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Report of activities: 2017


This page is the Annual Report of PhilWiki Community for the year 2017. It includes the activities of the organization from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017.

The Philippine Wikimedia Community User Group or PhilWiki Community was formed on 1 June 2015 to served as an organization of unaffiliated Wikipedians in the Philippines.



Three users showed interest in joining the group:

  • March 10 - Two (2) Wikimedia Commons contributors joined the User Group.
  • March 28 - One (1) English Wikipedia contributor joined the User Group.


  • March 31 to April 2 - Ringer and Filipinayzd participated at the Wikimedia Conference 2017 in Berlin, Germany. They attended the ESEAP regional meet-ups held during the 3-day conference. Filipinayzd delivered a lightning talk on Bikol Wikipedia: its Impact as a Local Resource.


  • June 1 - PhilWiki Community celebrated its 2nd anniversary through a simple gathering at Ringer's place in Naga City which was attended by individuals with shared passion, history and culture. Ringer and Filipinayzd shared their experience during the 2018 Wikimedia Conference in Berlin.


  • October 27 - PhilWiki Community endorsed the Wikimedia 2030 strategic direction.


  • November 3 - PhilWiki Community colaborated with the celebration of Mariano Perfecto Day celebration at Fish Cove and Ateneo de Naga University.
  • November 14 - One (1) Cebuano Wikipedia contributor joined the User Group.
  • November 11-25 - 10th Bikol Wikipedia Anniversary was celebrated at Ateneo de Naga University and Central Bicol State University of Agriculture. We conducted a workshop at ADNU on 18 November to encourage participants to improve and create content in any Wikipedia edition and upload photographs at Wikimedia Commons. An awarding ceremony was held the following week wherein the attendees watched video presentations and joined discussion on issues beyond editing Wikipedia. On 25 November, we conducted a lecture on Wikimedia Commons which was attended by students and the director for research of CBSUA who looks forward to a formal partnership with PhilWiki Community. A photograph walk within the campus was done in the afternoon.


  • December 2 - Conducted a tutorial on uploading photographs at CBSUA, Pili, Camarines Sur.
  • December 15 - Held a meet-up and awarding of certificates and rewards at Kape Naga, Naga City.