2009 Philippine Blog Awards Winners

2009 philippine blog awards

UPDATE: Just a few minutes after I published this post, I found out that the official website of the Philippine Blog Awards has published the complete list of winners. I’ve updated this post and added the missing names and links.

The 2009 Philippine Blog Awards night was held last Friday, October 9th at the PETA-PHINMA Theater in Quezon City, Philippines. From what I’ve read and heard from other bloggers, it was a successful event. I really wish I was there to attend it. I woke up at around 3 AM (US Pacific Time) which was 6 PM Manila Time and tried to catch the live stream via Flippish.com. The event didn’t exactly on time and I was starting to get sleepy so I decided to go back to bed. I woke up about 2 hours later and tried to check if the program was still on-going. When I got back online, they were giving the award for the Best Business Blog award. After a few more awards, I got sleepy again so I went back to sleep. Anyways, congratulations to all the finalists and winners of the different awards! I’d also like to congratulate the organizers and sponsors for the success of this event.

For those of you who weren’t able to go to the PETA-PHINMA Theater or missed the live stream coverage, below is the list of the 2009 Philippine Blog Awards winners:

Special Awards:
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

10 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

Sponsored Awards:
Chikka Media-Philippine Blog Awards Reader’s Choice Award: Good Times Manila

Globe’s “Digital Elders” awardees:
Noemi Dado
Janette Toral
Anton Diaz
Manolo Quezon

Globe’s “Digital Tribe” for Luzon awardees:
Hay! Men! Ang Blog ng Tunay na Lalake
Good Times Manila
Enrico Dee of Byahilo.com
Marck Rimorin of The Marocharim Experiment
Lori Baltazar of Dessert Comes First
Cecil Zamora van-Straten of Chuvaness.com
Karen Ang of bury me in this dress
Dine Racoma of The D Spot
Azrael Coladilla of Azrael’s Merryland

Geisler-Maclang’s “Transformative Influencer Award”: Jonel Uy of Lets Go Sago

Main Categories:
Best Personal Blog: Writing on Air (author: Jim Paredes of APO Hiking Society)
Best News and Media Blog: Virtual Journals
Best Commentary Blog: The Marocharim Experiment
Best Technology Blog: JaypeeOnline // Blogging News & Reviews
Best Beauty Blog: The Doctor Is vaIN
Best Fashion Blog: who is elyoo?
Best Culture and Arts Blog: magnetic-rose.net: Japanese Pop Culture for Filipino Fans
Best Sports Blog: Fire Quinito
Best Advocacy Blog: Autism Society Philippines
Best Humor Blog: The Professional Heckler
Best Podcast Blog: Brink Notes Entertainment Daily
Best Business Blog: Negosyo Ideas
Best Gaming Blog: Mike Got Game!
Best Family and Living Blog: Make or Break
Best Food and Beverage Blog: Table for Three, Please
Best Travel Blog: Langyaw — Sojourns and Off-the-Beaten Path Travels
Best Entertainment Blog – Lessons from the School of Inattention
Best Hobby & Recreation Blog – Bearbrick Love
Best Photo Blog – I am a Documentary Photographer
Best Videocast – Entrepbuff.com

I watched the full coverage via recorded videos uploaded by Flippish.com and my most favorite part of the event was the KKK-themed silent movie by When in Manila. Based on the live stream video, I can tell that everyone in the audience loved it from the amount of laughter and applause.

Btw, you can watch the replay of the live recording of the 2009 Philippine Blog Awards on Flippish.com.

Once again, Congratulations to all the finalists and all the winners of the 2009 Philippine Blog Awards!

There’s no official list of winners yet from the Philippine Blog Awards website so I grabbed the names from a couple Pinoy blogs. Thanks to Tonyo Cruz and Fran for sharing the list of winners.

Owner and editor of JaypeeOnline. Self-proclaimed geek. New media writer and consultant. WordPress advocate. Loves blogging, gadgets, video games and sports. You can follow him on Google+, Facebook or Twitter.


