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WikiProject Pangasinan Phase 1 Project Report

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This section reports the outcome of the Phase 1 of WikiProject Pangasinan, or the Pangasinan Wikipedia Outreach Project.

Group picture inside the Malong Building

WikiProject Pangasinan Phase 1: Outreach Activity also known as Pangasinan Open Day is a vital component of the Pangasinan Wikipedia Revitalization Program (WikiProject Pangasinan) which aims to increase quality articles in English and Tagalog Wikipedia relating to Pangasinan and restructuring of the Pangasinan Wikipedia online project.

This project was a collaborative effort of Wikimedia Philippines together with the Multimedia arm of the Provincial Government of Pangasinan headed by Ms. Vanj Padilla. The event was held at the Conference Room, 2nd Floor Malong Building, Provincial Capitol Complex, Lingayen, Pangasinan.

Project Goal

The goal of this project is to allow Wikimedia, through Wikimedia Philippines, to engage key players in the Province of Pangasinan, allowing them to learn more about what Wikimedia has to offer and what they can do to help the movement prosper, both locally and abroad.

Description of actual activities

Wikimedia Philippines, through a Wikimedia Foundation grant, has sponsored this event and has attracted hundreds of local participants on this event. In attendance are students, predominantly female, educators and some employees from the local government.


September 4, 2012   WMPH Vice President Butch Bustria went to Lingayen to make a dialogue with the provincial government of Pangasinan. He presented the goals and objectives of this project. The provincial government in turn had an ongoing digitization project with Google in map making and creating interactive educational materials for the people of Pangasinan.

October 12, 2012   Formal Letters of Intent were sent both to the Provincial Government and a private university in San Carlos City, Pangasinan

October 26, 2012   The Office of Governor Amado Espino approved the proposal and the event was set to November 16, 2012

November 5, 2012   Event organizers made an online chat with the representatives of the provincial government. Logistics and other technical details were discussed. Event wiki page within the WMPH website was created.

November 10, 2012   Meeting of the Outreach Team. Jojit Ballesteros will train the new editors and Butch Bustria will discuss the WikiProject Pangasinan in detail. Discussed project game plan and event planning. Proposal submitted to the WMPH board which in turn was voted unanimously.

November 13, 2012   Event materials (notebooks, pens, ecobags, ID laces fans) were delivered. These materials were sourced from the remainder from the 3rd WikiCon and Wiki Loves Monuments events. Talks for the extended event in a private university in San Carlos City broke down due to technical issues.

November 14, 2012   Students from Pangasinan State University were invited to the workshop.

November 15, 2012   Jojit Ballesteros and Eric Calica departed from Manila to Lingayen via Victory Liner Air Conditioned Bus. Butch Bustria departed Manila to Bugallon, Pangasinan via Ordinary Bus and Bugallon, Pangasinan to Lingayen via Jeepney and Tricycle. Ballesteros and Calica checked in at the President's Hotel while Bustria went to his relatives.

November 16, 2012

Jojit Ballesteros discuss the Pangasinan Wikipedia website
Editing session during the outreach activity
Tour of the Pangasinan Capitol.
Project Team with representatives of the Pangasinan community and Baguio community.

8:00 am. Ingress.   The event team prepared the materials while the Provincial Government made fine tuning and calibration with the equipment (Projector, Video Camera, Air conditioning unit, Microphone). There were 52 participants present in this event. 40 reserved and 12 walk-ins/ referrals.

9:30 am.   Event started with a welcome statement from Ms. Vanj Padilla, New Media Services Head of the Office of the Provincial Governor

9:40 am.   Jojit Ballesteros introduced Wikipedia to the audience.

11:20 am.   Butch Bustria discussed WikiProject Pangasinan. He discussed the state of the Pangasinan Wikipedia, the benefits of crowdsource development in creating information about Pangasinan and the development of the encyclopedia in Pangasinan Language.

11:40 am   Vanj Padilla took initiative of bringing the participants to an impromptu photowalk of the Lingayen Capitol Complex for the workshop in the afternoon.

12:30 pm   Lunch Break. There was a discussion with Pangasinan Educators about the Pangasinan Orthography and collaboration to other related projects like Wiktionary, Wikisource and Wikibooks.

1:10 pm   Jojit Ballesteros discussed Wikipedia Editing

3:00 pm   Afternoon Break. Snacks and Drinks were served.

3:15 pm   Workshop started.

Participants started creating accounts for Wikimedia Commons, English Wikipedia, Pangasinan Wikipedia and Tagalog Wikipedia. Since it is not on a shared network and most participants brought their own Wireless Internet USB modem, there were no problems in terms of account creation were concerned.

They started uploading the photos they took earlier and some photos they took while they are in their home municipalities. They edit articles on some towns in Pangasinan and mostly edited the Lingayen, Pangasinan article in English Wikipedia. Some edit in Tagalog Wikipedia and in Pangasinan Wikipedia.

4:40 pm   Closing remarks and hand-over of certificates and Wikimedia Philippines materials. Butch Bustria gave a digital wall clock as token of appreciation to the provincial government.

5:00 pm   Engress.

5:10 pm   JR Padilla, one of the staff members of the Office of the Governor toured the event team to an exclusive access to the Provincial Capitol. The Governor's office as well as the session hall of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Council) were toured. On top of the Provincial Capitol building, the Urduja House (Governor's Mansion) as well as the Malong (Civic) and Kalantiaw (Finance) Buildings were seen.

