Wazzup Pilipinas Wins Consecutive Awards

Wazzup Pilipinas Most Outstanding Filipino Community Blog Site Trophy and Certificate

Wazzup Pilipinas wins as Most Outstanding Filipino Community Blog Site of 2013, a national award conferred by the National Customers’ Choice Annual Awards for Business Excellence to selected companies and personalities “for its excellence in reputation, experience, brand integrity, product quality, and trust in customers’ service.

Several companies and personalities that were recognized as excelling in their respective businesses from many different categories attended the grand event. Companies responsible for popular brands like Fila, EQ Diapers, and many others. Notable personalities that were also awarded were Vice Mayor of Manila Isko Moreno and Senator Chiz Escudero. Special guest speaker and performer, as well as an awardee, was comedienne and stage performer Giselle Sanchez. Also providing entertainment were The Angelos, and the Halili Cruz Ballet Company dancers.

The awarding ceremony was held at the Armed Forces of the Philippines Commissioned Officers’ Club (AFP-COC) Tejeros Hall located inside Camp Aguinaldo Quezon City last January 23, 2014.

The National Customers’ Choice Annual Awards for Business Excellence strives to make the public aware of top-ranked professionals, companies, products, brands, and service providers in various categories by conducting an independent market research survey that is statistically accurate. Through the recognition, the Awards aim to motivate these companies and individuals to continue raising the bar of excellence for the benefit of the customers. Award recipients are not selected by a panel of judges, but were chosen by you…the customers!

The award committees were composed of the National Customers’ Choice Council, National Marketing Research Council, Customers’ Choice Magazine, and Philippines Events Specialist and Marketing Services Co Ltd. The awards were formally handed over by Awards Committee Chairwoman Ma. Clarissa R. Lopez-Odilao, head of the National Marketing Research Council.She was joined by Ms. Racquel Estrella Curbello, Ms. Sani Domalaon Pigon, and Ms. Elain Estrada.

 Wazzup Pilipinas Most Outstanding Filipino Community Blog Site Ross Del Rosario

Ross Del Rosario, Founder and Editor of Wazzup Pilipinas, proudly accepted the award for the online community composed of passionate and uber-creative bloggers that is partnered with the Tourism Promotions Board of the Department of Tourism (DOT), the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), and several other brands and events as their online media partner and brand ambassador.

Wazzup Pilipinas plays an active role in promoting everything that is happening in the Philippines that are of interest to all, especially the Filipinos. This includes events announcements and press releases coming from both private and public organizations in the Philippines. The online community provides promotion for events and brands through their blogs and social media accounts and also covers the actual events to experience them personally.

It was only last September 2013 that Wazzup Pilipinas was recognized as one of the Top Ten Emerging Influential Blogs of 2013 by DigitalFilipino.com, an online organization headed by Ms. Janette Toral, now known as the Mother of E-Commerce. The recognition, on its 7th run, was an annual writing project that seek to identify new and emerging blogs who are making an impact to its readers last 2013. The blogs chosen were those that were gradually gaining a considerable amount of readership, following, influence and fascinating the reader in various ways. The bloggers behind them established the blog for various reasons such as expression of thoughts, sharing of knowledge and insight, building a movement, events reporting or coverage, and some for profit.

Wazzup Pilipinas Most Oustanding Filipino Community Blog Site Awarding

Wazzup Pilipinas is now also announcing that it will be given recognition as the Best Filipino Community Blog Site to be conferred this time by the Golden Globe Annual Awards for Business Excellence.

The Golden Globe Annual Awards for Business Excellence also recognizes companies and personalities that have achieved business excellence. This Awards and Recognition program is a joint undertaking of Golden Globe Awards Council, National Data Research Examiner and Marketing Services, Inc., Philippine Best Companies.com Inc., SINAG News Magazine, and SINAG Foundation, Inc. The Awards Council believes that companies striving for top-notch quality of business performance are those that exemplify business excellence and reap success. Awarding will be held at 6 pm on March 22, 2014 at the Centennial A Grand Ballroom of the Manila Hotel.

