Friday, April 06, 2007

The Philippine Blog Awards

Wilson Ng called me up one time to request that I stand in for him during the Philippine Blog Awards as he is one of the finalist.

The awards night was held last March 31 at theRCBC auditorium in Makati City.

Of course agreed and even told him I am almost sure he will win as I am a follower of his blog which is full of profound wisdom and advices.

True enough when the winner for the Business and Entrepreneur Blog Category was called, it was Wilson's Reflections of a Biz Driven Life!

Migs Paraz handed the award for the category. Earlier was I was also called on stage to present the award for the best Travel Blog. That was really cool as many know that travel has always been my passion. The winner was Ivan about Town, a blog that I sometimes read as I encountered the author in my multiply site.

One important highlight of the event which I really liked was the invocation said by a priest blogger Fr. Stephen Cuyos (Happy Faith). I would like to quote this below:

So compassionate, so faithful, so loving You are Our Father.
We ask You to increase our faith and our love for You that we may use blogging as an instrument to fulfill Your purposes. May we become bloggers of truth and
promoters of peace.

Help us to be steadfast in our Christian commitment that visitors may find in our blogs a source of encouragement and inspiration. Give us strength to proclaim Your word, that we may play our part in breaking down the walls of hostility in the world and use our blogs to strengthen the bonds of friendship, solidarity and love.

Make our hearts meek and humblethat we may treat our readers as friends, not as unique hits,that we may strive to change ourselves for the better more often than we pimp our site templates,that we may find more time to ease the pain of someone in our own home than to reply to comments left by strangers,that we may interact with our next door neighbors as often as we chat with our blogrolled friends,that we may be more concerned about helping the less privileged than about the number of subscribers to our RSS feeds.

Deliver us, Father, from spams and viruses, from pride and selfishness, and from the temptation to replicate images without permission and copy ideas without crediting the original authors. May we always be united as a network of bloggers and friends working together in Your name. May our blogs lead us closer to You.
We ask all these through Christ,

Our Lord. Amen.

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