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Wiki Loves Monuments is a public photo competition around Cultural Heritage. The contest began in 2010 in the Netherlands and quickly spread to 18 European countries the year after. In 2012, it was held in 35 countries worldwide including the Philippines.

The first edition of Wiki Loves Monuments Philippines was held in 2012 in partnership with the National Commission on Culture and the Arts and the Department of Tourism. James Singlador's photo of the Vigan Cathedral won first place out of 2,300 entries submitted by 319 participants. Singlador took with him ₱15,000 and a full scholarship to Wikimania 2013 in Hong Kong. The global Wiki Loves Monuments competition on the other hand saw Cid Jacobo's photo of Batad Rice Terraces placing third place behind the winning photo from India and the runner-up from Spain.

The photo contest is set to be held again in September 2013.

Philippine Wikimedia Conference
The goal of the Philippine WikiConference is to gather local Philippine Wikimedians to discuss/present various Wikipedia/Wikimedia related topics (see program below) among its participants. It also targets to entice Wikimedians become members of Wikimedia Philippines to have a concerted effort in developing Philippine content in Wikimedia projects.

Previous projects


Wikimedia Philippines (WMPH) and Mozilla Philippines join forces to conduct seminar-workshops dubbed as Open Web Day. This event focuses on Internet newbies who want to learn about the basics of Wikipedia editing and to help on localization of Firefox into Tagalog.


Wikipedia Takes Naga was a photo scavenger hunt in the spirit of Wikipedia Takes the City in Naga City, Philippines held during the Bikol Wikipedia Day on November 24, 2012. It was organized by Filipino Wikipedians in Bicol region and Wikimedia Philippines, the Philippine local chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation in collaboration with Ateneo de Naga University and Parasurat Bikolnon Inc. and in cooperation with the City Government of Naga.

The activity aimed to increase the coverage of free photographs involving the City of Naga so that they can be used in Wikipedia articles which need pictures, as well as promoting awareness of Wikipedia in Naga. The event also served as Bikol Wikipedia's 5th year celebration.


Software Freedom Day is the international commemoration of Free/Open Source Software (FOSS), free high quality alternatives to proprietary software ranging from operating system to application that people would use at home, in the office or at school. Hundreds to almost thousands of organizations worldwide are celebrating SFD every year. SFD is an outreach day where we inspire newcomers to the community with the values and quality of free software and communicate the broader issues of software freedom through a variety of activities. Various relevant and exciting IT topics are presented and discussed during the event. This event shares the Wikimedia Foundation's vision of spreading free and open sourced knowledge in each country in the entire globe. The celebrations in the Philippines were held at the University of Santo Tomas, Asia's Oldest University and was hosted by the Computer Professionals Union and the UST Computer Science Society on September 17, 2011.
Wikipedia Takes Manila was a photo scavenger hunt in the spirit of Wikipedia Takes the City which was held in Manila on January 15, 2011 for the tenth anniversary of Wikipedia. The first event of its type to be held in Southeast Asia, it was aimed at increasing the coverage of free photographs involving the City of Manila so that they can be used in Wikipedia articles which need pictures, as well as promoting awareness of Wikipedia in Manila. Articles that now have photos because of the event include articles on the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Paco railway station, the Hospicio de San Jose, Plaza Miranda and the Bahay Tsinoy.

Wikipedia Takes Manila was one of the largest events celebrating Wikipedia's tenth anniversary, with over 100 participants joining both in teams and as individuals. The contest was won by Team RMD, a three-man team comprised of Richard Espiritu, Mei Tanchico and DK Solis, with 889 points.


Aiming to partner with government agencies, especially its statistical arm, Wikimedia Philippines participated in the 11th National Convention on Statistics held on October 4 to 5, 2010 at the EDSA Shangri-la Hotel in Mandaluyong City. It was organized by the National Statistical Coordination Board.
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