The search for the “Best Cebu Blogs” is conducted by an independent award-giving body that actually started in 2008 with Mark Monta, a Cebu-based blogger. Its objective is to “recognize the existence and relevance of blogging in Cebu’s local online scene.”
Furthermore, it also “aspires to augment Cebu bloggers’ influence in the general cyber community world.” This awarding body also “focuses on pooling the Top 10 Blogs with excellent and relevant content that promotes everything about Cebu to the world.”
For this year, 20 finalists have already been chosen from out of the many nominations received by the Best Cebu Blogs 2010 Team.
GenSan News Online Mag would like to recognize the efforts of Mark Monta and his team for being able to come up and sustain this yearly competition which encourages Cebuanos not only to blog but to blog well. Cebu-based bloggers are some of the better English writers that we have but they also have good writers in their native Cebuano.
Bariles is indebted to Team Best Cebu Blogs 2010 for the distinction of helping them out with this annual task along with two other bloggers from Luzon (Azrael Deasis Coladilla) and the Visayas (Stanley Cabigas). Bariles graduated from the University of the Philippines College in Cebu where he was a National State Scholar of the DepEd, and has since considered the island as his 2nd home (Cagayan de Oro being his 3rd).
Here then are the 20 Finalists of the “Best Cebu Blogs 2010”:
Aika Baylon of galleca.blogspot.com
Andrew “Doyzkie” Buenaviaje of pigginoutsessions.blogspot.com
Bert Padilla of cebutechblogger.com
Drake Danaviir Cataluña of drakieness.blogspot.com
Edcel Ceniza/Sheena Darunday of thewanderingcouple.blogspot.com
Jason Karl S. Buhia of hungitcebu.com
Jaysee John Rosal Pingkian of jayseeblabs.blogspot.com
Jomar Lanorias Lipon of jomarlipon.blogspot.com
Karlota Murillo of karlotablogs.info
Kevin Ray Chua of kevinraychua.com
Leylan Romarate of mycebuphotoblog.wordpress.com
Mark Anthony Razonable of mrtambay.blogspot.com
Mary Angeli Bas of adventurouslei.com
Max Limpag of CebuRunning.com
Nike Enriquez Cagulada of hitwheels.blogspot.com
Paolo Berdin of whatpaoloeats.wordpress.com
Philip Andrew Mayol of cebufinest.com
Reynarose G. Trasmil of faithly.com
Ricky ‘Rabsin’ de la Cruz of finlust.blogspot.com
Shanette G. Mancao of diy-eats.blogspot.com
The winners of the “Best Cebu Blogs 2010” will be announced in simple ceremonies at Sugbutel Penthouse on December 12, 2010, from 4pm to 8pm.
Whew! This is a day after the “Blogfest Soccsksargen 2010“. If only Bariles could be present during the awarding, he would be ecstatic!