ComCo Southeast Asia’s Reveals Its Top 40+ Finalists for “Write to Ignite Blogging Project” Season 2

by Matthew Escosia
ComCo Southeast Asia Write to Ignite Blogging Project Season 2 Dear Survivor - Top 40 Storytellers
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ComCo Southeast Asia announces the bloggers who emerged as the Top 40+ storytellers for the second season of “Write to Ignite Blogging Project”.

The “Write to Ignite Blogging Project” is back for Season 2 to continue championing the triumph of the human spirit through inspiring stories during these challenging times. “Dear Survivor”, the theme for Write to Ignite Season 2, puts a hopeful light on everyone who are affected by the recent crises. It aims to pull and collate powerful stories from the Philippine blogging communities to inspire the nation to rise and move forward amidst the difficult situation.

The initiative received an overwhelming response from the blogging communities all over the Philippines. Bloggers from Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, Bulacan, Baguio, Cebu, Davao, Albay, Iloilo, Cagayan De Oro, General Santos, and Bacolod participated in the project and shared their experience and life lessons during this time.

In no particular order, the top 40+ finalists of “Write to Ignite Blogging Project” are:

  1. Ivan Jose of Dad on the Move from Quezon City
  2. Marie San Luis of Mamanee’s Nest from Quezon City
  3. Christian Sangoyo of Lakad Pilipinas from Malabon City
  4. Sarah Andres of Sarwrites from Davao City
  5. Neri Ann Narvaez of Nheng’s Wonderland from Antipolo City
  6. Ane Fallarme of It’s A Or Nothing from Baguio City
  7. Marga Sayson of Marga Diaries from Libon, Albay
  8. Berlin Maynigo of Momi Berlin from Quezon City
  9. Andrea Guanco of Feature Iloilo from Iloilo City
  10. Mic Villamayor of MicVillamayor.com from Pasig City
  11. Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet from San Pedro, Laguna
  12. Divine Grace Bongolan of It’s Me Gracee from Quezon City
  13. Sigrid Lo of Lovingly Mama from Bacolod City
  14. Migs Alejandrino of Migs and Alaine from Pasig City
  15. Carla Sangoyo of Blissful Gurl from Malabon City
  16. Earl Carlo Guevarra of Dreamslayer from Quezon City
  17. Eleanor Aguilar of Mommy Dharlz from Opol, Misamis Oriental
  18. Maia Poblete of Mimai Scrabbles from Cagayan de Oro City
  19. Marjorie Ma-ano of Dakilang Laagan from Cebu City
  20. Iris Acosta of Pinay Ads from Caloocan City
  21. Judy Ann Teves of Bogie’s Wonderland from Cagayan de Oro City
  22. Katrina Rivera of Kwento Ni Kat from Talisay, Negros Occidental
  23. Rowena Miguel of Wheng in Manila from Pasig City
  24. Ruth Dela Cruz of RuthDelaCruz.com from Manila
  25. Gelyka Dumaraos of Musings and Pathways from San Mateo, Rizal
  26. Nancy Cudis of A Woman of Letters from Cebu City
  27. Rowena Lei of Animetric’s World from Quezon City
  28. Theresa Martinez of Much Love, Mommy from Mexico, Pampanga
  29. Kate Adajar of Random Republika from Sta. Rosa, Laguna
  30. Johanna Frejoles of Bean in Transit from Cebu City
  31. Mylene Orillo of MyleneOrillo.com from Rodriguez, Rizal
  32. Danica Marasigan of Diamond in the Rough from Makati City
  33. Louise Santos of Mommy Practicality from Manila
  34. Gerilen Polon of Gerified PH from Makati City
  35. Jonel Uy of Blogger Manila from Quezon City
  36. Marjorie Uy of Living Marjorney from Quezon City
  37. Edmar Guquib of Edmaration from Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
  38. Nessie Agustin of Rolled in 2 One Mom from Makati City
  39. Cher Mendoza of Purple Princess Playground from Pasig City
  40. Ellen Cayaba of Just Mom of 5 from Caloocan City
  41. Rose Lapina of Mommy Wanders from Cebu City
  42. Iris Pulga of EntrepreMom from Bacoor, Cavite
  43. Lou Ventigan of Lemon Green Tea from Quezon City
  44. Joy Blanca of Joy’s Flair from Caloocan City
  45. Cherlyn Polican of Ma Me Mi Mommy of Pasig City
  46. Ed Uy of Where is Ed Uy? from Quezon City
  47. Maria Teresa Martinez of A Letter Writer from Biñan, Laguna

“Write to Ignite Blogging Project’s” top 40 finalists are invited to a special virtual Awarding Ceremony wherein the top will be announced. Exciting prizes will be given to the winners, which includes:

Grand Champion:         PHP 30,000 + AirAsia domestic flight round-trip ticket + Xiaomi mobile phone + Jobstreet FutureLearn digital course + merchandise items from participating brands

