Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards 2009 on December 27

December 16, 2009 | No Comments Yet

Now on its second year, the Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards will be held on December 27 at the Philam Life Theater on UN Ave., Malate, Manila. There are 37 nominees whom you can vote for at the sidebar of the website.

Aside from the blog awards itself, there’s also a photo contest open to all Pinoy bloggers abroad.

Can’t make it to the awards night? Check this page for live streaming of the event.

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Two Filipino blogs win in the Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards

October 26, 2009 | 1 Comment

Ferdz Decena of Ironwulf.net and Arnold Arnaez of Mr. Gadget Australia at the Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards

Two Filipino blogs brought home honors in the first Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards held last October 23 in Singapore.

Ferdz Decena’s Ironwulf.net bagged the Best Travel Blog while Australia-based Arnold Arnaez won Best Geek Blog for Mr. Gadget.

Congratulations and mabuhay kayo!

Other Asian News

The comfort women speak out against the Korean government again

Could Japan’s relations with South Korea be on the mend?

 

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Philippine Blog Awards 2009: Chikka’s Readers’ Choice Mindanao

October 23, 2009 | No Comments Yet

Time for the Mindanao leg of the Chikka Readers’ Choice Award. Here are the nominees and their blog codes:

Davao Mac User M1
Ganda Ever So Much M2
Plurk Designs M3
Gensan News Online Mag M4
Blogging Frenzy M5
Random Randoms M6
A Pinoy Experience M7
Himantayon nga Kagay-anon M8
Travel and Tours M9
Manilenyo in Davao M10

Just like before, send CHIKKARC [BLOG CODE] and send to 2929 (Smart and Globe). Each text is worth two votes and costs Php2.50. Deadline is on October 23.

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Mindanao Bloggers Summit and Philippine Blog Awards Mindanao on October 24

October 19, 2009 | No Comments Yet

Two huge events for Mindanao bloggers are happening on the same day at the same venue: this Saturday, October 24, at the Pearlmont Inn, Limketkai Drive, Cagayan de Oro City. First comes the Mindanao Bloggers Summit from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, then the Philippine Blog Awards – Mindanao leg happens after at 7:00 pm.

Register for MBS3 here. This year’s theme is “Mindanao Bag-uhon ang Panan-aw” or “Changing the way people see Mindanao”. Looks like a jam-packed and exciting couple of events happening down south.

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Philippine Blog Awards 2009: Chikka’s Readers’ Choice Visayas

October 14, 2009 | 1 Comment

The Philippine Blog Awards 2009 is now moving on to the Visayas leg with the Chikka Readers’ Choice Award for Visayas. Here are the nominees together with their blog codes:

Mcbilly.com V1
Sinjin’s House V2
The Extraordinary Kiddo V3
Intiendes V4
Byahilo: Ito ang Trip Ko! V5
Explore Iloilo V6
Habagat Central V7
My Cebu Photoblog V8
Kevin Ray N. Chua V9
Zdiaz.com V10

Voting is done through SMS: send CHIKKARC [BLOG CODE] and send to 2929 (Smart and Globe). Each text is worth two votes and costs Php2.50. Deadline is on October 17.

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Winners of the 2009 Philippine Blog Awards

October 12, 2009 | No Comments Yet

Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s Philippine Blog Awards!

Main Awards

10 Best Blog Posts

  1. The Parable of the Furry White Rabbit (Good Times Manila)
  2. Lost Gems Of Philippine History: The 1896 Board Meeting (It’s true! It’s true!)
  3. Finding Your Soul Mate: A Statistical Analysis (guttervomit)
  4. karnabal (tuyong tinta ng bolpen)
  5. The Diving Boys of Quezon Bridge (Dennis Villegas)
  6. Twenty Pesos (lost photograph)
  7. The way of the leaf (SMOKE)
  8. Portrait of a dramatic highlight in Nick Joaquin’s A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino (Gibbs Cadiz)
  9. Kaya Dumarami ang Bading Kasi… (Manila Gay Guy)
  10. The Amazing Bulul: A Story of Epiphany (The Cat Whisperer)

Special Awards

Check out Tonyo Cruz’s post for the complete list of awards and other highlights from the awards night last October 9.

Stay tuned for Visayas and Mindanao legs happening in the next couple of weeks.

