The month of October 2009 is the month of bloggers around the country. And it comes in three. The Third Philippine Blog Awards will be held at three different venues in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Bloggers will be congregating on October 9, 18, and 24 to celebrate the 2009 Philippine Blog Awards.
THE 2009 PHILIPPINE BLOG AWARDS: ONE BLOGGING NATION
The Philippine Blog Awards is a yearly event that aims to give recognition to outstanding blogs in but not limited to the Filipino Blogging Community.
The 1st Philippine Blog Awards was held March 31, 2007 at the RCBC Theater, RCBC Plaza, Makati City with over 200 bloggers and participants attending the awards night. The event was a success because of the volunteers and the support from the Philippine blogging community.
The 2nd Philippine Blog Awards was held on the 21st of September 2008 at One Esplanade. Around thirty awards were given out during the night.
WHAT IS NEW?
1. 3 for 3 the 2003 Awards in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao:
The 3rd Philippine Blog Awards will be on the 9th of 2009 at PETA-PHINMA Theatre; on 18th of October at 2F Ayala City Sports, Cebu Business Park, Cebu City; and on the 24th of October at Pearlmont Hotel, Cagayan De Oro City.
The Awards Night at Cagayan De Oro coincides with the annual Mindanao Bloggers Summit which is also on its third year.
2. The Awards Night: One Blogging Nation
It is often said that the Internet breaks down boundaries and leaps oceans to connect people. And it is true. Lost friends, old loves and distant family members become connected in the virtual world. But like the infomercial says, “Wait there is more!”
Due to this virtual network of among Filipinos – to be specific among Filipino bloggers – relationships develop and communities spring about. In recent years, the numbers of bloggers have increased and it is not limited to one area alone. From Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao: bloggers have increased in numbers. And it is not only in our shores. Filipino bloggers can be found almost everywhere in the world.
It is a diverse and vibrant mix of personalities and individuals. Bloggers of different tastes. Bloggers of different views. Bloggers of different ages. Bloggers of different persuasion. Bloggers of different forms, shape and purpose. All Filipinos in spirit.
And this is as it should be. Whatever is said about the Filipino blogging community, it is an exciting and dynamic universe.
A universe populated by Filipinos by birth; Filipinos by choice; and Filipinos by Spirit.
It is truly One Blogging Nation.
The Main Categories
5. Food & Beverage
6. Family & Living
7. News & Media
10. Hobby & Recreation
13. Culture and Arts
(* new categories)
The Special Awards Division
2. Free Custom Theme
3. Filipino Abroad
4. Foreign Blog
5. Bloggers’ Choice
6. Filipiniana Blog
7. Blog Application
8. Ten Best Posts of the Year
9. Best Visayan Blog
10. Visayas Bloggers’ Choice
11. Best Visayas Locale Blog
12. Best Visayas Nature Blogger
13. Mindanao Advocacy Blog
14. Mindanao PhotoBlog
15. Uniquely Mindanao Blog
16. Mindanao Destination Blog
4. A Brand New Experience
Aside from being held in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, the Philippine Blog Award Night at the PETA-PHINMA Theatre can be viewed on-line through Flippish.com and will also be covered by other video bloggers and also in Twitter and in Plurk.
ORGANIZERS AND SPONSORS
The Philippine Blog Awards is organized by the Philippine Blogger Awards Inc. – a non-stock and non-profit corporation composed of members coming from the Philippine blogging community. This year’s event would not have been possible without the help of our Institutional Partner RockEd and Major Sponsors/Co-Presentors Nokia, Globe Telecommunications Inc, Mozilla and Josiah’s Catering; our Media Partners Flippish.com, Chikka Media, Uno Magazine, Splash Press, Sheero Media, and GMCI; sponsors Level Up, Ipanema, Mimi and Karl Wedding Photographers, Buddy Gancenia and Taal View Heights.
Last but not the least the 2009 Philippine Blog Awards would not even be here without the support of bloggers from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, and of course from bloggers abroad who continue to keep an interest in the Philippines and its blogging community.
The 2009 Philippine Blog Awards Blog
Mail: 33 Homer Street, Filinvest East, Cainta, Rizal
3rd Mindanao Bloggers Summit 2009
Best Technology Blog
JaypeeOnline // Blogging News & Reviews
MMO GrindHouse- fueling your daily grind on MMO Games
My Asus Eee PC
TechPinas : The Philippine Technology Blog
The Mike Abundo Effect
The Rookie Blogger
Best Travel Blog
A Pinay in Europe
BYAHILO: Ito ang Trip Ko!
Langyaw – Sojourns and Off-the-Beaten Path Travels
Making Things Happen
sagada tourism guide
Best Personal Blog
Excuse My French
Funny is the New Sexy
Life with Ria
room for squares
The Casual Observer
The Free Lancer
writing on air
Best Food & Beverage Blog
A Scientist in the Kitchen
Flipflopping my way around Town
Our Daily Blog
Overseas Pinoy Cooking
Table for Three, Please
The Thirsty Blogger
Yedylicious: In Between Bites
Best Hobby & Recreation Blog
Bored & Crafty
Comicology: The Study of Awesome
Flying in Crosswinds
Mad Labs and Hug Dogs
Pinoy Experience Mountain Biking and Outdoor Philippines
The Singing Blogger
Best Photo Blog
Asin at Paminta
I Am a Documentary Photographer
Best Culture & Arts Blog
Art in Action
magnetic-rose.net: Japanese Pop Culture for Filipino Fans
Perlas Design Studio
PinoyTattoos.com – Filipino Tattoo Source
SA GUBAT NG NAMIMINTOG NA PATALIM
Sari-Saring Sineng Pinoy
The Spy in the Sandwich
Views from the Pampang
Best Commentary Blog
ad maiorem Dei gloriam
J. R. Ramos Go
Matinong Ehemplo Ng Youth Ehemplo ng Kabataan
Me and My Big Mouth
Pencil Pusher/Number Cruncher
Splice and Dice
The Marocharim Experiment
Best Advocacy Blog
Autism Society Philippines
discourses of a free mind
Fide Quarens Intellectum
Filipino Deaf from the Eyes of a Hearing Person
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo RESIGN!
Greenpeace Southeast Asia
Below are the finalists for the Special Awards. The finalists of the Regional Awards will be announced soon.
Special Award: Best Blog Design
Design was here
DigDesignz: Blog of a young Filipino Web and Graphic Designer
Loy Meets World
Pink is Fab!
Pink Notes Diary
Simon Ong | Personal Blog and Portfolio
The Rookie Blogger
The Site Guy
Special Award: Best Filipiniana Blog
Simbahan – Philippine Heritage Churches and Related Structures
The Philippines and Beyond
Congratulations to the finalists and goodluck!