iBlog5 registration is open

March 31, 2009 | No Comments Yet


iBlog, the Philippines’ premier blogging conference, is back on its 5th year this May 9, 2009 at the Malcolm Hall Theater in UP Diliman, Quezon City.

Here’s the tentative schedule:

Morning session: (some can be sponsored talk)

Afternoon session:

  • 1:00 – 1:20 Legal issues in Blogging
  • 1:30 – 2:30 Preparing Bloggers for the 2010 Elections
    – COMELEC on Blogging & Bloggers
    – Citizen Journalism for the 2010 Elections (Oliver Robillo, NAMFREL Chairman – Davao City)
    – The Bloggers Election Handbook project release (Janette Toral)
  • 2:40 – 3:30 Blog Advertising Situation in the Philippines (Yehey and 2 sponsors)
  • 3:30 – 3:45 Break
  • 3:45 – 4:45 Blogging to the Next Level (Fitz Villafuerte and another speaker)
  • 4:45 – 5:00 Raffle & Group picture taking

7:00 pm onwards After-Event Party (sponsored)

Registration is open here. You can also check out other information about the event like the venue, sponsors, and promotion.

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Digital Filipino Web Awards 2008 winners announced

November 6, 2008 | No Comments Yet

Digital Filipino Web Awards 2008

Congratulations to the winners of the Digital Filipino Web Awards 2008! The awarding ceremony was held last November 5 at Taste Asia, Mall of Asia.

Apparel / Fashion Category – Tesoro’s Philippine Handicrafts and Barongs
Art Category – Hiraya
Association / Organization Category – Information Technology Association of the Philippines
Auction / Shopping Portal Category – KabayanCentral
Automotive Category – AutoIndustriya
Beauty Category – Godiva
Blog – Corporate Category – The Belo Medical Group Blog
Blog – Personal Category – The D Spot
Blog – Professional Category – Tech at Hand
Books Category – OMF Literature
Community Category – TipidPC
Computer / Consumer Electronics Category – Villman Computers Philippines
Consumer Banking / Bills Payment Category – Philippine National Bank
Corporate / Professional Category – Syntactics
Events / Conferences Category – WordCamp Philippines
Financial Services Category – Absolute Traders
Food Category – Filipino Recipes
Games Category – RF Online Philippines
Gifts Category – Express Regalo
Guides / Review Category – ClickTheCity.com
Home Furnishings / Improvement Category – Philippine Interior Design & Feng Shui Tips
Jobs / Employment Category – MyNimo
Magazine Category – Candymag.com
Music / Movie/ Film Category – TitikPilipino
Newspaper Category – Inquirer.net
Pharmaceuticals Category – GlaxoSmithKline Philippines
Podcast Category – The Daily PCIJ
Politics Category – Filipino Voices
Real Estate Category – BF Homes Properties
School / University Category – De La Salle University – Manila
Services Category – Load.com.ph
Social Networking Category – GreatPinoy!
Tourism Category – Cebu CeBoom CeBlog
Travel Category – Philippine Airlines

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Voting opens for the Bloggers’ Choice Award at the 2008 Philippine Blog Awards

September 10, 2008 | No Comments Yet

The Philippine Blog Awards 2008 has just announced the nominees for the Bloggers’ Choice Award and the voting has opened. The process has changed since last year:

  • You need to be a Filipino blogger with a blog, which “must be established at least three (3) months from today with a minimum of 10 posts.”
  • You need to pick one nominee and write a blog post about why he/she deserves to win. “Yes, you can vote for your own blog. And no, you cannot vote for a blog that is not on the list of official Bloggers’ Choice Award nominees.”
  • You need to include the list of sponsors in your blog post.
  • You need to submit your blog post here.

So why would you go through all the trouble of doing that? Every blog post counts as one raffle entry (but one post per blogger only). Prizes to that raffle will be announced soon.

Finally, congratulations to the nominees:

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Philippine Blog Awards 2008 date and venue announced

July 31, 2008 | 3 Comments

Update: Here’s the official announcement at the Philippine Blog Awards blog.

We’re getting closer and closers to one of the biggest Philippine blogging events of the year, and it just so happens it’s also in September, like WordCamp Philippines. Yes, the Philippine Blog Awards night will take place on September 21, 2008, at the Coral B room of One Esplanade (near SM Mall of Asia and Manila Bay).

Here’s a video announcement and tour of the venue:

A few minor notes on this event: the date was originally August 30, but because it was announced that the Eraserheads reunion concert will be held that night, PBA 2008 had to be rescheduled. Also, the website has been migrated to a new server, so you may be seeing the default WordPress theme instead of the snazzier design.

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Write about Cinderella and win Lea Salonga goodies

July 30, 2008 | No Comments Yet

As the Philippine version of Cinderella launches, the Lea Salonga Fans Club is sponsoring a blogging contest. Here are the prizes:

First prize: $100, plus Cinderella soundtrack album (the one that Lea and cast are recording in Manila) and original US-made DVD copies of The Making of Miss Saigon and Hey, Mr. Producer! (Not familiar with the latter? Here.)

The two co-finalists will receive the same package minus the $100 cash prize.

Everyone else who participates will also get a chance to win something, with more copies of the Cinderella soundtrack album and DVDs to be raffled off.

The best part is that Lea Salonga herself will pick the top three entries. The contest duration is the same as the schedule of Cinderella: July 29 to August 24. Winners will be announced by the week of August 25th.

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Get Ratified!

February 5, 2008 | 1 Comment

You might remember that we got this WordPress Philippines party started by asking you to contribute in several ways: submitting themes and plugins, posting at the forums, and tagging your blog posts with “wordpressph”.

This time, we’re encouraging all of you to get your Philippine blogs listed at Ratified.org. Ratified ranks Filipino blogs according to various stats from Google, FeedBurner, and Technorati. And yes, Ratified is for Pinoys, by Pinoys. Sa’n ka pa!

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