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Location Philippines
Country codePH-WC
Founding date1 June 2015
Approval date17 October 2015
Official language(s)Philippine languages
Other language(s)Central Bikol language, Rinconada Bikol language
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The organization engages with GLAM institutions that collect and preserve important resources. GLAM is an acronym for Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums. It provides the foundation for our verifiable information such as original books and manuscripts. Partnership with these institutions means more collaborations toward the promotion of accessible information.

Francis Charles Brioso currently serves as the GLAM Committee Chair (2023-present). He is a senior high school teacher and is his second term a member of the PH-WC board. He was the board secretary from 2022-2023. In 2021, he organized and participated in Wiki Loves Arts mural painting conducted in public schools and a state university promoting the Movement thru the arts. The committee used to be chaired by Irvin Sto. Tomas (2020-2022).

GLAM Partners[edit]

The Raul S. Roco Public Library of the City Government of Naga in Naga City, Philippines is the first GLAM partner institution of the organization. It recently hosted the Bikol WikiConference organized by Bikol Wikipedia Community in partnership with PhilWiki Community and the City Government of Naga. PH-WC and the city government signed a memorandum of understanding last August 4, 2023 to formalize the partnership of the two parties.

This first ever edit-a-thon conducted at the library was held during the Wiki Loves Earth in the Philippines 2019. PhilWiki Community members used the images in the 2019 and 2018 contest on Wikipedia.

GLAM tours and outreach activities[edit]

PH-WC launched its first-ever GLAM outreach activity at the National Museum of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, and National Museum of Fine Arts last September 16, 2023 attended by PhilWiki Community members and invited participants composed of teachers, and culture and Wiki Loves photo contests participants. GLAM Committee chair Francis Charles D. Brioso organized the activity.

2016 - 2018[edit]

Architecture students of Bicol State College of Applied Sciences and Technology (BISCAST) in Naga City conducted a photo walk within Camarines Sur including in the Jesse Robredo Museum as part of Wiki Loves Monuments outreach activities. The whole-day activity in Camarines Sur which had a theme LITRATO: Capturing The Historical Growth Through Synergy of Cultural Diversity which also covered the towns of Calabanga, Bombon, Magarao, and Canaman.

  • Date: August 21, 2018
  • Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Venue: Camarines Sur

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Bikol Wikipedia, we conducted an editing workshop at James O'Brien, SJ Library at Ateneo de Naga University on November 18, 2017 to encourage participants to improve and create content in any Wikipedia edition and upload photographs at Wikimedia Commons. An awarding ceremony was held the following week wherein the attendees watched video presentations and joined discussion on issues beyond editing Wikipedia.

  • Date: November 18, 2017
  • Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Venue: Naga City

The Rinconada Bikol Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2 was organized by PhilWiki Community in partnership with Iriga City Public Library on January 16, 2016 in the City of Iriga, Camarines Sur. It is the second edition of editing workshop for Rinconada Bikol Wikipedia after the first one held at Yellow Cab Pizza, Magsaysay Ave., Naga City, Camarines Sur on August 5, 2014 in order to development the test project.

After the awarding ceremony of Wikipedia Takes Rinconada, most of the participants attended a tutorial on how to use the images on Wikipedia which they took during the photography and video hunt last December 19, 2015 to January 9, 2016 at the Rinconada Bikol Wikipedia test project in the Incubator.

Veteran and prolific Bikol Wikipedia contributor Ringer spoke on his motivation on contributing and promoting Wikipedia. Bikol Wikipedia admin and project lead Filipinayzd gave a brief background on the status of Rinconada Bikol Wikipedia and conducted a tutorial on Wikimedia Incubator.

Eight (8) registered users actively participated in the event. They were tasked to navigate and get familiarized with Wikimedia Incubator and each participant was required to put at least one photograph to existing articles in the website. The participants accomplished tasks and were given certificate of participation after the event.

  • Date: January 16, 2016
  • Time: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Venue: Iriga City

Wikipedia Takes the City Photo Exhibit[edit]

Wiki Takes Rinconada Photo Exhibit at Iriga City Public Library[edit]

Wikipedia Takes Rinconada tarpaulin stand at Iriga City Public Library

The Wikipedia Takes Rinconada was a photograph and video scavenger hunt inspired by Wikipedia Takes the City conducted in the City of Iriga and in municipalities in the 5th District of the province of Camarines Sur. It aimed to capture landmarks and cultural icons of the district collectively known as Rinconada which is home to over 500,000 Rinconada Bikol speakers.

