The 2008 Philippine Blog Awards
The 2008 Philippine Blog Awards was concluded Saturday evening with the awarding ceremonies at the Esplanade in Pasay City, Metro Manila. Finalists in the 23 categories were narrowed down from hundreds of nominees, with winners selected by judges from various fields, mostly in the new media industry.
With the aim of recognizing notable Filipino-owned blogs in different niches, the Philippine Blog Awards was launched in 2007 to showcase notable blogs with quality content that engages readers from around the globe. This second year of the event marked the inclusion of network blogs written by Filipinos, blogs written by mainstream media practitioners as well as local corporations that use blogs are effective communication tools.
Two of our folks from Splashpress Media (which also owns the Blog Herald) were also finalists: Sophia Lucero’s Stellify.net was a finalist for Best Blog Design, and this writer for Best Network Blogger.
A list of winners can be found at itot54joni.com. Update: The official list has been published.
Postscript: Read organizer Jayvee Fernandez’ closing remarks, which talks about the three head fakes of blogging.
J. Angelo Racoma is a technology journalist for CMSWire and TFTS. A former editor at Splashpress Media, The Blog Herald and Performancing, he now does consultancy work through WorkSmartr.com. Follow him at racoma.net and on Twitter.
I didn’t even know there was such a thing as the philipine blogging awards.
Do you have to be from the phillipines to enter?
thanks po!partial lang yan nasa blog ko.un complete list e nsa PBA blog na po.
Ryan, I do believe you would have to be Filipino–whether you currently reside in the country or not.
J. Angelo — thanks for the generous link! I saw that Tita Dine also won! :)
I got an invitation from the Phil Blog Awards nong August- too bad nakalimutan kong mag reply at submit nong requirements. Sana ma nominate ako ulit.
Oo nga pala , google brought me here.