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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Nomination Ends Tonite!

7PM Saudi Arabia time, 12 Midnight Philippine time, the 2009 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards nomination will be closed. All entries will be captured, saved, and make ready for judging.

Thank you to those who joined in the nomination process.

We won't accept any entries, and any changes to your entries anymore.

But there are contest that will still be running up to December, the


and the

Historical NOKIA OVI Tweets.

Join and have fun!

©2009 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards

Friday, October 30, 2009

Uniting OFW Bloggers

Uniting OFW Bloggers through 2nd International Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards

QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES, 29 October 2009 – Over 37 OFW Bloggers from 21 countries are vying for the most coveted 2009 Best Expats/OFW Blog Awards. The Pinoy Expats/Overseas Filipino Workers Blog AWARD or PEBA, together with Nokia Philippines, is a search contest aimed to recognize and honor the exemplary work of blogging Pinoy Expats/OFW. The event entitled, “2nd Annual International PEBA Awards Night” on the 26th of December 2009, 6:00PM at the Ang Bahay ng Alumni Convention Hall, University of the Philippines, Quezon City with this year’s theme, “Filipinos Abroad, Hope of the Nation, Gift to the World”.

The primary advocacy of the organization is to present the blogs of our modern-day heroes and bring their creative talents to light, helping other Filipinos to understand and appreciate their plight, sufferings, thoughts, ideologies and stories that made the “Filipino worth dying for”. PEBA advocates the welfare of migrant workers through blogging, strengthening the freedom of speech and the right to information. OFWs are uniting to educate and inform the Filipino people while protecting their rights and safeguarding democracy of our nation.

This event would coincide with the International Pinoy Expats/OFW Photo Exhibits which is intended to be toured all over the Philippines to foster further awareness of the heroism of our OFWs. The awards night might be attended by last year’s winner Jim Paredes (based in Australia) and several significant 2010 political players would be invited to grace the event to discuss their agenda in addressing the plight of Filipino migrant workers.

The complete list of nominees can be found in including the details on how to vote for this year’s best OFW blog awards.

Contact Information:

Felix Jigs G. Segre

Program Director, Public Relations and Media Affairs

Mobile: +63915.393.4770

Landline: +632.219.1018



Visit for more media resources.

©2009 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards

Monday, October 26, 2009


You're seeing on top of this post, a beautiful PEBA NOKIA OVI Banner ad. So far, these are the nominees who submitted their photos to be used in this ad, and will be feature during the awarding ceremony.

Behind the blogs and the entries, are real Filipino's from all walks of life, (who happen to be handsome and lovely OFW Bloggers) and each own a mobile phone, mostly NOKIA! hehe.

This is ad is definitely worth more than what NOKIA is giving PEBA to finance the expenses of the event. This ad is priceless. It is a compilation of photos of OFW bloggers from several countries, representing the 37 nominees from 21 countries, representing the more than 12 Million men and women, scattered to every corner of the world. We will add more as we receive the photos from other nominees.

We will continue to run this flash ad. You can pause it if you want to take a look at the details of each of the nominees, and you can click each photos and be redirected to their sites/entries.

In the next few days, the nomination will end, and its showtime! Goodluck po sa lahat!

Anyways here are the photos while we are doing the editing of this ad.

©2009 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Historical OVI Tweets (updated)

PEBA received an email from


Niini Kokkonen of Finland, the creator of the Historical OVI Tweets at OVI Blog.

She said " just wanted to say thank you so much for picking up our Tweets on your blog!! Glad you've enjoyed them! We've actually already received quite a few submissions via our Blog (some of them have directed me to the PEBA site, actually :), and we just love love LOVE all of them!! It just warms my heart that so many people have been inspired by the Historical Ovi Tweets!"

Remember that we asked you guys to come up with your own Historical OVI Tweets?

So we are having coordination at OVI Blog for a "fan art" post of the selected OVI Tweets. For a primer, here are some of the contribution so far.

Reymos of My World is Getting Smaller Everyday

AZEL of Panunumbalik ng Ulirat

RIO of Bizjoker of the Philippines

The Pope of Palipasan

RJ of Chook-minder's Quill

DETH of Minddeth

NEBZ of Isla de Nebz

Thank you guys, and hope more will create their Historical OVI Tweets.