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PBA ’09 Bloggers Choice Special Award voting opens

October 2, 2009 | No Comments Yet

Voting for the Bloggers Choice Special Award at the 2009 Philippine Blog Awards is now officially open. There are three categories this time: National, Visayas, and Mindanao. But as with last year, your vote should be in the form of a blog post explaining why you’re voting for a particular blog. This also means you can only vote once. Also, only Filipinos can vote.

Check out the list of nominees then submit your vote here. Deadline is on October 7 at 10:30 PM (National) and October 14 at 10:30 PM (Visayas and Mindanao).

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Philippine Blog Awards 2009 finalists in the nationwide categories announced

September 24, 2009 | No Comments Yet

Philippine Blog Awards 2009

The 2009 Philippine Blog Awards finalists have been announced. We have lots of new categories this year, and that means more finalists and more winners. Check out if you or your favorites made it. Congratulations and good luck!

Take note that this is for the nationwide categories; the regional finalists will follow soon. And speaking of which, pre-registration for the Visayas event is up. It will be held on October 18 at Ayala City Sports, Cebu Business Park.

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Vote and score tickets to the Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards

September 23, 2009 | No Comments Yet

Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards

Nuffnang has launched the first regional blog awards in the Asia-Pacific. It’s going to be a glitzy whole-day affair in Singapore on October 23, where over 400 bloggers will walk down the red carpet, eat sumptuous dishes, and enjoy famous acts from the region.

Vote for your favorite blogs here: there are 60 finalists under 12 blogging categories, including the Philippine blogs of Jim Paredes, Luc Melgar, Bryan Boy, and more.

You can also score tickets to the awarding ceremony by writing two blog posts, the mechanics of which are detailed here. Over SGD$5000 worth of prizes are to be given out.

Don’t forget to follow them on Twitter for instant updates.

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Philippine Blog Awards 2009 releases new video, “Jingle”

September 18, 2009 | No Comments Yet

The Philippine Blog Awards 2009’s first teaser video was a little skit entitled “Blogger”. Now we have a fun little “Jingle” featuring the Philippines’ most famous blogs. There’s even a little nod towards WordPress at the beginning. Check out the lyrics:

Lyrics and Music by: Coy Caballes
Guitarist: Markku Seguerra

Binuksan ko ang laptop
Homepage ko ay Technograph
Ako’y Pinoy Blogero
Sa WordPress ay adik ako

Let’s Go Sago, Lakwatsero
Coron hanggang Batangas sobrang Byahilo
Kahit ako’y mag-Visit Sagada
Basta may WiFi ay solved ka na

Laging Good Times Manila
Basta naka-online enjoy tropang Foodista
Alam mo lahat Da Who sa showbiz landia
Talo mo pa si BryanBoy Abunda

Over the top sa page views
kahit Patay Gutom busog ka sa news
Dumating si Mommy galing Project Manila
Nahuli niya si daddy nasa Facebuko niya

Let’s go, c’mon! Kung gustong sumikat
Just wear your Happyslip at sa Merryland umakyat
FunnySexy man o Komikero ang drama
Sa Radio Cubao natin wala nang panama

Okay lang ang maging Misteryosa
Basta Awesome Planet ating ipakita
Kahit sino ka pa, Batang Yagit o Tanggera
Basta Pinoy at Blogger… Tayo ay iisa

And don’t forget, catch the Flippish livestream on October 9 at 6:00 pm!

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Saranggola Blog Awards recognizes Filipino-language blogging and gives kites to children

July 23, 2009 | 1 Comment

Saranggola Blog Awards logo

The Saranggola Blog Awards is not your typical blogging contest. Aside from recognizing blogging in the Filipino language and in various formats (short stories, children’s stories, poetry, video blogging), there is a charitable aspect to the event: every blog entry submitted will be matched with a kite (saranggola) for children and children’s causes throughout Metro Manila.

Ang pagsulat ng blog ay gaya ng paglikha at pagpapalipad ng saraggola, kailangan mong buuin ang mga salita at pakawalan sa kalawakan ng blogosphere o blogosperyo. Maraming makakakita at makakabasa, nagmimistulang makulay ang kalawakan sa ating mga sinusulat.

