A few months ago, during the nomination process of the Philippine Blog Awards, Sining Factory was nominated under the Best Culture and Arts Blog in National Level. Last week, I received an email from the PBA that my blog was a finalist under that category. For me, being a finalist in PBA 2011 is an honor already.
"I am actualy a contributor of Sining Factory. Yung bestfriend ko talaga na si Noks Sosa yung dapat na kumuha nito kaso nasa ibang bansa siya kaya ako na lang. Salamat sa lahat ng readers ng Sining Factory and sa PBA in chosing Sining Factory as the Best Culture and Arts Blog. Kasi 3 months palang tong Sining Factory kaya we never expected na kami makakakuha nito. Ang saya pala dito sa stage na kunin yung award and malaman mo na yung blog niyo ang nanalo. Sana maulit pa ito. Mabuhay ang mga bloggers!"
Jong: It was more than overwhelming to represent Sining Factory as one of the finalists in the PBA 2011. Being one of the finalists is a great honor for the time and effort we shared in the blog. I was so glad to be seated with the best bloggers in the Philippines. It was a very joyful event knowing that all of us were winners.
Noks: How does it feel to represent Sining Factory in PBA 2011?
Jong: It really feels honored to represent Sining Factory in PBA 2011. I know that every blogger in the Philippines understands how grateful it is to stand in the stage and get the award you are nominated for. It actually excites me when Sining Factory was called as one of the finalists for Best Culture and Arts Blog. But it made more excited when they announced the winner, Sining Factory as the Best Culture and Arts Blog this year!
Noks: Do you think Sining Factory deserves to win?
Jong: YES! Even if Sining Factory is only three months old, I know the time and effort we gave for every blogpost. We always attach our love of arts and Philippine culture in our blogs and share this appreciation to the readers of our blogs. I can confidently say that Sining Factory really deserves to win the award. Being a contributor of Sining Factory, I feel very proud. We never really expected that Sining Factory will be nominated as one of the finalists in PBA knowing that many bloggers also deserve to win.
Here also are the list of the best bloggers in the Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao and all over the Philippines on each category: Philippine Blog Awards 2011 Winners
Again, Congratulations to the winners and thank you!