1st Runner-up:              PHP 20,000 + AirAsia domestic flight round-trip ticket + Xiaomi mobile phone + Jobstreet FutureLearn digital course + merchandise items from participating brands

2nd Runner-up:            PHP 15,000 + AirAsia domestic flight round-trip ticket + Xiaomi mobile phone + Jobstreet FutureLearn digital course + merchandise items from participating brands

3rd Runner-up:             PHP 12,000 + Jobstreet FutureLearn digital course + merchandise items from participating brands

4th Runner-up:             PHP 10,000 + Jobstreet FutureLearn digital course + merchandise items from participating brands

6th to 10th place:             PHP 3,000 + merchandise items from participating brands

11th to 20th place:          PHP 1,500 + merchandise items from participating brands

21st to 40th place:           Merchandise items from participating brands

The top five bloggers will also be able to give a monetary donation to their chosen non-government organization accredited by ComCo Southeast Asia. Write to Ignite’s brand partner AirAsia will also be giving the AirAsia Special Award on Story of Journey to the blog entry that reflects the brand’s mission and storytelling along with an AirAsia domestic flight round-trip ticket.

The entries were screened and evaluated by a board of jurors composed of distinguished professionals from the fields of communications, marketing, advocacy, journalism, and social media. Chaired by ComCo Southeast Asia’s Regional Integration and Chief Executive Director Ferdinand Bondoy, the Jury includes:

  • Paulina Bea Castro – Brand Communications Coordinator, Eastern Communications
  • Elaine Gallardo – Marketing Communications Manager, Sun Life Asia Service Center Philippines
  • Rafael Inigo dela Cruz – Candidate Marketing Lead, Jobstreet Philippines
  • Gregg Yan – Director and Founder, Best Alternatives
  • Enzo Cruz – Assistant Brand Manager, Philippines AirAsia
  • Maia Aurora Melencio – Partnerships and Resource Innovations Manager, Unilab Foundation Inc.
  • Manuel Ken Abadiano – Marketing Lead for APAC, NGA Human Resources
  • Giancarlo Viterbo – Founder and Chief Editor, Gadget Pilipinas
  • Genesis Jeff Lamigo – Communications Manager, World Vision Philippines
  • Stephanie Henares Dela Pena – Assistant Vice President for Marketing, SM Supermalls
  • Marilyn Ventenilla – Senior Director for Communication and Marketing, Teleperformance Philippines
  • Kai Pioquinto – Marketing Communications Manager for Asia Pacific, Emerson Electric (Asia), Ltd
  • Rhia Grana – Managing Editor, ANCX
  • George Oliver De La Rama – Advocacy, Campaigns, Communications and Media Director, Save the Children Philippines
  • Kathleen Joy Velandres – Communications Officer, The Phil Foundation of Ang Lingkod ng Panginoon Inc
  • Tricia Cusi Jimenea – Business Development Director, ComCo Southeast Asia
  • Carl Cuevas – Deputy Operations Director, ComCo Southeast Asia
  • Joan Maslang – Corporate Services Director, ComCo Southeast Asia
  • Rachel Syfargo – Editorial Services Director, ComCo Southeast Asia
  • Peachy Taculod – Digital and Social Strategist, ComCo Southeast Asia
  • AC Recio – Associate Digital and Multimedia Arts Manager, ComCo Southeast Asia
  • Justin Harvey Llamosa – Associate Executive Initiatives and Integrated Communications Manager, ComCo Southeast Asia

 

“We’re extremely humbled and honored with the overwhelming response of storytellers from different blogging communities across the country. The stories you shared alone already are going to make a huge difference to a lot of people,” said Mr. Ferdinand Bondoy, Regional Integration and Chief Executive Director of ComCo Southeast Asia.

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Write to Ignite Blogging Project Season 2: Dear Survivor is made possible by ComCo Southeast Asia, with Eastern Communications and Jobstreet as co-presenters, with AirAsia and Xiaomi Philippines as major sponsors, and with Teleperformance as sponsor. SEA Wave pop culture magazine is the official media partner.

To know more about ComCo Southeast Asia and the “Write to Ignite Blogging Project,” visit www.comcosea.com. Follow them on social media: facebook.com/comco.southeastasia on Facebook, linkedin.com/company/comco-hq, and @comco_sea on both Instagram and Twitter.

About ComCo Southeast Asia

ComCo Southeast Asia is a trailblazing and global award-winning integrated communications agency powered by the coalition of premier brand architects and communication trailblazers in the region. Headquartered in the Philippines with affiliate network presence in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, ComCo SEA takes the lead in the innovation of premier brands and growth of up and coming businesses through the emerging global disciplines of New PR – a strategy based, content-driven, and channel-agnostic way of doing PR, and Smart Social – a holistic, authentic and integrated approach in the maximization of digital and social channels, to effectively reach and engage audiences and help influence change.

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