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The Philippines According to Blogs turns 1.

Today a year ago, Connie and I embarked on a new venture to popularize the Philippine Blogging Community. My original plan for PinoyBlog which I initiated in 2002 got sidelined to make way for a manually aggregated Pinoy Blog Portal. Connie’s pet project, The Philippines According to Blogs got a new home and a spanking new site.

I can still remember that day when it all started. Connie and I were emailing several key bloggers then to meet-up and form the team to establish the portal. The idea was simple and doable but we thought we needed more hands. On the day of the meet-up, it was just me and Connie (along with her husband and kids) at the Starbucks in Emerald Avenue, Ortigas. We were very anxious and had a lot of things in mind. She had already started the project from her site for several weeks and all we needed was to properly (or commercially) deliver it to take the form of a blogging community. the By August 4, we were already aggregating blogs left and right.


A year later, thousands of pinoy bloggers, and millions of pageviews later I now realized that my original intentions did not go far from what it is now — to make the Filipino blogger be heard and recognized.

The year went past so swiftly. I am glad at what we have accomplished here and I am sure there will be more milestones to reach.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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16 Responses

  1. hoop says:

    Congrats Yuga and Sassy!

  2. The Ca t says:

    one year lang pala yon.dami ng nangyari. hekhekhek

  3. Kates says:

    Sige sa susunod pag tinawag kayo ni yuga, punta kaagad. intiendes?

  4. Jaypee says:

    Congratulations to Pinoy Blogs! More power to you guys. :)

  5. Sassy says:

    my gosh, one year na pala. ibig sabihin, tumanda na naman ako…..

  6. Marc says:

    Cheers! Pinoyblog.com is a really great service for Pinoy bloggers and we have you two to thank for :)

  7. bugsybee says:

    Congratulations, Yuga and Sassy!

  8. Anansi Girl says:

    Congrats. We should really declare a Pinoy Bloggers’ Day of some sort that we can celebrate every year. Then plan something really cool for all pinoy blogs to participate in on that day.

  9. yuga says:

    Thanks everyone!

    Anansi Girl, thanks for the suggestion! :) Anyone else care to spread the word? August 4 is Pinoy Blogger’s Day. :D

  10. congratulations yuga. galing galing mo talaga. sana mas marami pa kayong maisip na gimmick.

    huwag kalimutan ang mga overseas pinoy.

    ingat pare.

  11. maxime says:

    whew, i never thought about it…galing eh no…thanks sa inyou kahit papano narinig din ako…harharhar!!!!
    i really want to have like what you have guys…kaso, limited pa ung knowledge ko haw..my org kasi kami my members are far..hoping we could meet through here..di vahh…HEEEEEPPP!!!

  12. ajay says:

    Congrats to you and Sassy. Late ko nang nalaman na anniv na pala ng Pinoy Blog. Am all up for the Pinoy Bloggers’ Day. Here’s to more brilliant projects coming from you guys:)

  13. sky says:


  14. wow, congrats sa inyo and more power to pinoy bloggers!

  15. yuga says:

    Thanks po sa inyong lahat! Connie and I would like to thank you for your support in all our pinoy blogging endeavors as well.

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