besprens πŸ˜›

I am happy to see familiar faces mostly Cebu Bloggers Society members. I saw Bryan Karl, my bespren that night and all of a sudden, the EK experience which took place last May went back to my head. It’s like riding in a rollercoaster ride and you can’t really explain how you feel. Wait, why am i making this part complicated? Haha πŸ˜€

Me with Mark of Cebu Bloggers Society for the Bloggers' Choice (Visayas) award

Me with Mark of Cebu Bloggers Society for the Bloggers' Choice (Visayas) award

It’s an honor for me to present the Bloggers’ Choice-Visayas award to the Cebu Bloggers Society, which was represented by Mark. I hoped the members of the CBS went up the stage with him though πŸ˜€

Sinjin, my kembotera friend won the Reader’s Choice award from Chikka and was also recognized as one of Globe’s Ten Digital Tribe. Some of my friends who were recognized by Globe were McBilly, Jorich, Van and X. Much-deserved recognition πŸ˜€

Here’s the complete list of winners for the Visayas leg:

SPONSOR AWARDS:
Globe Digital Tribe
1. Wilson Ng Γ’β‚¬β€œ Best of Wilson Ng

2. Max Limpag Γ’β‚¬β€œ Leon Kilat
3. McBilly Wilford Sy Γ’β‚¬β€œ Mcbilly
4. Xerxes Bernaldes Γ’β‚¬β€œ Obnoxious Queer
5. Junelle Caravana Γ’β‚¬β€œ Intiendes
6. Evanjohnn Mendoza Γ’β‚¬β€œ Focal Glass
7. Marcos Γ’β‚¬β€œ Explore Ilo-ilo
8. Jorich Ponio Γ’β‚¬β€œ Beyond the Norms
9. Estan Cabigas Γ’β‚¬β€œ Langyaw
10. Sinjin Pineda Γ’β‚¬β€œ SinjinÒ€ℒs House

CHIKKA READERSÒ€ℒ CHOICE AWARD
Sinjin.ph Γ’β‚¬β€œ Sinjin Pineda

Pnilippine Blog Awards 2009 MAIN & SPECIAL AWARDS

VisayasÒ€ℒ BloggersÒ€ℒ Choice Award Γ’β‚¬β€œ Cebu Bloggers Society

Best Visayas Locale Blog Γ’β‚¬β€œ Explore Iloilo

Best Visayan Blog Γ’β‚¬β€œ Dahong Laya

Best Travel Blog Γ’β‚¬β€œ Langyaw Γ’β‚¬β€œ Sojourns and Off-the-Beaten Path Travels
Best Photoblog Γ’β‚¬β€œ I Am a Documentary Photographer

As expected, everyone took lots of pictures of one another when the program ended. I borrowed Winston’s camera and pretended i own it since he’s a busy boy that night πŸ˜› Here are some of the pictures grabbed from different sources:

Mica's back in Cebu! (Literally and Figuratively)

Mica's back in Cebu! (Literally and Figuratively)

Miong, Prince, Bryan, Ada, Winston, Mica and Kevin

Miong, Prince, Bryan, Ada, Winston, Mica and Kevin

PBA Visayas Boys

Yoshke, BryanKarl, Mcbilly, Micamyx, iBeeijing, Van and Winston

With our sweet ex-bf named X in the middle :P

With our sweet ex-bf named X in the middle πŸ˜›

With the smiling Atty Ethelbert this time :D

With the smiling Atty Ethelbert this time πŸ˜€

Doyzkie and Mica

Doyzkie and Mica

Mica and Mcbilly's 'Tribal' look LOL

Mica and Mcbilly's 'Tribal' look LOL

Towering height ba 'kamo?

Towering height ba 'kamo?

Bryan and Mica's Formal Look

Bryan and Mica's Formal Look

Ada, Coy and Mica

Ada, Coy and Mica

Mica and Ada awarded as the Best Single Ladies :P

Mica and Ada awarded as the Best Single Ladies πŸ˜›

Micamyx at PBA Visayas

Micamyx at PBA Visayas (Feeling winner ulit)

To summarize everything, the event is a big success and I had so much fun! It’s pretty evident in the photos, right? To be honest, I am happier in the Visayas leg hehe maybe it’s because of the fact that the venue is a bit more relaxed and I got the chance to talk to almost everyone. Ada and I wanted to join the CBS at their post-videoke party, but we’re not familiar with the venue. We went to Starbucks Ayala and later on joined the PBA organizers at Gellatissimo.

Manila Bloggers after PBA '09 Visayas Leg Awards Night

Manila Bloggers after PBA '09 Visayas Leg Awards Night

Am I going back to Cebu on November? Maybe not. I might go back on January for the Sinulog Festival πŸ˜€ I can’t wait to go back to Sugbu!

Photo Credits: Ada Lajara, Atty. Ethelbert, Melo Villareal, Van Mendoza and Winston Almendras

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23 Comments to The First PBA ’09 Visayas Awards Night

  1. Jehzeel Laurente
    October 21st, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    whoaaaaaa! ang saya.. sana sumunod ako. πŸ™

  2. bugITs
    October 21st, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    waaaaaaaaaa! i regretted that too! lessons learned.. kinahan lang ako dat time Mic…pero nagApology naman agad ako sa mga CBS..i hope they did understand…hahays

  3. clarence
    October 21st, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    oh, sa Sampaguita Suites pala kayo nag stay.

    best single ladies…hehehe

  4. clarence
    October 21st, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    @Jehz: bitaw bai, nikuyog unta ka ato

  5. Micamyx
    October 21st, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    @Jehzlau – Dapat talaga sumunod ka hehe madaming naghahanap sayo πŸ˜›

    @buITs – It’s ok Mark. Naku, I don’t mean to offend anyone with what I said. Medyo nagwonder lang ako why they didn’t come up the stage hehe pero at least you represented the group πŸ˜€

    @Clarence – Yup dun nga hehe. The last time Mayflower. Meron pa bang Flower hotels sa Cebu? Hehe πŸ˜€

  6. clarence
    October 21st, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    @Mica: stoked ang CBS members. hahaha. first time kasi πŸ˜€

  7. melo
    October 21st, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Ang saya say, kitakits ulet next year:)

  8. bugITs
    October 21st, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    @mic.. hahahah kanahan pala nilagay ko.. i did mean KINABAHAN! hehehe see kinabahan ako agad kahit sa comment lang… hehe

  9. Jehzeel Laurente
    October 21st, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    @clarence – aw.. di man gud ko sugtan sa akong uyab. hehehe. πŸ˜›

  10. Mindanaoan
    October 22nd, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Halaaa I hope our Mindanao awarding ceremonies this Saturday will be as fun-filled =)

  11. beejing
    October 22nd, 2009 at 1:13 am

    i agree. it was a fun-filled event. im glad we’ve met na…haha. come back this january…

  12. JumpShotsPH.com
    October 22nd, 2009 at 2:14 am

    ang yakap sa 2nd picture, so higipit ah πŸ™‚ *wink, hahahah.

  13. Micamyx
    October 22nd, 2009 at 2:45 am

    @Clarence – Hehe. Understandable yun πŸ˜›

    @Melo – Woot! Sana more time to eat and lakwatsa πŸ˜›

    @bugITS- Relax lang ‘tol πŸ˜€

    @Mindanaoan – Woot! Too bad I can’t make it there wah I wanted to go there πŸ™

    @beejing – Nice meeting you too! Sa Sinulog rampage time hehe just tell me when you’re here in Manila na.

    @Jumpshots.ph – Haha. Bespren eh πŸ˜€

  14. Ada
    October 22nd, 2009 at 2:52 am

    Ahahaha!! Natawa ako sa Best single ladies LOL.
    Sipag mo talagang gumawa ng post haha ako tamad na tamad.

    Aww.
    See you in SG!
    Dalan mo ako dress susukat ko doon

  15. Beejing
    October 22nd, 2009 at 2:53 am

    Yeah! (rock) Will let you know for sure… πŸ˜‰

  16. Bryan Karl
    October 22nd, 2009 at 2:54 am

    Wahahaha. January pa? E may Christmas! Haha o ako nalang punta jan sa Christmas no? Hehe.

    See you soon!

  17. Micamyx
    October 22nd, 2009 at 2:58 am

    @Ada – Tayo na ang diniklarang single ladies sa Cebu hehe πŸ˜›

    Naadik lang ako kagabi pero wah buti na lang may pictures at mas madaling magblog πŸ˜€

    Woot! SG na pala mamaya noh? waaaah di pa ako naka-pack T_T

    @Beejing – Woot! Now put your hands up! πŸ˜›

    @Bryan Karl – Punta ka rin dito ng Christmas! For a change kaw naman bumisita sa amin dito hehe πŸ˜›

  18. Lizz
    October 22nd, 2009 at 3:54 am

    Looks like you had a loooot of fun! I’ve been wanting to visit Cebu again for a while. I think I’ll try to go for summer. :3

  19. The Photoblogger
    October 22nd, 2009 at 7:22 am

    woooot! mic mic!! weeeeee! next time my turn ill go to Manila na!

  20. Micamyx
    October 22nd, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    @Lizz – Yup! Hmmm… let’s go? πŸ˜€

    @Van – Hahaha November! Rawr!

  21. Doyzkie
    October 23rd, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Wooooot! Congrats sa mga winners! Enjoyed the awards night so much! FOOOOOD! GLORIOOOUS FOOOOD! hehehehe. and of course meeting fellow bloggers was priceless. hehehe

  22. Bryan Amparo
    October 23rd, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    I thought it’s about the Philippine Basketball Association…

    Anyway, congratulations πŸ˜€

  23. Why I Will Never Forget 2009
    January 4th, 2010 at 4:01 am

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