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.

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.

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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