PhilWiki Community/Membership

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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
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.

Contact information[edit]

Contact us through these email addresses:

Irvin P. Sto. Tomas, irvinstotomas@yahoo.com
Maffeth C. Opiana, maffeth.opiana@gmail.com

Former contact person: Gil L. Gregorio

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
New Member Date of Admission
Rodel Frias October 13, 2018
John Paul Collantes December 24, 2018
Imelda Brazal April 15, 2019
Ira Villanueva April 15, 2019
Leah Banastao May 1, 2019
Joseph Vincent Libot May 1, 2019
Marvin R. Molin May 5, 2019
Marvin D. Aquino May 5, 2019
Vanjie Padilla August 3, 2019

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

Timeline[edit]

Note: Record from March 2018

User:ShiminUfesoj User:Maffeth.opianaUser:RingerUser:RingerUser:Maffeth.opianaUser:KunokunoUser:Animasola13User:FroyAgtaUser:Filipinayzd

Current Members of the Board of Trustees[edit]

Irvin Sto. Tomas President/Chairman; Diversity Committee Chairman
Irvin has been involved with 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 and chairs the Diversity Committee. He used to be an administrator of Bikol Wikipedia.

Email: irvinstotomas(_AT_)yahoo.com
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Froy Beraña Vice-President/Vice-Chairman; Education Committee Chairman
Froy has been involved in Wikimedia Movement since 2012 and he has actively contributed on Wikimedia Commons since joining Wiki Takes Rinconada in 2015. He is also working actively for Philippine Wikimedia Community user group where he currently serves as Vice-President/Vice-Chairman and chairs the Education Committee. He represented the user group at the 2019 ESEAP Wikimedia Strategy Summit held in Bangkok, Thailand.

Email: ytrewq.froy(_AT_)gmail.com
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Anthony Diaz Secretary General/PIO; GLAM Committee Chairman
Anthony was involved in Wikimedia Movement in 2012 and he recently joined the organization. He currently serves as Secretary General/Public Information Officer. He chairs the GLAM Committee.

Email: anthony.baduria12(_AT_)gmail.com
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Ramon Olaño, Jr. Treasurer; Advocacy Committee Chairman
Ramon or Ringer has been involved with the Wikimedia movement since 2007 as a contributor on Bikol Wikipedia. He is also working actively for Philippine Wikimedia Community user group where he currently serves as Treasurer and chairs the Advocacy Committee. He represented the user group at the 2016 and 2017 Wikimedia Conference held in Berlin, Germany.

Email: monchjr(_AT_)gmail.com
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Maffeth Opiana 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 Outreach Committee 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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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.