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Thursday, November 18, 2010

PEBA 2010 PRESS CON at the Lancaster Hotel, Manila

The Media Launch of PEBA 2010 is successful. Our sincerest appreciation to all those who made it possible Miguel De La Rosa, Avery of Geiser Maclang and PEBA sponsors who attended the event Nikka Singson -Abes of Nokia, Ms. Rita of Ara Vista, Joel Saludares of Friendster, Cristyl Mae Senajon and Kai Pastores of AdMU School of Gov... especial thanks to Gardenia Bread, San Miguel Corp., Neo Computer and Josiah's Catering Inc.


 and Chrysanthemum Flowers and Balloons

with foods from Josiah Catering

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Address: # 34 East Drive, Marikina Heights, Marikina City
Trunkline:  (632) 934-2163/941-7032/942-5738
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               best time to call (PST)
Banquet Sales Locals: 101 to 112, 118
Telefax: (632)934-6734

 with JIGS SEGRE, PEBA 2010 Over-all Chairman, and PEBA Media and Public Relation Director

Migz Dela Rosa, PEBA 2010 Project Head

with Jen Millarez, PEBA Project Coordinator 

TESDA Spokesperson Dir. Marty

SSS VP for Public Affairs Ms. Marissu Bugante

Ms. Cristyl of Ateneo de Manila University School of Government explaining ADMU's support to PEBA

Ms. Nikka Abes-Singson, Marketing Manager of Nokia Phils explaining NOKIA's support to PEBA two years in a row!

Ms. Rita of AraVista Village, the first and only WIFI- community in the country by AMA Community. 

Mr. Joel Saludares of Friendster Phils

Jigs Segre answering questions from the Media

The PEBA POWER TEAM with Ms. Nikka Abes-Singson, Marketing Manager of Nokia, Philippines

with Rico PEBA Volunteer, posing at the standees of Neo Computers, also a PEBA Sponsor.

THE PEBA 2010 Manila Philippines Team


Thursday, November 11, 2010

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Tuesday, November 09, 2010

A Letter to all PEBA Nominees

Dear Nominees.

We couldn't be any prouder.  Out of the 83 nominated blogs, we have
narrowed the list to 47 finalists, all equally deserving of the PEBA
2010 Blog Awards.

This is even more amazing:  The countries that the finalists work in
(or live in) is as diverse as their professions:  A surveyor from Saudi Arabia, a researcher from Bangkok Thailand, a caregiver from Taiwan, a missionary from the Philippines, a computer programmer from Jeddah KSA, an accountant from Dubai, UAE, a researcher from the US, and a physician from Malaysia. I just mentioned a few, there are just too many of you.

Truth be told, nowhere will you find such diverse talent of OFW and
Pinoy expat bloggers than here.  So congratulations everybody!

Even our photo contests are receiving a warm reception.  To date, we
have received 40 photos from eight countries!  Well done!  By end of
November, we are eyeing up to 100 photo entries.  These photographs
will be on exhibit at the venue during the award's night. Another
exhibition of winning photographs is being eyed next year.

In the coming days up to the award's night, all finalists will be
featured in posts and videos for the whole blogging world to see.  We
wish for everyone to know about your extraordinary courage in
responding to our call and in sharing with us your own stories, your
thoughts, your dreams.  You all are truly inspirations to us.

We come free, but we don't come cheap

PEBA is ran by volunteers, OFWs and bloggers worldwide.  Note that not a single cent is being paid to us, and most of the time, we even use
our own money (our time and talent for PEBA is always free!). And yet
PEBA is getting better and bigger. That's because of people like you.
From the pool of nominees, we get some of our best and brightest
volunteers who, like us, are motivated too by the desire to reach out,
to share, to help.

This made PEBA unique.

We are composed of Pinoy expat and OFW bloggers from various parts of the world -- sharing with one another whatever we can give to PEBA and its cause.

We also have a dream:  that all of us will have a great EB soon!  That
all the people who took part in PEBA -- the nominees, winners,
directorate, and volunteers -- will one day meet up for a grand EB.
Is it a date this December 16?

We don't know how long PEBA will last.  Five years?  10?  We don't
know. Honestly, we don't know.  But one thing we're sure is that it's
getting bigger and better every year.  And to whom do we owe this?
You, our current nominees.  And also our previous nominees and winners and supporters around the world.  So before we get welled up in tears, please accept my profound gratitude to all of you.  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.

Let's get back to serious issues.  Here are some points that you may
want to know en route to our award's night.

When will the voting close?  December 9, 2010.  5:00am, Philippine time.

How do we guard the votes?  Oh, we know those who used Host Shield or IP changer software so they can multiple vote for their entries.
Sorry, but your 'dagdag' votes are uncounted.

