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Monday, November 2, 2009

Dear PEBA 2009 Judges

Dear PEBA Judges,
Thank you so much for your support to the 2nd International Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards by PEBA, Inc. It is truly an honor to have someone of your caliber as judge and evaluator of our nominees for this year's contest.
In total, we have 37 nominees, both expats and OFW's of different backgrounds and professions, from 21 countries representing the more than 12 million OFW's and Filipino Expatriates around the world.
We recognize that our request for you to judge our nominees is not an easy task. Firstly, because the nominees and their nominated works are all exemplary and truly commendable. Walang itulak kabigin sa galing! Secondly, without monetary resource to pay our judges, we would request you to perform the task pro bono.
In lieu of your service, we will recognize your valuable efforts in our website and honor you during the formal culmination program on December 26th at the UP Diliman Bahay ng Alumni.

We promise you one thing though: That as you read each of the entries, you will positively feel the inherent spirit of Filipino kindness and inner heroism, and you will admire the talents these men and women heroes do offer in their blogs.
Again, on behalf of PEBA Inc., I profusely thank you for your efforts. Our gratitude of your services is truly beyond words. God bless you and your family!

This is an excerpt from one of the nominees post, by the Pope over Palipasan

"As PEBA, Inc. concludes its nomination for its forthcoming 2nd International Pinoy Expats/Blog Awards (PEBA), 37 stories have officially gathered from 21 countries across the globe, converged and united in one vision and one voice in exhibiting their pioneering spirit in their passion for blogging in bringing inspirations to the 12 million Global Filipinos around the world."

"Despite our diversity and multiplicity, we have conquered the world and proudly brought into the foreign lands not only our talents and skills as Migrant workers but we have establsihed a community of Filipino people, made it known to the whole world that we exists because we came from a country where everyone is a hero."

"This is an affirmation of our courageous diasporic decision and the worthy causes fought for and of the right, albeit unpopular options taken of being separated from our family."

"And a challenge to do more, to better, and be the best for our family, for our community, for the Filipino people and for our country the Philippines."

"Let us not just dream, live our dream. Let us keep moving towards it."

"Congratulations to PEBA for this opportunity to let the OFW bloggers shine amidst the trials and pains of being away from Home and good luck to the 37 hopeful nominees, you already have won the hearts of your readers around the globe."

©2009 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards

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