WikiPinoys of the Year: Bloggers

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Wiki PinoysAllow me some bragging rights, okay? Congratulations to my daughter, Lauren for being chosen as one of the WikiPinoys of the Year: Bloggers (for People and Society) given by Wiki Pilipinas chose the Filipino Bloggers as the WikiPinoys of the Year. Why?

WikiPilipinas honors the Filipino Blogger in 2007. From their rudimentary beginnings, Filipino blogs have evolved to become important sources of information, and are now dubbed as the ““new media.” Currently, an extremely wide variety of blogs can be read and accessed online, offering everything from travel tips, restaurant guides, technology updates, and the latest news and events. Blogs are also liberating platforms for personal expression – they are one’s opinion column to the world. Through them, bloggers look out of themselves and give their readers a view of what they think and feel about issues as diverse as politics, environment, family and the state of their love lives. Blogs can also be used to further important social advocacies and to attract people to causes which appeal to their own interests and commitments.

WikiPilipinas believes that Filipino bloggers are models for WikiPinoys: wired, technologically savvy, and informed knowledge workers who—through their blogs—help raise awareness about the Philippines to an international audience and uplift the image of the Filipino worldwide.

Congratulations to the other bloggers too:

Media and Entertainment
Inside PCIJ

Sports and Leisure
Who Rides a Vespa ?

Government and Politics
Manuel L. Quezon III: The Daily Dose

Culture and Arts
Butch Dalisay: The Penman

Business and Economy
Reflections of a BizDriven Life

Geography and Travel

Science and Technology
Yugatech: Philippine Technology News and Reviews

The Filipino Librarian

Ang Tarlakin

I know most of these bloggers too. Butch Dalisay is Lauren’s professor in one of her Creative Writing classes.

Here is a photo of that section:wikipinoys of the year Click on the thumbnail to view the press release.

Source: Manila Bulletin, Students & Campuses, J-2- J3, January 6, 2008

filipinaLastly, I’d like to thank WikiPilipinas for recognizing as WikiPilipinas: Newsmakers of 2007 (Website category) and as one of the four Proudly Pinoy WebSites of 2007.

Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (1385 Posts)

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement. Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)" P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience. They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.

  • naks.. a mom is very proud of her daughter.. heehee.. congratz to 😀

  • @Jehzeel- syempre. I have some bragging rights 🙂

  • Congratulations to Lauren and of course, to you, Noemi for bringing her up and nurturing her gifts 🙂

  • thanks for leaving a comment on my blog to let me know about the inclusion of my blog. i just find it strange that there doesn’t seem to be a list on wikipilipinas itself. i also wonder about the criteria. what did i do to be classified under “communities”?

    btw, congrats on your daughter’s inclusion on the list =)

  • @Julie- Thanks 🙂

    @vonjobi- I am not sure why there was no list in their website but it’s right there in Sunday’s Bulletin Today. Maybe they wanted it to be a surprise? As to communties, I am not sure either. Is it community of librarians?!?

    I will take a photo of that section later today.

  • Hi Noemi! Congratulations to your daughter Lauren. And many many thanks for the heads up. I have no idea about this wiki thingy and is very thankful for the mention. I had to go out to buy a copy at the nearest convenient store. haha. Thank you! Mind if I use your shot of the paper?

  • congratulations to both of you. you’ll be in that honor roll next year, I’m sure.

  • @Ferdz- you are welcome. Sure use my image but it’s not clear either.

    @monaco- thanks. Let other worthy bloggers be known too.

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  • i like their take on the Pinoy bloggers… kinda makes us think of how much responsibility being a blogger is, in shaping opinion, doesn’t it?

    (now to pop over to lauren’s site and congratulate her heh heh)

  • wow, congrattulations to lauren, and a toast with the mother of the blogger 🙂

  • congratulations to Lauren! it is a feather in her cap! of course, i give kudos to you, too, for raising such a talented daughter!

  • @jester- you just reminded me to look at your powerpoint in my desktop . I couldn’t open it in my mac

    @ladycess and Belle -thanks for the kind words!

  • congrats ro Laurie and the rest of the wiki winners..
    and thanks for dropping by as well..dun sa kabila 🙂 salamat po sa comment 🙂

  • wow! ang galing!:)
    congrats to ur daughter and to Filipina Images, I’m glad I contributed an article sa Filipina Images… proud din ako hihihi.. 🙂

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  • congratulations, dear! am so proud of Lauren. she and Marielle are like daughters to me, already. ok lang ba?

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  • Wow!! Congratulations to Lauren for making the list and congratulations to you too for having a wonderful daughter. Any mother would surely be very proud 🙂

  • Oh my, mom and daugh are really making a blast in the wikipinoy world. Bravo!

  • this is a bit late, but you may want to see my latest post. you’re in manila, you may have answers that i don’t have access to =)