I’ve been totally out of the loop with regards to this year’s Philippine Blog Awards, but from what I’ve read so far, it was a great success.
The awards night was held last Friday, October 9 at the PETA-PHINMA Theater in Quezon City. Perhaps I’ll attend next year, perhaps not. Still, I’d like to send out cheers for the organizers, sponsors and volunteers who made it all possible.
What I’m also glad about this year’s Phil. Blog Awards is that my blogging friends have made it as finalists like my fellow BK-crew Bikoy of Bikoy.net for the Best Personal Blog category and my online buddy Jaypee of JaypeeOnline.net for the Best Technology Blog.
What’s really awesome is that Jaypee won! Wohoo! He broke the news to me via a private chat on Google Talk though right there and then I knew he won the award. I may have never been a nominee nor a winner in the past Phil. Blog Awards, but I’m so proud that Jaypee has won. I’ve been one of the loyal readers of his blog since way back and even encouraged him to go back to blogging when the idea of giving up came to his mind. Now it’s certain that the comeback was well worth it. Too bad that Jaypee was out of the country and he wasn’t able to personally accept the award. But it’s not a big deal as the beauty of blogging is that it brings together people from all across the globe.
You must have known the full results by now, but let me just reproduce the same as this is my way of saluting the winners and sending them my congratulations!
Best Blog Design – The Site Guy
Best Filipino Blog Abroad – The Warped Zone
Best Foreign Blog – My Sari Sari Store
Blogger’s Choice – Micamyx
Best Filipiniana Blog – Pilipino Komiks
SPECIAL AWARDS – VISAYAS
Visayas’ Bloggers’ Choice Award – Cebu Bloggers Society
Best Visayas Locale Blog – Explore Iloilo
Best Visayan Blog – Dahong Laya
TEN BEST POSTS OF THE YEAR
Karnabal by Tuyong Tinta ng Bolpen
Finding Your Soul Mate: A Statistical Analysis by Guttervomit
Lost Gems Of Philippine History: The 1896 Board Meeting by It’s true! It’s true!
The Diving Boys of Quezon Bridge by Dennis Villegas
Twenty Pesos by Lostphotograph
The way of the leaf by SMOKE
Portrait of a dramatic highlight in Nick Joaquin’s A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino by Gibbs Cadiz
Kaya Dumarami ang Bading Kasi… by Manila Gay Guy
The Parable of the Furry White Rabbit by Good Times Manila
The Amazing Bulul: A Story of Epiphany by The Cat Whisperer
Best Technology Blog – Jaypee Online
Best Travel Blog – Langyaw – Sojourns and Off-the-Beaten Path Travels
Best Entertainment Blog – Lessons From the School of Inattention
Best Personal Blog – Writing on Air
Best Food & Beverage Blog – Table for Three, Please
Best Family & Living Blog – Make or Break
Best News & Media Blog – Virtual Journals
Best Business Blog – Negosyo Ideas
Best Sports Blog – Fire Quinito
Best Hobby & Recreation Blog – Bearbrick Love
Best Fashion Blog – Who is Elyoo?
Best Photoblog – I Am a Documentary Photographer
Best Culture and Arts Blog – magnetic-rose.net: Japanese Pop Culture for Filipino Fans
Best Commentary Blog – The Marocharim Experiment
Best Videocast Blog – Entrepbuff.com
Best Podcast Blog – Brink Notes Entertainment Daily
Best Humor Blog – The Professional Heckler
Best Gaming Blog – Blog Mike Got Game!
Best Advocacy Blog – Autism Society of the Philippines
Best Beauty Blog – The Doctor Is vaIN
Again, congratulations to all the winners! Till the next Philippine Blog Awards, long live all Filipino bloggers!