PhilWiki Community/Membership

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PhilWiki Community
Philippine Wikimedia Community, Inc.
Philippine Wikimedia Community
User Group

Philippines
LocationFlag of Philippines.svg Philippines
Country codePH-WC
Legal statusnon-stock non-profit corporation
Founding date1 June 2015
Approval date17 October 2015
Main officeNaga City
Official language(s)Philippine languages
Other language(s)Central Bikol language, Rinconada Bikol language
ReportsLink to reports
FacebookFacebook group and Facebook page

The Philippine Wikimedia Community, Inc., an affiliate organization established as Philippine Wikimedia Community User Group or PhilWiki Community (PH-WC), is a free, open and vibrant organization of Filipino volunteers and content editors from the Philippines and all over the world.

Ad Hoc/Interim Board

The ad hoc board of PhilWiki Community, in its inception, was composed of the following people:

Name Username Position Bylaws signatory
Irvin P. Sto. Tomas Filipinayzd Co-founder Yes
Steven A. Fung Steven*fung Co-founder Yes
Gil L. Gregorio Geopoet Co-founder Yes
Froy P. Beraña FroyAgta Secretary No
Maffeth C. Opiana Maffeth.opiana Treasurer Yes
Ramon O. Olaño, Jr. Ringer Member Yes

The ad hoc Board of trustees decided to hold its first general meeting on 28 March 2018, 6:00 in the evening at Yellow Cab Pizza, Magsaysay Avenue, in Naga City. The voting closed at 8:00 in the evening and the five (5) members receiving the highest votes were duly-elected as Trustees to serve for a one-year term. The election of officers was held via online voting from 12th to 13th of May. Irvin P. Sto. Tomas was elected as President and Chairman.

The Board of trustees decided to hold its second general meeting on the 3 March 2019, 6:00 in the evening at Caby's Cabana Restaurant, Elias Angeles St., Naga City with 5 members in person and 5 online attendance out of the thirteen (13) official members. The duly-elected as Trustees to serve for a one-year term are Irvin P. Sto. Tomas, Froy B. Beraña, Anthony B. Diaz, Maffeth C. Opiana and Ramon O. Olaño, Jr.

The 2020 annual general meeting was held on 21 March, from 5:00 - 11:42 pm Philippine Time via Zoom and Facebook Messenger. Members present (13) were Froy Beraña (Vice-Chairman/Vice-President), Josefwinzent Libot, John Paul Collantes, Steven Fung, Irvin Sto. Tomas (Chairman/President), Ira Villanueva, Joseph Ciudadano, Marvin Molin, Leah Banastao, Ralff Nestor Nacor, Ramon Olaño (Board Member/Treasurer), Maffeth Opiana (Board Member), and Anthony Diaz (Board Member/Secretary). Members who were absent (8) were Jusan Misolas, Maricris F. Gomez, Harold Gomez, Ian Kenneth Orasa, Rodel Frias, Imelda Brazal, Marvin Aquino, and Vanjie Padilla.


Photos: (LEFT) Officers of PhilWiki Community, 2021-2022: President Ralff Nestor Nacor (2nd from right), Secretary Leah Banastao (center), and Treasurer Irvin Sto. Tomas (right) with past officers; (CENTER) PhilWiki Community's past and current officers at a Board Meeting held on June 15, 2019; (RIGHT) Eleven PH-WC members and guests during the awarding ceremony of Wiki Loves Earth Philippines.

2021 Board of Trustees

The 2021 annual general meeting was held on the 20th day of March, from 1:47pm - 8:02 pm Philippine Time at Blackscoop Café, Naga City with live updates in Facebook messenger. The thirteen (13) members in attendance were: Marvin Rojo Molin, Maffeth Opiana, Irvin Sto. Tomas, Ian Kenneth Orasa (proxy: Irvin), Ira Villanueva (proxy: Irvin), Joseph Ciudadano (proxy: Marvin), John Paul Collantes (proxy: Marvin), Rodel Frias (proxy: Maffeth), Steven Fung (proxy: Maffeth), Leah Banastao (proxy: Marvin), Ralff Nestor Nácor (proxy: Irvin), Maricris Gomez, and Harold Gomez. Members who did not attend the meeting were: Vanj Padilla, Ramon Olano Jr., Josefwintzent Libot, Marvin Aquino, Harry King Avenido, and Maricon Opiana. One in the membership was suspended.

