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Winners of the Phil. Blog Awards for Mindanao 2011

Congratulations to the winners of the Philippine Blog Awards for Mindanao 2011!

Their names were announced during a riotous and fun-filled awarding ceremony presented by the Circle of Arts on Saturday, 7pm at the Bali Ballroom of the East Asia Royale Hotel.

Since most of the attendees just came from the day-long Blogfest Soccsksargen 2.0 at the next-door SunCity Suites, event organizer Chiclet Rillo made sure that the event will be one stress-free, laugh-out-loud experience for everyone.  And yes, she and hostest-with-the-mostest Donna Mae Congson of Kikaymuch.me did not disappoint.

Before each category winner was called, Donna Mae came out as different characters with matching production numbers; most notable are those involving Miss GenSan 2008 Romarie Cunanan (for the Beauty & Fashion Blog Category) and another one with three dancing waiters of the hotel (for the Food Blog Category).

Joining her as presentors were CameraHauz’s Joseph Chua Kao (for Photo Blog Category), Davao Bloggers Brendel Balaga & Lyle Santos (for Personal Blog Award), Blogfest Sox’s speakers Mae Paner & Flow Galindez (Tech Blog Category), GenSan Gazer Publisher Mandi Nicolas (Travel Blog Award), interior designer Rain Ramas & hilarious restaurateur Dimples Odi who came in as a sexy Donna Summer (Lifestyle Blog Award), GenSan Hotelier  Association Prexy Philip Pabelic (Food Blog Award) and GSC Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc. Executive Director Bench Tacumba.

The evening commenced with a sumptuous dinner co-hosted by our friends from the GSC Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Inc.  A 32-kg whole fresh tuna straight from the GSC Fishport satisfied the attendees craving for sashimi, courtesy of GenSan News Online Mag!

"THE 32-KG WHOLE TUNA GETTING READING FOR THE SASHIMI-ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BUFFET. PHOTO BY BERNIEMACK ARELLANO"

Here now are the winners of the Philippine Blog Awards for Mindanao 2011:

BEAUTY/FASHION BLOG:

Winner:
Chamimay on Flats (http://www.chamimayonflats.blogspot.com)
Blog Author: April Charmaine Dalguntas of Duncaan, Boalan, Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur

FOOD AND BEVERAGE BLOG:

Winner:
Eat’s Terrific (http://www.ormanmanansala.com)
Blog Author:  Orman Manansala of General Santos City.

"PBA PREXY JUNED SUNIDO, BEST FOOD BLOG AUTHOR ORMAN MANANSALA, PRESENTORS PHILLIP PABELIC OF GENSAN HOTELIER'S ASSOCIATION & GENSAN TOURISM ASSOCIATION'S KRING MACION."

LIFESTYLE:

Winner:
Lessons Of A Dad (http://www.lessonsofadad.com)
Blog Author:   Carlo Alado of  3520 Mabolo Rd., Xavier Estates Subdivision, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental

"PRESENTOR RAIN RAMAS, ILIGAN BLOGGER PAT NOEL OF THE ILIGAN CITY TOURISM OFFICE REPRESENTING BEST LIFESTYLE BLOG WINNER CARLO ALADO OF CDO & PRESENTOR DIMPLES ODI, OWNER OF NAUTI CHIC & LITTLE DUBAI

PERSONAL/DIARY:

Winner:
Anything Goes (http://www.sdumalay.blogspot.com)
Blog Author: Sheila Marie Dumalay of  64 Talisay St., Balite, Lagao, General Santos City, South Cotabato

"BEST PERSONAL BLOG WINNER SHEILA MARIE DUMALAY GIVES HER ACCEPTANCE SPEECH WHILE PRESENTORS DAVAO BLOGGERS LYLE SANTOS & BRENDEL BALAGA LOOK ON"

PHOTOBLOG:

Winner:
Lantaw (http://www.lantaw.blogspot.com)
Blog Author: Allan Barredo of  Koronadal City, South Cotabato

TECHNOLOGY:

Winner:
Geeky Faust (http://www.geekyfaust.info)
Blog Author:  Faust Haeja Crismel Principe of D. Ponce St., Davao City, Davao del Sur

"JUNED SONIDO OF PBA, BLOGFEST SPEAKER MAE PANER, BEST TECH BLOG WINNER FAUST PRINCIPLE OF DAVAO, BLOGFEST SPEAKER FLOW GALINDEZ, & BARILES."

