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

Philippines
Location 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.

Board of Trustees[edit]

2023-2024 Board of Trustees[edit]

PhilWiki Community maintains a gender diverse board, which has also elected the organization's first female president. The 2023 annual meeting of members was held on March 18, 2023 at Unica Cafe in Naga City, Bicol. Wiki Loves Philippines project lead Maffeth C. Opiana, a junior high school teacher, succeeded Juan Bautista H. Alegre (who now heads the Pilipinas Panorama Community formerly the PhilWiki Community-Manila, an active community of Manila-based Wikimedians) becoming the first female head of the organization. Architect and college professional instructor Ian Kenneth L. Orasa was elected as the new board chair, who replaced Wikimedia Commons contributor and registered agriculturist Zyra B. Hila, the second female board chair elected since the formation of the community on June 1, 2015. The remaining members of the board are senior high school teacher-Wikimedians Marife G. Altabano (treasurer) and Francis Charles D. Brioso, who are both serving their second term, and WikiGap Philippines 2023 project lead and senior high school teacher Maria Glenda P. Brioso (secretary). Bikol Wikipedia administrator Joseph V. Ciudadano is the new internal auditor.

Name of Trustee Position
Arch. Ian Kenneth Orasa Board Chair
Maffeth Opiana President
Maria Glenda Perico Secretary
Marife Altabano Treasurer
Francis Charles Brioso Board Member

Previous Boards of Trustees[edit]

2022-2023 Board of Trustees[edit]

The 2022 Annual General Meeting was conducted with 13 out of 22 regular members were in attendance. The meeting was divided into two parts: presentations, and election of the new set of officers. Introduction to Wikipedia Translation Tool, Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom, WikiGap Philippines 2022, and Wiki Stickering Campaign were the topics discussed. It was immediatley followed with the awarding of certificates to partners, out-going officers, and participants in different past activities of PhilWiki Community.

The second part of the meeting was the election of the new set of board for 2022-2023. The program includes the checking of attendance, treasurer's report, president's report, presentation of candidates, voting, and annoucement of result. There were 8 members nominated during the nomination period namely Johnny Alegre, Zyra Hila, Frinces Ezra Carullo, Ralff Nestor Nacor, Maffeth Opiana, Francis Charles Brioso, Irvin Sto. Tomas, and Maricon Opiana. The candidates were given time to give their statements. Ralff was not present while Maffeth declined the nomination. With 6 candidates left, the casting of votes was done via Google Forms administered by Marife Altabano.

A total of 13 regular members were in attendance and all participated in the voting: Johnny Alegre, Jeffrey Altares, Marife Altabano, Leah Banastao-Sumalinog (proxy: Maffeth Opiana), Glenda Perico Brioso, Francis Charles Brioso, Frinces Ezra Carullo, Joseph Ciudadano, Maricris Fragata Gomez (proxy: Irvin Sto. Tomas), Zyra Hila, Maffeth Opiana, Maricon Opiana, and Irvin Sto. Tomas.

After the validation of votes, result was announced: Johnny Alegre with 9 votes (ELECTED), Francis Charles Brioso with 7 votes (ELECTED), Frinces Ezra Carullo with 6 votes, Zyra Hila with 10 votes (ELECTED), Maricon Opiana with 12 votes (ELECTED), and Irvin Sto. Tomas with 12 votes (ELECTED).

The following composed the Board of Trustees for the 2022-2023 term:

Name of Trustee Position
Zyra Balmes Hila Board Chair
Juan Bautista H. Alegre President
Francis Charles Brioso Secretary
Ezra Carullo Treasurer
Marife Altabano Board Member

2021-2022 Board of Trustees[edit]

The 2021 annual general meeting was held on the 20th day of March, from 1:47pm - 8:02 pm Philippine Time at Blackscoop Café, Naga City with live updates in Facebook messenger. The thirteen (13) members in attendance were: Marvin Rojo Molin, Maffeth Opiana, Irvin Sto. Tomas, Ian Kenneth Orasa (proxy: Irvin), Ira Villanueva (proxy: Irvin), Joseph Ciudadano (proxy: Marvin), John Paul Collantes (proxy: Marvin), Rodel Frias (proxy: Maffeth), Steven Fung (proxy: Maffeth), Leah Banastao (proxy: Marvin), Ralff Nestor Nácor (proxy: Irvin), Maricris Gomez, and Harold Gomez. Members who did not attend the meeting were: Vanj Padilla, Ramon Olano Jr., Josefwintzent Libot, Marvin Aquino, Harry King Avenido, and Maricon Opiana. One in the membership was suspended.

Name of Trustee Position
Ralff Nestor S. Nacor President/Chair
Steven A. Fung Vice-President/Vice-Chair
Irvin P. Sto. Tomas Treasurer/Board Member
Leah Banastao Secretary/Board Member
Maricris Gomez Board Member
Name of Member Position
Joseph Ciudadano Auditor
Ian Kenneth Orasa Public Information Officer
Ira Villanueva Member
John Paul Collantes Member
Rodel Frias Member
Marvin Molin Member
Maffeth Opiana Member
Harold Gomez Member

Through PH-WC Resolution No. 4 Amending the 2021-2022 Officers of the Corporation, Maricris F. Gomez was appointed as the new Board Chair.

2020-2021 Board of Trustees[edit]

The 2020 annual general meeting was held on 21 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) were Jusan Misolas, Maricris F. Gomez, Harold Gomez, Ian Kenneth Orasa, Rodel Frias, Imelda Brazal, Marvin Aquino, and Vanjie Padilla.

2019-2020 Board of Trustees[edit]

The Board of trustees decided to hold its second general meeting on the 3 March 2019, 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.