Name of Trustee Position
Ralff Nestor S. Nacor President/Chairman
Steven A. Fung Vice-President/Vice-Chairman
Irvin P. Sto. Tomas Treasurer/Board Member
Leah Banastao Secretary/Board Member
Maricris Gomez Board Member
Name of Member Position
Joseph Ciudadano Auditor
Ian Kenneth Orasa Public Information Officer
Ira Villanueva Member
John Paul Collantes Member
Rodel Frias Member
Marvin Molin Member
Maffeth Opiana Member
Harold Gomez Member

Through PH-WC Resolution No. 4 Amending the 2021-2022 Officers of the Corporation, Maricris F. Gomez was appointed as the new Board Chair.

Timeline of Executive Members

Commencing on the first annual meeting in March 2018.
Note: All officers (i.e. Executive Members) are Board Members unless otherwise indicated.
Board Members without an officer position are indicated as "(Board Member)" by default.

User:Jp2593User:Steven*fungUser:ShiminUfesojUser:RalffralffUser:RalffralffUser:ShiminUfesojUser:FrincesEzraUser:RingerUser:Maffeth.opianaUser:RingerUser:MarvinBikolanoUser:Marife.altabanoUser:Maffeth.opianaUser:RingerUser:FroyAgtaUser:Maffeth.opianaUser:FilipinayzdUser:FrincesEzraUser:Animasola13User:KunokunoUser:Maffeth.opianaUser:MarvinBikolanoUser:FrancisCharlesB (PHWC)User:FroyAgtaUser:Steven*fungUser:FilipinayzdUser:ZyrahilaUser:FilipinayzdUser:RalffralffUser:BuszmailUser:Zyrahila

Members of the 2021-2022 Board of Trustees and Officers

Maricis Fragata Gomez: Board Chair
Maricris was first involved as a participant in WikiTutorial conducted in 2018-2019. She has since actively involved in community outreach activities. She is the first woman Board Chair and among the first female members of the Board.

Email: crisfraggygo(_AT_)gmail.com
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Ralff Nestor S. Nacor: President
Ralff is an administrator of Bikol Wikipedia. He currently serves as President and Membership Committee Chair (2020-2021). A licensed Chemical Engineer in the Philippines, he is currently a pilot-scale brewer in a known Filipino beer company.

Email: rojo_nacor(_AT_)yahoo.com
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Steven A. Fung: Vice-President, Vice-Chair
Steven is one of the founders of the Philippine Wikimedia Community User Group and has been involved in the Wikimedia movement since 2007. He currently serves as Vice-President and Advocacy Committee Chair (2020-2021), and had previously served as the user group's Auditor and Overseas Chapter Representative. He represented Philwiki in the 2018 Wikimedia Conference held in Berlin, Germany.

Email: apollotranslations(_AT_)yahoo.co.uk
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Leah Banastao: Secretary
Leah was first involved as a participant in WikiTutorial conducted in 2018-2019. She has since been actively involved in community outreach activities. She is mong the first female members of the Board.

Email: lheybbanastao(_AT_)gmail.com
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Irvin P. Sto. Tomas: Treasurer
Irvin has been involved in the Wikimedia movement since 2007. He is one of the founders of the Philippine Wikimedia Community User Group where he currently serves as Treasurer and GLAM Committee Chair. He used to be the President/Chair of the PhilWiki Community. He is an administrator of Bikol Wiktionary and was an administrator of Bikol Wikipedia. He represented the user group at the years 2016, 2017 and 2018 in the Wikimedia Conference held in Berlin, Germany; the 2018 ESEAP Wikimedia Conference held in Bali, Indonesia; and the 2018 Wikipedia+Education Conference held at San Sebastian, Basque Country in Spain.

Email: irvinstotomas(_AT_)yahoo.com
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Interested in participating

If you are interested in taking an active role in the working group, please signify below your intention to join this group. Our group is interested to undertake projects of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.

