PBA: Check out the new ‘Bossing’ uniform by Blackwater

Published September 18, 2020, 4:30 PM

by Carlo Anolin

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New Blackwater Bossing uniform and logo design by contest winner Ren Corporal

Blackwater has come out with new uniform and logo designs following the decision last month to change its moniker from “Elite” to “Bossing.”

Franchise owner Dioceldo Sy announced last August that they made the decision to change the team name to appeal to the masses — also in reference to Filipino comedian and TV host Vic “Bossing” Sotto.

“Elite is a term that is not common for the ordinary masses, while Bossing is something that is more understandable and relatable since Filipinos use it in their day to day lives,” Sy said in a statement.

The new design, which will be used next season, was the end product of a logo-making contest hosted by Blackwater to help local artists amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Out of hundreds of entries, Ren Corporal topped the contest with his logo that featured the team’s name, a basketball below and a perfume bottle at the top with the combination of red, black and white colors.

Corporal also received P10,000 cash and P10,000 worth of products as a reward.

With a new moniker, Sy is looking forward to a good performance should the PBA be able to resume the Philippine Cup, which was halted after only one game last March 8.

Bannering Blackwater are Mac Belo, Mike Tolomia, Richard Escoto and Ron Dennison, members of UAAP 2015 champion Far Eastern University.

The league is closing in on the possibility of resuming the season under a bubble concept in Clark, Pampanga.