PhilWiki Community/Reports/2022 Report

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Report of activities: 2022Edit

This page is the Annual Report of PhilWiki Community for the year 2022. It includes the activities of the organization from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022.

The Philippine Wikimedia Community User Group or PhilWiki Community was formed on 1 June 2015 to served as an organization of unaffiliated Wikipedians in the Philippines.


  • January 16 - Wiki Cuteness Association in the Philippines held a meetup in celebration of Wikipedia's 21 birthday. Mingming (a sleeping cat) was chosen as Wiki Cuteness PH mascot of 2022. A meet up of community members in Camarines Sur was also celebrated the occasion during its post year-end get-together.


  • February 1 - The month-long Wiki Loves Folklore 2022 in the Philippines campaign started.[1] The User Group promoted the international photography competition and organized a local editing campaign which focused on the country's rich cultural tradition.
  • February 2 - Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom was presented during the school-based In-service Training (InSeT) on February 2, 2022 at DepEd Minalabac District, Schools Division of Camarines Sur, Philippines. It was attended by more the 30 primary school teachers.
  • February 24 - Thru the Facebook page of Wiki Loves Folklore PH, it announced the new deadline for submissions of entries in the international photography contest, which is March 15, 2022.


  • March 5 - Launching of WikiGap Campaign in the Philippines was attended by junior and senior high school teachers at Tugawe Cove Cafe in Naga City, Philippines. Now on its 3rd year, the activity is being held in celebration of women's month with the goal to close the gender gap on the internet.
  • March 11-13 - Conducted the 3-day Training in Translation and Creative Writing for Teachers and Young Writers 2022 sponsored by Parasurat Bikolnon, Bikol High School for the Arts and Culture, and PhilWiki Community held on March 11-13, 2022 via Google Meet.
  • March 15 - A total of 18 contributors participated in Wiki Loves Folklore 2022 photography contest from the Philippines.[2] Here are some of the amazing entries:
  • March 19 - The 2022 Annual General Meeting was conducted with 13 out of 22 regular members were in attendance. The meeting was divided into two parts: presentations, and election of the new set of officers. Introduction to Wikipedia Translation Tool, Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom, WikiGap Philippines 2022, and Wiki Stickering Campaign were the topics discussed. It was immediatley followed with the awarding of certificates to partners, out-going officers, and participants in different past activities of PhilWiki Community.
The second part of the meeting was the election of the new set of board for 2022-2023. The program includes the checking of attendance, treasurer's report, president's report, presentation of candidates, voting, and annoucement of result. There were 8 members nominated during the nomination period namely Johnny Alegre, Zyra Hila, Frinces Ezra Carullo, Ralff Nestor Nacor, Maffeth Opiana, Francis Charles Brioso, Irvin Sto. Tomas, and Maricon Opiana. The candidates were given time to give their statements. Ralff was not present while Maffeth delined the nomination. With 6 candidates left, the casting of votes was done via Google Forms administered by Marife Altabano.
A total of 13 regular members were in attendance and all participated in the voting: Johnny Alegre, Jeffrey Altares, Marife Altabano, Leah Banastao-Sumalinog (proxy: Maffeth Opiana), Glenda Perico Brioso, Francis Charles Brioso, Frinces Ezra Carullo, Joseph Ciudadano, Maricris Fragata Gomez (proxy: Irvin Sto. Tomas), Zyra Hila, Maffeth Opiana, Maricon Opiana, and Irvin Sto. Tomas.
After the validation of votes, result was announced: Johnny Alegre with 9 votes (ELECTED), Francis Charles Brioso with 7 votes (ELECTED), Frinces Ezra Carullo with 6 votes, Zyra Hila with 10 votes (ELECTED), Maricon Opiana with 12 votes (ELECTED), and Irvin Sto. Tomas with 12 votes (ELECTED).