Wazzup Pilipinas, the self-proclaimed National Blog of the Philippines, proudly turns 1 year old this March 2014, and what a better way to celebrate but at the historically fabulous Manila Hotel. March 22 will be sort of a double celebration for the fastest-growing and most dynamic online community!

The Top Ten Emerging Influential Blogs of 2013

Top Ten Emerging Influential Blogs of 2013

Congratulations to the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs 2013 recognized last Saturday at the #dimsummit.

As they didn’t had ample time for presentation, the winning blogs / bloggers will be invited to share their blog story via webinar on September 29 (Sunday) 5 pm.

Details and link to join can be found at http://www.influentialblogger.net/2013/09/winners-top-10-emerging-influential.html (thank you writing project participants for recognizing new blogs making great waves out there.)

As chosen by bloggers who participated in this writing project, the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2013 are:

Photo credits to Miss Janette Toral of Digital Filipino.

FTW. Social Media

ftw social media

SOCIAL MEDIA EXERCISE (Online Interaction) for classroom exercise


1.    Like the following articles below located at the Wazzup Pilipinas and Pinoy Tekkie blogs by going to the following URLs or website addresses (http://www.pinoytekkie.blogspot.com and http://www.wazuppilipinas.blogspot.com). Listed below are the complete URLs of the articles. You may search for the topic using the “Search This Blog” search box.

2.    Post  your “complete name” when signing or logging in. Create a Google or Gmail user account if you still do not have one.

3.    Post the reasons on why you agree, or disagree, on the point of view of the author by commenting on the Comments section under the articles. Share to the author your own perception about the issues being discussed.


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Curiosity Has Landed On Mars

NASA’s rover Curiosity has successfully landed on planet Mars.

Curiosity is on a two-year mission to the red planet to investigate whether it has previously harboured life.

According to a NASA statement, the rover, built at a cost of 3 billion, landed in the evening of 5 August, and captured a series of low-res images upon its arrival.

High-resolution colour images are expected to be sent in the next few days.

Scientists at the lab were jubilant at the landing and embraced each other in joy. “We’re on Mars again, and it’s absolutely incredible. It doesn’t get any better than this,” said NASA administrator Charles Bolden.

Sustainable Retreat

Global warming is “the response of our outraged planet”.

The planet is trying to restore its equilibrium and all the protocols, summits, and concepts developed so far are simply a vain attempt to control this Earth self-regulating system.

An abrupt and climatic shift is unavoidable.

Sustainable development is a contradiction and its time has been passed already. We have come to a time where development is no longer sustainable and therefore we need to retreat.

Man’s idea of progress has become an obsession, a sort of drug, which “may kill if continued and kill if suddenly withdrawn”


Perks And Privileges In The Philippine Government

We have heard news about excessive bonuses and allowances given to upper management and executives of the Philippine government. Do not leave out also the perks and privileges given to these blessed individuals, examples of which may come disguised in the form of communication and office automation requirements like laptops, smartphones, tablets, and other high-tech gadgets and services, which are not only excessive but also redundant.

Corruption is an issue as old as governance itself. Filipinos therefore tend to be cynical about corruption in government. They are shocked that public officials are corrupt, although they may sometimes marvel at the magnitude of the thievery. Many have also started to accept it as part of the government culture because those who oppose or refuse to take part of the irregularities are alienated, reassigned, or worst, forcibly removed from office.

Now that the Aquino administration has been very determined to go after the perpetrators, more and more Filipinos are now raising issues about the effectiveness of government performance, the accountability of government institutions, and the transparency of government agencies. Many have also realized that democracy in itself does not ensue that government officials and institutions are immune to the corruption that plagued authoritarian regimes. The people should remain vigilant and keep a constant watch because there still exists many who can’t wait to get their idle hands on “evil” opportunities.

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