Ad Hoc/ Interim Board of Trustees (2018)[edit]

The ad hoc Board of trustees decided to hold its first general meeting on 28 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.

The ad hoc board of PhilWiki Community, in its inception, 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


Photos: (1st photo) Officers of PhilWiki Community, 2023-2024 (left to right): Board Secretary Maria Glenda Perico, Board Treasurer Marife Altabano, and Maffeth Opiana (President); (2nd photo) Officers of PhilWiki Community, 2022-2023 (left to right): Board Treasurer Ezra Carullo, Board Chair Zyra Hila, Board Member Marife Altabano, and Board Secretary Francis Charles Brioso (President Johnny Alegre is not in the photo); (3rd photo) Officers of PhilWiki Community, 2021-2022: President Ralff Nestor Nacor (2nd from right), Board Secretary Leah Banastao (center), and Board Treasurer Irvin Sto. Tomas (right) with other past officers at Central Bicol State University of Agriculture.

Timeline of Executive Members[edit]

Commencing on the first annual meeting in March 2018.
Note: All officers (i.e. Executive Members) are Board Members unless otherwise indicated.
Board Members without an officer position are indicated as "(Board Member)" by default.

User:Jp2593User:Steven*fungUser:ShiminUfesojUser:RalffralffUser:RalffralffUser:ShiminUfesojUser:FrincesEzraUser:ShiminUfesojUser:RingerUser:Maffeth.opianaUser:RingerUser:MarvinBikolanoUser:Marife.altabanoUser:FrancisCharlesB (PHWC)User:Maffeth.opianaUser:RingerUser:FroyAgtaUser:Maffeth.opianaUser:FilipinayzdUser:FrincesEzraUser:Marife.altabanoUser:Animasola13User:KunokunoUser:Maffeth.opianaUser:MarvinBikolanoUser:FrancisCharlesB (PHWC)User:Daragang NagueñaUser:FroyAgtaUser:Steven*fungUser:ZyrahilaUser:FilipinayzdUser:RalffralffUser:BuszmailUser:Maffeth.opianaUser:FilipinayzdUser:ZyrahilaUser:ChisoyWasabe

Membership Structure[edit]

Map of the Philippines showing the activity of the Philippine Wikimedia Community: location of members (regular and associate) in green, and location of past outreach activities in lime green.

Membership Classification (Resolution approved: 26 May, 2022)

  • Membership in PhilWiki Community is open to anyone who is committed to the objectives and aims of the organization and has genuine interest to be actively involved in its affairs.
  • Anyone who wishes to formally join the organization may apply for membership.
  • Anyone who wishes to participate voluntarily in the activities of the organization may list his or her name or username in the rooster of individuals interested in participating in its activities
  • All members shall be classified according to their commitment to its affairs, as follows: 1) Regular Members - that members in good standing are assigned with the descriptor "Regular", as in Regular Members; 2) Associate Members - that all members are assigned the descriptor "Associate", as in Associate Members pending the requirements for regular membership; 3) Community Member - that all members in the roster of individuals interested in participating in its activities who do not belong to categories of Regular or Associate membership are assigned with the descriptor "Community", as in Community Members.
  • The record on membership classification is updated every last day of the month, and shall be published on Meta.

Regular Members[edit]

  1. Joseph Villanueva Ciudadano
  2. Ramon Olano Jr.
  3. Maricon Opiana
  4. Glenda Perico-Brioso
  5. Francis Charles Brioso
  6. Marife Altabano
  7. Zyra Balmes Hila
  8. Roderick Suñaz Sumalinog
  9. Ezra Carullo
  10. Maffeth Opiana
  11. Harold Gomez
  12. Maricris Fragata-Gomez
  13. Jeffrey Altares
  14. Leah Banastao
  15. Marvin Rojo Molin
  16. Ian Kenneth Orasa
  17. John Paul Collantes
  18. Ranieljosecastaneda
  19. Alvin Casitas
  20. Jessartcam
  21. ArvyJames
  22. Srikandi73
  23. Tien2
  24. MaryGrace Valencia
  25. Bernadette Florendo-Roco
  26. Sheena Aloner
  27. VergaraAmpy
  28. Marivic altabano
  29. Ellnico-bikolano
  30. Merlina Pabia
  31. Emz Cambaya Cernitchez

(Regular Members as of 31 December 2023)

Associate Members[edit]

  1. Steven A. Fung - June 1, 2015
  2. Joseph Vincent Libot - May 1, 2019
  3. Marvin D. Aquino - May 5, 2019
  4. Harry King Avenido - March 8, 2020
  5. Israel Aves - April 19, 2021
  6. Abrham Gomez - April 19, 2021
  7. Mark Gil Gavarra - April 19, 2021
  8. Ray John Ubaldo - April 19, 2021
  9. Mark Anthony Ampongan - April 19, 2021
  10. John Ryan Lorca - April 19, 2021
  11. Zenovia Mae Peconcillo Geconcillo - May 5, 2021
  12. Stefanie Imperial - May 5, 2021
  13. Norman Primavera - May 5, 2021
  14. Patrick Jonel Caparado - May 5, 2021
  15. Jeancel G. Cañares - May 30, 2021
  16. Dindy Deanne V. Orit - May 30, 2021
  17. Wenielyn G. Nilo - May 30, 2021
  18. Liza Lyn A. Villano - May 30, 2021
  19. John Mark Pelismino - May 30, 2021
  20. Oliver Magalog - May 30, 2021
  21. Herbert Kikoy - December 11, 2021
  22. Ruel Sta. Ana - December 11, 2021
  23. Bernardo Aguay Jr. - December 11, 2021

(Associate Members as of 31 December 2023)

Community Members[edit]

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(Community Members as of 31 December 2023)

Interested in participating[edit]

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Membership application[edit]

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