PEBA was launched on July 1, 2008 to recognize the growing popularity of blogging among Filipino expatriates and OFW. Being expatriate bloggers ourselves, we’ve witnessed how expatriates artistically narrate their sob stories, stories of trials, opinionated posts about the Philippine politics, etc in their blogs. Thus we thought of recognizing their efforts – not with monetary reward but an award of some sort.
Considered as "Bagong Bayani" (new heroes), we believe we ought to hear their voices and amplify it for the world to hear.
PEBA’s rule is very simple. We asked the blogging community to nominate their favorite blogs; we select the top 10 from various locations around the world and honor the winners with award badges and widgets.
We have sought for help from both popular and emerging Pinoy bloggers blogging about OFWs. Not surprisingly, only a few heeded our call for assistance – most of them are working expats and newly-emerging in the blogosphere. Still, we pursued with the contest. What amazed us the most is the dedication of those people coming from all parts of the globe: Korea, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, and the USA. And the bond that ties us together: we are unknown OFWs wanting to help fellow OFWs. Aside from the couple, Pete Rahon, Lionel Gonzaga and Kerry Blair are Kenji and Shiela's partner in pursuing the project along with some minor sponsors who posted the project to their blogs.