Wikimedia Philippines

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Wikimedia Philippines

Location of Philippines (green) in
ASEAN (dark grey)
Location Philippines Icons-flag-ph.png
Country code PH
Founding date April 12, 2010 [1]
Approval date March 17, 2010 [2]
Extinction February 28, 2017 [3]
Main office Manila
Official language(s) English-PH
Other language(s) Tagalog/Filipino, Central Bikolano, Cebuano, Chavacano, Ilokano, Kapampangan, Pangasinan, Waray-Waray
Website Archived Page
Mailing list wikimedia-ph

Wikimedia Philippines is a former Wikimedia affliate (chapter). It operated under the laws of the Republic of the Philippines as a non-stock, non-profit corporation duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under the name Wikimedia Philippines Inc.

The conception of Wikimedia Philippines came to be on May 20, 2007 at the first informal meeting of Filipino Wikipedians at SM Megamall in Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City. However, Wikimedia Philippines was first proposed as a cooperative on September 13, 2006, an decided to pursue as a corporation on February 11, 2007.

After having the Wikimedia Philippines chapter approved by the Wikimedia Foundation (with the recommendation of the Chapters Committee) on March 17, 2010, the Articles of Incorporation and By-laws were signed by the incorporators on March 28, 2010 and filed those documents at the Securities and Exchange Commission in the Philippines on April 8, 2010.

Wikimedia Philippines' Certificate of Incorporation was approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on April 12, 2010 and signed by Benito A. Cataran, Director of Company Registration and Monitoring Department with Company Reg. No. CN201005637. The certificate was released on April 16, 2010 then at the SEC office in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

On September 9, 2016, Wikimedia Philippines was notified of their suspension as a Wikimedia affiliate due to long standing and serious governance issues, as well as non-compliance with reporting requirements which go as back as 2014, has been sent multiple warnings regarding them, and on the date mentioned, was provided with an explicit list of tasks and deadlines in order to return to compliance with their chapter agreement. The chapter failed to complete these tasks by the deadline of November 28, 2016, and was consequently notified that they would no longer be recognized as a Wikimedia chapter after the termination of their Chapter Agreement on March 1, 2017.


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Philippine language Wikipedias[edit]

Total Articles: 6,755,982
Total Edits: 32,751,852

Rank Language Wiki Depth Articles Pages Edits Admins Users Active Stats
1 Cebuano ceb 1 5,380,775 8,964,835 24,061,326 5 51,251 139 CEB
2 Waray war 4 1,263,268 2,876,641 6,193,732 2 37,994 53 WAR
3 Tagalog tl 25 81,195 232,655 1,653,910 11 95,418 155 TL
4 Ilocano ilo 68 11,436 47,383 327,941 1 12,404 25 ILO
5 Kapampangan pam 20 8,556 18,410 280,227 1 14,908 26 PAM
6 Central Bikol bcl 7 8,192 14,626 175,336 1 12,878 30 BCL
7 Zamboanga
cbk-zam 0 2,996 5,360 98,919 1 10,626 19 CBK-ZAM
8 Pangasinan pag 29 2,560 7,502 59,380 0 5,457 13 PAG

Other projects are in Incubator.


  1. "Wikimedia Philippines Incorporation Paper, Securites and Exchange Commission.". Wikimedia Commons. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  2. "Resolution:Approval of Wikimedia Philippines.". Wikimedia Foundation. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  3. "(Wikimedia-l) Chapter De-Recognition: Wikimedia Philippines". Wikimedia Mailing List Pipermail. Retrieved 22 April 2017.