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Report of activities: 2022


This page is the Annual Report of PhilWiki Community for the year 2022. It includes the activities of the organization from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022.

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.


  • January 14 - The WikiDepth Project which formally commenced last November 2021 brought Bikol Wikipedia to a Depth of 18.0 from ~8.0
  • January 16 - Wiki Cuteness Association in the Philippines held a meetup in celebration of Wikipedia's 21 birthday. Mingming (a sleeping cat) was chosen as Wiki Cuteness PH mascot of 2022. A meet up of community members in Camarines Sur was also celebrated the occasion during its post year-end get-together.


  • February 1 - The month-long Wiki Loves Folklore 2022 in the Philippines campaign started.[1] The User Group promoted the international photography competition and organized a local editing campaign which focused on the country's rich cultural tradition.
  • February 2 - Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom was presented during the school-based In-service Training (InSeT) on February 2, 2022 at DepEd Minalabac District, Schools Division of Camarines Sur, Philippines. It was attended by more the 30 primary school teachers.
  • February 6 - One (1) user has joined the Community:
  1. Wildernesswalker (talk) 05:07, 6 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  • February 13 - The WikiDepth Project which formally commenced last November 2021 brought Bikol Wikipedia to a Depth of 19.0 from ~8.0
  • February 24 - Thru the Facebook page of Wiki Loves Folklore PH, it announced the new deadline for submissions of entries in the international photography contest, which is March 15, 2022.


  • March 5 - Launching of WikiGap Campaign in the Philippines was attended by junior and senior high school teachers and community members at Tugawe Cove Cafe in Naga City, Philippines. Now on its 3rd year, the activity is being held in celebration of women's month with the goal to close the gender gap on the internet by creating and improving articles about women.
  • March 11-13 - Conducted the 3-day Training in Translation and Creative Writing for Teachers and Young Writers 2022 sponsored by Parasurat Bikolnon, Bikol High School for the Arts and Culture, and PhilWiki Community held on March 11-13, 2022 via Google Meet. The participants learned about the literary translation and translation of factual information thru the Wikipedia Content Translation Tool on the 3rd and last day of the webinar.
  • March 15 - On its second year of organizing Wiki Loves Folklore photography contest, a total of 18 contributors participated from the Philippines.[2] Here are some of the amazing entries:
  • March 19 - 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 delined 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).


  • April 12 and 13 - The official Facebook page of PhilWiki Community featured two local projects: Bikol Wikipedia's Literature Month campaign: Parambongon an mga biograpiya nin mga parasurat sa Bikol Wikipedia ngunyan na Bulan nin Literatura! Bisitahon an portal kan Literatura para sa mga tampok na parasurat: https://bcl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Literatura (241 people reached); and
Bikol Wikisource's call for contributors - Magin paraambag Bikol Wikisource, sarong proyekto kan Wikimedia Foundation na kolaboratibong hinahaman nin mga boluntaryo tanganing makamukna nin burabod nin mga babasahon na libreng makukua sa internet asin nin mga Binikol na babasahon gikan sa manlainlain na tataramon kan kinaban. Ngunyan na Semana Santa, basahon an An Bagong Tipan ò Testamento nin cagurangnan tang Jesu-Cristo na nalalagdaan can magña evangelio asin magña gawe nin magña apostoles. https://wikisource.org/wiki/An_Bagong_Tipan_(1909) (50 people reached)
Message from AffCom via Bunty Avieson on May 11, 2022 (UTC):
It has been a year since we notified you on meta that the application for Chapter status is on hold considering the unresolved conflict and capacity challenges of the User Group. As your group is still dealing with conflict issues, and we have not received any status update, we are reaching out to inform you that you have till end of May to resolve the standing issues or the application will be removed from the pipeline and marked archived. You are welcome to submit a new application when you have resolved the identified issues.
We note the communication from Filipinayzd on meta that the PH-WC Board has voted to endorse your application. This is excellent news, but on its own not enough to meet the requirements of becoming a Chapter.
This message will be emailed and posted on the application meta page.
We look forward to working with you in the future.
PH-WC president responded to a communication dated May 18, 2022 relevant to a User Group application of a former PhilWiki Community member on June 7 and August 12, 2022.