  1. JP Habaradas

    October 16, 2009 at 11:55 PM

    @noemi – Thanks ate! Means a lot coming from you. :D

  2. noemi

    October 16, 2009 at 11:53 PM

    Congrats for winning. You deserve it!

  3. JP Habaradas

    October 11, 2009 at 10:25 PM

    @madz – Thanks! :D

  4. madz

    October 11, 2009 at 10:22 PM


  5. JP Habaradas

    October 11, 2009 at 10:20 PM

    @Gem – Thank you! You did? Wasn’t it cool? You were able to watch the event even if you weren’t there. I hope they’d continue to do this in the coming PBA events. Yeah, I was surprised that they mentioned me and that I was online watching the live stream. :D

    Yes, you are definitely a part of this blog and its success. So I also have to thank you for that. Btw, when can you do another guest post? Hehe

  6. Gem

    October 11, 2009 at 10:19 PM

    Congratulations! I sat down last night, trying to watch all the replays. Wonderful, word had even reached to the program that you are even online.

    I’m also proud to be a part of your blog too – for having guest posted in it. Thanks for giving the spot. :-)

    I agree with you – I’m very entertained by the silent film. They are awesome!

  7. JP Habaradas

    October 11, 2009 at 7:30 PM

    @Kristine – Thank you! :D

  8. JP Habaradas

    October 11, 2009 at 6:30 PM

    @Tyrone – Thank you! Yeah, I was surprised when Jayvee suddenly mentioned my name and greeted me. Hehe :D

  9. Millionaire Acts

    October 11, 2009 at 6:28 PM

    Congratulations for all the winners! Lalo na sa mga nanalo ng Nokia Phones! :)

    And Jaypee, congrats din for winning the best technology blog. Special mention ka dun. :)

  10. Kristine

    October 11, 2009 at 7:26 PM

    Congrats Jaypee! :)

  11. JP Habaradas

    October 11, 2009 at 6:15 PM

    @elmot – Thanks bro! Appreciate the compliments and the faith that you have on my blog. Jai Ho! :D

  12. JP Habaradas

    October 11, 2009 at 5:15 PM

    @Bogcess – Yes, I did. Thank you! :)

  13. elmot

    October 11, 2009 at 6:13 PM

    Congratulations Bro! Wow, I told you so…You deserve this award…you are one of the best if not the best out there on your niche.

    Jai Ho!

  14. Bogcess

    October 11, 2009 at 5:10 PM

    Wow! You won as best technology blog huh. Hehe! Congrats.

  15. JP Habaradas

    October 11, 2009 at 10:15 AM

    @dimaks – Thank you! :D

  16. JP Habaradas

    October 11, 2009 at 8:10 AM

    @Vince – You’re welcome! I’m sure I’m not the only one who enjoyed and liked the silent film that you guys prepared for the event. Great job and looking forward to future film/video projects from you guys!

    Thanks! I can give you blogging, WordPress and technology related tips but when it comes to that, I don’t have any secret formula. All I can say is, just do your best and make sure you enjoy what you’re doing. :)

  17. Vince

    October 11, 2009 at 8:06 AM

    Oh thanks so much Jaypee! Glad you like the video. Congratulations for your award as well! Maybe you could give us some tips on how to win blog awards. =)

  18. JP Habaradas

    October 11, 2009 at 8:05 AM

    @Holly – Thank you! :D

  19. JP Habaradas

    October 11, 2009 at 7:30 AM

    @aldrin – Thanks man! Part of this success belongs to the regular and loyal readers like you. ;)

  20. JP Habaradas

    October 11, 2009 at 7:10 AM

    @Ambo – Thanks again brother! Burger? Sure, punta ka dito and I’ll treat you to the best burgers, In-N-Out! Or I’ll just attach it and send it thru email? Hehe just kidding. Utang na lang muna. ;)

  21. Holly Jahangiri

    October 11, 2009 at 8:00 AM

    Congratulations, Jaypee! What a great achievement.

