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I never expected this! (char) I’m so happy that after a year of setting up this travel blog, I got 2 nominations from one of the country’s prestigious blog awards, The Philippine Blog Awards.
The Travelling Feet was considered as one of the finalists for the Philippine Blog Awards 2011 Visayas leg where my fellow Pinoy Travel Blogger RV Escotron of Valencia, Negros Oriental was hailed as the Philippine Blog Awards 2011 Visayas Best Travel Blog during the awarding ceremonies held last November 12, 2011 at Silay City, Negros Occidental.
Two weeks after, fellow friend, The Travel Teller Olan Emboscado won the Philippine Blog Awards 2011 Mindanao Best Travel Blog during the awarding ceremonies held at General Santos City last November 26, 2011.
To add icing to this yummy surprise cake, The Travelling Feet was also included on the list of Finalists for Travel Category in the National Level! 😀 The mere thought of being included as one of the Best Travel Blogs in a national category gave me goosebumps. I am very honored to be included in that list along with other distinguished travel bloggers nationwide. The best part is almost all of the nominees are my “cyber” travel friends as we share a common awesome travel group in Facebook, the Pinoy Travel Bloggers (PTB).
And on PBA 2011’s final installment and most celebrated awards night which was held last December 3, 2011 at the Carlos P. Romulo, RCBC Plaza, Makati City, one of my idols, Christian Lucas Sangoyo of Lakad Pilipinas went home with 6 nominations and 2 astig awards – the Philippine Blog Awards 2011 Luzon Best Travel Blog and the Philippine Blog Awards 2011 Luzon Best Photo Blog.
It was the dynamic duo of Bisaya friends Chichi Bacolod and Lois Yasay of We are Sole Sisters, corporate slaves turned backpackers after they quit their 5-yr high paying jobs to go on a backpacking trip across SouthEast Aisa, who bagged the award as the BEST TRAVEL BLOG for 2011 – National Level. Way to go girls! 😉
Since I was Cebu-based, I failed to join and support my co-travel bloggers in cheering each for our friends. Am just glad that the PTB Bagets, the best ridiculously cracked, wacky, rowdy yet sane and passionate “young” Pinoy travel
rascals bloggers, were there and became the official cheering squad of every fellow Pinoy Travel Blogger who got nominated. Love you guys!!!
Thank you to the Philippine Blog Awards for continuing to recognize each blogger’s hard work! Kudos to you guys! To all of those nominated in PBA 2011, Mabuhay tayong lahat! To the winners, CONGRATULATIONS!!! 😀
P.S. Thank you to the person who took this video, if not for you, we wouldn’t know how barangay level the cheers of the PTB Bagets were that night. nyahaha 😉
To see the complete list of this year’s winners, click here.
So, without further delay, please allow me to paste this one here now 😉
Congrats Doi! I agree with you na being a finalist already felt like you’ve won. Talagang kasali ako sa post ha hehe salamat!
San ka nakakuha nung pinaste mo jan? wala kasi ako na receive na ganyan eh kaya gumawa na lang ako ng sarili ko haha
np Christian! ganyan talaga basta fan 😉 congrats uli! hahaha. alin dun sa mga pinaste ko? parang marami ata yun 😆
yung nasa pinaka ilalim, yung PBA Finalist na badge hehe (may masking tape pa haha)
LOL. dun ko sya kinuha sa sidebar ni ed. right click mo lang tapos open image in new tab. you will get the the 300×300 ata na badge ^_^
I am so proud of you Doi!
Winner ka pa din for us! 🙂
Congratulations girl, you deserve it. :))
thank you Brenna! see you soon! 😀
Doy! Congratz! When man ang bangka ani for this great blessing? heheheh kitakits again!
hahaha. thanks cille! lista lang sa! 😉
doi!!!! congrats hahaha ang saya saya nung gabi na yun…kami lang ata maingay dun sa auditorium hahaha
hahaha, di naman halata unkabogable ang ingay nyo that night. slight lang! nyahaha
Congrats Doi, all your hardwork and passion bout traveling and writing paid off.
thank you Marky! 🙂
Congrats Doi! Ang mahanay as one of the great travel bloggers is really an honor… you deserve it…
It’s Andie of http://www.theviewingdeck.com took the video…
thansk mervz! hope to meet you someday. congrats din sa iyo! 😀
ptb rascals. ok to ah. hahaha… ingay nga ng ptb. united sa gabing yon. congratulations doi! cheers to years of travel! kasama na dito ang pinatubo trip next year.
hehehe. thanks Dom! Congrats to you too! 😀 looking forward to that trip next year 😉
I think I failed to mention you and LAKWATSERA de Primera when I posted my good luck wishes last time.ay si Ed din. But your blogs are some of the few blogs I admire and recognize and regularly read. National Level!!!naman. All the nominees are well deserving. Ang stiff ng laban ha.congratulations Doi.Ikaw na!!!:D
wow! thanks Anton! 😉 di sya stiff para saken 😆 coz alam ko sila lang nag laban2x. happy lang ako at napasama ako sa list ng nominees sa national level. kahit yun lang, winner na ako 😀
congrats doi! nabasa ko nga sa isang blog na finalist ka.good job
thank you chris! hope to meet you one of these days! 😀
congrats doi! next year na naman! hehe
thanks ed! congrats pud!
What a year for you Doi! Congrats! You deserves it!
thanks mitch! ^_^
Though this greetings can be considered a bit late, Congrats pa japon. Been busy this time. :-).
thank you bonzenti! 😀
congrats diay doiiiii!!!! wohooooo!
hehehe. thanks verns! 😀
Now ko lang to nabasa Doi. Congratulations. More happy trails for us this 2012.
congratulations din sayo Olan! Happy Travels this 2012 too! 😀