My Complete List of Most Influential Emerging Blogs of 2008

Posted: July 17, 2008 in Personal
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I am digressing a bit from my serious take on heavy matters to take time out and join Janet Toral’s writing project which is on its second year already.

I am talking about her Search for the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2008.

And now that it is complete, I am happy to submit the following blogs for consideration:

  1. Bariles Republic’s Gensantos.Com –  Who would have thought that this blog which started out small in November 2007 would now turn out to be the most visited and most viewed among the “generals” today, whether here or overseas?  Just reading the comments on each post will make you realize how thankful these townmates of mine are for this blog by Avel Manansala.  The blog author is also lead convenor of the forthcoming Mindanao Bloggers Summit 2 in October in Gen. Santos.  That makes him and his blog really influential.
  2. Bong S. Sarmiento – a collegue from Koronadal who writes for Business Mirror, Mindanews, Sunstar and a host of other news organizations.  I admit that I modelled my blog after him.
  3. Edwin Espejo Portal – another collegue who’s based in Gen. Santos City owns this blog.  He used to be Editor in Chief of Sunstar GSC and is now a fishpond owner.  Good thing is that he still writes on the side and has in fact, just recently opened this blog.
  4. Homeward Bound – Blog of a teacher in Sarangani.  This one is close to home and the author writes well on a variety of topics.
  5. Toto Lozano – a Koronadal-based photojournalist, he blogs about his advocacies with matching good pictures to boot.
  6. Peter Laviña New Blog – this Councilor from Davao City has other blogs but his newest is the most updated so far.  Am including him here not only for being the only councilor I know who blogs but because of his insightful posts.
  7. GenSan Talipapa – this must be the first news blog which came out solely about Gen. Santos City.  It was my guide in coming out with my own.   Authored by the people from Gensan CMO.
  8. VisitSagada – this blog is included because it has been my lifelong wish to visit this place.  Now, even if i can’t due to time and money contraints, just updating myself on this blog’s posts is sufficient enough.
  9. Lantaw – a nice photo blog from a Koronadal traveller.  Would love to have have like it someday.
  10. Chiksilog – this one makes me laugh at every visit.  Pinoy humor at its best!

I hope you find them worthwhile too.  Good luck to all my choices!!!!!

  1. Please do check out if it deserves to complete your list. Thanks!

  2. Hello. Six more blogs for your entry to be included in our masterlist. Kindly advise should you update. Cheers.

  3. bariles says:


    Daghang salamat! I hope my blog makes it. It would be good for the
    Soccsksargen Bloggers.

    See you soon! 🙂


  4. Hello Ben. This is to mark your entry as complete. I hope you can join the August 11 activity. Thank you.

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