Only a few dared to answer the question which still does not mean I had an easy time choosing the winner. First, I would like to thank all those who joined the contest and also those who showered me with kind words for the 1st birthday of this contest blog.
I would like to give a special mention to the following entry senders who almost got my nod until the best entry came:
1. Mapanghingi Nga Ba Ako? by Ronald De Lima who sums it up with "Kaya, hindi masama humingi. Hindi nakakahiyang sabihin na umaasa pa tayo na makakuha ng mas-maganda. Humihingi tayo dahil kailangan natin Siya."
2. Mapanghingi ka ba? by Melandria Romero who is also a believer of St. Anthony of Padua. Just like her, I often asked for His help every time I lost something or I long for anything. That's why I named my first son Charles Antony after him. Like Melandria, our child came after a failed pregnancy. Indeed, we should not loose hope after every fall. Just keep the faith alive and soon you'll be blessed. That should be the motto of every certified Mapanghingi.
3. Sino ang Mapanghingi? by Rolly Nuñez who I can relate with. He said, "Mapanghingi ako sa aking mga kaibigan upang magwagi sa mga "online contest." Mapanghingi ako ng tulog sa kaibigan ko kapag ako ay may problema. Si Jaziel, siya ang pinakamalapit kong kaibigan na hiningingan ko ng tulong. Isa siyang kapatid, kasambahay, kapamilya, at kapuso. Malapit sa aking puso, itinuturing na pamilya, at aking minamahal."
Actually, I was already playing iniminiminimo among the three entries until I got an entry via Mapanghingi ka ba? FB fan page with an amusing and cool video. For his effort to come up with an MTV to show the Mapanghingi side in him, I would like to congratulate Mov'z Gonzales for winning Mapanghingi ka ba? 1st Anniversary Giveaway! Please send me an email at astig316 <@)> yahoo
Mov's declared, "Mapanghingi ba ako? Siguro? Oo? Kung willing namang ibigay at libre ang isang bagay bakit hindi mo hingin. Sa mundo natin ngayon, lahat ng bagay may katapat na halaga kaya kung may pagkakataon tayong makakuha ng libre bakit hindi natin subukan huwag lang sosobrahan dahil ang lahat ng sobra alam naman... natin kung minsan nakakasama. isa akong certified na mapanghingi."
Well said, bro. Now, here is his winning entry: