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.

Thursday, November 6, 2008 Web Awards 2008 News and Blog Coverage

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Our sincerest thanks to everyone who have covered this event.

  1. Website Sharing - Syntactics
  2. Website Sharing - Click the City
  3. Website Sharing - Express Regalo
  4. Website Sharing - The Daily PCIJ
  5. Website Sharing - Filipino Voices
  6. Website Sharing - KabayanCentral
  7. Website Sharing - Philippine Airlines
  8. Website Sharing - Titik Pilipino
  9. Website Sharing - De La Salle University - Manila
  10. Website Sharing - BF Homes Properties
  11. Website Sharing -
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  13. Website Sharing - MyNimo
  14. Website Sharing - Philippine Interior Design & Feng Shui Tips
  15. Website Sharing - RF Online Philippines
  16. Website Sharing - Filipino Recipes
  17. Website Sharing - Absolute Traders
  18. Website Sharing - WordCamp Philippines
  19. Website Sharing - Philippine National Bank
  20. Website Sharing - Villman
  21. Website Sharing - OMF Literature
  22. Website Sharing - Tech at Hand
  23. Website Sharing - The D Spot
  24. Website Sharing - The Belo Medical Group Blog
  25. Website Sharing - Godiva
  26. Website Sharing -
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  1. Wins Social Networking Award at the 2008 DigitalFilipino Awards
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  3. Oro Firm wins 2nd straight award as Best Corporate Website
  4. Cebu websites win awards
  5. Belo Medical Group: Digital Filipino Web Awards' Best Corporate Blog
  6. WordCamp Philippines blog: a winner!
  7. Achieving a site's purpose
  8. Bessie Moo and the Digital Filipino Web Awards
  9. - The DigitalFilipino 2008 Web Awards Winner for Auction / Shopping Portal Category
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  12. Fitz accepts Tech At Hand Dot Net Award
  13. PCIJ blog adjudged best in podcasting
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  15. RF Philippines Site Wins Web Award
  16. Philippine Interior Design Wins at the 2008 Digital Filipino Web Awards
  17. Filipino Recipes Wins at the 2008 Digital Filipino Web Awards
  18. BF Homes Properties - Digital Filipino 2008 Web Awards Winner
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  20. RF Online Philippines Website Takes DigitalFilipino Web Awards 2008
  21. The 2nd Digital Filipino Web Awards - We Won!
  22. The Belo Medical Group blog wins Best Corporate Blog Award
  23. Mynimo Wins!
  24. RF Online Website won an award on Digital Filipino
  26. I Won the Blog-Professional Category in Digital Filipino Web Awards
  27. WCPhils site bags a DigitalFilipino Web Award!
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  32. We made it for the second year in a row!!
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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Winners: Digital Filipino Web Awards 2008

We would like to extend our congratulations to the following winners of the Web Awards 2008.

Most grateful to Bitstop Network Services, CashSense,, LocalPhilippines, and ChipIn donors for supporting this endeavor as sponsors.

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  1. Apparel / Fashion Category - Tesoro's Philippine Handicrafts and Barongs
  2. Art Category - Hiraya
  3. Association / Organization Category - Information Technology Association of the Philippines
  4. Auction / Shopping Portal Category - KabayanCentral
  5. Automotive Category - AutoIndustriya
  6. Beauty Category - Godiva
  7. Blog - Corporate Category - The Belo Medical Group Blog
  8. Blog - Personal Category - The D Spot
  9. Blog - Professional Category - Tech at Hand
  10. Books Category - OMF Literature
  11. Community Category - TipidPC
  12. Computer / Consumer Electronics Category - Villman Computers Philippines
  13. Consumer Banking / Bills Payment Category - Philippine National Bank
  14. Corporate / Professional Category - Syntactics
  15. Events / Conferences Category - WordCamp Philippines
  16. Financial Services Category - Absolute Traders
  17. Food Category - Filipino Recipes
  18. Games Category - RF Online Philippines
  19. Gifts Category - Express Regalo
  20. Guides / Review Category -
  21. Home Furnishings / Improvement Category - Philippine Interior Design & Feng Shui Tips
  22. Jobs / Employment Category - MyNimo
  23. Magazine Category -
  24. Music / Movie/ Film Category - TitikPilipino
  25. Newspaper Category -
  26. Pharmaceuticals Category - GlaxoSmithKline Philippines
  27. Podcast Category - The Daily PCIJ
  28. Politics Category - Filipino Voices
  29. Real Estate Category - BF Homes Properties
  30. School / University Category - De La Salle University - Manila
  31. Services Category -
  32. Social Networking Category - GreatPinoy!
  33. Tourism Category - Cebu CeBoom CeBlog
  34. Travel Category - Philippine Airlines
The simple recognition ceremony was held last November 5, Wednesday, 1 pm to 5:30 pm at the Taste Asia, Mall of Asia, Pasay City. Many thanks to Aileen Apolo for referring us to the said venue.

