The DigitalFilipino 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.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Sharing Website and E-Commerce Experiences

Many thanks to DigitalFilipino.com Web Awards winners, DigitalFilipino.com Club SME and corporate members who took time to join the Advanced E-Commerce Training workshop.

Here are some handout links and blog coverage:

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

June 18 to 20: Advance E-Commerce Training for Winners

All DigitalFilipino.com Web Awards and Philippine Schools Cyberfair 2007 Winners are invited to send a representative to the forthcoming Advance E-Commerce Training this June 18 to 20 at the APEC Digital Opportunity Center (ADOC) Laboratory, National Computer Center / Commission on Information and Communications Technology, C.P. Garcia Avenue, U.P. Diliman Quezon City (beside PhilVocs).

All winners are entitled to send one representative during the training. Just e-mail me the name of your representative, e-mail address, and contact number for proper coordination at digitalfilipino (at) gmail.com

DigitalFilipino.com Club SME members can also send 1 representative while Corporate members can send 2 representatives. Please confirm for food count purposes.

The training program shall be as follows:

June 18: Search Engine Optimization Workshop

  • 9 am to 10 am: Enhancing your website pages for search engine optimization
  • 10:30 to 12 noon: Landing Page Optimization: How to Raise Conversions (Marc Macalua)
  • 1 pm to 3:00 pm: Launching an Internet Advertising campaign and Website Metrics Monitoring (Aileen Apolo, Google)
  • 3:30 pm to 5 pm: Tapping blogs for marketing promotion

June 19: Mobile Marketing and E-Commerce Policy Review

  • 9 am to 12 noon Mobile Phone or SMS Campaign Marketing, Set-Up, and Monitoring (Erick Kalugdan, InfoTxt)
  • 1 pm to 3 pm E-Commerce Law Review, Evidence Handling, and Reporting Procedure for CyberCrime Incidents
  • 3:30 to 5 pm DTI Guidelines Review: SME-FIT, Data Privacy Guidelines for the Private Sector, and Consumer Protection in E-Commerce Transactions

June 20: Online Payment Workshop

  • 9 am to 12 noon: Online Payment Solutions and Set-Up Demos
  • 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Mobile and Micro Payments Acceptance
  • 3:30 to 5:00 pm Fraud Detection (Paul Hubbard, YesPayments)

There will be 1 computer assigned for every 2 participants. However, you are encouraged to bring a laptop during the workshop.

Friday, April 27, 2007

DigitalFilipino.com Web Awards News and Blog Coverage

Our sincerest thanks to everyone who have covered and written about this event.


(iWatch news feature taken April 27, 2007 by RPN Channel 9 featuring three winners: Pinoy Travel Blog, Philippine ROSE Online, CANVAS. Recorded using a Palm Treo 680.)

Media and blog coverage:

ADOC ICT Awards Winners


Cheers to the winners of the ADOC ICT Awards!

First place: RegaloService
Second place: Philippine Realty Showroom
Third place: Canvas

The three winners were selected by the APEC Digital Opportunity Center and got the following prizes:
  • ADOC ICT Award 3rd Place (SOHO Pack: Scanner, 4-gigabyte Pen Drive, and a Printer)
  • ADOC ICT Award 2nd Place (Laptop)
  • ADOC ICT Award 1st Place (ADOC Week participation on July 24 to 27, 2007 in Taiwan and Laptop)

The ADOC ICT Award 1st Place shall get to participate in the ADOC Week that includes the following:

  • A round-trip ticket from Manila to Taipei, economy class.
  • Up to four nights accommodation in Taipei
  • Daily meals & transportation to all ADOC events* (27th July -Lunch only)
  • Daily allowance for up to five days, each day for US$10
  • Travel insurance up to US$ 30,000
  • An ADOC ICT Award 2007
  • Participation in Events & Activities: ADOC Plenary 2007, ADOC Gala Night 2007, Visit to ICT High-tech science park, Trip to world's tallest building, 101.
Congratulations!

Winners: DigitalFilipino.com Web Awards 2007


We would like to extend our congratulations to the following winners of the DigitalFilipino.com Web Awards 2007.

Most grateful to the APEC Digital Opportunity Center for supporting this endeavor and giving very nice prizes to the top three (3) ADOC Award winners.
  1. Apparel / Fashion Category - Kamiseta
  2. Art Category - Canvas
  3. Association / Organization Category - Atikha Overseas Workers and Communities Initiative
  4. Auction / Shopping Portal Category - MyAyala
  5. Automotive Category - Ford Philippines
  6. Beauty Category - FemaleNetwork
  7. Blog - Personal Category - Touched by an Angel
  8. Blog - Professional Category - Manuel Viloria
  9. Books Category - Booktopia
  10. Community Category - SEO Philippines Forum
  11. Computer / Consumer Electronics Category - PC Express
  12. Consumer Banking / Bills Payment Category - HSBC Philippines
  13. Corporate / Professional Category - Syntactics
  14. Education Category - De La Salle University - Manila
  15. Games Category - Philippine R.O.S.E. Online
  16. Gifts Category - RegaloService
  17. Home Furnishings Category - Cebu Rattan Company
  18. Insurance Category - Sun Life Financial
  19. Music / Movie/ Film Category - PhilMusic
  20. Newspaper Category - Inquirer.net
  21. Pharmaceuticals Category - Philippine Herbal Medicine Site
  22. Podcast Category - Viloria.com Pinoy Podcast
  23. Politics Category - Senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr.
  24. Real Estate Category - Philippine Realty Showroom
  25. Services Category - Chikka
  26. Social Networking Category - Itzamatch
  27. Telecom / Value Added Services Category - Globe Kababayan
  28. Tourism Category - Pinoy Travel Blog
  29. Travel Category - Lakbay Pilipinas

The simple recognition ceremony was held last April 27, Friday, 9 am to 2:30 pm at the Penthouse of the Board of Investments Building, Gil Puyat Avenue (corner Paseo de Roxas), Makati City. Thank you very much to the Board of Investments (IT Investments Group) for supporting this endeavour and Office of Policy Research Director (and E-Commerce Law Monitoring Point Person) Ludy Yaptinchay for gracing the occassion.

Thanks to all club members who participated in this program by:

Thursday, April 19, 2007

April 27: DigitalFilipino Web Awards Ceremony

The DigitalFilipino Web Awards winners recognition ceremony shall be made this April 27, 2007 Friday 9 am at the Penthouse of Board of Investments, Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City.

The agenda of the awards are as follows:

8:00 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 9:15 Welcome remarks - What makes a great website?

9:15 - 10:30 Winners recognition (Apparel/Fashion, Art, Association / Organization, Auction / Shopping Portal, Automotive, Beauty, Blog - Personal, Blog - Professional, Books,
Community, Computer/Consumer Electronics, Consumer Banking/Bills Payment, Corporate / Professional, Education, Food, Games)

10:30 - 10:45 Promoting your business online (Aileen Apolo, Google)

10:45 - 12:15 Winners recognition (Gifts, Government, Home Furnishings, Insurance, Music/Movie/Film, Newspaper, Pharmaceuticals, Podcast, Politics, Real Estate, Services, Social Networking, Telecom / Value Added Services, Tourism, Travel)

12:15 - 1:30 Lunch

1:30 - 2:00 The APEC Digital Opportunity Center (ADOC) Award (Guest Speaker from TECO)

  • ADOC ICT Award 3rd Place (SOHO Pack: Scanner, 4-gigabyte Pen Drive, and a Printer)
  • ADOC ICT Award 2nd Place (Laptop)
  • ADOC ICT Award 1st Place (ADOC Week participation on July 24 to 27, 2007 in Taiwan and Laptop)

2:00 - 2:30 Closing and Group Picture

All winners will receive a trophy, Google AdWords US$50 voucher, tokens, and a slot in the 3-days Advance E-Commerce Workshop Training. Note that winners have no fees to pay for in order to receive their award this Friday.

DigitalFilipino.com Club Members are requested to confirm their attendance ahead of time and take advantage of this activity to meet our winners.

Attire: Semi-formal

The ADOC ICT Award 1st Place shall get to participate in the ADOC Week that includes the following:

  • A round-trip ticket from Manila to Taipei, economy class.
  • Up to four nights accommodation in Taipei
  • Daily meals & transportation to all ADOC events* (27th July -Lunch only)
  • Daily allowance for up to five days, each day for US$10
  • Travel insurance up to US$ 30,000
  • An ADOC ICT Award 2007
  • Participation in Events & Activities: ADOC Plenary 2007, ADOC Gala Night 2007, Visit to ICT High-tech science park, Trip to world's tallest building, 101.

The APEC Digital Opportunity Center is supported by the

ADOC signs up as Major Sponsor

I am happy to share that the DigitalFilipino.com Web Awards is now being done in collaboration with the APEC Digital Opportunity Center or ADOC program. It aims to advocate the use of the Internet and e-commerce for business development, through the identification, promotion and highlighting of best e-commerce practices from various websites in the Philippines.

From the 31 winners, there will be three ADOC Award winners, where the first place will be able to represent the Philippines in the ADOC Week on July 24 to 27 in Taiwan. (Sun.Star Cebu)

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Philippine Websites Mostly Not SEO-Friendly

In narrowing down prospective finalists for the DigitalFilipino Web Awards, I realized that a lot of the prominent and beautiful Filipino websites today have been missing for failing to fix their site for search engine visibility. The very basic but most prevalent reason is the lack of unique title tag for every page in a website. As a result, you’ll notice the company name appearing as the page title, regardless of which page you view inside it. (Sun.Star Cebu)

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Call for sponsors: DigitalFilipino Web Awards

The DigitalFilipino.com Web Awards is an experimental project of the DigitalFilipino.com Club. We want to provide a means for websites to be nominated by peers and be judged by your everyday Internet user/consumer.

Instead of a typical awards ceremony, we will hold the awards the Cyberfair way where we will inform the winners in advance so that they can prepare in sharing their lessons learned during the event to enrich the learning experience of our club members.

You can support the DigitalFilipino.com Web Awards by signing up either as:

Major Sponsor (P50,000)

Minor Sponsor (P25,000)

Donor (P5,000)
  • Text ad link from this blog for one year.

If interested, send me an email at digitalfilipino (at) gmail.com. Awards ceremony will be on April 27, 2007. Venue to be announced by April 16.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Winners: Philippine Schools Cyberfair 2007: Empower and Unite!


Congratulations to the winners of the Philippine Schools Cyberfair 2007: Empower and Unite!

Our sincerest thanks to Microsoft Philippines for being our venue sponsor during the awards ceremony this morning.

What makes this competition unique and tough at the same time is that the students' work should tell a story about their community. In addition, for the Philippines competition, an entry must have an English and Filipino edition of their site.

Close to 300 students participated in this year's Cyberfair and your accomplishment contributes in spreading the growth of Internet content in the country.

1. Local Leaders

Winner: Ms. Ongsansoy: Mother of Claret High
Claret School of Quezon City

2. Community Groups and Special Populations

Winner: Las Piñas Boys Choir: Voices of Exquisity
St. Joseph's Academy

Runner-Up: Boy Scout of the Philippines of Claret School of Quezon City
Claret School of Quezon City

3. Businesses and Organizations

Winner: A Virtual Tour of San Pablo City Commercial District
MSC High School

Runner-Up: Centers of Financial Progress
St. Joseph's Academy

Honorable Mention: Philippine Daily Inquirer, The timeless news
Claret School of Quezon City

Honorable Mention: Women are in
Iligan City National High School

4. Local Specialties, Sports and Health

Winner: Las Piñas in a a battle against dengue
St. Joseph's Academy

Runner-Up: Philippine Sports
MSC High School

5. Local Attractions (Natural and Man Made)

Winner: The Hidden Paradise - Experience the Enchantment of Tinago Falls
Iligan City East High School - Sta. Filomena

Runner-Up: Mall of Asia
Claret School of Quezon City

Honorable Mention: The Church: An Instrument to God's Kingdom
St. Joseph Academy

6. Historical Landmarks

Winner: Rock Force
Claret School of Quezon City - Grade School

Runner-Up: Structures of San Pablo delos Montes
MSC High School

Honorable Mention: Mary Immaculate Parish
STI Academy High School

7. Environmental Awareness and Issues

Winner: Clean and Green Las Piñas
STI Academy High School

Runner-Up: Quezon City: The City Of New Environment
Claret School of Quezon City

Honorable Mention: Las Pinas – Saving Our Environment
St. Joseph's Academy

8. Local Culture, Music and Art Forms

Winner: Local Artists of San Pablo City
MSC High School

Runner-Up: St. Michael the Archangel
Iligan City National High School

Apart from the medals, shirts, and certificates, winning teachers will be invited to an e-commerce workshop this June 18 to 20, 2007.

You can help in supporting the Philippine Schools Cyberfair advocacy by buying the "Making the Internet Useful for Children E-Book: A Philippine Schools Cyberfair Fundraiser" for only US$10.00.

For the growth of Internet use in the Philippines!

I will post the 2008 call for entries and sponsors by August 2007.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

March 23: Philippine Schools Cyberfair Awards recognition ceremony

Hello everyone. The Philippine Schools Cyberfair 2007 recognition ceremony is scheduled this March 23, Friday, 9 am at Microsoft Philippines, 16th floor, #6750 Ayala Avenue, Makati City (beside Shangri-la Hotel).

Our sincerest thanks to Microsoft Philippines for providing us the venue for this humble project.

For the growth of Internet use and e-commerce in the Philippines!!!

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Friday, March 2, 2007

Judging: Government Category

Here are the finalists competing for the Government category:

Judging: Gifts Category

Here are the finalists competing for the Gifts category:

Judging: Games Category

Here are the finalists competing for the Games category:

Judging: Food Category

Here are the finalists competing for the Food category:

Judging: Events / Conferences Category

There are no finalists in this category.

Judging: Education Category

Here are the finalists competing for the Education category:

Judging: Corporate / Professional Category

Here are the finalists competing for the Corporate / Professional category:

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Judging: Community category

Here are the finalists competing for the Community category:
  1. Microsoft Philippines Community
  2. Mukamo Philippines
  3. myGlobe G-Blogs
  4. myPH
  5. SEO Philippines Forum

Judging: Books category

Here are the finalists competing for the Books category:
  1. A Country of Our Own
  2. Booktopia
  3. Books for Less
  4. Filipino Writer
  5. Powerbooks
  6. Sinag Tala
  7. Women in Bliss

Judging: Blog - Professional category

Here are the finalists competing for the Blog - Professional category:
  1. Jozzua on Entrepreneurship and Tech
  2. Macalua
  3. Manuel Viloria
  4. Standard Web Standards
  5. The J Spot
  6. Yugatech

Judging: Blog - Personal category

Here are the finalists competing for the Blog - Personal category:
  1. Blogie Blog
  2. Ivan About Town
  3. Noisy, noisy man
  4. Pinay G-Spot
  5. The Jona Story
  6. The Journal of the Jester-in-Exile
  7. Touched by an Angel
  8. TurfSite Manila
  9. Well, whatever

Judging: Beauty category

Here are the finalists competing for the Beauty category:
  1. FemaleNetwork
  2. Godiva Skincare
  3. VMV Hypoallergenics

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Judging: Automotive category

Here are the finalists competing for the Automotive category:
  1. Auto Search Philippines
  2. Aw2spec
  3. Chrysler Philippines
  4. Citimotors
  5. Ford Philippines
  6. Honda Cars Philippines
  7. Mercedes-Benz Philippines
  8. Ride
  9. Toyota

Judging: Auction / Shopping Portal category

Here are the finalists competing for the Auction / Shopping Portal category:
  1. Avalon.ph Internet
  2. Divisoria
  3. KabayanCentral
  4. MyAyala
  5. RegaloService

Judging: Association / Organization category

Here are the finalists competing for the Association / Organization Category:
  1. Adobe User Group Philippines
  2. Atikha Overseas Workers and Communities Initiative
  3. Philippine Web Accessibility Group
  4. Resources for the Blind
  5. Word for the World Christian Fellowship
  6. Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity & Sorority - U.P. Cebu - Philippines

Judging: Art Category

Here are the finalists competing for the Art Category:
  1. Art of Negros
  2. Ayala Museum
  3. Canvas
  4. Lopez Museum

Judging: Apparel / Fashion Category

Here are the finalists competing for the Apparel / Fashion Category:
  1. Hanford
  2. Kamiseta

Monday, February 26, 2007

Thank you for nominating and last call for donors/sponsors

My sincerest thanks to everyone who posted their nominations for the DigitalFilipino.com Web Awards. The same goes to those who requested to send their nominations through e-mail.

We shall be posting the nominees list this week.

To Philippine Schools Cyberfair entries, your website completion deadline is this Saturday.

As always, it is not too late to support these advocacy by donating prizes and even become a sponsor for only five thousand pesos (P5000).

We are expecting an audience size of 200 participants during the award ceremonies.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Judges roster

My sincerest thanks to the following club members and friends who helped out in the judging online. They are:


Note that judges who have websites that are finalists as well did not participate in those categories.

Submission extended up to February 25

Because of the erratic Internet connection that is being experienced lately, the deadline for submission is now extended up to February 25! We look forward to your entries!

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Last call for nominees

Hi everyone. Here's a shout-out for our last call for nominees in this award and it is due on February 25 (formerly 18th).

If there are categories that won't have any entries, we may decide to scrap that category for inclusion in the awards.

On the side, last day also of registration for the Philippine Schools Cyberfair 2007: Empower and Unite! is today, January 31. We may accept late registrants on a case to case basis for as long as the website gets completed on or before February 28, 2007. Note that a website entry must have a Filipino and English version.

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Janette Toral is the site owner of DigitalFilipino.com. At her highest value, she delivers independent insights through research, education, training, e-learning, consulting, public speaking.

She is a Fascinate Certified Advisor, Certified ScrumMaster, and Certified Scrum Product Owner. 

She participated in the IVLP or International Visitors Leadership Program 2011 (individual program) sponsored by the U.S. Embassy. Featured as 1 of the 6 women innovator at the APEC Women and Economy Summit 2011, San Francisco, USA.

She got recognized as Champion of Philippine Internet and E-Commerce Hall of Fame Award given by Asian Institute of E-Commerce in 2010; Globe Tattoo Digital Elder Award 2009; E-Services E-Champion Awards 2008 - Policy and Legal Category by the Department of Trade and Industry / CITEM / Board of Investments; International Schools Cyberfair Ambassador Award 2004 and 2002 given by Global Schoolnet USA; World Summit for the Information Society (WSIS) Philippines Awards 2003 E-Learning Category for her E-Commerce Workshop Online.

Janette, as former technical consultant / executive director of the Congressional Oversight Committee for the E-Commerce Law, was instrumental for the creation of policies in the area of consumer protection (value added services, e-commerce, electronic banking), data privacy for the private sector, and acceptance of electronic payment in government. 

As founding president of the Philippine Internet Commerce Society, she was instrumental for the passage of the Y2K Law and E-Commerce Law. She retired in 2002. Other organizations she served as board member in the past were the Philippine Computer Emergency Response Team (PH-CERT) and Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines (IMMAP).

She is a distinguished expert for the 2nd Expert Committee of APEC E-Commerce Business Alliance.

More info at http://janettetoral.com

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