  1. Maffeth.opiana (talk) 02:41, 5 July 2015 (UTC)
  2. Geopoet (talk) 09:09, 6 July 2015 (UTC)
  3. Filipinayzd (talk) 09:14, 6 July 2015 (UTC)
  4. Eduardo Canela, PhD. (talk) 09:14, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
  5. Ringer (talk) 08:55, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
  6. Steven*fung (talk) 13:35, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
  7. Sailesh Patnaik (Talk2Me|Contribs) 17:00, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
  8. Ivyoutiful (talk) 14:36, 9 July 2015 (UTC)
  9. Nothing7898 (talk) 11:10, 10 July 2015 (UTC)
  10. Rinconada (talk) 11:45, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  11. Brazal.dang (talk) 07:01, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
  12. Katimawan2005 (talk) 15:30, 8 September 2015 (UTC)
  13. Elmer Nev Valenzuela (talk) 09:34, 22 January 2016 (UTC)
  14. Magbantay (talk) 10:34, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
  15. John Paul Collantes | Jp2593 (talk)13:00, 7 March 2016 (UTC)
  16. *~Manila's PogingJuan 15:27, 15 July 2016 (UTC)
  17. Korean Rail Fan (talk) 10:34, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
  18. FroyAgta (talk) 5:57, 10 March 2017 (UTC)
  19. MarvinBikolano (talk) 5:57, 10 March 2017 (UTC)
  20. Jordz (talk) 08:29, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
  21. Lsj (talk) 09:57, 4 January 2018 (UTC)
  22. Jeth888 (talk) 12:44, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
  23. Shenalyn2018 (talk) 09:57, 7 March 2018 (UTC)
  24. ShiminUfesoj (talk) 12:36, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
  25. Bumbl loid (talk) 05:30, 6 May 2018 (UTC)
  26. Arius1998 (talk) 06:25, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
  27. Exec8 (talk) 01:33, 25 August 2018 (UTC)
  28. Tubanismo (talk) 13:29, 26 September 2018 (UTC)
  29. Ananth subray (talk) 14:01, 8 October 2018 (UTC)
  30. DearPaulPH (talk) 05:41, 9 April 2019 (UTC)
  31. Ukiraneis (talk) 15:07, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
  32. Iravillanueva (talk) 22:24, 24 October 2019 (UTC)
  33. MysteryMrHandsome (talk) 13:22, 7 November 2019 (UTC)
  34. Wakowako (talk) 07:36, 14 December 2019 (UTC)
  35. AugustSpiraling (talk) 02:30, 18 December 2019 (UTC)
  36. Julan Shirwod Nueva (User talk:jsnueva1022) 13:11 26 June 2020 (UTC)
  37. Kurigo (talk) 12:34, 22 January 2021 (UTC)
  38. Jumark27 (talk) 12:58, 9 May 2021 (UTC)
  39. Churihan (talk) 18:50, 21 May 2021 (UTC)
  40. Daragang Nagueña (talk) 10:07, 8 January 2022 (UTC)Daragang Nagueña
  41. Wildernesswalker (talk) 05:07, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  42. FrincesEzra (talk) 13:33, 11 April 2022 (UTC)
  43. Spilltea (talk) 13:26, 7 June 2022 (UTC)

Board of Trustees and Officers, 2022-2023

Name of Trustee Position
Zyra Balmes Hila Board Chair
Juan Bautista H. Alegre President
Francis Charles Brioso Secretary
Ezra Carullo Treasurer
Marife Altabano Board Member

Advisors: Irvin P. Sto. Tomas, Butch Bustria

New Membership Structure

Membership Classification

Whereas: membership in PhilWiki Community is open to anyone who is committed to the objectives and aims of the organization and has genuine interest to be actively involved in its affairs; Whereas: anyone who wishes to formally join the organization may apply for membership; Whereas: anyone who wishes to participate voluntarily in the activities of the organization may list his or her name or username in the rooster of individuals interested in participating in its activities; it is hereby Resolved: that all members shall be classified according to their commitment to its affairs, as follows:

Regular Members

Resolved: that members in good standing are assigned with the descriptor "Regular", as in Regular Members.

