The 2009 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards

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Congratulations to the Pinoy Expats-OFW Blog Awards or PEBA that honored the the best and inspiring Expatriates and Overseas Filipino Workers Blogs around the world. I am honored to be included as an honorary member of this organization, considering that I am not an OFW.

PEBA’s 2009 theme ““Filipinos abroad: hope of the nation, gift to the world” captures an uncommon perception of our expats and OFWs – they are heroes for both the Philippines and the countries that receive them as workers or migrants.
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Congratulations to the winners, and organizers for the successful awards night. I know how it feels to organize an awards event and you pulled it through. I had so much fun at the awards night, meeting Juana Change, Dinky Soliman, Risa Hontieveros, Susan Ople, and OFW bloggers. I am grateful that corporate giants like Nokia and Smart Communications supported their endeavor in so short a notice.

and here is Vince Golangco, the host of the night with his video on ” the top ten ways to know you are a Filipino / Pinoy or are from the Philippines.”

List of Winners

1. ISLA DE NEBZ (Al Khobar, SAUDI ARABIA)
http://isladenebz.blogspot.com/2009/07/peba-entry-where-my-ofw-dollars-go.html

2. PINK TARHA GIRLS (Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA)
http://thepinktarha.blogspot.com/2009/08/ang-tunay-na-katas-ng-saudi.html

3. WITS AND SPIRITS (Bangkok, THAILAND)
http://josephilsaraspe.blogspot.com/2009/08/going-abroad-is-dream-of-almost-every.html

4. FRANCESCA IN FRANCE (Nice, FRANCE)
http://www.francescainfrance.com/2009/06/my-peba-entry-it-pays-to-be-honest.html

5. A PIECE OF CAKE (Yishun, SINGAPORE)
http://apieceofkeyk.wordpress.com/2009/06/06/ofw-bayani-ka-nga-ba

6. PALIPASAN (Doha, QATAR)
http://palipasan.blogspot.com/2009/07/silang-mga-naglakas-loob.html

7. TOP EXPRESS (Nova Scotia, CANADA)
Pangarap

8. BONI STATION (Dammam, SAUDI ARABIA)
saludo ako sa ‘yo

9. BA BE BI BEBING (Georgia, USA)
http://babebibebing.blogspot.com/2009/07/gintong-mithiin.html

10. HULASCOOP, atbp. (Misawa, JAPAN)
http://hulascoop.blogspot.com/2009/05/hula-scoop-pag-isipang-mabuti-ang-mga.html

Special Awards:
1. Smart Blog Award – The Chook-Minders Quill, Port Wakefield, South Australia
http://chook-mindersquill.blogspot.com/2009/05/keynote.html

2. Nokia Best Blog Entry Awards – Isla de Nebz, Al Khobar Saudi Arabia
http://isladenebz.blogspot.com/2009/07/peba-entry-where-my-ofw-dollars-go.html

3. Nokia Best Photo Entry Award – Floyd Amor, Singapore

4. Blas Ople Policy Center Best Video Award – Utak ni Drake, Riyadh Saudi Arabia
http://utaknidrake.blogspot.com/2009/06/ako-at-kami-bilang-manggawang-pilipino.html

5. Friendster Award, Best Blog Theme: The Desert Dude, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
http://kunejo.blogspot.com/2009/05/i-witness.html

6. Western Union Award, Best Blog Lay-out: Kablogie, Doha, Qatar
http://www.kablogie.com/2009/09/abroad.html

7. Sen. Manny Villar Award, Most Popular Blog – Wits Expression , Dubai, United Arab Emirates
http://timeofreflection.blogspot.com/2009/06/lipad-ng-pangarap.html

Citations:

Best Blog Element: Style Shanghai, Shanghai, China
http://styleshanghai.blogspot.com/2009/08/peba-entry-and-i-thought-i-wouldnt-be.html

Best Entry in a Video Format – Poging (Ilo)cano, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
http://ambisiyosongnangangarap.blogspot.com/2009/07/kalendaryo.html

Mapagkawanggawa OFW Blogger Award -The Dungeon Lord, Koror, Palau
http://lordcm.blogspot.com/2009/05/bagong-bayaning-hi-tech.html

Best Blog by Region:

Middle East and Africa – Isla de Nebz, Al Khobar Saudi Arabia

North America and Canada- Top Express, Nova Scotia, Canada

Europe – Francesca in France, Nice,France

Asia and the Pacific – Wits and Spirits, Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Hi Noemi! You look really svelte! 😀
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  • Thanks Rowena. I thought so too. I just had to spread my arms so they won’t look fat.

  • A-Z-E-L

    Thank you so much Miss Noemi for all the support!

  • My heartfelt appreciation to your unfailing support PEBA and thank you for believing in the talents of the Global Filipinos.

    Maraming Salamat po.

    Wishing you a blessed New Year.
    .-= The Pope´s last blog ..Thank You Lord! =-.

  • Maraming, maraming salamat, sana maulit pa po ng marami!

  • Your blog has been one of my favorites of all time. … Thanks for writing such a great blog. I always enjoyed reading it,