Blog Action Day 2009 Pilipinas take a stand against climate change

October 8, 2009 | No Comments Yet

Bloggers Kapihan once again spearheads the Philippine version of Blog Action Day. It’s happening on October 15, with this year’s topic being Climate Change.

The theme is more relevant than ever with the onslaught brought about by Typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng.

We cannot be apathetic or cynical. We as a people have the solemn duty to accept the reality of climate change, to study it, and to take a stand.

Bloggers Kapihan thus calls on Filipino bloggers to take time out on Oct. 15 to post your thoughts and aspirations, frustrations and hopes, photos, videos and stories, on climate change and how it affects our family, community, country and the globe, and how we wish to make things better.

Local organizations such as TXTPower, Kabataan Partylist, Kalikasan-People’s Network for the Environment, Agham, Computer Professionals Union, and Philippine Climate Watch Alliance all support this blogging event. Have a post ready by next week and grab the badge to put on your blog!

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Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs 2009 announced

August 10, 2009 | 1 Comment

Winners of the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs 2009 writing project were announced during an eyeball over the weekend. Here’s the list:

  1. Writing to Exhale
  2. Patay Gutom
  3. The Struggling Blogger
  4. Zorlone
  5. Father Blogger dot Com
  6. Kelvinonian Ideas 2.0
  7. Tales from the Mom Side
  8. Adaphobic
  9. Lakwatsero
  10. Let’s Go Sago!

Winners of the raffle for the nominations received $10 each. Read the event recap, lessons learned, and the winners list.

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Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2009

May 7, 2009 | 1 Comment

The Philippines’ Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2009 Writing Project is back. All you have to do is write a post detailing your top 10 emerging influential blogs for the current year. Take note of the following cut-off dates:

  • Featured blogs must have been created no earlier than May 1, 2008
  • Blog posts can be updated until August 2 but you must notify the writing project organizers
  • Deadline for submissions is on July 30.
  • Featured blogs of the week on Influential Blogger will begin on May 16.
  • A final review of posts will be made on August 5

Ten participants stand to win $100 each. Read the complete mechanics here.

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Win DSLR camera, show & event guesting from TV5

March 18, 2009 | No Comments Yet

TV5 bloggers writing project

TV5 is holding a bloggers contest/writing project for viewers of the shows Lipgloss, Flo, and Midnight DJ and the prizes at stake are pretty interesting. Up for grabs are a DSLR camera and either an invitation to be on one of the shows or a VIP guest at one of their events.

Here are the mechanics posted at this page:

1. This Contest is open to all bloggers who watch the following TV5 shows: Midnight DJ, Lipgloss and/or Flo.

2. Participants must blog about any or all of the 3 TV5 shows listed above. Anything goes! Entries may include comments, recommendations on how to improve the show/s and reasons to watch them or otherwise. They can also express their take on the technical elements of the show like the plot, over-all appeal and other aspects of production.

3. All participating bloggers must register at the TV5Kommunity and post their blog entry’s entry’s URL in the specific thread assigned for this contest.

4. Entries shall be judged via ‘point system’. For every hit and positive feedback generated about the program on both the contestant’s personal blog and their entries in the TV5Kommunity page. Contestant earns ‘points’.

5. The Top 3 bloggers with the highest points shall receive special prizes and their blog entries shall be posted in the TV5 Blogs. Moreover, they shall be given special credits/acknowledgment within their ‘blogged’ TV5 shows.

6. The Grand Prize winner shall receive a DSLR camera and an invitation to be in one of the program’s episodes or in any TV5 event as a VIP guest.

7. All entries must be submitted on or before May 20, 2009. Only hits and positive feedback received until May 20, 2009 shall be considered.

Don’t forget to read the disclaimer too. Isn’t it great to see mainstream media companies reaching out to online media?

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Blog Action Day 2008 Philippines launched by Bloggers Kapihan

October 14, 2008 | No Comments Yet

Blog Action Day 2008 is upon us, and since the topic for this year is one that’s closest to our Philippine hearts, Bloggers Kapihan is inviting everyone to participate in the discussion with Blog Action Day 2008 Philippines. The initiative has also been featured by the media.

Here’s what you can do on October 15 if you have a blog. If you don’t, you’re not left out either!