When will the deadline be for photo entries?  December 1, 2010.
5:00am, Philippine time.

When will the awarding ceremony be?  December 16, 2010.  At Teatrino

Promenade, Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila.
Who will be our contacts?  Yanah and Arvin, our Philippine-based
volunteers will assist you.  Please contact them at

I heard there are freebies for us?  You're right.  On December 16, all
nominees will receive gift packages from PEBA.

I heard you're accepting donations for PEBA BELIEVE Scholarship for
Filipino kids?  Madam Auring, ikaw ba yan?  Yes, we are.  And if your
heart prompts you to give (it's almost Christmas time, folks, and
Christmas is the time for...lechon kawali!...oooppss...what I mean is
giving), we would appreciate if you can send it to the account below:

*Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards, Inc.*

*Bank Name: Bank of the Philippine Islands*
*Peso Savings Account No.: 9063-0580-06*
*Branch Code: BOPIPHMM*

*Email: for details *

Where can I send the donation?  You can use any of the remittance
centers in your locality who have affiliates with Western Union,
Cebuana, Lhuiller, etc.  I believe a bank-to-bank deposit is also

Oh, yes.  I think the minimum that you can remit is in the equivalent
currency of PHP500.  All proceeds will go to education of Pinoy
children via BELIEVE Foundation.  We are eyeing at inviting one or two
(or maybe all) of the scholars to grace us during the award's night.

Thank you, friends!  If you have other questions in mind, please don't
hesitate to contact me.


Saturday, November 06, 2010

The 2010 PEBA Annual Blog Awards Finalist Video

Presenting the 44 final nominees of the Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards from 13 countries


Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Dear PEBA 2010 Nominees

Teachers, nurses, engineers, computer programmers, a missionary, accountant, physician, caregiver, and other professions you hold, you represent a diverse Filipino talent and pride, with one blood, one common language and one nation scattered across the world. You give us the honor for this year as 2010 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Finalist. 

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There were 83 blog nominees in the nomination list, but only 47 of you made it to the finals. Congratulations! In the coming days and month on the way to the awarding ceremony, we will introduce you in posts and videos for the world to know your extraordinary courage to come out and respond to a call - and share a part of you, your blog, and your stories to inspire the OFWs and their families and to inspire the world. It was a long journey since July 2010, when we first opened the nomination.

The photo submission of entries continues, at present, we have received from 8 countries and 15 contestants with over 40 unique and beautiful photos. We hope to receive a hundred photos or perhaps more by the end of November. 

Our organization is run by volunteers, OFWs and bloggers worldwide, not a single cent is being paid to us, and sometimes we even use our own money and time and talent for PEBA. And yet PEBA is getting better and bigger. That's because of you. You are all winners. From the pool of these nominees will come some of our best and brightest volunteers who are motivated too, by the desire to reach out, and to share whatever good we have for others, for the world. This is run by Filipinos, by blood and by heart, thank you to our dear key persons from around the world, from Saudi Arabia, from the US, from South Korea, from Palau, from Qatar, from Kuwait, from Singapore, from Taiwan, from Ireland, from England... and many other countries. This is what makes this organization unique, it is run online, and it culminates in a grand awarding ceremony that some call, the great-great-bloggers EB! (Eyeball) What do you see PEBA after 5 years? 10 years? We don't know. Honestly, we don't know, but it just getting better and better. And we owe this from you, past and present nominees and winners, as well as our supporters from this world wide web!

Some questions?

When will the Voting widget will close?

December 9, 2010, 5AM Philippine time

We know that some used IP changer, and Host Shield so they can vote for more. What they don't know, we know. 

When will be the deadline of photo entries?

December 01, 2010, 5AM Philippine time

When will be the awarding ceremony?

December 16th, 2010 at the Teatrino Promenade, Greenhills San Juan Metro Manila. Yanah and Arvin, our Philippines volunteer will assist you in this. You can contact them

When can you collect your freebies?

December 16, 2010,at the Teatrino Promenade, look for Yanah or Arvin

Let us talk a few moment about the kids we are determined to finish schooling. this two beautiful kids doesn't have the means to go to school. Through our sponsors, and donors, including last year nominees, we paid for their tuitions for one full year, and we will send them to school again. We want to help more. We hope you can support us by sharing some of your blessings to this wonderful kids.

How can I donate to the PEBA BELIEVE Scholarship for kids?

Anytime, you can send it by Western Union, Lhullier, Cebuana or deposit it to PEBA Account.

Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards, Inc.
Bank Name: Bank of the Philippine Islands
Peso Savings Account No.: 9063-0580-06
Branch Code: BOPIPHMM

You can email me at

Email: for details 

How much is the minimum donation?

Any amount we will accept.