FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 26 December 2009
OFW Bloggers to gather in this year’s biggest Blog Awards
MANILA, 27 DECEMBER 2009 – Over 37 OFW Bloggers from 21 countries are vying for the most coveted 2009 Best Expats/OFW Blog Awards. The Pinoy Expats/Overseas Filipino Workers Blog Awards or PEBA, together with Friendster, Nokia Philippines in cooperation with Smart Communications, Blas Ople Policy Center, School of Labor and Industrial Relations, University of the Philippines and Western Union; the award giving body aims to recognize and honor the exemplary work of blogging Pinoy Expats/OFW. The 2nd Annual International PEBA Awards will be held on the 27th December 2009, 6:00PM Philamlife Theater, United Nations Ave., Malate, Manila. Red Carpet Ceremony and Press Presentation will be conducted prior to the awarding. This year’s theme is “Filipinos Abroad, Hope of the Nation, Gift to the World”.
The primary advocacy of the organization is to present the blogs of our modern-day heroes and bring their creative talents to light, helping other Filipinos to understand and appreciate their plight, sufferings, thoughts, ideologies and stories that made the “Filipino worth dying for”. PEBA advocates the welfare of migrant workers through blogging, strengthening the freedom of speech and the right to information. OFWs are uniting to educate and inform the Filipino people while protecting their rights and safeguarding the democracy of the Philippine nation.
This event would coincide with the International Pinoy Expats/OFW Photo Exhibits to foster further awareness of the heroism of our OFWs. The awards night would be attended by several 2010 electoral candidates and other government officials.
NOTE: All media representatives are invited to attend/cover the press presentation which would start at 5pm.
Felix Jigs G. Segre
Program Director, Public Relations and Media Affairs
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©2009 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards