Friday, November 11, 2011

2011 Philippine Blog Awards Visayas

I'm going loco! I haven't packed up yet. The last trip bus will leave in a few hours. I'm hitting the road this weekend. My final stop? The heritage city called Silay!

The Visayas leg of Philippine Blog Awards is happening tomorrow in Silay City, Negros Occidental. (holed up at until last month) is finalist in the travel blog category along with other equally engaging and interesting blogs in the Visayas region.

Twenty-eight blogs have been nominated in 7 different categories: Travel, Culture and Arts, Food and Beverage, Lifestyle, Personal, Photoblog and Technology. Awarding will be at two in the afternoon at the Locsin Cultural and Civic Center in Silay City.
The following day (Sunday), I'm looking forward to join the ‘Lagaw Silay’ guided tour. The event, to be facilitated by Silay Tourism Office will bring bloggers to Balay Negrense Museum, Hacienda Adela Folklore Village, Fresh Start Organic Farm, and Silay Mangrove Eco-Park at Brgy. Balaring.

The Silay Tourism Office said the event is also part of Silay Heritage Month Celebration and San Diego Fiesta (November 5-13).

Silay earned the monicker as Paris of Negros due primarily to its large collection of well-preserved heritage houses. The Parisian flavor? that I have to discover soon.

Other areas to be visited include potters’ village, San Diego Pro-Cathedral, Oro-Plata-Mata House, Old Church Ruins, Japanese pill boxes and bird watching area."

Philippine Blog Awards, now on its 5th year, is an annual event organized by Philippine Bloggers Inc., a non-stock, non-profit corporation. This year, PBA Visayas is hosted by Silay City Government and Negros Bloggers partnership with Nokia, Smart Communications and Airphil Express.

For those who are attending, here is the site map I got my Enrico Dee of

Meanwhile, here are the finalists for the Philippine Blog Awards 2011 Visayas:
The Travelling Feet (
soloflightEd (

backpack traveler (

Exotic Philippines (

Experience Negros (

Libotero (

ILOILO Travel Guide (

Iloilo I LOVE! (

Viaje Negrense (

Culture and Arts
Jaysee Blabs (
Tumandok (

Balakista (

Visayan Filipino Martial Arts (

Visayan Arnis/Eskrima (

Food and Beverage
Flavours of Iloilo (
The Culinary Adventures of the Bacolod Food Hunters (

Tribo’s Cup (
RandomThoughts! (

The Ilonggo Network (

CebuRunnning (

Locally made (
Mashed Patatas (

The Young Pinoy Blogger (

The Freudian Slip (

onethirdpoundpatty (
Bacolod City Online The City of Bacolod in Pictures (

Leon Kilat: The Cybercafe Experiments ( Philippines (

official list lifted from
Here is the event poster:


  1. i 'luv Silay City's heritage houses, as well as the guapple pie at el ideal... sarap... good luck RV and to all the PTB members who were nominated... :)

  2. congrats RV! yahoo! =) sabe ko nga, you write like Hemingway.

  3. @pinoy adventurista, ganda dito. it's a heritage city! :)

  4. thanks gael! thanks also for the vote of confidence. makes me strive to do better in writing. hope to see you on the road..

  5. Galing ng kababatang silingan ko! So soooo proud of u RV! Congrats!

  6. You know what, I just found out about right now that I actually made to the finals.

    I really wondered why I got traffic from PBA and from your blog and now I know why. It's crazy and it's been totally and honor to be at least in the final list of the PBA.

    Congratulations to you for winning the PBA Travel Category! *applause*



  7. nice post :D
    Very informative and interesting as well.

    philippines travel guide


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