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 BolpenFinding 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
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.

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  • JP Habaradas, October 16, 2009 @ 11:55 PM

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

  • noemi, October 16, 2009 @ 11:53 PM

    Congrats for winning. You deserve it!

  • JP Habaradas, October 11, 2009 @ 10:25 PM

    @madz – Thanks! :D

  • madz, October 11, 2009 @ 10:22 PM


  • JP Habaradas, October 11, 2009 @ 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

  • JP Habaradas, October 11, 2009 @ 7:30 PM

    @Kristine – Thank you! :D

  • JP Habaradas, October 11, 2009 @ 6:30 PM

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

  • Millionaire Acts, October 11, 2009 @ 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. :)

  • Gem, October 11, 2009 @ 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!

  • JP Habaradas, October 11, 2009 @ 6:15 PM

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

  • JP Habaradas, October 11, 2009 @ 5:15 PM

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

  • elmot, October 11, 2009 @ 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!

  • Kristine, October 11, 2009 @ 7:26 PM

    Congrats Jaypee! :)

  • Bogcess, October 11, 2009 @ 5:10 PM

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

  • JP Habaradas, October 11, 2009 @ 10:15 AM

    @dimaks – Thank you! :D

  • JP Habaradas, October 11, 2009 @ 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. :)

  • Vince, October 11, 2009 @ 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. =)

  • JP Habaradas, October 11, 2009 @ 8:05 AM

    @Holly – Thank you! :D

  • JP Habaradas, October 11, 2009 @ 7:30 AM

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

  • JP Habaradas, October 11, 2009 @ 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. ;)

  • JP Habaradas, October 11, 2009 @ 6:55 AM

    @Julius – Thank you very much! :)

  • JP Habaradas, October 11, 2009 @ 6:45 AM

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

  • dimaks, October 11, 2009 @ 10:13 AM

    Congratulations buddy! A well-deserved award indeed!

  • Ambo, October 11, 2009 @ 7:06 AM

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

  • Julius, October 11, 2009 @ 6:54 AM

    Congratulations Sir! A job well done!

  • DiTesco, October 11, 2009 @ 6:40 AM

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

  • JP Habaradas, October 11, 2009 @ 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. :)

  • JP Habaradas, October 11, 2009 @ 4:30 AM

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

  • Holly Jahangiri, October 11, 2009 @ 8:00 AM

    Congratulations, Jaypee! What a great achievement.

  • Jhay, October 11, 2009 @ 4:42 AM

    Congratulations dude! You so deserve it! :D

  • a.cantos, October 11, 2009 @ 7:26 AM

    Congratulations! and Congratulations ulit.

  • JP Habaradas, October 11, 2009 @ 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! :)

  • cecile, October 11, 2009 @ 2:49 AM

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

  • JP Habaradas, October 11, 2009 @ 1:30 AM

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

  • JP Habaradas, October 11, 2009 @ 1:00 AM

    @Dexter – Thank you very much! :)

  • ArJay, October 11, 2009 @ 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! :)

  • JP Habaradas, October 11, 2009 @ 12:10 AM

    @Arlene – Daghang salamat! :D

  • Dexter | Techathand.net, October 11, 2009 @ 12:56 AM

    Congrats Jaypee… Great you deserve it :)

  • JP Habaradas, October 10, 2009 @ 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? ;)

  • JP Habaradas, October 10, 2009 @ 11:50 PM

    @Ederic – Salamat kaibigan! :D

  • jan geronimo, October 10, 2009 @ 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. :)

  • Ederic, October 10, 2009 @ 11:48 PM

    Congratulations ulit, Jaypee! :-)

  • Jena Isle, October 11, 2009 @ 1:27 AM

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

  • Arlene, October 11, 2009 @ 12:05 AM

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

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