Filipino Voices is a powerhouse of Philippine bloggers who report and comment on news, politics, and society in this country and the rest of the world. Barely over a year old this April 1st, this group publication is the place for fostering a collective conversation on our direction as a nation.
Filipino Voices is more than a blog, it’s a start to the growing power of The Filipino to manifest his own destiny in the online world, which hopefully will have an impact on the physical and more tangible world we live in. Words are powerful and we the bloggers of FilipinoVoices.com know this to be the true power of this blog.
Enjoy a warm welcome to the Bicol Region with WOW Legazpi. It’s home to more than just the perfectly-shaped Mayon volcano, as you will discover by browsing this website. Everything you need to know is in here, including how to get there, where to stay, what to eat, and more.
Whether you’re a tourist looking for that next great Philippine island to visit, or a local Legazpeño wanting to check out your city’s best, WOW Legazpi is the place to go.
Some of the most dedicated bloggers in the Philippines come from Mindanao, and they’ve successfully established a strong online presence with Mindanao Bloggers. They’re the group behind some of the country’s biggest blogging events such as the Mindanao Bloggers Summit and WordCamp Philippines.
With regular featured blogs, general news about the region, and a blog that’s proudly powered by WordPress, Mindanao Bloggers has a great mix of Pinoy, blogging, and even WordPress pride that other communities look up to.
Named after the Philippines’ country code, Plus63 is a great way to keep up with the hippest and most inspiring Filipino artists as they create and impress not only locally, but also internationally.
+63 is a collective blog dedicated to providing an online venue for Philippine creatives. The idea behind +63 is to create a rallying point for the industry by adapting and updating the international country code for the Philippines into a recognizable trademark for Filipino culture, design, and art.
Plus63 dives into the local creative scene and showcases the best of what the Philippines has to offer in design, architecture, fashion, music, photography, and more.
The Living Asia Channel Blog is a more intimate look into the people and places featured on this 24-hour travel and lifestyle cable channel. Posts contain both scenic photos and more candid snapshots of the TV crew’s various adventures, sometimes with anecdotes to boot!
If you can’t turn on the TV from where you are, try surfing over to this blog and explore the Philippines with the Living Asia Channel.
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The Philippine government is slowly taking steps into the 21st century starting with the Department of Foreign Affairs website. Get all the information you need on regarding citizen travel and international affairs in one place.
Get the breaking news, press releases, speeches, guidelines, travel advisories, and media campaigns when you subscribe. Now that it’s powered by WordPress, accessing information is so much easier.
PinoyCentric is an online magazine that celebrates Filipinos and their achievements throughout every corner of the world. From the stylized Sampaguitang kampupot logo to the Yakan digital weaving background, this Chicago-based publication is out to shine the light on “all things brown and beautiful”.
Search the Terra diaspora map, visit the gallery, join their comics caption contests, and contribute essays and literary pieces. There’s a wealth of information in here, and surely this is just the tip of the iceberg as to how much Pinoys have accomplished day to day.
The Bagong Botante blog is maintained by the Education and Information Development arm of COMELEC and helps inform the masses about voting procedures and the latest developments involving this government unit.
One of the big problems with any government-related endeavor is that the public is poorly informed of what to do, and therefore are intimidated to participate. Blogging can address this problem and bring institutions like the Commission on Elections closer to the people.
GreenArchers.ph is home of the De La Salle University Green Archers, one of the biggest teams in Philippine basketball, under the UAAP. Get to know the players, keep tabs on upcoming games, and find out what they’re up to outside of the hardcourt.
If you love basketball or are a staunch supporter of the Green Archers, head on over to GreenArchers.ph and be part of their online community.
PinoyBlogero is the blog of Karlo Licudine, a twentysomething college student writing about the Philippine blogosphere and blogging in general. If you want to learn how to start blogging and become more successful at it, this is the blog to read.
Karlo has gained recognition in several different awards, from an interview in a local newspaper, to joining the ranks of the top probloggers and influential blogs in the country, to winning the best technology blog award in the 2008 Philippine Blog Awards.
Readers of PinoyBlogero will also enjoy his unique brand of comics sprinkled across the different posts (it’s even branched out to a separate blog, BlogComics.net).
Samjuan is the blog of an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) in America who grew up in Nueva Ecija. Here he shares his thoughts and experiences as a Pinoy living and working abroad. He also won the Best OFW Blogger Award in the 2008 Philippine Blog Awards.
It’s nice to have an online community that celebrates our modern day heroes in the business of saving lives. One where they can describe their experiences whether they live abroad or here in Manila, still in school or already practicing in the real world.
NurseAko is calling all Philippine nurse bloggers to stand up and be counted in its blog round-up.
