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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
Legal statusnon-stock non-profit corporation
Founding date1 June 2015
Approval date17 October 2015
Main officeNaga City
Official language(s)Philippine languages
Other language(s)Central Bikol language, Rinconada Bikol language
ReportsLink to reports
FacebookFacebook group and Facebook page




The Philippine Wikimedia Community, Inc., an affiliate organization established as Philippine Wikimedia Community User Group or PhilWiki Community (PH-WC), is a free, open and vibrant organization of Filipino volunteers and content editors from the Philippines and all over the world.

Annual General Meetings[edit]

2016 - 2017 (Ad Hoc/Interim Board)[edit]

The ad hoc board of PhilWiki Community was composed of the following people:

Name Username Position Bylaws signatory
Irvin P. Sto. Tomas Filipinayzd Co-founder Yes
Steven A. Fung Steven*fung Co-founder Yes
Gil L. Gregorio Geopoet Co-founder Yes
Froy P. Beraña FroyAgta Secretary No
Maffeth C. Opiana Maffeth.opiana Treasurer Yes
Ramon O. Olaño, Jr. Ringer Member Yes

2018[edit]

As per the By-laws of the association, the annual general meeting shall be held every 3rd week of March. The ad hoc board of trustees decided to hold its first general meeting on the 28th day of March 2018, 6:00 in the evening at Yellow Cab Pizza, Magsaysay Avenue, in Naga City. The voting closed at 8:00 in the evening and the five (5) members receiving the highest votes were duly-elected as Trustees to serve for a one-year term. The election of officers was held via online voting from 12th to 13th of May. Irvin P. Sto. Tomas was elected as President and Chairman.

Name of Trustee Position
Irvin P. Sto. Tomas President/Chairman
Froy B. Beraña Vice President
Jusan V. Misolas Secretary-General/Public Information Officer
Maffeth C. Opiana Treasurer/Board Member
Ramon O. Olaño, Jr. Board Member
Name of Member Position
Steven A. Fung Overseas Chapter Representative/Auditor
Joseph V. Ciudadano Member
Anthony B. Diaz Member
Maricris F. Gomez Member
Harold Gomez Member
Ian Kenneth D. Orasa Member

2019[edit]

PhilWiki Community Board of Trustees 2019-2020, and incorporators of Philippine Wikimedia Community, during the awarding ceremony of Wiki Loves Earth Philippines on August 3, 2019 at Naga City
Eleven (11) members with guests during the awarding ceremony of Wiki Loves Earth Philippines

The board of trustee decided to hold its second general meeting on the 3rd day of March, 6:00 in the evening at Caby's Cabana Restaurant, Elias Angeles St., Naga City with 5 members in person and 5 online attendance out of the thirteen (13) official members. The duly-elected as Trustees to serve for a one-year term are Irvin P. Sto. Tomas, Froy B. Beraña, Anthony B. Diaz, Maffeth C. Opiana and Ramon O. Olaño, Jr.

Name of Trustee Position
Irvin P. Sto. Tomas President/Chairman
Froy P. Beraña Vice President/Vice Chairman
Anthony B. Diaz Secretary-General/Public Information Officer
Ramon O. Olaño, Jr. Treasurer/Board Member
Maffeth C. Opiana Board Member
Name of Member Position
Steven A. Fung Overseas Chapter Representative
Joseph V. Ciudadano Auditor
Jusan V. Misolas Member
Maricris F. Gomez Member
Harold Gomez Member
Ian Kenneth D. Orasa Member
Rodel Frias Member
John Paul Collantes Member

On 22 May 2019, it adopted a new constitution and by-laws.

2020[edit]

The 2020 annual general meeting was held on the 21st day of March, from 5:00 - 11:42 pm Philippine Time via Zoom and Facebook messenger. Members present (13) were Froy Beraña (Vice-Chairman/Vice-President), Josefwinzent Libot, John Paul Collantes, Steven Fung, Irvin Sto. Tomas (Chairman/President), Ira Villanueva, Joseph Ciudadano, Marvin Molin, Leah Banastao, Ralff Nestor Nacor, Ramon Olaño (Board Member/Treasurer), Maffeth Opiana (Board Member), and Anthony Diaz (Board Member/Secretary). Members who were absent (8): Jusan Misolas, Maricris F. Gomez, Harold Gomez, Ian Kenneth Orasa, Rodel Frias, Imelda Brazal, Marvin Aquino, and Vanjie Padilla.

