Strategic Plan

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Strategic Plan through 2018

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Our MISSION is to encourage, empower and engage Filipinos any where in the world to participate, collect and develop educational content under a free content license or generally in the public domain, and to share, disseminate or distribute such educational content freely, effectively, and globally using languages and/or dialects, foreign or local, as may be spoken in the Philippines, and generally by all Filipinos worldwide.

We VISION a world in which every single Filipino is given free access and freely share the sum of all human knowledge...


  • Engagement. We are national in scope and global in orientation.
  • Volunteerism. We recognize volunteerism as cornerstone of attaining our ideas and aspirations.
  • Sharing. We believe that sharing knowledge is impetus for empowering the people and their future generations.
  • Free Culture. We acknowledge the importance of establishing a culture of free knowledge.

Our SUSTAINABLE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE is the Filipinos' culture of openness to share information – whether it’s a photo image, a text, coverage of a recent event, and many others. The known presence of Wikipedia online resulted to less time presenting and discussing projects to the target audience and our potential partners. Our global reach and coordination with the Wikimedia Foundation and other chapters provide us sufficient resources to execute our plans, programs, and activities.

Sustaining the existing online projects

In 2012, the Department of Education rolled-out the Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE) program aimed at using 12 major Philippine languages as mediums of instructions from Kinder to Grade 3, the languages to be used are Chavacano, Cebuano, Central Bicolano, Hiligaynon, Ilocano, Kapampangan, Maguindanao, Maranao, Pangasinan, Tagalog, Tausug and Waray-Waray. Since then it was expanded by the Department of Education to include other languages.

Standardizing orthography

Wikimedia Philippines will work closely with the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino and other recognized language institutions and language development centers to adopt a standard orthography that will be presented to the contributors of the various Wikimedia projects. Wikimedia Philippines will spearhead an effort and present this to the contributors of the Wikimedia project for them to adopt to add credibility to their work.

Expand Wikimedia projects in Philippine languages

Language map of the 12 major Philippine languages

Diversification of projects

Leveraging our relationships with the greater movement

Creation of new Wikimedia projects

Standardization and compliance

The operation of Wikimedia Philippines primarily funded by grants from the Wikimedia Foundation, whose donors claim which allows to that will allow donations to it to be deductible.

In the Philippines, not all donations to non-profit organizations are tax deductible. Under BIR Revenue Regulation No. 13-98 or the implementing rules of Section 34 (H) of the National Internal Revenue Code of the Philippines, as amended (RA 8424) the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC) is granted authority to accredit non-profit organizations for their compliance with relevant regulations. Only after passing the accreditation from PCNC shall it be eligible to avail of tax deductibility of donations to their organization.

Through 2018, Wikimedia Philippines will
  • Provide explicit provisions in its Articles of Incorporation or By-laws that conforms to the requirements for accreditation of PCNC. In doing so, it will introduce the necessary amendments and submit it to the general membership for ratification and approval of the Securities and Exchange Commission. It shall also ensure that such provisions are retained whenever the Articles of Incorporation or By-laws undergo revisions or amendments.
  • Ensure all meetings of the Board, general membership and staff, if any, are properly documented and unless classified, post the minutes of the meetings on the website.
  • Create a Program Operations Manual.
  • Ensure that all reportorial requirements with government agencies which includes but are not limited to the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Securities and Exchange Commission, are filed within the prescribed period.