Uniting OFW Bloggers through 2nd International Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards
QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES, 29 DECEMBER 2009 – Over 37 OFW Bloggers from 21 countries are vying for the most coveted 2009 Best Expats/OFW Blog Awards. The Pinoy Expats/Overseas Filipino Workers Blog AWARD or PEBA, together with Nokia Philippines, is a search contest aimed to recognize and honor the exemplary work of blogging Pinoy Expats/OFW. The event entitled, “2nd Annual International PEBA Awards Night” on the 26th of December 2009, 6:00PM at the Ang Bahay ng Alumni Convention Hall, University of the Philippines, Quezon City with this year’s theme, “Filipinos Abroad, Hope of the Nation, Gift to the World”.
The primary advocacy of the organization is to present the blogs of our modern-day heroes and bring their creative talents to light, helping other Filipinos to understand and appreciate their plight, sufferings, thoughts, ideologies and stories that made the “Filipino worth dying for”. PEBA advocates the welfare of migrant workers through blogging, strengthening the freedom of speech and the right to information. OFWs are uniting to educate and inform the Filipino people while protecting their rights and safeguarding democracy of our nation.
This event would coincide with the International Pinoy Expats/OFW Photo Exhibits which is intended to be toured all over the Philippines to foster further awareness of the heroism of our OFWs. The awards night might be attended by last year’s winner Jim Paredes (based in Australia) and several significant 2010 political players would be invited to grace the event to discuss their agenda in addressing the plight of Filipino migrant workers.
The complete list of nominees can be found in www.pinoyexpatsblogawards.com including the details on how to vote for this year’s best OFW blog awards.
Felix Jigs G. Segre
Program Director, Public Relations and Media Affairs
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