Celebrating Excellence: The Rising Tigers Cup at Manila Golf and Country Club

August 7, 2023, the Manila Golf and Country Club welcomed 100 enthusiastic players with open fairways. Brimming with excitement, these players gathered at the renowned and historic golf course, considered one of the most prestigious and exclusive in the country.

Manila Gollf Country Club, Rising Tigers Cup

The brainchild of the Yupangco Group led by
Robert Laurel Yupangco, Rising Tigers Magazine under the guidance of CMO Andria Terese Nicolas, and with the support of His Excellency Ambassador Dato Abdul Malik Melvin Castileno from the Embassy of Malaysia, the Rising Tigers Cup was conceived.

Robert Laurel Yupangco

This initiative marked Rising Tigers Magazine's foray into the world of sports, backed by esteemed individuals such as Brian Poe Llamanzares, Atty. Arnel and Sarah Mateo, Engr. Grace and Andrew Troy Nicolas, Ethiopian Business Consul David Ackerman, and Micheal Pacquiao.

Brought to life by Tag Media Group, the parent company of Rising Tigers Magazine Inc., known for its impeccable event execution, this marked their inaugural golf tournament. The prestigious Manila Golf and Country Club was chosen as the backdrop to mirror the greatness and unparalleled success featured within the pages of their magazine.

The event was an exclusive affair, by invite only, ensuring a carefully curated selection of participants, ranging from tycoons to professional golfers and even students. The organizers meticulously filtered players and attendees, considering their affiliations and designations. A few students were granted entry, including Tiffany Bernardino, Miguel Baretto, Armand Capok (son of a Manila Golf member), who clinched the Overall Low Gross Champion title. De La Salle University Pro Golfer Kristoffer Arevalo also secured the Overall Low Net Champion title with a handicap of 6. Notably, Andria Nicolas, the CMO of Rising Tigers Magazine, made her golf tournament debut, securing the 15th position in the Ladies Division.

Distinguished personalities such as Becky Garcia, Hi Society columnist for The Manila Times; Jerome Ngo, CEO of Gerry’s Grill; Russell Graef from the US Embassy; Tim Yap, Eventologist; Emmanuelle Rayos, Singtel Country Head; Dr. George Sarakinis; Ambassador Vic Garcia; and General Alex Capiña, among others, added to the event's allure.

The competition yielded a list of winners that celebrated skill and determination:

Ladies Division:

  • 2nd Runner-Up: Maria Victoria Herrera
  • 1st Runner-Up: May Neri
  • Champion: Lea Carloman

Men's Division:

Class C

  • 2nd Runner-Up: George Ting
  • 1st Runner-Up: Jimbo Figueroa
  • Champion: Raymond Ver

Class B

  • 2nd Runner-Up: Emilio Garcia Jr.
  • 1st Runner-Up: Marino Torres
  • Champion: Erwin Rommel Santos

Class A

  • 2nd Runner-Up: Carlo Carloman
  • 1st Runner-Up: Edward Co
  • Champion: Ronell Abar

Overall Low Gross Champion: Armand Capok Overall Net Champion: Kristoffer Arevalo

The generous support of various sponsors buoyed the event's success:

Platinum Sponsors:

  • Philippine Airlines
  • SPD Jobs
  • Shawarma Shack
  • Philmed
  • SurePanel

Hole Sponsors:

  • Noble Homes for Hole #16
  • Malaysia Chamber of Commerce & Industry with Php 100K for Hole #14
  • GetGo for Golf Cart Hole #11
  • Zoomanity Group's Vacation Package to Japan

Gold Sponsors:

  • Air Asia
  • Victoria Court
  • Time Masters Watches
  • RHK Land Corporation
  • Alveo
  • Shang Properties
  • Envirocool
  • Mountain Valley Hot Spring
  • Mernels for your Cakes

Bronze Sponsors:

  • The Westin Manila
  • Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra
  • Valle De Laguna


  • Los Baños Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Summit Pointe Golf & Country Club
  • Joki Productions
  • Hidden Hills Farm By Josefino

A portion of the proceeds was allocated to Kiwanis Club of Makati projects for indigent children, emphasizing the event's philanthropic dimension.

Rising Tigers Magazine, renowned as the most widely distributed business and lifestyle magazine in the country, will extend its coverage to the realm of sports, commencing in August. Additionally, a print version will be available starting this September, further expanding its readership.

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