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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Our 2010 Honorable Judges

Hi all, this is Kenji here and it is an honor to present to you the 2010 honorable judges for the 3rd Annual PEBA International Blog and Photo Awards.Every year, we,the men and women of PEBAand OFW bloggers gives kudos and praises to the volunteer judges who painstakingly read, digest and rate Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards nominees numbering from 25 to 40. What a painful task for them!And take note, these are all pro-bono. Please join me in thanking and expressing love and appreciation to the following people whom we have selected for this year as 'Judges'

Ellen Tordesillas, Editor of Malaya and Abante

News and a blogger. For 3 consecutive years, Ellen has been PEBA's volunteer judge.

Eric Ariel Salas. Filipino. Pinoy. Cebuano. Bisdak.
A traveler. Easy-going. Radically honest. Incredibly hardworking.
Professional blogger. Own and co-own more than 10 blogs. Recognized as one of the top Philippine bloggers by some blog-ranking sites. He's the man behind the  “Filipino Blog of the Week”  blog awards and he's been running it for more than 3 years now.

Jim Paredes is one of the Photo contest Judge for this year. He is one of the famed APO singer and a blogger himself, winning the 2008 PEBA Blog Awards Top 1 and 2008 Best Blog in Asia Pacific Region

Susan Ople, President of the OFW Advocate organization, BLAS OPLE POLICY CENTER, and a blogger herself. She is one of the avid supporter of PEBA and KABLOGS

Anna Baldres is a Mom and a blogger based in Singapore. Her blog, Life is a Piece of Keyk is one of the top 10 of the 2nd PEBA Blog Awards.

Phil Saraspe is an OFW Mathematics teacher based in Bangkok Thailand. His blog is the 3rd most favorite at last year's 2009 PEBA blog Awards.

Jon Guzman, is PEBA's Vice President and a veteran Photographer, graphic artist and a blogger. He is one of the Photo contest Judge.

Ms. Nortehanon is a veteran Philippine based blogger, and is the woman behind the famous Pens of Hope, a project where she and sponsors gives out pencils to students. She is also an avid supporter of PEBA

Chris Luzana is a blogger based in Canada an
d also a Photography enthusiast. His blog TOPEXPRESS is one of the 2009 Top
10 and PEBA's best blog in the USA and Canada region. He is one of the photo judge and a blogger judge for this year, a task we know won't make him smile. :) Thank you Chris!

Ever Villacruz, another Photo and Blogger Judge is based in Kuwait and is one of the PEBA 2008 Top 10 Winner. Pamatay Homesick isalso a magazine writer and editor as well as a photography enthusiast.

Bon Talampas and his blog, "Boni Station" is a PEBA 2009 Winner. He is based in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Tonyo Cruz is a Blogger, mobile/social media practitioner & consultant, advocate of citizen journalism and consumer welfare. He's also acts as Consultant to The Asia Foundation Blogger and Columnist at AsianCorrespondent.com President at TXTPower.

Nalen Aguilar is based in Barrie Canada, and is a blogger and photography enthusiast. Her blog Manilenya won the 2008 PEBA Top 10. She is also The Kablogs Journal Editor in the US and Canada Region.

Caryn Paredes Santillan is a Mom, architect and a blogger based in Tokyo Japan. Her blog, Sari-Saring Kulay won the 2008 PEBA Top 10. She is also organizers of various online activities and a post doctoral researcher in the University of Tokyo

Amy Enson and her blog Francesca in France is based in Nice, France. She is a blogger and an OFW mother. Her blog won the 2008 and 2009 Best Blog for Europe Region and is one of the Top 10 in the 2009 PEBA Blog Awards.

The Pink Tarha Girls, are four sassy Pinay friends, and 2nd generation OFWs based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Shoegarfreeruby, Eyecandy, Maryhadalittlehump, and Sundrenched won 2nd in the 2009 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards. Sundrenched, or Miss Janelle Vales later joined PEBA 2010 Selection Committee and is one of the editors of THE KABLOGS JOURNAL Magazine.

Antonio Carranza or Anton is a professional chemistry teacher turned freelance online ESL teacher for students in South Korea. He's a traveler/adventurer, a certified blog addict and a photo enthusiast. You can see some of his travels and photos in his blog pusang-kalye.

Avel Manansala, the man behind the GenSan News Online Mag, Soccksargen's #1 blog. Its an online magazine that features abouthis hometown, General Santos. A blogger who is now involved in the fields of Communication and Media.

Kevin Ray Chua, PEBA's three-time partner as member of the Judging Panel. He used to be the Spokesperson for a bloggers group called Cebu Bloggers Society. He is now presently working as the Press Relation Officer for Cebu City Federation of Tertiary Supreme Student Councils and Government.

Lionel Gonzaga, one of the original member of PEBA, and is the person behind the PEBA original banner logo, is based with his family in Dubai UAE. He is also a blogger, a game developer, and a famous website designer.

Mark Aethen Agana is a software engineer. He is theco founder Soccksargen Bloggers Society; Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines 2008; 2010 Gawad GenyLopez Bayaning Kabataang Pilipino finalist. He is currently studying at the Universityof the Philippines – Diliman for his post-graduate degree on SoftwareEngineering

Kevin Jethro Abad is a 3rd Year Information Communication Technology student at the University of San Carlos in Cebu City, Kevin Jethro Abad is a young self-taught shutterbug who always wants to capture details that are often neglected by the naked eye. His photography journey deepened when he realized that there is a lot more than meets the eye.

John Arce, the founder of WebGeek Philippines, a Freelance Web Developer with extensive experience in CMS, web standards-based development, implementing semantics, accessibility & cross-platform compatibility Tech Community Advocate, Social Media Enthusiast & Technopreneur.

a feel good blogger. a pinay backpacker. a hobbyist photographer.

Jonha D. Revesencio is the blogger behind Defying Gravity, a blog about saving tips, investing and exposing au pair scams. She's the only Filipina included in the Top 10 of Standard Chartered Bank's World's Coolest Intern Competition. A Content Writer, Laughs a Lot, Left-Handed and a Social Media Addict.

Lloyd Tronco is an artist, photographer, and advertising executive, Lloyd Tronco is a person who is passionate about the advent of digital media. Seasoned in the field of advertising and marketingcommunications. Lloyd was a Media Strategist for the multinational advertising agency,McCann-Erickson.Handling non-traditional media, mainly outdoor billboards and signage during his agency stint, he moved on to cross over to digital media as he saw the shift from static billboards to the current LED and LCD screens. Lloyd is a strong advocate of the “new tri-media” which is composed of the internet, mobile, and digital signage

©2010 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards


MiDniGHt DriVer on October 28, 2010 11:52 PM said...

Great List of judges :)

Yellow Bells on October 29, 2010 1:47 AM said...

Bonga ni Ms. N! I agree, great set of judges!

Unnamed Psalmist on October 29, 2010 4:12 AM said...


and it's an honor for me and my Filipino blog
Mga Kathang Isip ni Kiko to be part of this event.

This is really exciting!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Paano ko ba sasabihin ito? wala akong quetion about Jim Paredes, Tots Ople Ellen Todesillas and some of the judges, pero paano ko malalaman kung magiging fair ang iba sa kanilang decision kung lalo na yung mga nasa places kung saan taga doon ang kasaling blogger? Sana maging fair sila para hindi masira ang credibility ng PEBA.

At isa pa, may nabasa akong ibang entry na fiction. Does it count? Kasi kung pwede ang fiction, maraming blogger ang pwedeng sumali sa PEBA mas dramatic pa. Sana magagaling ang mga judges sa pagpili ng mananalo.

Carnation on October 29, 2010 8:29 AM said...

impressive list ...

PEBA, Inc on October 29, 2010 8:17 PM said...

Thank you for all your comments.

PEBA does not rely on the judges alone. We have selection committee who will pre-select finalists on the following criteria's

Form – 20%
Substance – 50%
Originality – 30%

Our matrix will determine if you are one of the finalist's.

If you are, you will be sent a new banner to be displayed in your blog sidebar. Finalist's will be turned in to judges for final scoring using our matrix, with the following criteria

1) Content 30%
2) Blog Element 15 %
5) Judges Vote 15%
6) Entry Blog Post 15%

Or a total of 75 Percent, as 25 percent is determined by PEBA for the following:

3) Visibility/Metrics 15 %
4) Voting/Popularity 10% (voting poll/no. of comments)

We have a month to do that, Judges and PEBA Committee in collating the results.

Goodluck Nominees!

Lord CM on October 30, 2010 6:57 PM said...

Fiction man o tutuong karanasan ang isang entry hanggat naroroon ang tema ng PEBA at alam nating makakatulong, magbibigay inspirasyon, makakabuti para pamilya ng bawat OFW, at makakapagbigay ng magandang mensahe sa lahat, okey lang po siguro....

Inaasahan po naming marami talagang sasali sa pa contest na to, pero hindi po lahat ay may lakas ng loob na sumulat ng isang entry na galing sa puso...

goodluck po sa lahat ng nominees :)

Angie on October 31, 2010 5:05 AM said...

Wow Ms. Northehanon.One of the Judge ka pala ha.Kaya pala you invite me to be participant of this PEBA contest.Ha ha ha...Congrats... ^_^

At Mr. Jim Parades Idol ko since bata pa ako.APO na yan.Ilang APO show na ang napanood ko noon.Wala pang Wowowie...HAHAHA!
KEEP IT po Sir...^_^


Life Moto on November 1, 2010 9:27 AM said...

wow mas lalong matindi ang labanan ngayon dahil sa mga matitindi nating hurados!

kayni on November 4, 2010 1:27 PM said...

Maraming salamant PEBA. Maraming salamat Judges.

I'm thankful, proud and glad to be a part of this event.

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