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Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Good Evening Ladies and gentlemen, friends and pals, Kablogs and mates, fellow netizens in the world and to all the OFW’s and Pinoy Expats around the world. From our humble home in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, in behalf of the men and women behind the Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards we would like to present to you the winners of the PEBA Badge/Banner Making Contest.
 Magbibigay muna ako ng konting speech before the drum rolls.
 A few hours ago, two of my partners in PEBA sat in a round table discussion at the Sen Blas Ople Policy Center at Manila Philippines regarding the 137 Bus Drivers stranded in Dubai. The Thoughtskoto family, my friends in PEBA, and my associates in KABLOGS strongly condemns any illegal recruitment na nagsasamantala sa mga kababayang Filipino na walang hangad kundi ang makaalis ng bansa at makaahon sa hirap, at mabigyan ng magandang kinabukasan ang mga mahal sa buhay.
 The Blas Ople Center through my partners promised to support and sponsors the 2009 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards. My other partner also is currently in Manila processing the papers Insha-Allah (God Willing) for our SEC Registration and PEBA incorporation. One of the famous journalist and editor and online blogger, Ellen Tordesillas also displayed the banner of Support for PEBA.

 Ang munting pangarap ay patuloy na lumalaki at naggagain ng suporta. Maraming maraming salamat sa tiwala at pagsustain. Maraming salamat sa lahat ng OFW at Expats sa lahat ng sulok ng mundo. Maraming salamat mula sa kaibuturan ng aming puso.
 Now we go back to the winners…Let me speak on a personal note a few lines about this 6 wonderful people. I feel a sense of gratitude to all of you for joining and taking part in our first PEBA badge/banner making contest.
 Thank you Nebz, you are a wonderful and refine person. You have a kind heart, and a wise mind. Next year, sa ayaw mo at sa gusto, I am going to take your support to the PEBA Team. Next year the scope will be bigger and wider, that I will definitely need your support. If you guys are unaware, you can see the banner up there, the PEBA Banner is a donation from NEBZ. Thank you so much!
 Thank you Charl, this kind and heartwarming father is witty and yet sound in understanding. Please pakisabi sa panganay mo, hindi ka man makakabili ng kotse, you’ll bring the honor naman with you. Thank you. I can honestly say you are a blogger by heart, and a friend for life. Please prepare your entry for PEBA. Hehe, Sali ka na naman dun, may botohan na naman eh.
 Thank you Azel, you take your art work by heart, and you come up strong and credible. You have so much potential and thanks for sharing them to us.
 Thank you Jee, you’re definitely the youngest and the prettiest among the designers, hehehe, and definitely one of the freshest blogger too. But you showed to the world that you are willing to share in support for a worthy cause. Please join again the PEBA contest, nothing is really over until you stop trying.
 Thank you Marlon, for your kind words for the OFW’s and for joining our contest. You are the only designer who is not an OFW/Expats but you still come out your way in support for PEBA. Maraming salamat!
 Thank you Tutubi, you just join the blogosphere two months ago, so being the youngest blogger, I am grateful enough for your entry. You didn’t win, but you will be forever part of the PEBA as we inscribe our history daily.
 And these are the final and official winners of the 2009 PEBA Badge/Banner Making Contest 
4th Place Design No. 4 by JEE
 “Good and easily readable fonts, not too many extravagant and complicated effects. In short, simple but it gets the job done.”
“nice and clean lay out  but there's a feel of something is missing the text very small”
“Very simple and can realte easily on the totality of the badge, but need proper color hues.”
  3rd Place Design No. 1, 5, and 6 by
Nebz, (voted once as the No. 1 by a judge, and No. 4 in the Poll)
 “Simple, clean but the design lacks the impact to give the message or the theme ““Filipino’s Abroad: Hope of the Nation, Gift to the World.”
 Marlon  (voted once as the No. 1 by a judge)
 “The concept was again, good. It would have been great if it was presented, neatly and not in disarray. Its like too many things are going on, at one time.”
 Tutubi (voted twice by two judges as their No. 1 pick)
The image directly reflects and conveys the PEBA theme, however the font used in the PEBA theme need to be "bolder" in style.”  
2nd Place Design No. 2
By LordCM (No. 2 in the poll with 90 votes and picked by judges twice as No. 2 choice)
“Contains all the necessary data and has potential, but could have been presented better with careful thoughts.”
"While all the necessary images were presented into the badge, proper arragement is necessary to corellate with the PEBA theme." 
And the No. 1 Design No. 3 by Azel
Voted 5 times by 5 Judges as their No. 1 Pick, and No. 1 in the Poll
 Some of the judges comments:
“Well thought of, in respect to the theme. Just needs a little ironing, but presents itself outstandingly.”
“The designed described very well about her design and she describes it thru her poem. It really shows the situation on our nation and the said OFW.”
“Design number 3 is the best PEBA badge for me. “
“Simple, clean, good use of color combination while allowing the viewer to see the message within the banner and it shows the Global Pinoy. “
Congratulations po sa lahat ng nanalo. Next time we will post the rest of the comments from the judges as well as the judges profiles.

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