Gayundin, ang bawat entry ninyo ay tutumbasin namin ng saranggola. Sa madaling salita, kung mayroong 50 entries, magkakaloob kami ng 50 saranggola sa mapipiling mga bata / organisasyong pambata sa kalakhang Maynila. Ito ay upang hikayatin ang mga batang maglaro, mangarap at bumuo ng kani-kanilang saranggola.

The contest is open to all bloggers in and out of the Philippines and runs from July 8 to August 31, 2009. Bloggers’ Choice, Judges’ Choice, and Finalists will be announced on September 15, 2009. Special prizes will also be given, such as caps, mouse pads, PANPIL Pipol books, and of course, kites. Complete mechanics listed here.

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Philippine Blog Awards 2009 on October 9

June 9, 2009 | No Comments Yet

That’s right folks, preparations for this year’s Philippine Blog Awards have begun and two things are now set in stone: the date, October 9, and the venue, Megatent Events Venue (30 Meralco Ave., Bgy. Ugong, Pasig City).

For those who missed last year’s event, check out the night’s highlights courtesy of Buddy Gancenia:

The Philippine Blog Awards 2: Awards Night Highlights from BUDDY GANCENIA on Vimeo.

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Top 10 Filipino Expats and OFW Bloggers of 2008 announced

January 2, 2009 | 1 Comment

The Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards honored the top Filipino expatriates and overseas workers who are also bloggers. Here’s the list:

10. Rhapsody, Dubai, UAE
9. Mumsified, Malaysia
8. Sari Saring Kulay, Japan
7. Sleepless in KL, Malaysia
6. Manilenya, Canada
5. Pamatay Homesick, Kuwait
4. Pedestrian Observer, USA
3. The Sandbox, Saudi Arabia
2. Pansitan ni Ate Sienna, USA
1. Writing on Air, Australia

Writing on Air is written by Jim Paredes and this is what the judges had to say about his blog:

“Meaningful and inspiring posts” “Brings out pride in being Filipino” “Writing on Air has depth and substance. Jim’s blog is brilliant and inspiring. His take on issues around the world and as well as personal experiences are culturally enriching as a Filipino. The lay-out and design is clean” Some of the judges notes about Jim Paredes blog.

There was also a special award for the Most Popular Expat/OFW Blog, Ronel Livelihood from the UK.

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PinoyBlogero

October 21, 2008 | 4 Comments

PinoyBlogero

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).

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The Philippine Blog Awards 2008 Winners

September 22, 2008 | No Comments Yet

Read the massive list of winners at the official website. Congratulations to everyone, from the finalists to the winners to the organizers and participants. Another landmark in Philippine blogging history right here.

Also a great read is Jayvee Fernandez’s closing remarks entitled The 3 Head Fakes of Blogging, inspired by Randy Pausch.

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Philippine Blog Awards 2008 Judges revealed and last minute reminders

September 21, 2008 | No Comments Yet

Here are the judges and their profiles for this evening’s most prestigious event: the Philippine Blog Awards 2008.

Aileen Apollo
Blogger & Google Country Representative

Migs Paraz
Miguel Paraz started working on the commercial Philippine Internet in 1995. He’s been through a lot of significant local Internet events, from the days of personal home pages to today’s blogging.

Today Miguel develops telecoms software and is active in various software development communities. He still finds time to blog once in a while.

Miguel graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1995 with a BS degree in Computer Science.

Manuel L. Quezon III

Blogger & Columnist. Host of the weekly program “The Explainer”on the ANC cable news channel. Manolo is an opinion and editorial writer and editor: Working as a columnist for the Arab News Newspaper; head of the Speaker’s Bureau, columnist, and an editorial writer for The Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper; and Assistant Managing Editor and editorial writer for The Philippines Free Press weekly news magazine. MLQ3 has received various awards for his professional work – “Opinion Writer of the Year” in 1994 and 2005 by the Rotary Club of Manila’s Journalism Awards, the oldest journalism awards in the country.

Benj Arriola
US-Based Filipino SEO Specialist working with the SEO team of BusinessOnLine (www.benjarriola.com) has delivered corporate blogging best practices to Fortune 1000 clients including the official blog of Sony PlayStation. Benj, a blogger himself does not consider being a fulltime blogger and dives more into SEO learning and sharing knowledge in SEO circles, primarily visible at the SEOPhilippines Forum. Benj joined International SEO contest winning on various occasions: 2nd place 2008 UKWebmasterWorld SEO Contest, 1st place 2007 SEO World Championship, 1st Place 2006 Vorgermilten SEO Contest. Benj also runs his own company for SMEs, YDS Web Solution (Philippines & US Offices).

Gang Badoy
Writer & RockEd founder

Erwin Romulo
Journalist Philippine Star

August Dela Cruz
August Dela Cruz is photo correspondent for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, and has garnered numerous awards in sports photography and a Press Photographers of the Philippines (PPP) awardee. Prior to becoming a photo journalist, Mr. Dela Cruz had been a fashion, lifestyle, and wedding photographer while doing corporate and product shots on the side.

BryanBoy
Blogger

Ernesto G. Sonido Jr
Blogger, Fish Keeper, Reader & Librarian, indexer, photo hobbyist, ex B5 blogger and uncle.

Erwin Oliva
Blogger and Journalist – INQUIRER.net VDO & INQUIRER.net Blogs

Ernie U. Sarmiento
Through his lens, Ernie Sarmiento has witness part of the Philippine’s history as it unfolds — the coup d etat that changed the government, the struggle of his fellowmen as they flee war torn Iraq and Kuwait during the Gulf War and the Filipino athletes as they vie for the gold in two Olympics. The boy who started out as a travel photographer’s apprentice is now the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s chief photographer.

Max Limpag
Blogger & Journalist – Editor, Sun.Star Cebu

JJ Disini
Blogger, Lawyer & Professor

Derek Punsalan
After initially discovering the challenge of maintaining a completely personal blog, Derek Punsalan settled in as co-author at UNEASYsilence in May of 2004. From there, motivated by aspiring goals of web
development, Derek once again embarked on a personal endeavor to start afresh powered by WordPress. After discovering the satisfaction of sharing theme downloads online, Derek created a new personal site at 5thirtyone.com. He would continue on to share a collection of WordPress releases including the October Special (Breast Cancer Awareness Month) and the WordPress Foliage Mod (awarded Most Creative Design).
Enjoying the success of freelance web design, Derek Punsalan now leads YES – a radio station & content tracking service – as their front end design lead moving forward into the 2007 year.

Raised in a mixed Ilocano Tagalog household with deep family beliefs, Derek enjoys the company of close family & friends whenever the Apple displays are turned-off.

Brad Geiser
PR and Marketing Consultant

Annalyn Jusay
Blogger and Journalist

Luis Buenaventura
Syndeo Media Founder

Janette Toral
“Janette Toral is the author and publisher of the book Blogging from Home.”

People who want to go but don’t have tickets can still show up, but they won’t be eligible for the raffle portion.

Really not going? Find out how you can watch the event here. And here’s the crew getting the venue ready right now.

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Philippine Blog Awards 2008 Finalists posted! (Updated: 09/21/09)

September 20, 2008 | 3 Comments

The lists of the Philippine Blog Awards finalists Best Blog Division are finally out. Since there are 36 categories in this division, it will take a while before all of them are posted, so we’ll update this entry as the new lists come in.

Food & Beverage

Family & Living

Business/Entrepreneur

Hobby/Recreation

Technology

Sports

Videocast/Podcast

Entertainment

Travel

Culture & Arts

Commentary

Photo Blog

Fashion & Lifestyle

News & Media

Level Up’s Gaming Blog Award

Free Custom Theme

Plugin/Extension

Blog Design

Single Post

(Please visit link for the complete list.)

Network Blogger

OFW Blog

Nokia’s: Kaleidoscope of Connections Award

(Please visit link for the complete list.)

Personal

Check them out now!

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Philippine Blog Awards attendee registration opens

September 14, 2008 | No Comments Yet

Wondering how you can watch the Philippine Blog Awards live? We finally have an answer. Organizers have opened registrations for blogger attendees. There will be 200 available slots. Take note, this is for bloggers only.

Due to venue limitations, we are only opening 200 slots for bloggers at the moment. Once all slots have been filled out, we’ll post an announcement on this blog. We’ll also announce it should there be additional seats available.

Register here.

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CandyMag.com Teen Blog Awards 2008 winners announced

July 16, 2008 | 5 Comments

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Teen Blog Awards by Candy Magazine:

You can still nominate and vote for your favorite blog of the week here.

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