5:40 pm   The event team briefly rest at the Presidents Hotel and discussed the concluded event and the opportunities for Pangasinan Wikipedia

6:30 pm   The provincial government fetched the event team at the hotel and brought to a restaurant in Binmaley, Pangasinan. Served were fresh catch from the fishpens and the Binmaley River.

Here they discussed the future of the revitalization program. Other discussions include WikiNews for the local elections in Ilocos Region, having a Pangasinan Wikipedia Community and a Community for the Cordillera Administrative Region.

9:30 pm   The event team were brought back to the hotel. Butch Bustria took a tricycle ride to his relatives.

November 17, 2012

10:00 am   The event team checked out. Jojit Ballesteros took a bus back to Manila. Eric Calica went to his hometown in Bauang, La Union via Dagupan and Agoo. Butch Bustria went to Alaminos City for talks with local representatives and headed back to Manila the following day, November 18.


Jojit Ballesteros with female participants of this event.

What lessons were learned that could help others succeed in similar projects?

The event became the first standalone WMPH organized event outside the Metro Manila. The lessons learned in event planning and execution will be used in future events that will be organized in other parts of the Philippines.


What impact did the project have on WMF mission goals of Increased Reach, Increased Quality, Increased Credibility, Increased and Diversified Participation?

This event brought unexpected positive impact on the revitalization program as well as the intended reach of the foundation.

  1. The event was attended and hosted by predominantly female participants.
  2. It brought interest to the Pangasinan government to bring similar outreach projects to other municipalities in the province. The trainers will come from the participants of this outreach activity
  3. There are various plans to bring the digitized content to Wikipedia to be able to be seen at a wider readership base and update Pangasinan people residing overseas.

Did it met the target?

To recap, here are the outreach targets:

The project's specific goal is to

  • Introduce to target audience Wikipedia and its benefits to the promotion of Pangasinan and Pangasinan Language
  • Engage the target audience in hands-on editing
  • Solicit suggestions to further improve the project.

The project's specific measurements of success are:

  • Sign up at least 30 participants on this event
  • Create at least 5 user accounts
  • Post at least 5 edits to any existing Wikipedia article
  • Submit at least 2 pictures in Commons in relation to this event.

Here are the results:

  • It achieved its goal of telling the audience about Wikipedia and its benefits to the promotion of Pangasinan and Pangasinan Language
  • The target was achieved when all of the participants engaged in the workshop activity. Most students brought their own laptops and usb modems. About 5 laptops are lent by the Provincial Government. No account creation error experienced during the event.
  • We were able to obtain valuable suggestions like improving the municipal articles, uploading more free images, create wikisource and wikibooks in Pangasinan language, restructure the Pangasinan Wikipedia, having Admin User:Bluemask of Tagalog Wikipedia a steward until a parmanent Pangasinan Wikipedia administrator is promoted, WikiNews on local/regional events and the train the trainer program.
  • There are a total of 40 pre-registered participants who came in to the event and 12 more as walk-ins who registered in this event, exceeding expectations to 22. A similar event for the second day at a the private university was cancelled. Many students from a public university came in the November 15 event.
  • There are more than 20 accounts created in the English Wikipedia and 20 edits made in the Lingayen Wikipedia article.
  • Though the event images is yet to be uploaded by Jojit_fb, students uploaded images from the impromptu Wiki Takes Lingayen Capitol Complex event to Wikimedia Commons. There are more than 20 images were uploaded and posted in the Lingayen, Pangasinan English Wikipedia article.

Expense Report


Transportation - Bus - Manila-Dagupan (Butch Bustria)


₱ 350.00

Meals (Pre-Event)


₱ 224.00

Transportation - Bus - Dagupan-Manila (Butch Bustria)


₱ 345.00

Office Supplies (Card Board, parchment paper)


₱ 151.50



₱ 95.00

Cellphone Load - Communications (Internet+Call+SMS)


₱ 490.00

Transportation - Bus- Manila-Lingayen (Jojit Ballesteros)


₱ 374.00

Transportation - Bus- Manila-Lingayen (Eric Calica)


₱ 374.00

Transportation - Bus- Manila-Lingayen (Butch Bustria)


₱ 252.00

Jollibee Meals


₱ 3,109.00



₱ 1,500.00



₱ 180.00



₱ 3,600.00

Transportation - Bus - Lingayen-Manila (Jojit Ballesteros)


₱ 350.00

Transportation - Bus - Lingayen-Dagupan (Eric Calica)


₱ 18.00

Transportation - Bus - Dagupan-Agoo (Eric Calica)


₱ 47.00

Transportation - Bus - Lingayen-Alaminos (Butch Bustria)


₱ 88.00

Transportation - Bus - Alaminos-Manila (Butch Bustria)


₱ 393.00


₱ 11,940.50

Note: Cancellation of the second event reduced the expenditures by half. Excess materials were sent to Naga City for Wikipedia Takes Naga scheduled the following week, November 24. The Pangasinan Dictionary will be deposited in the Reference Materials Section at the WMPH Office in Makati City.

Amount Underspent

₱ 13,059.50

Will you be requesting re-allocation of remaining grant funding?

Yes. Remaining funds will be returned to the organization for future use.

₱ 450.00 was spent for the shipment of excess materials from Manila to Naga City. The materials were brought back to Manila by Butch Bustria on his return last November 18. It was shipped last November 19 and was received by Irvin Sto. Tomas, Community Head of Bikol Wikipedia Community last November 20.

Amount to be Returned

₱ 12,609.50

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