WikiPilipinas: Past 10s

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In a country as diverse and colorful as the Philippines, even the ordinary becomes a unique spectacle. WikiPilipinas takes a look at the best and the worst of 2013 that shaped Philippine politics, entertainment, sports and culture.


Celebrity break-ups and make-ups are always interesting to know. Aside from their stories becoming an interesting gossip to talk about, stories about new relationships and break-ups remind people that celebrities are real people too who have feelings and emotions just like anyone. The following is a list of the Top Celebrity Break-ups and Hook-ups of 2013.

Google Philippines released the list of the Top 10 Most Searched Pinoy Personalities of 2013. The top personalities for the first half of 2013, from January to June, are:

The following is a list of 10 Top Grossing Independent Filipino films ranked according to its domestic grosses. The said list is finalized as of April 2013.

Christmas is a wonderful opportunity to give back to your loyal and trusted household helpers.  Here are some ways to make your Kasambahay’s Christmas special and worth remembering.

Google Philippines released the list of the Top 10 Most Searched Dining Spots in the Philippines. The top dining spots for the first half of 2013 are:


WikiPinoy of the Year

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For the past six years, WikiPilipinas.org, the Philippines' premier online encyclopedia, has been awarding the WikiPinoy of the Year title to the person or group of people who has empowered the public by providing open information and in-depth insights into the more significant issues affecting the country today.

A WikiPinoy does more than information and knowledge sharing. A WikiPinoy's output is research-driven, meaning, he or she does not just present the facts as is, but probes beneath the surface of each story and inspires people to be knowledge sharers as well. For a WikiPinoy, knowledge sharing goes beyond the comfortable seat of his or her office desk—he or she is proactive.The WikiPinoy of the Year nominees were chosen by the editorial board and staff of WikiPilipinas.


The 2013 WikiPinoy of the Year is Naderev “Yeb” Madla Saño, a Filipino climate change commissioner, environmentalist, philosopher, nature lover, and peace activitist. He is the chief negotiator in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). He serves as the Chair of the UNFCCC’s Long Term Finance Work Programme. Saño is the leader of the 50-strong Philippines delegation at the United Nations (UN) climate talks in Warsaw, Poland. He is currently in the limelight after he made an emotional speech in front of 190 countries. He linked man-made climate change to typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) which endangered Leyte and Samar provinces, as well as other parts of Eastern Visayas. He broke down in tears and declared that he would fast until the UN talks produced results. He urged governments' meeting in Poland to take emergency action to resolve the deadlocked climate talks. ...read more


Runners-up are:



Stories of the Year

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Netizens are abuzz over videos shared over social networking sites. Parokya ni Edgar vocalist Chito Miranda and his girlfriend Star Circle Quest (SCQ) finalist, Neri Naig were shown in a video engaging in steamy sex. Another video of the couple surfaced two months after. According to the couple, a hard drive which contains their videos was stolen from their house. Miranda announced towards the end of the year that he was marrying Naig.

The sex video of Eat Bulaga host Wally Bayola and EB Babe Yosh Rivera also went viral. Netizens, who were able to watch the video, took to social networking sites and expressed their feelings. Some said that Yosh is in trouble since Wally is married and has five children. Others said that Bayola is old enough to be her father. Both have not appeared in the daily noontime show since the scandal broke out.


The other top stories for the year 2013, as compiled by WikiPilipinas, include the Zamboanga Crisis; 10 billion pork barrel scam; Supertyphoon Yolanda; Cebu, Bohol quake; HK sanctions PH; 2013 Elections; and the First Pinoy astronaut, among others.