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The Cebu Blog Camp 2010 is a success! Read all about it here.
This year, The Philippine Blog Awards organization truly lived up to its theme, “One Blogging Nation” by recognizing bloggers in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. For that, my congratulations!
I checked out their blogs, and they all deserve to receive the awards.
Here’s to more successful blogging years and industry in the Philippines!
This is an exciting time for bloggers. One blog award after another is happening.
Yesterday, the Philippine Blog Awards 2009 announced its finalists for the nationwide category.
The blogs that made to the final list are all deserving. So check each one out!
I Am On the Streets didn’t make it to the finals, though, but to qualify for a nomination is good enough.
The awarding is happening on October 9, 2009. In case, you can’t attend the event, you can watch it live online on flippish.com. Here’s an ad of the PBA 2009.
Kudos to seven (7) Filipino bloggers who made it to the finals in the Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards 2009! The finalists are:
Visit each blog and vote for them, or you can also cast your vote HERE. You can vote every two hours.
All the best to these Pinoy bloggers!
If foreign investors and economic analysts are keeping tabs of the political intramurals for 2010, it is to look for hints of fiscal and investment policies that they might expect from the known presidential aspirants.
So far, the foreigners are groping for the hints. Most of the questions posed to the aspirants during public debates have focused on political matters, and what the aspirants plan to do with President Arroyo once she loses her immunity from prosecution.
Sen. Manny Villar, the frontrunner in recent surveys, told us last week that his economic model for progress was not the western democracies but a country that is closer to the Philippines’ level of development: India. He explained that India is an emerging democracy with all the accompanying political and social problems, it suffers from terrorism, and it’s one of the Philippines’ biggest competitors in business process outsourcing.
Villar and Sen. Mar Roxas are seen to be business-friendly, although Roxas is losing some points (but may be winning mass votes) in his campaign against Big Pharma.
Sen. Francis Escudero, though perceived to be business-friendly, suffers from the specter of cronyism because his principal patron, if he becomes the standard bearer of the Nationalist People’s Coalition, is businessman Danding Cojuangco.
Cojuangco’s estranged nephew Gilbert Teodoro is also seen to be business-friendly, but first he needs a party, and then he needs to rise from his ratings that have remained below water level.
Vice President Noli de Castro, whose ratings rival those of Villar, is tabula rasa as far as economic matters are concerned.
Many foreigners have told me that the worst prospect for the country in 2010 would be a return to power of the still popular former President Joseph Estrada. This, the foreigners said, would be a giant step backward for reforms.
The country cannot afford to continue with business as usual in 2010. While dramatic reforms are unlikely after the elections, it is possible to build the foundations for enduring change. And the way we vote and conduct the elections could determine how quickly we can get out of our current economic woes.
The 2008 Philippine Blog Awards has been accepting nominations for the blogs of your choice. There is a long list of good blogs, worth my votes actually. That was why I asked if I could cast more than one vote. I didn’t get a clear answer, or maybe I was too distracted to get the answer. Hay!
Anyway, I’m voting for My Boring Life… Now a Blog. The first thing I notice about this blog, is it’s layout. To me, it’s organized, and the posts are arranged in boxes and already categorized. I browsed the blog further, and I found myself enjoying its posts–well written (no glaring grammatical lapses at least), the topics are varied and interesting.
And because the blogger is a 17-year-old, there’s a certain freshness in his posts. When I read them, I get to see the world from the eyes of a 17-year-old.
So, there, go over to the voting page and choose a blog to vote for.
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