For the 2nd time around, Chasing Philippines has been recognized as one of the Finalists for Best Travel Blog – National Level. *gives myself a big smile while doing a masigabong palakpakan for my official blog partners – my laptop and my Nikon D60*

Good Job guys!

Well, the good news was delivered by Marky Ramone Go of It was a Sweet 1st Day of December when I received a notification that he tagged me in one of his posts in PTB’s Facebook Page. At first, I did not approve the post since I was quite hesitant why I was tagged in the first place. I even thought that that was a list of 2010’s finalists for the same category. I am not really expecting to be included in the finalists not even to be one of the nominees for this year. I rarely went out this 2011 since I enjoyed my hibernation stage so much. See related post here. πŸ˜›

Nothing to do, I clicked on the link and checked the threads…

… Buffering…

… Still Buffering…

… Ninuninuninu…

Ilang beses ko chineck kung tama yung spelling – Chasing Philippines nga! Weeheehoo!

The post was updated December 1, 2011. Thousands of “Is this for real? OMG! OMG!” bombarded my mind. Then came the official invitation from Philippine Blog Awards to attend the event at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Bldg in Makati City. I just cant believe it.

To RCBC and Beyond!!!

Obviously, I am super happy I’m here! πŸ˜€

Gang Badoy of RockEd Philippines hosted the event.

Her mom got so proud of her hosting a big event such as PBA…
but she thought its Philippine Basketball Association

Just the thought of being recognized as one of the best travel blogs in the blogosphere is rewarding already. What more if you’ll see your blog as big and wide as this. Whew! Heaven!

Ayun oh! Ang laki oh! bagged the 2011 Best Travel Blog award for National Level. Congratulations ChiChi and Lois!

The Record-Breaker πŸ™‚
It was the first time the award for best travel blog was handed personally onstage.

Nagpapicture lang ako sa stage. Momentous event eh! πŸ˜€
photo credit: Marky Ramone Go

with CPA-blogger-turned-tv-host Hannah Villasis of

with Radio DJ-slash-TV Host-slash-blogger Vince Golangco of

And tsararan! A kodak moment with the 2011 Best Travel Blog – National Level winner, Lois Yasay of

Idol! πŸ˜€
photo credit: Azrael Colladilla of Azrael’s Merryland

To all the readers/followers of Chasing Philippines:

THANK YOU SO MUCH! As in BIG THANKS to all of you guys. It is my honor that my passion to share my passion is being appreciated. Chasing Philippines is just about 1 year and 8 months old, but has been recognized twice by Philippine Blog Awards (Best Travel Blog Finalist for 2010 and 2011). Hope you keep on chasing Philippines – the home of beautiful places and happy people. πŸ™‚


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