The contest ran for 21 days from December 19, 2015. There were four (4) three-member teams and one (1) individual participant who joined the competition. The awarding ceremony was held on January 16, 2016 at Iriga City Public Library with the following winners: Team Piltik (1st Prize), Team CBSUA-REPED (2nd Prize), Team CBSUA-CDE (3rd Prize) and User:Elmer_nev_valenzuela (Special Prize). Almost 2,000 images and videos were uploaded at Wikimedia Commons!

The City Government of Iriga thru the City Tourism Office proposed to conduct a week-long photograph exhibit and a street photography during the celebration of Tinagba Festival. Sixty-five (65) free-licensed photographs selected from the images of Rinconada landmarks and cultural icons captured during Wikipedia Takes Rinconada were exhibited from February 4 - 12, 2016 at Iriga City Public Library in Iriga City, Camarines Sur. The exhibit would be permanently displayed in the library. Local Wikimedians and new volunteers were also given free access during the Tinagba Festival grand street parade on February 11, 2016.

  • Date: February 4 - 12, 2016
  • Time: 8:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Venue: Iriga City

Wiki Takes Naga Photo Exhibit at Fish Cove, Naga City[edit]

Wikipedia Takes Naga exhibit was held during the 150th birth anniversary celebration of Tomas Arejola at Fish Cove, Abella St., Naga City, Camarines Sur. The activity was part of the promotion of Wikipedia Takes Rinconada. It was organized by Ringer, Filipinayzd and Maffeth.

  • Date: November 28, 2015
  • Time: 6:00 to 10:00 pm
  • Venue: Naga City

1Lib1Ref in the Philippines[edit]

University of Nueva Caceres[edit]

The #1Lib1Ref Campaign Philippines is a community outreach organized by the PhilWiki Community in partnership with the University of Nueva Caceres E-Library that aims for one librarian to add one reference source in every Bikol Sentral Wikipedia articles. This campaign is anchored to the #1Lib1Ref campaign supported by Wikipedia Library, a group of dedicated volunteers and Wikimedia Affiliates around the world.

#1Lib1Ref logo

The campaign ran from May 15 - June 5, 2019. The opening ceremony for this campaign was held on May 18, 2019 at the University of Nueva Caceres E-Library, Naga City, Philippines. Attendees were librarians, library science students and library volunteers from all over the city. The program was made possible by the GLAM Committee, and the entire community of the Philippine Wikimedia.

Wiki Loves Art[edit]

Wiki Loves Art logo

Wiki Loves Art is a project of PhilWiki Community which aims to collect and digitize newly-created art works on portraits of notable people in the field of arts, history among others, living and historical, and add them on Wikipedia articles of notable people who do not have free-licensed images, whose existing or extant photographs are not in public domain, whose portraits can only be produced through artistic expression.


At a workshop conducted by the art group Artletics in Cavite, Irvin Sto. Tomas shared about Wikimedia Foundation Grants to the participants composed of artists and cultural workers. He also promoted Wiki Loves Earth Philippines contest to the attendees who are from Cagayan, Cavite, Laguna, Camarines Sur and Albay provinces. Promotional leaflets and stickers were handed out to the participants after the talk. Possible collaborations which came up include an editing workshop among writers in Cavite and participation in upcoming activities namely Wiki Loves Monuments and Wiki Loves Art.

  • Date: June 1 - 3, 2018
  • Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Venue: Alfonso, Cavite

Photoraphy Hunt[edit]

Wiki Loves Art Photo Hunt is a photography walk to document events around arts exhibitions, arts festivals, and around arts in general, to engage artists in the movement.

Mural Painting[edit]

Together with the Kintab Artists Group, PhilWiki Community conduct Wiki Loves Art mural painting as an advocacy and outreach activity, which is part of the #Wikipedia20 global celebration.

Editing campaigns[edit]

Wiki Loves Art is a campaign on Bikol Wikipedia with the aim to enrich the content on subject around the arts. Three months are dedicated to feature different artists in the fields of visual arts in February, literary arts in April, and performance arts in June.