Philippine Blog Awards: 3 nominations, 1 win

Not bad at all.

Despite the recent setback that I suffered when it came to the Best Travel Blog category (Ferdz won it and congrats to him) in the Philipine Blog Awards which just ended last night, I at least garnered three nominations and was able to win one:

Best Single Post – Travel: How I Broke a Ritual Taboo in BatadWINNER
Best Single Post – Photoblog: Night Photography in MactanFinalist
Best Photoblog – Binary SilverFinalist

Well, I was not really there but the news was relayed to me by Dong Ho via text and read about it at Nina’s Plurk. Thanx to the two of you, I’m very much grateful!

Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications. He is also a peripatetic traveler and has traveled to all 81 Philippines provinces. I'm open for work, collaborations and inquiries, including hotel, restaurant and site features and reviews.


  1. How I broke a ritual taboo in Batad | langyaw
    September 22, 2008 @ 19:39

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  2. Janette Toral
    September 22, 2008 @ 22:54

    Congratulations Estan! More power to you!

  3. benj
    September 22, 2008 @ 22:59

    Congrats! Pareho tayo ng stat regarding wins and nominations. hehe

  4. nina
    September 23, 2008 @ 0:03

    Congrats Estan! Funny naman, that entry was also the winner of my Loney Planet travel journal contest 😀

  5. The Islander
    September 23, 2008 @ 8:44

    Congrats. That was still an honor.
    Anyway, winner or not, you’re still one of the best.

  6. dong ho
    September 23, 2008 @ 15:30

    congratulations estan! you highly deserve this award.

  7. spuderye
    September 23, 2008 @ 22:51

    congrats bai! i was there.

  8. richard
    September 25, 2008 @ 10:15

    congrats kuy! pacheese burger pud dra. hehe

  9. estan
    September 25, 2008 @ 19:39

    thanx! 🙂

    nina, o nga. I saw the potential. hehehe

    richard, o ba. magkadto ka sa nearest na jollibee. hambalan mo lista sa akon ngalan 🙂

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    October 15, 2009 @ 13:28

    […] is Best Travel Blog, one of two (the other is Best Photoblog) in the recent Philippine Blog Awards 2009, Luzon leg, held at the PETA/Phinma Theater last Friday! My profound thanx to the judges who sifted through the many entries and finally decided to consider this site. This recognition, among other wonderful blogs of this genre, all the more made me strive to do better. This also follows my win last year for Best Single Post – Travel. […]

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