We would like to remind you that nomination will close 7pm of October 31st, 2009. After that, we will copy all your entries, and make it ready for judging. Any alteration or changes and editing done after October 31st will not be valid. So if you plan to do some editing or changes in your entries, you can do so, before the deadline.

©2009 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards

Friday, October 23, 2009

PEBA and Exlink Management & Marketing Services Corp. to team up in the upcoming "2nd International Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards".

EX-LINK Management and Marketing Services Corporation is a full service marketing company specializing in events & exhibits management, trade shows, mall exhibits and conventions. The company is composed of people experienced in the field of Marketing, Leasing, Retail, Operations, Organizing, Training and Seminars. The partnership is now being finalized which would tap Exlink Events as the main event organizer and marketing arm of PEBA. They have already reserved a slot for PEBA to hold our promotional activities in their upcoming SM Mega Trade Hall OFW exhibition.

One of the upcoming events of Exlink would be the International Parking Expo & Conference ( PIPEC).

The first Philippine International Parking Expo & Conference ( PIPEC) will open on Oct. 27 & 28, 2009 (10:00AM – 8:00PM) in SMX Convention Center , Mall of Asia.

Organized by Ex-link Management & Marketing Services Corp. in cooperation with Pasay City Government, this parking event will feature products and services innovation and technology in the parking industry in the country as well as other Asean countries with the theme: “Towards Development and Continuous Growth of the ASEAN Parking Industry.”

Keynote speaker is Bayani Fernando, Chairman Metro Manila Development Authority. Details can be accessed via or

The speakers are:

Event’s featured Speakers and Topics are :

Day 1 (October 27, 2009)

TOPIC : Parking 101: The Basic Elements of Running A Gold Standard Parking Operation

SPEAKER : Peter Guest (President – British Parking Association 2006/07)

TOPIC : Best Practices in Local Parking Security

SPEAKER : Dr. Eduardo M. Fulgencio, CPP, CSP, CFE

TOPIC : Data Mining your PARCS (Parking Access/Revenue Control System)

SPEAKER : Dennis Cunning (CAPP)

TOPIC : Parking System for the 21st Century

SPEAKER : Brendan McFarlane (General Manager, Secure Parking India)

Brendan McFarlane, General Manager

Secure Parking India

Secure Parking SPS / CPMS Car Park

TOPIC : GOOGLE Applications in Parking Industry Development

SPEAKER : Aileen Apolo, Philippine Country Manager, GOOGLE

Day 2 (October 28, 2009)

TOPIC : On Street Parking and Price Setting

SPEAKER : John Van Horn (Parking World Publisher & Editor)

TOPIC : Parking Management Liabilities on Loss and Damages: Legalities, Limitations and Expectations”

SPEAKER : Den Den Tesoro (Assistant Vice President, Construction, Energy & Natural Resources – Aon Philippines)

TOPIC : Parking Security: Addressing the Crime and Other Security Challenges in Parking Operation

SPEAKER : Angus Stevenson-Hamilton (Director of Corporate Security, Shangri-la Group of Hotels & Resorts)

TOPIC : Public Parking: To Outsource or not to Outsource to Private Entities

SPEAKER : Erickberth Calupe (Car Parks Group& SWM Group Head Coordinator – Ayala Property Management Corp.)

Erickberth N. Calupe Car Parks Group & SWM Group Head Coordinator

Ayala Property Management Corporation

TOPIC : Parking Management Liabilities on Loss and Damage ; Legalities, Limitations and expectations.

SPEAKER : Atty. Francis M. Egenias

Atty .Francis M. Egenias is a litigator and legal advisor.

All interested attendees of the conference may register for a fee through the website or call Ex-link Corp. office 6401280/ 6407439 / 09209242532/ 09209814376. Expo participants are also invited. Expo highlights include on-line parking games, parking demo and alot more.

©2009 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Digital Photography Contest Guidelines


Open to all amateur Filipino photographers (above 18 years old) who are working as OFW in any part of the world. Participants can submit 3 entries but not more than 5 photos.


Photographs must be original images taken by the entrant and may not have been previously published.


The photos shall be color or b/w photographs that represent or typify heroism, love, labor and courage of OFWs abroad (using the host country as part of their subject/s).

Digital image submissions

Image quality must be at least 8" x 10" at 300 DPI or a photo taken with a minimum of 3.2 megapixel camera at the largest image setting submitted through email using JPEG format.

Images that do not meet these criteria will not be considered. Photographs should be submitted without any borders or frames.

Each photo entry should have a filename of the photographer/owner, plus information, location, profession/work and small interpretation comes along in the email.

Example: Fred_santos1.jpg

Location: California, USA

Profession/Job: Computer Engineer

Interpretations/Short explanation: Filipinos love beaches, California has great beaches.

Other Uses
All entries will become part of PEBA. Photographs submitted to PEBA Photo Contest but any photos not selected to be included in the Photo Exhibit may be chosen for use elsewhere in PEBA related publication with full credit given to the photographer.


Email to

Winners will receive a trophy and gift packs from PEBA and 'Best Photo Entry'.

Deadline of submission will be 01 December 2009. Please note that your entries will be printed/blow up for exhibit during the awarding ceremony. Join now!

©2009 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards

Sunday, October 18, 2009

NOKIA: Bridging, Connecting, Touching

Since Nokia became an official co-presentor/partner of PEBA 2009 Awards, I've been intrigued by Nokia OVI. I signed up and register for a free Nokia account right away. It took less than a minute to register. I register for organization, for PEBA, and then downloaded the Nokia Connector.
By the way, the word "ovi" means "door" in Finnish (aptly so, I think, because Nokia OVI opens doors for your Nokia cellphones to become something else other than a simple mobile phone).

Since weekend, I've been browsing OVI Blog which contains salient points about Nokia OVI. It's quite a read, actually and so far, I've already downloaded the Anytime Files program but starting to get to know how it works.

Did you know Ovi Files lets you remotely access your computer-based files from your mobile phone and web browser?
Not just files, but calendar, contacts, store for music, applications and games, mail, and share your photos and videos.

If you're asking how would this be applicable to you, I offer you these scenarios:
You've been up all night last night because you were working on a PowerPoint presentation for your boss but you forgot to upload the file on your USB. No worries! Through Nokia OVI, you can use Anytime Files to remotely send the files to your boss' computer. Oh, sorry, is he far from you? I mean, are you continents apart? Then that's fine too because you can actually send it from almost anywhere in the world.

The coolest thing about Nokia OVI is that you can create an online copy of your important files which you can access from your mobile even if your computer is turned off or there's no connection. All OVI file communications are encrypted so you don't need to worry about security.

In short, your PC actually becomes an extension of your mobile phone via Nokia OVI. Cool, heh?

But that which intrigued me the most are the Nokia historical Ovi tweets which are not only funny but I find it simply awesome.

Take this for example.

To give back to Nokia OVI, I encourage all PEBA nominees (and yes, including all bloggers tuning in to PEBA 2009) to come up with their own Nokia OVI historical tweets, and then send it to us.

We'll choose the best three and will send them over to for their feedback. Whoever gets published will win a surprise gift from PEBA Team.

Oh, by the way, Nokia will also sponsor two other Special Awards during PEBA 2009. The PEBA Team and Nokia are still thinking of two categories to award to...well, just a surprise, maybe. Again, I encourage you to share your feedback.

We may ask all our readers too, especially nominees and OFW bloggers, send us in email, your best photo modelling shot with your Nokia phone and we will come up with a Flash banner, that will be up and running soon. Hope Nokia likes it, the OFW Bloggers OVI, and they will post it in their site. Who knows, some guys will be signing a contract as Nokia model soon. :)

Thank you, Nokia. Thanks guys.

Nokia sponsoring PEBA, as the literal voices of the OFW in the world wide web is significant to us. OFW spends more than anything in units and phones that makes communication between us here abroad, and there at home. Nokia, the leader in mobile phone manufacturing in the world is simply bridging, connecting, touching people, specifically OFW's and their families back home.

- Jebee Kenji Solis
Founding Chairman
Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards, Inc.

©2009 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards

Friday, October 16, 2009

Award and Award

PEBA good friend and mentor, Janette Toral of Digital Filipino is a sponsor of PEBA 2009. Janette will be giving free books during the event at the UP Bahay ng Alumni on the 26th of December, a post Christmas celebration of the OFW's and Filipinos abroad and the 2nd awarding night of the Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards.

We encouraged all to join Janette's Digital Web Awards 2009, deadline for nomination ends October 19.

"The 3rd Web Awards aims to advocate the use of Internet and e-Commerce for business development, through the identification, promotion, and highlighting of best e-Commerce practices from various websites in the Philippines.

Websites in over forty categories will be reviewed and judged for their ability to create a noticeable presence on the Internet – their ability to be seen and heard among all the noise and clutter of the Net. Commercial websites will also be reviewed for their ability to conduct e-Commerce in simple yet professional manner.

All entries are nominated by the public, as well as from industry, and will be
judged openly by members of Club.

It is hoped that through the promotion of outstanding websites and peer review process while judging that other businesses as well as the public get a better understanding of the benefits of the Internet as well as the various ways in which e-Commerce can play a vital part in business development."

Start nominating now!

©2009 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards

Monday, October 12, 2009

Three Wordpress Boys from 3 Countries in a Week!

The beautiful installment flash banner is up and running at the PEBA and KABLOGS sidebar We will add more nominees as we gather the profile photos that we asked from them.

Anyway, here's the new nominees in just a matter of one week.

Nominee No. 33:

Bon T.

Computer Engineer

National Guard Hospital, Dammam Saudi Arabia

Blog Name: Boni Station

Nominee No. 34

Christopher L.

Hotel and Restaurant Personnel

Tim Hortons, Nova Scotia Canada

Blog Name: TopExpress

Nominee No. 35

Rye R.

Travel Assistance Coordinator

AIG Global, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Blog Name: Flamindevil

That makes the number of nominees to 35! 35 Nominees? Can you believe that?

That brings the country number to 20! Yes, 20 countries,

But wait, the sudden influx of nominees is overwhelming, and I heard there are more coming.

Sponsor inquiries are rising too, as well as making a deal with some.

The latest among them is the NeTVision.

They are willing to stream the awarding live via their online TV, how about that? You can view it live as well as the thousands of their subscribers. Whoa!

We are working out that perhaps they can give the Top 10 winners with free one-year subscription. hehe. Galing noh. Sana maapproved.

Well, kitakits sa finals?

©2009 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Blas Ople Policy Center Partnering with PEBA!


We have a reason to celebrate today!

I admire Susan "Toots" Ople, the youngest daughter of Blas Ople, also a blogger, and the president of the Ople Policy Center. She graduated in UST and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University where she received a Vernon Award for Excellence in Communication.

We have had several emails already through the effort of Pete, the Area Coordinator of PEBA in Metro Manila, after she decided to support this OFW event and lending Carlo, her Nephew to act as PEBA project Coordinator.

Why we are so happy about this partnership?

Toots Ople is an OFW friend, OFW defender in the truest sense.

She assisted the repatriation of 6 distressed OFW's in Syria, and assisted repatriated OFW.

She lead the filing of charges to the agency of the 137 drivers stranded in Dubai.

She fights for OFW's welfare, and support OFW causes.

Thank you. Thank you very much!

read more about the Blas Ople Policy and Training Institute here.


We are overwhelmed, but we are grateful for the positive things that has been going at PEBA.

The one and only place where blogging advocates of our nation gathered to be honored, to be proclaimed as the best and inspiring Pinoy Expats and OFW bloggers.

We thought we were stuck to 32 nominees, but in the last 3 days, we have added two more OFW bloggers, a male hospital administrative staff in Dammam, and a hotel attendant in Canada. Galing! Wag niyo ng paabutin sa 50 ha, maawa kayo, haha! We don't know we still have 20 days to go before the end of the submission of entries.

©2009 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Heroes Among Us

A very beautiful flash courtesy of Chico of Dating Tambay sa Dubai,

Do you like this banner ad? You can display it in your blog sidebar, it won't take so much of your space and it won't make your blog loading slow. Copy the html code below and add it in your sidebar. We will be grateful indeed.



Great and exciting things are happening. In the coming days, more videos will be released, plus we will announce some of our sponsors so far. We thank you for all your support.

We will also announce here the criteria for the special awards and citations.

We thank all the Filipinos anywhere in the world for the oneness we felt in alleviating, and somehow caring for those affected by the typhoon back home. In one way or another, in our simple ways, and in our prayers, we are doing our very best to serve others, and help those in need.

It is therefore fitting to say that today and hope everyday,

OFWs are the modern-day heroes for their families and saviors of their nation,

but back home, in the place where we all come from, heroes are everywhere as well.

There are many heroes among us, donating things, packing foods, rebuilding homes, touching and saving lives, losing even their very own.

But we don't need to lose our life to be a hero. A small act of kindness, or even a little prayer will do, makes us feel good, makes us prouder that we have done good today, not for the world to notice, but for the glory of Him we all look up to.

©2009 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards


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