PEBA was launched on July 1, 2008 to recognize the growing popularity of blogging among Filipino expatriates and OFW. Being expatriate bloggers ourselves, we’ve witnessed how expatriates artistically narrate their sob stories, stories of trials, opinionated posts about the Philippine politics, etc in their blogs. Thus we thought of recognizing their efforts – not with monetary reward but an award of some sort.
The top 10 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog AWARD or PEBA is a search contest aimed to recognize and honor the exemplary work of blogging Pinoy Expats/OFW. PEBA wishes to present their blog work and bring their creative talents to light. We want to highlight the inspiring blogs of expatriates and learn from their lessons, their stories, and their work normally contained in their blogs.
Considered as "Bagong Bayani" (new heroes), we believe we ought to hear their voices and amplify it for the world to hear.
PEBA’s initial rule is very simple. We asked the blogging community to nominate their favorite blogs; we select the top 10 from various locations around the world and honor the winners with award badges and widgets.
WHO ARE BEHIND IT?
PEBA Organizer & Founder
He is the Quality Assurance Department Head of Al Jazeerah Water Bottling Division AH Qhatani & Sons Group of Companies, a company based in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. He has been in Saudi Arabia for 5 years with his loving wife Shiela and a PEBA baby named Hevyn.
He is the Head of Department of Harvest and Logistic Support Service of the Commercial Business Division of the National Prawn Company based along the Red Sea desert coast in Al Laith, Saudi Arabia. NJ is husband of a Trial Court Judge based in the Visayas region. They have three beautiful children.
Webmaster & VP for PEBA 2009
Jon Guzman is a veteran Graphics Artist and Website Builder working as Senior Artist of one of the thriving Dairy and Beverage Company in the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia. He along with his wife and two kids are here in Saudi Arabia.
serves as PEBA Program Director and Chairman of Public and Media Relations. Felix Jigs Segre is a blogger and photography enthusiast. As a writer and member of Taking It Global, he has been active in the advocacy of migrant workers, unfair labor practices and the environment. Mr. Segre worked as Marketing and PR Manager for several companies abroad and an active member of the International environmental group Greenpeace.
serves as the Adviser in SPONSORSHIPS and STRUCTURES of PEBA 2009.
Momblogger is not involved in the setting of guidelines and will not be involved in the judging processes.
She is a prominent blogger, new media publisher, and founder of FilipinaImages.com. She is also involved in advocacy and family recovery groups. She is also the former president of the Philippines Blogger Awards, Inc. She is wife of a lawyer based in the National Capital Region and they have 3 beautiful children, the youngest Luijoe is forever 6 years old.
We also have several beautiful and handsome volunteers as well
AZEL VENERABLE, a Dubai-based Accountant,
and LIONEL GONZAGA
and many wonderful men and women behind who do not want to be mentioned at the moment.
And the following area coordinators:
He serves as PEBA Area Coordinator in Luzon/Metro Manila
is a lawyer based in Cebu City, and is the Executive Director of the Philippine Center for Media Advocacy. She is also a freelance journalist.
She serves as PEBA Visayas Region Coordinator