Name of Trustee Position
Irvin P. Sto. Tomas President/Chairman
Steven A. Fung Vice President/Vice Chairman
Maffeth C. Opiana Secretary/Board Member
Froy P. Beraña Treasurer/Board Member
Marvin R. Molin Board Member
Name of Member Position
Ralff Nestor Nacor Auditor
John Paul Collantes Public Information Officer
Ramon O. Olaño, Jr Member
Leah Banastao Member
Anthony Diaz Member

Ramon O. Olaño, Jr. resigned as Board Member on June 2nd. The Board appointed Marvin R. Molin as Board Member, Ralff Nestor Nacor as Auditor and John Paul Collantes as Public Information Officer on June 13th. Included in the list are members who have settled their membership and 2019-2020 annual dues.

Timeline[edit]

Record from the first annual meeting in March 2018

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Current Members of the Board of Trustees and Officers[edit]

Irvin P. Sto. Tomas President/Chairman; GLAM Committee Chairman
Irvin has been involved in the Wikimedia movement since 2007. He is one of the founders of Philippine Wikimedia Community User Group (PhilWiki Community) where he currently serves as President/Chairman. He used to be the Diversity Committee Chairman. He was an administrator of Bikol Wikipedia. He represented the user group at the 2016, 2017 and 2018 Wikimedia Conference held in Berlin, Germany, 2018 ESEAP Wikimedia Conference held in Bali, Indonesia, and 2018 Wikipedia+Education Conference held at San Sebastian, Basque Country in Spain.

Email: irvinstotomas(_AT_)yahoo.com
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Steven A. Fung Vice President/Vice Chairman; Advocacy Committee Chairman
Steven is one of the founders of Philippine Wikimedia User Group and has been involved in the Wikimedia movement since 2007. He currently serves as Vice President and Advocacy Committee Chairman. He served as Auditor and Overseas Chapter Representative. He represented the user group at the 2018 Wikimedia Conference held in Berlin, Germany.

Email: apollotranslations(_AT_)yahoo.co.uk
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Maffeth C. Opiana Treasurer; Outreach Committee Chairperson
Maffeth has been involved with the Wikimedia movement since 2014 as a contributor on Wikimedia Incubator. She is also working actively for Philippine Wikimedia Community user group where she currently serves as Diversity and Outreach Committee Co-Chairperson. She represented the user group at the 2018 ESEAP Wikimedia Conference held in Bali, Indonesia.

Email: maffeth.opiana(_AT_)gmail.com
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Marvin R. Molin Secretary; Diversity Committee Chairperson
Marvin has actively contributed on Wikimedia Commons since joining Wiki Takes Rinconada in 2015 and has been involved in Wikimedia Movement since then. He is also working actively for Philippine Wikimedia Community user group where he currently serves as Diversity and Outreach Committee Co-Chairperson. He represented the user group at the 2019 ESEAP Wikimedia Strategy Summit held in Bangkok, Thailand.

Email: marvin.molin(_AT_)gmail.com
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Ralff Nestor S. Nacor Auditor; Membership Committee Chairman
Ralff was admitted to the organization on March 8, 2020 and is an active contributor on Bikol Wikipedia. He currently serves as Auditor and chairs the Membership Committee (2019-2020).

Email: rojo_nacor(_AT_)yahoo.com
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John Paul R. Collantes Public Information Officer
John Paul was admitted to the organization on December 24, 2018 and has started editing on Bikol Wikipedia in 2015. He currently serves as Public Information Officer (2019-2020).

Email: jp2593(_AT_)gmail.com
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Interested in participating[edit]

If you are interested in taking an active role in the working group, please signify below your intention to join this group. Our group is interested to undertake projects of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.

Membership application[edit]

To formally join the organization, request a membership form at philwikicommunity(_AT_)gmail.com.