  1. Joseph Villanueva Ciudadano
  2. Ralff Nestor Nácor
  3. Ramon Olano Jr.
  4. Maricon Opiana
  5. Glenda Perico-Brioso
  6. Francis Charles Brioso
  7. Marife Altabano
  8. Charrie Anne Nácor
  9. Zyra Balmes Hila
  10. Emz Cambaya Cernitchez
  11. John Ryan Lorca
  12. Roderick Suñaz Sumalinog
  13. Ezra Carullo
  14. Zenovia Mae Peconcillo Geconcillo
  15. Juan Bautista H. Alegre
  16. Maffeth Opiana
  17. Harold Gomez
  18. Maricris Fragata-Gomez
  19. Jeffrey Altares

(Regular Members as of 13 March 2022)

Associate Members

Resolved: that all members are assigned the descriptor "Associate", as in Associate Members pending the requirements for regular membership.

  1. Steven A. Fung - June 1, 2015
  2. John Paul Collantes - March 7, 2016
  3. Joseph Vincent Libot - May 1, 2019
  4. Marvin D. Aquino - May 5, 2019
  5. Vanj Padilla - August 3, 2019
  6. Harry King Avenido - March 8, 2020
  7. Israel Aves - April 19, 2021
  8. Abrham Gomez - April 19, 2021
  9. Mark Gil Gavarra - April 19, 2021
  10. Ray John Ubaldo - April 19, 2021
  11. Mark Anthony Ampongan - April 19, 2021
  12. Stefanie Imperial - May 5, 2021
  13. Norman Primavera - May 5, 2021
  14. Patrick Jonel Caparado - May 5, 2021
  15. Jeancel G. Cañares - May 30, 2021
  16. Dindy Deanne V. Orit - May 30, 2021
  17. Wenielyn G. Nilo - May 30, 2021
  18. Liza Lyn A. Villano - May 30, 2021
  19. John Mark Pelismino - May 30, 2021
  20. Oliver Magalog - May 30, 2021
  21. Herbert Kikoy - December 11, 2021
  22. Ruel Sta. Ana - December 11, 2021
  23. Bernardo Aguay Jr. - December 11, 2021

(Associate Members as of 13 March 2022)

Community Members

Resolved: that all members in the roster of individuals interested in participating in its activities who do not belong to categories of Regular or Associate membership are assigned with the descriptor "Community", as in Community Members.

  1. Filipinayzd (talk) 09:14, 6 July 2015 (UTC)
  2. Eduardo Canela, PhD. (talk) 09:14, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
  3. Sailesh Patnaik (talk) 17:00, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
  4. Ivyoutiful (talk) 14:36, 9 July 2015 (UTC)
  5. Nothing7898 (talk) 11:10, 10 July 2015 (UTC)
  6. Rinconada (talk) 11:45, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
  7. Katimawan2005 (talk) 15:30, 8 September 2015 (UTC)
  8. Elmer Nev Valenzuela (talk) 09:34, 22 January 2016 (UTC)
  9. Magbantay (talk) 10:34, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
  10. Korean Rail Fan (talk) 10:34, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
  11. Jordz (talk) 08:29, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
  12. Lsj (talk) 09:57, 4 January 2018 (UTC)
  13. Jeth888 (talk) 12:44, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
  14. Shenalyn2018 (talk) 09:57, 7 March 2018 (UTC)
  15. Bumbl loid (talk) 05:30, 6 May 2018 (UTC)
  16. Arius1998 (talk) 06:25, 30 May 2018 (UTC
  17. Tubanismo (talk) 13:29, 26 September 2018 (UTC)
  18. Ananth subray (talk) 14:01, 8 October 2018 (UTC)
  19. DearPaulPH (talk) 05:41, 9 April 2019 (UTC)
  20. Ukiraneis (talk) 15:07, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
  21. Iravillanueva (talk) 22:24, 24 October 2019 (UTC)
  22. MysteryMrHandsome (talk) 13:22, 7 November 2019 (UTC)
  23. Wakowako (talk) 07:36, 14 December 2019 (UTC)
  24. AugustSpiraling (talk) 02:30, 18 December 2019 (UTC)
  25. Julan Shirwod Nueva (talk) 13:11 26 June 2020 (UTC)
  26. Kurigo (talk) 12:34, 22 January 2021 (UTC)


Map of the Philippines showing the activity of the Philippine Wikimedia Community: location of members in green, and location of past outreach activities in lime green.

Updating of Membership Roster

Resolved: that the record on membership classification is updated every last day of the month, and shall be published on Meta.

(Resolution approved: 26 May, 2022)


Membership application

To formally join the organization, request a membership form at contact.philwikicommunity(_AT_)gmail.com.