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Sunday, December 27, 2009

The 2009 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards!!!

Okay, here are the lists of winners.

But first, I would like to thank Former DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman, Congresswoman Risa Hontiveros Baraquel, Susan Ople and Carlo Ople, Janette Toral, Noemi Dado, Tonyo Cruz, Juana Change aka Mae Paner, and the families and representatives of the PEBA finalists. Lots of raffle winners, and lots of gifts and goodies after the event! Everybody's happy, I guess. Wish more sponsors next year so we can have more raffles and freebies.

The Pink Tarha Girl was there, dashing and goodlooking as she is, and ever kikay, Sundrenced. Also Phil and his parents was there, from Wits and Spirits as well as the lovely Shanghai based, Style Shanghai blogger, Maris.
Who won the Nokia Mobile Phones and Gift Certificates? Oh lots of freebies!

We can post the videos later since it will take time to upload. But for now, presenting the winners!

Special Awards:

Nokia Best Photo Entry Award – Floyd Amor, Singapore

Best Blog Element: Style Shanghai, Shanghai, China

Sen. Manny Villar Award, Most Popular Blog - Wits Expression , Dubai, UAE

Blas Ople Policy Center Best Video Award Utak ni Drake, Riyadh, KSA

Smart Blog Award – The Chook-Minders Quill, Port Wakefield, Australia

Western Union Award, Best Blog Lay-out: Kablogie, Doha, Qatar

Best Entry in a Video Format – Poging (Ilo)cano, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Friendster Award, Best Blog Theme: The Desert Dude, Dubai, UAE

Mapagkawanggawa OFW Blogger Award -The Dungeon Lord, Koror, Palau

Nokia Best Blog Entry Awards – Isla de Nebz, Al Khobar Saudi Arabia

Best Blog by Region:
Middle East and Africa – Isla de Nebz
North America and Canada- Top Express
Europe – Francesca in France
Asia and the Pacific – Wits and Spirits

And the 2009 Top 10 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards

No. 1 in Blog Element, No. 1 in Blog Entry,
No. 1 in Blog Content,
and voted by the judges twice as No. 1,
and twice as No. 2 in the over-all rank

"Isla de Nebz blog stood out than the other blogs for me.
Although there were a lot of good blogs and a lot of good entries,
I enjoyed the way he presented the entry for PEBA -
not just because of the graphics he showed with his entry
but also because he had a unique entry per se.
We all know about an OFW's hardship, the sacrifices, etc.
And most of the entries just did that.
But Isla de Nebz entry was a different perspective
on a big aspect of an OFW's life - his income and where it goes.
I enjoyed that part (even without his original graphics)
His other entries were also fun to read - very light, very candid,
but at the same time, he was giving us the other side of an OFW's life.
He doesn't take himself seriously and I admire that." - PEBA judge

No. 3 in the Blog Entry and Blog Content, and voted twice as No.1 and twice as No. 2, twice as No. 4 by the judges in the over-all rank.

"Excellent blog and Informative in their own "kikay" way.
Because they were able to tell their story in a simple and sincere manner that is not boring but is actually compelling."
"Raised In the Republic, Raised in the Kingdom. Nice one!"
- PEBA Judges


and for the other rankings...

©2009 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards

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