  22. JP Habaradas

    October 11, 2009 at 6:55 AM

    @Julius – Thank you very much! :)

  23. JP Habaradas

    October 11, 2009 at 6:45 AM

    @DiTesco – Muito obrigado my friend! My autograph? Sure thing, but I don’t think its gonna be worth much. Hehe :D

  24. a.cantos

    October 11, 2009 at 7:26 AM

    Congratulations! and Congratulations ulit.

  25. dimaks

    October 11, 2009 at 10:13 AM

    Congratulations buddy! A well-deserved award indeed!

  26. Ambo

    October 11, 2009 at 7:06 AM

    Brother Jaypee again my congratulations to you! Burger! Burger! lol

  27. Julius

    October 11, 2009 at 6:54 AM

    Congratulations Sir! A job well done!

  28. DiTesco

    October 11, 2009 at 6:40 AM

    Congratulations with this awesome and well deserved award. Now, is it okay if you gave me your authograph now? hehe…

  29. JP Habaradas

    October 11, 2009 at 4:45 AM

    @Jhay – Thanks dude! You’re one of my most loyal readers and you’ve been following my blog for a long time now so you know how its been and how my blog has “grown”. You’ve also been there during the ups and downs and gave me some good advice when I needed it and for that I thank you. :)

  30. JP Habaradas

    October 11, 2009 at 4:30 AM

    @ArJay – Thank you very much, especially for the compliments! More power to you too and God bless! :D

  31. Jhay

    October 11, 2009 at 4:42 AM

    Congratulations dude! You so deserve it! :D

  32. ArJay

    October 11, 2009 at 4:27 AM

    Congratulations! You truly deserve this award, The Best Technology Blog!

    I would also like to congratulate all the winners of the Philippine Blog awards! More power and God bless! :)

  33. JP Habaradas

    October 11, 2009 at 2:50 AM

    @cecile – From what I know, it’s Globe’s special award for the top influential blogs/bloggers in Luzon. I don’t know what else the recipients got aside from the cool trophy. Congratulations! :)

  34. cecile

    October 11, 2009 at 2:49 AM

    what’s a digital tribe and what did I win?

  35. JP Habaradas

    October 11, 2009 at 1:30 AM

    @Jena – Thank you Ma’am Jena! Mabuhay tayong mga Pinoy bloggers! :D

  36. JP Habaradas

    October 11, 2009 at 1:00 AM

    @Dexter – Thank you very much! :)

  37. JP Habaradas

    October 11, 2009 at 12:10 AM

    @Arlene – Daghang salamat! :D

  38. Dexter | Techathand.net

    October 11, 2009 at 12:56 AM

    Congrats Jaypee… Great you deserve it :)

  39. JP Habaradas

    October 10, 2009 at 11:55 PM

    @jan – Thank you for the kind words my friend and for your continued support. :D

    Yes, there are a lot of blogs that I’ve never visited or heard of before. The PBA doesn’t only recognize the efforts our efforts but it also helps us Pinoy bloggers connect with each other.

    You’re also part of this because you’re one of my guest bloggers here on JaypeeOnline, right? ;)

  40. JP Habaradas

    October 10, 2009 at 11:50 PM

    @Ederic – Salamat kaibigan! :D

  41. Arlene

    October 11, 2009 at 12:05 AM

    Congratulations, Jaypee! and congrats too to all winners and awardees!

  42. jan geronimo

    October 10, 2009 at 11:51 PM

    Congratulations, Jaypee. This is a well deserved award. It’s about time you got one for your amazing blog! :)

    I feel like a newbie who has just stepped into the blogosphere. Great list of bloggers doing good work and I only know of a handful. Well, I’d pay each one a visit then.

    Congrats once again, Jaypee. I already feel brilliant just being in your virtual company. :)

  43. Ederic

    October 10, 2009 at 11:48 PM

    Congratulations ulit, Jaypee! :-)

  44. Jena Isle

    October 11, 2009 at 1:27 AM

    Congrats Jaypee for FTW. Mabuhay ka and kudos to you!

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