TRAVEL BLOG:

Winner:
The Travel Teller (http://www.thetravelteller.com)

Blog Author: Rolan Emboscado of B42 L21 P2 Elenita Heights Subdivision, Davao City.

"JUNED SONIDO OF PBA, BEST TRAVEL BLOG AWARDEE OLAN EMBOSCADO, GENSAN GAZER MAGAZINE OWNER MANDI NICOLAS & BARILES"

Before the evening ended, Blogfest Presentor 2011 Dolefil through Ms. Gwynee Ebol announced the launching of the Search for the Best Blog Post on their CSR Program.  The competition rules will be released in a matter or days.

Sagittarius Mining Inc., another Blogfest Soccsksargen 2011 Presentor also launched their SMI Partner for Development Blog Award.  According to Corporate Relations Supervisor Arnold Cesar Romero, himself a nominee for the Best Personal Blog, the mechanics of the contest will be announced in a few days.

And yes, before we forget, yours truly was awarded with a Special Citation by the GSC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc…. an unexpected but very welcome surprise.  Felt like my four years of hard work as a blogger about GenSan has really paid off.  Thank you so much to our Chamber friends!

And as for the winners of the Philippine Blog Awards for Mindanao 2011, again “Congratulations” and keep on inspiring others through your blogs!  Mabuhay kayong lahat!

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About Avel Manansala

Avel Manansala aka Bariles, is a native of a bustling city down south of Mindanao Island. He is a consultant on Blogging, Social Media, and Marketing . He is co-founder and head of the SoCCSkSarGen Bloggers and manager of Google Business Group (GBG)- General Santos. You may add him to your circles on G+ - http://plus.google.com/+AvelManansala. If you need more info on any of these fields, please leave him a message.

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  1. sweet says:

    congratulations to the winners! =)

  2. Donna says:

    congratulations to all the winners… I also had fun hosting the event… super glad everyone had fun and just laughed the night away with me…

  3. glenn says:

    wow…congratz sir avel…keep gensanmag shining!!!

  4. sheng says:

    Baka pwedeng ma-edit yung name ni Faust, it’s Faust Principe, hehe. Thanks so much PBA for the trust and confidence you have given all the winners! That was a very unexpected win. Kudos to everyone behind the scenes!

  5. Faust says:

    Congratulations to all the winners, you all deserve a round of big applause! many thanks to the sponsors, speakers and attendees during the event.. Thank you soxbloggers for making this event possible, I wish and hope that the next WordCamp be held in Gensan… Cheers ^_^

  6. Ria Jose says:

    Wow! Congratulations to the winners and to the bonggang organizers! 🙂

  7. Ianemv says:

    @Donna.. We enjoyed your hosting kahit na putol yung “nobody, nobody” na number mo 😀 Ay, bitin! na lang reaction ng audience

  8. Lyle says:

    It was a very fun night. Donna really wowed the crowd. Congratulations to all the winners and of course, kudos to Avel, Orman, and the SOX Bloggers for another successful event.

  9. cherry says:

    I would like to question the credibility of lantaw for winning the best photoblog since he posted a same picture with another photoblog from http://roadworthyman.com/.
    This is the photo posted by LANTAW dated 11/16/2011:
    http://www.lantaw.blogspot.com/2011/11/manila-kalesa-by-crossroads.html

    while this is the photo posted by http://roadworthyman.com/ dated 09/14/2011:
    http://roadworthyman.com/2011/09/14/kalesa-at-night/

    Based on the dates the photos were posted, it is obvious that http://roadworthyman.com was ahead than LANTAW. I hope you’ll find judgment with this as the originality of photo posts are being questioned here.

    THANK YOU!!!!

    1. bariles says:

      @cherry, if you just look closely, those are two different photos shot at different times. I don’t see anything wrong with using the same subject. It is clear that Lantaw’s version is his own shot too. And yes, he was judged a winner based on the totality of the content and appearance of his blog.

  10. congrats to all winners! 🙂

  11. OLAN says:

    super dooper thanks. 🙂


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