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Under the auspices of Vibal Foundation, WikiPilipinas.org once again joined the Manila International Book Fair held at the SMX Convention Center at the Mall of Asia, in Pasay City from September 12-16, 2008. As you would recall, WikiPilipinas had a successful launch last year during this event and we are very thankful to the community that continuously show their support until today. WikiPilipinas had a small section at the booth of Vibal Publishing House, Inc. along with three other revolutionary websites that the foundation had developed this year under its CyberSmart program such as the news and features site Philippine Online Chronicles, electronic education site E-Turo and online digital library Filipiniana.net.



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WikiPilipinas pre-launched event its Filipino-language branch WikiFilipino at San Beda College in time for the annual celebration of the Linggo ng Wika (National Language Week).




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Wikipilipinas.org held its 2nd WikiKaravan event with the Department of Biology of the University of the Philippines Manila in celebration of their 17th foundation year. The event, dubbed Bioweek 2008, was celebrated with the theme “Bioprospecting: Boon or Bane?” A booth, trivia questions for the BioQuiz and a talk by Vibal Foundation member and Biology graduate Ralph Sedricke Lapuz highlighted the group's participation in the Bioweek.




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Wikipilipinas.org is set to invade school campuses for the school year 2008-2009. Its very first WikiKaravan tour stopped at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila on June 18-19. A Vibal Foundation knowledge-sharing initiative, the very first WikiDay was held in conjunction with the university's 43rd founding anniversary.




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The Arellano University School of Law (AUSL), in partnership with Vibal Foundation and Creative Commons Philippines, held a one-day forum with the theme “Open Education: Is the Philippines Ready and Where are We?” at the Arellano School of Law campus on Taft Avenue, Pasay City, last Wednesday, April 23, 2008. The forum sought to discuss the feasibility and development of private initiatives to contribute to the Philippine educational or learning system, as alternatives or collaborating partners.




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In celebration of the World Women's Month this March, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation, John Clements Consultants, Inc. and Primetrade Asia, Inc. organized an event entitled, "Women Can't Wait!" An all-women transformation workshop and job fair, held at Hall 3, SMX Convention Center, Bay Area in Pasay City from March 28 to 29, 2008. Wikipilipinas.org and Filipiniana.net gave a presentation on Celebrating the Power of the Filipina Online and announced the winners of the Filipina Writing Stories on the last day of the event.




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WikiPilipinas.org, the Philippine online encyclopedia, in cooperation with the Department of Education, pilot tested an online writing contest at the 2008 National Schools Press Conference (NSPC) in Koronadal, South Cotabato last Tuesday, February 19, 2008.





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WikiPilipinas introduced its Filipino-language branch website WikiFilipino to the luminaries of Philippine literature and members of the national language organization at Annabel's Restaurant, Tomas Morato, Quezon City.




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WikiPilipinas and Filipiniana.net took part in another significant event in the Philippine Komiks industry entitled Pasko ng Komiks 2007 held at the Pulungang Claro M. Recto, College of Arts and Letters Bldg., UP Diliman. Organized by the LIKHAAN: UP Institute of Creative Writing and Read or Die, the event is a part of the U.P. C.A.L "Linggo ng KAL" slated December 6-14, 2007.

Pasko ng Komiks 2007 is a first-of-its-kind symposium event attended by Komiks writers, artists, collectors and enthusiasts who have a collective passion to revive the Philippine Komiks industry. As part of the campaign for the reemergence of komiks in Philippine pop culture, WikiPilipinas.org and Filipiniana.net came up with the Philippine Komiks Encyclopedia and the "100 Pinoy Komiks" so that Filipinos and the rest of the globe may appreciate and acknowledge this form of art.



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WikiPilipinas.org and Filipiniana.net took part in the annual Writers Night at the Teatro Hermogenes Ylagan, Bulwagang Rizal, Kolehiyo ng Arte at Literatura, U.P. Diliman. The event was hosted by the LIKHAAN: The UP Institute of Creative Writing.




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The WikiPilipinas launching of Piolo Pascual's pictorial biography entitled Piolo: Believing was a tremendous success. The hardbound copies autographed by Mr. Pascual sold like hotcakes.

The coffee-table book features more than 500 images of the colorful life of one of the most sought-after actors in the Philippines today. The book launch coincided with Pascual's 10th year anniversary in show business.




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Thank you for being with us at the Komikon 2007 last November 17, 2007, Saturday at the UP Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman.

WikiPilipinas has presented to the public its very own Encyclopedia on Pinoy Komiks and Filipiniana.net will be showcasing its initial collection for its microsite Top 100 Pinoy Komiks.





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WikiPilipinas world premier of the biggest online Philippine encyclopedia during the 28th Manila International Book Fair at World Trade Center, Pasay City.


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