Grateful Heart: Recognition for The Coffee Chic

True happiness means doing something that you love and seeing people appreciate what you do. Indeed, the best things in life are free. 

There is another reason for The Coffee Chic to celebrate and to be happy about. In the recently concluded Mindanao Blog Awards last October 26, 2013 held at The Eagle's Bar of Marco Polo Hotel, I received three awards namely Best Personal Blog 2013, Social Media Movers of 2013 and Davao Blogger of the Year. The event aims to recognize the best blogs from Mindanao, of Mindanao, by Mindanaoans.

Excerpts from the official site of Mindanao Blog Awards 2013:

The Best Personal Blog is the blog that best exemplifies a person’s online diary or journal of his/her musings, thoughts, and experiences. It can be about any topic highlighting the opinions, experiences, insights, and personal point of view of the blogger.

Social Media Movers of 2013: Top 5 Mindanao Bloggers who have been significant social media influencers from January 2013 – July 2013.

Davao Blogger of the Year: The Best Blogger from Davao as determined by his peers in Davao Bloggers Society.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the organizers and sponsors of the Mindanao Blog Awards 2013. Thank you to all of you for making the event possible. It was nice meeting fellow bloggers from the different parts of Mindanao. Thank you also to the members of the Davao Bloggers Society for nominating me in the different categories and most importantly, for voting for me during the final round. Thank you to all the judges for believing that I have what it takes to win the said awards.

Read also: Extraordinary Love for Blogging (Best Personal Blog and Davao Blogger of the Year in Davao Blog Awards 2012)

Read also: The Coffee Chic Receives Tatt Triple Threat Award 

Mindanao Blog Awards Winners

Main Category:

Best Advocacy Blog 2013: Naprey Almario of Behind the Rolling Chair
Best Beauty Blog 2013: Julz Tolentino of As Told by Julz
Best Business, Finance and Career Blog 2013: Remo Aguilar of The Orthopedic Logbook
Best Fashion Blog 2013: Cheyser Pedregosa of The Walking Recessionista
Best Food Blog 2013: Gio Mangaya-ay of Hungry Giant
Best Gateway and Community Blog 2013: Leah and Chito de Castro of Davao Base
Best Hobbies and Recreation Blog 2013: Floraine Balgos of Not Your Everyday Reader
Best Home and Parenting Blog 2013: Floraine Balgos of My Happy Beginnings
Best Lifestyle Blog 2013: Maria Irene Aserios of Mindanaoan
Best Literature Arts and Culture Blog 2013: Gloryrose and Glorypearl Dy of Switotwins Digital Storytelling
Best Personal Blog 2013: Algene Cutamora of The Coffee Chic
Best Photo Blog 2013:  Van Almeria of The Walking Eyes
Best Technology Blog 2013: Arjay Legere of The Gamedok Chronicles
Best Travel Blog 2013: Olan Embuscado of The Travel Teller

Special Awards Category:

Bukidnon Blogger of the Year: Reina Aserios
Cagayan de Oro Blogger of the Year: Vic Marion Madriaga
Davao Blogger of the Year: Algene Cutamora
Iligan Blogger of the Year: Lisa Marie Mirasol
Soccsksargen Blogger of the Year: Reynard Navarro
Zamboanga City Blogger of the Year: Filipinas Rojo
Mindanao Blogger of the Year: Maria Irene Aserios

Best Breakthrough Blogs

Bisdak to the Boondocks by Rex Godinez Ortega
Bukidnon Voice by Emil Cid
Discover Davao Philippines by Julius Juarez
Eat. Pray. Get Drunk. By Edward Ragpala
I Love Davao by Glen Santillan
Kisisha by Kezia Marie Medina
My Teenage Kid and Me by Vanessa and DanaeaMabini
Project Happiness by KerslynNierva
The Fluffy Me by ArjayLegere

Best Social Media Movers

Rovie Aguilar
Lisa Marie Mirasol

Best Photo Blog Post: Aerial Views of Zamboanga: Before (2005) and After (2012)! By Filipinas Rojo
Best Video Blog Post: The Little Boy by Gloryrose and GlorypealDy
Best Blog Post of the Year: Joys of Teaching by Leah de Castro
Best Blog Design: Markable by Mark Glenn Cabrera


  1. Congratulations for the better enjoy the moment and go on with what you think's right for your online endeavors.

  2. Wow! Congratulations, Algene! Congrats to all the winners too and of course, to the organizers of Mindanao Blog Awards! :)

  3. Congrats for winning best personal blog. You truly deserve it. =)

  4. Wow!! Congratulations to you!!! More power to you and your blog.. :)

  5. Wow! Congrats :) for winning :)

  6. Congratulations! Ikaw na ang naghakot pamasko! :D

    Bitaw, keep doing what you do best and that is to make your readers have a good time reading your blog posts. Bag more awards next year! hehe! :D

  7. It's elating being recognized by the blogging community.
    You will be more inspired to blog more.

  8. Hardwork! It pays :) Congratulations and don't overdose yourself with caffeine ;) (Kidding) I notice that you have a very huge fanbase on Facebook! Coool ;)

  9. Wow! Congratulations and just continue on whatever it is that you are doing because people are loving you for that.

  10. Wow Algene! So proud of you! congratulations! well-deserved :)

  11. Congrats on your win! Glad to see bloggers being recognized in their own fields! :D

  12. Wow congratulations! :) How many times has this awards and recognition going? More power to your writing!

  13. Congrats on all your award. It's really nice that your efforts are well appreciated.

  14. congrats to you! am so happy many filipinas are making it:)

  15. Just to be nominated for a category is a great achievement na, how much more winning an award. Congrats Algene, saludo ako sa iyo.

  16. Congratulations to you and to all the winners! I guess you really deserve to win for your nice and informative blog.

  17. Oh wow! Best Personal Blog 2013, Social Media Movers of 2013 and Davao Blogger of the Year??? THESE ARE HUGE!!! Congratulations! Filipino Bloggers Worldwide is so proud of you, Algene. Way to go! :)

  18. CONGRATULATIONS Algene. Keep us inspired with your beautiful stories. :)

  19. I was curious about some of the popular blogs in Mindanao. And thinking that the blogs mentioned here were winners because they were deserving. Will definitely love to navigate each. Thanks for this, and by the way, nice and clean website Algene! More power! :)


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