Eros Stock – Ginebra unveils new ‘Bagong Tapang’ jerseys for 2021 season
In a virtual media launch on Facebook, Ginebra San Miguel introduced the new kits that were made in line with the company’s new “Bagong Tapang” (New Courage) campaign. Present were Scottie Thompson, LA Tenorio, Stanley Pringle, Japeth Aguilar and Mark Caguioa.
The campaign “highlights the new courage and strength that Filipinos possess to overcome the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic,” the company said in a statement.
“We’ll be using this for next season. We’re excited to show the fans this new jersey,” Thompson said in Filipino during the event.
The Gin Kings will enter the 2021 season with a bid to retain the Philippine Cup crown they clinched inside the Clark bubble during the league’s lone conference last year.
“We felt the hardships that every ka-Barangay experienced in this pandemic. We were affected as well. But we remained united as a country,” he added. “We believe that in One Ginebra Nation, no ka-Barangay will be left behind. We’ll fight for them again next conference.”
The words “One Ginebra Nation” are plastered in front of the jersey, which features the classic red and white colorways of the iconic franchise. The “Bagong Tapang” tagline is sewn below the jersey numbers as well.
Ginebra San Miguel also partnered with non-profit organization Gawad Kalinga (GK) for the project.
For every jersey or cap that is redeemed, fans will be able to donate to GK’s Barangay Walang Iwanan program “that supports the farmers in Sariaya, Quezon, and the fishermen in Barangay Bagumbayan, Pililla, Rizal,” the company said in a statement.
“Starting on May 1 to June 30, 2021, fans can get their hands on the limited-edition merchandise for only P100 for the One Ginebra Nation jersey or P150 for the One Ginebra Nation cap for every six (6) seals or caps of any combination of Ginebra San Miguel, GSM Blue, GSM Blue Flavors, Ginebra San Miguel Premium Gin and Primera Light Brandy,” the statement read.
“Bagong Tapang sa One Ginebra Nation Jersey and Cap Collection” merchandise are available for redemption at selected Puregold and other redemption outlets nationwide. To confirm the merchandise’s authenticity, an authentication patch can be found on the lower left part of the jersey, while an authentication sticker is attached to the cap.”