Friday, September 25, 2009

I'm A Finalist For PBA 2009 Best Filipino Abroad Blog

this boy employed his unique tactic... he removed his short
halfway the bamboo pole to remove the grease,
and put some dirt on the pocket...
unfortunately, he dropped his shorts..
together with the dirt....
pinoy ingenuity at work here...

Whew! I am incredibly surpirsed!

Is this for real? Ever has been so nice to inform me that Palipasan is shortlisted as a finalist in the Special Award: Best Filipino Abroad Blog of the 2009 Philippine Blog Awards.

My overwhelming gratitude to Kenjie and family of Thoughtskoto for the faith they have shown in me for nominating Palipasan, it was funny that I can still recall that I have to ask Kenjie on which blog category I should fit while I reading the nomination form. I wouldn't made it as a finalist if I hadn't been nominated.

I would not have been able to get as far as I have without the support and love from all you guys, to the Palipasan followers, readers and commentors. Palipasan's existence is because of YOU people who form part of my daily statistics, your clicks and peeks have been my bloodline for the last 8 months, Palipasan not about me, it is more about YOU, and I am sharing this achievement with YOU.

And to my OFW family, my wife and son who are with me in Doha, and my daughter from the Philippines, thank you for giving me that extra boost and confidence when entering this fantastic experience.

I share the same sentiment with Nebz as I was browsing the PBA Finalists roster, I was searching for familiar names like Kenjie, NJ, Blogusvox, Life Moto, Lord CM, RJ, Ruel and Azel. It would be much better if more KABLOGS members have been included in PBA 2009 finalists.

There are eleven finalists in this category and I must say that I am extremely honored to be listed up there along with those ten other amazing sites!

Congratulations to my Kablogs friends, to Nebz of Isla de Nebz, Chico of The Monologues of A Dessert Dude and Noel of Baul ni Noel as my co-finalist the same category. And to Ever of Pamatay Homesick as finalist for Best Filipiniana Blog.

To all of you, thank you so much. The past eight months was a very remarkable blogging period for me and Palipasan, and may this PBA 2009 event, as well as the PEBA 2009; bring a better and fruitful blogging experience to all the Filipino bloggers around the world.

The envelope gets opened on Friday, October 9th at PETA Theater, Quezon City, Metro Manila. Yes, it would be nice to win, but it’s true what they say: just being a finalist is a great honor.

I am proud to be a Filipino and an OFW.
Maraming salamat po.

Image and caption grabbed from Ucket's photostream.


  1. ASTIG!!!Nakita ko nga blog mo run pre, at ngayon hangad ko ang pagkapanalo mo o kaya'y isa sa mga KaBlogs...

    Lipad KaBlogs!!!Lipad!!! :)

  2. Nakakatuwa naman, parang "Lipad Darna Lipad" hahahaha.

    Well, I am crossing my fingers right now, pero mas masaya kung maraming KaBlogs ang nakasama tulad mo kaibigan, I was eager to see you sa list.

    A blessed weekend.

  3. Fantastic! Congratulations Pope..You deserve to be one of the finalists!

    Happy weekend.

  4. woohoooo...congrats Pope at congrats din sa iba pang KaBlogs Finalist...GoodLuck!:D

  5. @ RUEL

    Thank you sa pagbisita, mas masaya sana kung kasama ka.

    @ DETH

    Salamat sa pagbati, sama sa susunod mas maraming Kablogs ang makapasok sa mga ganitong uri ng patimpalak.

    God bless.

  6. You deserve such award bro. you have inspired many bloggers around the earth with your encouraging posts..

    As I told you last time
    DON'T STOP!!! :)

    Congratulation and God bless!

  7. @ Life Moto

    I will always remember those two words of encouragement from you my friend.

    You are one of the reason why I keep on writing.

    A blessed weekend to you,

  8. wow naman, congrats sa inyo.. good luck men!

  9. @ batang'henyo

    Salamat sa palagiang pagdalaw at pag-iiwan ng marka.

    Pagpalain ka kaibigan.

  10. @ roanne

    Salamat sa muling pagdalaw.

    Happy weekend.

  11. mabruk mabruk mabruk sadiq.....
    ibang level na po kayo...

  12. @ mightydacz

    Maraming salamat sa palakpak kaibigan.

    Dahil sa iyong pagbisita at pagiiwan ng marka, isa ka sa dahilan sa aking pananatili sa Blogsphere,

  13. "Yes, it would be nice to win, but it’s true what they say: just being a finalist is a great honor."

    TAMA! Kaya ngayon pa lang... CONGRATULATIONS, The Pope! o",)

  14. @ RJ

    Thank you so much for your continued support.

    Happy weekend bro.

  15. We love you The Pope, and your family. We are proud of you for being one of the Finalist of the PBA! We are happy for all KABLOGS finalist!

  16. @ Mr. Thoughtskoto

    This is a remarkable experience for me and Palipasan to be part of the PBA 2009 which will not be possible without your nomination, you really make me feel like a "real" blogger, me and my family deeply acknowledged the trust, encouragement and inspiration that you and your family bestowed on me and on the whole KABLOGS members, indeed, you are the guiding light of KABLOGS and PEBA.

    Maraming salamat po!

  17. Congratulations po sa inyong lahat!
    You truly are KABLOGS pride!

    You deserve to be there, as well as Tito Nebz, Chico, Noel & Kua Ever... harbatin nyo ang award! hahahaha!

  18. @ A-Z-E-L

    Maraming salamat sa pagbati, pero mas masaya sana kung kasama ka namin, mas makulay ang listahan ng PBA 2006.

    God bless.

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  20. Congrats! Galing naman! Mali ang kategoryang inaplayan ko!hahah! Dapat pala sa Filipino Abroad!


  21. Congrats Bro! Keep up the good work!

  22. wow naman! congrats sa pagiging nominado po! galing! apir!

    nga po pala, pa-update naman po ng URL ko sa blogroll niyo po to thanks po!

  23. Pope, congratulations! The feeling is mutual. Just to be a finalist is an honor in itself.

    Keep inspiring us.

  24. keep on popeting este posting/writing sir pope!

    congrats to all of YOU!

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  26. Pope you deserve it! Kudos! :)

  27. George, I forgot to mention in my post that Rey Asis of as also a Kablog and a PBA finalist.



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