  • June 7 - One (1) user has joined the Community:
  1. Spilltea (talk) 13:26, 7 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]


  • July 3 - Wiki Loves Folklore 2022 winner from the Philippines was announced on the official PhilWiki Community Facebook page: Topping over 8584 entries from different countries is the photograph Child's Faith to Santo Niño (CC BY-SA 4.0) by Michol Sanchez. As a prize, he will receive $400 USD worth of gift certificate. Entries were judged based on technical quality, originality, potential usefulness and overall value of the image including its licensing to the Wikimedia projects. Three more entries of Michol Sanchez received honorable mentions namely "Child'Faith", "Dinagyang" and "The mother of all festivals today". CONGRATULATIONS! More at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Folklore_2022/Winners Wiki Loves Folklore in the Philippines #WLFPH #WikiLovesFolklore (355 people reached)


  • August 6, 9 and 13 - Wikimania 2022 and Wikimania 2022 local event in the Philippines were announced on the official PhilWiki Community Facebook page. (366; 395; 535; 1,456 people reached)
  • August 7 - The WikiDepth Project which formally commenced last November 2021 brought Bikol Wikipedia to a Depth of 20.0 from ~8.0
  • August 10 and 11 - Wikimania 2022 was promoted in radio stations wherein the community members also discussed the promotion of Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons in the Philippines.
  • August 12 - Wikimania is all about physical gathering and meeting fellow Wikimedians. Through Wikimania satellite celebrations, local Wikimedians were able to get together to learn, make connections and collaborate with others.
  • August 13 - PhilWiki Community participated in a photowalk organized by Commons Photographers User Group held on August 13, 2022 within the old business district of Naga City in celebration of Wikimania 2022.
  • August 14 - In lieu of the planned Wiknic, attendees held another meetup at Tugawe Cafe.
  • August 31 - At the end of the month, two (2) users have joined the Community:
  1. JWilz12345 (Talk|Contrib's.) 11:01, 23 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Howdy.carabao (talk) 00:41, 26 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]


  • September 24 - PhilWiki Community Facebook page posted: Wiki Loves Fashion in the Philippines features modest clothings and traditional wears of the Filipino people. Join the photography contest and win amazing prizes! Contest period is from September 1 to September 30, 2022. To join, visit [website] #wikilovesfashion (102; 119 people reached)


  • October 31 - The WikiDepth Project which formally commenced last November 2021 brought Bikol Wikipedia to a Depth of 21.0 from ~8.0


Group photo last 19 November, 2022
  • November 1 - PhilWiki Community Facebook page posted: Join the Wiki Loves Food Philippines featuring the rich Filipino cuisine. Competition runs from November 1 to December 31, 2022. #WikiLovesFood (191 people reached)
  • November 18 - 20 - Three members namely Johnny Alegre, Zyra Hila, and Maffeth Opiana[3] at ESEAP Conferece 2022 that took place in Sydney, Australia. The theme for the 2022 conference is ESEAP 2022: Reconnect! Reflecting the desire of community members to renew collaborations, reconnect after the 2018 conference and several virtual conferences in the last 2 years.


  • December 2 - Webinar on Wikimedia was held at Fr. James O'Brien SJ Library in Ateneo de Naga University - We have just celebrated this week the 15th Anniversary of Bikol Wikimedia Community, which serves as the constituency of PhilWiki. Today, we hosted a Webiner attended online by LiAnna Davis (Chief Programs Officers & Deputy Director, Wiki Education) and Satdeep Gil (Senior Program Officer, Culture and Heritage, Wikimedia Foundation). One of the key learnings that surfaced from the webinar is the urgent need for digitization and Optical Character Recognition of heritage literature, for transfer to WikiSource. The webinar was held in partnership with the Ateneo University of Naga City. We shall nurture these institutional relationships in all fields.[4]
  • December 19 - PH-WC conducts PhilWiki Community Engagement Survey for the 2023 Annual Plan which aims to know the capacity and engagement of the members in the organization and in the movement. Your response will guide us in improving our programs and activities. Follow up activities will be done to come up with an annual plan for 2023.