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Acceptance Speech: Top Video Posts and Podcasts for 2010

Winston Almendras accepting the award for RiaJose.com
Winston Almendras accepting the award for RiaJose.com

Last Sunday, I was awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards with the Top Video Posts and Podcasts for 2010. I was not able to attend the awards ceremony but my friend, Winston, accepted the award for me. The award is for Podcast 6: Being Friends with the Ex.

Here is the speech I was supposed to deliver when I accept the award:

Thank you to the Plurkers, Facebook friends, and blog commenters who inspire me with new topics and issues to discuss! Thank you to my relatives and friends who listen to my endless blabbing! I share this award with my badet friends Kring and Poyt. I also share this award with the boys and men who broke my heart and help me get insights for good podcast topics. Daghang salamat!

Thank you to the Philippine Blog Awards, Inc for recognizing the best and brightest of the Philippine blogosphere! I know what you’re doing isn’t hard and it’s not for personal gain of profit. Many, many thanks!

I would also like to thank my colleagues at Avatar Media, Davao Bloggers, and Mindanao New Media who inspire me everyday to be a better blogger and person! May we continue to work hard and do well in presenting Mindanao to the world.

Congratulations to Kring and Jimmy who also got awards for the same special category! Kring, alam mo naman ikaw ang idol ko when it comes to vlogging. And Poyt, asan na ang badet podcasts mooo?

I hope that this award will push me to blog more and better and make better and more informative and entertaining podcasts. Suggestions for topics?

Photo courtesy of BloggerManila.com.

Congratulations to GenSan News Online Mag!

Avel Manansala
Best Travel and Destination Blog - Mindanao 2010: GenSan News Online Mag

This PBA 2010 Best Travel and Destination Blog for Mindanao is GenSan News Online Mag by Avel Manansala of General Santos City. Avel has been blogging since 2007. Since then, he has won awards, organized blogging workshops and summits, and founded the Soccsksargen Bloggers.

His blog, GenSan News Online Mag covers a wide range of topic from events to politics, from personalities to food, all about General Santos City and the Soccsksargen region. Soccsksargen stands for South Cotabato, Cotabato City, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, and General Santos City. All of these cities and provinces are part of Region 12.
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Vote for Life with Ria

I am officially a finalist in the PBA 2009 Bloggers’ Choice Special Award. Voting for the National Category is closed, but you can still vote from me in the Mindanao Category. The complete instructions are at this LINK.

But in case you don’t want to visit the PBA 2009 site… here’s how:

To vote you must be a FILIPINO blogger and must have established a blog before JUNE 2009.
To vote for a blog, we REQUIRE you to make a post that expresses which blog you are voting for.
After making your post, fill out and submit the VOTERS’ FORM.

***Important Note:
a. Every blogger can only vote for one Bloggers’ Choice entry. Duplicate votes will be invalid.
b. Make sure that you provide the correct link to your post for us to qualify your vote.
Vote for the blogger of your choice here.

The voting period:
NATIONAL: October 1, 2009 9:00 in the morning to October 7. 2009 10:30 in the evening.
VISAYAS and MINDANAO: October 1, 2009 9:00 in the morning to October 14, 2009 10:30 in the evening.

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Bloggers' Choice Special Award

Hi there readers!

Yes, it’s me, the one and only Diyosa Maria “Ria” A. Jose. I am expressing my intent to join the Philippine Blog Awards 2009 Bloggers’ Choice Special Award (NATIONAL [and Mindanao, if possible]).

Why?

Because I want to. It’s a special award that involves bloggers voting their choice of blogger who will get the award. Last year my special friend slash fake boyfriend Chairell Winston “Batang Yagit” Almendras, won the award. I believe I can win it this year. Libre naman mangarap diba?

I have been blogging for a long time, and have been maintaining a lot of bloggers. Last year, I had 12 nominations but didn’t win anything. Guess I’m one of the better bloggers but not the best at any of my niches. LOL!

So this year, I’m gunning for the Bloggers’ Choice Award. I am joining using this blog, but also in behalf of the more than 10 other blogs I own, maintain, and manage.

Nananawagan po ako sa lahat ng aking mga kamag-anak (there’s at least 3 of you who blog), kaibigan (ang dami niyo promise), taga-hanga (sana meron kahit isa), at kung sinu-sino pang mga bloggers na maaaring bumoto sa akin, suportahan at iboto niyo po ako para sa ikagaganda at ikakabuti ng Pinoy Blogosphere. BOW! 🙂

The voting process has not started yet but it will soon. 🙂

Manalo, matalo… diyosa pa rin ako. 😛

With love,

MARIA A. JOSE 😉

PS I am officially a finalist in the PBA 2009 Bloggers’ Choice Special Award. Voting for the National Category is closed, but you can still vote from me in the Mindanao Category. The complete instructions are at this LINK.

But in case you are lazy… here’s how:

To vote you must be a FILIPINO blogger and must have established a blog before JUNE 2009.
To vote for a blog, we REQUIRE you to make a post that expresses which blog you are voting for.
After making your post, fill out and submit the VOTERS’ FORM.

***Important Note:
a. Every blogger can only vote for one Bloggers’ Choice entry. Duplicate votes will be invalid.
b. Make sure that you provide the correct link to your post for us to qualify your vote.
Vote for the blogger of your choice here.

The voting period:
NATIONAL: October 1, 2009 9:00 in the morning to October 7. 2009 10:30 in the evening.
VISAYAS and MINDANAO: October 1, 2009 9:00 in the morning to October 14, 2009 10:30 in the evening.

VOTE NA! NOW NA!

My PBA 2008 Thank You Speech

Last year, I was nominated for several categories, but wasn’t even a finalist in any. I told myself, I’d be a finalist this year. And quickly forgot about that goal.

But lo and behold, this year, three of my blogs were finalists for various categories. One blog which I am part owner of was also a finalist, and was, in fact, up against my other blog. Six of my posts were also finalists. I submitted entries for two sponsor awards. That give me around 12 chances to win. But I didn’t win. NADA!

Nonetheless, I would like to thank the following people: