About the same time last year, I posted the winners of the Top 10 Emerging Influential Pinoy Blogs of 2008 writing project. Last weekend, August 8th was the eyeball event and awarding ceremony for this year’s Top 10 Emerging Influential Pinoy Blogs held at the Forum Hall of the Casino Filipino in Parañaque City, Philippines.

Even though I knew most of the participants/nominees last year, this year is different from last year because several nominees are close to my heart. First is Patay Gutom, a Pinoy food blog created by Jehzeel Laurente and of which I am one of the “contributors”. Next is a group of bloggers who belong to the Jedi Bloggers (which I am “officially” a part of) – Jan Geronimo of Writing to Exhale, Doc Z of Zorlone, and Kelvin Servigon of Kelvinonian Ideas 2.0.

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Winners of the 2009 Top 10 Emerging Influential Pinoy Blogs

Here’s the complete list of the Top 10 Emerging Influential Pinoy Blogs of 2009.

I was preoccupied the whole weekend that I totally forgot about the event and forgot to check who the winners are. It was just today that I remembered it and I was very happy to find out that the top two winners are both my friends Writing To Exhale and Patay Gutom. Congratulations to you guys and also to the rest of the Top 10 Emerging Influential Pinoy Blogs of 2009.

I wish I was able to attend the event and meet my blogging friends and the other Pinoy bloggers. I envy you guys! I’m sure you all had a great time. I’d also like to extend my congratulations to Ms Janette Toral and the rest of the organizers for the success of this event.

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  • JP Habaradas, August 20, 2009 @ 2:25 AM

    @elmot – Yup, that’s for sure. One of the things I’ll be doing when I go back to the Philippines is to meet up with you guys and other blogging friends. :D

  • elmot l PinoySoundingBoard, August 20, 2009 @ 2:21 AM

    ahahha! oo nga sayang jayps…pero for sure pag uwi mo isa sa mga itinerary mo ang meet up natin eheheh

  • JP Habaradas, August 14, 2009 @ 12:10 PM

    @Michael – I started blogging around 2002 when I opened an account on Blogger. :)

  • Michael, August 14, 2009 @ 12:05 PM

    how long have you been blogging?

  • JP Habaradas, August 12, 2009 @ 10:30 PM

    @Jhay – True, no awards or recognitions of this kind especially for Philippine blogs, only for websites. Blogs weren’t that popular yet. Hehe. This talk kinda makes me feel old in blogging years. :D

  • Jhay, August 12, 2009 @ 10:26 PM

    @ Jaypee: Yep, awards like this were not around when we started to blog. Those were the good times, :)

  • JP Habaradas, August 12, 2009 @ 9:25 PM

    @joie – You’re welcome bai! Yeah, I almost forgot about it too, good thing I saw someone’s post about it and I checked the results, then blogged about it. :D

  • JP Habaradas, August 12, 2009 @ 8:40 PM

    @Jhay – Don’t you wish there were awards like these when we started blogging? Hehe

  • joie, August 12, 2009 @ 9:23 PM

    Congratulation to the winners. Bai thanks also for posting. I forgot about this event and wasn’t able to check the site. Good that you blog about it.

  • Jhay, August 12, 2009 @ 7:03 AM

    Congratulations to all the winners for this year! Kudos!!

  • JP Habaradas, August 11, 2009 @ 11:35 PM

    @jan – You’re welcome! Good for you. Me, I still have to meet even one of my blogging buddies like you. From the photos taken during the event, looks like you guys had so much fun. Yeah, I wish I was there too. Anyways, after this I’m sure you’ll now be looking forward to another blogging event/meetup. :D

  • jan geronimo, August 11, 2009 @ 11:30 PM

    Jaypee, thanks a lot for featuring the winners of Top 10 Influential Blogs of 2009. At last, I have met Jehz and Ada and my other close blogging buddies. I have met hot na hot Elmot, too. Can you believe that? It was such a blast. Wished you were here. Sayang. :)

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