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!

More Guidelines for Bloggers

First Laguna Blogging Summit

I hope that Bloggers will also follow these guidelines:

1. I shall scrupulously report and interpret the news, taking care not to suppress essential facts or to distort the truth by omission or improper emphasis. I recognize the duty to air the other side and the duty to correct substantive errors promptly.

2. I shall not violate confidential information or material given to me in the exercise of my calling.

3. I shall resort only to fair and honest methods in my effort to obtain news, photographs and/or documents, and shall properly identify myself as a representative of the press when obtaining any personal interview intended for publication.


2013 : Bloggers Traveling Into The Unknown?

into the sea


As the year 2102 finally bids farewell to us, I would like to make a very personal blog post about my observations towards the blogging community. I know I may be new and perhaps have not yet fully known or met the majority of bloggers but what I would be sharing is my first impressions based from what I have observed for the very few months I’ve mingled and worked with my fellow bloggers online and offline.

Many it seems are very passionate with their blogging in terms of being infront of their computers or mobile phones- 25 hours a a day and 8 days a week – with constant updates flooding our Facebook timeline. I can read all about their sighs, their frustrations, their joys and triumphs, etc.. Thanks to social media capable phones (and the free wi-fi Internet access in many establishments such as Burger King, SM and Ayala Malls, and many coffee shops in Metro Manila.

Many are also active attending events like four or more events per day – Wow! Talk about making blogging a fruitful career! Hataw talaga! Kumikitang Kabuhayang Swak na Swak! They get to attend several events, eat sumptuous food, get updated with latest product and services, and bring home plenty of tokens from the organizers. Its truly amazing a blogger can organize his or her schedule to fit several events in just one day.

Many are posting tons of photos on their social media accounts – hundreds of pictures highlighting the event and of course not to miss out on pictures of them rubbing elbows with the popular personalities!

However, I’ve also observed some habits which I believe are faults that may put a bad image on many bloggers (directly or indirectly involved with the issues). Read on!


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.


Help Me Create A New Bloggers Group!


Hey guys,

A few of my blogger friends has asked me to create our own group or network of bloggers that will be very different from the existing blogger groups which we believe are just too damn “complicated” and “inconvenient” for having too many restricting rules or requirements, and just existing primarily to become a means to get more hits or higher page ranks.

I understand the necessity for “law and order”,and the need to promote our blogs to stardom, but many are complaining its making blogging less fun and …well…a bit taxing for us who are just blogging for fun, as a past time, as a hobby, as a part-time productive means to spend…. or waste time, etc., and “not entirely” for profit, page rank, number of page views or hits, or even fame and recognition. We just want to blog and be happy with it, not deal with the complexities of comments exchange (and the likes) and learn to “police” or “discipline” ourselves to become professional and dependable bloggers.

To be fair, transparent and open to all, with no deception or trying to outdo each other. Our aim is to become a more united, with less issues and grievances, and helping each other out to excel and work well with PRs and clients who require our help and services.

Gone are the days when blogs are meant to express and not to impress? I hope not!

So could you help me out on your perception of an ideal bloggers group and how it should be laid out, and a great and descriptive name we should call the group?

Thanks, and let me know if you wish to join this group.

The Best Dim Sum House in Cebu is Now in Manila

The favorite dim sum house in Cebu is now in Manila

Dimsum Break has just officially opened its very first branch in Manila located at the 3rd floor of SM Annex of SM City North EDSA with its grand launch a few days ago. The ribbon-cutting ceremonies were attended by corporate guests, members of the media and bloggers. There was also a dragon dance to drive away the evil spirits, and the best is the free-tasting of their very popular fried and steamed dim sums.


Are You Always a “Foodie” Blogger ?

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I noticed I’ve been also taking pictures of the food served to us whenever I attend events or any activities that is not really about the food. Like some are saying that before we just used to pray before eating our meals, now we pray and take pictures before the “sumptuous” act.

I am really a food blogger, but I still wouldn’t know what to say – the way prominent food bloggers say it that would increase your appetite not just by looking at the pictures but also by the “yummy” words and how they say it. Delectable, delicious, sumptuous, mouth-watering, etc.
Teach me how to say it, please!….or should I just tease you with the pictures of the many delectable food.

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