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Monday, September 6, 2010

Winners of Happy na, Birthday pa giveaway

This is the entry of Darwin Miranda Cayetano who asked the CSA in Science Discovery Center to post this greeting on their LED Screen. I was touched and flattered with his effort that’s why I’m giving him a special prize.

Before I announced the winners of my Happy na, Birthday pa giveaway, I would like to say thank you to the sponsor of the prizes: Unilab, Mr. Jesse Rebustillo of Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI) and Mapagbigay ka ba?

And of course, major major thanks also to all who gave time and effort to join this contest. I really had a hard time in choosing the winners. As in! If only I have enough prizes to give, I can come out with 10 winners. But I only got 5 prizes to give so to those who won’t win this time, I would like to invite you to join again in my upcoming promos/ contest. Some sponsors have already approached me for a tie-up and will post the contest in the near future.

Being a father to a 1-year old son, I can’t help but to be biased to entries featuring kids so I needed some help to be fair in choosing the winners. I consulted four other individuals to pick their top 3 out of the 49 entries that I received. I also took the suggestion to pick two (2) photos featuring adults and another pair featuring kids to level the playing field. Then I also decided to draw one winner via

So here are the four (4) runner-up winners who will each receive the following:

a. Giftpack from Unilab
b. Guyito stuffed toy from PDI
c. F & B World magazine (back issue) with a FREE recipe booklet inside
d. Sticky notepad and a pen

Winner no. 1 (c/o Rene del Rosario

Winner no. 2: Agnes DC

This is one of the first entries sent and has been a personal favorite since Day 1. It’s not everyday that you can make a big guy wear a party hat and pose with a white teddy and his chocolate cake. He must have been very very happy that day.

Winner no. 3: Ging Baarde Martirez

What I love in this photo more than the theme party is PIZZA which will forever have a place in my heart (and stomach, of course). It has been a tradition that my wife and I eat in a pizza parlor during our anniversary and birthday date since our first meal shared together as a couple is a box of slice of eight.

Winner no. 4: Josephine Soliman Gregorio

A baby in front of a birthday cake will always bring a priceless feeling to his parents. The photo seems simple but when you look at it a little longer, you can feel how proud and happy his dad and mom were while capturing this great moment on camera.

And the Grand Winner which will receive the following:

a. Php 2000 worth of Dental First GCs
b. Giftpack from Unilab
c. Guyito stuffed toy from PDI
c. F & B World magazine (back issue) with a FREE recipe booklet inside
d. Sticky notepad

(Drum rolls)...

Ronald Delima

The entry sender was just 2-years old in this photo. Look how happy he was with his Dad and birthday cake. His mom probably was the one taking the photo. Well during that time, the camera used here might still not have a self-timer option that’s why it’s only the two of them in the frame. What I’m actually trying to say is: this photo is a classic, literally and figuratively. We will forever be a our Dad’s little angel no matter what.

I also gave weight to Ronald’s effort to revisit his family photo album just to join the contest. Actually, I did the same thing after seeing his photo. Iba pa rin talaga ang mag-browse ng picture sa lumang photo album kesa digital album

To all the winners, that includes you Darwin, just leave your complete name and email address on the wall of Mapanghingi ka ba? FB fan page so I can send you the details on how to claim your prizes.

Again, congratulations to the winners and to all, thank you for sharing your photos, time and effort. ‘Till our next giveaway!


  1. Thanks for choosing my entry for your contest! Remember ko talaga yung moment na yun... mother ko kumuha ng photo tapos kasama ko si papa sa photo. Happy bday! :)

  2. Thank you very much for giving me the special prize...I appreciate it..

    happy birthday...

    darwin cayetano