PhilWiki Community/Outreach

From Meta, a Wikimedia project coordination wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Main pageBy-LawsMembershipMeetupsFacilitiesAdvocacyDiversityEducationGLAMOutreach
PhilWiki Community
Philippine Wikimedia Community, Inc.
Philippine Wikimedia Community
User Group

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

Outreach activities are being conducted by community members to reach more people both online and offline. These activities are done in collaboration with organizations and institutions which helps develop the capacity of the Community.

Maffeth Opiana serves as the Chairman of Outreach Committee (2019-2020). She has been involved in Wikimedia movement since 2015 as part of Wiki Takes Rinconada project team. She represented the user group at the 2018 ESEAP Wikimedia Conference held in Bali, Indonesia in 2018.

Currently, she is serving as a Board Member. She has led the Wiki Loves Earth in the Philippines in 2018 and 2019 which aimed to increase the collection of free-licensed photographs of natural heritage in the country.

Wiki Loves Earth 2018 in the Philippines[edit]

Wiki Loves Earth is an international photography competition which aims to promote natural heritage sites around the world through Wikimedia projects (mainly Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons). The year 2018 was the first edition of Wiki Loves Earth in the Philippines. To promote the natural heritage sites of the Philippines, Filipino Wikimedians decided to organize a series of photo walks participated by writers and photographers.


The Wiki Loves Earth Philippines Team paid a courtesy visit at the Office of the Governor on May 18 and promoted Wikipedia the next day at a writing workshop organized by Catanduanes State University (CSU) The Statean, SurTe writers organization and the provincial government. The team discussed Wikipedia particularly the Central Bikol edition and also invite the attendees to participate in Wiki Loves Earth Philippines. Promotional leaflets and stickers were handed out to the participants. On May 20, a photo walk with some of the workshop participants was conducted at Binurong Point.


Spanish Wikipedia Editathon[edit]

As part of the community outreach activity of the team, we conducted an editing workshop during the Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day celebration in Naga City. The lecture focused on Wikimedia Commons and a tutorial on adding images to Wikipedia, specifically to the Spanish Wikipedia among other editions. The event was graced by the Honorary Consul of Spain in Bicol who appreciated the efforts by Wikimedians and the organizers in participating in the annual Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day celebration. An awareness on Wikipedia was raised as the editing activity was included in the promotion of the celebration, i.e. event's banners, posters, souvenir magazine and announcements. Added WLE PH images on Spanish Wikipedia: 5; on any Wikipedia per participant: 32 (Rsahagun11 - 12; Bikolesque - 6; MarvinBikolano - 5; FroyAgta - 4; ChisoyWasabe - 3; Filipinayzd - 2).


Wiki Loves Monuments 2018 in the Philippines[edit]

Wiki Loves Monuments is an international photography competition which aims to promote built heritage sites around the world through Wikimedia projects (mainly Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons). Philippines is back in holding the competition after 2-year hiatus. Wiki Loves Monuments in the Philippines aims to encourage photography and heritage conservation advocates to document as many built heritage sites of the Philippines as possible.

Naga City[edit]

The organizing team conducted a photo walk in Naga City covering four historical landmarks namely Naga Cathedral, Holy Rosary Minor Seminary, Quince Martires del Bicolandia and Jesse M. Robredo Museum.

  • Date: August 21, 2018
  • Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Venue: Naga City



Photographers in Cavite led by Ira Villanueva conducted a photo walk within the province. They covered historical sites found in the area including Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit, Aguinaldo Monument in Trece Martires City, and Thirteen Martyrs of Cavite in Trece Martires, Cavite.

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


Camarines Sur[edit]

Architecture students of Bicol State College of Applied Sciences and Technology (BISCAST) in Naga City led by Froy Beraña, Maffeth Opiana and Ian Kennth Orasa conducted a photo walk within Camarines Sur. The whole-day activity in Camarines Sur which had a theme LITRATO: Capturing The Historical Growth Through Synergy of Cultural Diversity covered the towns of Calabanga, Bombon, Magarao, Canaman, and Naga City.

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


Bikol Wikipedia as a learning resource[edit]

Deped Catanduanes[edit]

PhilWiki Community conducted an outreach activity in Catanduanes attended by around 50 elementary and high school teacher in Social Studies. Participants were introduced to the Bikol edition of Wikipedia. They were encouraged to utilize and add local knowledge on the website. The province has three languages which include Central Bikol, Northern Catanduanes Bikol and Southern Catanduanes Bikol.


Wiki Loves Earth 2019 in the Philippines[edit]

The 2nd edition of Wiki Loves Earth in the Philippines was conducted to promote the natural heritage sites of the Philippines. Filipino Wikimedians organized a photo tour in Virac in Catanduanes, Burias Island in Masbate, and at Taal Volcano in Batangas province.