Our very own ZipMatch Blog bagged the People’s Choice Award for Corporate and Brand Category in the recently held Bloggys 2015 Philippine Blogging Awards last November 21, 2015 held at the SMX Convention Center in SM Aura, Taguig. This award was made possible by public voting.

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Corporate and Brand Category finalists along with Paul Agubin (CEO, Essays.ph and Event Director) and Donald Lim (ABS-CBN Digital Marketing Head).
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ZipMatch Blog Finalist Certificate for the Corporate and Brand Category.
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ZipMatch Blog Certificate for the People’s Choice Award.

The ZipMatch Blog is one of the home seeker consumer tools of ZipMatch, an online real estate marketplace. Aside from engaging with forum commenters about buying properties and home ownership in the Philippines, the ZipMatch Blog serves as a easy-to-digest resource of tips, guides, and newest trends in Philippine real estate through listicles, features, videos, and infographics.

Other finalists in the Corporate and Brand Blog category include a couple of competitor real estate portals and a major online classifieds. Ask Sonnie, a social business and advocacy blog, won the major prize in the said category.

The event was organized by Essays.ph, the go-to local website for people looking for freelance writing jobs. It was co-presented by McDonald’s and MYX Channel. Media partners include Inquirer.net, Cinema One, Hero TV, Lifestyle Network, Balls, JeepneyTV, PinoyExchange.com, Pulp Magazine and Our Awesome Planet.

According to Paul Agubin, CEO of Essays.ph and organizer of the blogging awards,

#bloggys2015 is a nationwide blog awarding event in the Philippines. It continues the legacy of recognizing Filipino bloggers through a variety of niches and industries across the nation.”

Many bloggers, journalists, and guests graced the event. It was hosted by Chris Urbano from MaputingCooking, a Philippine YouTube channel focused on food. The event gave awards chosen from 16 judges, who are respected and seasoned professionals handpicked from different industries:

  • Donald Lim, ABS-CBN Chief Digital Head
  • Maria Ressa, Founder and CEO of Rappler
  • Janette Toral, Founder of DigitalFilipino.com
  • Abe Olandres, Country Manager of Nuffnang Philippines and Founder of Yugatech
  • Anton Diaz, Founder and Multi-awarded Blogger of Our Awesome Planet
  • Cristel Gonzales, Digital Director of Universal McCann Cristel
  • Eduardo Mapa, CEO of Digital Arts Network Manila
  • Mannix Pabalan, CEO of Hashtag Digital (UAE)
  • Norman Agatep, Managing Director of Havas Worldwide Manila and President of IMMAP
  • Jojy Azurin, Co-Founder of Horsepower.ph
  • Ron Cirujano, Country Head of Upwork PH (Formerly Elance/oDesk)
  • Sean Si, CEO and SEO Director of SEO-Hacker
  • JJ Disini, Associate Professor at U.P. Diliman College of Law and Founder of Disini Law Office
  • John Nery, Editor-in-Chief of INQUIRER.net
  • JM Nualla, Producer at CNN Philippines; Social Media Head of SubSelfie.com
  • Wilson Lee Flores, Columnist at Philippine STAR and Real Estate Entrepreneur

Here is the complete list of winners from the different categories:

Arts and Entertainment

  • Winner: googlygooeys.com
  • People’s Choice: israelmekaniko.tumblr.com

Beauty and Fashion

  • Winner: projectvanity.com
  • People’s Choice: anneclutz.com

Business and Finance

  • Winner: tycoon.ph
  • People’s Choice: advertisingandromcumagun.wordpress.com

Corporate and Brand

  • Winner: asksonnie.info
  • People’s Choice: zipmatch.com/blog

Family and Relationships

  • Winner: teachwithjoy
  • People’s Choice: cure4mondays.blogspot.com

Fiction and Literature

  • Winner: michaelsshadesofblue.blogspot.com
  • People’s Choice: michaelsshadesofblue.blogspot.com

Food and Dining

  • Winner: pepper.ph
  • People’s Choice: melyskitchen.blogspot.com

Health and Fitness

  • Winner: pinoyfitness.com
  • People’s Choice: endocrine-witch.net

Lifestyle and Hobbies

  • Winner: wheninmanila.com
  • People’s Choice: thesoshalnetwork.com

Nature and Environment

  • Winner: avrotor.blogspot.com
  • People’s Choice: diwatangbicolandia.com

News and Events

  • Winner: thedailypedia.com
  • People’s Choice: wazzuppilipinas.com


  • Winner: sarwrites.blogspot.com
  • People’s Choice: viewfinderskeepers.blogspot.com

Photo Blog

  • Winner: two2travel.com
  • People’s Choice: jewelclicks.com

Society and Politics

  • Winner: raissarobles.com
  • People’s Choice: controversyextraordinary.com

Sports and Recreation

  • Winner: pinoymountaineer.com
  • People’s Choice: analykix.com

Technology and Internet

  • Winner: back2gaming.com
  • People’s Choice: psychometricpinas.blogspot.com

Travel and Places

  • Winner: biyaherongbarat.com
  • People’s Choice: dyanlang.wordpress.com

Other major awards were bagged by pepper.ph for Bloggys 2015 Champion and Bloggys 2015 Best Design, Controversy Extraordinary for Bloggys 2015 People’s Champion, and The Endocrine Witch for Bloggys 2015 Best Blog Post.

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to everyone who voted!

Editors’ Note: On behalf of all ZipMatch team and our contributors, we would also like to thank our entire ZipMatch blog community for taking time to read our posts and joining in on our discussions.

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