Winners of the Globe Tatt Awards 2011 – Awards Night

When in Manila, it was indeed a night of greatness – Globe’s way of honoring different individuals and groups who have influenced and shaped the way we think now. The Rigodon Ballroom of the Peninsula Manila was filled with a great crowd last Friday night – writers, bands, media personalities, and citizen journalists alike – and it was awe inspiring just to see how much influential people we have locally.

 

 

A lively act from Giniling Festival opened the night

 

 

ArJohn Gilbert

YouTube sensation ArJohn Gilbert

 

 

Tim Yap and Divine Lee

@iamtimyap and tatt trending personality, @DivinemLee

 

 

The event was hosted by the great tandem of Tim Yap and Becky Queen, Divine Lee. Tim admitted that he didn’t even know how to start a computer back then, and that he actually swore to “be the last person you can contact via landline.” (that from someone who has nearly half a million followers on Twitter)

Ms Maria Ressa

Ms. Maria Ressa has never failed with her talks. She discussed how powerful the internet is, and how we can make it work for everyone. She said that “the internet creates a second layer of reality, yanking and making things happen in the real world.” A true geek at heart, she ended her speech with, “May the force be with you”.

 

The long wait is over! After more than 500 nominees and two weeks, Globe Tattoo has finally announced  the who’s who of our social media scene.

 

 

The Professional Heckler and Word Slayer - Loi Reyes Landicho
The Word Slayer – The Professional Heckler, Mr. Loi Reyes Landicho of professionalheckler.wordpress.com

 

 

Mikey Bustos
Video Slinger – Mikey Bustos of youtube.com/MikeyBustosVideos

 

 

Jin Joson

The Artiste – Jin Joson of jinjoson.com

 

 

Elizabeth Angsioco

The Advocate – Elizabeth Angsioco of dswp.org.ph

 

 

Up Dharma Down

The Indie Rocker – Up Dharma Down of updharmadown.com

 

 

Laureen Uy

Stylisimo – Laureen Uy of breakmystyle.com

 

 

Ball Breaker
Mommy Ball Breaker Ligaya Salonga received the award for Lea Salonga

Ball Breaker – Lea Salonga of twitter.com/MsLeaSalonga

 

 

Side note: Ms. Maria Ressa got the spoiler award because she announced the winner as soon as she got on stage, forgetting to tell who the nominees were first. The crowd went dead air silent for a bit, which was followed by cheering. LOL. She’s so funny!

 

 

 Marc Macanas

Tech Junkie – Mark Macanas of techpinas.com

Filipino Freethinkers

The One – Filipino Freethinkers of filipinofreethinkers.org

Other winners of the Globe Tatt Awards 2011 were #ThoughtMovers – Bianca Gonzales of twitter.com/iamsuperbianca

Maria Aragon

The night ended with a performance from YouTube sensation, Maria Aragon

 

 

 We were all in awe of the winners. Personally, I commend them for creating online revolutions, and I thank this era for making that possible. Everyone who has access to the internet can now possibly create something viral and influential. News doesn’t have to wait ‘til the following day, and making news can be done in a few clicks. Like what Ms. Ressa said, everyone can be citizen journalists.

Winners of the Tatt Awards 2011

When in Manila, have you asked yourself how you can make a difference through the internet? Congratulations to the Winners of the Globe Tatt Awards 2011 – Awards Night

Some photos taken by Frank Ruaya






Related Stories