October 12, 2009 · Posted in: General

Best blogs honored at PBA 2009

The country’s best bloggers were feted once again at the 2009 Philippine Blog Awards held at the PETA-Phinma Theatre last Friday. Now on its third year, the event honored the best blogs in sixteen different categories: technology, travel, entertainment, personal, food and beverage, family and living, news and media, business, sports, hobby and recreation, fashion, photoblog, culture and arts, commentary, videocast, podcast, humor, gaming, advocacy, and beauty. Awards were also given for the ten best blog posts of the year and for blogs in special categories on blog design, Filipino blog abroad, foreign blog, blogger’s choice, and Filipiniana.

PCIJ platform architect Jaemark Tordecilla came away with an award for Best Sports Blog for his blog Fire Quinito, a funny and irreverent take on Philippine sports.

The event also paid tribute to former PCIJ multimedia director Alecks Pabico, who passed away Wednesday night. Alecks was a pioneer in online journalism, a self-taught techie who singlehandedly handled the launch in 1999 of the PCIJ website and in 2004 the PCIJ blog, the first institutional blog by a major news organization. With Alecks at the helm, the PCIJ was at the forefront of innovations in blogging, podcasting, and videocasts.

The Center led by Alecks won the 2007 Philippine Blog Award for best news media blog and the 2008 Philippine Blog Award for best podcast.


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


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


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

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