Philippine Blog Awards 2009

My video focuses not only on the winners but also the insights of the finalists, organizers, judges and sponsors.

In this video, Janette Toral and Manuel Quezon III talks on how blogging in the Philippines grew into a very diverse and vibrant Blogging Community nowadays.

Jayvee Fernandez, Gail Villanueva Arbet Bernardo and Markku Seguerra share their experiences as part of the organizing committee and how the awards are getting bigger and bigger along not only with the number of categories, but the number of sponsors as well.

Benj Espina shares how he became a big time blogger after winning the Best Personal Blog last year. Also, some of the winners also included in this video. Entrepbuff.com for winning the best Videocast, Fire Quinito for Best Spotrs Blog and Micamyx for winning the Blogger’s Choice awards.

Here are the winners of the 2009 Philippine Blog Awards.

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

TEN 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

BEST BLOGS

Best Technology Blog Jaypee Online
Best Travel Blog Langyaw  Sojourns and Off-the-Beaten Path Travels
Best Entertainment Blog Lessons From the School of Inattention
Best Personal Blog Writing on Air
Best Food & Beverage Blog Table for Three, Please
Best Family & Living Blog Make or Break
Best News & Media Blog  Virtual Journals
Best Business Blog  Negosyo Ideas
Best Sports Blog  Fire Quinito
Best Hobby & Recreation Blog  Bearbrick Love
Best Fashion Blog  Who is Elyoo?
Best Photoblog  I Am a Documentary Photographer
Best Culture and Arts Blog  magnetic-rose.net: Japanese Pop Culture for Filipino Fans
Best Commentary Blog  The Marocharim Experiment
Best Videocast Blog  Entrepbuff.com
Best Podcast Blog Brink Notes Entertainment Daily
Best Humor Blog  The Professional Heckler
Best Gaming Blog  Blog Mike Got Game!
Best Advocacy Blog  Autism Society of the Philippines
Best Beauty Blog  The Doctor Is vaIN

Buddy Gancenia is a Corporate and Training video producer in the Philippines.