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

We hope you'll continue supporting us next year.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Local Philippines signed up as donor sponsor

Our big thanks to for signing up as a donor sponsor for the Web Awards. is your travel buddy to the Philippines, showing you, the traveler, that there are in fact more than 7,107 destinations. The site has a pool of researchers/fieldworkers who will check out the places and attractions first, and give you the real deal about the place or event. No fancy, no frills. Now, go and discover the Philippines through LocalPhilippines!

Testimonial for Web Awards

Here are some of the testimonials we received from our 2007 winners.

(Inset in photo from left to right: Rose Geronimo, Albert Gavino, Lemuel Cabia (holding the award), Kyle Francia and Vea Alvaro)

"We would like to thank Digital Filipino for granting us the award on Education Category last year. This award has given us credibility and quality assurance on the implementation of business development and e-commerce to our web site. " - Lemuel Cabia, Web Manager, De La Salle University, Manila.

"We are proud to be a part of the Digital Filipino Web Awards. As the digital divide narrows, so does the great divide in socio-economic empowerment, and this is where Digital Filipino is best validated with its unflinching support for and the promotion of a Filipino Internet Community. We believe the Digital Filipino Web Awards honors thus, the best of the sites and services that are truly, profoundly impacting the Filipino’s quality of life." - Junie Agcaoili, Director for Corporate Communications,

"Having won the 2007 Digital Filipino Award for the Gifts Category has been an honor and a privilege for We thank those who have shown their confidence in us and voted for us as this eventually led to our being chosen as ADOC's 2007 Best ICT Practice from the Philippines. These recognitions make us proud and at the same time they also come as a challenge for us to continuously improve our service. More power to Digital Filipino!" - Reggie Bundang, Owner,

"Winning the 2007 DigitalFilipino award for best government website has been a great honor and encouraged us to push the envelop and work harder to make our website live up to the lofty standards that DigitalFilipino has set. It has truly been a memorable, enriching and noble event - keep it up, it will go a long way in promoting digital excellence in the field of website development in our country and highlight the best of our local talents." - Lia M. Bautista, Head - Office of the Press Secretary - Information and Communications Technology Unit and Secretary General - International Media Office (Government Portal of Republic of the Philippines)

"Excitement and pride was what we felt when we learned that our group's website:
Philippine Herbal Medicine won in the Pharmaceuticals Category at the 2007 Web Awards. We especially thank Ms. Janette Toral, the board of judges and the Digital Filipino members for recognizing our efforts in disseminating information on the benefits of Philippine herbal medicine. This award has boosted our spirits and confidence immeasurably." Arnold Alvarez, Webmaster, Philippine Herbal Medicine

"It was definitely an honor to have been awarded the corporate category award last year. We thank Digital Filipino and all those who voted for our site. The award has given us as well much credibility and reputation for our capacity to deliver our services to the marketplace." - Stephanie Caragos, President & CEO, Syntactics.

To contribute a testimonial, just email digitalfilipino (at) gmail (dot) com with your name, position, company, testimonial, photo of you holding the trophy (or website screenshot showing the recognition).

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Thank you: ChipIn Donors

Last month, I installed a ChipIn widget for those who would like to contribute to the awards in their own way without taking the sponsorship path.

Many thanks to the following:

Saturday, November 1, 2008

November 5: DigitalFilipino Web Awards Ceremony

The DigitalFilipino Web Awards Ceremony will be happening on November 5, Wednesday, 12 pm to 8 pm at Taste Asia, Mall of Asia (beside SM Hypermarket).

In addition to club members, this event is exclusive for those who submitted entries, 2007 winners, this year finalists and winners of the DigitalFilipino Web Awards.

The agenda for the day are as follows: (still subject to change)

12:00 - 1:00 Registration (Lunch to be serve)
1:00 - 1:30 Introduction by Club Members

1:30 - 2:00 Lessons Learned on What Makes a Great E-Commerce Website (Janette Toral)

2:00 - 2:20 Promoting and Doing Business Online (Aileen Apolo, Google)

2:20 - 2:40 Winners announcement
2:40 - 3:00 Web Analytics - Managing for Success of Web Sites (Bitstop Network Services)

3:00 - 3:20 Winners announcement
3:20 - 3:40 Online Remittance and E-Commerce for Business (Cashsense)

3:40 - 4:00 Winners announcement
4:00 - 4:20 Sponsor Talk (become one)

4:20 - 4:40 Winners Announcement
4:40 - 5:00 Sponsor Talk (become one)

5:00 - 5:20 Winners Announcement
5:20 Group Picture, Networking, Cocktails

Club members are requested to confirm their attendance for food count purposes.

Interested non-members are requested to sign up as a member prior to November 5 and confirm attendance for food count purposes.

There are three types of membership: Individual, SME, Corporate.

We hope you can join. Thank you.

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Janette Toral is the site owner of She is the lead trainer of the Certified E-Commerce Specialist, Entrepreneur, Professional Program. More info at She is an Executive Director, Certified Coach, Speaker, Behavioral Analysis Consultant, Youth Facilitator, and Trainer with The John Maxwell Team She is a Certified Executive Coach and Certified TEAM Coach with Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching. She is a Fascinate Certified Advisor with Fascinate Inc.