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Thoughts About the Philippine Blog Awards

Right now I’m sitting listening to Nikki Coseteng talk about her platform and her life when she was back in college. While that’s happening I’m also reading up on the Philippine Blog Awards Google Group mailing list update, the PBA Blog and running through the list of sponsors for the event.

I’m thankful and overwhelmed with the support from the local and international technology and media communities. I just got word today that and b5media are also sponsoring the event apart from the other sponsors who have already committed to this like ClicktheCity, WordPress, The Blog Herald and Globe to name a few.

Our most urgent requirement is a venue. Not that there are no venues – but we really want to get that “sweet spot” between elegance, space and location. We’d love to hear suggestions from the community on where we can hold the venue. We are currently thinking of the mini theatres in Ayala Greenbelt 3 or Shangri-La Mall. Other known venues would be The Events Place and Teatrino at the Greenhills Promenade.

I also just got confirmation from JV Rufino, the Editor in Chief of, the biggest website in the country who has agreed to be one of the judges for the ceremony.

And now at this point, Nikki Coseteng talks about how a candidate will have to spend P200,000 for a 30 second ad on television for the elections (in reference to how podcasting can give you unlimited time on the Internet). They are spending a lot of money … just. to. get. a. job. And now, thinking about it, the blogger nominees for the awards don’t have to spend anything to get recognized even more on the web. These are the new realizations of new media and I’m so excited to be a part of it.

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

11 replies on “Thoughts About the Philippine Blog Awards”

Gail Tsismosa! bwahahahaha.

my thought for blog awards…. it will rock the blogosphere. maybe i’ll also blog about it. hehe.

nice meeting you jayvee and yes thanks for letting me touch your mac. hehe. 🙂

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Nikki Coseteng! I admire her fighting spirit. Why did she get that popular before anyway? Did it have anything to do with her connection with the PBA (the less important PBA – the Philippine Basketball Association)?

Can’t wait for the Blog Awards!

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