Yahoo! goes local with the opening of the Yahoo! Philippines Answers blog. And if you were wondering, yes, it runs on WordPress.
Not only does it promote the local version of Yahoo! Answers by integrating several features like searching and posting a question at Y! Answers, the blog also shines the spotlight on what Pinoys are talking about.
Litratong Pinoy is a website made up of weekly photoblogging challenges, i.e., lingguhang palaro for all Filipino bloggers (as well as Filipino-speaking foreigners) who have an inclination towards photography.
The rules are simple. First you must register at the website and leave a few personal details. Then, every Thursday you’ll post a photo corresponding to the week’s theme on your own blog. The supporting essay for the photo should be written in Tagalog (although Taglish is permitted). You will need to post 2 times before you become a full-fledged L.P. member.
Litratong Pinoy is a great way to unleash one’s own creativity and the love of the Filipino language at the same time.
Wanderous is not your ordinary travel blog. The authors of this website, Aissa and Ryan, believe that (a) travel should not be limited to the filthy rich; (b) we should learn more about the Philippines and support local tourism; and (c) food is a wonderful thing.
The reviews and tips on this blog are really helpful and practical, since they draw from the personal experiences of Aissa and Ryan themselves. And judging from the amount of travel they’ve been doing so far, it looks like one can gain a lot of advice from them.
Perhaps the best part about Wanderous is that it figures out ways for you to travel without breaking the bank, and tirelessly reports the latest travel packages and promos you can take advantage of. It’s quite difficult to keep track of what Cebu Pacific or Asian Spirit is offering every single day, and we’re glad to have Wanderous do that for us!
Filipina Images is an initiative that helps reshape how other other people view Philippine women online. All it takes is for you to register at the website and write a post with a Filipina-centric theme.
Chances are that the prominent entry you will find on the first page showcases the keywords, “Filipino girls, Filipina dating, Philippine women.” Search for “Filipina.” You’ll most likely notice that six out of 10 sites are NOT devoted to the advancement and accomplishments of the Filipina.
The Filipina of the Future deserves a more empowered, diverse image online. Multiple, complex, and whole.
The site is also holding a writing contest still about Filipinas (deadline is on March 15), together with WikiPilipinas. But if writing is really not your thing, there are other ways you can help with the campaign, notably by linking the word “Filipina” to more useful sites.
One great thing about WordPress is that it’s very search engine friendly, and since one of the main goals of this site is to change how Filipinas are being represented through web searches, Filipina Images is one step closer to that.
We’re still in a current events mood here at WordPress Philippines and so it’s no surprise to have PinoyPress as our featured website of the week. What makes this Philippine news website different from the rest? Easy: it’s powered by WordPress.
It’s a feat to turn a piece of blogging software into a content management system to handle oodles and oodles of content as newspapers usually do. But as many people are slowly discovering, WordPress is equipped to handle that job. We commend PinoyPress’ forward thinking and ability to do that while at the same time diligently cover what’s going on in the Philippines.
Inquirer is arguably the most popular, most up-to-date, and most high-tech Philippine publication online. And they’ve taken it a step further through its roster of blogs that cover topics like video games, Apple, music, sports, science, TV, real estate, travel, girls, and even—you guessed it—blogging. It looks like they’ve drawn inspiration from the New York Times and its WordPress-powered blogs.
Christine Gambito is the Filipina-American behind Happy Slip, the wildly popular video blog featuring her creative, wacky, and candid skits she produced and edited on her own. One of her sketches, Mixed Nuts, landed second place in the 2006 YouTube Video Awards for Best Comedy. She won the Podcast of the Year in the 2007 Philippine Blog Awards.
Christine recently arrived in the Philippines for the first time. She toured the archipelago as an ambassador for tourism of the DoT. Here’s her emotional take on her first day here. And guess what—several Pinoys are enjoying a meet and greet with Happy Slip right now!
100% Tech. 100% Filipino. 100% Blog. That is what Pinoy.tech.blog is all about. PTB, as the blog is fondly called, is one of the first and foremost successful team blogging endeavors by Filipinos.
At the forefront of PTB are several big names in the local technology and blogging scenes. The team is a set of professionals in the various technology industries in the Philippines, or involving Filipinos in and out of the country.
The PTB has often been cited by mainstream media, including print, radio and television, for its intelligent commentary, useful tips, and quick news reportage.
YugaTech is the blog of Abe Olandres, one of the most well-known professional bloggers in the Philippines. On YugaTech, Abe discusses technology, blog monetization, photography and all things about online entrepreneurship. He also traces his roots from humble rural beginnings to a student urbanite, to now one of the most sought-after blogging personality in the Philippines.
YugaTech is a must read if you’re interested in the blogging and new media scene in the Philippines.