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RIGHTS v.2.0

September 19, 2008. UP College of Mass Communication, Media Center. 6.00 – 8.00 pm. Admission is Free.

RIGHTS v.2.0

RIGHTS v.2.0

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Vote for Malaya

The Greenpeace Name-a-whale competition is now on its final round. Out of the 11,000 entries, the names are just down to 30 possible whale names.

One of the entries that landed on the final 30 is Malaya which (we all Pinoys know) means Free in our (Filipino) language.

Malaya as of this writing has one percent (1%) total votes.

The voting ends on the 30th of November 2007 at 17:00 Amsterdam time.

So please vote for Malaya. Who knows, with all the Pinoy votes from all over the world, we might have a chance to call a humpback whale that is travelling on the Great Whale Trail as MALAYA.

Do not miss this chance of a lifetime. Vote for Malaya now and get our kababayans to vote too.

Thank you for voting Malaya.

Greenpeace: Name a whale competition

I received a WHALE MAIL from Greenpeace the other day. It was about Name a whale contest. Personally, I believe that coming up with a great whale name is worth your time, effort and creativity.

My entry for this contest is The Green Earth Whale. A fellow Filipino – Rain Cafirma from Ilocos suggested “Nam-nama” which according to her means “hope” in her native dialect.

If you are interested, please check the whale profiles here . To give you an idea of what others have suggested as the name of the whales should be, please click here.

Here is the full text of the Whale Mail:

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TokBox Me

TokBox LogoTokbox is the new, easy, simple and free way to communicate face to face on real time inside a web browser through Flash interface.

Unlike the most commonly used services that allow live video chat (yahoo, skype, or msn), there is no need for you to download any software (chat client) that eats up your precious hard disk space.

The only thing you need is to just sign-up at then they will create a link for you (a web page) and that is it. When you want to talk with anyone, just give them the link – they click and you chat.

Wait, should I mention that you need a web cam, a microphone, Internet connection and a computer! Just kidding.

Without forgetting your other needs, Tokbox makes it easy for you to put your TokBox on your social network profile, blog, or personal webpage. Anyone can come to your page and see a “Push to Talk” button. The click it and connect to you in real time using live video and audio.

Also, Tokbox does not require you and your friends to be online at the same time as it allows video mail message that you can retrieve later at the site. Recording video mail message is done right there at the Tokbox interface.

And, should you need to send a video message, Tookbox has an e-mail or share functionality that delivers your cute, nasty or whatever video message you have to anyone with an e-mail address.

So you want to try? Go ahead! Get your own TokBox at and TokBox me anytime as you wish at

For more information, please visit the TokBox Blog.

Congratulations to all!

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2007 Philippine Blog Awards, the finalists, the nominees, the organizers, the judges and everyone who made this activity possible.

It is somewhat funny that my bola ng tennis na butas and my small brain got nine(9) out of the fifteen(15) awards from the Main Category and Special Awards combined. Please see my list below and the final results.

NO, I did not have insider information similar to that of Martha Stewart.

How I came up with my list, please ask my butas na bola ng tennis and my little brain. Do you want to try?

Again, Congratulations to all!.


Philippines Blog Awards: The winners

So I was nominated in the Philippine Blogs Awards.

This is the first time I am announcing this news because all the while I thought I will be the run-away winner in all the categories I was nominated on: here and there and there. You might wonder why I am confident of winning. Simple. My blog has a huge following of about 10 people. My content is gibberish and I am following a different set of sentence contraction and contraption. and oh, my grammar is Oh full. The last but not the least, I am an Oh Ef DoubleU.

So, it really saddened me that my blog was part of the Final-alis because it was easy for me to conclude that I am/was not a Finalists. Likewise it was easy to assume (yes assumptions: 0-10 = 10 and satisficing, sa tagalog pwede na?? is not in the vocabulary of the judges.) that judges made a wise a decision of not including this blog else their names will be remembered forever as xyz. ha ha ha.

As a result of this sad development, the Saudi Stock market is falling thereby reducing my hidden wealth by as much as 20% putting me in another predicament along with Gloria Arroyo’s government, The State of Denial, which UN Raptorture (ano ba spelling noon?) wrote in in his report to the YouTube, este YouEnd body.

To get back at them, I am coming out with my list of winners using my bola ng tennis na butas – para masilip ko and the analytical capability of my small brain. This way I am pre-empting them of their duties (tama ba ito?) thus giving me the power to judge the good, the beautiful and whatever just like Raul Gonzales of the Department of Justice.

Without further gir-gir (talk) as they say here in this part of the world, here are the winners for the 2007 Philippine Blog Awards.

Main Category Awards

Personal: Misteryosa
Technology: The Cybercafe Experiment
Travel: Enroute and Ivan About Town
Entertainment: The Man Blog
Home & Living: Wifely Steps
Socio-Political: Far From Nuetral Notions
News & Media: Inside PCIJ
Business & Entrepreneur: Reflections of BizDrivenLife
Sports & Recreation: Vespinoy!
Fashion & Lifestyle: Beautynomics.Com
Photo Blog: Senor Enrique and Dubai Chronicles

Special Awards

Best Blog Design: Enroute
Best OFW Blog: Kwentong Tambay
Best Free Custom Theme: Papillon by Beng Hafner
Best Plugin / Extension: iPap by Markku Seguerra

Bloggers’s Choice Award for 2007

All them because I have only one vote and it is kind of hard to tally the vote in fractions or decimals even if I have 20 fingers with 3 dead fingernails. Wait, four yata. he he

Notice: Please do not take this post seriously. This is just a post of a Homesicks, vacation-bound (pag nakakuha agad ng booking) OFW. To other bloggers. you may still vote, I guess, for your favorite blogs and help them win the Bloggers’ Choice Award for 2007.

The Awards Night will be on 31 March 2007, 5pm at Podium 4, RCBC Plaza Auditorium in Makati City.

Congratulations to all the Finalists and the organizers and everyone behind the awards. Please do not cite me for contempt.

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iBlog3 – The 3rd Philippine Blogging Summit

iBlog3iBlog 3: the Philippines’ 3rd Blogging Summit will be held at the School of Economics Auditorium, in UP Diliman, Quezon City this April 13 and 14, 2007.

This event is organized by the University of the Philippines – Internet Society Program.

Attendance is FREE. Register now to save your seat! See the details here.