Wiki Advocates Philippines

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Wiki Advocates Philippines is a community of Filipino volunteer Wikimedians advocating free knowledge through the different Wikimedia projects; promoting the use of these projects primarily but not limited to education and in promoting equal gender representation. Empowering communities through project development, supporting global human rights advocacy and hosting campaigns promoting the free knowledge ecosystem.


Our primary goal is to help empower Wikimedians within the Movement to develop local wiki projects currently under incubation, promote Wikiprojects in Education and use these projects as a tool of advocating equal gender representation, women empowerment and climate actions. We make it our mission to continuously:

  • Develop local wikiprojects under Incubation such as but not limited to Central Bikol Wikiquote (Wikisambit), Tagalog Wikiquote (Wikikawikaan) and Tagalog Wikivoyage (Wikibyahe) through the Hatch-A-Wiki Project;
  • Advocate the use of Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom Toolkit to support the Media and Information Literacy Curriculum within the Philippines and the nearby East and Southeast Asian Countries and communities through EduWiki Initiatives;
  • Enhance the Central Bikol Wiktionary through Lingua Libre and Spell4Wiki app and broaden its scope and impact in supporting the mother tongue-based multilingual education in the Bikol Region;
  • Create a repository of Philippine local languages and literature through the Wikiboses project on Wikimedia Commons in partnership with local writers organizations and un-affiliated writers and literary enthusiasts;
  • Promote equal gender representation in the different Wikimedia projects within the country through Art & Feminism advocacies;
  • Improve Wikipedia and other Wikiprojects content by participating in global movement campaigns like #1Librarian1Reference, #WikiForHumanRights and #SheSaid;
  • Reach out to remote communities through distribution and of offline Wikipedia and installation of Open Access Learning Portals;
  • Document information of the national heritage for culture preservation.


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This user group plans to conduct the following activities to achieve its objectives:

Meet-ups. The group will be organizing meet-ups for its members in order to exchange ideas and to find ways to support them to continue editing the projects in areas where they would need help.

Translate-a-thons. The group will be helping new Wikimedians learn editing techniques, translate and improve content in all Wikimedia projects using the content translation tool.

Trainings. The group will be conducting online and offline trainings on how to effectively contribute to the different Wikimedia Projects and how to participate in the different global campaigns.

Resource Sharing. The group will develop open access materials related to accessing the different Wikiprojects and develop an offline Wikipedia suitable for the Philippine communities and share it among the remote communities here in the country.

Community Office Hours. The group will be conducting online tutorials, talks, Q&A sessions, and Wikiprojects on-boarding for newbies, experienced Wikimedians, or anyone who is up for open knowledge and Wikimedia-based projects.

On-Going Activities[edit]

  • Hatch-A-Wiki Project:The lack of active editors and test wiki activity are what hinders these projects to be fully developed. The aim of the Hatch A Wiki Project is to develop and maintain an active project, complete and proofread the MediaWiki interface translations, and complete the specific settings for the test project. At the moment, the team is working on Central Bikol Wikiquote (Wikisambit), Tagalog Wikiquote (Wikikawikaan), and for the next few months, Tagalog Wikivoyage (Wikibyahe) and Tagalog Wikisource.
  • #SheSaid Philippines 2021: This project aims to conduct a series of edit-a-thons both online and offline. Focus will be on improving contents about Filipino women on Wikiquote, Wikisambit and Wikikawikaan.
  • Proyektong AfroCine 2021

Upcoming Activities[edit]

  • Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos: This is in participation in the international campaign of Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos 2021. Our local Wikipedia projects will benefit from these edits through uploading appropriate photos for existing articles.The main objective of this project is for our local Wikipedia Projects to be involved in this international campaign. Articles will certainly be improved since it will be provided with the right photos supporting the article itself. The accumulated photos that are all available on Wikimedia Commons will find their place in articles located in Wikipedia. A stub article is common in our local Wikipedia, then adding a photo for it is another step of improving those stub articles.
  • Art & Feminism: This project is focused on continuing the objectives of the previous year's Art & Feminism in the Philippines by adding and improving contents in Wikipedia, Wiki Commons, and other Wiki projects with regards the Art and Feminism, not only limited in the Philippines but throughout the world.
  • #WikiForHumanRights:This series of edit-a-thons will be part of the #WikiForHumanRights 2021. This is to increase content with regards human rights, environmental health and diverse communities impacted by environmental issues around the world and provide awareness through a simple lecture on how to protect and maintain healthy ecosystems. One of the project goals is to invite new editors with the same advocacy on preserving healthy environment and prospect editors coming from different civic organizations for human rights.
  • Philippines Climate Change Translate-a-thon:This is a series of in-person events that focuses on translating articles on climate change events especially in the Philippines using the content translation tool of the Central Bikol Wikipedia. This project will give more focus on the typhoons that heavily impacted the country's history and economic development. This will both help promote awareness of the climate history of the country as a guide for disaster preparedness and will also provide a good avenue of recruiting new editors and promoting Wikipedia to college and senior high school students.
  • Bikol Wiktionary Edit-a-thon:This project focuses on adding new entries in the Bikol Wiktionary, improving the previous content, and inviting editors to do vocabulary contributions. This project aims to recruit new editors, will encourage mostly local Bikolano writers since they have an advanced skill on the language usage, increase skills for existing editors and fix word orthography and add new word meaning based on reliable Bikol language references. View more programs

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Contact Information[edit]

  • Email: wikiadvocatesph(_AT_)
  • Imelda R. Brazal -
  • Julius D. Bulahan -
  • Jusan V. Misolas -
  • Anthony B. Diaz -