SINAG: Sun Life's Financial Literacy Digital Journalism Awards

It was an afternoon filled with gaiety, food, and goodwill to men. 

I arrived at the Manila Polo Club for the Sinag awarding ceremony at exactly 11:30 AM. I initially wanted to take mass transportation (just to show that I practice what I preach) but was thankful that I didn't once I arrived at the venue and realized what a long walk it would've been from the gate of the Manila Polo Club.

Sinag is Sun Life's Financial Literacy Digital Journalism Awards. It is part of Sun Life's advocacy to make every Filipino financially literate. 

I'm happy that I got to meet big names in the personal finance industry like Randell Tiongson and Fiitz Villafuerte (I was actually starstruck). I also met fellow personal finance bloggers like Lianne Martha Laroya of Most of them are already RFPs (Registered Financial Planner) and even have their own books. I think I was the only one with a day job.

The first runner-up was Noem Lardizabal-Dado (, and this blog was the second runner-up. The winner was Rose Fres Fausto ( 

I didn't really expect to win anything because this blog isn't even dedicated to personal finance and I don't even have my own domain name. The truth is, I only began blogging about personal finance topics a few months ago. Though personal finance is one my great passions in life, I have always thought that other blogs are already doing a good job of spreading financial awareness. Recently however, I realized that there are some personal finance topics which are not covered by newbie friendly articles. If you wish to read the personal finance articles that I've written, just click here.

Familiar names in the print media like Doris Dumlao of Inquirer were also awarded in a different category.

Below are some photos from the Sinag awarding ceremony. Just click on the photo if you wish to make it bigger.

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