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PhilWiki Community
Philippine Wikimedia Community, Inc.
Philippine Wikimedia Community
User Group

Philippines
LocationFlag of the Philippines.svg 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
ReportsLink to reports
FacebookFacebook group and Facebook page

The Affiliations Committee of Wikimedia Foundation provisionally approved the Community on 17 October 2015‎ for three months. The group's first activity in its initial period of recognition included outreach events in Minalabac and Naga City in Camarines Sur, supporting the editathons held at Tacloban City and Palo town both in Leyte province, and Wikipedia Takes Rinconada at Iriga, Camarines Sur. On 28 March, 2018, the Community elected its first set of Board of Trustees.

Wikipedians from the Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilokano and Bikol communities first met at the 2012 Philippine WikiConference during the discussion on Building Regional Wikimedia Communities. Representatives from Philippine Wikimedia communities which included the Pangasinan, Pampanga, Tagalog and Bikol communities met again at the 2013 Philippine WikiConference in Pasig City, Metro Manila. A collaboration between the Tagalog and Bikol communities realized the Open Web Day at Ateneo de Naga University on 30 June 2012 and at University of Nueva Caceres on 24 November 2013 both held in Naga City. Rinconada Bikol Wikipedia Edit-a-thon was initiated by the Bikol community with technical assistance from the Tagalog community on 5 August 2014 in Naga City.

WMPH President visited the Pangasinan community at the Malong Building, Pangasinan Capitol in Lingayen, Pangasinan on 25 August 2014. Later he also paid a visit to the Bikol community at Central Bicol State University of Agriculture on 21-22 December 2014. On 1 June 2015, PhilWiki Community was formed by the Bikol community to serve as an organization of unaffiliated Wikipedians in the Philippines.

Philippine Wikimedia communities[edit]

There are eight (8) existing Philippine language-based Wikipedia projects namely Bikol Sentral, Cebuano, Chavacano Zamboangueño, Kapampangan, Ilokano, Pangasinan, Tagalog and Waray. Each of these languages has at least one million native speakers, except for Chavacano Zamboangueño which is threatened to be closed down for lack of editing activity. Among the existing proposed Wikipedia projects, Hiligaynon has over a million native speakers while Capiznon, Kinaray-a, Miraya Bikol and Rinconada Bikol have tens to hundreds of thousands native speakers. The Community strongly opposed the proposal to close down the Cebuano Wikipedia.

There have been contributors who actively promote Wikipedia projects in different parts of the country: Pangasinan Wikipedia in Lingayen, Pangasinan (Ilocos Region), Kapampangan Wikipedia in Angeles City (Central Luzon Region), Tagalog Wikipedia in Manila (National Capital Region), Bikol Sentral Wikipedia in Naga City and Rinconada Bikol Wikipedia in Iriga City (both in Bicol Region) and Waray Wikipedia in Tacloban City (Eastern Visayas Region).

Philippine Wikimedia Community[edit]

Major Philippine languages

Our humble initiatives in promoting Wikimedia projects:

Basic editing in Bikol Sentral Wikipedia
Meet and greet, wikistorming etc.
Created stubs for stubs for Philippine municipalities in Rinconada Bikol Wikipedia (incubator)

Meetings[edit]

2020[edit]

Date Type Subject/Agenda Attendance Location Photo
Jan 12, 2020 (Sun) Board Meeting Annual report, annual dues, office, 2020 projects etc. 5 Naga Phwikimeeting01122020.jpg
Jan 15, 2020 (Wed) Wikipedia Celebration Simple celebration for 19th Birthday of Wikipedia 4 Naga Wikipedia at 19th PhilWiki Community2.jpg Wikipedia at 19th PhilWiki Community.jpg
March 8, 2020 (Sun) Board Meeting Office, upcoming events, election etc. 4 Naga PHWC monthly meeting March 2020.jpg