Below is an excerpt of the launching of the 2009 Pinoy Expat/OFW Blog Award PEBA:
In its second year, PEBA will recognize Pinoy Expats and OFWs bloggers making a difference in their lives, workplace, community, the Philippines and the world in general.
This year, the theme is:
“Filipinos Abroad – Hope of the Nation, Gift to the World”.
Cognizant and directly affected by the brunt of global financial crisis, Filipinos continue to anchor their hope and trust to their family members abroad as herald of better news and good tidings. Thus, reinforcing the OFWs and Filipino expats role and image as new heroes and saviors.
PEBA also recognizes that Filipinos wherever they are, be it land-based, sea-based or air-based as the case maybe, are shining examples of dedication, diligence, and excellence in almost anything they do. It is not uncommon for them to be praised as assets to companies and organizations contributing to the social and economic well being of their host country. PEBA considers the more than 12m overseas Filipinos scattered abroad as gifts to make this world a better place to live.
Official Site - http://pinoyblogawards.blogspot.com/
Blog Unite - http://www.bloggersunite.org/event/2009-top-10-pinoy-expatofw-blog-award
Wikipedia cited PEBA here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog_award#Other_Blog_Awards
Blog Catalog Group of PEBA - http://www.blogcatalog.com/group/pinoy-expatofw-blog-award-2009
Facebook of PEBA - http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=95024521334&ref=mf
Let us all support and join 2009 Top 10 Pinoy Expat/OFW Blog Award!
PINOY EXPATS/OFW BLOG AWARDS: Global Launch of the 2009 Top 10 Pinoy Expat/OFW Blog Award