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Report of activities: 2024[edit]

This page is the Annual Report of PhilWiki Community for the year 2023. It includes the activities of the organization from January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2024.

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 26 - Teachers participated in the Wiki Quiz as part of the presentation on the utilization of Wikimedia in class during the 5-day In-service Training of Teachers in Minalabac District. Proper citation and relicensing were also discussed to over 50 teachers and school heads in attendance. At the end of the session, outputs were presented and at least 20 teachers signified to participate in the upcoming Wiki-related activities, in the formation of a Wiki Club for teachers in Minalabac and in organizing a teacher's training on Wikimedia next school year 2024-2025.


  • February 9 - Primary school teachers attended their first Wiki meet up at Cocoland Farm and Resort in Minalabac with PhilWiki Community President Maffeth O. Sto. Tomas for the formation of a Wiki Club. Nora Rejalde of Antipolo Elementary School (AES) was elected president of the organization. MaryGrace Valencia of Malitbog Elementary School was chosen as the vice president. Rose Ann Navales and Janice Penetrante from AES, and Shyrel Jacobe from Magadap Elementary School were appointed secretary, treasurer and auditor, respectively. Nora, MaryGrace and Rose Ann have previously attended the Bikol WikiConference and WikiCommon PH Conference held last year.
  • February 18 - Three organizations namely the Nueva Caceres Heritage Movement Inc., Philippine Wikimedia Community Inc., and the Bikol Wikipedia Community had a Memorandum of Understanding signing with the aim to promote heritage advocacy and preservation through Wikimedia projects, programs and activities. The signing was then followed by a meeting with Wiki Loves Manuscripts team on the Bikol Wikisource activity which Bikol Wikipedia Community is planning to organize in partnership with PH-WC and NCHMI. The Philippine Wikimedia Community User Group through its GLAM Philippines program will be digitizing old publications and manuscripts later this year in partnership with the University of Nueva Caceres Museum.


  • March 16 - At Starmark Cafe in Naga City last March 16, active members gathered for the organization's annual meeting. Architect Ian Kenneth Orasa, Maffeth Opiana-Sto. Tomas and Marife Altabano were re-elected for another term while Leah Sumalinog and Badette Roco were chosen by the members to replace Francis Charles Brioso and Glenda G. Brioso. The new board reappointed Ian Kenneth as board chair, Maffeth as president, Marife as treasurer, and Joseph as internal auditor with Badette as the new secretary.
Celebrated during women's month, the Philippines has been participating the global campaign since 2019. The editing activity focuses on improving and creating new articles on women related topics using the Wikipedia Content Translation Tool.
PhilWiki Community Diversity Committee and Wiki Women Filipinas program chair Glenda Perico-Brioso organized the month-long activity.


  • April 6 - Twenty-two senior high students actively participated in WikiQuest: Journey through the World of Wikis as part of the Wiki Education Philippines program of PhilWiki Community. Assisted by their teachers, the participants completed a set of tasks related to Wiki collaboration by exploring the open educational resource and getting familiarized with some of the basic actions in contributing to the project.
Teacher-Wikimedians from Cararayan NHS, Camarines Sur NHS, San Juan NHS, Antipolo ES and CBSUA served as facilitators in the fun-filled activity wherein the newbie editors performed simple tasks such as 'Fix It' or fixing grammatical and typographical errors on Wikipedia, 'Categorize It' or adding images to appropriate categories on Wikimedia Commons, 'Transcribe It' or transcribing and proofreading pages on Wikisource, and more.
All Grade 12 participants are members of the Cararayan National High School Wiki Club, a pilot extra-curricular organization formed in 2023. Marife Altabano, the committee chair of the Wiki Education Philippines program serves as the club's adviser. The club will welcome interested Grade 11 and junior high school students starting next school year.


  • May 10-12 - The ESEAP Conference 2024 was held n Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia with the Collaboration beyond the horizon. It was the third regional conference for Wikimedia communities throughout the ESEAP region. Affiliates sent their delegates to conference with Maffeth Opiana-Sto. Tomas and Glenda Perico-Brioso representing the Philippine Wikimedia Community User Group. Together with its founding chair Irvin P. Sto. Tomas, they presented a session on Utilization of Wikimedia in Lessons wherein as educators and Wikimedians they shared about the educational initiatives in the Philippines that can resonate with communities across ESEAP and beyond. The seesion provided a new approach to our fellow Wikimedian educators facing difficulties in incorporating Wikipedia into academic setting.


  • June 1 - In celebration of its 9th anniversary, The PhilWiki Community Blog was launched to give the latest updates of our activities and related news around the Wikimedia movement. Inspired by the Diff blog, it is a space dedicated for up-to-date and relevant information beyond the confines of social media and Wikimedia platforms.
  • June 7-30 - Wikisource Loves Manuscripts PH training was conducted and 23 participants joined the Wikisource Loves Manuscripts PH Proofread-a-thon.