People often ask why I blog? Most of them thought it’s for the sake of earning some pennies. Others even thought that I am paid to blog. How I wish I am! But to be honest I am not earning even a single Peso from my blog, I just blog because it’s what I love.
I am not blogging for income, numbers, or solely to provide free stuff. I am blogging because I love to write and I want to share my passions, my travel, and my adventures.
But once in a while it feels good to be rewarded.
Just last two weeks I’ve joined the T’nalak Festival 2012 Blog Writing Contest. It is actually my first formal blogging contest ever! And I am honored to take part in such event for I know that doing so will make me an instrument in promoting my beloved hometown, South Cotabato.
That is why when I found out that my entry won the crown, I just couldn’t express my overwhelming happiness. Letting the world know how beautiful it is in South Cotabato is already enough, winning the contest is just bonus!
So before I continue my endless ranting, I’d like to share the article below. Feel free to read the other entries of the other participants as well. I’m sure by the end of it all you will no longer have second thoughts to visit South Cotabato, Amo na ya!
Today, we’re happy to announce the winners of the T’nalak Festival 2012 Blog Writing Contest. Before the drum rolls allow us first to thank our sponsors that made this blog writing project possible:
Dole Philippines (Dolefil)
“Our Partner for Progress”, also read about some of the latest CSR programs of
Dolefil with the following links:
Dolefil’s Kapit Bisig Para sa Kabataan
Dolefil’s Alay Gabay Program
Dolefil’s Caravan of Hope
Dolefil’s Light a Tree, Light a Life
Representative Teddy Casiño and the Bayan Muna Party-list
We have received a total of 17 entries in this blog writing project and we would like to congratulate all of those who took part and submitted their entries, you guys have just helped promote the entire province of South Cotabato.
- Top 15 Reasons Why You Should Visit My South Cotabato
- TNALAK FESTIVAL 2012: 15 Reasons Why It’s More Fun in South Cotabato, Amo na ya!
- Things I loved and the Party Down South; Amo na ya!
- Fun Fifteen!: T’nalak 2012
- 15 Things to LOVE About South Cotabato, My Hometowm
- 15 Meet & Greet Experiences | T’nalak Festival 2012
- My 15 Fondest Memories of South Cotabato
- T’nalak Festival : Colors of a Genuine Southern Passion
- In Anticipation of the T’nalak Festival
- T’nalak Festival 2012: 15 Things to Love about it
- South Cotabato’s T’nalak-Journey to a Magical Dreams
- A True Blue South Cotabateño
- 15 Reasons Why I Love South Cotabato and its T’nalak festival
- 15 Things I want to discover at the T’nalak Festival
- 15 Things I loved about Tnalak Festival and South Cotabato
- Fifteen Words about South Cotabato
- An Open Letter to South Cotabato
And now, the winners for the T’nalak Festival 2012 Blog Writing Contest!
Drum rolls please..
Congratulations to Rojae Marie Braga from Tupi, South Cotabato for winning the T’nalak Festival 2012 Blog Writing Contest with a first place prize of five thousand pesos (P5,000.00) and a gift item from SUN Cellular. Her entry is entitled “TNALAK FESTIVAL 2012: 15 Reasons Why It’s More Fun in South Cotabato, Amo na ya!“
Our second place goes to Sarah Garcia from Laguna, author of “My 15 Fondest Memories of South Cotabato“. She just won the second place prize of three thousand pesos (P3,000.00) plus a gift pack from SUN Cellular.
Third place goes to Grace Nidoy of Columbio, Sultan Kudarat for her blog entry “An Open Letter to South Cotabato“. The third place prize is a two thousand pesos cash (P2,000.00) and a gift item from Sun Cellular.
5 winners of a FREE ZIPLINE RIDE for two (2) at Seven Falls Zipline plus gift pack from SUN Cellular
- Jakeson Florido of My Planet Philippines
- Raiza Mae Boldios of Basaha Nyo Lang
- JR Lopez Gonzales of Politikalon
- Lynette Gallinero of Pinay Travelogue
- Shiela Marie Dumalay of Anything Goes
Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all those who have participated and to our panel of judges- Ellen De Leon Manipon (Journalist, Press Relations Specialist, former ABS-CBN reporter/host), Zhaun Barry Agabe (South Cotabato ACTS), Corie Laraya-Coutts (Author, DJ Macdonald: A Tale of a Malipayon Warrior), Jessie T. Ponce (Travel Blogger, A Traveller’s Tale), Shirgie Fulgencio (Blogger), and Cyril Atanoso (Licensed Civil Engineer, blogs from Doha, Qatar) who carefully vetted the submissions.
Not what we give,
But what we share,
For the gift
without the giver
~James Russell Lowell