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Blog Action Day 2008: Poverty

October 10, 2008 | 1 Comment

Blog Action Day 2008 happens this October 15 and the topic is poverty. Exactly what is it?

Blog Action Day is an annual nonprofit event that aims to unite the world’s bloggers, podcasters and videocasters, to post about the same issue on the same day. Our aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion.

Here’s a promotional video:

This year’s topic is especially close to Filipino hearts, so I’m sure a lot of bloggers from the Philippines will be participating. Be sure to join as well!

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Winners of the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2008 announced

August 12, 2008 | 8 Comments

Winners of the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs of 2008, organized by Janette Toral, were announced last night at the writing project eyeball event. Here’s the distinguished list:

  1. Manila Foodistas
  2. Filipino Voices
  3. Visit Sagada
  4. Missing Carlo
  5. Mar Roxas for President in 2010 blog
  6. You Got Tech
  7. The Not so Talented DJ Montano
  8. Davao Delicious
    Music Picks
  9. Bariles Republic
  10. Bloggers Da Who

Ten of the participants in the writing project also won $100 each in a raffle. You can read the master list of their nominees here.

A list of articles about the eyeball is also posted here.

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Unofficial International WordPress Day on July 1

June 25, 2008 | No Comments Yet

Unofficial International WordPress Day July 1

WordPress fans, it’s time to toast to our love of this awesome blogging CMS on Tuesday, July 1, 2008. The Unofficial International WordPress Day is hosted by WPCandy, and it will be one whole day of showing how much people adore WordPress.

How do you participate?

If you love WordPress as much as we do, then we invite you to blog about it with us on Tuesday, July 1. It doesn’t have to be too formal or anything, just make a simple (or incredibly long) post about WordPress. Here are some topics your post could cover:

  • Why you use it and prefer it over other CMSs
  • How it’s helped your business or blog
  • A thank you letter to Automattic
  • Your top-secret tips and tricks

There will be 20 prizes given away, including themes, banner ads, plugins, and more. Complete details found here.

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Philippine Blog Carnival reopens with the theme “Manila, My Manila”

June 23, 2008 | 2 Comments

A blog carnival is basically a round up of blog posts about an agreed-upon topic. The Philippine Blog Carnival is back with an edition on June 28 and the theme is “Manila, My Manila”.

Here’s the description of the latest Philippine Blog Carnival:

A digest of blog posts by Pinoy bloggers blogging about anything that captures their interest be it a city in the Philippines, Pilipino culture and being Pinoy, common experiences, the stories of Juan dela Cruz among others. A demonstration of the diversity and energy of the Pinoy blogging community.

The Four-eyed Journal and Filipina Soul are inviting you to participate in this upcoming blog carnival by submitting your posts here. Deadline is on June 27, 2008.

If you want to host the blog carnival on your site, you can contact them as well.

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The Philippine Issues Writing Project

May 5, 2008 | 2 Comments

Filipino Voices is calling on Filipino bloggers and writers from all areas to join The Philippine Issues Writing Project. It’s a contest with exciting prizes, but more importantly, it’s a venue to voice out personal opinions and insights about the country’s situation.

This is about the issues that you feel need to be written about. Whether it is in the technology sector, our economy, social justice, politics, it’s all up to you, be thoughtful and creative.

There’s a maximum of 2 entries per person, which should have been written on or later than January 1, 2008. Leave a comment on the writing project page and mention the URL(s) of your article(s) or email nick (at) tingog (dot) com. Each Friday, Filipino Voices will feature the participants of the writing project and their entries. Deadline is on June 9, 2008.

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Nominations Open for the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2008

May 2, 2008 | 1 Comment

A project that began in 2007, the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs 2008 looks like it’s going to be a major highlight in Philippine blogging history once more.

With week one already in, there are already 12 entries listing 33 blog nominations. So far, these are the frontrunners:

Rank #1

Rank #2

Ten lucky contributors to this writing project stand to win $100. The blogs in the entries should have been created on July 1, 2007 or later. The deadline for the writeups is on Saturday, July 26, 5:00 pm (GMT+9:30). Here’s your chance to highlight the very deserving blogs, with a cash incentive to boot!

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